January 3, 2020

The Coach House (1962) Mid-century Modern


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WHERE: 37 SANDY HOOK RD S, SARASOTA - SIESTA KEY, FL 34242


The COACH HOUSE is one of our very finest examples of Sarasota School of Architecture style. Designed 1962 by Seibert Architects, the home is larger than most Sarasota mid-century properties, with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, multiple porches, terraces, and a 2 car garage on over 1/2 acre. You'll find original stacked Ocala block walls, clerestory windows, terrazzo floors, skylights and walls of sliding glass - and that's just the beginning.

The Coach House was restored by the Dream Team: Seibert Architects, Ball Construction, Seth Schulaner Interior Design & Robert Anderson Landscape Architect. Come see the results and enjoy the Sandy Hook neighborhood, (private) beach access on the Gulf of Mexico, and Siesta Key village FUN just steps away!

When can you move in?

(PENDING SALE) PRICE $1,695,000 USD

CONTACT Martie Lieberman +1.941.724.1118

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April 11, 2019

You will love this original mid-century modern beachfront home on the Gulf of Mexico, hidden away from view by almost two acres of lush foliage. Designed for the Farley family (1953-1956) by Sarasota School of Architecture icons Ralph Twitchell & Jack West, the four bedroom, four bath home and separate artist's studio is where Black Stallion books were written by beloved author Walter Farley.

Mrs. Farley loved architecture and worked with Sarasota modern architects to create a magical place for their artistic family to thrive. The main house sits directly on the beach, beyond where you can build today, but if you want to save or restore the structures there are incentives or rules in place to help you accomplish this goal. Inside you will find original terrazzo floors, floor to ceiling glass, wood jalousies, 8' tall doors, huge built-in closets, desks, cabinets, and a fireplace originally designed by Paul Rudolph for the Revere Quality House. (Can you find it?)

The land itself goes from beach to jungle, with beautiful Florida flora and fauna and long winding driveway from the street. There is a natural creek that runs along the North side of the property. PLEASE NOTE: The house and grounds need serious repairs. The sellers have not lived there for many years.

BE THE HERO THAT RESTORES THIS MAGICAL PROPERTY. A new survey (2019) and some original floor plans are available for your kind review. Please come see this magical place and imagine the possibilities today.  SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE 

PRICE: $1.9 Million USD   CONTACT: Martie Lieberman +1.941.724.1118 

ADDRESS: 1100 Sunset Dr, Venice Island, Florida 34285

January 8, 2017

SOLD: The Hudson House (1953) by Ralph Twitchell

This important Sarasota School of Architecture home is featured in the book, Sarasota Modern by Andrew Weaving (pp 110-123). The combination of beautiful polished terrazzo floors, sliding walls of glass, stacked Ocala block privacy walls and lush, tropical gardens create a thrilling sense of light, warmth and harmony with nature that changes throughout the day. There are two master bedrooms, en-suite, plus a small third bedroom 15.5'x7.5' accessible from the biggest master and is currently used as an artist's studio. The neighborhood is historic and charming, with hidden pocket parks and a nice, walkable scale. It was designed and built in the 1920s by John Nolen, the American Master Landscape Architect and City Planner. Downtown Venice is just a few blocks away and has lovely restaurants, live music and quaint shops. You can go fishing, boating, enjoy several area beaches or ride bikes on special trails nearby. This property is not in a flood zone and there is room for a pool. SOLD By Martie in 4 days! CONTACT: MARTIE LIEBERMAN, +1.941.724.1118


Martie Lieberman, Architecture Specialist Since 2002
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November 3, 2016

Review

"...a handsome and thoughtful coffee-table book..." -- 10/15/06 DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL 

"Weaving assembles the best examples of modern design..." -- 11/26/06 ORLANDO SENTINEL 

"Weaving offers a fresh approach...extensively researched through interviews with the architects and the homeowners, it's full of the personal stories that grab and keep the reader's attention." -- 11/18/06 SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE 

"Weaving takes the reader on a virtual tour of some of Sarasota School's finest houses." -- Dec06 HOME MIAMI 

"handsomely illustrated, luicdly written" -- 12/17/06 CHICAGO TRIBUNE

About the Author

Andrew Weaving is an expert on 20th-century architecture, furniture, and design. He was co-author ofLiving with Mid-Century Style, among others, and owns a 1956 Sarasota School house in Winter Haven designed by Gene Leedy. He lives in London.

October 30, 2016

SOLD:  CONTACT Martie Lieberman 941.724.1118 

Nestled into downtown Tampa's SoHo, Hyde Park and Bayshore Boulevard neighborhoods is a contemporary architectural gem called Bay Villa Townhomes.  Winner of the AIA Tampa Bay Award in 1978, Bay Villa was designed by John Howey, FAIA, architect and author of The Sarasota School of Architecture. This unique end-unit townhome was built specially for the architect's family, and remains intact. You will love the 10-to-14 foot vaulted ceilings, 10-foot sliding walls of glass, custom built-ins, clerestory windows and a loft, perfect for an artist, architect or your home office. Fine Brazilian walnut floors in the living, dining kitchen and entrance areas. There are two-and-a-half baths and two to four bedrooms, depending on how you use this flexible floor plan. The attached one-car garage is over-sized and includes room for laundry and storage or workshop, and there is a space for one more car onsite.

