From Palm Beach to Shangri La The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth

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Homes, pool houses, and gardens in paradise by the great architect Marion Sims Wyeth – progenitor of the fabled Palm Beach style and designer of Doris Duke’s legendary Hawaiian retreat, Shangri La – are featured here in the first in-depth book to consider his most alluring creations.

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Beauty and elegance mingle with extravagance in the Palm Beach style of architect Marion Sims Wyeth, a kind of home design that takes the standard fixtures of paradise – palm trees, ebullient fountains, glistening pools and gardens, views of the sea – and mixes them with a dash of the exotic – a Moorish-style balcony or doorway, Venetian archways, fanciful courtyards in the Spanish style, and spiralling staircases in stone and iron.

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Featured here are the legendary abodes of Marjorie Merriweather Post and Doris Duke – Mar-a-Lago and Shangri La, respectively – as well as the less well known but equally spectacular Hogarcito and La Claridad, to name but a few. For those unfamiliar with these dream palaces, intimate homes of repose and reflection, for the enjoyment of life and the living of it, the book serves at once as a revelation and an inspiration.

From Palm Beach to Shangri La The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth

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ISBN – 9780847866656
Categories – Interior Design

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