South Lake

A HOUSE BY THE OCEAN

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  • Architecture: Smith and Moore Architects
  • Landscape Architecture: Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design
  • Interiors: Scott Sanders LLC

This landmark 1934 John L. Volk house is situated on the Intercoastal. A massive restoration brought the home back to its former glory, with full interior gutting to rearrange the rooms for a more modern flow. The program included the addition of two structures that sensitively blend with Volk’s aesthetic: a two-bedroom guest cottage with a game room and a new pool cabana. Nearly 400 original moldings were replaced. The overall effect is one of cool sophistication from the moment you approach the historic home. 

A landmarked Kapok tree serves as a focal feature on the elegant hard, and soft-scaping, that includes Florida Coquina curbing and steps and a new motor court with tabby driveway blocked out for grass to grow in the seams.

New moulding and updated cabinetry freshen up the house while keeping the classical characteristics that make it unique.