Valentino Agnoli, Architect

Owl and Beaver House, 1997

27604 23rd Place, Branford, FL, 32008

The Owl and Beaver is a raised curvilinear sculptural building on the crystal clear Ichetucknee river. The house was designed and contracted by San Francisco architect Valentino Agnoli, an architect known for curvilinear structures, for physician author Michael Samuels as a meditation and writing retreat. It is 600 feet with a kitchen dining room, living room, bedroom and bath on the main floor and a bedroom under the bow. It was built to be like a poem or a meditative vision. It resembles an upside down boat and it's ridge pole and keel come together to support the structure like a kiss. It is up in the trees of an ancient cypress forest like a tree house, and it has views of the tops of trees and the river from it's huge windows. This sculptural house is one of it's kind in the world, it has total privacy, and it's a spiritual forest river retreat. The Owl and Beaver is on 6 acres of forest land with 200 feet of river frontage on the crystal clear Ichetucknee River, a famous destination world wide. People come from all over the world to kayak, swim, and see the real Florida as it was before tourism. The Owl and Beaver It's property adjoins the Ichetucknee State Park land on one side. The Ichetucknee River is born anew from 9 springs that emerge from the Florida Aquifer.

  • bedrooms: 1
  • baths: 1
  • garage: 0
  • area: 500 sq. ft.
  • Swimming Pool: N

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