Milam Residence

Milam Residence

The Arthur Milam House is a stunning modern structure tucked along the A1A Scenic Byway in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Lawyer and philanthropist Arthur Milam made great contributions to Northeast Florida’s arts community. He and his wife Teresa commissioned Paul Rudolph — famed architect and former Chair of Yale’s School of Architecture — to design the house which was completed in 1962. It would be his only design in Northeast Florida and his last in the state before becoming a Yale Chairman.

The distinctive Ponte Vedra Beach home was one of six Florida properties added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places in 2016. In 1963, Architectural Record deemed it House of the Year.

The geometric beachside facade features a patchwork of concrete squares and rectangles that recall the paintings of Piet Mondrian, and effectively shade the interior from harsh sunlight and deflect storm winds.

This two-story 6,800 square-foot house includes seven levels with varying heights, framed views of the Atlantic Ocean, and centers around the living room featuring an elongated conversation pit.

An architectural drawing of the house by Rudolph is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He says of the home, “The exceptional wild Florida site 60 feet above the Atlantic Ocean is a counterfoil to the geometry of the structure.”

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Milam Residence

1033 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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