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AERIE, c. 1850 ~ located in the Somerset area of orange, just 2.5 miles from Gordonsville and 22 miles from Charlottesville. the 1850 manor home has had numerous improvements completed by the present owners, using only the finest materials including a new, paneled living room (20x34), country kitchen and laundry/mudroom. also in the main house are four bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study, original living room, library and two galleries. the 170 acre estate is further enhanced by a four bedroom guesthouse, three bedroom tenant house, two new garage/workshops, smokehouse, swimming pool formal gardens, and a fenced cutting/vegetable garden. MlS# 500278 $2,795,000 Justin Wiley

RIVERFRONT PARCEL ~ an exceptional 29+ acre parklike estate parcel with over 400’ of frontage on the north anna river, being bordered by both sides of Sycamore Creek, just minutes from the historic towns of orange & Gordonsville. ready for your dream home with a four-board gated entrance, old growth hardwoods, trails, an engineered road to building site, and perk complete. Country living at its best with extreme privacy and abundant wildlife. additional river front acreage and possible owner financing available. MlS#502495 $335,000 Peter Wiley

Le BERCEAU ~ this incredibly, private estate is located only 90 minutes from downtown DC. the house has been thoughtfully laid out with only the finest materials. the land offers complete solitude and has a year round stream running around the property. also included is a stable that has been converted into a guest house but has many other uses. MlS# 497960 $975,000 Justin Wiley

AIRSLIE LAND PARCEL ~ 250+/- acres located in the beautiful keswick hunt area of albemarle County. the land has numerous building sites with wonderful views of the southwest mountain. existing improvement includes 4 tenant/guest homes, stable complex and cattle barn. the property has a mix of open pastures and hardwood forest. MlS# 496119 $3,950,000 Justin Wiley

LITTLE ENGLAND c. 1716 ~ historic Georgian home is one of virginia’s least altered and best preserved colonial plantation homes. the property is bounded by the York river and Sarah’s Creek which provides protective docking for a large yacht. little england’s fourteen rooms showcase some of the finest examples of colonial paneling and woodwork in virginia. MlS#460033 $4,500,000

INDIAN BOTTOM ~ 807 acre working farm located in one of virginia’s most beautiful areas. hays Creek, native trout stream, runs thru the farm for about a mile. 450 open acres of pasture and tillable land and 350 acres of hardwoods with 6 wells and good fencing. Currently a productive working farm. Would also make an excellent sporting property. twenty-five minutes from lexington and 1-1/4 hour from Charlottesville. excellent candidate for conservation easement. $4,950,000 Peter Wiley

GREEN SPRINGS ESTATE PARCEL ~ 260+/- acres located in the beautiful and protected Green Springs area of louisa Co. this property has mountain views towards the west and is located within 30 min. of downtown Charlottesville. the land is a mix of open fields and woods which makes it ideal as an equestrian estate. Situated in one of the great keswick hunt areas. numerous springs and frontage on Camp Creek. MlS# 495383 $1,295,000 Justin Wiley

PIPPIN HILL LANE ~ one of the best views in albemarle County. these 23 acres offer a mix of hardwoods, gently rolling pasture and sweeping mountain views within 15 minutes of Charlottesville. the property is well suited for horses and property owner will have access to miles of bridle trails. lot is in a section of Bundoran Farm that has never been publicly offered. incredible views and privacy MlS#4994332 $700,000 Peter Wiley

CHERMONT FARM ~ located on a high knoll with beautiful views of the James river valley, this pastoral 30 acre retreat has a charming rambler and a 5-stall stable with bath and heated tack room. an old winery building is currently used as a rental providing good cash flow. Property consists mostly of productive pasture with some woods; great equestrian property, small farm or country retreat. excellent value. in Farmington hunt country. MlS#500021 Price upon request Peter Wiley

To inquire about these properties and other fine properties, please contact

JuStin WileY, (434) 981-5528 • Peter WileY, (434) 422-2090 •

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SPECIAL KESWICK OPPORTUNITY Will accept $425K purchase price thru October 6, 2012 only. Nearly $100K under assessment /$100K price reduction. Owner is trying to affect 1031 tax exchange

Situated on 8+/- acres nestled in the woods in the heart of Keswick, this stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath Cape Cod is in pristine condition and has a complete apartment suite on the terrace level with separate entry. Heart pine floors, delightful rocking chair porch and decks, new gas fireplace and freshly painted. Bring your horses as board fencing is in place and a 2-stall barn with tack room and hayloft is included. All in excellent condition. MLS# 498120


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hOuSE & hOME Eco-friendly Paints and Stains .................. 20 By Joanne DiMaggio

Homes Sales Stats ...................................... 22 Advertiser Index .......................................... 31 Classifieds .................................................. 31

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Albemarle 2293 WHITTINGTON DR PAVILIONS AT PANTOPS ATH MLS# 502237 $298,365 2084 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 492260 $309,900 3 PENDOWER LN GLENMORE PDT MLS# 495984 $519,900


Charlottesville 102 LONGWOOD DR LONGWOOD ATH MLS# 484693 $239,900


2293 WHITTINGTON DR PAVILIONS AT PANTOPS ATH MLS# 502237 $298,365 1080 OLD TRAIL DR OLD TRAIL ATH MLS# 494797 $299,900 2084 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 492260 $309,900 10 UPLAND DR OLD TRAIL PAT MLS# 501091 $348,800


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3800 RICHMOND ROaD SIttINg ON 4 pRIvate aC.! Rustic Cape Cod w/ charm galore just min. from the rapidly developing Zion X Road area. Features incl. 3 large BR & 2 full BA, incl. first floor master BR w/ attached BA & whirlpool tub. Bright Sunroom overlooking large rear deck. Full fin. walkout basement w/ rec-room & home office w/ full wall of custom bookcases. Level fenced yard w/ mature trees & landscaping. Spacious 18 X 25 kennel w/ utilities & fenced dog run. MLS#498221, $310,000




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Hollymead Square 1, 2, & 3 bedroom homes perfect for first-time homebuyers or investors. Great location between Forest Lakes North and South. Prices start at $129,000. (434) 296-0007

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Beautifully Maintained Inside & Out LR w/Vaulted Ceiling, Fully Equipped Kit 4 BR, 3 Full BA, Family Rm in Bsmt Mtn Views - Massanutten Peak Spacious Deck. Move in Ready MLS# 502360 $176,900

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Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 BA Home Vaulted Ceilings, Gas Logs, Cherry Cabinets Hardwood Floors Throughout. Attached 2 Car Garage Private Patio, Extensive Terraces Mature Landscaped Yard Maintained by HOA MLS# 502101 $326,500







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ON 6.55 ACS In Free Union. 4 BR, 2.5 BA in Main House Spacious Apt w/Hardwood Flooring Over 2-Car Garage Great Rm w/Double-Side FP To Family Rm, Formal LR & DR Wrap Around Deck. Mtn Views MLS# 496306 $450,000


3 Bedrooms, 981 Sq. Ft. Hardwood Floors, Fenced Yard New Roof & Windows Tax Assessed at $125,300 Asking Price - $89,900 MLS# 502446

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Well Maintained & Fully Updated Main Level W/3 BR, 2 Full BA. Wall to Wall Brick FP Plus Bsmt is Equipped w/Kit, BR, LR, Office & Full BA. Madison Co. MLS# 500382 $174,900

JULIE HOLBROOk, 434/989-4415

Spectacular Views of Greene Hills Golf Course & Blue Ridge Mtns. Stunning Hdwd Flrs Throughout Spacious Updated Kitchen. Situated on Nearly 2 Acres Oversized Detached Garage W/Finished 2nd Level Private Swimming Pool w/Pool Hse & Separate Bath MLS# 498075 $299,000

JULIE HOLBROOk, 434/989-4415

MADISON CO WELL TENDED HOME ON 10+ ACS 3 BR, 2 FULL Baths, Eat-in Kit W/Appliances LR w/Blt-in Bkcases. 1500 Sq. Ft. Garage/Wkshop w/Elec Mature Landscaping. Wonderful, Sunny Garden Spot Small Stream at Back of Prop MLS# 499796 $250,000

STATELy BRICk COLONIAL ON 3+ACS Alb. Co. Only 2.5 Miles Pass Reservoir on Level Lot Stunning Interior Spaces w/Nice Size Rms 4 BR, 4 BA, Bsmt, 2-Car Garage, 2 FPs, Pool Lovely Deck w/Multiple Entertaining Areas MLS# 500547 $589,000

BEAUTIFUL & PRIVATE SETTINg! Close to Both Ruckersville & Hollymead 3 BR, 2 Full BA. All Appliances Convey Full Bsmt. Move-in Ready Condition Heated Wkshop w/Elec & Water 2+ Acs. Back Deck Perfect for Entertaining MLS#500142 $185,000

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3 BR, 2.5 BA One Level Home on 6.36 Acs 2 Car Garage. 1,000 Sq.Ft. Wkshop w/Attached Stalls Pasture w/Board Fencing. Easy Access to I-64 Winter Mtn Views. Baby Boomer’s Delight in Alb. Co. MLS# 501430 $349,000

JOHN MIMMS, 434/882-2019

Wonderful 4 BR, 2 BA Farmhouse w/Inviting Wrap Around Porch Updated Kitchen w/Energy Efficient Appliances 4,000 Fin Sq Ft. Expansive Mtn Views MLS# 499162 $290,000

MARgARET RAMSEy, 434/953-7057

Stunning Blue Ridge Mtn View Renovated 1930’s Bungalow Charming Country-Style Kitchen 2 Story Great Rm W/Flr-to-Ceiling Stone FP Spacious Mstr Suite w/Vaulted Ceiling & Skylights MLS# 496656 $299,000

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What’s Happening Around Town? Piedmont CASA Enjoys Early Christmas

It was like Christmas in August for Piedmont CASA, which was the recipient of 78 school backpacks prepared by volunteers from GE Intelligent Platforms, formerly GE FANUC. The backpacks, which were filled with age- and gender-appropriate items, were donated to CASA children so that they can start the new school year in style. These children are currently served by volunteers of Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates. “GE has been a wonderful supporter of CASA, providing these backpacks for 10 years,” said Ruth Stone, CASA President. “We are so thankful for their commitment to helping us help these children. They truly overwhelm us with their generosity,” she added. GE also provides Christmas presents for children served by CASA. “Our employees always look forward to the backpack drive,” said Kristie Spencer, Marketing Operations Director for GE. “Many of them make a family activity out of it and take the opportunity to teach their children and grandchildren about charity and compassion for those in need. We hope that the backpacks and supplies start all of the CASA kids off on a very happy and productive school year,” she added. Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, promoting and supporting safe, permanent, and nurturing homes for child victims before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia.

