January 16, 2021


Specialists in home design

Re-do of Palm Beach’s second-oldest residence wins preservation award

December generally brings with it a celebration of architectural stewardship, as the  Preservation Foundation of Palm Seashore presents its highest award to honor the historic preservation of a considerable estate or public house in city.

But as with so many traditions this calendar year, the coronavirus pandemic tossed a disruptive wrench into the nonprofit group’s plans to present its 32nd yearly Robert I. Ballinger Award.

Organizers canceled the once-a-year December awards luncheon at The Breakers,  and now have postponed right up until March a rescheduled Jan. 14 by-invitation-only gathering at the landmarked residence that has earned this year’s honor.

And that would be Duck’s Nest, the second-oldest home in Palm Beach front and a reminder of Palm Beach’s pioneer times.

Developed in 1891 and expanded more than the many years on its North Conclude lakefront site, the home at 303 Maddock Way was recently restored and renovated by its entrepreneurs, Julie and Brian Simmons, a personal-equity professional.