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Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Miami Beach 1024 Ocean Drive #A501 & #A507

1024 Ocean Drive #A501 & #A507

List Price:  A501: $449,000 – A507: $249,000

Going, going, gone!  We put three condos at The Strand on the market in December and in what seemed like a nano-second two of them were sold.  Investors were really excited about these fully furnished studios on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, and who wouldn’t be? Sand as ocean as far as the eye can see,  the Clevelander and Congress Hotels on either side, and for investors the most important feature: rentals without restrictions!!!

Shhhh, we have one left:)

To learn more about real estate in Miami Beach, 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 Listed by Valaree Byrne on Coral Lake 4650 SW 62nd Avenue

I listed this property just a couple of weeks ago on Coral Lake and have had such an onslaught of activity!  I wasn’t expecting so much interest this quickly but in hindsight I should have known! There are very few places in Miami where one can launch canoes and paddleboards from their backyard, so this stand-out residence is attracting a lot of attention! I sat outside a few days ago to snap a few pictures, and the sunsets are beautiful on the horizon of this truly special and hidden lake.  It’s hard to believe this rural vibe is on edge of South Miami, and on nearly an acre none-the-less. 

 

 

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

3,357 Adj. SF | 39,204 SF Lot

List Price: $845,000

Learn more about real estate in Miami Beach, South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Pinecrest, Ponce /Davis Estates, 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 Listed by Val Byrne at Continuum South 100 S. Pointe Drive No. 3801, Miami Beach

Life is splendid at the exclusive Continuum on South Beach, and the ”bird’s eye view” is breathtaking from this 38th floor residence overlooking Port of Miami, Fisher Island, the Atlantic Ocean, & Biscayne Bay. ‘Paradise Found’ includes 12+ acres in a resort-style setting with white sandy beaches and vast oceanfront (Continuum beachside service included), 2 lagoon-style pools and an Olympic-sized pool, world-class spa & fitness centers, 24-hour concierge & valet services, and exquisitely appointed lobby and reception spaces for all to enjoy.

Continuum on South Beach is the premier Miami Beach community located in the infamous ”South of Fifth” neighborhood where Ocean Drive and Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant are a short walk away, vistas of majestic cruise ships are commonplace, and international cultures transcend year round. It’s the lifestyle you dream about.

 

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms

1,940 Adj. SF

List Price: $3,899,000

http://continuum3801.com

Learn more about real estate in Miami Beach, South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Pinecrest, Ponce /Davis Estates, 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 Listed by Valaree Byrne in Miami Beach 1024 Ocean Drive Units #501, #504, & #507 Attention Investors!!!

Attention investors, beach combers, & South Beach lovers! Own three updated, furnished, and fully outfitted studio units at The Strand On Ocean Drive Condominium, between the infamous Clevelander & Congress Hotels and across from beautiful Lummus Park.  These units can be rented daily, weekly, seasonally, or for the year!  Selling as a ‘trio’ condo #A501 with a spectacular direct ocean view, #A504 has a partial ocean view, & #A507 doesn’t have the view but is only steps away to the beautiful white sandy beaches and surf Miami Beach is so famous for. Each unit is complete with fully stocked kitchenette, comfortable sitting area, bedroom furniture, and beautiful bath.  It’s a trifecta!

 

Property Details:

Unit A501 $449,000 | Unit A504 $289,000 | Unit A507 $249,000

 

Learn more about real estate in  Miami Beach, 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!

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!