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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

EWM Realty International Sponsoring Showhouse at The Kampong

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One of my favorite venues in Miami is The Kampong, the glorious 9-acre botanical garden that was home to famed horticulturist David Fairchild and his wife Marian, and later Marian’s sister and brother in-law, Elsie and Gilbert Grosvenor,  moved to the compound (Kampong is a Malay word for village or a cluster of dwellings).  

By Cirrus11 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sweeney House By Cirrus11 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Some of the rooms at the Fairchild-Sweeney House (after the death of the Fairchilds the compound was purchased by the Sweeneys), Barbour Cottage, and the Sausage Tree Cottage have been transformed by 20 local and talented designers as part of the Junior League of Miami’s 2016 Showhouse, and will be showcased from April 7th through the 24th.

Anyone who is inspired by The Kampong will love visiting the home I have for sale at 8598 SW 63rd Avenue in South Miami.  It is nearly an acre forest of spectacular native flowering trees, palms, and fruits encircling an exquisitely restored mid-century home, guest house, and carriage house.  One visitor referred to it as the Time Travel house and I thought the name perfectly described it!

8598 SW 63rd Avenue

8598 SW 63rd Avenue

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 [email protected] or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 5971 SW 86th Street

List Price: $1,849,000

6 Bedrooms | 5 Baths + 1 Half Bath

http://www.5971sw86.com

 Another sale in my favorite little South Miami neighborhood (because I live in it and am partial!).  I already know I will love my new neighbors, and I think they will love theirs too!  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 [email protected] or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Pine Manor 7654 SW 54th Avenue

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List Price: $899,000

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

I have always been a huge fan of Pine Manor, a cluster of 42 Villas in the heart of High Pines. High Pines and it’s sister neighborhood, South Miami, are predominantly single family home communities, so when these Villas were built in 2008 within walking distance to the shops and boutiques on Sunset Drive they were a home run! Every now and then one of them is offered for sale, and they are spoken for pretty quickly – we were lucky to get our foot in the door.  I am so happy for the Buyers and Seller alike – congratulations!

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

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8031 SW 58th Avenue

8031 SW 58th Avenue, South Miami, FL

List Price: $895,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | In-Law Suite

http://www.8031sw58.com

This was a very special transaction on many levels. First, it was a complete honor and pleasure to come to know the Seller, Charlotte Dison. A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about Dison Park, which was a new park in South Miami thoughtfully created by it’s next door neighbor and the park’s land owner, the same Charlotte Dison. I had a brief but impressionable encounter with her many years before, and was thrilled when she called me last summer to talk about selling her home. 

Secondly, real estate education is on going and Charlotte taught me a lot.  In a multi-offer situation she chose an offer contingent on financing over a cash offer – a first in my career.  Why?  Because it is important for everyone to have an opportunity for home ownership.  We ended up selling to another Buyer later on, but it was the original Buyer’s option to withdraw from their Contract.  

Third lesson that was reinforced is that selling one’s home is bittersweet (and sometimes just plain sad).  Charlotte and I have a lot in common: we married and raised our families in South Miami (our houses are 5 blocks away from each other!), we have made life long friends of nearby neighbors, and our homes are the fabric of our lives – that’s really hard to walk away from:(  When we left the closing table we both had tears in our eyes; Charlotte saw her past and I saw my future.  Congratulations to the new Buyer, and good luck to my friend, Charlotte, who I will fondly miss.

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