Villa Mizner

Legendary architect Addison Mizner created the “Palm Beach look” and much of Florida’s architectural style today.

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Inside these pages: Villa Mizner: The House that Changed Palm Beach by Richard René Silvin (StarGroup International) is a lively 184-page, “then-and now” tome filled with a treasure trove of historic photos of Palm Beach, Mizner-designed homes. This famed Spanish-style architectural splendor still reigns in such landmarks as Mizner’s own home — the exquisite Villa Mizner built in 1924 — the Everglades Club opened in 1919, and the Boca Raton Resort & Club that originally opened in 1926 as the Cloister Inn.

Villa Mizner follows the storied creations of one of South Florida’s founding fathers as it chronicles Palm Beach society, as well as the history of 38 Palm Beach mansions designed by Mizner. Among these magnificent grand estates that he designed, sometimes decorated, and oftentimes furnished for his socialite clients stands the regal Villa Mizner. Silvin’s imaginative historical verse follows the home’s life and spirit through its four subsequent owners with pictures … past and present.

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