A Tampa House Built To Withstand the Hurricane Zone Its In; A Laguna Beach House Built on a Slope 90 Feet From Street Level

Episode HXMLV-108

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You might mistake the Ruskin "Hurricane" House for a secret fortress, especially when you consider its location. Sitting just 100 yards from Tampa Bay's Little Manatee River, smack dab in the middle of a hurricane zone, architect Mike Calvino spent seven years designing and building this house to withstand 135 miles per hour winds and waves. Then travel to beautiful Laguna Beach, where an architecture professor Dariouche Showghi has put a lifetime of learning to the test, creating a dream home on a slope so steep, it drops 90 feet from street level.