Florida Mid-Century Modern Residential Buildings

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Umbrella House
Sarasota, FL
The Umbrella House was designed by Paul Rudolph in 1953. It was built as a model home on Lido Key. The "umbrella" name came from a huge wooden trellis that extended over the terrace and pool. That structure was destroyed in a storm in the 1960s. It was rebuilt in 2010 (these photos are from 2005). Architectural Digest has called this "one of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-20th century." The open floor plan includes visible structural columns and a double-height living room. There are nine levels, three bedrooms and three baths. The house was in poor condition in the 1990s but has since been restored. [map]

1310 Westway Drive
Sarasota, FL
The house at 1310 Westway Drive is right next door to the Umbrella House. It, too, provides full lighting from front to back and has an open floor plan. [map]

From 1941-1966, Sarasota was a mecca for modern architecture. For more, see this book.

More Florida Mid-Century Modern Residential Buildings:
Bay Harbor Continental Building (Bay Harbor Islands) [gone]
The Mark (Cocoa Beach)
Mar Vista (Fort Lauderdale)
UFO House (Homestead)
Spaceship House (Islamorada)
House (Key Largo)
Yacodome (Lake Placid)
George A. Smathers Plaza (Miami)
House (Miami)
House (St. Petersburg)
Regent Palace (Surfside)
Spring House (Tallahassee)

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