John MacDonald House:
Designed for a well-known author and his wife, this pavilion home sits on a semitropical point of land
at the mouth of an inlet to Sarasota Bay. Built to sustain storm surges, the house rises from the ground -
a simple square defined by a grid of structural pole members, seven to a side. Sliding glass panels abut
the heavy timber poles, providing an uninterrupted view of the water and setting sun. The deep veranda
protects the house from the elements and offers a natural place of repose for its occupants. Through
the use of natural building materials and sympathetic forms, this well detailed house becomes one with
its site, preserving existing palms, oak and mangrove.
AIA Award of Merit for Design, Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, 1972, & the
AIA Test of Time Award (25 Years), Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, 1999.
out. I was sent to boot camp, which was fun. I
became a sailor, which I enjoyed enormously. I
wanted to go to China, but the guy I bribed to send
me there sent me to Washington D.C. The bastard
kept my money and double-crossed
me! But I enjoyed Washington with
all its galleries. They were wonderful
places to pick up girls.”
SAF will present Mr. Seibert with the Art + Architecture
Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOD 2017 Opening Party on
Friday, Nov. 10 at the Hiss Studio, Lido Shores,
1310 Westway Drive, Sarasota.
An exhibition of his award-winning yacht designs & models along
with photos of his architectural legacy will be on display at the Blue
Pagoda building during MOD Weekend.
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SARASOTA MOD WEEKEND GO TO