This rambling 10,914 square foot neoclassical oceanfront estate listed for $32 million has many trappings of old world posh living that one might expect in an Edith Wharton novel or even across the pond at, say, Downton Abbey. It's that very pond that the house has a view of, situated on oceanfront land, atop the natural bluff that allows sweeping atlantic views as well as, on the other side, a grand stair that descends from the 'chic oval' pool and viewing gallery to the tennis court, on lower ground.
Other amenities include a decorative tent in the garden, millwork imported from France, a breakfast room, a library, one of those "garden rooms" that have fake trellis work and are meant to feel outside but really be inside. The house is on 1.4 acres, has six principle bedrooms, two staff rooms, and like any Palm Beach mansion a separate service drive so one can stay nicely separated from one's help.
· Oceanfront Estate [Sotheby's International Realty]