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J. CARL ABBOTT FAIA (1935-)


Abbott was born in Darien GA and earned a Master of Arts in Architecture at Yale under Paul Rudolph. He worked with Bert Brosmith Architect, Sarasota FL, 1959-1961; Architects Hawaii, Ltd., Honolulu, 1962-1963; Norman Foster at TEAM 4 in London, 1962-1963; I. M. Pei Architect, New York City, 1964-1965; before founding his own practice in Sarasota in 1966. He has been a Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida. Abbott has the highest number of Test of Time Awards given in the Florida / Caribbean Region for Designs of Enduring Significance. He is speaks on the architecture of past civilizations, such as the Maya, about which he has worked extensively to document. Bio adapted from Wikipedia.


1966 - The David Weld Beach House, 1911 Shore Lane, Boca Grande FL. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1972. Built by W. C. Beall. Engineer, A. L. Conyers. Sold in 1978 to David S. and Patricia C. Williams. Sold in 1996 to Sandra L. Elliott. Sold in 2012 to G. Corson Ellis, III and Marion F. Freeman.


1969 - The Alderson House, 5 North Casey Key Road, Nokomis FL. Sold in 1983 to Don and Sally Gage. Sold in 1992 to Robert S. and Elizabeth A. Dienes. Has been altered. For sale in 2020.


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1969 - The Marvin and Jane Gross Lakefront House, near Macintosh Street, Sarasota FL. Destroyed.


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1971 - The Eide Bayfront House, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.

1972 - The Lebwold House, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.

1972 - The Weld Waterfront House, Long Island FL. Unbuilt.


1974 - The Lucille Deering House, aka Deering Bayfront Residence, 88 North Casey Key Road, Osprey FL. Paul Rudolph designed an earlier house for the same client and her husband. Sold in 2014 to Marian Price. Has been unfortunately altered.


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1975 - The George J. and Christine Leness House, 1945 19th Street W, Boca Grande FL. Sold in 1985 to Frank K. Mayers. Sold in 1992 to Richard C. and Jane P. Fitzgerald. Sold in 2013 to Edmund Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney.


1978 - The Brian and Renate Z. Miller House, 724 Tropical Circle, Sarasota FL. Featured in the St. Petersburg Times, 4/6/1980. Sold in 1989 to Michael E. Jaret. Sold in 1994 to Nicholas Shackleton. Sold in 1998 to Donald J. Stanzione. Sold in 2000 to J. Gordon and Phyllis Rubin.


1979 - The Dale and Barbara Jensen House, 805 Pennsylvania Way, Sarasota FL. Featured in the St. Petersburg Times, 4/6/1980. Sold in 2016 to Richard and Laura Jensen Jennings.


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1980 - The David Cohen Guest House, Siesta Key FL. Unbuilt.


1981 - The Sam Dickson and James Drinkwater House, aka Lido Bayfront House, 1051 Westway Drive, Lido Shores, Sarasota FL. Sold in 1990 to Robert M. Salisbury. Sold in 2011 to Thomas E. and Paula G. McInerney. Destroyed in 2012.


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1981 - The Berkett/Forester Residence, aka Lido Beach Residence, Lido Shores FL. Destroyed around 2005.


1982 - The H. A. Gregg Beach House, aka Casa del Cielo, 6100 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota FL. Winner of the 2009 AIA Florida/Caribbean Test of Time Award. Sold in 2016. Destroyed in 2017 for condos.


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1982 - The Carter Beach House, near Turtle Beach, Siesta Key FL. Has been altered.


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1982 - The J. W. "Bill" and Jeraldine F. Crews House, 821 Griffin Road, Wauchula FL.


1983 - Spec house, aka Riverview House, 4003 Riverview Boulevard, Bradenton FL. Sold to F. Luke and Lili Chiu. Sold in 2000 to Sandra K. Hayes. Sold in 2005 to David M. Lopez. Sold in 2006 to Eugene A. Nock. Sold in 2011 to Karlene Marie Lawson. Sold in 2013 to Robert L. and Anastasia A. Green. Sold in 2015 to Lauther Phillips, LLC. Has been altered.


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1983 - The Gail S. Hicks House, aka House of Terraces, 1604 Jean LaFitte Drive, Boca Grande FL. Sold in 1996 to Marcellyn R. and Leslie K. Diaz, Sr. Sold in 2015 to WLP Family, LLC. Destroyed in 2016; new house built in 2018.


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1983 - The Katzman Bayfront House, Siesta Key FL. Unbuilt.


1984 - The Robert C. and Ronni Konx House, aka Villa Cedro, 4637 Hidden Forest Drive, Sarasota FL. Sold in 1999 to Thomas L. Walker and Cheryl Watson. Sold in 2000 to Deborah V. and William H. Baker, Jr. Sold in 2009 to Mary C. Myerson and Robert E. Partridge. Renovation built by MGB. Sold in 2017 to Dale R. Ott.


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1986 - The Florence G. and Saul Putterman House, aka Putterman Bayfront House, 220 Morningside Drive, Lido Shores, Sarasota FL. Winner of the 2013 AIA Florida/Caribbean Test of Time Award.


