On the market: Ground-floor condo at 2660. S. Ocean Blvd., No. 106-S, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-baths, is listed for $2.3 million.

Renovated unit, just south of Par 3 Golf Course, listed at $2.3 million

Palm Beach weekenders Daniel and Amie Stern of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., have decided it’s time to upsize from their vacation condominium, which they have owned for a dozen years, to a house.

Their renovated condo is in Beach Point on the island’s South End, and they chose No. 106-S because of its location on the ground floor: They could walk out their door and be on the beach within a few steps, Daniel Stern says.

And although real estate agents often tout “location, location, location,” in the Sterns’ case the town wasn’t nearly as important as the site.

“We looked at places in Delray (Beach), Fort Lauderdale, North Miami and Jupiter. It was about this particular unit, rather than it being in Palm Beach, which landed us here,” Daniel Stern says. “I like to surf and bike, so the fact that I could walk right outside with my surfboard or bike was a massive benefit.”

Another benefit? It’s a corner unit with a southeast exposure, he says with a simple statement: “I like the sun.”

That’s still a truism; but needs change.

“We are looking for a house,” he explains. “We have children and we are optimistically thinking that we will have grandchildren in the coming years. We want to be ready for that.”

So he and his wife have listed their two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit — with 2,437 square feet of living space, inside and out, with agent Kathryn Badal of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who has priced it at $2.3 million. The furniture is available separately.

The foyer flows into a reception area, which stands adjacent to the kitchen and opens to the great room due east. A hallway off this central area leads to the guest bedroom suite, which has glass sliders that open to the south extension of the wraparound lanai. A second hallway leads to the master suite, with south and east walls of glass sliders that open to the lanai. Off the foyer is a storage area.

The great room comprises the dining area and two seating areas, one of which has built-in cabinetry that can serve as a bar and incorporates wine coolers. This space has an entire wall of sliding-glass doors that open to the lanai to the east.

The Sterns' unit is in the southernmost of Beach Point's three buildings, each with seven stories. Completed in 1979, the development encompasses 10 acres fronting the ocean, a block or so south of the Par 3 Golf Course. On the other side of the coastal road is a stretch of uninterrupted lakefront.

The Sterns completely redid the unit shortly after they bought it and have continued to add upgrades.

“Originally, its construction was out of the late 1970s, with wood walls, old floors, original appliances and a wall dividing the kitchen from the main room. We completely remodeled it,” Stern says.

They worked with D.A. Kellman Custom Homes of West Palm Beach. Among the projects was adding impact-resistant glass. Two years ago, the floors were replaced with tiles resembling bleached wood in the main areas, while the bedrooms are carpeted. New air-conditioning was installed last year.

“We were always updating,” Daniel says.

The kitchen features cherry cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. The counters and the backsplash are marble. Bathrooms are appointed in marble and limestone.

Beach Point’s community amenities include a pool, poolside cabanas, three Har-Tru tennis courts, garage parking, a fitness center and 24-hour door staff. The development is pet friendly.

“The amenities were all bonuses for us,” Daniel Stern says. “We love this area, and the beach is very private.

“It’s unique, a condo that works like a house directly on the ocean in Palm Beach, but at a fraction of the cost of homes on the ocean. We won’t be able to duplicate that. I’ll miss the ocean, and my wife will miss the views.”