Flanders Architects, Inc.
Client: Yap Family
Size: 2 – Story home on 1 acre riverfront site
Services: Preliminary Architectural Design
The site is uniquely· positioned on the north bank of the Caloosahatchee simultaneously facing southeast toward downtown Fort Myers and facing southwest toward Iona. The floor plan of the house in an “L” shape with the vast living area parallel to the river and the extensive garage and exercise area perpendicular to the street.
Large windows, porches and balconies are designed for the riverside where most livable rooms open and view to the beautiful vista. The riverside yard incorporates a large lap pool for the very aquatic family, whereas the street side yard accommodates a large driveway and garage for the assortment of family cars . The grid panel dimensions of the exterior walls are designed to accommodate sustainable exterior materials such as stone, glazed porcelain, or aluminum panels. Solar energy is captured using PY roof panels and hot water piping to reduce the annual electric cost.