Category Archives: FLORIDA

1920s Sarasota

                          I’M JUST BACK from Florida’s Gulf Coast, where I attended Sarasota Mod, a conference¬†aimed at educating the public (and hopefully saving) the city’s stock of innovative post-WWII … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Sarasota MOD Weekend

Hiss Studio, Tim Seibert CERTAIN PLACES ON THE PLANET — often unexpected places, like Columbus, Indiana, and Tel Aviv, Israel — have been blessed with impressive inventories of important 20th century architecture. One such place is Sarasota, Florida, on the … Continue reading

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Modernist Gem in Sarasota 375K

LUCKY LU ANDREWS. She was the secretary for the architecture firm of Ralph Twitchell, which in its 1940s-’60s heyday helped make Sarasota, Florida, an epicenter of important modern architecture. Over the years, Lu Andrews’ employers designed three houses for her. … Continue reading

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’60s House in Sarasota 299K

MY IDEA OF A GREAT WINTER GETAWAY would be an architecture-themed vacation in and around Sarasota, Florida. The area has an extraordinary concentration of modernist houses, including some by Paul Rudolph, who later became dean of Yale’s architecture school, and … Continue reading

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SO MANY INTRIGUING THINGS cross my desk (or inbox) that I’d like to share, but I already have 50-plus drafts for blog posts and it’s getting out of hand. So I’m going to try something new on the weekends: a … Continue reading

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Florida Art-chitecture

Sometimes I forget architecture is not all 19th century row houses and cedar-shingled beach cottages. Then I see something like Paul Rudolph’s astounding 1959-61 residence for Arthur Milam (who still lives there), and remember. The Milam house is the centerpiece … Continue reading

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You gotta see this!

In 1975, inspired by ancient American Indian mounds and prehistoric earthworks, the renowned modernist architect William Morgan carved the Dune House into the sand outside Jacksonville, Florida.¬† Now it’s for sale for $1.85 million. Two Florida realtors, Tansy Moon and … Continue reading

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