Building the Stone House at Deering Estate

Through April 17, 2022

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Stone House at the Deering Estate. Throughout the months of February and March, Deering Estate staff will be bringing out new photographs, artifacts and texts to illustrate the inspirations, ideas, and individuals that helped to build the historic Stone House. Through historic photographs and objects, guests can explore the unique and hidden architectural and cultural elements that Charles Deering included in the construction of his South Florida home.

The custom built Mediterranean Revival home was designed for Charles and Marion Deering by Phineas Paist, best known for his extensive work in Coral Gables, and inspired by Charles’ majestic Spanish properties, Maricel and Tamarit. This exhibition will highlight these custom features of the Stone House that make it so much more than a home.

The house was built to house Deering’s important art collection brought from Spain and was designed to ensure the safekeeping of those treasures that included paintings by Old Masters, antique sculpture, iron work and textiles, as well as works by the great contemporary artists of Charles Deering’s time including John Singer Sargent and Ramon Casas i Carbo.

Documentary images of the construction of the Stone House, as well as never before displayed original photographs of Charles Deering’s collection at Maricel will be on view. This special building has stood the test of time, and the elements and continues to serve as a community anchor and source of pride for Palmetto Bay, Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida.

On display daily through April 17 (10 am – 4 pm).

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