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Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 5840 SW 87th Street in South Miami

5840 SW 87th Street, South Miami, FL 33143

List Price: $850,000

I have always touted ‘my neighborhood’ and my neighbors as the best in the land.  We have such a magical place back there behind Dante Fascell Park that nobody wants to leave!  I get phone calls every week from people asking me if I know about any houses coming on the market near Dante Fascell Park or Epiphany School and St. Thomas.  It must have been serendipity AND perfect timing that on Halloween night one of the couple hundred people trick or treating on our street (that is no exaggeration) asked me to keep them in mind if a property came on the market.  The very next day a Buyer withdrew from  Contract on this canal front home, and the rest is history as they say.  Congratulations to everyone!

 

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

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 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!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 6160 SW 85 Street

6160 SW 85th Street, South Miami, FL 33143

List Price: $1,049,000

This is what I call a Lose-Win sale. I lost the most wonderful neighbors, but the neighborhood gained a great family!  We were under contract in about 5 days, and had a lot of folks pretty upset they hadn’t responded faster.  In my 25 years of living in this AMAZING South Miami neighborhood behind Dante Fascell Park I have only run across two or three homes built in the 50’s – 60’s that have five bedrooms – and they all sold in about the same flash of time.  Five bedrooms was a key feature with this property, although the impeccable condition, beautiful kitchen and baths, poolside family room, sparkling pool, and brick paved patio and driveway were tremendous assets!  Congratulations to the Buyers, and my very best wishes to the Sellers in their new home – the neighbors will miss you!

To learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, 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 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 South Miami 6477 Sunset Drive, in Orr’s Pond

6647 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143

List Price: $939,000

Patience Pays!  Those are the most often used words said by me to Buyers (and to my children’s deaf ears).  We waited over a year for a property to  go on the market in Orr’s Pond (they rarely are for sale).  This most wonderfully patient friend asked me to keep my eye out for a home in Orr’s Pond and another gated development in South Miami.  I called friends in both communities and asked them to keep their ears out, and one lucky morning I got “the” call – someone was planning to leave a beautiful home in coveted Orr’s Pond.  Within 5 minutes I located the realtor they had worked with to purchase the residence, and she confirmed her clients would be moving and were listing the house for sale within a few days.  We were in the house within 24 hours and had our offer on the table shortly thereafter.  It was a match made in heaven! Congratulations to the Buyer and Sellers, and a big thank you to the very special lady who gave me the inside track!

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