Triplett Hernander Residence
Dade City, Florida 1993

Located on 15 acres of a gently rolling rural hillside, the property overlooks an environmentally sensitive prairie. Positioned at the high point of the site, this 2,200 square foot house bridges the expansive view of the prairie with the densely wooded forest to the north and west. The composition of the house generates from a longitudinal spine, which programmatically serves as the horizontal and vertical circulation element. The southeast end of the axis takes advantage of a special view of an old silo in a distant valley while the northwest end culminates in a private balcony off the master bedroom facing a dense forest.

In an effort to achieve a “barn like” language, open volumes were created to receive light and capture views from multiple orientations. All the structural components both on the interior and exterior are clearly expressed and presented in an 80 inch rhythm which became a vocabulary that was used in all the detailing decisions for the project.

AIA Florida - 1998 Award for Excellence
AIA Tampa Bay - 1997 Honorable Mention