The Bennett Residence, an iconic midcentury-modern gem by Tampa Bay architect Paul Rudolph, is now for sale


A midcentury-modern home built by one of Tampa Bay's most prominent architect's Paul Rudolph, is now on the market for $395,000.

Built in 1950 for clients Allen and Barbara Bennett, the 1,945-square-foot home is referred to as "The Bennett Ressidence," and is located at 3901 Riverview Blvd. in Bradenton.

With only 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the home makes up for its size with incredible style. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, an Ocala block fireplace, and heart red cypress wood, the home's design is rooted in its natural surroundings, and comes with a private garden courtyard, and an artist studio.

In 2001, the home was sold to local architect and author Joseph King, who restored the property.

Im 1952, Rudolph started his own firm in Sarasota along with Ralph Twitchell, who also helped design the Bennett Residence. A product of the Harvard School of Design, Rudolph studied under Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, and later went on to become the chair of Yale University's Department of Architecture, even designing the Yale Art and Architecture Building. Locally, Rudolph was considered one of the pioneers of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and was responsible for the original Riverview High School, the Sarasota High School, and the Healy Guest House in Siesta Key, among many others.

Rudolph passed away in 1997, at the age of seventy-eight, from peritoneal mesothelioma.

The listing agent is Louis Wery of Premier Sotheby's International Realty.

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