LIFT &

ORGANIZE

A retrospective look at the Tanner Residence

  • Project
    Tanner Residence
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Winter Haven, FL
  • Services
    Architecture
    Landscape Design
    Interior Design

“The Tanner House is raised above the ground to encourage cross-ventilation, simplify construction and maximize views of Little Lake Otis”—- John O’Connor, Tropic Magazine

[Lift] off the ground, and paying homage to the Florida vernacular style:

- Elongated for full advantage of lakefront views.
- Engaged the climatic conditions of its site.
- Situated systematically in response to program requirements

The design of the Tanner Residence takes cues from the early pioneering homes of the region. Much like those “Cracker Houses” of the previous century, we’ve lifted off the ground to engage the prevailing breezes and encourage cross-ventilation.

“A clean interior palette and native Florida landscaping”— Max Strang FAIA

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This raised solution, however, also provided the owners with an economical structural design. Pillars of concrete block support a floor system comprised of standard wood joists with a plywood sheathing. These strictly spaced columns also became a framework into which glass or solid panels were inserted, based on programmatic requirements. The home is located on the shores of Lake Otis in Winter Haven, Florida.


Project Details

  • Site
    1.5
    Acre
  • Size
    4k
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

TEAM

Max Strang, Jason Adams

PHOTOGRAPHY

Claudio Manzoni

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Olson Contractors