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Just Sold by Val Byrne in Ponce-Davis Estates 5030 Davis Road

List Price: $5,295,000

7 Bedrooms | 7 Baths + 2 Half Baths

http://www.CasaIluminada.com

 I fell in love with “Casa Iluminada” the moment I stepped inside.  The walls of glass, ipe floors, magnificent pool, and tropical landscape were so captivating; if I were to build a new home for myself – Iluminada would be my inspiration. 

It was a delightful way to end the year and everyone involved was so wonderful to work with.  Congratulations to the Buyer and to Seller, and a GIANT thank you to everyone involved.

To learn more about real estate in  Ponce Davis Estates, Coconut Grove, High Pines/South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact 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 Sold by Val Byrne in Coconut Grove 3592 Main Highway

List Price: $829,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths + Guest Cottage

http://www.3592MainHighway.com

 We had many interested Buyers in this classic Grove home!  Urban life is so attractive, and in the case of this updated pad in the ‘Zen Village’ the ability to walk to schools, parks, restaurants, movies, and more was the driving force for both Buyer and the Seller settling in the heart-of-the-Grove.  Congratulations to both parties!

To learn more about real estate in  Coconut Grove, High Pines/South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact 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!

So Much in SOMI!

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Wow, what a difference a couple of weeks makes! I am a great fan and advocate of South Miami, aka “The City of Pleasant Living”, and am so excited when I see new families moving into the neighborhood.  Five great luxury homes went on the market near the heart-of-South Miami in the last two weeks, and some lucky buyers are going to get to experience this wonderful City with the small town vibe, and be as fortunate as I have been to plant roots in what I call ‘Camelot’.

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5971 SW 86th St. | 6BD – 5.5BA | $1.849,000 | $406 psf.

I just listed this home at 5971 SW 86th Street (more pictures and a website to come) and it’s fabulous!  Whoever buys it will not only have a splendid residence designed and built by Giorgio Balli, but the GREATEST neighbors (myself included).  Come by and see for yourself, it’s open this Sunday (November 29th) from 2:30-4:30.

The quality of life in this little pocket behind Dante Fascell Park, and adjacent to Epiphany and St. Thomas Episcopal Schools is phenomenal.  Walks to Sunset Drive for shopping, a bite to eat, or just meandering is regular fodder; the local parks are among the best, and the City of South Miami government has paved the way for safe, pleasant living.  I have sold over 100 properties in the last 20 years in the area and everyone loves it! Also listed recently:

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 & Associates – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne Near The Falls! 13345 SW 106 Avenue

List Price: $1,100,000.00

5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Baths

This property had only been on the market 24 hours when we saw it, fell in love with it, and turned in our offer. The home is in wonderful neighborhood, is completely and beautifully updated, and the Sellers were a pleasure to work with (although listed with owner.com we worked directly with the Sellers).  For the first time in a very long time I sat at a closing table with Buyers, Seller, and attorneys present, and it was absolutely delightfull! Congratulations to all!

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 & Associates – Working For You!

Happy 90th Birthday Coral Gables!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Wynwood and the Design District…The Hotspots

 

Digital photo taken by Phillip Pessar

Digital photo taken by Phillip Pessar

The Real Deal, my favorite morning read, reports that the panel of real estate professionals who spoke at last week’s luncheon event presented by the Miami Association of Realtors and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce say the next hot spots for Miami-area real estate development include urban locations in and near downtown (not really NEWS if you look at the cranes and construction). Louis Birdman (Birdman real estate development) is most excited about Wynwood and the Miami Design District. Why? With shrinking amounts of beachfront property to develop, Birdman says inland development will be more prevalent. Panelist Harvey Hernandez says what we all know, “The hottest market by far is the downtown Miami area”.  Again, look at cranes and construction.

Digital photo taken by Marc Averette, 1800 N. Bayshore Drive

Digital photo taken by Marc Averette, 1800 N. Bayshore Drive

Not mentioned but worthy of it is one of my favorite neighborhoods: the Edgewater area, especially the corridor that dots Margaret Pace Park. The views are spectacular and will stay that way; access to expressways and downtown & Brickell is too simple; walkability to Publix, CVS, a manicure, dog grooming, banks, and the day-to-day needs is great, and The Daily is a GREAT place for lunch! Paramount Bay, Quantum on The Bay, Opera Tower, 1800 North Bayshore Drive, and the Cite are all winners over there.

 

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

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Coral Gables 841 Columbus Boulevard

List Price: $479,000.00

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

http://www.841Columbus.com

It was so refreshing to see Buyer and Seller work together harmoniously for the same goal – and they never even met! The Seller had not lived in the property for several years and it was not surprising that much maintenance and several repairs were deemed necessary during the inspection period. Each party was empathetic to the other’s situation and concerns and they had a smooth, wonderful closing. Congratulations to both parties!

 

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 – Working For You!