Fort Lauderdale Tudor

Our clients wanted an "inheritable" family home, one that was rooted in its location - the mouth of the Tarpon River where its flows into the New River in Fort Lauderdale. A style with English antecedents appealed to them, so together we came to Tudor. In essence, this is a grand cottage with rough stucco, rusticated limestone quoins, leaded windows, and a slate roof inspired by English architect Edwin Lutyens. The challenge was to make a non-tropical house fit into a tropical setting. To accomplish that, we kept the woodwork light and gave it deep, outsized windows. We also wrapped a veranda around three sides of the house and ensured that the circulation plan would make indoor-outdoor living a true possibility.

Architecture by William Taylor  

Interiors by Phyllis Taylor

Built by The Marker Group

Photos by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn