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tropical porch by Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.

In an environment such as Florida, where the summers are hot and humid while the winters are dry and cool, a home should block the summer sun, allow for plenty of air movement and easily shed the rain. In addition, it should have a lot of thermal mass to absorb solar radiation during the day and then release all of it at night.

And with all of the wonderful green and blue of the surrounding tropical landscape and water, a Floridian home should have large and covered porches, verandas, lanais and other exterior spaces to take living outside. See more signature elements of this well-designed Florida house.