Sospiro Canal House — a sequence of volumes and courtyards that culminates in views of sun and water

Fort Lauderdale, FL
6,300 square feet
2004
Type: Houses / Interiors
Theme: Living with Art

We designed this new house in a historic neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. The property fronts a canal, offering water views but requiring privacy. An “H-shaped” plan creates courtyards which function as outdoor rooms sheltered from the street and the canal, and allows interior rooms to have multiple exposures.

The building is composed of cubic volumes of coral rock connected by long stucco surfaces and dark wood windows. The owners’ significant art collection adds to the material and formal richness of the house.

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Collaborators

Deborah Berke Partners
Design Architect, Interior Designer

Falkanger Residential Group, Inc.
Architect of Record

Patrea St. John
Landscape Architect

Drawings

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