Where do presidents go when they crave sunshine and warmer temps? Palm Beach, Florida,  of course. This week we center on a historic, Palm Beach treasure that is riddled with presidential lure. And for the first time in 50 years, it could be yours to the tune of $21.9 million.

Located at the heart of Palm Beach on a prime residential lot is what the locals call, “The First Winter White House,” also known as Southways. Originally built in 1920, the Beaux Arts mansion has played home and host to an array of high-profile guests. Among these a number of United States Presidents, including President Warren G. Harding.

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Sawtooth design maximizes views in all units.

In a city of celebrity, glitz, and glamour, an exceptional newcomer is creating quite a buzz. Dubbed simply “3550,” as in 3550 S. Ocean Blvd, this Palm Beach stunner is a 30-unit, gleaming glass masterpiece.  SecondShelters.com recently caught up to premier Palm Beach real estate broker John Abdelsayed of Trends Realty. “This is the first new tower in Palm Beach in more than a decade.  (The) 3550 has everything you expect from Palm Beach.”

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Cary Grant

Cary Grant called this Palm Springs, California, compound “Villa Paradiso” for good reason.

He called it “Villa Paradiso,” and the pool house at this eight-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 15,000-square-foot compound in Palm Springs, was designed just for Cary Grant, who was just one of several old Hollywood royalty to vacation at the lush abode.

According to listing agent Marc Lange with Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, the nearly four-acre compound sits in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, and has everything — an amazing backstory, hundreds of trees, well-manicured grounds, and “the most commanding panoramic mountain views in the entire desert.” (more…)