Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661


Gulf View House

Lido Key, FL

Inspired by California chic hillside homes, this narrow sliver of a lot on Lido Key offers the best unobstructed view of the Gulf in all of Sarasota. Located in the velocity zone right off the beach, the home must be elevated to storm level mandated height which gave this home its tall stature. An inverted traditional floor plan contains all breakaway construction on the ground floor, two bedroom suites and the master bedroom suite with master balcony on the second floor, leaving the third floor to feature the entertaining spaces with the best view. The kitchen, dining room, living room, and den own the top floor of this forty two hundred square foot home and spill onto another covered balcony. The stacking of balconies creates the dynamic street façade as structural elements protrude and recess for depth and vertical features act as the spine holding it all together. The spine functions as the sliding door pocket as the feature rises from the pool at grade and punctures through the roof. Corner glass windows remove the mass of a solid corner and offer panoramic views out.

The grotto type pool slides under the structure of the home with an adjacent lounge area. Tropical plantings surround the compound walls for a tranquil retreat.  A steel entry staircase rises along a scored stucco feature wall to the entry balcony. Inside, elegance is profound as the marble surfaces accent chrome and mirrored furniture pieces

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