This is the best Paul Rudolph-inspired Sarasota Modern that you have never seen. We had the incredible opportunity to work with Michael Epstein of Siebert Architects on this project - a Sarasota Modern-inspired masterpiece designed for our wacky, bookish family of four humans and two furries. The house is based on Paul Rudolph's Sanderling Beach Club and built on a pie-shaped waterfront lot near Siesta Key. It is solar-powered, has floor-to-ceiling windows, a monolithic slab concrete floor, and the most incredible pool cage that you will ever see as well as Florida-friendly landscaping. Everyone who drives by the house knows it and wants to know about it. So after nearly two decades of reading Dwell Magazine, I finally have something worthy to contribute - beautiful photos of a Sarasota School-inspired modern that is built to accommodate active family indoor/outdoor living in a unique climate.
It is an entirely different concept designed by the same architect who is behind the Pirman house, previously featured in Dwell.
Pool cage with retractable shades in Paul Rudolph's signature orange.
Nighttime water view of the Sanderling Beach Club inspired roofline.
Southern yellow pine glulam beams create the foundation for the curved ceiling that provides space for the clerestory windows which make for light and shadow play throughout the day.
Playroom based on the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.
A chill Florida-friendly welcome. Landscaping includes heat resistant plants like ground orchids, cabbage palms, bromeliads, gumbo limbo trees, and sea grapes.