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Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 6435 Snapper Creek Drive

6435 SW 85th Street, Miami, FL 33143

List Price: $1,150,000

I live in South Miami and have walked by this home nearly everyday for the last 26 years – I always pine for it (I also sold it to the Sellers nearly 24 years ago).  It’s definitely ‘Old Florida’ with it’s wide front porch, canopy of amazing trees, and restored hardwood floors, but beyond that there is something so calming and soothing about this property.  Everyone who walked through it had the same feeling of ‘coming home’ not only to the residence, but to the wonderful neighborhood it lays in (and wonderful neighbors too).  The very last thing the Seller mentioned to the Buyer before leaving was not to forget to put clean shavings in the ‘owl box’  so they would be ready for owl nesting seson.  I forgot I was in Miami!  Congratulations to the Buyers and Sellers – a perfect match.

To learn more about real estate in South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Palmetto Bay, and Pinecrest, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8120 SW 62nd Avenue

Finally, a completely renovated home in the South Miami area under $1 million!  This beautiful South Florida ‘elegantly casual’ style residence located between South Miami’s famed Dante Fascell and Fuchs Parks has a new wood and quartz open kitchen, updated baths, magnificent social spaces, sleek travertine floors, and impact glass resistant windows and doors – and that’s just the inside!  Step outside into a spectacular 12,000sf gated paradise of mature fruit trees and exotic botanicals, sparkling new heated swimming pool, and a pretty cool koi fish and lily pond.  It’s simply wonderful!

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1,891 Adj. SF | 12,000 SF Lot

List Price: $875,000

Learn more about real estate in South Miami, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Coral Gables, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Sold by Valaree Byrne in Coconut Grove 3047 Orange Street #A2

3047 Orange Street #A2, Coconut Grove, FL

List Price: $659,000

If I had a nickel for every call I had about this wonderful tri-level Villa at gated Atrium in the Grove, I would be able to buy the biggest White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks (but since the property is located in Coconut Grove maybe I would go to Panther’s Coffee).

This home had it all – new beautiful kitchen, splendid porcelain and wood floors, ginormous master suite, an abundance of glass and sunshine, a wonderful outdoor deck, and the elusive full size two-car garage which isn’t easy to find in the Grove.   Needless to say this property sold very quickly – congratulations to the Buyers and to the Seller!

To learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, and Pinecrest, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

‘Turkel Talks’ About The Mid-Century Modern Phenomena

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What are ‘Turkel Talks?’ Insightful, refreshing, informative commentaries about a broad range of topics from Miami’s expert branding guru, Bruce Turkel (Turkel Brands). Bruce helped create noted brands like Nike and Bacardi, has been a captivating speaker at leading universities and television stations (would you like to see his Fox News commentary on the Trump and Clinton campaigns?), and has just authored the best-selling book “All About Them.” I will also boast that Bruce and his wonderful wife Gloria recently bought the coolest house in my neighborhood, an inspiring Mid-Century Modern home that turned the heads of everyone who passed through (I was the listing agent)!

No secret the Turkels are collectors of Mid-Century Modern forms; their art, accessories, furniture, and their homes ooze the era – take a look at the pictures of the home they left behind in Pinecrest (would you like to buy it?)! A recent ‘Turkel Talks’ highlighted the life of Mid-Century Modern – I think you will enjoy the read!  Following is a re-formatted version:

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The midcentury aesthetic was a response to — and celebration of — the new world optimism that erupted with the economic boom after World War II. Architects and designers of the times were willing and encouraged to use new shapes and new materials. They also worked to embrace the revolutionary idea of indoor-outdoor living in

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Midcentury Modern

Midcentury modern is a style of architecture, interior design, and product and graphic design that was created from roughly 1933 to 1965. Its development was the work of architects and designers including George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Richard Nuetra, Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, and more.You know midcentury modern it by its clean lines, pared-down forms, and natural materials. As well as its seamless interaction between both the rooms and the between interior and exterior spaces. In case you’re still not sure, you saw midcentury modern design in all its glory on the show Mad Men.

The midcentury aesthetic was a response to — and celebration of — the new world optimism that erupted with the economic boom after World War II. Architects and designers of the times were willing and encouraged to use new shapes and new materials. They also worked to embrace the revolutionary idea of indoor-outdoor living in their joyful designs.

Midcentury ModernMidcentury has been around for more than 80 years. But stylish consumers – as well as architects, interior designers, furniture manufacturers, retailers, and set designers – are still inspired by the beautiful and sensible approach.

That is why you see midcentury classics such as Saarinen’s Tulip table, Noguchi’s coffee table, Knoll’s sofas, and Castiglioni’s Arco lamp everywhere you look. And it’s why design-forward companies including Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, Luminaire, and Herman Miller do such brisk business stocking these classics.

According to The New York Times, midcentury modern remains the rage almost 20 years after it was reintroduced. “If anything, it’s even more popular then ever. Flip through a shelter magazine, shop at a mass retailer like CB2 or West Elm, and it’s all variations on a spiky-legged-chair-and-Tulip-table theme.”

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The New York Times quoted “a range of insiders” for their take on midcentury:

LIZ O’BRIEN, 20th-century decorative arts dealer: “I continue to find super-exciting things. That happens often enough to keep me hooked.”

JILL SINGER, a founder of the design magazine Sight Unseen: “It’s beautiful materials, classic simple shapes that can seem timeless.”

Midcentury ModernJIM BRETT, president, West Elm: “I don’t know if there’s another time period with such a prolific amount of beautifully functional designs.”

