CFAS presents Carl Abbott house tour at 4 p.m. Sunday


The Center for Architecture Sarasota will conclude its “Archtober” program of events with a members-only tour of “the Nautilus,” a house in Sarasota’s Coral Cove neighborhood, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The house was designed by Carl Abbott, FAIA, and built in 2000 at 1652 Caribbean Drive. Coral Cove is west of U.S. 41, south of Stickney Point Road.
Abbott will speak about the design of the house, whose sweeping forms were inspired by the nautilus shell.

Admission is $10 for CFAS members.

CFAS also will present a members-only tour from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Casey Key House, designed by Sweet Sparkman Architects. Todd Sweet and Jerry Sparkman will speak.

Information on both tours, and CFAS membership, is online at

“Our focus is past, present and future,” said CFAS founder Cynthia Peterson. “We study our architectural history, apply those lessons to the present, and transform those principles to the future to help innovate new and wonderful ideas for our environment.”

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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