HOT SPOT: Boca Raton

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A resort town with unique climate requires unique architecture and design, which is why the semi-tropical, humid weather in Boca Raton inspired early developers to draw from a rich European design history to build properties influenced by the Spanish and Mediterranean Revival. Stucco masonry walls, low-pitched terra cotta or tile roofs, enclosed courtyards and elaborate arches defined much of Boca Raton’s early architecture, which is still plentiful today.

One of the most affluent zip codes in the state of Florida, Boca Raton has a grand style that can’t be duplicated by any other city in the country. Here are just a few seminal buildings and influential designers that have left a stamp on the “Mouth of the Rat.”

Architecture: Much of the city’s design was the vision of Adisson Mizner, the celebrated architect who shaped the town in the 1920s. Below is his most famous project, The Boca Raton Resort, which is still one of the most popular destination hotels in the city today.

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Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Resort and Club.

Brown’s Interior Design: The team at this high-end design firm has assessed and tailored their services to the eclectic region since 1975. Catering to the diverse tastes of the South Florida residents, you’ll always see a dramatic flair in their designs, even in the most elegant projects.

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Photos courtesy of Brown’s Interior Design.

Distinctive Kitchens and Baths: The premiere remodeling specialists in South Florida, this firm recognizes the unique challenges of designing rooms to meet the needs and tastes of Florida residents, which tend to be more traditional and grand with a resort-inspired look. They are also known to use Caesarstone quartz in many of their remodeling projects.

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Photos courtesy of Distinctive Kitchen and Bath.

What do you think of the lavish designs synonymous with Boca Raton?

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