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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!

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 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!

Recently Listed by Val Byrne in Coral Gables 1110 S. Alhambra Circle

This is classic Americana – right down to the “red” front door.  Colonial meets sophistication here at the corner of S. Alhambra Circle and Pallazzo Street in the coveted South Gables. FYI, we had this residence on the market in 2014, both for rent and for sale.  Within 24 hours we had nearly full price offers for both scenarios, and the Seller chose to rent.  Fast forward to 2017 I’m anxious to see how long it takes to sell! I doubt very long; it’s a very special home with a lot of wonderful features like tall ceilings (I have a ceiling height fetish), hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and ginormous master suite.  There’s impact-resistant glass on all the doors and windows, a wonderfully shaped swimming pool, a two-car garage, and huge outdoor spaces (it’s nearly a 15,000sf lot).  Could you ask for more?  No, but one more thing to rave about – you can walk to Sunset Elementary School.

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

2,604 Adj. SF | 14,880 SF Corner Lot

List Price: $1,199,000

Learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, 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 M. Byrne in Gables Estates 181 Leucadendra Drive

181 Leucadendra Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33156

List Price: $17,900,000

As we approach mid-year,  the closing of this opulent estate ranks as the second highest sale in Gables Estates (and the home warrants every bit of that recognition). I would have to say this was my favorite photograph of 181 Leucadendra Drive – it captures the essence of grace, natural beauty, and the wonderfully talented Caesar Molina, who designed this spectacular estate in 2004.  It is also illustrates the beauty of Gables Estates: serene, lush, private, and a quiet passageway to Biscayne Bay (many thanks to N25 Drone photography for fabulous photos!).  This Modern Hacienda is as special as the wonderful Sellers are, and I wish a lifetime of wonderful moments to the new owners – congratulations to all!

To learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, 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 Coral Gables 1525 Mendavia Avenue

1525 Mendavia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146

List Price: $940,000

When a great home comes on the market in Coral Gables, there is no time to delay. In the case of this beautiful home near the University of Miami there wasn’t even time to wait for the Buyer to return from vacation!  I was so confident this was ‘it’ I convinced the Buyer to sign a Contract sight unseen (the pictures were beautiful).  It was a happy ending for all – congratulations to the Buyers, Sellers, and that really lucky dog:)

 To learn more about real estate in Coral Gables, South Miami High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, 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 Val Byrne in Coral Gables 5671 Banyan Trail

Could you ask for more than a home with a Coral Gables address, Pinecrest Schools, and a Coconut Grove vibe?  Probably not, and this enchanting residence exceeds all expectations!  First, there’s the superb location on a quiet, no thru street in the Hammock Lakes neighborhood (a neighborhood destined to be guard-gated),  adjacent to vast unspoiled acreage donated by the Matheson family.  Then, there’s the enchanting acre of exotic flora, blooming orchids, nature trails, and  beautiful Florida keystone that is simply awe-inspiring, and finally this one-of-a-kind interior decorator’s home is the most refreshing blend of boheme and South Florida vernacular I have ever seen!  Come see it and you will agree:)

Property Details:

4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

4,061 Adj. SF (per appraiser’s measurement) | 39,991 SF Lot

List Price: $2,399,000

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

Cheers to Fairchild Tropical Garden!

I’ve had a “family membership” at Fairchild Tropical Garden since our children could walk. Spending afternoons meandering through the botanical and butterfly gardens are among the highlights of my life in Miami, and I rarely miss a Ramble, Chocolate Festival, Orchid Festival, Fall Plant Extravaganza, or Bromeliad Show at Fairchild.  To me Fairchild Tropical Garden is the 8th Wonder of the World (and traveling there, whether by foot, bike, or car, one passes through the most beautiful corridor in all of Coral Gables – Old Cutler Road).

Photo by Alexf

Photo by Alexf

I was thrilled to read in The Tropical Garden summer edition how many accolades and awards FTG has recently received! They were recently awarded a $1.24 million grant from NASA for their work in The Fairchild Challenge’s Growing Beyond Earth Initiative (finding edible plants suitable for future Mars missions). Earlier this summer Charity Navigator ranked FTG as the highest rated botanical garden in the US – wow! The Tropical Garden magazine also received awards for writing excellence – kudos to them!

I encourage every local resident to enjoy the beauty around us, and it absolutely begins at Fairchild Tropical Garden. Become a member, volunteer, or just enjoy the day – FYI, right now the exhibiting artist is Mira Lehr. You can find more information at http://www.fairchildgarden.org

 

Learn more about real estate in 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!

Ocean Drive Magazine Makes a Poolside Splash at 181 Leucadendra Drive in Gables Estates!

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This week, Ocean Drive Magazine featured the spectacular infinity edge pool & outdoor living spaces at 181 Leucadendra Drive in Gables Estates.  To quote them in this feature story titled, “Miami Homes with Jaw-Dropping Pools to Stay Cool This Season ,”  “The open-air spaces at this Mediterranean estate rival the indoors” and anyone who has visited this exquisite property will agree!  181 Leucadendra Drive was the masterpiece creation of architect Cesar Molina, and we know Cesar Molina is the master creator of opulent, over-the-top outdoor living.  

Boasting 270′ of waterfront on Gables Estates widest lagoon adjacent to Biscayne Bay, anyone can see why this glorious setting was magazine worthy!  See for yourself in the pictures below and if you would like a private showing please call me!

 

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

It’s Raining Renters!

 

NINE at Brickell #2007

NINE at Brickell #2007

I’ve never had so many ‘newcomers’ to Miami wanting to lease! I just completed the eighth Lease of 2016, and if they all love Miami like I love Miami and decide to call our beautiful city ‘home’, they will be next year’s Buyers! In the last few weeks we have made a lot of Landlords and Tenants happy in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and South Miami!

Miami is one of the few cities where real estate agents are able to work in both the sales and leasing arenas. A competent and knowledgeable local realtor should be able to transition between the two markets and provide everyone with a home, be it permanent or temporary. It’s a natural progression to desire to acclimate and ‘test the waters’ in a new city before buying and I am happy to be part of the process!

7160 SW 124th St, Pinecrest

6622 Santona St, Coral Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15040 SW 75th Ct, Palmetto Bay

1422 Medina Ave, Coral Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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