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Rebirth of the Cool

The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

Modern outdoor pool area with curved white lounge chairs

Project: Sarasota House

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Architect: Seibert Architects P.A.

Originally designed: 1960

Original architect: William Rupp

Florida modern: A breezy seaside take on (largely postwar) architecture borrowing elements from the International Style—linear and light-filled—in a distinctly Floridian setting.

Key feature: The floating staircase

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