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The Villa

The Villa Terrace Art Museum is a Mediterranean country house dropped into an urban setting. As a result, the house and garden contrast dramatically with neighboring structures.

Designed for both elegance and domesticity, guests enter via the arched iron gate into the Museum's courtyard. Here, visitors enjoy summer concerts where the Smith family children once played.

Perched atop a bluff, overlooking Lake Michigan, the Villa's location was chosen by architect David Adler to provide a view of Lake Michigan like no other. It is for this view that the home was named: Sopra Mare, meaning "above the sea" in Italian.

Museum visitors may enjoy the view along with a stroll through the Vila's award-winning gardens which extend from the lower terrace to Lincoln Memorial Drive.


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