Sospiro Canal House, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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
Completed 2004

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Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004 drawing
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004 drawing
Portrait sospiro canal house fort lauderdale fl 2004 drawing

Key People
Deborah Berke
Caroline Wharton Ewing, Project Lead – Interiors

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – Design Architect and Interior Design
Falkanger Residential Group, Inc. – Architect of Record
Patrea St. John – Landscape Architect

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