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.

Image rights are the responsibility of the user. Unless otherwise noted, images should be credited to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation before publishing photographs. Drawings, sketches and other materials at the Library of Congress are in the public domain, however the digital scan or photograph of the item still belongs to its creator. The copyright of any other items remains with the estate of Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 4018 Roberts Point Road
City: Siesta Key
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.296734, -82.555745

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1946
Site Area: 25,771 s.f. double waterfront lot with boat dock
Floor Area: 3 bed 2 baths, 1,851 s.f. living area with 224 s.f. screened porch
Height:
Floors (Above Ground): 1
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Alexander S. (Al) and Leona B. Harkavy
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Landscape:
Structural:
MEP:
QS/PM:

SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
Subcontractor(s):

Harkavy Residence

  • Alexander Harkavy died in 1956; his executor was Martin R. Harkavy

  • Remodeled in 1975

  • 513 s.f. detached 2 car garage added in 1977

  • 312 s.f. Boat Dock and 772 s.f. Wood Deck added in 1983

  • Last sold 10/01/86 for $275,000

  • Current owner - John C. Greer

The overhang of the gable roof is notable in that it slopes down to door and window height, representing an effort to make the roof appear as its own mass atop the walls and reflecting light into the house.
— Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

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/>

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.

Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

John Howey, The Sarasota School of Architecture 1941-1966, MIT Press, 1997

Architectural Forum, September 1947.