Written by McKenna Kelley | 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 guest/pool bathroom. Special design features include: custom concrete floors, custom concrete countertops and shower floor pan, Spanish tile wall, matte black plumbing fixtures, custom fabricated light fixture and cabinetry.
North facade elevation. Special design features include: custom mural wall by the artist Bask, custom stucco control joint details, custom steel window shade feature on the third floor, large rear entertainment patio and custom poured-in-place concrete planters.
First floor stair detail. Custom steel and wood stairs designed in a collaboration with Modulo Studio, and interior design vignette by AADMIXX.
Entry foyer. Special design features include: extra high 22-foot tall ceilings with exposed steel bar joints, huge brass chandelier, exposed concrete floors and block walls, custom designed and locally fabricated front entry door and staircase.
West-facing facade. The entire exterior of the house is custom designed, including the one-of-a-kind mural by Bask.
Main living level guest bathroom. Specialty design features include: custom built barn-style sliding door and hardware, custom concrete countertops, custom cabinetry and hardware, matte black plumbing fixtures, custom designed light fixture, beveled subway tile installed in a broken wall pattern, custom concrete floor tile.
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.
Master bathroom (opposite view). Specialty design features include: custom designed and locally fabricated concrete countertops, cabinetry and cabinet hardware and barn-style slider door and hardware. Other custom design features include: custom designed light fixtures, matte black plumbing fixtures, strategic natural light-inducing window arrangements and natural marble floors.
Wet bar. Specialty design features include: custom designed and locally fabricated countertops, cabinetry and brass cabinet hardware. Other custom design features include: brass plumbing fixtures, natural stone marble backsplash and strategically angled ceiling soffit.