The Cocoon House
House (Single Residence)
Set on a quiet lane in Siesta Key, this jewel box home measuring about 760 square feet, holds firmly on cantilevered beams that inch over Bayou Louise. The simple layout lends to an uncluttered coastal lifestyle. The catenary roof curves down into the interior to create an intimate space inside while exhibiting historic architectural feats from the outside.
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently signed a long-term rental for the house and it has been given new life. Refurbished in 2018, the Cocoon House delights with a refinished exterior and vintage-inspired interior. Through teamwork and considerate design work, Ellen Hanson Designs, Pansy Bayou and the Sarasota Architectural Foundation were able to envision a millennial update to this 1950s historical home.
Ellen Hanson Designs
From Erin Shea
The Cocoon House, formally known as the Healy Guesthouse, is a Sarasota treasure that illuminates its Siesta Key neighborhood. Built in 1948 by Paul Rudolph with the aid of Ralph Twitchell, the Cocoon House is a testament to innovative design that still inspires visitors today.