Palm Beach Developer May Turn Mizner Mansion Into a Mobile Home

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Preservationists huddle near La Ronda in Bryn Mawr

Besides those in South Florida, there aren't many homes designed by architectural legend Addison Mizner, and one of those few is in danger of demolition: La Ronda in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

But the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the 1929-built home has attracted a hero from South Florida in Benjamin Wohl, a developer who has a Mizner-crafted mansion of his own in Palm Beach.

Wohl is considering buying the mansion at Bryn Mawr, about 25 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, and then paying to have its 200-foot long frame moved to an adjacent lot.

It would seem an unlikely mission of mercy for the man whose Green Star Co. played a hand in the loss of a local landmark: All Books and Records, the Fort Lauderdale store that was a destination for audiophiles but which closed after it couldn't pay its rent to Green Star.

In its Saturday edition, the Palm Beach Daily News reported that Wohl has made a "six-figure" offer. A video of the mansion and a report on its uncertain future is here.
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