Projects

Sempre Caro

Olga Bryazka

Watercolor elevation of Sempre Caro`
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 12
Preferred Name:
Sempre Caro
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Olga Bryazka

Sempre Caro is a three-story, single-family vacation home, located on an irregular corner lot in the northeast part of Seaside. Sempre Caro draws inspiration from the vernacular character of Seaside, its design guided by the desire to create bright and well-ventilated spaces. Divided into two main structures connected with a naturally ventilated stair hall, this massing creates an opportunity for cross-ventilation and a shaded outdoor patio accessed from either side of the house. While the main front portion is dedicated to formal living and dining areas on the first floor and bedrooms above, the attached tower structure is designed for more intimate gathering spaces and a guest bedroom. Sempre Caro is a five-bedroom home that also includes a family room, third-floor library and a quintessential Seaside tower that allows for an extensive coastal view. The bright color palette responds to other houses in Seaside that embrace the warmth and vibrancy of this coastal Florida town.


Dale! House

Veronica Galvez

Watercolor elevation of Dale! House`
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 16
Preferred Name:
Dale! House
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Veronica Galvez

Intended as a design for the family or group of friends that enjoy entertaining, Dale! House boasts of spacious welcoming rooms and plenty of covered open space on both sides of the house. This 3-bedroom/3-bathroom residence is optimally located in the more private, northeast corner of Seaside surrounded by beautiful landscapes, allowing the residents to enjoy these views on either side. The exterior is designed with a mixture of Victorian and Art Nouveau features to evoke a whimsical feel, created mainly through organic, wooden detailing painted in white and pale pink siding. The name Dale! is in reference to a common saying in Miami largely influenced by Cuban culture with versatile positive meanings, pronounced “dah-leh.”

The stairs of the main entrance lead to the covered porch area and through to the grand living space on the first floor, an open plan consisting of an entertainment area and a cozy gathering space by the fireplace. The main area features an elegantly curving staircase leading to each floor. On the east side of the first floor, you will be able to enjoy the sunrise while eating breakfast on the veranda, which is conveniently connected to the kitchen and a spacious dining area. The natural slope of the house’s location allows for garage, storage and laundry space beneath the first floor. The second floor features a master suite on the east side, complete with a large bathroom and walk-in closet, along with a private veranda. The west side consists of two bedrooms, each with its own closet and en-suite bathroom, in addition to a shared veranda. The third floor is the main entertainment level of the Dale! House. The west side houses a large library area with a fireplace and a veranda for enjoying the sunset. As the sun sets in the west, guests on the east side can enjoy the mini-bar and lounge area, as well as the veranda overlooking the lights of neighborhoods in the distance. The spiraling stairs in the center of the third floor lead up to the tower and attached balconies that allow for a great 360-degree view of Seaside.


Les Bon Temps

Katherine Gaston

Watercolor elevation of Dale! House`
Street Address:
Camp Smolian
Preferred Name:
Les Bon Temps
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Katherine Gaston

Les Bon Temps was designed to comfortably accommodate the heart and soul of Seaside, which is family and friendship. This home provides multiple bedrooms and common spaces to create a relaxing retreat for several groups of family and friends to enjoy simultaneously. The large rooms of the common areas offer plenty of space for family and friends to bond and enjoy each other’s company in the soothing atmosphere of Seaside, Florida.

The façade and plan was inspired by the Southern charm of Seaside’s Ruskin Place and the classic Southern character of the homes in New Orleans. The name of this home is inspired by the well-known French phrase in New Orleans, “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler,” which translates to “Let the good times roll!”


Casa Caracol

Sylvana Gomez

Watercolor elevation of Casa Caracol
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 13
Preferred Name:
Casa Caracol
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Sylvana Gomez

Casa Caracol is a three-story, single-family residence, intended as a vacation home. Its style is Southern vernacular, with timber construction, large, spacious porches and color palette. The design focuses on having several large, communal spaces on every level where the family can spend time together. Aside from the common areas, Casa Caracol also includes an entrance foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a library and a master suite.

A double porch adorns the West elevation, and balconies are located on both eastern and western sides at every level, maximizing the amount of sunlight and fresh, ocean air entering the house. The tower on the fourth level serves to hold and mark the corner of the street edge, and is intended as a space for entertainment, leading out onto a rooftop terrace, and perfect for watching the sunset.


Washington Insider

Eric Dean Hageman

Watercolor elevation of Washington Insider
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 18
Preferred Name:
Washington Insider
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Eric Dean Hageman

Washington Insider is a three-story, single-family vacation home in northeastern Seaside. Its west façade is transparent: each story features three floor-to-ceiling windows or doors, and the first two stories are covered by generous eight-foot-deep porches. Its character is southern vernacular, inspired by other homes in Seaside.

Washington Insider was designed as a forum for recreation and entertainment. On the first story, the great room features a full-sized grand piano and two entrances to the octagonal cortile. A grand staircase leads to the second floor, which contains two bedroom suites, one bunk room, and a generous master suite. The third floor is devoted to recreation. Besides two more bedroom suites, it has a large billiard room, a library and study, and a full-service bar with an Irish snug. Each story has access to at least one of the home's five porches.


