Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Save La Ronda!

La Ronda a spectacular Romanesque, Venetian, Spanish and Italian-influenced masterwork on Philadelphia's Main Line will be razed to make room for a more modest 10,000 square foot, easier-to-air-condition McMansion if a new buyer doesn't step in by the end of the month. Minzer helped shape the aesthetic of Palm Beach and other parts of Florida during the Gilded Age; La Ronda was his only commission north of the Mason Dixon -- and it's supposedly fully in tact. No crumbling, no decay - it's just 4,000 square feet too big for a family that considers 10,000 square feet just right.
Check out Save La Ronda and sign the petition to stop the wrecking balls.
Addison Minzer is the famous architect that designed La Ronda and many other architectual masterpieces in Palm Beach. La Ronda is the only home he designed that was in the northeast and for that matter outside of Palm Beach and Boca.

I read this story and felt sad, having lived on the main line for 4 years, I can't believe that the township would allow this house to be torn down. Enjoying the homes from the "gilded age" is part of the charm of the main line and to me is what makes it a special and unique place to live. Please visit the site and tour one of america's amazing architectual masterpieces and sign the petition and maybe we can help to save La Ronda.


Beth Dunn said...

Hope you had a great weekend! xoxo

Michelle said...

I'm off to go sign the petition. I love history.

BTW,..just visited your store and it's adorable!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Such a beautiful building...what a shame its even possible for such a place to be torn down! Tracey xx

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