MICHAEL BOODRO, editor in chief, Elle Decor: “It looks particularly good in lofts, in glass towers. The upkeep is easy.”

 

 

Learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Coral Gables, High Pines, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Cool Condos Recently Listed by Valaree Byrne in Coconut Grove

3047 Orange Street #A2

Tucked away on a quiet street in the Center Grove that many didn’t know existed, this tri-level Villa has turned a lot of heads!  Natural light, soaring ceilings, and hardwood floors are the cornerstone to a refreshing design that is further highlighted by a brand new kitchen, phenomenally large master suite, and wonderful courtyard with built in bench seating and the most magnificent oak tree at center stage. One of only six residences in this quiet, gated community – this is quintessential Coconut Grove living.

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms + Den (or 3rd bedroom?) | 2.5 Bathrooms

1,830 Adj. SF

List Price: $659,000

http://3047orange.com

 

 


2977 McFarlane Road #10

Try uber cool urban living in the heart of Coconut Grove! Rarely available villa at The Monarch Grove on historic McFarlane Street (only 11 units in all) is quietly nestled between CocoWalk and Peacock Park, just steps away to the new Glass & Vine Restaurant – that’s a trifecta!

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

1,280 Adj. SF 

List Price: $339,000

 

Learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, High Pines, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Sold at Grovenor House in Coconut Grove 2627 S. Bayshore Drive, No. 1105

Grovenor House #1105, Coconut Grove, FL

List Price: $1,660,000

There are so many beautiful places to live in Coconut Grove with magnificent panoramas of Sailboat Bay, but to date my favorite would have to be Grovenor House (yes, I shutter to say publicly that Grovenor House wins my vote over the Grove at Grand Bay towers – shhhhh).    Ugo Colombo designed this majestic glass-front building with beautiful open spaces, warm and inviting ‘quiet’ areas, a phenomenal pool area, fantastic gym, and magnificent grounds.  There is a unique feeling of ‘home’ that emulates from the design, the residents, and the on-site staff,  and in a time when resort style communities are the buzz, I think Grovenor House has secured it’s niche.  Congratulations to the Buyers – it was not easy getting this property!!

 To learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, and Pinecrest, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Val Byrne in Coconut Grove 3080 Shipping Avenue

3080 Shipping Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL

List Price: $650,000

Coconut Grove real estate is on fire, especially so with properties under $1 million! We set out to find a center or west Grove townhome in near ‘turnkey’ condition and they were going under contract left and right.  As soon as the Buyers saw this we knew it was ‘the one’ for them.  Completely and beautifully renovated, plenty of parking, privately gated, and best of all is the dog park practically across the street.  Congratulations to all!

To learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, and Pinecrest, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Cutler Oaks 7207 SW 146th Street Circle, Palmetto Bay

7207 SW 146th Street Circle, Palmetto Bay, FL

List Price: $1,150,000

This was another classic example of how patience and perseverance pay off, and when mixed with kindness and a level-head the stars often line up!  I met the Buyers in April, 2014 and we went  on a long, winding journey to find just the right home. Nearly two years later we found that dream home in the beautiful Cutler Oaks community in Palmetto Bay, but we still had to sell the home they lived in which we listed in February, 2016. 

We almost lost the Cutler Oaks home a couple of times to other Buyers, but as fate would have it when the Buyers own home went under Contract in August, that Palmetto Bay dream home was waiting for them.  That’s when the kindness and level-headedness kicked in – it wasn’t the easiest transaction because sales that are contingent on sales can be very stressful.  Congratulations to all three levels of participants – you were so delightful to work with, and realtors Roz Marks and Guillermo de la Paz were simply phenomenal.

To learn more about real estate in Palmetto Bay, South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Pinecrest, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 10720 SW 69th Avenue

10720 SW 69 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL

List Price: $1,489,000

There are so many wonderful architectural styles in Pinecrest, from the ‘ranch style’ so common in the 1950’s and 1960’s, to the Mediterranean style so woven into our South Florida culture, and more recently we had the infusion of Florida Vernacular and it’s Key West-style sister, and of course now we have the invasion of the sleek Modern cube.  This beautiful home that I recently sold in North Pinecrest was so special because it had a style all of it’s own.  There was still a little hint of the original ranch style, but with near 9′ ceilings and very clean lines there was a strong sense of modernity, and with a back drop of terracotta floors a warm sense of Spanish prevailed.  Nestled on an epic acre, this ‘home sweet home’ will see years of fun and run, I’m sure.  Congratulations to the Buyers, and to some very special Sellers:)  It was the perfect match.

To learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, South Miami, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Listed by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 11101 SW 64th Avenue

For the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast, look no more! Appreciate and love this classic Mid-Century Mod house that would make Alfred Browning Parker smile! Hallmark MCM appointments like sun-filled clerestory windows, polished terrazzo floors, exposed wood-beam ceilings, and wonderfully spacious walls for art will delight the MCM buyer!

A beautifully updated uber sleek kitchen, magnificent social spaces for entertaining, and an outdoor oasis with pool, chickee hut, and N/S tennis court are for all to enjoy.  Nestled on an enchanting 1.03 acres, this exceptional paradise is home to over a dozen exotic palm species, a masterful collection of fruit trees, and a beautiful flora reflective of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

 

Property Details:

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

3,273 SF (per architect) | 44,866 SF Lot

List Price: $1,399,000

 

Learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!