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Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 6340 SW 80th Street

 A few years ago GC3 built two modern homes in my neighborhood – I jogged by them everyday and thought they were so refreshing and cool! No one had built anything like them my cute South Miami neighborhood, and architecturally they were a wonderful change.  That was in 2012, and fast forward to the present I just listed this “trendsetter” for sale.  I love everything about this home located between Fuchs and Dante Fascell Parks – the walls of glass, the cool atrium entry, the in-law suite with it’s own entry (or in my case the room for adult children who come home unexpectedly) –  I could go on forever.  This home was ahead of it’s time, and it’s classic modern architecture that will be around for all time too.

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

4,329 Adj. SF

List Price: $1,890,000

Learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, 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!

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!

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!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 6160 SW 85th Street

The elusive five bedroom home is finally available in South Miami!  It’s updated, very comfortably sized (2,626 adj. sf per an appraisers measurement), and so pretty! There are great spaces for relaxing and entertaining, a wonderful eat-in kitchen, and as you can see – a phenomenal pool & patio!  This is what I call a special commodity – I’ve lived down the street from this home for 25 years and have seen it sell 3 times; each time within 48 hours of going on the market. 

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

2,626 Adj. SF | 12,500 SF Lot

List Price: $1,049,000

http://6160sw85.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!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 6435 Snapper Creek Drive

6435 SW 85th Street, Miami, FL 33143

List Price: $1,150,000

I live in South Miami and have walked by this home nearly everyday for the last 26 years – I always pine for it (I also sold it to the Sellers nearly 24 years ago).  It’s definitely ‘Old Florida’ with it’s wide front porch, canopy of amazing trees, and restored hardwood floors, but beyond that there is something so calming and soothing about this property.  Everyone who walked through it had the same feeling of ‘coming home’ not only to the residence, but to the wonderful neighborhood it lays in (and wonderful neighbors too).  The very last thing the Seller mentioned to the Buyer before leaving was not to forget to put clean shavings in the ‘owl box’  so they would be ready for owl nesting seson.  I forgot I was in Miami!  Congratulations to the Buyers and Sellers – a perfect match.

To learn more about real estate in 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!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8120 SW 62nd Avenue

Finally, a completely renovated home in the South Miami area under $1 million!  This beautiful South Florida ‘elegantly casual’ style residence located between South Miami’s famed Dante Fascell and Fuchs Parks has a new wood and quartz open kitchen, updated baths, magnificent social spaces, sleek travertine floors, and impact glass resistant windows and doors – and that’s just the inside!  Step outside into a spectacular 12,000sf gated paradise of mature fruit trees and exotic botanicals, sparkling new heated swimming pool, and a pretty cool koi fish and lily pond.  It’s simply wonderful!

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1,891 Adj. SF | 12,000 SF Lot

List Price: $875,000

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

‘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!

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!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8598 SW 63rd Avenue

8598 SW 63rd Avenue, South Miami, FL

List Price: $1,639,000

2 Bedrooms | 3 Baths

This property was SO special the Buyers made the offer without ever having given the slightest thought to moving!  In a happenstance moment one Sunday afternoon the Buyers, who lived in the neighborhood many years ago, stopped by our open house with friends – partly to see the house that had been so talked about, and partly to say hi to their old friend.  From that point on the afternoon took on a life of it’s own; old friends rekindled, “Cool House” lived up to it’s nick name, and these wonderful Buyers who had not given a moment’s thought to moving from Pinecrest fell in love and are now my neighbors.  Congratulations to the most wonderful Buyers and Sellers.  Best of luck to all of you.

To learn more about real estate in South Miami,  High Pines, Ponce-Davis Estates, 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 South Miami 6020 SW 86th Street

6020 SW 86th Street, South Miami, FL

List Price: $939,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

As fate would have it this gorgeous property on the Snapper Creek Canal in South Miami was purchased by the same person who tried to purchase it three years ago when it was on the market! I listed this South Miami gem in 2012 and after several months of consideration and several offers, the Seller decided he was going to remain in Miami. Nearly 3.5 years later, the first two prospective Buyers to visit after we listed the home a second time were the same Buyers wanting the property in 2012!  Something new and beautiful is on the horizon, and I can’t wait to see it.  Congratulations to the Buyers and Seller! 

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