Outside the dining room is the North or Haitian Loggia. Here decorative arts meet mural painting. This, like the other ceiling murals at Bonnet House, blurs the line between art and architecture.
Frederic made a decorative use of shells which the Bartletts and their friends collected on the beach. The Haitian theme ceiling mural and two Haitian paintings along with the charming yellow gate leading to the veranda make this a beautiful spot to stop and look out toward the ocean. The dressed monkeys were purchased by the Bartlett’s at an auction in New York City.
The elaborate tin and glass lanterns were designed by Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. They might be termed today as coming from the found object media as they were made from oil drums.
Follow the signs to the South Loggia and the entrance to the Drawing room.