United States of America, Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Villa Leoncini (Palm Beach, Florida)
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).
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.
House has been featured in Barbara Hoffstot, Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach (1974)