TOTAL RENOVATION! Perfect city location, 1/2 block from Meade Park! Incredible addition with family room, master suite and equipment garage below. New exterior, interior, roof, new windows, porch, deck and off street parking! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout w/ tile in baths & kitchen. Renovations are 99% complete! MLS# 500892 $394,900

For more information visit pcasa. org or call 434.971.7515.

Hope Grows at Camp Holiday Trails Camp Holiday Trails is a caring community committed to empowering, encouraging and educating campers with chronic illnesses, their families and healthcare professionals. On September 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., Camp Holiday Trails will host its annual Hope Grows Gala at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. The gathering comes out of the belief that children with a special medical need deserve and benefit from a positive camp experience. The facts are compelling: • 78 percent of Campers reported having a more positive outlook on their chronic illness after Camp. • The ongoing care of a child with a chronic illness has serious financial and emotional costs to a family. • Over 94 percent of families need financial aid to attend Camp. • Camp Holiday Trails fundraises year round and relies on over 600 Volunteers to support our mission.

sPriNG CreeK Over 2,300 finished sq. feet in this well maintained 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home w/Gourmet Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, 1st floor Master Suite, Master BA w/Ceramic Tile flooring, Garden Tub and Raised Vanities, Formal LR & DR, Great Room w/gas Fireplace, full unfinished Basement and rear entry 2-car GarageMLS# 495239 $338,000

GleNwood statioN 5 Fabulous Condos in the Perfect Location

Convenient to everything Charlottesville has to offer, plus on-site Pool and Fitness Center! Underground Secured Parking Garage. Maintenance free lifestyle. Abundant light throughout. Granite counter tops, hardwood floors, ceramic tile and more! A variety of floor plans available. MLS# 499526, 499528, 499407, 499531 & 499533 $212,000

hUNtleY Well maintained 4 spacious BRS, 2 1/2 BA home. Features include: Formal LR & DR Eat-in Kitchen with White cabinets & Granite Countertops, FR w/FP. Mud Rm., 2nd Fl. Laundry Room,Front Porch,2nd fl. porch, 3rd Fl.unfin. for future expansion, Rear courtyard w/ Patio & 2-car tandem Garage. MLS# 501891 $429,900

the villaGe at ChestNUt Grove INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE! Bright/ Open-2990 fin. sf w/5 BR, 4 Full baths plus powder room, Great Rm w/FP, Kit w/ bkfst area & Bar, fin.Bonus/Game Room on 2nd floor, PLUS 3rd floor B/R Suite. 2-car Garage. H/W Floors, Ceramic fl. & granite tops in Baths, 1st Fl. Master Suite. Brochures available on site. Our Village offers beautiful, affordable wooded Homesites just 5 minutes from Broadus Wood School! Built by CATHCART CONSTRUCTION. MSL# 490381 $429,900

Your support can make a meaningful, impactful difference for a child with special medical needs. For ticket purchase and more information, visit or contact:, 434-977-3781.

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Sloan M i l by real estate partners

• M-1 zoning in the city, 0.40ac. • Within walking distance of the Downtown Mall • Possibility of a 4,000 sq. foot building on site M e a d e A v e n u e plan

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• Great commercial opportunity in City of Waynesboro • 17.22 ac +/-, plus brick building of 3,078 sf. • High growth area, more land available


S e m i n o l e Tr a i l mls 495360

• B3 zoning, allows for many uses • Road frontage on Route 29 close to Airport & NGIC • 3.24 mostly open acres on Albemarle/ Greene County line


• A great opportunity to own a mixed use property in Belmont • Building has 2 offices, reception area, parking • Many improvements including new roof

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$329,500 • Great investment opportunity in Fluvanna • Excellent road frontage on Route 53 • Close to medical offices, shopping center & restaurants

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Aaron Manis 434 962 7039

8 Unit apartment complex. Total remodeled in 2009. 2 BR 1 1/2 BA. TH style floor plan. 100% occupied. Excellent cash Flow. Includes extra 4 ac lot. 7.2 Cap Rate. Call for package. $875,000.

tOwN OF ORaNge Outstanding commercial/retail building with attached townhouse on Main Street. Good potential income property or user to live and work in without commute. $595,000. Call for details.

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This is a custom to-bebuilt 5,840 sf. site in Forest Lakes. It adjoins Timberwood Medical building with UVA Health Services Medical and The Davita Dialysis Clinics. MLS# 484159 $1,238,000 Large Development Parcel next to Credit Union fronting on Berkmar Drive. Infrastructure already in place. Ideal for large user. Current plan has a 22,500 and 15,000 square office/retail/warehouse building designed. MLS# 490774 Pad sites starting @ $500,000.

Great Location across from Stonefield Mall! Excellent single Tenant opportunity @ $16.00 per sf. MLS # 502330

29 South Exposure for only $10.00 per sf NNN !!! 7,000 plus sf on 2 floors. Owner will also consider lease purchase and rent credits for Tenant who would consider doing fitout! MLS# 502079

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Come Join us at Belvedere Town Center. Building 4 is now u/c but we have 4 more sites from 900 to 12,000 sf for lease or sale. For Lease @ $19.50 per sf or For Sale @ $ 225 per sf. We are delivering space for Summer of 2013! Great Location Facing Rio Road. Site can accommodate up to a 4,850 sf building on 2 floors. Zoned PRD, it has cross parking w/ existing Commercial and Residential Development already in place. PRICED TO Reduced to $99,000 SELL! MLS# 477259




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Versatile great rm plan, full fin. bsmnt, whirlpool BA. Gas heat & appliances. Wrap-around deck, fenced rear yard, shed. Hiking trails close by! By CRAIG BUILDERS. MLS# 502519, $299,900. Alice Nye Fitch, 434.981.4562


Blue Ridge views from this custom home. Unique design w/hrdwd & stone floors, granite counters, high ceilings, stone & marble FPs, & full unfin. bsmnt. 5 acres, barn - potential for horses. MLS# 502489, $899,900. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

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Vacation at Home!! Buy & use the amenities now... build your dream home later. Fish, boat, swim (indoor or out), ride horses, or play sports as owner of a beautiful level building lot. Build your own memories then build your home! Paved access, underground utilities, water/sewer available. Reasonable terms with Owner Financing! OWNER/AGENT MLS# 502124, $19,000. Carla Myrtle, 434.962.8913


2+ acres w/flat, partially fenced land! Great fam rm w/FP& built in bar in bsmnt. Updated kit w/ new counters, & hardwood floors. Low-maintenance brick home on a private lot. MLS# 495793. $199,900. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435


Central to everything. All-brick home w/ wooded back, upgraded kit w/granite, island, stainless steel, & lg bump-out morning rm. FULL FIN BSMNT! In desirable CHERRY HILL! MLS# 497842, $525,000. SashaFarmer, 434.260.1435


FANTASTIC VALUE! Contemporary w/ open floor plan, soaring stone FP, cathedral ceilings & clerestory windows! Lower level has office, study, full BA, fam rm, 2 car garage. MLS# 486852, $295,000. Alice Nye Fitch, 981.4562


6+ acres in the heart of Town. Near Downtown or 29. Sky high ceilings & period details~History lover’s dream. In ground pool. Expansive grounds. MLS# 499026, $975,000. Betsy Cobb, 434.242.4087


Wonderful location to Historic Downtown & UVA. Great condition, Seller is offering $5000 closing costs package w/acceptable contract. Will lease w/option or delayed closing. MLS# 496636, $243,000. Glenda Howard, 981.0839


1 level living in the HEART OF THE CITY with MTN VIEWS & front rocking porch. Meticulously maintained & low maintenance, MBR on main. Spacious level lot w/garden beds. MLS# 501003, $125,000. Sasha Farmer, 260.1435


2 BR, 2.5 BA updated & ready for new owners! Stonehenge amenities, spacious flowing floor plan from kit to LR/DR, & open to the back porch. Don’t miss outthis home is priced to sell! MLS# 498015, $150,000. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435


LR, FR, newer addition (rec rm w/built in bookcases, tall ceilings & FP) Lg terrace & screen porch. Chefs kit, DR, office/study, lg MBR & BA (w/heated floors) + 3 add’l BRs. MLS# 496468, $443,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135


Open floor plan w/soaring ceilings5000+sq.ft. View Glenmore’s 14th hole overlooking a pond. Classic style features formal LR & DR,4 BRs, 3.5 BAs, chef’s kit w/center isle. MLS# 497672, $729,000. The Glenmore Team, 434.951.7160


Beautiful showcase home in an upscalegated golf community. Built w/quality materials & craftmanship on nearly one acre. MLS# 485265. $935,000. The Glenmore Team. 434.951.7160

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4+BR, 3.5BA w/1st floor MA suite. Cathedral ceilings, formal DR, Kit w/ stainless gas range, granite counters. Terrace level w/family rm, 4th BR/full BA. Fenced back yard. MLS# 502457, $399,900. Trish Owens, 434.825.5393


4 BRs, 3.5 BAs, 1st floor MBr, stunning great room w/cathedral ceilings, huge unfin. bsmnt for expansion. 48 acres of hearty hardwoods. For hunting, horses, or private retreat. MLS# 486298, $549,900. Sasha Farmer, 260.1435


