Carrollton is proud to announce the publication of El Jardin, Creating the Modern Mediterranean Villa a richly detailed coffee-table book highlighting the historical and architectural significance of one of South Florida’s oldest estates.
Archival and contemporary photographs illustrate essays on the opening days of El Jardin in Coconut Grove at the dawn of the 20th century with the arrival of the John Bindley family, architect Richard Kiehnel and builder John Orr, its architecture and landscape; and extend the arc of the Villa's life into its second century as Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.
Iris Guzman Kolaya is a freelance writer and researcher based in Miami, Florida. A former print and broadcast journalist, she currently specializes in local history, bringing to life stories from South Florida’s rich heritage.
Joanna Lombard is a practicing architect and professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. She is co-author of the Great Houses of Florida and The Historic Landscape of Florida.
Steven Brooke is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and winner of the AIA National Institute Honor award for photography. Based in Miami his work is published in numerous journals and books.