With deep roots in New York City, noted construction firm Sciame (which has overseen projects at Columbia University, the Guggenheim Museum and the New York Public Library for 40 years) recently launched Sciame Homes in Palm Beach as a builder for turnkey and custom properties. Taking care of all aspects of the construction process, including the management of landscape and outdoor design, Sciame Homes has set out to introduce an innovative approach to living spaces, giving each bedroom its own private terrace with pool or garden views.
“What we have found is that while high-end residential builders here know how to deliver a quality project, they seem to struggle with budget, cost control and schedule,” says Andrew Sciame, the brand’s Palm Beach president. Homes are in the $5 to $6 million range, and so far 11 projects have been completed (including a five-bedroom British Colonial on Angler Avenue and a four-bedroom on Plantation Road on the North End).
Between the discerning clientele and the town’s strict building regulations, managing and overseeing each operation is a highly sophisticated process. Adds Sciame: “Translating our rigorous commercial construction approach to the residential arena ensures a flawless synchronization of on-time and on-budget project completion.”