Sarasota Modern, the postwar architecture movement led by noted modernist Paul Rudolph, gave Saraosta, Florida a number of gorgeous steel and glass homes that still draw many fans today. Take Steve Tetreault and John Pirman, a local couple who sought to build a house inspired by the Sarasota School after growing out of an original 950-square-foot Rudolph design in nearby Siesta Key. As Dwell details in a recent issue, the pair brought in Michael Epstein of Seibert Architects, a firm founded in 1955 by Edward Seibert, a former apprentice under Rudolph, to design the home.
Reconciling the lightness of midcentury style with stringent modern-day building codes—which, for example, require homes be elevated and roofs be hurricane-proof—was tough. But they found a way with clerestory windows that maximize light wherever light possible, a commercial roof with a clean, beam-like interior face, and a plinth that also hides the HVAC system. Get the full story including decor choices and an interview with Tetreault and Pirman on Dwell.