6801 Granada Blvd

Coral Gables, Florida
Alfred Browning Parker

In 1951, Dr. D.B. Caudle and his wife commissioned Alfred Browning Parker to design their new 2-level waterfront home. Originally platted as the Cartee Homestead, Dr. Caudle demanded large walls without fenestration to prioritize privacy from the waterway, Parker and Mrs. Caudle sought large fenestration.

Over the next sixty years (between 1952 and 2015), numerous changes took place and between 2016 and 2022, we restored the project to Alfred Browning Parker’s original intent as much as we could.

Subject property is an existing, approximately 15,040 sq.ft. residence under construction for interior and exterior renovations, an addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and life safety improvements. All designs were approved by the City of Coral Gables and the design meets The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, codified in 36 CFR 67A. Permits were issued for the work by the City of Coral Gables on June 14, 2017 under BL-16-10-6607.  A portion of the structure was built in 1951 and designed by the great mid-century architect Alfred Browning Parker. Construction has been underway for more than 3-1/2 years.

There were several improvements to the home since original, with the most impactful in 1984 when a large 2-level addition designed by Ferendino, Grafton, Spillis-Candela, connected various structures on the property into one[1].

In 2015, the lot in which the home is located was diminished into two lots, and further improvements to the structure designed by Richard J. Heisenbottle, FAIA including a large addition, having City of Coral Gables preliminary approval for the design AB-15-09-4822 (“2015 Improvements”)

The 2015 Improvements called for a larger, 2-level addition increasing the prominence and building-upon the 1984 improvements.[2], interior and exterior of the original structure, including all-new exterior doors and windows.

In 2016, WHAA became involved in the project and proposed reductions in the prominence and size of the alterations, increases to fenestration to achieve more of Parker’s original ision for the site and obtained final approved BL-16-10-6607 as architect-of-record.

[1] See pages 123 of 134 of the plans provided by Building Records.

[2] See pages on-file for AB-15-09-4822.

Project Team

  • Wm. H. Arthur IV, AIA NCARB

  • Angela A. Anzola

  • Yailyn O. Barrera

  • Maggie Gault

  • Chris Muchow

  • Nicholas "Whitey" Lowe
    3d Renderings

  • Heather J. Johnson

  • Noemi

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