MIAMI, FLORIDA, BUILT 1916
ARCHITECT: F. BURRALL HOFFMAN. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: DIEGO SUAREZ
Inspired by the eighteenth-century Villa Rezzonico, near Venice, Italy, this house of stucco and reinforced concrete was built for James Deering, vice president of International Harvester. It was adapted to the landscape and climatic conditions of subtropical Florida. The 70-room mansion has red-tile roofs and is trimmed in local limestone and Florida keystone. The house’s most striking façade was designed to face Biscayne Bay, so that Deering could see it from one of his yachts.