Sospiro Canal House


Fort Lauderdale, FL
6,300 square feet
2004
Type: Houses / Interiors
Theme: Living with Art
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.
On the interior, the interplay of intimate and open spaces provides a background for varying scales of artwork. Lighting and wall surfaces have been carefully designed to allow for flexible and informal hanging of the clients’ collection.

Drawings


Key People


Deborah Berke

Caroline Wharton Ewing
Project Lead - Interiors

Collaborators


Deborah Berke Partners
Design Architect, Interior Designer 

Falkanger Residential Group, Inc.
Architect of Record

Patrea St. John
Landscape Architect

Recognition


New York Times Magazine
19 June 2005


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©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.