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Contemporary Casa Key Guest House, Florida

Sarasota-based deisgn studio TOTeMS Architecture has designed the Case Key Guest House. The contemporary property is located in Casey Key, Florida.

According to the architects: “The contemporary Florida property, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The structure is inspired by the character of the live oaks, which have been shaped by the prevailing coastal winds from the west.

“The owner requested a design that was a ‘house in the trees’. A small programme, including one bedroom, bath, living area with kitchenette, and a loft is organised to provide privacy between a neighbouring property to the north, while offering broad views of the oak hammock to the south and west, and the intercoastal waterway to the east.

“Curved glulam pine beams, which are anchored to the elevated concrete slab at their base, curve up and over the entire space, reflect the arching quality of the live oak limbs. Ship lap cypress siding is used to clad the exterior walls and the interior walls between the glulam beams.

“The design is intended to evoke an organic architecture that is influenced by, and reflective of its site.” Images courtesy of Greg Wilson, William Speer, and George Cott.

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May 15, 2012 | Property | View comments

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