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Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Coral Gables 5709 Riviera Drive

5709 Riviera Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

List Price: $896,000

I drive up and down the southern end of Riviera Drive at least twice a day on my way to the office and home, and know that some of the most beautiful and elegant homes in Coral Gables are found on this winding, picture-perfect street; I have memorized most every one of them (and sold a handful of them on the Coral Gables Waterway side of the street). What most seasoned realtors also take notice of are the ‘diamonds in the rough’ that lay in waiting.  When I was alerted that 5709 Riviera Drive was on the market and read the description which mentioned a ‘sweet home that had been occupied by the current owner for 66 years,’ I knew exactly which house it was.   Within hours we had the Buyer in the house, and shortly after we submitted our offer (several other offers were submitted which was very stressful).  Thankfully our offer was selected, and a very smooth transaction evolved from there.  Thank you and congratulations to the Buyers, Sellers, and Mauricio Barba & company, who were a pleasure to work with!

 

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

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Cutler Cay 19322 SW 77th Place

19322 SW 77th Place, Cutler Bay, FL 33157

List Price: $449,500

For the under $1million Buyer searching for a guard-gated community with a beautiful Country Club environment, one of the first stops should be Cutler Cay!  I’ve watched this community evolve since it was developed a little over 1o years ago, and it is a wonderful place to live.  The property management company keeps it in tip top shape, the security is excellent, and the amenities fabulous (beautiful club house, lake-side swimming pool, basketball court, tennis courts, playground, and full service, fully equipped gym).  A diverse range of sizes and floor plans with square footages ranging from about 2,500sf to 5,500sf will satisfy most every need (including those multi-generational families needing separate quarters), and prices ranging from $400,000 to the $900,000s will make Buyers in the under $1million price point smile:)   

We searched Cutler Cay from end to end looking for a home in the last 9 months, and came upon this jewel in nearly perfect condition (what a joy it is to purchase a home that has a near perfect inspection report!).  The Buyers, Sellers, and realtor were an absolute pleasure to work with, and everyone left the closing table with a smile on their faces!  Congratulations to all!

 

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

Some “Ground Breaking News” on Biscayne Bay The Fairchild Coconut Grove a Reality

Coconut Grove’s long anticipated luxury Bayfront community, The Fairchild Coconut Grove, is breaking ground next  month. With a low key address like 3581 East Glencoe Street one would expect the quiet anonymity of the north Grove, but residents of The Fairchild are going to experience the intoxicating immersion of renowned Architect Max Strang, with his site-specific and climate driven designs, and famed interior designer Rafael de Cardenas in an extraordinary vision of “environmental modernism.”

Twenty-six exceptional waterfront residences share a roof top deck with swimming pool, cabanas, cinema, and landscaped zen gardens, as well as glorious Biscayne Bay views. Amenities include 24- hour security, concierge, valet, a wellness spa & gym, private boat slips, and even a dog park. This is the most exciting waterfront community created in Coconut Grove since the Residences of Vizcaya which were built in 2011.  Prices range from $1.6 million to over $6 million, with delivery expected first quarter, 2019.  

For more information contact Val Byrne (305) 323-6231 or Vanessa Kayes (305) 301-9297.

 

 

The Fairchild Coconut Grove Floor Plans

 

Learn more about real estate in  Coconut Grove, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, High Pines, Brickell, 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 Coral Gables 1110 South Alhambra Circle

1110 South Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33146

List Price: $1,199,000

If I had a nickel for every inquiry I received about the “house with the red door” I could have bought the largest Starbuck’s Frappuccino, and we were only on the market for 2 weeks! This gem on winding South Alhambra Circle  in south Coral Gables is a testimony to the always fashionable, timeless beauty of a sophisticated colonial home. In an age where modern architecture is the reigning design and we have seen long waves of Mediterranean,  “Key West,” and Florida Vernacular styles, the “classic” colonial is an undying statement.  I’m so happy for the Buyers and for the Sellers, who were the most wonderful clients!

 

To learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, South Miami, 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 5840 SW 87 Street

Be one of the lucky 16 who live a charmed life in South Miami on the nature-loving Snapper Creek Canal.  Even better, be one of the 7  South Miami canal-front residents that are in the Sunset Elementary School district, and best of all be only 3 wonderful neighbors away from picturesque Dante Fascell Park.  Those are 3 great reasons to stop by and see this sweet home in paradise!

 

 

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1,897 Adj. SF | 11,600 SF Canal Front Lot

List Price: $850,000

www.5840sw87.com

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

EWM Realty International Ranks Number 1 in Coral Gables’ Sales

 

 July was an award-winning month at EWM! Not only was our company ranked #1 in 2017 sales in Coral Gables but the annual Miami Herald Real Estate Survey voted us Best Brokerage (for the third year in a row), and bestowed our beloved President Ron Shuffield the Best Broker award (every EWM realtor will attest to that and raise it some)! 

