Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661

DSDG ARCHITECTS

Harbor House

Sarasota, FL

Nestled in a secluded cove on a Gulf Coast inland waterway lies a 5,340-square foot luxury home that dominates its surroundings. The Harbor House is eye catching upon approach for its rigid form and precariously cantilevered third floor room. The bold look of this home is conducted with repetitive linear windows that accents the vertical core of the residence. The home sits above water feature pools on the front and rear creating additional height in its reflection. The main entry to the home is over an open riser, cantilevered concrete staircase that climbs over the water feature below. The second-floor living area consists of a double volume great room, kitchen, library, and bedroom suite. All rooms open onto a fifteen-foot-deep covered balcony living space with a twenty-three-foot raked roof overhang for sun and rain protection. The great room features a twenty-two-foot-tall space with eighteen combined feet of glass for a two story view out to the bay. A bridge element on the third floor connects the two sides flanking the great room. A master suite and private balcony occupy one side and three guest bedrooms the other. One guest bedroom is the dramatic cantilevered room protruding ten feet from the building face.

The outdoor oasis backyard is accessed by an open riser staircase from the second-floor balcony down to the pool deck. At the intermediate landing, a shear waterfall spills into the pool and is visible through the glass paneled tread. A live green wall evokes Amazonian influence as a backdrop to the pool and bay view. The starkness of the white façade is warmed with the use of stacked limestone and thermally treated poplar wood ceilings. The reintroduction of warmer, metallic bronze metal fascia caps, door and window frames, and glass railing uprights supports the upcoming trend of the New Bronze Age to design.

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