Patio House


The Challenge
The site for this residence is a waterfront lot lying in a severe flood zone that requires an elevated structure on ples. Beyond environmental considerations, the retired homeowners were looking to downsize yet take full advantage of views and activities of the St Petersburg waterfront for their large extended family.

The Result
The solution was to significantly elevate the main floor on a poured concrete structural system and organize the plan around 2 main exterior spaces, creating 3 distinct spatial groups. The increased elevation enhanced the outdoor ground/water level experience. The interior space groups include a general living area, owner’s suite, and a conceptual cottage for out of town guests.