Vizcaya was the winter residence of American industrialist James Deering from
Christmas 1916 until his death in 1925.  Deering was a Vice President of the
International Harvester Company, which produced agricultural equipment for a
worldwide market.  He chose a bayfront site in Miami for his tropical winter
home because of the location’s temperate winter climate and his appreciation of
the native hardwood hammock.  In addition, his father, William, had already
settled in Coconut Grove and his half brother, Charles Deering, would soon
develop an estate at Cutler, in what is now south Miami-Dade County.

Posted by Ignacio on Thu, 04/09/09 17:34
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Comments by Linda Frey on Fri, 04/10/09 07:13

Great angle on the building, and the clouds even cooperated with matching lines.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 04/10/09 08:38

I Googled this image from your title without reading your comments because I wondered what part of southern Europe this structure might have been located in. What a surprise to find out that this building is located in Miami. The perspective works contrasting the lines of the residence with the sky while the light of the sun turns the building from its white color to a more golden one.