Located in Sarasota, Florida

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661

DSDG ARCHITECTS

Home & Design Magazine | February 2020

On an elongated lot, perpendicular to Sarasota Bay, sits a house that is a masterwork in minimalism. According to Designing Buildings Wiki, legendary architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mieus Van der Rohe believed that minimalism condensed the content and form of a design to its bare essentials, thereby revealing the architecture’s true essence.

Designed by Mark Sultana of DSDG Architects, this six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home totaling 5,850 square feet under air, proves that architecture is indeed art by showing its unfettered essence. The client first asked Sultana to create a coastal design with clean lines and a metal roof. The architect, with the help of the homeowner’s sons, convinced him that the site cried out for a modern design.

“Anyone can design traditional homes, but properly proportioned modern homes present more of a challenge, and I love a challenge,” says Sultana, who has designed more than 30 such homes, in locations from Southwest Florida and New York to Costa Rica. He has also just penned his second book on the subject, DSDG Architects Modern Homes Volume 2. His expertise allows him to pick and choose his projects and he is proud of this one.

“I am fortunate enough to have great clients,” says Sultana. “I really enjoyed working with this client to realize his vision and it gives me a great sense of pride to be introduced as his architect.”

Equally glad of his affiliation with Sultana is Michael Voigt, president of Voigt Brothers Construction, who has worked on dozens of custom homes over almost two decades with the architect.

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