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Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects

  • 01:00 - 17 June, 2011
Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects
Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects

© George Cott © George Cott Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects © George Cott +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Casey Key, Florida 34275, United States
  • Architect

    TOTeMS Architecture
  • Lead Architect

    Jerry Sparkman, AIA, NCARB
  • Landscaper

    Wheeler Landscaping
  • Contractor

    Michael K. Walker & Assoc. Inc.
  • Photographs

From the architect. The guest residence, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The wooden structure was inspired by two elements.

First, the Owner’s one sentence program which read, “…respect the land, and the rest will follow”. Secondly, the live oak trees which were shaped by the coastal winds from the west, influenced the structural form of the guest house.

The Owner requested a “house in the trees.” A small program: one bedroom, bath, living area with kitchenette, and a loft, is organized to provide privacy between a neighboring property to the north, while offering broad views of the oak hammock, and Intercoastal Waterway. 

© George Cott
© George Cott

Glulam beams were selected for their ability to enfold the structure around the space. 

© George Cott
© George Cott

The laminated pine beams, which curve over the entire space, blur the distinction between wall and roof. The result is an open structure to the east and west, yet solid and private to the north.

© George Cott
© George Cott

The ground floor includes a small storage room for kayaks, and a covered Ipe deck. The loft interior, defined primarily by the curved beams, alludes to the aquatic bay environment, and wooden boat hull construction. Ship lap cypress siding is used to clad the exterior walls and interior curved wall.

The guest house is located in a highly regulated FEMA flood zone requiring elevated floor levels. 

© George Cott
© George Cott

To preserve the health of the oak hammock, the house is supported on a specialized steel piling foundation system designed to avoid root disturbance and minimize sub grade impacts to the oaks. As a result, all existing trees were preserved.

The design is intended to evoke an organic architecture that is influenced by, and reflective of its site.

© George Cott
© George Cott
Cite: "Casey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects" 17 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/144606/casey-key-guest-house-totems-architecture/>
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