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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!

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 Listed by Val Byrne in Coral Gables 1110 S. Alhambra Circle

This is classic Americana – right down to the “red” front door.  Colonial meets sophistication here at the corner of S. Alhambra Circle and Pallazzo Street in the coveted South Gables. FYI, we had this residence on the market in 2014, both for rent and for sale.  Within 24 hours we had nearly full price offers for both scenarios, and the Seller chose to rent.  Fast forward to 2017 I’m anxious to see how long it takes to sell! I doubt very long; it’s a very special home with a lot of wonderful features like tall ceilings (I have a ceiling height fetish), hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and ginormous master suite.  There’s impact-resistant glass on all the doors and windows, a wonderfully shaped swimming pool, a two-car garage, and huge outdoor spaces (it’s nearly a 15,000sf lot).  Could you ask for more?  No, but one more thing to rave about – you can walk to Sunset Elementary School.

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

2,604 Adj. SF | 14,880 SF Corner Lot

List Price: $1,199,000

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

Recently Listed by Val Byrne at Jade Residences 1331 Brickell Bay Drive, No. 2911

I had deja vu when I listed this beautiful condominium on the 29th floor in Jade Residences at Brickell Bay. Only a few months ago I  had Continuum at South Pointe unit #3801 for sale, and they were nearly mirror images of each other! Both with spectacular water views as far as the eye can see – Jade facing east while Continuum faces west, each with glorious vistas of Fisher Island and Key Biscayne.  I call this beautiful home in the sky “therapy” and when I leave for an appointment to show the property I say, “I’m leaving for the therapist.” From that big, wide balcony I can see perspective and clarity – it’s the most calming point in my day!

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms

1,878 Adj. SF

List Price: $1,550,000

Learn more about real estate in Brickell, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, 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 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 Listed by Vanessa Kayes and Val Byrne 3670 Palmetto Avenue in Coconut Grove

Just like Coconut Grove, this home is eclectic, exotic, and so cool!  Tropical in style with a hint of Polynesia, the ‘glass house’ with an open floor plan and sun-filled rooms will delight all who enter (you know a house is ‘cool’ when you enter through a circular shaped door and pass a tranquility pond).  360 degrees of glorious garden and pool panoramas can be seen from nearly every room, and this 14,000 square foot property has plenty of room to enjoy and play.  Just a little footnote for the curious developer: the property is sub-dividable.

  Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 3 Full Bathrooms

2,583 Adj. SF | 14,000 SF Lot

List Price: $1,350,000

http://www.3670Palmetto.com/

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