House on the Bayou - Schematic Design
This project was designed to be built adjacent to a new modern residence on a deep water canal on Siesta Key, Florida. The compact floor plan was designed to provide privacy and openness simultaneously. The cantilevered balconies provided private outdoor views, while creating a dynamic indoor-outdoor openness. These are the schematic designs developed during an initial site plan review for the City of Sarasota. A request for variance from a waterfront setback was requested and denied, which stopped the project. The same variance had been granted for the neighboring property to the west, but neighborhood opinions had shifted during its construction, which was detrimental to our application.