RESIDENTIAL

We design luxurious custom homes for extraordinary living environments. We love working with clients to create both a comfortable retreat and a space they can’t wait to share with others. Coastal design is a specialty of Sweet Sparkman Architecture and Interiors, and we welcome the challenges and possibilities it presents.

“This is an amazing transformation that emphasizes why people should use architects.”

Florida / Caribbean AIA Jury
Strandhus, Merit Award of Excellence for Renovation and Additions


SEATHRU HOUSE
Working from the outside in.
The design of this home incorporated three distinct outdoor environments: a backyard with sweeping views of the water: a green space between the main and guest houses on which children could play; and an “outdoor foyer.”
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CASEY KEY GUEST HOUSE
Creating a “house in the trees.”
This structure was inspired by surrounding live oaks, which have been shaped by the prevailing coastal winds. The guest residence is organized to provide privacy while offering views of the oak hammock and Intercoastal Waterway.
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MULLINS-GINSKY RESIDENCE
Small pleasures.
The owners’ request for a house “in harmony and in proportion to the surrounding outdoors,” led to this one-bedroom home with clean lines and a footprint that didn’t overwhelm the natural environment and enabled retention of native trees.
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STRANDHUS
A stunning renewal.
This major renovation project brought a 1950s home up to date, transforming it into a private, modern retreat that integrates architecture and landscape into a cohesive whole, with water as the primary element blending spaces.
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CASEY KEY BEACH HOUSE
Merging the natural and the manmade.
Part of a large coastal estate, the 415-sq.-ft., copper-shingled Beach House was inspired by the sea turtles that nest on the beach each summer and is raised to allow the native coastal landscape to flow beneath it.
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LUTZ RESIDENCE
Serene and green.
This project involved the combination of two sites to create adequate land for a 6,500-sq.-ft. estate. The design was organized to provide optimum views of the lake and gardens with privacy for the residential wings.
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CASEY KEY MAIN HOUSE
Enduring design.
The main building on a coastal compound, this home is a U-shaped courtyard structure elevated on pilings. With materials chosen to age gracefully, this family retreat will retain its beauty for generations to come.
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STRANDHUS II
A separate piece.
This addition was designed to create a modern retreat. A checkmark on the owner’s “bucket list,” the structure provides a contemplative space to read, relax and take in the natural beauty of surrounding gardens.
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RANCHO DA FLÓRIDA
Sustainable stewardship.
With passive sustainable practices at the core of its design, this ranch residence incorporates two breezeways for air circulation and overhangs that shade the expanses of glass, providing natural daylighting and minimizing heat gain.
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HOMESTEAD HOUSE
Sanctuary on 13 acres.
Melding the old and new, the land and water, this estate was designed as a modern farmhouse with copious views of Palma Sola Bay. Special touches include a “secret passageway” connecting the rooms of the owners’ five children.
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TREEHOUSE
Nature as teacher.
Taking a cue from the surrounding oak hammock, we spent a lot of time on site, “learning” from the trees. The result was a beautiful structure that integrated living spaces among mature live oaks without harm to the trees.
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THE BINNACLE
Small but powerful
A cohesive design that incorporates the home’s exterior, interior and landscaping as a flow-through concept extending to a small pool and a guest room with separate entrance and a recessed door to keep lines clean.
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Palma Sola Modern
A beautiful backdrop for life.
The visual connection to the bay and the adjacent nature preserve was an integral part of this project.
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Triangle Ranch
The confluence of nature and Old Florida design
Nestled amongst Triangle Ranch’s pristine wetlands and along the winding Myakka River lies a cluster of structures entrenched in Old Florida charm.
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Boathouse
Boathouse on Sarasota Bay
An elevated smart house allowing you to see directly through it situated on Longboat Key.
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Higel House
A request for a simple, energy efficient beach house.
Between a flood zone requiring an elevated structure, and a site adjacent to a busy intersection in Siesta Key, the challenge to create a private, laid back environment was immense.
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GASPARILLA ISLAND RESIDENCE
Overcoming barriers.
Having a site on a barrier island accessible only by boat presents a unique challenge for the design and construction of a home. The structure envisioned will reflect a contemporary aesthetic inspired by the island’s natural elements.
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