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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!

‘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 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 val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

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 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!

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!

Jenny McCloskey and the Magic Wand

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Everyone knows I love having homes ‘staged’, especially empty homes.  In my eyes, and I believe in the eyes of a Buyer, it’s the difference between seeing a House and a Home.  You purchase a House; you build a life and make memories in a Home.

Jenny McCloskey and Geraldine Blakely are the most gifted ‘staging’ talents in today’s market!  They are realtors so they know what attracts Buyers and Sellers, they have an endless inventory of beautiful furniture and accessories, they have a great crew (it’s a family business!), and are wonderfully resourceful!

Jenny and Geraldine waved their magic wand at Casa Iluminada (my listing at 5030 Davis Road), and borrowed fabulous original art from artist Leonardo Hidalgo.  The result was magnificent, not to mention there is a long line of folks who want to purchase the art.  Stop by Casa Iluminada sometime and see what beautiful is!

 

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