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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Casey Key Main House by Sweet Sparkman Architects

Sweet Sparkman Architects designed the Casey Key Main House in Osprey, Florida. The Main House, the largest of three structures on a family coastal compound, is a U-shaped courtyard structure elevated on piles to meet FEMA requirements. The central garden space, “the largest room in the house”, is located where 117 non- native, invasive Australian pines once grew. The courtyard concept enables each of the primary rooms to share a common foreground landscape, and at the same time focus on the Gulf as the extended site. To the east, a mature oak hammock gives the property a sense of age and permanence. The design organizes a large program into a sequence of spaces around the courtyard that are detailed and scaled to impart a relaxed setting to the family retreat. The Owner requested a design that would age gracefully and develop an attractive patina. To this end, copper, stone, and wood were selected to establish an organic material palette, expressing a sense of perma- ne