La Porte is an affordable 762-square-foot studio residence designed as a starter home for an academic or a student. This plan’s footprint is a direct result of zoning requirements in the Fort Myers area, adjacent to Florida Gulf Coast University.
A 9-foot-tall laurel hedge along the perimeter acts as a natural wall creating private outdoor space and camouflages the 9-foot-tall modern house.
One design challenge with today’s homes is integrating the proportions of the garage door into classical or modern façades. La Porte’s answer is to remove the façade from the equation entirely with the only visible feature being the garage entry way.