Modern design takes nature into account as an element to incorporate, not a challenge to be overcome. Whether sited to take best account of a dramatic view or designed to allow integration with a tamer environment, mid-century modern and modern houses do not neglect this crucial piece of the puzzle.
Have you noticed buff colored stone on exterior or supporting walls in your home? Limestone used to make this concrete “Ocala Block” was quarried in Ocala, FL and used by Mid-century architects and builders looking for a unique Florida aesthetic.
Mid-Century Modern Threatened or Lost
1960 – Shores Animal Hospital, NW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida
Dean Vollendorf Architect
1974 – St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
4315 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, Florida
Architect Nils Schweizer