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bout twenty years ago, Judy Johnson—former manager of Charlottesville’s City Market—bought a home in Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills neighborhood. Built in 1900, the home was on a generous lot. Johnson, now owner of Renaissance Woman Flowers & Gardens, is a professional florist and garden designer and one of the attractions was the land itself. It was a double lot with an orchard on one side. “I’d always envisioned creating and building a house,” she says, crediting her childhood when family members were involved in homebuilding. Her great-grandfather was a carpenter and her Uncle Spike was constantly working on houses. “He would bring things home from houses being renovated and they would re-appear in the house he was developing.” Johnson took a course on home-building course at CATEC [Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center] more than twenty years ago. She used that knowledge to build an addition for a bedroom and second bathroom on the existing house and dreamed of building herself a cottage for her later years on the “B” part of the lot. Finally the right moment arrived. “I knew I wanted a house that would fit in my neighborhood,” Johnson says. “I chose the ‘Winona’ because there are a number of them in Charlottesville. Once you know the style of those Sears houses, it’s very easy to notice them.” The “Winona” was one of the more than 100,000 Sears mail-order houses that essentially came complete in a box on a train. The “Winona” was one of the most popular. Houses By Mail, a publication of the national Trust for Historic Preservation, shows the “Winona” originally sold in 1916 for $744 and was shipped until 1940 with the price rising to almost $2000. Johnson’s new cottage, however, didn’t arrive ready-to-build. One of the best parts about Johnson’s building of her cottage, is that she found many things to reuse and recycle, lending it a mellow, notharshly-new or mass-produced ambiance. Doing this also prevented quality items from ending up in a landfill and was a great way to economize. “I call it ‘Renaissance Cottage’ which relates to rebirth,” she says. “Not just the Sears house and fulfilling my dream of creating it, but also rebirthing many of the things in it.” For example, she collected used


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interior doors and cabinetry from various sources while the “built-in” shelving in the upstairs is a former entertainment center, bought for $25, turned on its side and painted to match the walls. “It’s a wonderful house,” declares current tenant Kem Spaulding. “It’s light. I tell people I have a brandnew old cottage.” Renaissance Cottage has two downstairs bedrooms. A room upstairs isn’t technically a bedroom because there is no closet, but it works as either an office or a spare bedroom. In fact, Johnson points out, the original Sears houses did not have bedroom closets. “I love all the woodwork and the beautifully framed windows,” Spauld-

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ing continues. “The kitchen has an old-style porcelain drain board and sink. I’m sure the kitchen cabinets were recycled, but they are all perfect and the bathroom has an old pedestal sink and a claw-foot tub. It’s just all in keeping with the look.”

Where to Look for Used Items Finding the right things takes time. In fact, Johnson spent months trolling for the things she needed. “You can’t just walk into a place and expect to find exactly what you want in one day,” she points out. In Richmond, she often browsed both S. B. Cox Demolition and Caravati’s Architectural Salvage, which has a diverse collection of items—including the cottage’s sink and bathtub. She was also a regular at the Habitat ReStore at 1221 Harris Street in Charlottesville and when she was out of town she’d stop by similar stores in Richmond, Staunton or Lynchburg. Habitat ReStores are retail outlets selling quality used and surplus building materials ranging from new flooring to old doors and odd lots of tile or paint and tools. They also offer home

furnishings such as furniture, rugs, appliances and plumbing fixtures as well as other items which are sold at a fraction of usual retail prices. Materials are usually donated from building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews and individuals who wish to support their local Habitat. Proceeds help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within the community. While stores have some paid employees, Habitat volunteers help to keep costs low. In addition to raising funds, ReStores protect the environment by re-channeling usable materials into additional life. For information on Habitat ReStore locations and hours in Virginia, visit www. habitatvirginia.org. Charlottesville’s Habitat store is the perfect example of a place to find a wide variety of both new and used items. There is an always-available stock inventory including new and used windows and doors, tile, flooring, lock sets, furniture, cabinetry, lamps, paint and much more. Then there is the one-of-a-kind inventory which changes constantly

