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With the addition of a pool and monolithic seating platform, the 1948 Twitchell/Rudolph creation became a pool house for the new perpendicular home. FEMA codes required the new house to float about 8 feet above grade, but stucco and ipe walls block direct

The light, open kitchen spills out to a terrace.

The Bird Key house has a strong horizontal layout, enabling sweeping views of the mainland and the Gulf of Mexico.

Each level—public areas and master suite on the main floor, guest rooms and study above—extends out to covered plazas.

Hurricane-resistant translucent glass affords some privacy, eliminating the need for window treatments.

A vacation home on Manasota Key reflects Peterson’s interest in articulating the space between buildings. Three linked pavilions organize the house’s guest and private quarters.

A common seashell inspired the colors of this Gulf-front house on Siesta Key. Each colored “cube” defines a different function—purple for entertaining, orange for the children’s wing, ochre for family living, and white for shared activities such as dining

The orange cube’s roof holds a private garden outside the master suite and library.

Peterson’s simple geometric scheme unfolds within a concrete pavilion and 18-foot column spacing.

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