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Sarasota Architecture & Design from Mid-Century to Today

By Martie Lieberman: 941-724-1118 | Agent in Sarasota, FL
  • Archi:August - Sarasota Florida Modern Architecture Events

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Design & Decor in Sarasota, In My Neighborhood in Sarasota  |  August 2, 2013 10:40 AM  |  1,064 views  |  No comments

    August is a big month for architecture in Sarasota, Florida 

    THIS SUNDAY: The Sarasota Architectural Foundation invites you to tour the Cooney House and meet the original architects who will speak at reception. August 4th, Sunday 2:00-4:00 PM. Tickets + Info: 
    SAF - Cooney House Tour  Park nearby: MAP  See Photos HERE

    COMING UP: Interviews followed by fine luncheon, with Sarasota School of Architecture author & architects, John Howey and Tim Seibert at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Florida
    See you there!

    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
    100 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236
    Office Telephone 941.366.8070
  • Architect Carl Abbott Book Signing - See Photos - Sarasota School of Architecture

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Design & Decor in Sarasota, In My Neighborhood in Sarasota  |  March 28, 2013 9:21 AM  |  1,584 views  |  No comments

    Internationally noted Architect Carl Abbott will sign books on his work,
    WHEN: 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Friday, March 29, 2013
    WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 4010 S Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34231

    If you cannot attend but would like a copy of Carl Abbott's book, signed and shipped to you, please contact Martie by return email and arrangements will gladly be made.

    Martie Lieberman, Realtor
    Architecture + Unique Properties
    Coldwell Banker Downtown Sarasota
    941.724.1118 DIRECT Any Time

    PHOTOS Courtesy Carl Abbott - Principal Photography: Steven Brooke Studios
  • Architect Carl Abbott FAIA exhibit at Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Entertainment & Nightlife in Sarasota, Design & Decor in Sarasota  |  June 23, 2012 8:38 AM  |  2,389 views  |  1 comment
    Carl Abbott FAIA is a Sarasota, Florida-based contemporary architect who studied under Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn, and has been creating award winning architecture from the 'Sarasota School of Architecture' period to the present, through his firm, Carl Abbott + Associate Architect / Planners.

    To me, Carl has a masterful ability to design monumental buildings that can still bring one as close as possible to nature and the gorgeous environment that lies just outside the glass, or skin of his buildings. This is his remarkable ability, and it truly doubles the pleasure of enjoying the glorious creativity of his architecture. Do yourself a favor, and say YES to any opportunity to visit one of Carl Abbott's houses, or his studio, shown here.

    The entrance to Carl Abbott's Studio    2010 Martie Lieberman

    Carl Abbott Studio - view from receptionist's desk.   2010 Martie Lieberman

    L-R: Carl Abbott, Tim Seibert, John Howey at recent community forum organized by SAF and Ringling College to explore saving important buildings by Paul Rudolph at the Sarasota High School complex.  2012 Martie Lieberman

    Carl is still creating new projects with clients, traveling, studying, teaching, and working with the Sarasota community to find ways to preserve its architectural legacy. Don't miss this chance to meet Carl and see his work at Selby Gallery, on the campus of the Ringling College of Art and Design, June 29 - Aug 3, 2012.


    WHERE:  Ringling College of Art and Design, Selby Gallery
                    2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34234  MAP

    WHEN: EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 29, 5 - 7 pm.
                GALLERY DIRECTOR'S TOUR OF EXHIBIT: Monday, July 9, 11:30 am

    For more information about Carl Abbott and his work, please visit CarlAbbott.com

    ENJOY! And thanks for your interest in Sarasota's architectural legacy.

    Martie Lieberman, Architecture & Unique Homes Specialist
    CALL ME DIRECT: 941.724.1118
    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate | 100 N Tamiami Tr | Sarasota FL 34236
    | 941.366.8070
    Martie's Listings + Featured Modern Properties

  • Sarasota Modern in DWELL - Rebirth of the Cool

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Remodel & Renovate in Sarasota, Design & Decor in Sarasota  |  August 22, 2011 8:22 PM  |  3,809 views  |  1 comment
    "Rebirth of the Cool"

    - Jordan Kushins, Dwell Associate Editor

    DWELL MAGAZINE featured the Rupp Seibert property in its 'Houses We Love' section, called "Rebirth of the Cool" - Check it out in this month's DWELL Magazine (p.46) or visit:  http://www.dwell.com/articles/rebirth-of-the-cool.html 
    DWELL Cover July_August 2011


    SARASOTA Magazine is currently featuring the house in their Platinum Issue. See "Home Sweet Sarasota Home" by Su Byron + Marty Fugate (p. 61) or visit HERE:
    SARASOTA Magazine Platinum Issue 2011-2012








    Seibert Architects just won the 2011 AIA Florida/Caribbean award of excellence for renovation and additions for this fine house. 


