Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661


Bay Shore Modern

Sarasota, FL

Inspired by local midcentury modern architecture, the owner wanted a multi-tiered home reimagined with contemporary design technologies. The juxtaposition of creating multi-story imagery with a one-story, flat site, drove an extended design phase with multiple iterations and plan changes aiming to generate height and additional levels with cantilevered roof planes. Thefocus on the street front elevation evolved by using the building as the visual buffer for an open courtyard style house and the consequent plan unfolds behind the front façade.

At 2,750 square feet, this modest sized home boasts high end style and finishes where a central pool and landscaped grand oak courtyard garners the focus of every room. A detached two car garage and 350 square foot guest house anchor the rear courtyard. The perceived height comes from a clerestoried great room cascading down to a cantilevered roof recessed entry progression. A floating roof element is enhanced with ribbon windows atop an oyster shell imbued tabby stucco feature wall. An iris filled planter bed softens the austerity of white walls as the element wraps up to create the opposite roof plane.

The interior space consists of two bedroom suites and a master suite radiating out from the central great room. A wine cellar and garage compose the rear of the main house. Flowing throughout the house is a white oak hardwood floor with matching tile for bathroom areas to create an uninterrupted transition from space to space. White lacquered kitchen cabinetry opposes an aggressive marble waterfall edge island that transfers the warmth of the flooring up for daily interaction. Ten foot tall sliding glass doors open from every major room onto the pool deck and brings the natural landscape portrait inside as a background to the pristine white livable space.

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