Ca’d Zan is a beautiful house built in the style of the Venetian Gothic Style. It was commissioned by famous Ringling Brother, John. Though it’s named after him, it was his wife that did most of the designing.
Look at the size of that house. Built during the roaring 20s, John Ringling made sure it looked as grand and majestic as possible to also impress potential clients to invest in his real estate.
The rich circus owner did not have a happy ending. Three years after this house was complete, Mable died because of Addison’s disease (when your adrenal glands don’t produce enough hormones) and complications of diabetes. John Ringling’s rock and good luck was gone and with it his fortune. He began making reckless financial decisions that wiped out his wealth and left him bankrupt. When he died, he was deep in debt and left this estate to to the state of Florida which kept it and restored it to his glory. Now it is a museum.