Old Floresta Homes in Boca Raton
Historic Single Family Homes in East Boca Raton
Boca Raton's unique Historic neighborhood (designated a Historic District in 1990) of Old Floresta was originally established in the 1920's by Addison Mizner, a visionary society architect of his day. Today, this much-desired enclave endures in the alluring charm of a bygone era, preserving Mizner's signature style with lovely Mediterranean homes enveloped in lush landscaping and mature trees canopying the narrow streets.
Located west of Downtown Boca Raton, Old Floresta was developed by Mizner's development company originally as an encouragement for people to build in Boca Raton. Old Floresta homes were built for the executives and directors of his company with one house especially designed for his brother, the Reverend Henry Mizner.
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Old Floresta Homes in Boca Raton, FL
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The Robinson Company, large New York contractors who were building the Cloister Inn, received the contract to begin twenty-nine (29) Old Floresta homes, the first of the many projected for the subdivision. The company was unable to complete all of the houses before the money ran out. The land and the new houses were repossessed by the original land owners. It was Hermann Von Holst, the leader of the Chicago owners of the property, who proposed new names for the streets and that the subdivision be called Floresta. The Old Floresta homes had plain facades of rough-finished stucco with numerous windows and doors that frequently opened onto wrought-iron balconies. He also designed the street front facades with thick walls to give the windows and doors deep reveals. The roofs, covered with barrel tiles made at Mizner Industries, were uneven with low pitched lines alternating with flat parapets. In many of the smaller Old Floresta houses, Mizner substituted dining alcoves for formal dining rooms. With beautiful beaches and Mizner Park's world-class shops and restaurants close at hand, this historic development is one of the most desirable in Boca Raton. Original Mizner homes in Old Floresta range in price from $1.25 million to over $3.00 million, while others can be had at more "reasonable" prices starting around $650,000.
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Listing information last updated on October 21st, 2018 at 3:45am EDT.