Goar Residence, Sarasota, FL, 1947 (with Ralph Twitchell) Project Not Built


"The Goar Residence project is the first of the internal patio houses. A uniform flat roof of simple overall geometry is placed over the entire house, supported by the columns and beams on a regular bay system. The roof plane is removed from the center of the plan, creating an exterior space in the middle of the house. This type of organization allows interior spaces to be opened up to light and breeze at both the perimeter of the house and internal courtyard, resulting in a house that is essentially one room deep."
Domin, Christopher, and Joseph King. Paul Rudolph:The Florida Houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. p. 64.