Lido Beach Residence

Type: Specification Home
Location: Lido Beach, FL
Year Completed: 2007

Sometimes, the most rewarding experiences are derived from the most challenging design constraints. Such was the case for this North Washington Drive home, sited mere feet from one of the busiest thoroughfares in Sarasota County. The challenge: buffer the noisy street while giving the homeowner a sense of place among a bustling urban vacation setting. Through the installation of a retaining planter sustaining the length of the property, white noise eminating from a fountain, and dense planting, an effective and site-appropriate buffer is created. Overflow parking is achieved through the use of turfblock that also satisfies the desire for outdoor entertaining space.  The result is a private, modern refuge from the noisier elements of city life, without sacrifice of the many exciting seaside opportunities.