Private 2 ac. lot, 10 min. from town! Hrdwd floors, stone FP & cathedral ceilings in LR, spacious formal DR, 4 spacious BRs, and an additional home office/nursery/ bonus room. MLS# 499459, $317,000. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435


4 Br on lg level lot w/2nd floor bonus rm, partially fin.bsmnt w/rec rm. Open great rm & kit w/island, ss appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets. $100,000 below assessment! MLS# 502422, $275,000 Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435


Custom built Barry Meade Home on 2 acre lot w/5BR, 3 1/2 BA, formal LR/ DR, gas FP. Lg MBR w/FP. Walk-out terrace level with beautifully landscaped yard. MLS# 497349, $649,000. Carol Carder, 434.242.0459


Lg home on 3.5 private acres with 4 BR, 4 BA w/open floor plan & gourmet Kit. Hrdwd floors, granite counters, cherry cabinets, marble vanities, & ceramic tile! MLS# 498919, $425,000. Pam Dent, 434.960.0161


Ideal property for adding your own personal touches! All brick w/hdwds, DR, 2 FPs, fin recreation room in full basement, walk-up fully floored attic to add additional living space. MLS# 496912, $440,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135


Private location on 1 acre in lovely neighborhood, near C’ville amenities. Walk to Barracks Rd shops & UVA. Deck overlooks woods & creek. Space for ext family. Many updates+3-car garage. Yates Nobles, 996.0888 MLS# 498232, $1,200,000


Town House w/light filled open design. Lg LR, kit & sun rm. Back porch/ deck looks over stream. Convenient location to Rt. 29 N, Fashion Square Mall, & Senior Center. MLS# 498103, $189,900. Steve King,434.825.5019


10 Stall Horse Stables + lg equipment barn. Spectacular home site. All open pasture on rolling hills with mutiple paddocks and board fencing. Currently in land-use. MLS# 500345, $520,000. Jan-Bas Van Beek, 434.981.6122


Like-new craftsman style home on a private CUL-DE-SAC lot. Granite counters, maple cabinets, ss appliances, hrdwds on main level, gas FP. Unfin. bsmnt w/full BA. MLS# 500804, $325,000. Sasha Farmer, 260.1435


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Gem of a lot w/ gorgeous mtn & vista views! Large 21 acre lot in West. Alb nestled onto the side of Bear Den Mtn in Greenwood Highlands. MLS# 494918, $489,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156



Wonderful custom home on 21 wooded acres. Arts & Crafts detailing, heart pine floors, gourmet kit, generator. Maximum privacy. Mostly hardwood forest, natural area. MLS# 497585, $469,000. Carter Montague, 434.962.3419


2nd floor gourmet kit w/granite tops, cherry cabinets, butlers pantry & brkfst area. Family rm w/2 story stone FP. Terrace level - entertainment system, sports bar, BR/full BA, & office. Fin bonus rm. MLS# 500505, $849,000. Glenmore Team, 951.7106


Custom Gaffney Home. 6 BR/5.5 BA w/ gourmet chef’s kit, cherry cabs, granite counters, lux MA suite w/FP, marble, heated floors. FR w/coffered ceilings & FP, 3 car garage on 2 acre lot. MLS# 500959, $1,061,500. Carol Carder, 242.0459


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Historic Gordonsville and Barboursville By Celeste M. sMuCker, PhD

Our area is rich in scenic beauty and historic significance

and draws visitors from all over the world. They come to learn about American history, go trout fishing in local streams, hike the mountain trails, enjoy the views and soak up Virginia hospitality.

Historic Gordonsville Gordonsville was named for Nathaniel Gordon who arrived in 1787 and purchased a plantation in Orange County. In 1794 he started a tavern at a location where today’s Gordonsville has a traffic circle. Back then many important guests frequented Gordon’s tavern including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Major General Marquis de Lafayette, the French military officer who served with George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The town officially became Gordonsville in 1813, and next year will celebrate its 200th birthday. Sabrina (Sam) Martyn, Gordonsville’s town manager, explained that plans are already under way for a big celebration that will feature what they hope will be the first of several big annual events. The town of Gordonsville became a significant economic center during the 19th century and as both a rail and road hub for key supplies, served an important role during the Civil War. The town was also noted for providing medical care at the Exchange Hotel Civil War Receiving Hospital. Once an elegant stopover for travelers, the hotel was converted to a hospital during the war and treated over 70,000 sick and wounded soldiers from both sides of the conflict. During reconstruction it became the Freedman’s Bureau Hospital and served newly freed slaves. An organization called Historic Gordonsville, Inc., restored the old hotel and hospital in 1971 and today it is a Civil War museum with three floors of displays featuring period

medical equipment, uniforms and weapons. In 1973 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized again in 2002 as an African-American Memorial Site. A special plaque at the Exchange Hotel Museum honors what are known as “Gordonsville’s Legend-

ary Chicken Vendors.” These were African-American women who carried trays of fried chicken on their heads, which they sold to passengers on trains when they passed through town, a practice that continued until the mid-1900s. A Baltimore journalist, who wrote about these early

entrepreneurs, called the town “the chicken center of the universe.” In honor of this special part of Gordonsville’s heritage, Martyn said that one of next year’s 200th birthday events will be the first annual fried chicken festival. Look for it in May. Visitors are welcomed at the Exchange Hotel museum every day until 4:00 pm. See the website for details.

Present Day Gordonsville Today Gordonsville is known for its sense of community and small town atmosphere, explained Karen Gregg a REALTOR® with Montague Miller and Co. Realtors. She described it as a “caring community where people know their neighbors, and where they depend on each other.” Although she grew up in the big city and initially had reservations about living in a small town, Gregg said she loves living in Gordonsville, which she described as “wonderful.” As an example of how it is a caring community, Gregg referenced the Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic, a non-profit, community effort to provide low cost dental services to people in need. When residents recognized that there was an under served population in the area, they rallied their resources to buy a building and set up shop. Today staff, volunteers and two full time dentists run the clinic. Is Gordonsville right for you? Gregg has clients who work in Charlottesville, but live in Gordonsville because they like the more rural setting, the small

Once an elegant stopover for travelers, the Exhange Hotel was converted to a hospital during the Civil War and treated over 70,000 sick and wounded soldiers from both sides of the conflict. town atmosphere, and the favorable home prices. It’s also a great place for children, Gregg added. The accessibility of Interstate 64 makes Gordonsville a location that also works well for couples with one spouse working in Charlottesville and the other in Richmond, Gregg added. Sharon Merrick, a REALTOR® with Roy Wheeler Realty, Co., agrees that Gordonsville’s small town atmosphere is a big draw. “You get a great quality of life,” she said, “but you don’t give up a lot in the way of amenities because Charlottesville is so close by.” She pointed out that when you do have to get on the road there isn’t a lot of traffic and you can enjoy a beautiful, “idyllic” country drive.

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ow at the end of summer and into the cooler days of fall, why not take a mini-vacation, join these visitors and experience some of why they come here in such numbers. A fun, nearby place to spend a weekend is the town of Gordonsville. When you arrive there you will find historic and educational opportunities, as well as quaint shops, bed and breakfasts and exceptional restaurants, and on the way you can stop and sample the wine or have a picnic at Barboursville’s historic vineyards. While you are in Gordonsville, don’t forget to investigate the local real estate market. You might decide you like the friendly small town atmosphere and local home prices so much you decide to stay.




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Merrick has worked with a number of couples that have relocated to Gordonsville from Northern Virginia. “Some of them,” she said, “are planning for retirement, and are buying now anticipating that prices will start to rise in 2013.” People from that part of the state also like the idea that their money will buy a house on a good sized piece of land with lots of space to spread out. They enjoy the natural beauty and love walking their property, which is so much bigger than what they were accustomed to in Northern Virginia.

The Gordonsville area also appeals to families with children. Since it straddles the three counties of Albemarle, Louisa and Orange, relocating families have three public school systems to choose from. There are also several nearby private schools including Grymes Memorial, a day school for kindergarten through 8th grade, and Woodberry Forest, a boarding school for high school aged boys originally owned by the brother of James Madison. Merrick has also had clients who, for a variety of reasons, reluctantly sold their homes in Gordonsville to

Gordonsville offers both elegant French food at Pomme, which attracts customers from as far away as Northern Virginia and Richmond, or casual fare at the Barbeque Exchange that, in 2011, tied for first place in a Cville sponsored contest to find the best local barbeque.


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Albemarle County â&#x20AC;˘ Offered for $2,375,000 Windsor Hill Farm is one of the lovely Estates located with in the Southwest Mountain Rural Historic District. Classic Greek Revivalstyle architecture, c. 1848 with brick exterior, wrap around veranda, high ceilings, plater walls, wooden floors, 12-stall barn, 6-room cottage, swimming pool riding ring, paddock fencing. Located 3 miles into Historic Gordonsville and travel 12 miles down scenic byway into Charlottesville. It is time to polish and keep one of the jewels in the Crown of the Southwest Mountains. She is accepting visitors by appointment only. We look forward to your call. Since 1927

Many structures that survived after 1860 were treated to enlargement and some restoration. Between 1905â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1930, Windsor received a 2-story wood frame addition which brought the kitchen into the Main House. Another 2-story wood structure provided Summer sleeping porches. In 1946, Floyd Elmer Johnson, a leading Restoration Architect and UVA graduate (1934) was commissioned to restore Windsor to her original prominence as initially designed. Since then Windsor has stood strong while one project at a time is addressed to keep her in good standing. Her wonderful wrap-around front porch framed with colossal Ionic columns has been restored and provides a veranda from both the double-parlor Room and the large 51)(, /&5 '#&35Living ,'5)Äż,5 ),5."5Ĺ&#x20AC;,-.5.#'5#(5 lf53,-85gfl8o5,-5) Dining Room. 5)*(5,)&&#(!5&(51#."5-0,&5 The four chimneys are .&35-#./.5.5."5!5) 5#-.),#5 in -.,'-5(5*, good working order for the eight fire),)(-0#&&85Äť5,)*,.35")&-5'/"5#(0-.'(.5 places throughout the Home. *).(.#&5/5.)5&).#)(5(5."5-/,,)/(#(!5 *,)*,.#-85,.5-)#&5 ),5(35!,#/&./,&5(.,*,#-85 Äť,5#-55h5,))'6g5."5")/-5(55g5

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She stands there ever so proudly perched on her knoll with an expansive view of the Southwest Mountains. If 160+ years gifts you the Test of Time, then Windsor has earned her keep. Built in 1848 by William Cowherd (of Cowherd Mountain fame), a lovely Country Estate using brick (Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preferred building material) when the trend was to build more expensive, showy plantation houses. Windsorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historical architectural significance is in good company with; East Belmont, Tall Oaks, Cobham Park and Castle Hill. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find her in all of the History Books regarding Albemarle County. Professor Ed Lay provides a detailed description as: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Home is a five-bay, double-pile Greek Revival-style dwelling with a hipped roof and gableend chimneys.â&#x20AC;? Windsor has been Home to several prominent Virginia families including James Field, Attorney General of Virginia (1877-82).


