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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: September 21, 2019

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

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.