In 1914 James Deering (whose father started what became International Harvester) built Vizcaya, an interpretation of an 18th century Italian Villa. The house and gardens originally occupied over 130 tropical acres in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. The formal gardens were not completed until 1922.
This is the view from the back overlooking the Biscayne Bay. The ship is concrete and a permanent part of the house's design.