East facade of Figulus.
|Location||Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida|
|Architectural style||Shingle Style|
|NRHP Reference #||72000344|
|Added to NRHP||December 5, 1972;
Removed 1974 (house destroyed)
The Bingham-Blossom House, also known as Figulus, was a historic home and landscaped estate in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, southeastern Florida. It was located at 1250 South Ocean Boulevard. It was damaged by fire and demolished in 1974.
The residence was completed in 1893 in the Shingle Style, for Charles William Bingham and wife, Mary Payne Bingham, of Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first privately owned residence on the ocean in Palm Beach. The original 17 acres of grounds contained many tropical trees brought from around the world by Dr. David Grandison Fairchild, noted botanist and friend of the Bingham family. It was designed by local artisan and builder George Lainhart, with deep recessed porches, wide overhangs, and cross ventilation that provided the necessary comfort, without air conditioning.
The Bingham's gave their daughter Frances Payne Bingham Bolton and her husband Chester C. Bolton an estate named Casa Apava, that was built just south of Figulus in 1919. The large laterally rambling Mediterranean Revival style complex was designed by architect Abram Garfield, the son of President Garfield. The residence remains in near original condition, and was sold for $71.2 million in 2015.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Palm Beach County, Florida
- HABS−Historic American Buildings Survey in Florida
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- HABS: Bingham-Blossom House (Figulus)
- Mayhew, Augustus (14 November 2010). "Unforgettable Palm Beach: Bingham family cultivated Figulus property, which produced Casa Apava, Blossom Estate". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- HABS: Chester C. Bolton House (Casa Apava), description and history
- HABS: Chester C. Bolton House (Casa Apava), photographs
- Palm Beach Daily News.com: "Casa Apava sells for $71.2 million", April 1, 2015.
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