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‘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!

Recently Listed by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 11101 SW 64th Avenue

For the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast, look no more! Appreciate and love this classic Mid-Century Mod house that would make Alfred Browning Parker smile! Hallmark MCM appointments like sun-filled clerestory windows, polished terrazzo floors, exposed wood-beam ceilings, and wonderfully spacious walls for art will delight the MCM buyer!

A beautifully updated uber sleek kitchen, magnificent social spaces for entertaining, and an outdoor oasis with pool, chickee hut, and N/S tennis court are for all to enjoy.  Nestled on an enchanting 1.03 acres, this exceptional paradise is home to over a dozen exotic palm species, a masterful collection of fruit trees, and a beautiful flora reflective of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

 

Property Details:

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

3,273 SF (per architect) | 44,866 SF Lot

List Price: $1,399,000

 

Learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, 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 South Miami 6435 Snapper Creek Drive (SW 85th Street)

 You might be reminded of ‘Old Florida’ when you meander about this property with it’s wide, shaded front porch, gleaming hardwood floors, and magnificent specimen of trees including Gumbo Limbo, Lignum Vitae, and a magnificent Royal Poinciana. This gracious home, built on one of very few half acres in the South Miami area, is ready for the next chapter with an updated kitchen, CGI impact-resistant windows and doors, vaulted ceilings, Spanish barrel tile roof, and a phenomenal resort-style pool & patio. Don’t miss it or the phenomenal neighborhood it’s located in!

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

2,716 Adj. SF | 21,300 SF Lot

List Price: $1,220,000

http://6435snappercreek.com/

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!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8598 SW 63rd Avenue

“Enchanting” describes this one-of-a-kind estate of four independent structures linked with magnificent rooflines and keystone walkways sheltered by trellises and extended eaves. A collaboration of talented husband/wife residential and landscape architects, this sprawling near-acre compound along the Snapper Creek Canal includes a main house, fully outfitted Southern-style guest cottage, office structure with twin offices & lofts (which might be converted to bedrooms), and  three-bay carriage house.  An encircling indigenous forest and organic produce garden is nothing short of awe-inspiring, especially for those who appreciate South Florida living.  There is nothing like this anywhere…you will have to see it to believe it!

Property Details:

Main House | Offices & Lofts | Guest House | 3 Bay Carriage House

4,291 Adj. SF | 32,272 SF Canal-Front Lot + Canal Easement

List Price: $1,749,000

http://www.8598SW63 .com

Learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Pinecrest, 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 Listed by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 10720 SW 69th Avenue

Fall in love with this wonderfully refreshing, architecturally significant home on an epic property – perhaps the most beautiful canal-front parcel on one of the most enchanting streets in north Pinecrest, a stroll away from Coral Pine Park.  This very special residence, which originated in 1953, was thoughtfully re-constructed in 1998 by the current owner has fabulous near 10′ ceilings, magnificent social spaces, a marvelous master suite, and one of the most exceptional Live Oak trees I have ever seen!

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

3,915 Adj. SF | 40,075 SF Canal-Front Lot

List Price: $1,559,000

http://www.10720SW69.com

Learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, 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 Coconut Grove 1644 Onaway Drive & 2975 Jackson Avenue

1644 Onaway Drive

With exterior hues of green and terracotta so vibrant it looks like a watercolor, one cannot miss this stand-out residence on beautiful Onaway Drive, built only one year after the incorporation of Coconut Grove (1926).

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

2,225 Adj. SF | 7,350 SF Lot

List Price: $860,000

http://www.1644Onaway.com/

 


2975 Jackson Avenue

The adorable ‘Zen’ bungalow belonging to one of Coconut Grove’s most infamous musicians and party hosts is ready for new life experiences. It’s a home as sweet on the inside as it is the outside, and in excellent condition!

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

1,156 Adj. SF | 7,650  SF Lot

List Price: $669,000

http://www.2975Jackson.com/

 

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 Listed & Sold in South Miami by Val Byrne (in the same week!) 6020 SW 86th Street

There are only 17 homes in the City of South Miami that are on the beautiful Snapper Creek Canal, and of those only one block has parcels of land near or more than 30,000 square feet.  It was no surprise to me that this lovely home on a gloriously deep oasis of green grass and trees would sell quickly (and my phone is still ringing with takers!).

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

2,836 Adj. SF | 29,600 SF Canal Front Lot

List Price: $939,000

http://www.6020sw86.com/

Learn more about real estate in  South Miami, High Pines, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, 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 South Miami 8031 SW 58th Avenue

We snuck this listing in over the holidays so we didn’t get into the post holiday back-to-business craziness, and it just confirms what we already know in South Miami: the search for a home is 24/7!  We weren’t on the market an hour when the appointment requests started (and we didn’t even have a sign up). 

This home is as sweet as the family that has lovingly cared for it for the last 50 years and as we say in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location.  Not only is the wonderful residence within walking distance to the neat shops and restaurants in downtown South Miami, Epiphany School & Church, and St. Thomas Episcopal School & Church, it falls into the Sunset Elementary School district!  The greatest part of this lovely home is the beautiful, grassy Dison Park next door, thoughtfully brought to us by the Seller (with a convenient pass through gate to paradise).  Hurry and come see it – it won’t last long!

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

2,924 Adj. SF | 13,200 SF Corner Lot | Separate 1/1 In-Law Suite

List Price: $895,000

http://www.8031sw58.com/

Learn more about real estate in High Pines, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, 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 South Miami 5971 SW 86th Street

A storybook neighborhood, an exceptional home, and a wonderful location are components every buyer yearns for.  Look no further! Giorgio Balli designed and built this wonderful home in 2007, classic and timeless in style, rich in appointments, and nestled in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood where children play outside and dust finds streets filled with conversation. This is an opportunity and game-changer!

Property Details:

6 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms

4,549 Adj. SF | 10,000 SF Lot

List Price: $1,849,000

http://www.5971sw86.com

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