Back to the Future

A Midcentury Home in Forest Lakes Gets a Makeover

The home's original blueprints proved that it had been designed by the firm of Ralph Twitchell, long considered the father of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

04/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

Modern Classic

Victor Lundy's Herron House Is a Timeless Example of the Sarasota School of Architecture

The home continues to inspire 62 years after it became an icon of the midcentury-modern Sarasota School of Architecture.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

"His Name is Plymouth Harbor"

For Architect Frank Folsom Smith, the 1966 Plymouth Harbor Retirement Center Was the Project of a Lifetime

Smith is the Grand Old Man of Sarasota architecture.

09/30/2019 By Robert Plunket

A Modern Classic

Victor Lundy's Herron House Is a Timeless Example of the Sarasota School of Architecture

The home continues to inspire 62 years after it became an icon of the midcentury-modern Sarasota School of Architecture.

09/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Design Matters

Longtime City Manager Ken Thompson’s Midcentury Modern Home Comes on the Market

John Ringling may have invented Sarasota, but it was Ken Thompson who made it work.

09/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Architecture News

A Rare Sarasota School of Architecture Home Hits the Market

Designed by Victor Lundy, the home on south Siesta Key last sold in 1973.

07/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

Architecture

Omeza Relocates to Historic Sarasota School of Architecture Building

The building was designed in 1957 by architect Victor Lundy; using sharply angled, exposed trusses, he maximized window exposure to street traffic for commercial benefit.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Architectural Thoroughbred

The Home Where Walter Farley Wrote the Black Stallion Books is Finally For Sale

The home—a rarely seen Sarasota School of Architecture gem—is on the market for $2.4 million.

04/29/2019 By Robert Plunket

Tours

Sarasota Architectural Foundation Extends Cocoon House Tours

The bi-monthly tours will promote awareness of the building and the Sarasota School of Architecture movement to the public.

04/23/2019 By Staff

Architecture

Iconic Sarasota Home Named to National Register of Historic Places

Architect Paul Rudolph’s internationally acclaimed Umbrella House recently earned the honor.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Spring Things

The Sarasota School of Architecture Meets Classic Fashion in J. McLaughlin's Spring Catalog

J. McLaughlin's new collection was shot at local Sarasota School of Architecture residences.

03/11/2019 By Mana Gale

Hospitality

Stylish New Rosemary District Hotel Opens

The Sarasota Modern, the new Rosemary District hotel designed as a tribute to the Sarasota School of Architecture, opens for business this week.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Round House

A Sarasota School of Architecture gem comes on the market.

05/04/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Sarasota School of Architecture Gem on Siesta Key

This mid-century modern home is on the market for $1,345,000.

08/11/2017 By Robert Plunket

Home Again

An Architecture Lover Gives New Life to Her Childhood Dwelling

Tamara El Boukfaoui restores her 1950s home with love.

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma

Art of Architecture

Umbrella House Tour, Ex-Miami Mayor Talks Urban Innovation and More

Upcoming public events from the architecture community.

03/21/2017 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: An Icon of Midcentury Modern Architecture

Tim Seibert’s famed Hiss Studio goes on the market.

02/15/2017 By Robert Plunket

Modern Times

Architect Victor Lundy is the Focus of This Year's Sarasota MODWeekend

The 93-year-old architect says he's looking forward to returning to Sarasota.

10/26/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

Tour the Paul Rudolph Umbrella House

A few tickets remain for the docent-led tour this Saturday; plus, news about downtown Sarasota's Q condos on Ringling Boulevard and new construction at The Concession.

08/12/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

Only in Sarasota: The Umbrella House, Lido Shores

For this month's Only in Sarasota illustration, John Pirman focuses in on Paul Rudolph's iconic Umbrella House in Lido Shores.

10/28/2015 By John Pirman