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::  Vizcaya
3251 S Miami Avenue and 50 SW 32nd Road
Years Built: 1914-1916
Architects: F. Burrall Hoffman; Phineas Paist, Associate Architect; Diego Suarez, Landscape Architect
Date Designated: 1984

a. Set among extensive formal gardens overlooking Biscayne Bay, Vizcaya is an American realization of an Italian Renaissance villa and one of Miami's architectural masterpieces. Painter/designer Paul Chalfin advised industrialist James Deering on all aspects of the winter home's decoration, including furnishings, fixtures, and artwork. The house and gardens are administered by Miami-Dade County and are open to the public as a museum. Villa Vizcaya was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and also designated a National Historic Landmark, the nation's highest honor, in 1994.

b. Historic photograph of Vizcaya, circa 1925.

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