“IT IS AGAINST A WHITE SURFACE THAT ONE BEST APPRECIATES THE PLAY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW, SOLIDS AND VOIDS.”
THE SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
The iconic structures of the Sarasota School of Architecture created the built landmarks of this seaside idyll and a new vocabulary for the mid-century modern movement. This work is honored and reinterpreted for a luxurious new age at EPOCH – minimalism, purity of form, and timeless elegance.
The architects of the Sarasota School approached their work with creativity and innovation. A growing set of principles with an international foundation, their designs appropriately responded to our climate and the rare quality of light. Theirs, like ours, was a vision of life without borders that reflected the sensibilities of the era’s unprecedented prosperity and potential.
The enduring influence of these architects is found both on the exterior and interior of EPOCH. As did the work of these innovators, so too can one imagine the architecture at EPOCH will inspire not only its owners but future generations.
Sometimes we have to explore the past to find inspiration for the future. At its most noble, architecture is the embodiment of our values.
THE EVOLUTION OF SARASOTA MODERNISM
While pioneering designers Le Corbusier, Wright, Mies van der Rohe and students of the Bauhaus school were experimenting with completely new ideas of space and form, the Sarasota School brought elements together in an approachable and lasting way. Their style added a play of light and shadow. The color and texture of indigenous materials softened the cold European aesthetic. Importantly, theirs recognized the sense of place, harmony with the setting, and above all, the use of the prevailing breeze and sunlight — the very essence of EPOCH.