Celebration of Paul Rudolph’s 100th Birthday + MOD Kickoff Party

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Revere Quality House, 100 Ogden Street, Sarasota, FL 34242


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*Registration is currently closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Join SAF as we mark Paul Rudolph’s 100th Birthday with a wonderful celebration. Tour the remarkably restored Revere Quality House (1948), view unique Rudolph imagery and videography by Bryan Soderlind and be amongst the first to learn about the 2018 Rudolph Auction as we unveil once-in-a-lifetime overnight experiences in addition to more exciting surprises throughout the evening. Kick off the fifth annual SarasotaMOD in style!

Photos and Videos of Rudolph's famous Florida buildings

Tour of Revere Quality House

Enjoy refreshments and special announcements as we kick off the fifth annual SarasotaMOD

About the Revere Quality House
This house was one of eight model homes commissioned by the Revere Quality House Institute — a division of the Revere Copper Company — and Architectural Forum magazine. The series of houses introduced European modern architecture to North America. Twitchell and Rudolph’s 1948 design intended to demonstrate how industrial materials like steel-reinforced concrete, large plate glass and copper accents could create a durable, attractive and affordable residence that would resist Florida moisture, termites, and hurricanes.

The house was constructed by local builder John Lambie, who developed an innovative construction system using re-usable modular steel forms and a mobile concrete mixing machine. Promoted as low-maintenance and fireproof, the concrete structure provided increased freedom in spatial configuration and the opportunity for larger expanses of glass. The house is one of the first to have large glass sliding doors and a screened-in area, which were unique features at the time that have since become standard in Florida houses.

When the house was open to the public in 1949, an estimated 16,000 people toured it. Roberta Healy Finney (1915-1966) – daughter of the clients for The Cocoon House – purchased the structure for $18,400 after it was no longer used as a show-house. Ralph Twitchell actually lived in the house at the end of his life, until his death in 1978.

In 2008, local architect Guy Peterson refurbished the original 1,000 sq. ft. house and constructed a 4,700 sq. ft. addition to the south. In 2017, SAF Board Member David Zaccardelli completed a further meticulous restoration of the Revere Quality House, renovating the 70-year-old structure back to its original condition.

Revere Quality House, Photographed by Ezra Stoller 1948

About Bryan Soderlind: http://bryansoderlind.com/

Valet will be available.
Due to neighborhood parking restrictions,
we do encourage Uber or Lyft.

Revere Quality House
100 Ogden Street

Sarasota, FL 34242

Questions: info@SAF-SRQ.org, 941-364-2199

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