spanish contemporary home


  • GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE:  + 5,600 sf
  • STATUS:  Completed
  • LOCATION:  Tampa, Florida
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The clients for this 5,600 sf Spanish Contemporary home loved the idea of blending Spanish/Mediterranean motives with clean contemporary lines. This aesthetic was achieved via large overhangs that stress the horizontal lines of the building. The strong horizontal elements pay homage to aspects of Streamline Moderne and prairie-style architecture while the squared slate tile roof and long corbels stay within a Spanish architectural vocabulary. This dichotomy gives this home a look that is all its own. The home is built on a canal lot that is literally designed around a large oak tree in the center of the site. The home boasts a very modern “wall of glass” that will showcase the clients’ wine collection.

Behind the wall of glass is a cable system that allows the wine bottle to seemingly “float” and become a work of art in their own right.  As this home was being built, the owners started stripping away more of the Spanish elements and started leaning more contemporary.  The inside marries the two aesthetics in a very chic and stylish way with the Spanish half-round arches adjacent to modern furnishings.

The pool design is also quite contemporary and straight-lined.  It cascades like the rear lanai and master sundeck to stay in line with the home’s architecture.  We also try to have the landscape and supporting design elements compliment the architecture and vice versa.  We always want the architecture to trickle down into the landscape as much as possible.  This can be seen by the front entry courtyard.  Before someone can even ring the doorbell the procession to begins by traveling through a charming Spanish contemporary courtyard with its straight pedestals and wrought iron railings.  Even the numbers for the address are contemporary which are accentuated by the very Mediterranean coach lamps.