3115 Brickell Avenue
Year Built: 1913
Date Designated: December 14, 2007
a. Winter home of the famed three-time presidential candidate,
orator, and litigator William Jennings Bryan. Villa Serena is a
private residence located on Brickell Avenue, formerly known as
"Millionaire's Row" and was the site of important gatherings and social
events hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bryan.
is also a notable example of Mediterranean Revival architecture.
Constructed of poured concrete, the home was built to last.
Located on a site between Brickell Avenue and Biscayne Bay, the edifice
takes full advantage of both the street and bay with facades on either
side of almost equal prominence and architectural beauty. Built in
true Spanish estate splendor, the home features architectural details
hand-selected by the Bryans such as wrought iron detailing and decorated
tiles imported from Cuba.
b. Historic postcard of Villa