NEXT ON DECK
The design of the Charron Residence on Longboat Key is based on the plan of the clients’ former condo in Switzerland. The condo floor plan was cut and collaged into an arrangement of spaces suited to the conditions of the Florida site. Without being bounded by a neighboring unit above, the new design opens up in section to volumes of spaces of various heights. The design reconnects the elevated house to land and sky by stepping down to a covered terrace, and up to a roof terrace. A mezzanine level on the way to the roof offers a new vantage point of the living space below creating diagonal views down to the adjoining canal.