John Volk – Palm Beach Society Architect

John Volk – Palm Beach Society Architect

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

John L. Volk (10/15/1901 – 2/20/1984) is considered to be one of Palm Beach’s premier Society Architects. Responsible for some of Palm Beach’s most notable landmarks and homes, including the Royal Poinciana Plaza and Playhouse, the Beach Club, and in 1944 redesigning the Bath and Tennis Club. Volk is also responsible for homes for the […]

Maurice Fatio – Palm Beach Society Architect

Maurice Fatio – Palm Beach Society Architect

July 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The buildings and homes of Palm Beach were largely built in the 1920′s born of the industrial revolution and a new kind of American aristocrat with great wealth and the desire to flaunt it.  Maurice Fatio and his partner William A. Treanor, both New York-based architects, opened an office in Palm Beach in the 1920′s. […]

Addison Mizner – Palm Beach Society Architect

Addison Mizner – Palm Beach Society Architect

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Addison Mizner (12/12/1887 – 2/5/1933) is one of the best known society architects of the roaring twenties and has created exceptional examples of Palm Beach Real Estate. A natural born talented artist, never having attended a single architecture class;  he landed an apprenticeship with San Francisco architect Willis Jefferson Polk, and quickly was promoted to […]

Marion Sims Wyeth

Marion Sims Wyeth

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Marion Sims Wyeth arrived in Palm Beach in 1919 and spent the next sixty years designing numerous mansions and projects including Mar-A-Lago, Casa and the Norton Museum of Art. His work was so successful that he eventually was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Wyeth was born in 1889 in New York […]