Home Photography by Seamus Payne
Looking around 400 SOLA, the first home built by architect and designer Tobin Green’s firm AADMIXX, it might be easier to ask Green which home features he didn’t design rather than which he did.
“Everything in this house is thought out,” he explains. “If I could design it, I did.”
Green, his wife, Bianca, and dog, Emmi, now live in the home at 400 S. Orleans Ave. and recently celebrated the project receiving the Grand Diamond award at the 2017 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes.
The aggressively modern, industrial-inspired building stands in great contrast to the surrounding Hyde Park homes. Green says the land sits just outside the boundaries for both locally and nationally recognized historic homes, which is why AADMIXX’s next house will be built directly behind 400 SOLA on Azeele Street.
Green even embraced building the home in deference to an oak tree on the edge of the land.
“We couldn’t build closer than 20 feet from the base, so we built the entryway with a 14-foot-tall window that looks directly at the tree,” he says. “It celebrates the tree as you walk in.”
First floor stair detail. Custom steel and wood stairs designed in a collaboration with Modulo Studio, and interior design vignette by AADMIXX.
Kitchen. Specialty design features: custom designed and locally fabricated features include: cabinetry, cabinet pulls, concrete countertops, range hood, pantry slider door and hardware. Additional custom features include: brass plumbing fixtures, commercial grade Thermador appliances, custom designed globe lights and exposed HVAC spiral duct.
Master bathroom. Specialty design features include: custom designed and locally fabricated concrete countertops and shower bench, cabinetry and cabinet hardware. Other custom features include custom designed light fixtures, matte black plumbing fixtures, strategic natural light-inducing window designs, natural marble floors and oversized subway wall tiles.