Palm Seashore architecture board says structure for 756 Hello Mount Rd way too huge

At its most recent meeting, the Architectural Commission questioned the scale of this Italian-style house designed for an extraordinarily high lakeside lot facing the Lake Trail at 756 Hi Mount Road. [Rendering courtesy Town of Palm Beach]

The concept behind the layout of a new custom household planned for 756 Hi Mount Road — on 1 of the best details in Palm Beach — was to recall a villa on a Lombardy hillside, perhaps overlooking Lake Como, in accordance to its architect.

“It’s extremely Italian,” Ken Tate of Ken Tate Architect not too long ago explained to the Architectural Commission about the dwelling prepared for the North Finish site overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

The house — with its tiled roofs, outside terraces and two sets of split stairways main down to the seawall — was envisioned to seem as while it were being “cascading down the hill,” Tate explained.

The lot has about a 26-foot drop from the roadway down to the Lake Trail, commissioners ended up explained to in the course of their Sept. 23 conference, which was held practically on the Zoom Webinar system.