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Florida Vacation Home Embraces 1920s Beach Style

October 26, 2015
Using elements featured in Thomas Edison's winter residence in Fort Myers, Fla., architect Clifford Scholz achieved the 1920s design aesthetic he wanted for this Vero Beach vacation spot while creating a home that would stand up to the harsh realities of being located directly on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Photo: George Cott. From: Clifford Scholz.

Florida Coastal Home Inspired by Thomas Edison Winter Estate

Thomas Edison's winter home in Fort Myers, Fla., inspired design features of this coastal home such as a metal roof, raised foundation and expansive porches. The overall style mimics that of 1920s Florida architecture.

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Photo: Clifford Scholz. From: Clifford Scholz.

Metal Roof Stands Up to Sun, Sand

A metal roof stands up to the harsh sun and sand of Florida's Atlantic coast. Metal roofs have been popular for a century because of their weather resistance.

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Photo: George Cott. From: Clifford Scholz.

Expansive Veranda-Style Porches Adds Outdoor Living Space

Also popular during Edison's day were verandas. These expansive porches allow homeowners and their guests to enjoy the beach views and breezes while avoiding the harsh overhead sun.

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Photo: George Cott. From: Clifford Scholz.

Sweeping Views From Porch, Backyard

The resort-inspired backyard is perfect for entertaining lots of family and friends in this tropical vacation home right on the beach. Summers are well spent sitting on the patio sipping drinks and swimming in the pool. 

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