The Real Deal Miami

  • SPONSORED5 Miami Architectural Icons to Check Out Now

    Photo by Bill Sumner

    Photo by Bill Sumner

    Although Miami Beach is famous for its Art Deco buildings, Miami and its environs boast a wide range of architectural styles, from Mediterranean to Spanish Colonial to bold, modern angularity. Happily, some of the most notable examples are open to the public. We’ve selected five of the city’s top venues where you can enjoy art, science, history, music, and more—once you’ve taken in the soaring spaces and thrilling sightlines, of course. —by Drew Limsky

    VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS; PHOTO: BILL SUMNER

    VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS; PHOTO: BILL SUMNER

    Now a National Historic Landmark, the former estate of industrialist and conservationist James Deering is the perfect example of a successful marriage of the formal European aesthetic and the sultry subtropical environment. Under the guidance of design director Paul Chalfin, the vast villa and grounds emerged a century ago as a Mediterranean Revival stunner set on the water in Coconut Grove. The site offers tours and serves as an event space and frequent film location.

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