Every other gay man “of a certain age” has a mid-century modern fantasy of owning the perfect home in the perfect climate, which usually involves Mexico, the Caribbean or South America as choices. But if you’d rather stick with the U.S., Florida and California are big destinations. My old pal, the brilliant illustrator John Pirman and his bf, hairstylist Steve Tetreault, set out to build in Sarasota, FLA. Tetreault owned a beach house by the famed architect, Paul Rudolf, which he bought some 30 years earlier on Siesta Key. But as time went on (as it does) the 950-square-foot getaway started to feel tiny as it became a full-time residence for the two. In 2008, Michael Epstein of Seibert Architects—a firm opened in 1955 by Edward Seibert, who got his start working for Rudolph— was commissioned to build a contemporary house for them. And here is the gorgeous result. You can read an interview with them about the process in the new Dwell or here.
(Photos, Josh McHugh; via Dwell)