Mediterranean style architecture has long been entrenched in housing and commercial building design in South Florida. South Florida Mediterranean style is a often watered down and has become bland, boring and without a soul.
To get re-inspired in your own back yard, visit Ca’d’Zan, or House of John, the Ringling’s mansion in Sarasota. The Ringling’s mansion was inspired and designed in Venetian Gothic Style which is heavily influenced by Moorish design. The building and its ornate entrance are a combination of stucco, terracotta and beautifully glazed tiles. Bold patterns of domestic and imported marble terrace down to Sarasota Bay, the Ringlings’ “Grand Canal” – the setting of many celebrity get togethers in the twenties.