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: 4822 Ocean Boulevard
City: Siesta Key
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.283143, -82.565052

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Demolished

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1946
Site Area: 
Floor Area: 4 bed, 4 bath
Height:
Floors (Above Ground): 1
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Louise Denman
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Landscape:
Structural:
MEP:
QS/PM:

SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
Subcontractor(s):

Denman Residence

  • Demolished and replaced by Siesta Towers in 1973

Exemplifying Rudolph and Twitchell’s sensitivity to landscape and topography, the floor plane of the residence was flush with the ground so that the house, beach, lawn, and courtyard melded almost seemlessly, as in a Usonian house.
— Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.
It has an informality of appearance which is disarming . . . . It has a certain regional character and seems to belong in Florida.
— Edward Larrabee Barnes "Round-Robin Critique" Progressive Architecture 31 (August 1950)
Here, Rudolph manipulated the rules of structural rationalism, as he developed techniques to compose visual and spatial experience.
— 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

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

Edward Larrabee Barnes "Round-Robin Critique" Progressive Architecture 31 (August 1950)