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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 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!

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 Sold by Valaree Byrne in Miami Beach Continuum South Tower, 100 S. Pointe Drive #3801

100 S. Pointe Drive #3801, Miami Beach, FL 33139

List Price: $3,750,000

I am going to miss visits to the Continuum on South Beach terribly. Not only was it immensely accommodating to have mostly late afternoon and weekend viewing appointments, but inspirational as well!  I always made it a point to arrive a half early just to enjoy those glorious sunsets over our City, and twice I dragged my husband along on Saturday showings and actually went to the Beach (chairs, towels, and all)!   The South of Fifth lifestyle is infinitely wonderful and soooo contagious!  Congratulations to the Buyer and to the Seller!!!! 

To learn more about real estate in Miami Beach, South Miami High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coral Gables, 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 Sold by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 11101 SW 64th Avenue

11101 SW 64th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156

List Price: $1,399,000

If one were to look up a picture definition of Mid-Century Modern this home would be first and foremost on the page!  All of the classic features of MCM like clerestory windows, huge social spaces, enormous walls for art, and polished terrazzo floors were front and center stage, and we were so happy to have a Buyer who follows and appreciates this profound architectural style.  Congratulations to the Buyers, and to the Sellers (who no doubt bought another classic Mid-Century Modern home)!

 

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