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move a little closer to Charlottesville. One of them confided recently that even though she was moving she planned to come back regularly to visit friends and enjoy shopping at her favorite stores because she knew she wouldn’t get that same personal small town service in the big city. A special favorite of local residents is the pharmacy which is also a butcher shop and market.

Shopping, Restaurants and other Fun Things One of Gordonsville’s attractions is its walkable downtown area with its quaint shops and outstanding restaurants.

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Recently the town received a grant from VDOT, which pays to spruce up the downtown area and make it more visitor friendly. Called the Main Street Streetscape Project, the money will be used to make the area more aesthetically pleasing and allow for improved pedestrian safety. Changes will include enhanced crosswalks, wider sidewalks, and improved directional signage. In addition they will be improving the landscaping, adding more trees and incorporating better lighting.

provements. In most cases though, the government money came first and private investment followed. In the case of Gordonsville, however, it was just the opposite. Private equity helped create the original downtown, and government money is coming into play later to improve on the private initiative. Good times to visit Gordonsville are during some of the growing number of annual activities, which attract people to the area. One of these is the Gordonsville street festival, which

special Thanksgiving Open House on November 23rd and 24th.

According to Martyn, design work on this project is now in its final stages and they anticipate that construction will begin mid to late 2013. Plans also include increasing the number of parking places. “Gordonsville is becoming a destination,” she said. “The improvements will make downtown more user friendly and encourage people to drive, stop and shop.” Merrick, who owns a women’s clothing boutique on Gordonsville’s Main Street, is excited about the improvements. She was proud to say that over the years many small towns in Virginia have benefited from government funds for these kinds of im-

takes place every year on the first Saturday of October. This year it will be October 6th. Held on Main Street it features food, crafts and live entertainment. Gordonsville is also known for its holiday lighting, which Martyn says brings people in from all over the area, some from many miles away. Next year will feature the fried chicken festival in May along with a Veterans Day parade the second Saturday of November, both introduced as part of Gordonsville’s 200th birthday celebration. Gordonsville offers hungry visitors many options when it comes to food. On the one hand there is elegant French food at Pomme, which attracts customers from as far away as Northern Virginia and Richmond. Visitors seeking more casual fare can enjoy the Barbeque Exchange that, in 2011, tied for first place in a Cville sponsored contest to find the best local barbeque. Another Gordonsville attraction is Horton Vineyards. Started by Dennis Horton in 1983, it offers daily wine tastings as well as special events throughout the year. Coming up November 3rd and 4th is an opportunity to sample 2011 and 2012 wines directly from the barrel, as well as a

In 1976, the property was acquired by Gianni Zonin with the intention of planting grapes and creating a vineyard. While many before him, including Thomas Jefferson, attempted unsuccessfully to cultivate grapes and advised him to plant tobacco instead, Zonin, whose family has been in the wine business for generations, persevered with his plan to grow grapes and make wine. Today he has a successful vineyard to show for it, and has been joined by many other successful vineyards in this area. When you plan your mini-vacation put Barboursville Vineyards on the list of places to stop. It is open for wine tasting seven days a week, but tours of the winery are only available on Saturday or Sunday. Allow time for a self-guided tour of the ruins of the Barbour home, which overlooks a beautiful park where you can walk and stop for a picnic lunch. You can also visit the wine museum opened in 2006 to celebrate this winery’s 30th birthday. Overnight accommodations are available here along with Palladio, a restaurant featuring northern Italian cuisine.

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Impeccably Restored! Each room of this meticulously maintained 19th centur y Traditional Virginia Farm House exude Charm & Elegance. Located in the heart of Somerset’s Estate area brings new meaning to the Realtor’s mantra of Location . Construction of a bye gone Era is visible in one of the large renovated barns perfect for gatherings & entertaining. A guest cottage, swimming pool, new Pole Barn, Paddock w/ run-in shed & breathtaking mountain views all await! MLS#498753, $1,995,000


Barboursville Vineyards Barboursville is an unincorporated area in Albemarle County between Charlottesville and Gordonsville. It was named for James Barbour, Virginia’s 19th Governor and friend of Thomas Jefferson who designed his home, one of only three he designed for friends. The Barbour family lived there until it was destroyed by fire in December of 1884.

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Walk from this charming, updated, brick home to enjoy wineries, galleries, community theater, gourmet sandwiches. Garden in the huge, lovely 1 ac yard. Relax on the front porch & enjoy glorious mtn views. Be just min. from Cville, Gordonsville, Orange, all of 29N. Enchanting small home w/ giant picture windows, fp, gleaming hardwood floors, large updated kitchen & BR’s. Finish the basement & attic for a rec room & mstr suite. A very, very long list of upgrades & renovations. MLS#498708, $190,000


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FLORDON - Immaculate 1-story brick & stucco home WELL PRICED $42K BELOW ASSESSED VALUE. Private 1.5+ acre wooded lot. Murray school district. Convenient location just west of C’ville! $765,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863 #497276

RESERVOIR – tremendous views of the Rivanna Reservoir from this 5.94 acres of waterfront property which is indeed a rare find in today’s market. Just seconds from Charlottesville & UVA. For more information, contact Charlotte Dammann 434981-1250. $549,000 MLS#499618

OUTSTANDING LOCATION! Charming 2BR/2BA home just steps away from Downtown Mall & Downtown Belmont. Back deck off kitchen overlooks private back yard. Ideal front porch. $395,000 MLS#501556 Will Faulconer (434) 9879455

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Windy Hill, 6.05 acres, feat. 2 homes & spectacular post & beam barn. 1.5 story, c.1913, spacious main residence, feat. first level master suite, heart pine floors, high ceilings, large country kitchen, & more. Second home has over 2000 sq.ft. Property has 2 division rights. $535,000 Will Faulconer, (434)987-9455 #490858

WAVERLEY HILL - This magnificent historic 2.5story brick Georgian Revival-style manor home, c. 1929, is being offered to the public for the 1st time since its inception! Gorgeous Blue Ridge views! Beautiful gardens. $1,195,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863 MLS#500831

TUCKEDAWAY - Timeless character & charm are embodied in this early vernacular home on 9 acres. Truly tucked in an idyllic private valley with a meandering stream & beautiful rock outcroppings yet totally convenient to town. Lovingly maintained & first time on the market in 40 + years. Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250

Street within walking distance to Downtown Mall. This charming home is quality-built with well-proportioned rooms, large unfinished basement, detached 1-car garage, private fenced-in backyard. $820,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863 MLS#499564

EARYLYSVILLE AREA - Traditional residence, circa 2004, with stone and concrete siding exterior, and spectacular architect- designed interior encompassing 5,000 plus square feet. This beautiful 3 level home features; high ceiling; spacious rooms; a great gourmet kitchen, breakfast and family room; and, a large master suite, adjoining bath and walk-in closet. Privately situated on 3.99 acres, this home is VALUE PRICED at only $790,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076. #501343

MINT SPRINGS FARM – Classic Virginia brick home, slate roof, circa 1920, privately situated on 121 acres, adjoining easement property and 502 acres Mint Springs Park at base of Blue Ridge Mountains, offering panoramic mountain and pastoral views. Perfect grazing farm or vineyard property. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY - Wellmaintained triplex in prime location near downtown mall, hospitals, schools, shopping & U.Va. Two, 2-3BR/1BA units & one 1BR/1BA studio unit. Great income potential. $465,000. MLS #482203 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

HISTORIC PROPERTY - Four 100-acre tracts only 10 miles from Charlottesville, has a Jefferson legacy. Magnificent land, spectacular views, perfect for horses or grapes! In protected area, but close to town, extremely scenic. From $1,595,000 - $1,795,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

BEST VALUE! - Greenbrier Neighborhood - Brick split level home with 2-car garage, beautiful landscaped lot adjacent to City trails & Greenbrier Park. 5 BR, 3 full BA, LR w/FP, redone kitchen, new master bath, deck, lower level set up as in-law apartment with kitchen, etc. Total bargain at only $309,000 Tim Michel (434)960-1124 #502115

COLTHURST FARM - Traditional clapboard residence built by Precision Builders minutes west of Charlottesville. This distinctive 5 BR/5.5 BA home offers first floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, FR w/FP, high ceilings, extensive hardwood flooring and oversized 2-car garage. Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410. $989,000.

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PICTURESQUE RURAL SETTING - 101+ acres of pristine rural countryside located in eastern Orange County. Charming 3BR/2.5BA home, complete privacy, beautiful setting, great mix of open & wooded land, barn, storage buildings & huge pond. $850,000. MLS #493830 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

IVY CREEK FARM - Spectacular 105+ acre estate with vineyard, guest cottage, pool, manager’s house, tennis courts, barns, sheds, workshops and unparalleled Blue Ridge Mountain views located less than 10 minutes west of Charlottesville & UVA! $6,950,000. MLS #482639 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131

ENJOY YEAR-ROUND BLUE RIDGE VIEWS from this beautifully maintained 4,131+/- finished sq.ft. residence nestled on 9.82+/ acres approximately 12 minutes west of Charlottesville. 4 BR, 4 BA, formal & informal spaces, 3-car garage & gorgeous Blue Ridge views in winter. Murray/ Henley/Western Albemarle school districts. $789,000. MLS #496068 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131 ofc/9811863 cell.

