This is a clean-lined modern home on a “finger” of Old Tampa Bay. This house was inspired by mid-century modern architecture…to a point. The problem is that the clients wanted a 2-story home where mid-century modern homes tend to be one-story buildings. The fact that it is 2-stories in height right off the bat will make it deviate from the architectural vocabulary typically associated with mid-century modern design, however the home does take a few cues from that aesthetic. The house appears mysterious from the street in that it will be hard to tell how many stories there are, how the spaces are used, and how the roof works…but as one will view the home from the water it will reveal itself via large floor-to-ceiling glass walls, cascading infinity edge pool that starts over 4′ off the ground, and an exterior, two-story spiral staircase that will take people from poolside all the way to the roof top terrace. The double height foyer has cantilevered stairs that appear to hang off he walls with open risers and the men’s den area opens to the theater room via an interior glass and steel garage door. This house has nonstop “wow” factors around every turn including blue glass windows and a pool that is integrated into the building itself. This highly modern home was a joy to design.