Who wouldn’t dream to…
live in a famous example of the “Sarasota School”
own a design that is one of the landmarks of Paul Rudolph’s career
wake-up every day in a house that’s sensitively and creatively designed for the environment
Well, you could have! In the archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, we have a clipping of an ad from not-that-long ago: in 2005, you had your opportunity to fulfill your dream…
The ad reads:
Parcel 6570 — Architectural Digest calls Paul Rudolph’s creation "one of the top five most remarkable houses from the 20th century." This auction represents a unique opportunity for the astute collector to purchase arguably the finest example of modern residential architecture still in private hands. Paul Rudolph’s UMBRELLA HOUSE, the pinnacle residence of the Sarasota School, is a superbly restored gem located only minutes from downtown Sarasota and Longboat Key. In Rudolph's signature style, the horizontal articulation of the house results in nine distinct levels. The house is elevated more than a foot off the ground on all sides creating a floating effect against the lush, tropical landscape. All of this and a location steps from the water in one of Florida's coveted communities surrounded by other examples of complementing architecture.
We’ve written an extensive article on Rudolph’s “Umbrella House”, giving its full background, and an architectural analysis—and also our website’s project page for the building has a wealth of photos and other information on it.
And who, upon going out, wouldn’t want to be greeted with this:
And upon re-entering, who wouldn’t want to enjoy residing in this superb Modern interior:
Too late! The Umbrella House was sold—and we can only envy the happy owners.
BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Another example of Rudolph’s residential work IS available:
the MILAM RESIDENCE—a significant home which achieved international recognition.
If you’re interested in learning more about this distinguished house in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida, please contact:
Mr. Robert C. Champion (904) 755-4785 firstname.lastname@example.org