Explore the Impeccable Details of Vera Wang's Former Villa

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In Palm Beach, Fla., the decadent villa once owned by fashion mogul Vera Wang is being quietly shopped around with an undisclosed price tag. Wang, who inherited the faux Mediterranean sprawl from her business bigwig father, listed the manse back in 2008 for $19M, and ultimately sold it to its current buyer. She told the Journal that the place was "just too much to handle. And I travel a great deal for business," though perhaps she was just yearning for more modernist pastures; after all, this detail-laden villa, designed in 1923 by noted resort architect Addison Mizner, is totally unlike the sexy glass estate Wang ultimately snatched up in Beverly Hills.

Anyway, the 18,000-square-foot house, which Papa Wang bought in 1996 for $4.75M, boasts 175 feet of ocean frontage, a pool, eight bedrooms, a guest house, and dozens of stunning details, including parquet hardwood and terra cotta floors, original hand-painted coffered ceilings, and six large fireplaces. "To me, [Mizner] did 'Spanish lite.' His whimsical style was never as heavy as the castles in Spain. He always adapted that sense of romance," Wang once told the Palm Beach Daily News. See it all in the gallery above.

· 640 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fla. [Linda A. Gary Real Estate via Homes of the Rich]
· All Vera Wang coverage [Curbed National]

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