First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

View Event →
Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jan
4
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

View Event →
First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

View Event →
Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

View Event →
Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
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Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
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Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
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Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LECTURE: PAUL RUDOLPH SARASOTA/ YALE/THE WORLD
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

LECTURE: PAUL RUDOLPH SARASOTA/ YALE/THE WORLD

  • 265 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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Carl Abbott, architect - a former student and employee of Paul Rudolph - will present a lecture about Mr. Rudolph and his architectural work.

Mr. Abbott's lecture is part of the "Unbuilt Rudolph" Exhibition, consisting of high-quality reproductions of Paul Rudolph's architectural designs that never made it past the drawing board.

The exhibition runs through June 15, 2019.

Curated by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and exhibited at the Center for Architecture Sarasota.

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SAF Special Event: Unbuilt Rudolph Exhibition at the CFAS
May
16
to Jun 15

SAF Special Event: Unbuilt Rudolph Exhibition at the CFAS

  • 265 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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This exhibition, consisting of high-quality reproductions of Paul Rudolph drawings, examines Rudolph's architectural designs that never made it past the drawing board. The exhibition features 13 projects between 1948-1956, some in partnership with Ralph Twitchell (1890-1978), and others created during Rudolph’s independent practice in Sarasota.

All of the projects are located in Florida, eight of them in Sarasota. The building types range from residential to civic to commercial, featuring houses, a church, an airport, retail facilities, and a fraternity house. Many of the projects contain the seeds of architectural ideas that would later come to fruition in built works by Rudolph such as the Umbrella House, Walker Guest House, Sarasota High School and Milam Residence.

Overall, the exhibition provides a glimpse of how Paul Rudolph’s already impressive legacy could have been even more remarkable had these projects actually been constructed. 

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