NEW COUNTRY EXCLUSIVE – 113 Pristine acres, 14 miles NE of city, offering blend of pastures and magnificent forest, with private elevated plateau for spectacular homesite, panoramic Blue Ridge views! Jim Faulconer (434)9810076. MLS#488009

DOWNTOWN B E L M O N T HOUSE -3 BR house near the downtown mall. Completely remodeled by current owners. $228,900 Tim Michel (434)9601124. #499304

SHEEP CREEK FARM - Spectacular mountain retreat situated on 96 acres adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway & Peaks of Otter. Gorgeous contemporary custom residence w/ multi-level decks overlooking a wonderful mnt. spring creek. Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410 or Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250.

TO BE BUILT - Exquisite farmhouse-style residence, designed by Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects, set on 37+ acres w/unparalleled pastoral & mountain views at Bundoran Farm. Stunning 1st-floor master wing, soaring ceilings & attractive, high-quality finishes throughout. 1015 minutes south of Charlottesville & UVA. $3,995,000. MLS #481487 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

IMMACULATE CONDITION - 3 BR brick home, just south of town, on 1.27 acres, almost level yard, in “like-new” condition. Features include: formal living and dining rooms, spacious kitchen/family w fireplace. large deck, over 2,000 fin.sq.ft. and 2000 unfin.sq.ft. well priced, $369,000. MLS#498687. Call Jim Faulconer (434) 981 0076

MOVE-IN READY - Solid brick 4BR/3BA City home, freshly painted interior, stainless & granite kitchen, finished basement, beautiful hardwood flooring on 1st floor, huge fenced-in backyard, screened porch. $430,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863. #496750

SPRING HILL - Spacious contemporary on 6+ acres in Ivy. Bright open floor plan, over 4,000 fin. sq.ft., 1st floor master, beautifully updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, pool, hot tub, ample storage. Mostly wooded, completely private & lovely mountain views in the winter. $794,500. MLS #493483 Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

10.93 acres fronting Plank Rd, 1 mile west of quaint village of Bateville. Land offers approx.. 5 acres of rolling to slightly hilly pasture w/ the balance in mixed hardwood forest. Lovely elevated homesite w/ panoramic mountain views, beautiful setting. $379,000. Call Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076 MLS#486448

WOODLEA - Unique, one-level home in Farmington with excellent potential! 5 BR, 5 full & 3 half BA’s, LR w/16’ tray ceiling offering views of the 11th fairway, guest wing, spacious kitchen, library/study, sunroom. Superb privacy on 2.3+/- wooded acres. $1,495,000. MLS #494335 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

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STUNNING BLUE RIDGE MTN VIEWS can be enjoyed from this impressive 4,500+ sq.ft. brick Georgian located in “The Rocks”, minutes west of Charlottesville. This immaculate home sits on just over 2.5 acres & features a 1st floor master suite, paneled library, chef’s kitchen, Gunite pool & detached pool house. $1,495,000. MLS #499050 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

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paints contain less than 50 grams/liter in flat paints, and 150 grams/liter in gloss paints. Some go even lower.

Interior Paints & Stains

Eco-Friendly Paints and Stains

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f your goal is to have an ecologically sound home, choosing low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) or zero-VOC paint is an important step toward turning your interior or exterior paint job “green.” Why is this important? VOCs are solids and liquids that convert easily to gas or vapor at room temperature. VOCs are contained in many paint products and have been linked to a variety of health problems. A 2002 study by the National Cancer Institute found that men and women working in the painting trades had a “significantly increased” risk of cancer, a result that indicates that paints may be dangerous to your health, your family, and the environment. On the mild side, paints with VOCs can make your eyes water and give you headaches; more seriously, they can trigger asthma and other respiratory diseases. Since furniture stains contain many of the same chemicals in paint, you’ll fare no better with most stains. Common VOCs in paint include ethylene glycol (the same chemical compound found in antifreeze), formaldehyde, benzene, and a variety of other flammable or toxic chemicals. You can discover this for yourself by reading the paint’s materials safety data sheet (MSDS), displayed in paint stores or available from a paint manufacturer’s website, which

lists the hazardous materials the product contains. Paints also contain toxic fungicides to prevent mildew growth, and biocides, which are used as preservatives to extend the full shelf life. Toxic biocides can be detected in the air five years after the paint containing the chemicals is applied. Like VOCs, fungicides and biocides contaminate both indoor and outdoor air. If paint is not disposed of properly, those chemicals can seep into groundwater. Current EPA regulations limit VOCs to 250 grams/liter in latex paint, and 380 grams/ liter in oil-based paint. Low-VOC

Milk paint and natural paints are the first choice for commercially available interior paint. Natural paints are derived from substances such as citrus and balsam, as well as minerals. Although these paints are made with natural materials and are petroleum-free, they often contain terpenes, which are VOCs derived from plants. However, natural paints do not off-gas biocides and fungicides. Milk paint, which is made with milk protein (called “casein”) and lime, was the interior paint of choice in Colonial America. Milk paint is excellent for interiors and also gives wood a rich, deep color, allowing the grain to show through. Latex paint with very low biocide and VOC levels is another top-tier choice. Again, latex paint is safer for the environment than oil-based paint, but it needs to be used with great care due to the strong terpenes. Acceptable paints, although they contain biocides, include latex,


I s s u e 21 - 3 5 | a u g u s t 3 0 - s e p t e m b e r 5 , 2 0 1 2 acrylic, and recycled latex paints, assuming they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contain mercury or lead. Avoid oil- and solvent-based paints. Like paints, stains can also contain high levels of biocides, fungicides, and VOCs, and higher still levels of pesticides, all of which pose the same problems. To avoid polluting your indoor air and outdoor environment, use water-based stains and sealants without biocides and added dryers, or those made with beeswax or carnauba wax. Clear stains are loaded with pesticides and wood preservatives. Darker stains and sealants tend to be less toxic.

can add up when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re painting an entire house. Contractors know how to keep costs down by buying only as much paint, primer, putty, and caulk as they need for a job. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing the work yourself, consult a paintstore expert or use a paint calculator so you buy only what you absolutely need to reduce waste. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important to use quality tools and take care of them because after all, waste isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t green. Cheap brushes lose bristles and can make a mess of the job. So do cheap rollers and sprayers. For DIY projects, buy the best brushes you can afford and commit to washing them carefully

411 Perry Lane Wonderful 5 BR, 3 BA family home on a 5.49-acre wooded parcel with stocked pond, creek, 2nd garage/shop, wonderful privacy and mountain views. This property has it all! The locationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 minutes from Lovingston for shopping, 20 minutes to the Blue Ridge, 35 minutes from Charlottesvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is very convenient. Lots of elbow room here for family and friends with pool table, wet bar and exercise areas upstairs. Hot tub in rear. $549,000 (Offered with 46.9 acres for $749,000) 87 Lobbans Lane Enjoy your coffee from the back deck watching the sunrise over the Blue Ridge from this spectacular location in Afton. Here is a rare opportunity to own mostly open pasture on over 5 acres with fencing and two spring-fed creeks. Some of the acreage is partially wooded as well. Plenty of room for your gardens in this sunny back yard. This 4 BR, 3 BA property is a great buy! $185,000 177 Village Road This charming 4 BR, 1.5 BA home sits on a very private .81-acre lot convenient to Lovingston and Route 29. Beautiful pine floors and exposed beams. Loft bedroom with new stairway. Redone laundry room/mud room with ceramic tile and extra shower. Tiled baths. Two fenced-in yards; one with a large swing set. There are two equipment/ storage sheds that convey as well. Well-maintained by owners. This is a wonderful home and a great buy! $144,000

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Acrylic urethanes manufactured without the addition of biocides are acceptable choices for those who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chemically sensitive. So is shellac (the alcohol evaporates). Avoid epoxies and oil-based formulas with dryers.

Gaining in Popularity With little to no odor and quality and coverage that is competitive with conventional products, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lowVOC paints are gaining in popularity. The only drawback is the higher cost: about $10 more per gallon than conventional premium paints. That

after each use. It often doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay to wash and reuse roller cartridges; buy the best you can and dispose of them when the paint on them has dried completely. To complete your â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? project, be sure to recycle the steel cans. If you end up with a substantial amount of paint left, you can save it by storing the can upside down to create a tight seal around the lid. Or better yet, donate it to a local community organization that can use it. You can also dispose empty or dried paint cans and solvents at a county hazardous waste landfill.

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engineer, who took on the challenge of getting the railroad over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Clann Mhor Organization’s presentation on the Claudius Crozet railroad tunnel through Afton Mountain will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the downtown Gateway Theatre, 329 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, VA. Learn about the Irish immigrants and slaves who constructed this 19th Century historical phenomenon. Donations of $5 @ will be appreciated by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc. (a 501©(3) entity).

