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Waterfront Properties in All Shapes & Sizes!

1910 S. Bayshore Lane, Coconut Grove, FL

There’s nothing like South Florida waterfront living, no matter what size property you are enjoying the horizon on!  Miami offers so much variety in waterfront living, and although some  Buyers are conditioned to believe coastal living is unaffordable, there is a diverse selection to consider and price points from ‘A to Z.’   Palmetto Bay’s Paradise Point community where tri-level villas and single family homes share the quiet ‘club’ ambiance in a guarded community are a favorite of mine; they even have a private beach for residents.  Coral Gables is home to some of the most spectacular waterfront residences spanning from Deering Bay at the southern end of the City Beautiful to the Sunrise Harbour neighborhoods bordering Coconut Grove.  

Sure there are breathtaking views from the uber pricey homes of Gables Estates, Old Cutler Bay, and Gables Club, but the views from Gables Waterway Towers can be equal in beauty and more palatable on the pocket for those yearning for Mother Ocean.  The same goes from Coconut Grove!  Yes, the balconies of soon to open Park Grove, Grove at Grand Bay, and Grovenor House offer the most spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, but the same ‘wow’ panoramas are seen from Yacht Harbour, Grove Towers, and Cloisters on the Bay too! Up and down Bayshore are some of the most significant homes and communities in Miami, but if you look carefully there are some wonderful opportunities out there.  We’ll be closing on unit 7A at 1600 S. Bayshore Lane soon – that boutique building is one of the best kept secrets in the Grove, with sales under $700,000 and million dollar views.

Val Byrne & Associates have fantastic properties for sale overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay in prices ranging from $289,000 on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach to $9,250,000 in north Coconut Grove. From Palmetto Bay to Key  Biscayne to the Miami Beaches there is so much opportunity for waterfront living, and if you haven’t been able to find your dream spot, you can be sure we can. 

1024 Ocean Drive #A504, Miami Beach, FL

1600 S. Bayshore Lane #7A, Coconut Grove, FL

 

1111 Crandon Blvd., #B301, Key Biscayne, FL

Learn more about waterfront real estate in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Miami Beach, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting 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 1525 Mendavia Avenue

‘Picture Perfect’ describes this wonderful home on tree-lined Mendavia Street, and it’s only steps away from the new and beautiful Alhambra Park and seconds to the University of Miami.  Whichever lucky Buyer moves into this Coral Gables residence will just need their furniture and clothes – there is little left to do!  Beautiful hardwood floors have been refinished, a fresh coat of paint was applied, gorgeous new landscaping just installed, and the kitchen and baths are updated!  When finished unpacking the pool and spa are waiting for you!

 

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1,985 Adj. SF | 10,000 SF Lot

List Price: $959,000

www.1525Mendavia.com

 

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!

Recently Sold By Valaree Byrne in Coral Gables 5671 Banyan Trail

5671 Banyan Trail, Coral Gables, FL 33156

List Price: $1,999,000

It wasn’t easy walking away from ‘the sanctuary’ on closing day, but we passed the gavel to a family that loved and appreciated the very special neighborhood, the old Florida-style house, and the amazing 90 acre park that lays behind it (Matheson Hammock West).  The natural beauty on this Coral Gables acre property was so inspiring – many a weekend I went plant and orchid shopping to duplicate something I found growing or hanging from a tree. Right now I am in the drawing and permitting stage of a similarly designed gazebo too (like the one in the picture above)! You know what they say – imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  Congratulations to the Buyers, Sellers, and two great realtors – it was a pleasure working with all.

 

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 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 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!