The Bougainvillea House is situated on an infill lot in a residential neighborhood of Sarasota. We were interested in the changing character of the neighborhood and were inspired by the history of the lot, which originally housed a 1940s Art Moderne home that could not be saved. We wanted the home to contain traces of the demolished building’s character as a clue to the site’s past. The asymmetrical geometry of the original floor plan became a catalyst for generating a sequence of solids and voids through the interior and exterior spaces of the home and throughout the lot.
My take on a contemporary, Chinese tea-house style living roon in a 1908 Edwardian San Francisco flat I completely redesigned and remodeled around 2007. Gold hand faux-finished walls by Jennifer Haley @jenniferhaleystudio.