This midcentury modern house is for sale – or was – according to the Paul Rudolph Foundation website, which links to this great set of photos from ECOHUSET on Flickr. See also the Rudolph Foundation’s blog for a post on this house. Architect Gene Leedy worked in Rudolph’s architecture firm, and along with a few others the two are largely responsible for the style known as Sarasota Modern.This house is a particularly pretty example of that style. The veneer plywood walls are beautiful and warm, but it’s the well-chosen paintings and objects that really make this place, especially that wavy wood-grain piece on the desk and all the small brutalist or neo-primitive sculptures. Putting the elliptical lamps on at floor level is a moment of genius too. Also the dog.
Also take a look at the book Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses
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