James Curnin, great-grandson of Jack Parker, the founder of the real estate company Jack Parker Corporation, and the renowned architect Max Strang launch the Modern Farmhouse, a Miami Beach single-family home development on Allison Island. Oliver Lloyd of Douglas Elliman has listed the property for $15,300,000.
The Modern Farmhouse is situated on guard-gated Island. Designed Max Strang, the tasteful home boasts over 7,000 sq. ft. under HVAC, on a 16,200 sq. ft. lot with 75 feet of prime water frontage. It has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two-half bathrooms plus staff quarters, a gym with an outdoor terrace, a full bathroom and inferred sauna that can easily be converted to a sixth bedroom.
The large chef’s kitchen features appliances from Wolf/Sub-Zero, Boffi cabinetry and custom marble slab, accompanied by Dornbracht plumbing fixtures. Salvatore marble tile throughout the bathrooms adds a touch of elegance. 12′ ceiling height on the main level allows natural light to flood the entertaining spaces laden with wide-planked European white oak flooring. The adjacent covered outdoor kitchen is a perfect space to entertain all year round. Lush landscaping creates a sense of privacy and tranquility. Other features include a security gate, attached two-car garage, smart home powered by the Vantage platform, second level family room and separate den as well as a beautiful pool area overlooking your private dock for your boat with no fixed bridges.
James Curnin is the great-grandson of the renowned developer Jack Parker. Starting in 1999, James was quickly integrated into working summers for the Jack Parker Corporation before transitioning into a full-time role. Focusing on the NYC Tri-State region, James contributed to the Parker Meridian Hotels, Parker Towers, and Parker Plaza. After graduating from the University of Miami in 2008, James spent the next five years working closely on various assets and acquisitions, lending him firsthand experience in diverse positions. Most notable is his on-site leasing work of Truffles, a 291-unit rental building, and oversight of the remainder of the JPC NYC portfolio, comprising of complete gut renovation and sales and marketing of the remaining 300 sponsor units, constituting roughly $150mm in assets before leaving the company in 2013 to set up his own development firm.
James pursued ground-up, single-family home development opportunities in West Hollywood and famed Bel Air, where he hired and worked closely with architects Philip Vertoch and Paul McClean on three residential developments comprised of over 60,000 square feet and $55 million in closed transactions. By 2017, having sold all three homes, James set sight on Miami Beach where he established Clara Homes, and continues to focus on high end homes.
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