Clann Mhór is a small non-profit research organization that is studying the history of the Blue Ridge Railroad in Central Virginia. During the 1850s this 17-mile section of the railroad was built under the direction of Claudius Crozet, a brilliant French

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CiTy OF CharlOTTesville real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 of assessment albeMarle COuNTy real estate tax rate: $.762 per $100 of assessment FluvaNNa COuNTy real estate tax rate: $.57 per $100 of assessment GreeNe COuNTy real estate tax rate: $.72 cents per $100 of assessment lOuisa COuNTy real estate tax rate: $.62 per $100 of assessment MadisON COuNTy real estate tax rate: $.44 cents per $100 of assessment

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ON 6.55 ACS In Free Union. 4 BR, 2.5 BA in Main House Spacious Apt w/Hardwood Flooring Over 2-Car Garage Great Rm w/Double-Side FP To Family Rm, Formal LR & DR Wrap Around Deck. Mtn Views MLS# 496306 $450,000

3 Bedrooms, 981 Sq. Ft. Hardwood Floors, Fenced Yard New Roof & Windows Tax Assessed at $125,300 Asking Price - $89,900 MLS# 502446

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Spectacular Views of Greene Hills Golf Course & Blue Ridge Mtns. Stunning Hdwd Flrs Throughout Spacious Updated Kitchen. Situated on Nearly 2 Acres Oversized Detached Garage W/Finished 2nd Level Private Swimming Pool w/Pool Hse & Separate Bath MLS# 498075 $299,000

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Close to Both Ruckersville & Hollymead 3 BR, 2 Full BA. All Appliances Convey Full Bsmt. Move-in Ready Condition Heated Wkshop w/Elec & Water 2+ Acs. Back Deck Perfect for Entertaining MLS#500142 $185,000

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3 BR, 2.5 BA One Level Home on 6.36 Acs 2 Car Garage. 1,000 Sq.Ft. Wkshop w/Attached Stalls Pasture w/Board Fencing. Easy Access to I-64 Winter Mtn Views. Baby Boomerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delight in Alb. Co. MLS# 501430 $349,000

Wonderful 4 BR, 2 BA Farmhouse w/Inviting Wrap Around Porch Updated Kitchen w/Energy Efficient Appliances 4,000 Fin Sq Ft. Expansive Mtn Views MLS# 499162 $290,000

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Stunning Blue Ridge Mtn View Renovated 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bungalow Charming Country-Style Kitchen 2 Story Great Rm W/Flr-to-Ceiling Stone FP Spacious Mstr Suite w/Vaulted Ceiling & Skylights MLS# 496656 $299,000

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3 BR, 2 FULL Baths, Eat-in Kit W/Appliances LR w/Blt-in Bkcases. 1500 Sq. Ft. Garage/Wkshop w/Elec Mature Landscaping. Wonderful, Sunny Garden Spot Small Stream at Back of Prop MLS# 499796 $250,000





Well Maintained & Fully Updated Main Level W/3 BR, 2 Full BA. Wall to Wall Brick FP Plus Bsmt is Equipped w/Kit, BR, LR, Office & Full BA. Madison Co. MLS# 500382 $174,900




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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190

COME TO SYCAMORE SQUARE! Incredible value and savings on new homes plus a great neighborhood. For a limited time, this builder is offering big discounts and bonus options. Why rent when you can own a spacious home at an amazing price?! $186,220. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (501852)

LAKE MONTICELLO. Colonial home near beach #2 featuring open floor plan that is great for entertaining! Beautiful hardwood floors, spacious kitchen with custom oak cabinets & island with lots of space. Large screened deck with patio below. Fenced back yard. Oversized 2 car garage with built in workbench. $219,900. Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (501303)

PREDDY CREEK. Spacious Barboursville home on quiet cul-de-sac. Are you looking for large home on over an acre, convenient to NGIC and Cville? This is it! High ceilings, new oak flooring in great room, attractive eat-in kitchen, classic dining room, large bedrooms and basement family room with tons of storage! Over-sized garage. $330,000. Sharon Wood, 242-6847. (501685)

ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE of city living at Willoughby Townes. Walk, bike or drive the short distance to the Downtown Mall, UVa or grocery store. Quality built by Southern Development. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Owner willing to pay $4000 in closing costs for qualified purchaser. All appliances included. $220,000. Ginny Barefoot, 5317864. (502212)

WHY LIVE on a tiny lot in West Alb. when you can enjoy mountain views, a large private homesite, a garden, AND a beautiful home? 5BR, finished basement, 2 car garage and fenced yard. Hardwood floors all 1st floor, LARGE updated kitchen w/custom cherry cabinets, granite & many new appliances. $599,900. Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (502161)

HATFIELD FARMS. Delightful remodeled home in the country. Come and enjoy the 2 new baths, carpeting, kitchen and much more. Enjoy the pasture and mountain views from one of the many decks. There is a small 3 board paddock area. Finished room in the garage can be an office or workshop. Apt. over garage. $239,900. 531-9581. (497560)

BEAUTIFUL LEVEL LOT with mountain views in Albemarle County. Land has been perked and is ready for a new home. Easy drive to Cville or Lynchburg. Lot is open with beautiful old oaks that would make great shade trees. No restrictions, manufactured homes welcome. $34,900. Michele Sheffield 906-2923/951-5188. (495047)

COMPLETELY RENOVATED and move-in ready! Cute home with new plumbing fixtures, appliances, heat pump and more! Located only minutes to Zion Crossroads. Affordable, practical and convenient with room to grow! $124,900. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (501238)

WALK TO DOWNTOWN MALL from this 3BR/2BA penthouse condo. End unit, mountain view. Balcony overlooking wooded area. Great closet space. New ceramic tile floor in kitchen; ceramic tile floor in baths. Entire condo freshly painted. All appliances convey. MOVE IN CONDITION! $192,500. Byrd Abbott, 2429600. (496786)

GREENBRIER GEM. One level living 4BR/3BA, dual master suite, family room, granite kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, home office, dual zone A/C, sunny and bright, quiet location, immaculate condition, quick possession. Owner/Agent. $329,000. Rob Schilling, 293-1186/202-4376. (501435)

IMMACULATE 3BR/2.5BA Brookwood home, so convenient to UVa & Downtown Mall! Nicely sized living spaces, especially the bedrooms, laundry on 2nd level. The large, bright walkout basement offers expansion opportunities & loads of storage space. Enjoy wonderful view of Carter’s Mtn. all year! $292,500. Dan & Sue Ann Conquest 434-242-8573 (499143)

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME has it all.... Gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, large decks for great views & sunsets, soaring stone fireplace, reclaimed antique wood floors. Enjoy the indoor private spa. Owner financing available w/ acceptable offer & deposit. $989,000. Christy and Rod Phillips, 434-987-6399. (499924)

123 ACRES OF PRIVACY in Louisa and a great location for a secluded farm or private home site. Mostly wooded, but includes two large and secluded fields ready for any agricultural use. $325,000. Maury Atkins 540-2232719. (497995)

MOSTLY WOODED 173 acre tract with superb frontage on Route 33 in Louisa. Beautiful rolling woodland with primarily mixed growth hardwoods, one section in pines. Old home place still standing. $499,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497993)

SEARCHING FOR the perfect one level brick home? Conveniently located 20 minutes to Cville in picturesque Scottsville, this beautiful home is waiting for new owners to put their own personal touch on the interior. Spacious rooms, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, 2 FP, fantastic sunroom, soapstone patio and garage with loads of storage. $325,000. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872. (497731)

BRICK, POST & BEAM nestled on 8.7 acres in sought after Shadwell Mountain. Gorgeous beams and flooring, generous kitchen with floor to ceiling cabinetry, vaulted great room with stone FP and the basement has family room, bedroom, bath plus outside entrance. This estate has it all, lush grounds for horses, pool, and just minutes to UVa. $729,000. Sharon Wood, 242-6847. (497574)



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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190


A BARGAIN, priced below 2012 county assessment. Charming English country-style house on 2.11 acres in beautiful NW Albemarle. 1st floor MBR w/tray ceiling, great room w/gleaming hardwood floors, builtins, large deck, DR w/adj. modern kitchen. 3BR/2 BA upstairs & large bonus room w/built-in bookshelves above 3-car garage. Must see! 589,000. Erika Buckman 951-5166/981-1868. (496026)

WINDY RIDGE. Ranch-style home built in 1995 with 3BR/2BA. Full, unfinished basement with interior & exterior entrance. Located on 25 acres of land with views of the Southwest Mtns. and an adjacent pond. Perfect for a small horse farm. Approx. 3 miles from Historic town of Gordonsville and 16 miles into Cville. $349,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (487458)

SWEET COUNTRY COTTAGE. Very private and quiet area. This is a home from Better Living. Recently painted on the outside, new wood flooring in the LR, new carpeting in all bedrooms and new roof in 2005. Full basement is large enough for an apartment. Beautiful landscaping, almost 3 acres. This is an extraordinary price! $165,000. Kay Sands 825-6129. (497025)

ZION CROSSROADS. Diversify your investment portfolio. This is an excellent buy and land holding of 52 acres fronting on Route 15. Wooded, nearly level with soil work complete for multiple residences. Could significantly benefit from potential up zoning. Appraised for nearly $800,000. $298,000. 951-5102. (496756)

BEAUTIFUL 5BR/4BA end unit town home with 2 car detached garage! So many upgrades & SO much space! Granite, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, high ceilings, ceiling fans, spacious walk in closets, & more. You won’t find a more beautiful town home than this one. $299,900. www.DeniseRamey. com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (497257)


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HEATHCOTE c. 1915. Gracious country manor of 16+ acres in heart of Keswick. Old oaks, boxwoods, guest home, 3 car garage with workshop. Pastures are fenced for horses. four bedrooms, four baths with six fireplaces, completely renovated and restored. $1,495,000. 9515102. (495458)


INDEED A RARE FIND in an exceptional city neighborhood within walking distance to the central grounds of the University and just minutes to downtown and Barracks Road shopping. 1 level residence with 2 masters and a 3rd bedroom with full bath upstairs. 2 fireplaces, breakfast area and built-ins. Quality throughout. $595,000. Courtney Sargeant 951-5123/962-3100. (498025)

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SPECTACULAR HOME and breathtaking views! This spacious five bedroom, 4.5 bath home has a soaring stone fireplace, hardwood floors, an updated kitchen and master bath and a wall of windows to enjoy the endless Blue Ridge Mountain views! $597,000. Christy and Rod Phillips, 434-987-6399. (495574)

EDNAM FOREST. Tastefully renovated and in super condition, with 3 graciously sized bedrooms each with its own bath, large study with built-ins all around, open floor plan, soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, wonderful decks and terraces and a HEATED swimming pool for outdoor enjoyment. Close to UVa. $698,000. Joan Jay 295-1806/906-1806. (497642)

