Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Florida couple John Pirman and Steve Tetreault built a new house inspired by the Sarasota School. Today’s FEMA codes required a plinth to lift the house five-and-a-half feet above grade and a roof that can withstand hurricane wind loads, making it a challenge to re-create the lightness of midcentury design, Pirman says.  McWhorter Vallee Design Inc.’s Saves from This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism

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Florida couple John Pirman and Steve Tetreault built a new house inspired by the Sarasota School. Today’s FEMA codes required a plinth to lift the house five-and-a-half feet above grade and a roof that can withstand hurricane wind loads, making it a challenge to re-create the lightness of midcentury design, Pirman says.