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: 1033 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
City: Ponte Vedra Beach
Zip Code: 32082
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 30.17384, -81.35936
Floors (Above Ground):
Building Cost: $88,074 (1963)
Client: Arthur W. Milam
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Robert Ernest
Structural: Herman D. J. Spiegel
MEP: Frank B. Wilder & Associates
Contractor: William E. Arnold Company
The distinct three-dimensional eastern facade of the building overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, rising over 28 feet above the sea.
This project was Rudolph’s first building to incorporate an air-conditioning unit.
The form of the walls and floors were constructed in such a way that it could block off the sun rays during florida’s hot temperatures.
Milam residence was named ''House of the Year'' in 1963 by The Architectural Record.
Later in 1969, Rudolph further extended the house by adding a bedroom, a guesthouse, a 3-car garage and a swimming pool.
The Milam Residence was Paul’s last house in Florida before he started his job at Yale.
The Milam Residence was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
The house was initially listed for $4.7 million in 2017, now it is currently on sale for $4,445,000.
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
National Register Designation Report - United States Department of the Interior, June 07, 2016
“Better Home Designs Demanded.” Sarasota News, March 3, 1963. p. 25
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 68-71.