THE MEETING PLACE. This property was formerly operated as an executive retreat. It is a turnkey 10BR/10.5 BA property w/all furnishings, appliances, kitchenware, exercise equip, AV equip (incl. TV’s, stereos, projectors, etc.), pool table, board room furnishings, & more. Potential B & B, tourist home, or family retreat. $2,975,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745 and Denise Ramey, 960-4333. (498630)

WATER VIEWS in Langdon Woods. Lot 2 enjoys 4 acre lot and adjoins the community walking trails and lake. Mostly open with mature hardwoods this lot is perfect for your custom home. Offered for 227,000. www. Warren Maupin, 9628939. (422836)

SWEETHEART FARM. Green Springs area. 36 acres with 2 ponds, board fenced pastures, run-in sheds and a 10-stall center aisle barn. Efficient layout with completely renovated home dating to 1890. All in excellent condition. $595,000. 531-9581. (477459)

STRIKING ONE-LEVEL HOME in convenient Fontana. Walking distance to pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Minutes from downtown, a number of parks and I-64. Open floor plan, great storage, screened porch. Large master suite in separate wing. Elevated property with Blue Ridge mountain views. $349,000. 962-3420. (496916)

PREDDY CREEK. The open kitchen and family room will “wow” you the minute you step inside. 4BR/2.5BA, Corian countertops in kitchen, mahogany deck and screened in porch. The lot is one of the best in Preddy Creek and the house sits back off the road for the ultimate in privacy. Unfinished basement for future expansion or ample storage. $315,000. Jan Shiflett, 242-6057. (501008)

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GOLDEN RUN. Exquisite, Georgian style residence, built by Shelter Associates, on 110 acres at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 4500 sq. ft. home features high ceilings, spacious rooms, exceptional detailing, 3 FP, 1st floor master, library, state of the art kitchen w/breakfast nook, large family room, and outdoor bluestone terraces. $2,835,000. Frank Quayle, 951-5100. (497112)

INCOME PROPERTY. Net leased to Dollar General. Retail store in Emporia, VA. 7676 square foot brick building adjacent to DMV office and exit ramp of Route 58 bypass, on North side of the city. 10.8% cap rate. Call for details. $499,500. Hock Hockensmith 9515110/996-3333.

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ARROWHEAD MEADOW. Minutes to town, this 22 acre parcel fronts on Route 29 South, and features open meadow, a wooded elevated plateau, year round stream, mountain views and (2) small lot development rights. Conveniently located and well-priced at only $350,000. 951-5102. jim@jimbonner. com (495949)

SPECIAL KESWICK OPPORTUNITY. Nearly $100K under assessment /$100K price reduction. Owner is trying to affect 1031 tax exchange. Will accept $425K purchase price thru October 6, 2012. Stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with terrace level apartment on 8 acres. 951-5102. jim@jimbonner. com (498120)

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COMPLETELY RENOVATED one-level residence located in convenient city neighborhood of Johnson Village. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and has large eat-in kitchen, den and spacious master suite with private bath. Covered patio, large mature trees and fenced backyard. Owner/Agent. $229,500. Steve White, 951-5112. (483014)

MODELS AND BUILDING SITES AVAILABLE, a 55+ Active Adult community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Spacious golf villas, superb craftsmanship, many Universal Design features. Maintenance-free living with sensational views and care-free convenience. $392,700 - $402,700 - $431,800. Listed by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860. (497163, 458400, 489621)

CATTAILS. Custom-built by Rinehart Homes. Architecturallydesigned open floor plan. Home perfectly sited to capture expansive mountain views. Quality materials & details including wooden floors, fireplaces, moldings, open outdoor deck, geothermal heat pump. Mature landscaping & sprinkler system. Full walkout basement. $597,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (496491)

100 MOSTLY WOODED acres on the Albemarle/Greene line near Nortonsville. Beautiful tract of land has long road frontage, division rights, approx. 2-5 acres open, large pond, mature woods, nice mountain views, has a bold stream and lots of wildlife. $674,900. Mike Peters 951-5119/981-3995. (476778)

SONNENBERG FARM. Located in the rolling hills of Northern Albemarle County this attractive 114 acre farm features fenced pastures, walking trails in the woods, a large pond, remodeled main farmhouse and a custom three car garage with beautiful apartment. $1,165,500. Mike Peters 951-5119/981-3995. (490199)

10 ACRES of mature woodland at the intersection of Touchstone Lane and Chapman Road in Southern Greene County close to the Albemarle County line and just minutes from Stanardsville and Ruckersville. All wooded, this land has pastoral views to the East and Northeast. $75,000. Tucker Reback 996-4375/951-5128. (489284)

WHERE ELSE can you find four bedrooms, two full baths and almost two acres under $90,000? With many recent renovations this home is in great shape. Call your Realtor today! $89,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (493412)

APSARA. Picturesque, 448-acre estate in Albemarle. Rolling pastures, park-like woodlands, 2 stocked ponds and stunning Georgian manor home. Magnificent views from every window. Additional improvements include early 18th century log cabin, icehouse and manager’s home. www. Gerri Russell 531-9581 and Frank Quayle 951-5100. (497576)

QUALITY BUILT 2-story home ready for occupancy on a private, city-maintained circle. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors on 1st level, ceramic tile floors in baths, crown molding and chair railing, maple cabinets, recessed lighting, 2-zone heating/cooling, hardi-plank siding, paved off-street parking and much more. Amazing buy at $189,500. Kay Sands 825-6129. (486930)

CUSTOM-BUILT HOME offers 4000 sq. ft., 5BR/3.5BA on 15 gorgeous acres. Striking great room with high ceiling, 2nd story curved landing & hardwood flooring. Gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with Corian counters, 42” cabinetry and hardwood flooring. 1st floor master. Perfect horse property. $644,900. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872 and Melissa Butler, 996-4529. (496968)

PRISTINE CUSTOM-BUILT home that looks brand new! Original owners, never occupied by pets. 1st floor master, 9 ft. ceilings throughout, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, lots of counter space. Family room opens to kitchen & has a cozy masonry fireplace. Private backyard, finished garage, generator ready. A MUST SEE! $349,000. Michele Sheffield 906-2923/951-5188. (498947)

BUILDER SPECIAL THROUGH AUGUST 31ST. Move right into this gorgeous Colonial with spacious rooms, country porch, storage and all located minutes to Zion Crossroads in an established neighborhood with pond. $197,090. Susan Stewart 434242-3550. (499926)

FANTASTIC NEW CONSTRUCTION and almost completed in Hancock Farms. One level home offers such upgrades as hardwood floors, granite counters, structured wiring, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, side load garage, partial basement and over 2 acres. Tremendous value in upscale community. $359,000. 960-5187. (497961)

TRULY IMPRESSIVE HOME in Hancock Farms. Over 3100 finished sq. ft., formal rooms, 1st floor master, large great room, screened porch. Marvelous patio with fire pit, 3 additional bedrooms, 3.5 baths and unfinished basement. On 2.5 acres with 2 car garage and so much more. $459,000. 960-5187. (494938)

EVERGREENE VILLAGE is a community found in the heart of Stanardsville. One level home with two bedrooms, two full baths and a one car garage. Convenient to the library, senior center and shopping. $129,000. 960-5187. (491063)

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GORGEOUS LUXURY HOME. Designed & built for retirement couple, this quality home provides easy one level living on main floor. Impeccably maintained & improved on 1.3 acre waterfront lot. Great outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchen, 3-car garage, living room with stone gas FP. A best value in Stoney Creek! 5BR/4.5BA. Reduced! $749,325. 296-9860. (448607)

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JEFFERSON LAKE FARM. Located only 15 minutes from Charlottesville on the road to Monticello you find 501+/acres of privacy, pasture, mixed merchantable hardwood timber, half ownership of a 12+/- acre lake and miles of streams and trails. Pick from numerous building sites overlooking the lake. $1,978,000. Steve White, 951-5112. (491262)

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Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath, top floor condo. Impeccably maintained and beautifully furnished, this condo is flawless! Just move in and enjoy this superb offering. Million dollar, rolling mountain views. Long list of upgrades and improvements. Walk to Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center, Devils Knob Golf & Tennis. $385,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (501841)

Gently sloping, easy access lot adjacent to Devils Bend shuttle stop. Enjoy the splendors of Wintergreen from your own vacation retreat. Two minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or call for recommendations. $49,500. Contact Brian Chase 434-2969860 (502073)

Rare water front lot with direct access to Lake Monocan plus great mountain and golf views. Priced for today’s market and one of only a few remaining opportunities to build on Lake Monocan. Build now or later (no buildtime requirement). Central water and sewer available. $95,000. Contact Brian Chase www. 434-296-9860 (502060)

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A beautiful farmhouse-style recreation(architect Glenn German)is skillfully designed to create this unique setting overlooking mature hardwoods, sloping lawn and stream. Tasteful stone entry prepares you for the extensive sculptured rock walls defining gardens and plateaus welcoming all to sit for awhile, have a lemonade or glass of wine. Three fireplaces; many antiques will convey; Brunswick Pool Table with two chairs; new roof, newly stained exterior: just a few reasons to consider this home! $579,000. Call Joan Mummery 434531-5033. (495459)


258 Timbers Updated Timbers Condo on Wintergreen Resort Rental Program. Great location, slopeside condo, walk to amenities. Priced to sell. $100,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (493414)

67 West Elkwood Drive Priced to Sell !!! Within walking distance to the Mountain Village. Very well maintained 3 bedroom / 2 full bath home. Hardy Plank sliding & roof recently installed. 2 car garage/ family room/billard room. Owner is currently making updates to kitchen & bath rooms plus the driveway. What a bargain at $239,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498 (493726)

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1296 Stoney Creek West With ARB approval, the existing home on this golf front lot will be removed to make room for a Winterwoods Homes luxury timber frame and stone design. This special lot is within 100 yards of Stoney Creek clubhouse. Already have your own lot? Choose from any of 40+ portfolio designs. $2,725,000. Call or click for more information. 434-296-9860 (462919)


