Legendary Modernist architect Alfred Browning Parker’s Woodsong house in Coconut Grove, Florida is for sale. UPDATE: the house has since been sold.
Known as the “Tropical Organic” architect Alfred Browning Parker, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, built one of his most significant residential designs in 1968: his own house in Coconut Grove named Woodsong.
Twenty years after Parker moved out, the home fell into disrepair as a result of neglect, only to be beautifully restored in 2005 by Harvey Oxenberg and his designer wife Rosemary Albo, who then sold the house in 2009. With its most recent update in 2014, the home remains an extraordinary example of Modernist Organic architecture.
With an asking price of $2,750,000 the home consists of three separate ‘pods’ or ‘pavilions’ constructed of Honduran mahogany.
The three wood clad pavilions are connected by a boardwalk and a meandering 90 foot lap pool which winds its way through the structures culminating in a spa pool.
The Main level has a living room, kitchen, dining room and den.
The combined living space of 3,100 square feet has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The Master bedroom and bath are on the third level.
Upper level bathrooms:
Located in Coconut Grove, the home’s tropical feel is accomplished by the intersection of lush foliage and water features with the glass-enclosed spaces. The mature palms and ferns make one feel as if they are inside a giant terrarium.
The property, named by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the 10 best residential builds in the world, sits on an 18,000 square foot lot and also has a Koi lagoon and waterfall, sauna and cabana shower room.
3003 Seminole Street, Miami, FL 33133
If interested, contact Sylvia Cherry at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
UPDATE: The house has long since sold.