Monday, February 17, 2020

Out of the Jurisdiction: Vizcaya II

Like many wealthy people in the "Golden Age," James Deering -- the owner of Vizcaya -- was enamored of European style and arts.  His architect incorporated Italian Renaissance styles, and he collected whole rooms in Europe to incorporate into Vizcaya.

Deering welcomed business visitors in his office.

The ceiling is from a European castle.  The chandelier is Venetian.

Deering was an avid sailor.  Images of caravelles are incorporated in the house's decor.

Deering had different craftsmen make each chair, so they are similar but each is different.

The organ has a panel behind it to hide the pipes.

A beautiful ceiling.

And, colored glass panes afford a look into the gardens, which will be visited tomorrow.


Barbara Rogers said...

How very ornate. It reminds me of other Florida villas, like the one in Sarasota (Ringling comes to mind but might be wrong...)

RedPat said...

It is amazing, Jack! I have never heard of it before.

Sharon said...

Wow, I feel like I'm back in Italy touring one of those expansive villas.

Taken For Granted said...

What a lush interior. I was impressed by Deering's shaving mirror and razor. Shaving looked painful back then despite great wealth. Fun seeing your photos of this house.

Tanya Breese said...

Wow! Amazing place and I love the floor and ceiling!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your images. We have visited there some time ago.

William Kendall said...

It is ornate.