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1453 Ledges Condo BEST value for 2 bedroom condo with million dollar mountain views. Two generous bedrooms and 2 full baths. Large living area and dining room open to views. Summer breezes 10+ degrees cooler than valley temps. Walk to Highlands ski lift and Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center. Furnished. $179,000. Listed by Brian Chase 434296-9860 (491462)

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38 Summit Circle This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac located off Devils Knob Loop. Enjoy seasonal views from your large deck. Open floor plan from first level kitchen, dining room and living room. Master suite has sitting area and lots of filtered light. Priced to sell! $324,800. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (490627)

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2124 Fairway Woods Top floor 3 bedroom furnished condo on #18 of Devils Knob Golf Course. Walk to Wintergarden Spa nd Pools, Nature Foundation, Devils Knob restaurant, tennis and golf. Large master bedroom and attached bathroom. Fireplace in family room, full kitchen with all appliances,only $175,000 Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol. com. (501741)

385 Wood Nettle Lane

10 Mulligan Lane – Stoney Creek

25 Devils Bend

618 Devils Knob Loop

Great value in this well cared for golf front Stoney Creek ranch at #4 Monocon nine tee box. Over 2500 finished square feet on one level, plus two car garage. Beautiful landscaping and hardscaping on the 3/4 acre lot. Lots of storage, two family areas, fireplace in great room and large master suite. Only $399,000! Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-5661293, (495206)

Unique double lot offers ability to build unattached single home in 55+ RoseWood Village community. Property carries WPI; near shopping and all Stoney Creek amenities; also has views of mountains and golf course. $99,990 call Joan Mummery 434-361-9402 (496472)

Charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom mountain cabin for only $329,900. Furnished and including WPI right, this like new home has hardi plank siding, hardwood floors in living area,and stainless appliances in kitchen. Wood ceiling and stone fireplace in family room give a great chalet atmosphere. High efficiency heat pump, great location within short walk to Spa and golf. Free shuttle bus stop only steps away from front door. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 , (496221)

Spectacular home & breathtaking views! Spacious home has soaring stone fireplace, hardwood floors & walls of windows to enjoy views. Open floor plan, private bedroom suites & huge back decks - easily room for two families + more. Kitchen & Master Bath recently upgraded to perfection. Hard to find 2car garage & paved driveway. Unforgettable sunsets over endless mountains. Amazing value for the best views in Wintergreen. $ 597,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (495574)

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Homes and Land of Charlottesville Virginia


McConnell Angus Farm

White Horse Farm

Showcase registered Angus Farm of 350 acres in the heart of Somerset with beautiful Blue Ridge Views. Spectacular new home, show barn, lake and everything is in immaculate condition. A rare find. $5,850,000. MLS#497826

The ultimate sportsman’s estate on 279 acres. Grand manor home, gardens, ponds, board fenced pastures, riding arena, 6 stall center aisle barn, indoor basketball, batting cage, gym and miles of private, groomed trails. In excellent condition. $3,750,000. MLS#498902.

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Idyllic Nelson Cabin

New Canton Country Charmer

One of the best deals we’ve seen! The ideal country property of 15 acres with charming home, swimming and fishing pond, trails and welcoming shade from ancient oaks. All in excellent condition. Only $199,000. MLS#497610.


Carters Bridge estate area. Extraordinary offering of nearly 20 acres with (3) homes, currently leased. New well, septic, cash flow, and beautiful views and seclusion, surrounded by thousands of acres of land in conservation easement. $625,000. MLS#491842

Vacation at Home!

Absolutely private and immaculate log home overlooking private lake on 20 acres of hardwood forest. Features include stone fireplaces, pine floors, in-law suite, heavenly porch. Near Scottsville. Swim, fish, hunt, or just relax. $435,000. MLS#499607

Heathcote, c.1915

Located in the heart of Keswick, this manor home graces 16+ acres with guest home, 3-car garage with large workshop, old oaks, boxwood, and fenced accommodations for horses. The finest in country living and convenient to Charlottesville. $1,495,000. MLS#495458.


Nearly $100K under assessment /$100K price reduction. Owner is trying to affect 1031 tax exchange. Will accept $425K purchase price thru October 6, 2012. Stunning Cape Cod with terrace level apartment on 8+/acres nestled in the woods in the heart of Keswick. MLS#498120

Diversify Your Portfolio Large woodland tract of 652 acres with access to the James River in Nelson County. Excellent wildlife habitat, growing timber, miles and miles of internal roads and trails. Offered for less than $1,800 per acre. Only $1,150,000. MLS#500388

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Jim Bonner The Top Producing Agent 20 consecutive years.* Since 1998 sales volume in excess of $340,000,000 including over 37,000 acres. (434) 951-5102 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 This information, though deemed correct, is not guaranteed. *According to the CAAR MLS for total volume of sales.

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Spring Haven

Located near the airport and NGIC, this privately situated family home features a light, open floor plan, oak floors, maple cabinets, granite counters, tile baths, and guest suite on the first floor. Exceptionally good value. $445,000 MLS#498975

This is the mountain getaway you’ve always wanted. Charming chestnut cabin c.1812 on nearly 100 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall asleep to the sound of the waterfall. Fish in the pond. Very private. $450,000 MLS#498621 T LI IM M E IT O E N D LY

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Spectacular 5,000 square foot custom home privately situated on 21 acres of hardwood forest with breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views from every room. Extraordinary attention to detail throughout. You must see for yourself. $1,295,000. MLS#498880.

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Bear Crossing

Rustic elegance just north of Crozet. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths on 34 acres with mountain views, pond, privacy and 4 stall center aisle stable. Ride the trails of adjacent new 600 acre county park. Many new updates and freshly painted. $775,000. MLS#497949





1503 GRove RoaD $449,000 Classic brick home totally updated in the wonderful city neighborhood of Meadowbrook, steps from Greenbrier Elementary, Charlottesville High and 5 mins to UVA. 5 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms, a large open kitchen with adjacent family room, HUGE walk-in master closet/dressing rm. The light-filled terrace level inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a guest suite and second family rm. The rear lawn with mature plantings and a stream will enchant. Priced to sell, well below assessment yet the home is immaculate and renovated. MLS# 502447

5$**('02817$,1)$50Â&#x2021;/276)520 Ragged Mountain Farm is located just west of Charlottesville and minutes from the University of Virginia, Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Inn and Farmington Country Club. With 36 estate parcels and four preservation tract parcels, Ragged Mountain Farm offers spectacular sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 16 parcels sold, 4 parcels under contract, 20 parcels remaining. Amy Toomy (434) 996-0394




4088 FAIRWAY DRIVE â&#x20AC;˘ $1,145,000 Set on 3 acres that feel like 10, this 4-BR, 3.5-BA home in the coveted, older section of Keswick fronts on the golf course. Meticulously renovated, the home features 3 fireplaces, slate roof, a heated pool, dry-laid stone walls, a 1,200+ bottle wine cellar & cabin w/full BA & kitchenette. Expansive, totally level rear lawn. MLS# 494741

WILHOIT MILL FARM â&#x20AC;˘ $3,200,000 Circa 1855, Wilhoit Mill is sited on 68 acres with the Lynch River meandering through the property. The serene setting is enhanced by a backdrop of the views & sounds of the river. The historic character-rich home has 5 BR, 5 full & 1 half BA. The charming guest cottage was originally the Wilhoit Village post office. MLS# 498023

2417 HOLKHAM DRIVE â&#x20AC;˘ $495,000 Value! Dive into summer fun at your own private retreat on 5+ level acres in the heart of Ivy. A peaceful enclave of spacious homes w/ large home sites & open space for hikes/bikes/picnics. Room to add that chicken coop, garden or soccer field you have always dreamed of! Kristin Cummings Streed (434) 409-5619. MLS# 491619




730 MARANATHA LANE â&#x20AC;˘ $649,000 Dramatic natural light pours throughout this custom-built Ivy home. The gracious foyer leads to the great rm, kitchen & dining rm, all w/vaulted ceilings & gorgeous hardwds. Terrace level inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kitchen, spacious great rm & 2 addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l BR. Secluded lot of 5.6 acres with one division right. Erin Garcia (434) 981-7245. MLS# 498965

1617 GROVE STREET EXT â&#x20AC;˘ $199,900 Country living on a large, sunny city lot. Walk to UVA hospital. Stucco, tin roof, porches create charming curb appeal. Original hardwd flrs, living rm w/orig fireplace & mantel. All new Pella windows, HVAC, water htr, plumbing, decking, kitchen & more. 3 offstreet parking spaces. Erin Garcia (434) 981-7245. MLS# 498552

6925 PORTERS ROAD â&#x20AC;˘ $399,000 Classic 1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farmhouse comprehensively renovated to suit modern living. Heart pine floors, woodburning fp, covered front porch & beadboard detailing, GE profile appliances, handsome tile baths, custom closet systems & glass cabinetry. 6+ level acres just 20 mins to Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville. Shannon Thomas (434) 882-1761. MLS# 498335

1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S UPDATED CHARMER

475 Rosemont DRive $1,395,000

197 JAMES RIVER ROAD â&#x20AC;˘ $259,900 Charming 1.34-acre country property just a short stroll from historic Scottsville. This move-in-ready home exudes 1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character, yet has such modern conveniences as new windows, 2-zone HVAC, updated appliances. Hardwood floors, fireplace, 1st-floor master. 20 mins to Cville. Sally Neill (434) 531-9941 MLS# 498052


Stately, 5-6 bedroom, all-brick 2003 home by Zakin on 5 acres with superior mountain & water views, pond frontage. Quality construction includes 10-ft ceilings, 3 fireplaces, extensive crown molding, wainscoting, built-ins and premium systems for superior energy efficiency. Post-construction, the owners finished terrace level, enlarged dining room, added service kitchen, whole house generator, three 1,000 gallon propane tanks, walk-in safe, and many security features. MLS# 499835


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