The Sarasota School was inspired, at least in part, by the Bauhaus philosophies, but it incorporated traditional forms of Southern U.S. architecture, using patios, verandas, modular construction and raised floors to allow for greater ventilation in Florida's pre-air conditioning days.
The style took advantage of the play or light and shadow, the color and texture of regional material and the beautiful environment of Sarasota. Many of these homes are extant today. Take a look at some of these examples.
|Milam Residence by Paul Rudolph|
|Hiss Studio by Tim Seibert|
|Weaving/Thomasson House by Gene Leedy|
|Dolphin House by Carl Abbott|
|Lake Shore Drive home by Jack West|
|Horizon House by Mark Hampton|