2012 - 2013 Fort Lauderdale Florida
Located on a strip of land between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the iconic A1A Byway, the new Floridian Residence rests on a corner lot in a small 1950’s neighborhood. The house is arranged as a simple “L” shaped plan, set inside a continuous stucco masonry wall that surrounds the property defining a private oasis. Three bedrooms are laid out along one leg of the plan with the service spaces reaching out along the other leg and meeting at the ‘knuckle’ with an open kitchen, dining/ living room. A band of clearstory windows runs atop of the masonry wall providing natural light and promoting natural cross ventilation to the spaces within. Large sliding glass doors at the ‘knuckle’ open up the interior to the backyard pool and garden as well as a small courtyard off the dining room. Two broad shed roofs act as immense leaves collecting rain water for irrigation, while providing passive solar strategies to the interiors with sizable overhangs.