In 1953, 26-year-old architect Tim Seibert worked in Paul Rudolph's architecture practice designing the Hiss Studio, which served as an office for Lido Shores developer Phillip Hiss. During this time, Paul Rudolph was designing the Umbrella House next door. The Studio, designed as a glass box set on 14 slender steel columns, was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in Sarasota.

Its crowning glory is its grand library, an enormous room which occupies most of the second floor. It has the original oak shelving that contained Hiss’ enormous library of art books, along with an original brass chandelier and natural cork flooring. The spiral stairway connects it to the ground floor.

In 1962, Bert Brosmith designed the 5,252 square foot ground floor addition that contains four bedrooms, four baths with a kitchen, dining and living area all opening directly to the outside and indirectly lit by 33 skylights.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Walkways, Trees, Desert, and Shrubs. Paul Rudolph protégé Tim Seibert built Hiss Studio as an office in 1953. Designed as a glass box perched atop 14 steel columns, with a massive library on the upper level, it was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in Sarasota. Photo  of Hiss StudioView Photos

Paul Rudolph protégé Tim Seibert built Hiss Studio as an office in 1953. Designed as a glass box perched atop 14 steel columns, with a massive library on the upper level, it was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in Sarasota.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, Glass Railing, and Stone Tread. Staircase Photo 2 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Staircase

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Cork Floor, Bookcase, Rug Floor, and Coffee Tables. Living Room Photo 3 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Living Room

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Cork Floor, Rug Floor, Sofa, Chair, Console Tables, Coffee Tables, Bookcase, Recliner, and Ottomans. Living Room Photo 4 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Living Room

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Coffee Tables, Bookcase, Recliner, Ottomans, Rug Floor, Sofa, and Cork Floor. Living Room Photo 5 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Living Room

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, Chair, Bookcase, Storage, Shelves, Cork Floor, and Desk. Office / Bedroom Photo 6 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Office / Bedroom

Modern home with Hallway, Cork Floor, and Marble Floor. Staircase Photo 8 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Staircase

Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Counter, White Cabinet, Metal Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Drop In Sink, Cork Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Kitchenette Photo 10 of Hiss StudioView Photos

Kitchenette

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Shrubs, Trees, and Walkways. SarasotaMOD Weekend celebrated architect Edward "Tim" Seibert, FAIA
with the Lifetime Achievement Art and Architecture Award
November 10 – 12, 2017 Photo 12 of Hiss StudioView Photos

SarasotaMOD Weekend celebrated architect Edward "Tim" Seibert, FAIA
with the Lifetime Achievement Art and Architecture Award

November 10 – 12, 2017

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  • Edward "Tim" Seibert
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Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 1953
  • Square Feet
  • 6389
  • Lot Size
  • 17,500