Midcentury modern meets futurism, with a hint of industrial design, at Sarasota’s fabled Zigzag House, designed in 1959 by architect Ralph Twitchell and named for its striking saw-toothed roof.
Twitchell was a member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, which developed a unique regional style in the Floridian enclave, drawing architecture buffs from across the world with its midcentury architecture. Zigzag House is among its finest jewels, having undergone a polish in 2019 that restored its iconic roof, and replaced glazed elements including floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open onto its landscaped gardens.
Zigzag House is set over a single storey, with its white-walled central living space – comprising the kitchen, dining and seating area – overlooking the central swimming pool. Bedrooms are set within the east and west wings, while the fully covered lanai is an outdoor living room.
The renovation of the four-bedroom Florida property – led by Seibert Architects, Ball Construction and Yoder Homes – scooped a 2020 AIA award. Concrete floors and natural Caesarstone countertops, curvilinear wooden cabinetry and stainless steel appliances hone a modern aesthetic.
Zigzag House is located in Sarasota’s Lido Shores neighbourhood and is listed for $3m via Lisa Rooks Morris of Sotheby’s International Realty.