Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
As the early 20th century estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, Bonnet House creates an oasis within an urban district encompassing one of the last examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat. Five distinct ecosystems exist on the property including the Atlantic Ocean beach and primary dune, fresh water slough, mangrove wetlands and a maritime forest. In compliment to the natural vegetation, the grounds contain a desert garden, hibiscus garden, and the main courtyard with tropical vegetation. The property inspires an appreciation for creative expression, historic preservation and environmental conservation, while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of the community.
EDSA provided master planning for the entire estate and negotiated environmental permits for development of the grounds. Additionally, the Firm has worked with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in the restoration of the house as a museum and nature preserve of national significance.