..the unexpected addition of the wall that brings to life the existing skylight was a much appreciated additional feature realized at little cost. "

Christophe Coutelle


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Facts + Figures

Client: Christophe Coutelle
Address: 1419 Fifth Street, Sarasota, Florida
Completion Date: 2013
Construction Cost: Withheld
Project Size: 1,680 SF / 168 m2

Construction Manager: Rock Solid Construction

Photography: Ryan Gamma Photography

Project Description

Lolita Tartine is the conversion of an existing art gallery into a French brasserie style restaurant in the Sarasota Rosemary District with the provision of a commercial kitchen and interior seating areas. The existing building finishes were maintained where possible to engender a sense of continuity and an appreciation of the existing structure.

The existing skylight that was previously lost in the middle of the exposed roof structure was creatively enhanced by the addition a 'banner wall' to allow the light to fall on a visible surface, providing warmth at the heart of the space and drawing patrons into the restaurant.