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D. E. Holmes Residence
D. E. Holmes, AIA
1969 AIA Florida Design Award
1970 AIA Tampa Bay Design Award
1994 AIA Florida Test of Time Award
Recipient of the 1994 AIA Florida 25 Year Test of Time Award, this residence is situated on a deep narrow site that looks out on an open bay to the east. Large oaks abound on the property, interspersed with a variety of palms and ferns. By placing the house well back on the site, complete privacy was achieved from the street and the solid masonry sidewalls provide visual screening from adjacent neighbors to the north and south.
The Tampa Bay area affords a near perfect example of a semi-tropical environment, characterized by moderate temperatures, bright sun, generous rainfall, and daily breezes off the Bay and Gulf. It seemed appropriate therefore that this house, built in 1968, be expressive of these regional characteristics.
Sliding glass doors stacked three-high as end walls make it possible to completely open the house to breezes and views. Adjustable redwood louvers provide necessary sun control and protection from tropical storms.