Open house: an ultra-green cracker contemporary home brings the outdoor in.

A new dream home in Sarasota Polo Club has become the highest-rated

LEED Platinum residence in the world. We asked builder Josh Wynne how

that happened.

This architecture looks contemporary. What’s

“Cracker” about it?

The clients wanted a design that would be at home in Florida–a

house that could be open to the outdoors a big part of the year. The

house is built in two sections separated by a dog trot–the same

architectural feature original to Florida Cracker Florida Cracker refers to the original American pioneer settlers of the State of Florida in the 19th century. Historical usage
The term “cracker” was in use during Elizabethan times to describe braggarts.