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depending on donations. Recent one-of-a-kind items included an inside dog gate, a metal bunk bed frame, new lighting fixtures, name-brand allwood kitchen cabinets in several styles and sizes and new furniture. Other stock includes a variety of previously used plumbing fixtures (but sinks don’t fade or shrink, after all) in various styles and colors, desks, shelving, appliances, ceiling fans, drawer pulls— the list goes on and on. The local website at www.cvillehabitat.org lists inventory and weekly specials. Recent specials included 20 percent off all dishwashers, mantels and new paint accessories. Users may also sign up to receive weekly emailed news of special sales and inventory changes. In Charlottesville, Circa at 1700 Allied Street and Possessions Recycled just across the way at 1713 Allied Street are just down the road from the Habitat Store and are eminently browse-able. The Salvation Army Store at 604 Cherry Avenue is also a place to visit. In fact, this is where Johnson forked over the $25 for the entertainment center now “built-in” at her cottage. Yard sales, moving sales and estate sales also provide good hunting grounds. Even curbsides yield possibilities. “I found an old ‘New Home’ brand, very early treadle sewing machine on the street near a place where I garden,” she confides. “It’s now a little table in the bathroom waiting to be refinished.”

hinged together as a moveable screen. They can be suspended horizontally as a room divider or fastened horizontally against a wall to provide architectural interest. When shopping, be aware that old doors often are not the standard sizes of today’s typical hollow-cores.

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How to Use “Used Stuff” Recycling old pieces was of special interest to Johnson. For instance, she pounced on an interesting old door with glass panes, designating it for a bathroom door and replacing the glass with mirrors on both sides. “It takes time and energy to re-use things,” Johnson cautions. She found a wonderful sturdy front door, but its glass didn’t match the lines of the house and her made-to-order windows. “I found a Norwegian carpenter in Lynchburg who reworked the door and also replicated the woodwork of the 1920s in the cottage,” she says. “The door was not expensive, but then there was the work involved.” Older architectural features lend real personality to a home and often homeowners can use some elbow grease to strip paint, sand and refinish. Others may prefer to utilize the item in its “distressed” state. Take an old mantel, for instance. It can serve as a mantel, of course, but also as a window frame, shelving or, with interesting added hooks, a coat rack.

Older architectural features lend real personality to a home and often homeowners can use some elbow grease to strip paint, sand and refinish. Others may prefer to utilize the item in its “distressed” state. Old windows may not be as efficient as modern double-paned windows, but when installed in an inside wall, they can serve as a pass-through from kitchen to dining room or bring light into dark interior rooms. In a bathroom, an interesting old window can frame a mirror. In the bedroom, a large window can serve as a headboard with wooden panels replacing panes of glass. Windows can also be

used for tabletops, to create a cold frame or even a mini-greenhouse. Old doors are frequently made of fine wood—often unavailable today except in high-priced custom work—which can be refinished to use as countertops, vanities, tables, desks, headboards or even as doors. They also can become room dividers —either as a solid wall or as a visual separation. Several old doors can be

The classic re-purposing is probably those first-apartment brickand-board bookshelves. Or the table made with the old sewing machine legs. “I had two wonderful antique stained-glass windows with no place to put them,” says Charlottesville resident Dell Erwin. Eventually she and her husband suspended one from the ceiling to provide a visual divide between the open-style living room and kitchen. The other became a door for a custom-built cabinet with an interior cabinet light bringing the old window to glowing life. And it’s not just homes that are candidates for re-purposed items. Spaulding, the tenant in the cottage, opened Java Dragon, her Charlottesville coffee house, last June. “I got all my equipment on Craig’s List or eBay,” she says. Habitat, she notes, was the source of “door knobs, sinks, shutters and a lot of paint.” She had her eye on one sink’s faucet, so she removed it, then re-donated the sink back to Habitat. She cut the shutters in half to serve as café doors to the kitchen area. And she painted just about everything in sight. “The place is all about comfort and I didn’t want some mass-produced furnishings,” she adds. So she headed to Circa where she furnished her place in one day with tables, chairs and couches. “It’s all very stylish and unique.“

