Some guess that it was named after a casuarina tree on the site, one of many planted by pioneer John Collins; that is doubtful, however, because the house was built full-site with a Cuban style courtyard but no garden.
More likely, the name came from the 1926 collection of short stories by W. The house was built in 1930 for Standard Oil heir Alden Freeman.
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Although part of the palace no longer exists, there are no obivous similarities.
A brick said to be from the palace and brought back by Freemen is set into the facade, however.
Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth, the third installment of FX’s American Crime Story explores the murder of Gianni Versace in 1997 in Miami Beach.
Spanish actress Penélope Cruz will play the role of moon-blonde Donatella Versace, Gianni’s sister, now at the helm of the fashion house.
Although the union had the iconic inevitability of typecasting, all-American-style—“the jock marries the prom queen,” as one Web site put it—the news surprised even their friends.