Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661


Casa Pocatello

Sarasota, FL

The spectral light of Florida’s inter-coastal waterway is gently articulated on the exterior frame of this unique residence and elegantly integrated with the rotated floor plan.  The south west water front elevation’s fifty five foot long expansive glass sliding doors, designed under intense hurricane code restrictions disappear when opened.  The house opens to the sleek elevated three sided vanishing edge pool, respecting the incredible water vistas and limit the sightlines to the neighboring residences. A projected frame concept was developed to frame the rear façade and shelter it from the south west sun.  This frame becomes a covered balcony on the first floor and extends out towards the water to become a sun deck on the second floor and anchors the back of the house by returning to grade.

The front of the residence showcases a linear water feature lined motor court that leads to the main entrance.  The entry sequence has visitors walk over this water feature via a glass bridge. The light passes through the bridge and cast dramatic shadows and reflections onto the home. The wood clad – four car garage reads as a singular component extending from the angular two story elevation, complementing the cantilevered box frame room which shelters the front door. The first floor living area is an expansive open plan with the kitchen anchoring the great room to the dining room, sitting area and a casual living room which are all open to the outdoor living space by walls of movable glass doors.  The second floor also captures the water vistas with large panels of sliding doors that open the bedrooms to the outdoors.

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