A Tie to the Past “There’s something about the care with which these things were made,” homebuilder Johnson says about the things she has re-employed in her Renaissance Cottage. “There’s the coziness of sharing something that other people used. I wonder about the people who washed dishes in this sink and looked out these windows. Things weren’t done cheaply then and I’m still valuing the craftsmanship which reflects the tradition of real workmanship.” Frequent contributor Marilyn Pribus and her husband once combined a piece of driftwood (complete with barnacles) with four no-hands door handles from a demolished hospital in Monterey, California, to create a handsome wall-hung coat rack.


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492 Schoolhouse Lane Recently renovated 4 BR, 3 BA Virginia farmhouse on 9 acres. Just added—a beautiful new master bedroom suite with sitting area adjoining the patio (with koi pond) on one side and the extensive decking on the other. Hardwood and tile flooring and soapstone countertops in the kitchen. Mature landscaping and stunning mountain views. Numerous outbuildings. Within walking distance of a brewery, winery, restaurants and more. $489,000 179 Snow Hill Lane Like-new brick home with 3 BR, 2 BA and large tiled great room area. This lovely 10.67-acre parcel contains 4 division rights and already has a new well and 3 BR septic for another building site. Living room and kitchen/dining area feature ceramic tile. Bonus loft area for office or den. Mountain and pastoral views. A great opportunity for a small farm or an investment. $230,000

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4147 Heards Lane Located at the end of Taylor Creek Road is a wonderful property with seasonal mountain views. Close to Route 29 makes for an easy commute to Charlottesville. The cottage, with wood flooring, will be sold in “as is” condition. A 4-year-old well is in place and a new engineered alternative septic system is in place so a bathroom can be installed by the new owner. $79,900

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Nice buildable lot located within walking distance of skiing, and Mountain Inn amenities. Enjoy the excellent Mountain views with the right floorplan and house design. Call Tim Craig 540-416-9498. (494505)

Superb mountain home without compromise. Features modern construction techniques plus green building upgrades including SIPs construction, fresh air exchanger, on-demand hot water, and high efficiency HVAC. Walk to Tennis, Golf, and Ski Shuttle. $464,900. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-2969860 (494421)

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Spectacular year ‘round views overlooking ski slopes & multiple ridges of mountains! Fully furnished, midlevel unit with new AC unit. Walk to Ski slopes, Golf, Tennis & Wintergarden Spa. Turn-key investment and/or mountain get-away for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. $180,000 with WPI. Contact Dawn Perusse 540-454-3300, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (MLS 490911)

Like-new Lindal Cedar home loaded with upgrades. Features: Wood burning fireplace with stone façade; 5” antique oak flooring; private deck; towering cathedral ceiling. Majority of likenew furnishings convey. A special home located just 2 minutes from golf, tennis, skiing, indoor/ outdoor pools, dining. Reduced! $329,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (481894)

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44 Arrowwood Lane HUGE year-round views from all levels. Paved driveway, 2-car garage,hardiplank siding, covered rear porch. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath/Gourmet kitchen/wood floors/ tongue & groove ceiling/fireplace. WPI $599,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 rcventures@embarqmail.com (485767)

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415 Pedlars Edge Drive Level lot in quiet area of resort on Blackrock side of Wintergreen Resort. Mature hardwoods throughout lot, lots of privacy. Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one of ours. Includes WPI right of membership. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 www. ExperienceWintergreen.com (489885)

