This Historic Home in Florida Went From Lavish Parties to a Home/Work Hybrid

Jene J. Long

After 10 years in a 1,000-square-foot bungalow from 1919, architect Jody Beck, who runs Tampa-based Traction Architecture with her husband, Ross-Alan Tisdale, found that she and her family had outgrown the space. “For years we dreamed of designing a new home for our family that would showcase the modernist sensibility more typical of our projects, but I stumbled upon the Dundee House and fell in love with it,” says Jody, who also notes that the couple were outgrowing the office space they rented for their four-person architecture firm.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> Even though Jody and Ross knew they were going to need to do a lot of work on the house, it was important to them to maintain many of the standing details. “We have always been interested and engaged with historic architecture in the area,” says Ross. “It feels particularly important to preserve older buildings in Florida, where so much is new.” </div>

BEFORE: Even though Jody and Ross knew they were going to need to do a lot of work on the house, it was important to them to maintain many of the standing details. “We have always been interested and engaged with historic architecture in the area,” says Ross. “It feels particularly important to preserve older buildings in Florida, where so much is

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