ANNA MARIA RESIDENCE
RESIDENTIAL | DESIGN - BUILD
Anna Maria, Florida
2014 – National ALA Unbuilt Design Award
2014 – Gulf Coast AIA Unbuilt Design Award
The 56 foot wide parcel faces the public beach across a two lane road. The residence is designed to open up and accept the exterior – thereby visually connecting the interior and exterior as one continuous space. From the double height living, the house descends to an elevated pool and again to the raised wood deck in order to mediate the high flood elevation.
Two double height volumes placed at the opposite corners of the floor plan tie the living levels together and add spatial interest to the circulation. The upper level office is situated to view out through the double height living, down to the pool below and the beach beyond. A roof terrace, accessed by an exterior stair, offers a private outdoor space with panoramic views of the island. A cut in the roof provides a visual connection down to the pool.