During the housing bubble, McMansions began replacing starter homes in West Palm Beach’s South of Southern neighborhood. The tear-down trend halted during the crash, but it’s back with a vengeance.
Among the new breed of houses, prices rise as high as $2 million — for properties not on the water or on Flagler Drive. Some examples:
- 146 Seville Road. This freshly built 5,300-square-foot house is asking $1.995 million.
- 151 Seville Road. Also newly completed, this 5,200-square-foot spread comes with an asking price of $1.975 million.
- 201 Santa Lucia Drive. This 2,500-square-foot house includes green features such as solar panels and rain barrels. Asking price: $1.595 million.
- 234 Gregory Road. Not technically a teardown, this is a renovation of a 1950s home. Asking price: $975,000.