Miamism Blog

You are here

Alfred Browning Parker Home in Morningside Historic District

Ines Hegedus-Garcia
ines@miamism.com

Alfred Browning Parker Home in Morningside, Miami

Al and Sherna Brody appreciate good things and great art - from Renoir to Picasso, Tiffany to Pollock ... but their most prized possession is their own home:  a 1961 Alfred Browning Parker estate that sits on a 1.5 acre, bay-front property in Miami's Morningside Historic District. I never skip a chance to visit gems like this one and got the usual goosebumps down my spine while touring this architecturally significant home.  But much to my surprise, my biggest treat was not the architecture.  The big surprise was the passion these 2 home owners feel for their home.  Every nook and cranny has a restoration story - their home is a true labor of love evident by the hired craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout.

Al and Sherna Brody in their Alfred Browning Parker Home

The meticulous restoration of their Alfred Browning Parker home started in 2002 when they first purchased the property and they admit that not everything is original and they have made changes - but those changes have remained true to the original architecture, which makes this project even more superb. Alfred Browning Parker home by Miamism

Make no mistake, this historic property is not for sale, and if it ever was, we hope to be the first to find out in order to find the perfect buyer - one that could appreciate it as much as The Brodys. Team Miamism specializes in architecturally significant homes in Miami :

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.

**originally published 11/30/2013


ines 30th November, 2013

Alfred Browning Parker Home in Morningside Historic District http://t.co/dxcULTeklq

TownAndChamber 30th November, 2013

RT|@ines: Alfred Browning Parker Home in Morningside Historic District http://t.co/4ohCW7OgRp
|
#realtors!
#Miami

Recent Posts

2021 proved to be an amazing year for Keystone Point Real Estate and we can agree that "record breaking" doesn't even begin to describe it.  Whether you were on the buying or selling side, you know Keystone Point will... more

A lot of you will be reading this thinking its a bit boring (at least Rick thinks so), but I wanted to address this because a lot of our Miami Beach Real Estate customers are constantly asking us about certain elements  of... more

It's never easy being involved in an estate sale when a family needs to deal with the sale of a home in the midst of dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Thank you so much Liz, for trusting us and for the beautiful... more

2021 was a record breaking year for Surfside Real Estate as well as many other markets across South Florida and the rest of the nation.  Prices are still soaring because of persistent lack of inventory as well as high buyer... more

Our Twitter

What is the Value of my Home?

Obtain a free personalized home pricing report.