Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ringling Ca Da Zan 2017

 Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. To honor its owner, they named it Ca’ d’Zan, “House of John”, in the dialect of their beloved Venice. excerpt from The Ringling Website.

 Built in 1924  the36,000 square foot mansion has 41 rooms and 15 bathrooms
MORE about the house HERE

86 steps to get to the top tower



to see the my photos from INSIDE in prior posts Click HERE



18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, I love the shots of the palm trees on the walls. And also the rounded alcove with the three tall arched windows. That would make a super reading nook. In your first picture, the corner piece looks like a face with eyes.

Ann said...

What an amazing and beautiful place. Those 86 steps to the top tower would be quite a workout

Sandi said...

Ooh...so fancy. They really LIVED in those days!

Mildred said...

Gorgeous! The sky was so blue during your visit, too.

Cranberry Morning said...

That's incredible! And that doorway!! My sister is in Sarasota each winter. I'll have to make sure she knows about this.

Lois said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I visited it years ago and it is a beautiful place. Love the photos with the shadows of the palms on the walls!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a lovely place. Gorgeous details and architecture. I love the windows, balcony, alcove and tower. The shadow of the palms are beautiful. I enjoyed these photos. Have a happy day!

Pam Jackson said...

What an amazing building....I love the older buildings with style. THe newer ones don't do a thing for me. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

wow, that's a lot of rooms and bathrooms.
What a beautiful place.
Plenty of "eye candy".

Madi and Mom said...

We are still in awe of all the beauty found on those 66 acres.
We just returned from Cedar Creek.....I will send you a picture of a purchase we made and will post photos soon. Lots of gorgeous glassware
Hugs Cecilia

Denise inVA said...

Magnificent building. I love the turret with the three windows particularly. You must have had a blast roaming around here. I know I would.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The house looks lovely, but that is 14 bathrooms too many for me to clean. Guess,if I could afford a house that size,I could also afford a maid and cleaning lady.

Rose said...

Oh, wow. I would love to see this in real life. It is beautiful and interesting.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

This is a mansion? Wow....
I'd get lost in the shuffle. Now, where is my room?

Inger said...

Love those shadow palms!

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

What grand architecture!! The windows are gorgeous!

Chatty Crone said...

Gorgeous - but I don't think I could do all those steps!

Mevely317 said...

Lordy, but I'm old. 'First thing I thought was having to clean all those bathrooms. :(
In all seriousness, I'm so glad this has been preserved. Talk about fodder for day-dreams!

LOVED the burning pine-cone. 'Fireplace/fire-pit' would make a great fragrance, don't-cha think?