Hiss Studio

Sarasota, Florida
Architect
Photographer
Location
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 1953
  • Square Feet
  • 6389
  • Lot Size
  • 17,500
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • 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. Hiss Studio (1953), Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA Photo  of Hiss Studio

    Hiss Studio (1953), Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA

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

    Staircase

    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Garden, Shrubs, Trees, Hardscapes, and Walkways. SarasotaMOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA
November 10 – 12, 2017 Photo 12 of Hiss Studio

    SarasotaMOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA
    November 10 – 12, 2017