Sospiro Canal House Fort Lauderdale, FL 2004

We designed this new house in a historic neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. The property fronts a canal, offering water views but requiring privacy. An “H-shaped" plan creates courtyards which function as outdoor rooms sheltered from the street and the canal, and allows interior rooms to have multiple exposures. The building is composed of cubic volumes of coral rock connected by long stucco surfaces and dark wood windows. The owners’ significant art collection adds to the material and formal richness of the house.

6,330 square feet

Falkanger Residential Group, Inc. – architect of record
Patrea St. John – landscape architect
Deborah Berke Partners – architecture and interior design

Published in the New York Times Magazine, 19 June 2005.

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