Designed by Edward “Tim” Seibert, FAIA (then 25 years old and working in Paul Rudolph’s architecture practice), the studio was built by Philip Hiss in 1953 as his corporate headquarters and sales office for the Lido Shores development. The grand library, used as a conference room as well as repository of Hiss’s vast book collection, remains the home’s crowning glory. With original oak shelves pinned to green structural steel columns that run from grade level through to the roof and the original brass chandelier, acoustical ceiling tiles and natural cork flooring are in keeping with a timeless midcentury style.
The 4-bedroom addition was designed in 1962 by architect Bert Brosmith. This iconic Sarasota School home is currently for sale. Click to read more.
Exterior photo © Greg Wilson; Interior photo © Liam Ball