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.

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Address: 6671 Gulf of Mexico Drive
City: Longboat Key
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.42912, -82.68017

Type: Residential
Status: Demolished

Date(s): 1951
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Client: Lewis H. (Lou) and Ruth H. Haskins
Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul M. Rudolph


Haskins Residence

  • It has a low-pitch gable roof, Paul stretched the roof to create the effect of floating planes.

  • It was Featured in House and Garden, August 1952.

  • It was sold to Paul K. and Rachel H. Robertson in 1962 and a year later, sold to Ernest Doke.

  • The house has been destroyed.

“Here is an ideal house for anyone planning to retire from business and live year-round in a warm climate. This small house provides every imaginable comfort yet frees you from burdensome housework. A long sweeping roof, which rests on cypress columns, shelters the rooms and porches. With this kind of construction, you can place walls to suit your taste. If you want your rooms to be intimate, the walls can be average height. If you like the feeling of light and airiness, you can (1) leave space between interior walls and ceiling, (2) use glass between the top of end walls and the roof. In this house, exterior glass walls insure sunlight reaching all the corners to combat mildew. A partially-enclosed loggia and a screened porch double the living space without adding to cost or upkeep. A shaded spot out-of-doors allow you to sit back in deck chairs and breathe the fresh air. If you like the contrasting tones of wood and brick, use building materials that lead your eye easily from one texture to another. Instead of masking the framework of the house, let it be part of your decoration. In this house, lime-block walls, cypress beam, pine ceilings, and terrazzo floors provide great variety and require little maintenance.”
— "This House Has an Easy Retirement Plan." House and Garden 102 (August 1952): 44.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions



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

“Chronological List of Works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” Architecture & Urbanism, Jan. 1975, p. 150.