One look at Villa Vizcaya and you would think this was a palazzo built along the Grand Canal in Venice by a wealthy aristocrat. The estate even has colorful striped pali mooring poles. Instead, this was the former winter mansion of James Deering when built in the 1920s. This National Historic Landmark located in Coconut Grove has been called the Hearst Castle of the East. Today, Villa Vizcaya is a fascinating museum managed by Miami-Dade County.