As your official architectural REALTORS in Miami, we have a duty to let you know about architecturally significant homes that are for sale. This time it’s a fabulous Alfred Browning Parker Estate, located in Coral Gables. We had previously told you about this home in 2013 and it fell off the radar – it now sits empty, as a perfect blank canvas, waiting for that discerning buyer that knows the value of good architecture. As a refresher,
Alfred Browning Parker was known as the leader of Miami’s modernist architectural movement. He was known for his green designs which married local materials to suit South Florida’s climate. He built pre-air conditioning, so his homes took advantage of air currents, landscaping and light. ABP’s spaces were organic and managed to seamlessly bring the outdoors in. His architecture was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and his motto was “Make it useful and make it beautiful.” He was way ahead of his time when sustainable design was not even in our vocabulary and will remain an inspiration for years to come.
6801 Granada Blvd – Coral Gables home by Alfred Browning Parker
$8,495,000 $8,500,000 To start off, the home has 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, over 9,400 sq.ft. of living space and sits on a massive 82,906 sq.ft. lot (1.9 acres). It’s a corner lot on the water with water frontage on 2 sides and views for every minute of the day. We’re talking 600 feet of water frontage! We are talking Tropical Modern architecture at its best. The current marketing description reads:
2-acre corner waterfront lot with over 600ft of water frontage. Home designed by renowned historical architect Alfred Browning Parker on prestigious Granada Blvd, 7BD/7.5BA. A unique one of a kind compound with a picturesque wooded backdrop. Updated gourmet kitchen with Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, 2 wall-ovens & 2 dishwashers plus much more. Oversized mosaic tiled pool, coral rock deck and large covered terrace. Private dock, gazebo and tennis court.
Here are more photos of the home when it was previously listed for sale. Please contact us to schedule a private showing of this property and/or to set up a consultation appointment with our real estate sales team. The Miamism Sales Team specializes in architecturally significant homes in Miami and can help you market your architectural home to the right audience.