Lost Tree Village

New construction in Palm Beach, FL

This new house sits on a corner lot at a very prominent intersection just one street away from the ocean in the lake-to-oceanfront gated community of Lost Tree Village, Florida. Noted society architect John Volk was part of the development team that founded this community. The majority of the homes in Lost Tree Village were built in the 1950s, and many are currently being replaced with larger homes. Following this recent trend, this two-story residence replaces a one-story home built in the 1970s.

The architecture of the house is an exercise in the Anglo-Caribbean mode and relies heavily on the study and implementation of appropriate precedents. Despite its formality in some respects, the overall character of the house is fairly relaxed, which affords the owners an escape from their busy, cosmopolitan lives in Washington D.C. and New York. 

Lost Tree Village


Anglo-Caribbean House
Molding Detail
Lost Tree Village First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The house is sited diagonally on the acute-angled corner of a street intersection, with two curb cuts for access to the motor court. The main block and two dependencies (garage to the right and guest house to the left) are linked to the main house with breezeways. The arrangement of these parts forms a welcoming entry courtyard, adorned with gardens and fountains that flank the main walkway toward the entry portico.

Lost Tree Village Arbor Detail Veranda
Veranda Arbor Detail
Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Designing new and reimagining
old houses and estates for 30 years.