Palm Beach is probably my favorite place on earth, and one of the best things about this delightful island is the incredible architecture. Completed in 1930, this Old Spanish home (“La Loma”) was designed by two of Palm Beach’s most noted architects – John L. Volk and Gustav Maass. And it is truly a work of art! So many of these historic treasures have tragically been demolished, so I was thrilled to see La Loma lovingly preserved down to the magnificent original tile in the master bath! The decor is by the renowned Jacque Grange, and while not my usual traditional aesthetic, it is truly exquisite. Mario Nievera, one of the most highly sought landscape architects in South Florida, turned the surrounding grounds and gardens into a tropical paradise. Photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo and styling by Mieke Ten Have for Architectural Digest.
It would be impossible to create a home with this level of architectural detail today, and I wish more people would embrace preservation of our country’s historic treasures. You can read more about La Loma in the May 2018 issue of Architectural Digest.