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“Addison Mizner's designs were advanced and reflected forward thinking, especially in terms of the scale and feel of the projects he created. He designed Via Mizner, a mixed-use development that included shops, arcades, and residences on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Fla. Via Mizner's courtyard designs and its residences, including Mizner's own apartment complex, Villa Mizner, were intimate, charming, and whimsical. Mizner's designs were truly ahead of his time.” Richard Emsiek, AIA, is president of MVE & Partners in Irvine, Calif.

Via Mizner | Location: Palm Beach, Fla. | Architect: Addison Mizner | Built: 1925 | Units: 192 | Notable: Via Mizner features Spanish Colonial and Moorish architectural styles with arched windows, cloistered arcades, and tiled stairways. Mizner lived in the five-story Villa Mizner apartment complex, one of the buildings he designed himself.