The location is great! Walk two blocks to Bayshore Blvd, a 4.5-mile scenic walkway along the bay with downtown Tampa views and you will see runners, bicyclists and many happy people. Or walk a few blocks to Hyde Park and SoHo, and enjoy numerous fine restaurants, cafes and boutiques. You'll love this neighborhood! 

CONTACT: Martie Lieberman, +1 941.724.1118 today for floor plan and more information.   SEE SLIDE SHOW HERE. Photos by Rimo Photographics

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February 5, 2016

Comment from the first award given to Casa del Cielo:

 "A 'masterpiece' ....raised horizontal planes, which interpenetrate one with the other - all above ground in a tropical climate - the balancing of solids and voids and the flow of space horizontally and vertically are handled in a remarkable way....."   --- Paul Rudolph, Architectural Awards Juror

This remarkable, architecturally-significant, beachfront property is situated along more than 100 feet of coveted, sugar white sand on world famous Siesta Key. Two contemporary, Sarasota School of Architecture structures designed by Carl Abbott FAIA - a main house pavilion known as Casa del Cielo and a gatehouse - gracefully reside together along with a charming beach bungalow called the Palmer Beach House. The wooded, sanctuary-like setting is a perfect compliment to the floating terraces, expansive walls of glass and light-filled spaces of the Abbott buildings. WINNER OF AIA TEST OF TIME AWARD. MORE INFO HERE

 

SOLD! SEE PHOTOS HERE CONTACT MARTIE LIEBERMAN: +1.941.724.1118 

 

 

February 4, 2016

 

LISTED & SOLD by MARTIE: The Bechtel House is a rare and authentic Sarasota School of Architecture mid-century modern home designed by Seibert Architects in 1967. The iconic design is about courtyard living at its finest, with soaring ceilings, clerestory windows, sliding walls of glass which open to walled-in lush gardens, and an inground pool. There is a separate art studio or office hidden away, which can be used as a third bedroom. This one-of-a-kind home is located near Ringling Museum of Art, and the 1920s-era Sara Bay Country Club, in Whitfield subdivision. It is a great location for easy access to shopping, airport, museums, restaurants and everything Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa Bay areas have to offer. SEE SLIDE SHOW   

 

 CONTACT MARTIE LIEBERMAN +1 941.724.1118 www.modernsarasota.com

 

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December 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Mid-century Modern Architecture?

HGTV's Dinah Eng writes about the style HERE

(All photos on this post are from Martie Lieberman : Modern Sarasota)

 

My favorite bit in Dinah's article for HGTV is her interview with Sian Winship, a great friend of Sarasota's mid-century modern architecture. I met Sian and John Berley when they organized a ground-breaking tour and study program in 1999 called On Parallel Lines: The Sarasota School of Architecture and the Case Study House Program for SAH/SCC. Their work helped our own tour and symposium on Sarasota's mid-century architecture in 2001, An American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture by the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota.  The Sarasota Architectural Foundation was started by volunteers who produced the Fine Arts Society's program. And the Center For Architecture Sarasota grew out of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, years later. It's all connected, and to me, goes back to Sian and John. THANK YOU everyone, for your involvement in making these great things come to life for Sarasota.    -Martie Lieberman : Modern Sarasota

 

Here are a few quotes by Sian Winship - from Dinah Eng's HGTV article.

 

“The birth of midcentury modern was after the war,” says Sian Winship, president of the Southern California Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. “The houses had open floor plans and giant sliding-glass doors, which encouraged people to go outside and be healthy. In a traditional home, the window height is 4 to 5 feet, and you can’t see out as a child. With these walls of glass, children became engaged and open-minded because the environment stimulated the senses in a different way.”

 

She notes that architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who trained midcentury modern architects like Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, was also a huge influence.

 

“It’s nice to see midcentury modernism being appreciated now,” she adds, “as we’re entering a period where houses from the 1960s are becoming eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places.”

 

“The biggest enemy of a modern house is deferred maintenance,” Winship says. “You have to keep up with it. The wood has to be clear-coated, painted or oiled. It will expand and contract from heat, and you get problems from that.”

 

 

Key Elements of Mid-Century Modern Architecture, from HGTV: What is Midcentury Modern Architecture, Really?
Flat planes. The geometric lines of the house are regular and rigorous. Flat roofs are common, though modern ranch-style houses had gable roofs.
Large windows. Sliding-glass doors and other expansive panes of glass allow light to enter rooms from multiple angles.
Changes in elevation. Small steps going up and down between rooms creates split-level spaces. A midcentury modern might have partial walls, or cabinets of varying heights to create different depths in the space.
Integration with nature. Rooms have multiple outdoor views, or multiple access points, encouraging an appreciation of healthy living.

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