Thursday, April 12, 2012

'Vizcaya' Interiors Part 2

Part 2 of the accompanying interiors to 'Vizcaya', the James Deering estate designed by F. Burrall Hoffman Jr. between 1914 and 1923 in Miami, Florida, with landscaping by Diego Suarez. Click HERE for more on 'Vizcaya' and HERE for Part 1.

Photos from Architectural Review, 1917.


archibuff said...

Jeez, still no comments? Well much was already mentioned in the prior 3 posts, but I will provide a few more. Stupendous, superb, magnificent, glorious, overwhelmingly beautiful and one of the best, if not the best examples of a perfect house, a perfect setting, a perfect landscape and a fabulously wealthy owner with a seemingly unlimited desire to create a bit of heaven on earth. Very little else can compare.

Ornate Ceilings and Walls said...

How to describe with words the feeling these photos generate. It truly is an amazing and beautiful building. It is on my list of places to see before I depart this planet. Thank you for sharing this wonderful glimpse of days when style truly was style.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh, all right, I'll comment just so archibuff won't be lonely. The second floor breakfast room, with windows that slide into the walls, making of the room a loggia, is one of my favorite rooms anywhere. Back in the days that the windows still could be opened, the murals blurred the distinction between indoors and out

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Anonymous said...

The finest house and garden ever created in America.
Stanford White and his cronies couldn't touch this! Nor could Carrere and Hastings. Hoffman and Trumbauer were the two greatest architects of this era.
Thank you for sharing these glorious pictures!!