Scenic USA - Florida

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Ca d' Zan

Ca d' Zan

Photos by Ben Prepelka

Ca d Zan Entrance John and Mabel Ringling were once proud owners of this 1930s Italian Renaissance home. Lately, it has undergone a 13.4 million dollar refurbishment. The 31 room villa, named Ca d' Zan (house of John), is an impressive structure that over looks Sarasota Bay. The exterior features a 61 foot tower, balconies, multiple French doors facing the bay, multicolored windows, elaborate terra cotta trim and extensive architectural details.

The lush 66 acre estate also includes Ringling's circus museum, a wonderful rose garden, the Banyan Cafe, the official State Art Museum of Florida, an art library, conservation laboratory, and a myriad of whimsical statues.



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