Location: Mountain Lake, Florida
Architects: [STRANG] Architecture
Interior Design: Studiofri Italiano
Photography: Claudio Manzoni
Basking within bellshot of the historic Bok Tower carillon tower in Central Florida, the Bolsterli Residence is a sleek addition to the ‘old world’ enclave of Mountain Lake. This historic, resort-like community was originally founded in 19XX and represents one of Florida’s most significant collection of Mediterranean-Revival and other european styled residential architecture.
The Bolsterli Residence overlooks Mountain Lake’s eponymous body of water. In fact, the house makes efficient use of its wide lot so that every significant room has inspiring lake views. The low-slung design continues the firm’s experimentations with the floating, rectilinear frame. The Bolsterli Residence shares many similarities with Strang’s preceding design for Lake House, however, the Bolsterli Residence internalizes its covered terrace and thus maintains a more pure expression of the frame. To further differentiate those two designs, the Bolsterli Residence uses exposed concrete elements instead of the Resysta product.
All images courtesy of [STRANG] Architecture
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[STRANG] is a Florida-based architectural, interiors and landscape design firm well known for its pre-eminent environmental modernist designs and tropical landscapes. Founded by Max Strang in 1998, the firm has received many awards and international acclaim including features within The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Metropolis Magazine, AXXIS, Objekt International, Tropic and other well respected media sources. The firm’s projects can be found in Florida and the Florida Keys, Colorado, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, The Caribbean and United Arab Emirates. [STRANG] currently operates three offices in the US State of Florida and maintains registration licenses to practice in Florida, Colorado and internationally.
Max Strang is the Founding Principal and President of [STRANG]. In 2016, he was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and in 2013 he received the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the AIA, the highest honor the organization can bestow. Strang is a graduate of the University of Florida, Columbia University and is an active member of the AIA. Prior to establishing his firm, he worked in the architecture offices of Gene Leedy, SHoP Architects and Zaha Hadid. Beginning this Fall 2017, Max will be participating as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida.
Jason Adams is Principal and Vice President of [STRANG]. He oversees the firm’s operations, finances and new client development. Jason began his work with Max in 2003 as Project Manager after beginning his career in Colorado for Pierce Architects. In 2013, Jason was made Partner and Principal. Adams is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and is an active member of the AIA, IALD and Urban Land Institute. Jason currently serves on the AIA Fort Lauderdale Board of Directors and the AIA Florida/Caribbean Board of Directors as Regional Associate Director.