The Mansion at Tuckhoe
Indian RiverSide Park (IRSP) is the premier family destination park in Martin County. Located in Jensen Beach, IRSP sits beach side on the Indian River Lagoon. Bender & Associates provided design and construction of a new pavilion, faux reflecting pool, seating steps, stage and related site elements that integrate with the historic Leach Mansion. The pavilion has an overall footprint of approximately 46 feet x 100 feet including roof overhangs and bathroom projection on the south side. The pavilion also provides for a 300 s.f. commercial catering kitchen.
The rehabilitation of the Leach Mansion located at Indian RiverSide Park in Martin County includes preparing a Historic Structure Report, the development of a building program and multi-phase architectural services through construction of each phase. Constructed in 1938 as a seasonal residence, the main building is an example of Mediterranean Revival architecture. In addition to the main residence, a garage, metal shop and playhouse (constructed as a temporary residence while the mansion was being built) are also included in this project. The restoration of the exterior and two main floors of the mansion to their original configuration, characteristics, spatial relationships, proportions and details will recapture the important architectural features of the Leach Mansion. The basement, garage and metal shop will be adapted to accommodate service function, park maintenance and office space.
2010 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation: Outstanding Achievement in the field of Restoration/Rehabilitation