Rare Five-Lot Isla Bahia Estate Lists for $25.9 Million

Written by Posted On Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:07

Charles McKirahan-designed MiMo property

 Boasts over 600 feet of waterfront


FORT LAUDERDALE (March 9, 2016) – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s  Karen Bellows and Peter Barkin and Mark Gilman of the Barkin & Gilman Team, all affiliated with the company’s Las Olas office, have listed 76 Isla Bahia Drive in Fort Lauderdale for $25.9 million. The estate features a 64,000-square-foot curved corner lot that wraps the perimeter of Isla Bahia. The property was constructed for Ohio industrialist and songwriter, Bob Friedman and his wife Genie Friedman, a grandchild of Oscar Mayer, and their five children.

The mid-century modern residence was built in 1964 as a family vacation home for the Friedmans.  Designed by Charles McKirahan, the home features his signature mid-century modern design elements throughout. McKirahan was an acclaimed architect known best for his design of the famous Polynesian-themed Mai-Kai Restaurant on Oakland Park Boulevard, as well as many apartment complexes and hotels throughout South Florida.  The 8,864-square-foot-home was built in a Bahamian-style and boasts gray cypress and coral stone walls that were imported from the Bahamas.  

“This is a rare opportunity to own one of Fort Lauderdale’s most significant mid-century modern homes, designed by famed architect Charles McKirahan. The property stretches the entire curve of Isle Bahia with 600-feet of waterfront,” said Karen Bellows, sales associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. “The placement of the home on the lot was genius because you can dock a mega yacht on the far side of the property and not obstruct the views of Bahia Mar or the Intracoastal waterway from the living room or bedrooms.”

The home has a unique layout, with seven-bedrooms and five full-bathrooms, three of which are Jack-and-Jill, and two half baths, a long hallway runs the entire length of the home. Five of the seven bedrooms are facing the Intracoastal because Bob Friedman wanted everyone in his family to enjoy the view. Standout features of the home include an indoor grill in the family room, full-size tennis court, expansive and lush landscaping, air-conditioned outdoor patio and a hot tub room off the three-car garage.  

“A five-lot property with 600-feet of waterfront on the Intracoastal is extremely rare,” said Peter Barkin of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Barkin & Gilman team.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with more than 85 offices and 5,100 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,000 offices with nearly 86,000 sales associates. Every day, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate properties are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 725 high-traffic websites. For more information or to view local listings, visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com. To learn more about a career in real estate or affiliating with Coldwell Banker, visit CareersCB.com. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company.



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