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1988 - The Arthur and Joan Sarney Renovation, 850 Mangrove Point Road, Siesta Key FL. Original house built in 1954 and designed by Ralph and William Zimmerman. Sold in 2005 to Mary E. Dear. Sold later in 2005 to Monica Micera. Sold in 2011 to Lyken Life Properties, LLC. Sold in 2015 to Joseph A. Romano.


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1988 - The Douglas E. Williamson Bayfront House, 713 El Dorado Drive, Venice FL. Top two photos by Sean Harris.


1989 - The Gaines House, aka Tierra Verde, 1761 Oceanview Drive, Tierra Verde FL. Still owner as of 2015.


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1989 - The University of South Florida President's Mansion, Tampa FL. Competition finalist. Unbuilt.


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1989 - The Bissell Bayfront House, Boca Grande FL. Unbuilt.


1990 - The Betsy Cohen Guest House, Casey Key FL. Unbuilt.


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1992 - The Cariberus-Bond Addition, Siesta Key FL. Built. Several additions, not by Abbott.


1995 - The Bert and Anamari Bowers House, aka Beachfront Estate, aka Seaside Estate, aka Casey Key Beachfront, 2201 Casey Key Road, Nokomis FL. Sold in 2004 to Heidi Jane Sankes.


1997 - The Hedric E. and Gretchen Rhodes House, aka Dolphin House, 3251 Higel Avenue, Sarasota FL. Built by Tom Hensey.


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1997 - The Michael and Roxolana Yarymovich Bayfront House, 630 Bayshore Drive, Osprey FL. Sold in 2008 to Frederick M. and Teresa E. Derr.


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1997 - The Saslaw Hidden Harbour House, Siesta Key FL. Unbuilt.

1998 - The Saslaw Indian Beach House, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.


1999 - The George C. and Susan M. Nielsen House, 1504 Casey Key Road, Nokomis FL. Sold in 2013 to David R. and Donald R. Wilborn.


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2000 - The Gary and Melba Schmidt Bayfront House, aka The Nautilus, 1652 Caribbean Drive, Sarasota FL.


2000 - The John Perry and Lois Katherine (Trina) Duffy House, aka Sundial, 45 Lighthouse Point, Longboat Key FL. Sold in 2008 to Maylake Florida LP.


2001 - The Ann, Sumner, and Glenn Darling House, aka Artist’s Family Compound, 2327 Bispham Road, Sarasota FL.


2002 - The Ronald L. and Sandra J. Davis House, aka San Remo House,  3638 San Remo Terrace, Sarasota FL.


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2002 - The David M. and Teena R. Kantor Beachfront Additions, 6685 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL. Original house built in 1982. For sale in 2020.


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2003 - The Bowers East House, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.


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2004 - The Gregg M. and Pamela K. Horowitz House, aka South Bay Estate, aka Horowitz Bayfront House, 1177 Bayshore Drive, Englewood FL.


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2004 - The Richard E. Carlisle House, 246 Garden Lane, Siesta Key FL. For sale in 2020.


2005 - The Don and Betty Cahall House, 509 Venice Lane, Siesta Key, Sarasota FL. Built by Pat Ball. Sold in 2019 to John Samuel Pierce and Brenda Marie Van Iden.


2006 - The Ed and Judy Regenea House, aka Villa Cleavage, aka Caribbean Hilltop House, Pearl Drive, Pelican Key, St. Maarten. Apartment available for rent.


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2006 - The Olin House, aka Windsurf, Manasota Key FL. Unbuilt.


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2006 - The Lord O'Neill Beachfront House, Casey Key FL. Unbuilt.


2006 - The Ken Bachman Renovation, aka Tropical Paradise Renovation, aka Fale O Manu, 1320 Point Crisp Road, Sarasota FL. Built by Clyde Alstrom, Bluewater Construction. Original architect James Bowen. Abbott added 5000sf. In 2014 the Bachmans redid the interior with new plumbing, electric, and hurricane windows. Deeded to Risdon Point Crisp LLC managed by Ken Bachman. Leased as of 2020.


2007 - The Carolyn Corbino House, aka House of Columns, 6610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL. Construction admin by Hall Architects. Featured in Florida/Caribbean Architect, Spring 2013.


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2007 - The Summer Cove Clubhouse, 1620 Summerhouse Lane, Siesta Key FL. Glass-enclosed clubhouse for residents of the Summer Cove Condominiums.


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2010 - The Ratner Beachfront House, Long Island FL. Unbuilt.


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2010 - The Ratner Gulf Front House, Bradenton Beach FL. Unbuilt.


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2010 - aka Assisted Living Residence, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.


Around 2010 - The Kenneth Elrick House, 656 Beach Road, Siesta Key FL.


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2011 - The Ira A. and Suzette Rashkin House, aka Tropical Ranch, 7095 Saddle Creek Lane, Sarasota FL. Built by MGB Fine Custom Homes.


2015 - The Leslie M. Butterfield and Stephen Sadoskas House, aka Butterfield Lagoon House, 101 Ogden Street, Sarasota FL. Built by Pat Ball.


Sources include: Informed by the Land, by Carl Abbott; Carl Abbott; Wikipedia.