SarasotaMOD: Lido Shores House Tours

Lido Shores

The Sarasota neighborhood of Lido Shores is a treasure chest of midcentury and contemporary modern architectural gems. Enjoy an informative and inspiring tour of seven significant homes designed by Philip Hiss, William Rupp, Edward “Tim” Seibert, Joe Kelly, Gwen Kelly, Jerry Sparkman, Guy Peterson and Ralph and William Zimmerman. Featuring talks by architects, historians and homeowners throughout the afternoon.

Tour at your own pace from 1 to 4 pm. Advance ticket holders may check-in at any house and receive wristband, map and bottled water. Day-of tickets are on sale at the Umbrella House (1300 Westway Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236).

Tour participants are required to remove their shoes or wear provided booties at the houses. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and hats. Bottled water will be provided.


Westway Drive and Center Place lot. On street parking will also be available, please do not block driveways.

2017 Open House Addresses

Craig Residence

175 Morningside Drive, Edward “Tim” Seibert 1955, Addition Guy Peterson 2009

Low Tide House – NEW on Tour

1201 Center Place, Ralph and William Zimmerman 1955

Expert: Selma Göker Wilson, International Assoc. AIA, RIBA, TMMOB

Chapell / Lifeso House

150 Morningside Drive, Don Chapell 2000

Homeowner: Dr. Bob Lifeso

Hiss / Goull House

1080 Westway Drive, Philip Hiss 1954, Renovation Don Chapell 1991

Homeowners: Carrie and Ken Cox

Barzman Residence – NEW on Tour

1070 Westway Drive, Don Chapell 1983, Addition Guy Peterson 2002, Renovation Joe Kelly, Hive Architects 2016

Experts: Gwen Kelly, AIA, and Joe Kelly, AIA, NCARB, Hive Architects

Strandhus – NEW on Tour

1212 Westway Drive, 1955, Additions 2012 and 2017, Jerry Sparkman, Sweet Sparkman Architects

Expert: Jourdona LaFate, AIA, Sweet Sparkman Architects

Maurice Birk House

1157 Morningside Place, Philip Hiss 1959

Designer, homeowner: Ken McMillan


  • Starting Saturday, November 11th, 2017, repeated every day until Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Lido Shores

1300 Westway Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236