With his wife, Meira, Justin Besikof carried out an extensive renovation to help preserve the “long-term integrity” of a 1937 house at 360 Seaspray Ave. Like many other out-of-staters during the coronavirus pandemic, Justin and Meira Besikof of Wayzata, Minnesota, came to Palm Beach — and then stayed.
From the archives:Board urged to protect Monterey-style home designed by Gustav Maass at 360 Seaspray Ave. “We also added (impact-resistant) windows and doors, converted the fireplace to gas and made numerous interior cosmetic updates,” he says.
Justin, who owns Madeira Partners LLC, a merger and acquisition advisory company, used his time in Palm Beach for another project, as well. Affiliated with Linda R. Olsson Inc., Realtor, Justin has listed the couple’s house at 360 Seaspray Ave. — with four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths and 3,331 square feet of living space, inside and out — for $12.5 million.
A report prepared as part of the landmarking process noted the fire’s damage to the home’s interior but mentioned that many exterior features survived, including the “significant cantilevered porch and original metal railing.” Upstairs, two guest-bedroom suites open to the balcony fronting the home, while the main bedroom overlooks the pool, patio and gardens. The property is on one of Palm Beach’s famous “sea streets” — the others being adjacent Seaview and Seabreeze avenues — in one of the oldest platted neighborhoods in town. “You are immediately off the middle (Royal Park) Bridge on a charming historic street, near the Lake Trail, The Breakers, Worth Avenue and the beach.”