Historic home in Palm Beach’s Regents Park to be raised 2 feet as part of makeover

A lakefront home in one of Palm Beach’s designated residential historic districts is getting a major facelift. 

Exterior and interior renovations are planned for the 7,300-square-foot Palm Beach Regency-style home in Regents Park, which is immediately south of Mar-a-Lago.

The home, at 500 Regents Park, also will be raised by about 2 feet to comply with town regulations, architect Jackie Albarran said.

Plans for the renovations were presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Wednesday.

“This is mostly restoration,” said Albarran, a Commission member and architect with SKA Architect + Planner in Palm Beach. “It’s not in great shape, especially on the north and south side. It still has window units. We’re planning to restore it to its original drawings.”