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THE VERANDAH HOUSE, sarasota, florida
HALFLANTS + PICHETTE, sarasota, florida
With generous overhangs, shaded
terraces and solar cells, Verandah
House opens to a courtyard that shelters
occupants from Sarasota's semitropical
climate. A sixteen-foot overhang
creates a cooler microclimate for the
courtyard and shades the tall narrow
house. The area under the overhang
functions as a verandah that allows for
a fluid transition between conditioned
indoor spaces and the outside.
With three street-facing elevations,
the house is entered via a recessed
courtyard on the south side. The house's
"L-shaped" plan provides privacy to
the backyard and a courtyard is created
between the two wings. The kitchen,
dining and living rooms occupy one
ground floor wing and the master
bedroom suite occupies the other. Two
additional bedrooms and a gym are laid
out on the second floor. There are seven
separate access points to the yard.
An interior and an exterior stair on
either end of the main wing create a
circulation loop that offers a variety of
paths through the residence. Masonry
walls wrap and protect the residence
from view while the program injects
itself into both the interior and exterior.
North elevation facing the courtyard. All photos by Bill Speer.
Rear courtyard (above) and south elevation (below) facing the street.
Exterior terrace showing one of two exterior stairs
that create an indoor-outdoor circulation loop.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Winter 2016
President’s Perspective / Martin Diaz-Yabor, FAIA
Editorial / Diane D. Greer
Get to Know Your 2016 Board Officers
Driving Mr. Wright
Stage Two: There are Many Voices in Space
The Verandah House
Sarasota MOD 15
Moore Park Community Center
Florida/Caribbean Architect - Winter 2016