Villa Woodbine Coconut Grove wedding photo, Claudia Oliver Photographers
Villa Woodbine is a private mansion located in Coconut Grove,just south of downtown Miami on South Bayshore Drive.Exclusive to Bill Hansen Catering,the historic property is a treasure of a bygone era.
The Intriguing History of Villa Woodbine
Villa Woodbine was designed by architect Walter De Garmo, renowned for his Mediterranean-Renaissance style. His interesting, open air designs of central courtyards and large loggias with Spanish arches particularly adapted to the Miami climate with its warm tropical breezes. De Garmo designed many of Miami’s early hotels and homes, yet sadly only a few remain today. He also assisted in the design of Miami’s showcase Museum, Villa Vizcaya, originally the home of James Deering.
Villa Woodbine was built for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyd of Appleton, Wisconsin as their winter residence. As owner of the Appleton Paper Company, Mr. Boyd perfected the process to commercially manufacture carbonless paper, known today as NCR paper. The Boyd’s chose the name Villa Woodbine .