    See more Rupp Seibert photos HERE and if you are interested in learning more about the Rupp-Seibert House, please contact Martie for more details, floor plan or survey at 941.724.1118.

    Thank you for your continued interest in Sarasota's modern legacy!    




    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

    941.724.1118 - martie@modernsarasota.com

    100 N Tamiami Trail, (Across from Ritz Carlton, Downtown)

    Sarasota, FL 34236  941.366.8070 Office


    Photos: DWELL, Jacob Termansen, Seibert Architects, Sarasota Magazine

  • ARCHITECT GENE LEEDY :: The Sarasota School of Architecture

    Posted Under: General Area in Florida, Design & Decor in Florida, In My Neighborhood in Florida  |  October 27, 2010 10:19 AM  |  2,628 views  |  1 comment
    GENE LEEDY, FAIA - ARCHITECT :: By Martie Lieberman  www.modernsarasota.com

    I have had the pleasure of working with Gene Leedy, FAIA on a number of occasions, but most notably when creating "An American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture Tour and Symposium" for the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, in 2001.

    Try as we might, our little committee had a hard time getting the attention of the original "Sarasota School of Architecture" architects - until Gene Leedy got involved. Through Gene's support, we were able to energize and engage Tim Seibert, Bert Brosmith, Victor Lundy, Mark Hampton, Carl Abbott, Jack West, John Howey, Robert Broward, Donald Singer, Alfred Browning Parker, William Morgan, Robert McCarter, Frank Folsom Smith, Boyd Blackner, Larry Scarpa, Guy Peterson, the "spirit" of Paul Rudolph, and many architects and scholars. They all came to Sarasota, Nov 2001, to participate in five days of tours, lectures, dinners, an exhibition and to screen a documentary film on the Sarasota School we made for this event.

    The Sarasota School of Architecture Tour and Symposium was a sold-out success, and the funds (and enthusiasm) created by this event were invested back into our committee's next project, the creation of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation. SAF was formed to continue educating the public about the important architecture in our midst.

    My friendship with Gene Leedy is an honor and a pleasure. He is one of the brightest, funniest, most creative and generous people I have ever met.

    L-R: Charles Gwathmey FAIA, Tim Seibert FAIA, Bert Brosmith FAIA, Gene Leedy FAIA, John Howey FAIA, at Hiss Studio, Lido Shores, Oct 2006. PHOTO: Martie Lieberman

    DID YOU KNOW? Gene Leedy coined the phrase "The Sarasota School of Architecture" when he gave an AIA presentation on an extraordinary group of architects that came to work in Sarasota in the mid-century period.


    Gene Leedy is interviewed in FLORIDA TREND MAGAZINE (November 2010) as part of their FLORIDA ICON Series. SEE INTERVIEW HERE: http://www.floridatrend.com/article.asp?aID=53860

    Main Street Winter Haven and the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation created the Leedy Lifetime Works Tour and Website about Gene Leedy and his architecture: it is free and available any time online for arm-chair (or real-life) exploring HERE: http://www.geneleedy.com/tour/

    L-R: Larry Scarpa FAIA, Gene Leedy FAIA, Bob Broward AIA, John Howey FAIA at the 2004 AIA Florida & Caribbean Conference, Jacksonville Beach FL. PHOTO: Martie Lieberman

    FUN FACTS: The book, "SARASOTA MODERN" by Andrew Weaving (Rizolli) has a photo of a house designed by Gene Leedy on the cover, and his own residence is also featured inside. They are not in Sarasota - they are in Winter Haven, known to many of us as "Leedy Land."

    L-R: Martie Lieberman and Gene Leedy at "Sarasota Modern" book signing, Nov 2006

    Thanks for your interest in Florida's architecture.
    All my best to you!

    Martie Lieberman, Realtor - Architecture & Design Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

    100 N Tamiami Tr, Downtown Sarasota, FL 34236
    941.724.1117 Direct - Call me any time!
    941.366.8070 office


    Photos: Martie Lieberman - Please do not use without written permission. Thank you.
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