 

Nelson Gonzalez & Ron Shuffield

We swept the Oscars with ‘Best Realtor’ award too, and I use the term “we” loosely because that accolade goes to our famed Miami Beach realtor, Nelson Gonzalez.   My husband and I have known Nelson 40 years  – he has aged wisely and gracefully, and the award couldn’t have gone to a better guy!!!!

Coral Gables is near and dear to me – I was born in one of the original Coral Gables homes on Milan Avenue, attended Church of the Little Flower and St. Theresa School (I can still close my eyes and see the STS logo on my pocket), and have worked in the ‘City Beautiful’ for many years.  I am proud to have contributed nearly $25,000,000 of EWM’s $181,451,000 in sales this year.

Val Byrne’s Closed Sales in Coral Gables, 2017

181 Leucadendra Drive | List Price: $17,900,000

 

10900 Old Cutler Road | List Price: $2,750,000

1110 S. Alhambra Circle | List Price: $1,199,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1525 Mendavia Avenue | List Price: $940,000

1711 Hernando Street | List Price: $549,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently Listed in Coral Gables & Ready to Sell!

5671 Banyan Trail | List Price: 2,249,000

Learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, South Miami, High Pines, Brickell, 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 & Vanessa Kayes 1600 South Bayshore Lane, Unit 7A, Bayfront Coconut Grove

 

1600 South Bayshore Lane is one of those ‘under the radar’ communities on the Coconut Grove waterfront that you would only happenstance upon if you lived there or took a wrong turn.  This boutique building is the best kept secret in north Coconut Grove, and from this 7th floor residence one has the most spectacular panorama of Biscayne Bay and all the city lights on the horizon.  You can see interior photos by clicking on any photo or the website below, but what you don’t see is are some hard to find features in the Grove like a very spacious and air conditioned first-level storage space,  a “paddle board” bunker the residents share (where I noticed a few bikes too), and boat docks. This is a place you will love to come home to! 

 

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1,310 Adj. SF

List Price: $749,000

www.1600SouthBayshoreLane.com

Learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, South Miami, High Pines, Brickell, 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 Longview Villas 2475 S. Bayshore Drive #3, Coconut Grove

2475 S. Bayshore Drive #3, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

List Price: $1,239,000

We sold this gem in one of my favorite communities in Coconut Grove – historic Longview Villas. I’ve always told my husband if we were to return to  Coconut Grove (where “we” began in 1988), I would probably want to go to Longview.  The Villas have great space, the residents of the community are phenomenal, they have a beautiful pool and tennis court under a glorious canopy of trees, it’s gated, and the community is across the street from my most beloved Kennedy Park and A.C.’s Icees (the greatest lemonade icees IN THE WORLD).

As my marketing description read, “there’s a fabulous opportunity for a Byer who embraces some restoration, appreciates value, and totally get’s location, location, location.”  When this Villa is restored the lucky Buyer will live in Camelot, and the Longview community is thrilled to have him.  Congratulations to everyone! 

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

Just Sold by Val Byrne in Snapper Creek Lakes 10900 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

10900 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156

List Price: $2,750,000

I was so excited to sell this very cool Mid-Century home in Snapper Creek Lakes (one of Coral Gables’ premiere communities).  Lester Pancoast, who was married to David Fairchild’s grand daughter, Helene, designed it in 1959 and 58 years later it is a timeless display of  modern architecture.  An interesting note is that the roof above the pool was not an original design feature, but was in fact a sun-blocking addition made by the prior owner, who was a dermatologist! It’s so perfectly suited for Mid-Century Modern!  The sale of this home and a  wonderful cascade of photographs were immediately picked up by Curbed Miami.

It took very special Buyers to look at this property which had declined over the years, see the beauty, appreciate the architecture (and architect), and embrace the restoration. They have their work cut out for them, but when finished I’m sure it will be nothing less than glorious.  Congratulations to the Buyers and the Seller!

To learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, South Miami, 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 6340 SW 80th Street

 A few years ago GC3 built two modern homes in my neighborhood – I jogged by them everyday and thought they were so refreshing and cool! No one had built anything like them my cute South Miami neighborhood, and architecturally they were a wonderful change.  That was in 2012, and fast forward to the present I just listed this “trendsetter” for sale.  I love everything about this home located between Fuchs and Dante Fascell Parks – the walls of glass, the cool atrium entry, the in-law suite with it’s own entry (or in my case the room for adult children who come home unexpectedly) –  I could go on forever.  This home was ahead of it’s time, and it’s classic modern architecture that will be around for all time too.

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

4,329 Adj. SF

List Price: $1,890,000

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