Touring Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House (Slideshow)

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Paul Rudolph houses are backhoe bait; Too small, too modern, too reliant on natural light and air, too dedicated to sea and sky to survive in the age of air conditioning. (see Why Are So Many Paul Rudolph Buildings Being Torn Down?)

But at least one thrives among the monster homes of Sanibel Island: The Walker Beach House, built in 1952 by Dr. Walt Walker and lovingly maintained by his widow, Elaine. I was honoured and thrilled to meet Mrs. Walker and tour the home.