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: 101 Garden Lane
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.29986, -82.55919

Type: Residence
Status: Built

Date(s): 1953-1955
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Cohen Residence

  • It was built for former City of Sarasota Mayor, David Cohen and his wife. They were were local music patrons and David was the co-founder of the then-Florida West Coast Symphony. The house built to express their musical lifestyle.

  • Large closets and dressing rooms were constructed to eliminate the need for extra furniture in the bedroom.

  • There aren’t any partitions in the interior except for the bedrooms and baths, which formed a large multi-purpose living area.

  • The house was featured in Architectural Record May 1956, Progressive Architecture January 1955 and Arts+Architecture September 1954.

  • The house was restored in 2006 by Seibert Architects for client Martie Lieberman.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions