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Villa Leoncini 1997

Architect:
Major, Howard
Former owners:
Odman, Nelson Mr. Mrs.
Former owner:
Wright, Richard Dr.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Florida
Palm Beach
Villa Leoncini (Palm Beach, Florida)
Date:
1997
1997-1997
Notes:
The "Villa Leoncini" (formerly "Torre Bianca") garden surrounds a classic example of Tuscan Italian Renaissance domestic architecture, built in 1926-27. The present garden, which dates from the 1990s, is noted for its tropical plants, some of which are quite rare, and a number of unusual and beautiful palms. Tropical plants featured include heliconias, anthuriums, costus, bromeliads, and orchids. Specific garden areas include a fern and rock garden, the entrance garden, the upper tropical garden, and gardens surrounding a swimming pool and a fish pond.
Persons associated with the property include: Howard Major (architect); Mr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Odman (former owners); and Dr. Richard Wright (former owner).
Summary:
The folder includes a garden plan, description, and worksheet, as well as information about the house's architect. The garden is noted for its rare tropical plants and unusual and beautiful palms.
Publications:
House has been featured in Barbara Hoffstot, Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach (1974)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
FL094000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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