Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.
Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.
Address: 101 Big Pass Lane
City: Siesta Key
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.28212, -82.56653
Status: Demolished in 2007
Site Area: 27,026 s.f. waterfront lot
Floor Area: 3 beds 3 baths, 2712 s.f.
Floors (Above Ground): 1
Client: Ralph S. Twitchell
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
It was the first house built after partnering with Ralph Twitchell.
It was featured in the Architectural Forum, September 1947.
in 1969, the owners were Garrison and Marjorie Creighton
house damaged by fire in the carport
Improving the house would have meant dealing with the “50-percent rule.” That would have required elevating the house, which was in a “V” flood zone, 13 feet to FEMA’s base-flood elevation if more than 50 percent of the structure’s value was spent on renovation.
Owned by Harold and Harriet McCurdy until sold by Harriet McCurdy and Joan Ewers to Joe King
Architect Joe King bought the house in 05/05/05 for $2,650,000 with hopes of restoring it
King sold it in 11/06/07 for $2,800,000 to Clyde H Wilson, Jr.
DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings
DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings
DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings
PHOTOS - Project Model
PHOTOS - During Construction
PHOTOS - Completed Project
PHOTOS - Current Conditions
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Florida Memory - The State Archives of Florida <https://www.floridamemory.com/>
Architectural Forum, September 1947.
Architectural Forum, April 1948.
John Howey, The Sarasota School of Architecture 1941-1966, MIT Press, 1997
Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.
Zollo, Cathy. “Historic Twitchell Beach Home Gets New Life Away from Siesta Key.” Sarasota Herald, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 19 July 2007, www.heraldtribune.com/news/20070719/historic-twitchell-beach-home-gets-new-life-away-from-siesta-key.
Alison Furuto. "'After You Left, They Took It Apart': Paul Rudolph Exhibition at Colgate" 30 Aug 2011. ArchDaily <https://www.archdaily.com/164271/after-you-left-they-took-it-apart-paul-rudolph-exhibition-at-colgate/> ISSN 0719-8884
“From Dreams to Debris.” Sarasota Herald, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2013, www.heraldtribune.com/news/20131215/from-dreams-to-debris.
Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.
“Siesta Key Architecture a Natural.” Oceane Siesta Key - Waterfront Condos Siesta Key Sarasota Florida, 27 Mar. 2017, www.oceanesiestakey.com/press/siesta-key-architecture-natural/.