Project Description

Nighttime view from across canal.

Nighttime view from across canal.

Kitchen with reclaimed wood cabinets and slate stone countertops.

Kitchen with reclaimed wood cabinets and slate stone countertops.

Haldeman Creek house takes cues from the waterfront homes and fish camps built by Florida’s first western settlers.  The home sits on the footprint of a former boathouse whose structure was meticulously disassembled for reuse in the new home, providing 30% of the structural framing and finish wood.

Passive cooling systems include an operable shade structure, 5 to 12 foot overhangs, venting skylights and light reflecting sunshades.

Sundeck with adjustable fabric shades.

Sundeck with adjustable fabric shades.

Nighttime view from across canal showing sailboat in foreground.

Nighttime view from across canal with sailboat in foreground.

Raising the home up on pilings in the path of prevailing southerly winds that are in turn cooled by passing over the water forms a microclimate that is 10-12 degrees cooler in the summer.

Office room with modern furniture and desk.

Office room with modern furniture and desk.

Design Awards

AIA 100

Top 100 Buildings Built in Florida in the last 100 years – 2012

AIA Florida Southwest

Award for Architectural Excellence – 2007

Press

Their Own ThingGulf Shore Life Magazine – 2013
Alien Architecture ProjectGulf Shore Life At Home – 2013
Design ParadiseNeapolitan Magazine – 2013
Featured in articles from Naples Daily News, Naples Florida Weekly, News-Press about Haldeman Creek House – 2012
Five Who Make a DifferenceGulf Shore Life Magazine – 2019
Fine Designs, At Home with Seven Architectural GemsNaples Florida Weekly – 2009

Double height living room space with large windows and natural light.

Double height living room space with large windows and natural light.

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