Haus am Strand

Patrick Hess

Watercolor elevation of Haus am Strand
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 12
Preferred Name:
Haus am Strand
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Patrick Hess

This three level, single family home is situated on one of the last corner lots available in Seaside, and from its tower one can see an almost unobstructed view down the length of Savannah Street towards Gulf of Mexico. With two covered porches at the front of the house, small balconies on the third level, and a sleeping porch in the back, this house has a perfect combination on indoor and outdoor spaces that make it a wonderful place to live year round. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a third floor attic loft, high ceilings, and lots of windows throughout.


In the Deep Blue

Meredith Lenzini

Watercolor elevation of In the Deep Blue
Street Address:
Camp Smolian
Preferred Name:
In the Deep Blue
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Meredith Lenzini

In the Deep Blue is a 5 bedroom residence with plenty of space for entertaining. The wide central hallway connects the main livings spaces to the 5 story tower and is the direct access to a variety of porches. With open air, screened-in, or glazed porches and a terrace on 3 different stories and 3 different sides of the home, the occupants of the house are provided with many opportunities to enjoy the sights and sunshine of Seaside. The cozy room at the top of the tower is the perfect spot for one to curl up and read a book or merely survey the city of Seaside from above.


Coraggio Intens-Sea-Vo

Christina Shannon

Watercolor elevation of Coraggio Intens-Sea-Vo
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 1
Preferred Name:
Coraggio Intens-Sea-Vo
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Christina Shannon

The site is located at the far northeast edge of the development and designed to complement the architectural detailing of the residence across the street by Braulio Casas. The site topography shift of approximately 4.5 feet sloping downward from front to back was viewed as an opportunity to play with sight lines through the central corridor of the residence.

The open plan unfolds off of a central corridor that runs the length of the structure and bridges the residence and the covered garage that also serves as an outdoor living space above. Porch spaces play a crucial role in the design, running almost the complete length of the residence on the front façade for all three floors, the length of the rear façade on the third floor, and offer an alternative to indoor dining on the ground floor. The octagonal tower serves to hold the street edge at the intersection, and responds to the square tower designed by Casas, forming a gateway to the cluster of properties beyond. Originally designed as open, in the final design the tower is enclosed on the third floor, serving as a sitting room extension of the master suite.

The residence is designed to comfortably accommodate eight, and provides living and family room spaces, a library, office space, and, on the ground floor, the tower is sized for a baby grand piano. The Italian residence name of “Coraggio Inten-sea-vo” translates to “Intense Courage.”


Romulus and Irish

Carl Silliman

Watercolor elevation of Romulus and Irish`
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 4
Preferred Name:
Romulus and Irish
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Carl Silliman

This house attempts to build upon other examples of Victorian architecture in Seaside. Its robust form is counterbalanced by light decoration. An exterior stair leads from the third floor to the open air top floor of the tower. Moving the stair to the outside allows for more interior space and adds an ephemeral quality to this house. The tower’s form funnels the pedestrian to the Krier walk created to the house’s left.

There are living areas on every floor to accompany the house’s three bedrooms. The stair within the house is rather grandiose, and is fed by plenty of natural light. Every room within the house that is frequented daily receives a great deal of natural light. The rooms are all spacious, and cater to social gatherings.


New Millennium

Rebekah Wierson

Watercolor elevation of New Millennium`
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 13
Preferred Name:
New Millennium
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Rebekah Wierson

New Millennium is a three story, single-family residence that may be used year-round or as a vacation home and will be a place of “general righteousness and happiness” for the family residing there. The name was chosen to reflect both the personality and color of the home. The sky blue home has a spacious front porch, which opens into the main family living space and stair to the upper floors. The first floor also features a bar, half-bath, and joined kitchen and dining room, which opens onto a back deck area. This outdoor deck is partially enclosed which allows the family to enjoy the space despite inclement weather. The second floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Both bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom, have access to separate balconies. The third floor has 3 additional bedrooms and a stair to the tower element. At the top of the home the residents may ascend into the tower that overlooks Seaside. With an extended balcony behind the tower itself, a full 360-degree view of the surrounding area is achieved. 


Scallywag’s Cabana

Diana Yu

Watercolor elevation of Scallywag’s Cabana
Street Address:
Camp Smolian, Lot 10
Preferred Name:
Scallywag’s Cabana
Building Type:
Residential
Architect Name:
Diana Yu

The Scallywag’s Cabana is located on a corner lot where a tower was a perfect way to hold the corner between the two streets. With inspiration from one of Leo Casas’ Seaside homes, the house has an attached guest house with the use of an braced second floor with room for one car to drive through below. The house is designed to make use of cross ventilation and easy flow throughout the house. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a very interesting dining room shape, along with a porch to continue existing line of porches on Venice Circle.