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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. 22 www.aiafla.org http://www.aiafla.org

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
Works-in-Progress
Stage Two: There are Many Voices in Space
The Verandah House
Sarasota MOD 15
Moore Park Community Center
Advertisers Index

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