Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661


Compound Q

Sarasota, FL

A residential compound creates a private retreat for creative reflection and relaxation. Located on a narrow cul-de-sac, this odd shaped lot afforded enough space to rotate the house away from the street for added isolation. This 4,300 square foot residence provides four bedrooms and four and a half baths with plenty of extra space for entertaining, creating, and living. The siting of the house reveals a tangential entry off the street. Linear vertical windows march along the entry promenade before a large entry overhang protrudes above a raised plinth. The foyer acts as the mental threshold between work and residence. The garage, laundry, and storage are all on one side of a glassed focal water feature. As one passes through the foyer, the water spilling over the sculpture represents the layers of stress to be left at the door before entering the residential side of the home.

A large great room volume greets guests entering the residence as clerestory windows wrap around the raised volume. The black window frames contrast with the white interior accented with bright custom artwork. The white theme was intended to represent timelessness of style as wood plank tile warms the stark space. Each bedroom in the house has its own outside courtyard space themed to each user. The master bedroom features a stark interior with an attached sitting room opening on three sides to surrounding nature. The ten-foot-tall glass walls open onto the pool deck or Zen garden as green phosphor floods the interior with color.

The eighteen-foot-tall glass wall between the great room and pool deck connects interior and exterior while grass strips break the concrete deck into functional sizes. Cypress wood ceilings and stone wall features warm the tranquil setting as ornate drooping chandeliers provide intimate lighting.

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