Historic Homes Palm Beach

If you are interested in buying or selling a historic home in Palm Beach,
You have come to the right place.

Please meet: Rhonda Shoumate 561-628-3525
and Rachele Scholes 561-635-4254

Or you can visit Rachele's web site at:


Valore Group Real Estate - Palm Beach

Valore Group Real Estate is the Luxury Division of the Keyes Company.

Flamingo Park property owner Rachele Scholes is a Historic Home Specialist. Having renovated several historic properties in the past 3 decades, including her home in Palm Beach. Rachele was formerly a News Reporter at a local TV Station as well as the Owner & Founder of her own Marketing Business. 


Broker Associate Rhonda Shoumate brings her experience as a former Manager at her husband's General Contracting Business as well as her Father-in-Law's Architectural office on the Isle of Palm Beach.  Many of the historic homes designed by her Father-in-Law, Belford Shoumate are now housed in the Library at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. In addition to Real Estate, Rhonda finds time to assist as one of the School Marms at the Preservation Foundation's  Little Red Schoolhouse (1st Schoolhouse in PB County).

Here they are talking about Real Estate

 How Do You Properly Stage Your Historic Home If You are Selling It!

 Selling your Home?
The Importance of Pricing your Listing Right, The First Time!

What Makes a Historic Home?

Not all old structures are worthy of the landmark status. A building must have an important historical association, or be an outstanding example of architectural design, or the significant work of a notable architect or master craftsman.

Here is more about the Historic Home Preservation Program:

In 1979, in an effort to combat the loss of the Town of Palm Beach’s historic resources, the Town Council adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance was to study and protect Palm Beach’s most significant architectural achievements, ensuring that the heritage of Palm Beach would not be lost for future generations.

Here is a list of the Town Council's most recent preservation activities:
Historical ordinances for historical homes in Palm Beach 2015

This is kind of Fun: How Many Historical Landmarks got their names:

  Rhonda talks about the satisfaction that comes with being a good buyer's agent.

On this page we will highlight some of the best Historic neighborhoods to consider.
If you are already living these neighborhoods,
Rhonda and Rachele would be happy to give you a free market evaluation of your home.

If you are considering purchasing a historic home in Palm Beach, Call Rhonda or Rachele and they will send you the current MLS listings that are available.

Historic Homes Palm Beach

Historic Homes in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is fortunate enough to enjoy an abundance of beautiful historical areas. The region includes 16 locally-designated historic districts, nine of which have earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Each of the City’s historic districts have their own distinct character. El Cid, Flamingo Park, and Northwood, Prospect Park are some of the more notable historic neighborhoods. Many of the homes built in the 1920's have their own unique charm and character, and no two are alike. Many have been restored to their original glory, and offer a pride in ownership that comes with owning not just a home, but also a piece of history.

Flamingo Park - Once a pineapple plantation, Flamingo Park is comprised of single family homes built starting in the 1920s. Homes are a mix of Mediterranean style, classical Spanish, and modern styles. Features include hardwood flooring, Mexican tile , fireplaces, beautiful staircases, french doors, open balconies, garden views, swimming pools and more. You will not find ocean front but you will find ocean view. Flamingo Park is centrally located near a wide array of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and beaches.

El Cid - Also with origins as a pineapple plantation in the 1800's the El Cid community was developed by Pittsburgh socialite Jay Phipps. El Cid is one of West Palm Beach's finest communities. Running along Flagler Drive, with classic views of the Isle of Palm Beach. Truly unique.In 1995 El Cid was placed on the national registrar of historic places.

Southland Park / Prospect Park - Southland Park
in West Palm Beach features 762 homes that range from 1,200 square feet to 4,600 square feet. These homes are designed by renowned architect Adison Mizner. Southland Park is in close proximity to City Place and downtown West Palm Bach where there are endless dining and shopping opportunities. Prospect Park was styled after Brooklyn's Prospect park neighborhood.Take a quick hop skip and a jump and you are back on Palm Beach.The neighborhood features smaller homes in a Mediterranean style flavor. Very popular with local historic home enthusiasts and second home investors from up North. Many of these homes were developed between 1920 and 1935 and officially became a historic homes district in Palm Beach county in 1993. This is a never ending topic and if you want to learn more you may want to check out the Historic Homes blog provided by the Palm Beach Post.

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