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Midcentury jewel with design pedigree, and pool, asks $2.2M

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William Rupp, who worked with Paul Rudolph, built the house in 1957

Exterior shot of the back of the flat-roofed, roughly L-shaped house that has rooms encased on three sides in glass walls that look out onto the yard with lap pool.
The back of the house features extensive glazing, which opens directly onto the lush yard with lap pool.
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Location: Sarasota, Florida

Price: $2,200,000

Another day, another midcentury modern home waiting to be snatched up—not that we’re complaining, of course. The latest entrant onto the market is this beauty by William Rupp, a modernist architect who worked with Paul Rudolph and ran his Sarasota, Florida practice before starting his own studio. As a member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, Rupp subscribed to the tenets of the movement, and this 1957-built residence certainly reflects them.

Although the 2,691-square-foot house has been renovated and updated since then by Seibert Architects, whose founder, Edward J. “Tim” Seibert was also a member of the Sarasota School, the three-bed-three-bath boasts the horizontal planes, floor-to-ceiling windows, dynamic open floor plan, and flat, floating roof that were emblematic of the style.

Set behind a wooden wall, the single-level is accessed through glossy red double-doors, which lead to the home’s main glass entrance and its fresh, all-white interiors. The living room’s extensive glazing looks out onto the black river stone lap pool and a yard landscaped with specimen trees. The master suite is encased by three walls of glass, while the office and second bedroom also feature significant glazing, establishing a home that treasures its environment and privileges indoor-outdoor living. Located at 1155 Center Place, the home is listed for $2,200,000.