This Was Vizcaya In 1981 - Before & After

Located in Coconut Grove off of Biscayne Bay, Villa Vizcaya is the former home of businessman James Deering. The house and gardens were built between 1914 and 1922 on what was originally 180 acres of land. The house was modeled after an Italian Renaissance style while the gardens exterior is modeled after a French Renaissance style. 

James Deering used the estate until his death in 1925 and was kept in the family until 1952 when Miami-Dade county acquired the estate and surrounding land and turned it into a museum. By 1994, Vizcaya was registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Films such as Ace Ventura, Bad Boys II and Any Given Sunday have filmed at Vizcaya.

Vizcaya now consists of 50 acres of land and is open to the public.