Saturday, November 7, 2009

'Casa Bendita' - Palm Beach Edition

'Casa Bendita', the John S. Phipps estate designed by Addison Mizner c. 1921 in Palm Beach. For more on 'Casa Bendita' I refer everyone to an article on the estate and what is left of it at the New York Social Diary, found HERE.


4 comments:

BWE said...

What appears to be a porch in the right wing of the upper photo was actually completely filled by a swimming pool, water for the floor, as it were, a wonderful effect---here is a link to a vintage photo of the pool:

http://sirismm.si.edu/aag/disk1/1948.jpg

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Casa Phippsberger? The mind reels.

Anonymous said...

What an extraordinary house. It looks like a Spanish Monastery.

Anonymous said...

boy, if you think long island houses were swept away - go to palm beach. almost all of the mizner masterpieces were demolished. this one and the stotesbury house - el mirasol, playa riente - many of the lots went all the way from the ocean to lake worth. forunately, many of the pieces are preserved in area restaurants and by a long time junk collector who incorporated them into his house. but what a loss - these were the southern equivanlent of long island.