Designed by Sweet Sparkman, Seathru House is a dream house for a young couple who want to reconnect with their hometown. It is an interesting but non-conforming mid-century modern home with a new structure and a separate program.
This modern home is demolished to allow a new structure with a separate program to create three distinct outdoor environments. The backyard’s undulating topography can provide awesome views of Sarasota Bay and Lido Key.
The courtyard is located between the guest house and the main house, creating a private green space for the clients’ two young children to play. The northern and eastern facades are framed by a sea of grasses and ferns to give contrast to the dark limestone walls.
There is a large gate that leads to the entry. This housing program is stretched to create gaps so the architecture follows with steel columns, roofs, and slabs cantilevering.
A feature staircase is floating above the monolithic plinth below while all spaces of the house are afforded awesome bay views, including the guesthouse at the site’s extreme eastern side. It is a perfect house for a family who wants to enjoy and create a connection to the surrounding nature.
Seathru House Gallery
Photography: Ryan Gamma