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Iconic, Once Imperiled Parker-Designed House Sells for $8.6M

Coral Gables' 2 Casuarina Concourse, one of subtropical modernist architect Alfred Browning Parker's most iconic Miami houses, has sold for $8.6 million. The sale closed today according to a representative of listing broker Helen Jeanne Nicastri. The house, which was originally listed for $12.5 million, and has been officially historically designated by the City of Coral Gables, was under threat for a time in 2013 while the owners contested the designation in court. The 11,000 square foot, 6 bedroom, five bath house, is on a huge lot with a whopping 290 feet of canal frontage just off Biscayne Bay, and yet it is inward looking. The whole thing was designed around an art collection, with lots of wall space and no direct sunlight. Long, broad, cloister-like wings with deep eves almost completely enclose a courtyard pool.

· 2 Casuarina Concourse coverage [Curbed Miami]