(305) 323-6231

Contact | Email

Coral Gables Category

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!

Ocean Drive Leuca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

181_Leucadendra_Dr-3

181_Leucadendra_Dr-7

Valaree-181 LeucadendraAerialBestcrop

twilight med res

 

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!

 

It’s Friday the 13th!!!!

untitledToday is the third and last “Friday the 13th” in 2015, and it was so much fun!  Our very happy, festive, and hungry EWM Coral Gables office celebrated its annual “Pot Luck” luncheon, and it is known fact that EWM Realty International not only claims the largest real estate market share in Miami-Dade County, but we are some of the finest chefs in the business.

untitled2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Friday the 13th News:

 

My beautiful listing at 3016 Alhambra Circle is now available to rent ($12,000/mo). 001-Welcome_to_3016_Alhambra_Circle-1585050-print

 

  My not-so-beautiful but wonderfully located listing at 5021 SW 77th Street is back on the market ($649,000). _DSC1411

 

EWM’s very own Nelson Gonzalez has listed a former Porn King’s home on North Bay Road for $22 million.  This was headline news at Real Deal, not at EWM!  Good Luck, Nelson!Untitled78

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

Happy 90th Birthday Coral Gables!

CG 90th

Coral Gables News

That’s the beautiful cover of Coral Gables News’ special edition this month commemorating the 90th birthday of “The City Beautiful”. The famous fountain on Country Club Prado at the north entrance of the Gables has been the spectacular back drop for thousands of wedding pictures and quinceneras in its history. My own wedding pictures were taken there, but more memorable for me were the hundreds of tadpoles my father helped me collect every Sunday if I behaved at church (I still associate Church of the Little Flower with tadpoles).

I love Coral Gables and am proud to have been born, educated, and working in such a vibrant and historical city. If we are a product of our environment then I would say the Coral Gables Youth Center, St. Theresa School, and Matheson Hammock were an enormous part of my upbringing!

I have two really special homes for sale that were featured in the 90th birthday edition: 3016 Alhambra Circle was built in 1926 – the same year Coral Gables was newly incorporated, the Biltmore Hotel had its inaugural ceremony, and the University of Miami enrolled its first class. How is that for history? Like the City it was created in, this regal, Old Spanish-style grand dame has gotten better!

001-Welcome_to_3016_Alhambra_Circle-1585050-print

www.3016Alhambra.com

181 Leucadendra Drive in Gables Estates is in a class of its own, and for that reason was selected by EWM Realty International to be the backdrop for its commemorative birthday ad! This magnificent Mediterranean estate, with 270′ of water frontage on Gables Estates premier lagoon, was built in 2004 and fuses old world craftsmanship, European charm, and 21st century panache.  It is a very, very special property as photographer Jonah Gouin has captured.  For more information or an appointment to either of these wonderful homes please contact me!

EWM Community Newspaper Ad - CG 90th-page-001

EWM Realty International

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

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in High Pines 5250 SW 76th Street

List Price: $1,499,000.00

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths

http://www.5250sw76.com

I LOVED this home in High Pines, as did all of the Buyers who made offers on the property! We went on the market on a Monday, and by the following Monday we had 5 offers! Our Sunday Open House literally looked like a casting call. The greatest part of being a realtor is giving keys to Buyers who are so excited and will really enjoy it. The worst part about being a realtor is turning away others who desperately wanted it. There were 4 other prospective Buyers who were very disappointed, and so was I…I wish I could have pleased everyone.

 Congratulations to the Buyers, and to the Seller who I have worked with many times before and adore. Also, I can’t sign out without a big thank you to Jenny McCloskey and Geraldine Blakely for another AMAZING staging project – it was nothing short of phenomenal.

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