Tear-down trend resumes in West Palm Beach’s SoSo neighborhood

151 Seville Road in West Palm Beach. Photo by Jeff Ostrowski/The Palm Beach Post.

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.

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