|Vizcaya's impressive Biscayne Bay eastern façade.|
|James Deering, 1917, John Singer Sargent|
|From the west (the land entrance), Vizcaya appears not too |
unlike many other Florida estates of the "rich and famous."
The pyramidal dome over the courtyard is visible from this side.
|The Vizcaya music room|
(needs a touch of gold, I think).
|A somewhat dated postcard provides an aerial view giving some idea as to the |
scope and elegance of the estate, here seen from the south, featuring
the casino focal point of the French-Italian formal gardens.
|Vizcaya's formal dining room. The kitchen|
was nearby, allowing dinner guests
to smell their meal before they ate it.
|Vizcaya's ground floor plan. The Biscayne Bay façade is at the top, |
the land entrance at the bottom of the plan.
|The east entrance from the bay side.|
|Vizcaya's upper level--Mr. Deering's quarters occupy the upper left quadrant |
overlooking the bay. There are also five guest rooms, a breakfast room,
another kitchen, and servants quarters on this level
|Vizcaya's Tea Room set for an evening wedding reception.|
|A Vizcaya wedding with the waterfall |
in the background.
|Vizcaya's grotto pool--just add water.|
|The pool as it flows into the grotto.|