This river view home was designed for a retired couple with a fondness for the architecture of Tuscan Italy. Since most traditional Tuscan architecture is not well-suited for the Florida climate, the expression of materials often seen in Northern Italy informed this home. Genuine stone cladding, stone walkways, and exposed wood structural elements allow the building to remind the clients of their favorite travel destination while the home’s overall massing and orientation remains genuine to their East Central Florida site.

The home’s plan allows for expansive glazing to a private backyard with intracoastal views while maintaining privacy from the adjacent road. The kitchen, dining, and living areas share a comfortably scaled volume space that is the culmination of one’s procession through the building.