Shopa Mid-century Renovation
This Mid-Century Modern house renovation is in the Historic District of Venice, Florida.
While most of the homes in the Venice Historic District are of a true Mediterranean Revival design, this home was built in the 1950’s making it difficult to abide by the restrictions placed on homes within this district. Through the process of the Historical District Review, we were able to keep the aesthetic and sensibilities appropriate to this home and push the aesthetic envelop for Venice just a little. Being in close proximity to the Gulf, it seems appropriate that the property be a reclamation of what was probably a beach hammock prior to development in the 1920’s.
21 character palms are placed in front to give the residence a feeling of being nestled into an existing palm grove. Saw Palmettos are used in a grouping to ultimately provide the desired level of privacy,while the Cabbage Palms provide a dense shade. The ground plane is kept simple by using clearly delineated lines between beds of white beach sand and gray river jacks. A small simple mound covered with Black Mondo Grass gives a little bit of relief and interest in an otherwise flat site. One cannot view this landscape without being aware that they are in a true beach environment and yet in the middle of an urban neighborhood. Because I didn’t try to mimic nature, but instead used a stylized design, the affect is one that fits in with the adjacent properties while being distinctly different, and also fits in with the natural aesthetic of its location, along the Gulf Coast.
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