The Real Deal Miami

A talk with the “spec” sculptor

January 04, 2011 08:08AM

Architect Mike Burrows’ career has spanned more than 50 years in Palm
Beach. But even after half a century shaping the homes of the island, he
still considers himself an artist who viewed Palm Beach as his canvas.
Burrows, who earned an MBA at Harvard 60 years ago, designed seaside
condo buildings such as the Dunster House on South Ocean Boulevard, the
Leverett House at 120 Sunset Avenue and the Winthrop House on Worth
Avenue, all named after dormitories at Harvard. “Anything with the word
‘house’ after it was one of my buildings,” he said. “Everybody was
naming their buildings things like the Ritz Plaza, or The Towers. But I
certainly wasn’t about to name it Burrows Place.” [Palm
Beach Daily News]