Striking Modern Home on the Little Sarasota Bay
Today we’re touring a modern home in Florida designed to make the most of its waterfront surroundings. Known as West Wind, this remarkable residence was created by New York architect Toshiko Mori, former architecture department chair at Harvard.
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Nestled on north Casey Key, an eight-mile island with fewer than 400 single-family homes, the almost all-glass structure sits elevated on pilings to ensure the best views possible of the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
Inside, one of the home’s most impressive features is the atrium, where architect James Carpenter designed a stunning glass prism ceiling that diffuses daylight into a spectrum of colors to create an awe-inspiring ambiance. Outside, the property’s botanical gardens boast more than 60 varieties of palms, native plants and fruit trees.
Despite its cutting-edge appeal, the property actually houses a piece of history: An old U.S. Coast Guard station was once located on the site, and the former barracks have been renovated into a two-bedroom guesthouse.
About the House
- Location: Osprey, Calif.
- Listed By: Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company
- Price: $9,900,000