The Potted Boxwood is back! After a much needed break in Florida, I am ready to share more design fabulousness with all of you! My break was full of warm weather and sleeping in, and soaking up all that the sunshine state has to offer. It is rare to find true Floridians. Chances are, most people you find who live in Florida are originally from somewhere else. This leads to an eclectic mix of architecture and design- some good, lots not very good.
Of course, when one thinks of Florida architecture, there is one true master of the craft that comes to mind, Addison Mizner. Mr. Mizner created the ultimate genre of Mediterranian Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival homes. He is the master of the resort style in South Florida. The Kennedys vacationed in his homes and John Lennon purchased one of his homes. His style is everlasting, unique, and classically refined.
So while you are getting back in the grind today and most likely dealing with non-resort temperatures, let me take you back to Florida.
David Easton expanded upon this Mizner estate that is tropically classic and timeless. Via AD.
More Mizer magic in Palm Beach. The architectural details in his homes are so unique, from the arched windows and doors to the twisted columns.
A grand and refined home by Mizner, elegant simplicity where the details speak for themselves. Via Design File.
Stunning dimension from the roof line to arch ways. Via Sotheby’s.
Speaking of arches…More of the fabulous loggia of the David Easton home originally designed by Mizner. Via AD.
Brick and stucco elements make a simple window an architectural delight.
A Mizner home in Naples with an exceptional pool area. Via Naples News.
The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia was originally designed by Addison Mizner. The ideal backdrop for Lilly Pulitzer and a resort-syle game of bingo.
The lush entrance of El Mirasol by Mizner. Via New York Social Diary.
The Everglades Club is a prominent social club designed by Mizner. Fun Fact: It was originally a hospital developed by The Singers (of the sewing machine). This club was the reason that many wealthy people used Mizner to design their homes.
The Fred C. Aiken house in this Boca Raton home is a definite reflection of Mizner’s Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Picturesque backyard landscaping. I adore a backyard fountain. Via Design File.
Mizner’s home in Palm Beach. Later purchased by John Lennon.
A long fountain and Spanish inspired window arches at this home on Camino Real in Boca Raton.
Stunning poolside landscape. His homes are always a perfect backdrop for entertaining. Via AD.
A Mizner home where the stairs blend beautifully and the ceiling adds a moody ambience. Via Sotheby’s.