During the 1920s, Addison Mizner was one of the most famous and most discussed living architects in America. He moved to Palm Beach in 1918 and discovered wooden structures, a style he considered more suitable for colder weather. It was then that he incorporated his very own style, something the region had never seen before. Mizner created what is now known as Mediterranean Revival, incorporating his experiences in warmer climates, including Spain and Latin America. He was also known to antique his projects by purposefully inflicting damage to its materials, evoking a lived-in, aged look to his buildings.
Today, the iconic Mizner style lives on and can be seen in his actual work — like the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton and The Everglades Club in Palm Beach — and the work he inspired modern architects to create in his wake. Let’s take a look at the many properties for sale in South Florida with traces of his influence, including Mediterranean Revival façades, iron railings, distressed wood, and an overall Old World feel.
These stunning properties pay tribute to this renowned designer and visionary who left a lasting legacy on the architecture of South Florida.
Deepwater Villa in The Sanctuary
5 Bedrooms | 6.3 Bathrooms | 8,882 Square Feet
Created for absolute luxury, this meticulously updated estate is situated along a tranquil deepwater canal in The Sanctuary, one of Boca’s most exclusive gated yachting communities. Inspired by a chic casual Montecito style, the villa combines classic elegance with state-of-the-art construction standards and the latest technologies. Arched galleries open to serene spaces for entertaining, complete with French white oak floors, washed beamed ceilings, custom cabinetry, and other elegant details. The outdoor entertainment area with a pool and private dockage is enveloped in manicured tropical gardens.
Mediterranean Revival Jewel Near the Ocean
4 Bedrooms | 4.2 Bathrooms | 5,032 Square Feet
This Mediterranean Revival jewel is set behind a lush canopy of trees just steps from the ocean in Delray Beach’s desirable Seagate community. A European-style gated garden courtyard introduces this showplace estate that recently underwent a complete renovation by the acclaimed Marc-Michaels Interior Design. In an easy, airy flow that opens most rooms to the outdoors, the four-bedroom residence brings a fresh, relaxed look to the grace of tradition. The residence is also available with the adjacent residence on South Ocean Boulevard, giving the option to create a sizeable compound with separate living quarters for guests or extended family.
Historic 1922 Oceanfront Estate in Palm Beach
7 Bedrooms | 9.3 Bathrooms | 14,318 Square Feet
Dating back to 1922, this extraordinary Mediterranean-style oceanfront home has been impeccably maintained and updated. It features a range of ornate details and historic elements, including arched doorways, beautiful millwork, elegant light fixtures, gorgeous tiling, and more custom high-end details. This beautifully preserved historic home also offers the latest in modern technology, including state-of-the-art AV and lighting. It is also positioned to take advantage of exceptional ocean views from two east-facing outdoor areas. The configuration lives both casually and formally around a beautifully articulated and protected coquina courtyard, affording al fresco dining, multiple seating areas, outdoor AV entertainment, and a heated swimming pool and spa.
Fresh Take on Classic Mediterranean
6 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms | 5,967 Square Feet
This beautiful gated entry estate looks south on over 100 feet of shoreline in Fort Lauderdale’s Rio Vista Isles community. The exterior exudes a fresh take on a classic Mediterranean style, adding a modern twist to Addison Mizner architecture. The architect-designed residence opens up to the entertainment loggia and fountain pool from the comfortably elegant living and dining rooms, the gourmet kitchen, and the family/club room equipped with a professional-style bar. Upstairs, the luxurious multi-room master wing features two romantic waterside balconies. The home is accompanied by 80-foot yacht dockage offering quick access to the nearby inlet.
Renovated Home in Mizner-Established Neighborhood
4 Bedrooms | 4.2 Bathrooms | 4,823 Square Feet
This beautiful two-story Mediterranean home is nestled in the heart of Old Floresta, an acclaimed enclave established in the 1920s by Addison Mizner himself. Renovated and expanded in 1955, this streamlined property features 4 secluded bedrooms, 4.2 bathrooms, and a two-bay garage. Pecky cypress double doors open to a spacious foyer revealing high ceilings throughout and an open floor plan. An airy living room with a wet bar and wine cooler enjoy pool access through French doors. Featuring an original Mizner fireplace, the office opens to a covered lanai with retractable screens and a front garden view, while the family room with a built-in entertainment center features a palm-studded pool view.
Highland Beach Tuscan Villa
4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Bathrooms | 5,014 Square Feet
Reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, this exquisitely appointed residence sits just steps from the ocean in Highland Beach. The highly upgraded two-story Mediterranean masterpiece was crafted by Jeff Norman, an exceptional builder and developer, based out of Boca Raton. Elegant decor transitions from formal to casual settings in this comfortably sized residence totaling over 5,000 square feet. The stunning interior opens to a loggia with a summer kitchen by the pool and spa, offering resort-like serenity. The property is surrounded by a private gate and is centrally monitored for the utmost in security.
Waterfront Estate in Coral Ridge Country Club
5 Bedrooms | 5.1 Bathrooms | 5,688 Square Feet
This waterfront estate in Coral Ridge Country Club blends elegance and charm, evoking the romance of Italian architecture and flair. The brilliant white façade is surrounded by flourishing vegetation and indigenous palm trees. And inside, the open floor plan accentuates views of the waterway, where an 85-foot private dock awaits the avid yachter. The two-story living room offers views of the second-floor loft and the waterway beyond. The outdoor living space features a summer kitchen with a pizza oven, an outdoor television, a pool and spa with a beautiful stone water feature, and more.
Elegant Estate in Boca Harbour
5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 4,247 Square Feet
Blending modern comfort with the elegant warmth of the Mediterranean, this architect-designed estate is situated along the Intracoastal in Boca Harbour. Lush plantings and espaliered vines add to the timeless European sensibility at the exquisite gated entrance courtyard. Jerusalem stone floors carry through the main level, which features a soaring rotunda foyer and a two-story coffer-ceilinged living room served by a wet bar and a palatial gas fireplace. Swaying palms line the waterfront terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining, complete with a summer kitchen, a pool and waterfall spa, and dockage for the boater’s 60+/- foot vessel.
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