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Chestnut Place Lot #16 Picture Perfect Location! A View to Remember! Priced to sell! Currently 65K under 2011 Tax assessment. One of Wintergreen’s Finest locations supplying a year round view. A short trip to all the amenities. A nice level building site with a gentle roll. Easy access! Rustic & Romantic setting! Call Tim Craig at 540-416-8498. Tmack377@yahoo. com (486896)

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2229 Tanners Ridge Nicely renovated two bedroom condo on Devils Knob Golf course. Fully furnished with fireplace in family room, includes WPI right of membership. Lovely golf views and convenient to spa, Devils Grill, tennis and golf. Free shuttle bus stops at Tanners entrance. Listed by Steve Marianella at 109,000, 434-566-1293.

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1519 Cliffs WOW - FANTASTIC PRICE on this Two Bedroom View Condo on the Ridge - Call Now Before it’s Gone! Classic Cliffs 2 bed, mid-level condo. Walk to Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center - Tennis - Golf. Furnished. $179,000! Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen. com 434-296-9860 (494365)

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855 Devils Knob Loop Cute, cute, cute! Updated home on 15th green. Large covered front porch, back deck and hot tub are perfect for relaxing. Spacious, open living area includes kitchen, dining, & cozy spot by the stone fireplace. 4 bedrooms/2.5 baths. Master has private deck & fireplace. WPI. $349,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-9876399. (480097)

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Now with beds to sleep 4 PLUS a queensize sleep sofa! New flooring in kitchen and bath 2010. A short stroll down boardwalk to the private Laurelwood pool. Recently replaced stove, fridge, heat pump, dishwasher. $109,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434296-9860 (479168)

Only $119,500 for a furnished condo with mountain views, two full baths, a full kitchen and a great location near Wintergreen amenities! Walk to golf, tennis, skiing and restaurants. Pergo floors, family room fireplace, separate dining area. This may not last long, great investment to use or rent this ski season. Call today, Steve Marianella, 434566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (492139)

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GUILDFORD FARMS

This extraordinary property boasts some of the most impressive valley views the Piedmont has to offer. The cozy cottage is nestled on 10+ acres overlooking farms of the South River Valley. Almost every morning offers sunrises worthy of a post card. Partially wooded, but open in all the right places, promoting privacy and wildlife. MLS# 493784

While being convenient to Shopping, Restaurants, CHO Airport and NGIC, you will fall in love with the mountain/ pastoral views and community trails along Swift Run river. Home offers every upgrade you can imagine (to many to list). Extensive professional landscaping and fenced back yard. Truly a special property. MLS# 490412

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Season’s Greetings! Wishing all of you a lovely holiday season filled with joy and meaning.

BRIDLE PATH FARM Stately home sits on 31 acres of rolling fields, creeks, and vistas. Custom built home offers 4 bedrooms (w/ 3 attached baths) and first floor M. Bedroom, oversized 2 car garage, unfinished basement, large formal dining room, views from expansive fenced patio/pool area. Only minutes to Walmart/ Lowes and appx.15 minutes to NGIC MLS# 491862

May 2012 be filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments.

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 80 75 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

WELL CARED FOR HOME with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a partially finished basement. Easy drive to Fork Union, Zion Crossroads, Richmond and Charlottesville. Jetted tub in master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace in family room, eat-in area as well as formal dining room. All appliances convey. 4 acres. $314,900. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (494361)

HURRY QUICK, take the time to come and preview these three single family home lots located in Old Trail that consist of 1/4 acre each offering year around panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take advantage of today’s lower construction costs and low interest rates now! At $154,500 they will not last long. Steve White, 9515112. stevew@virginiafineproperties.com

THIS CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac is only steps from the James River yet less than 15 minutes to the historic river town of Scottsville. Fully set up for sustainable living with a bountiful irrigated organic garden, fruit trees, a chicken run plus a fenced area, perfect for keeping a milking goat or two. $159,000. Peter Lee 951-5142/960-6486. (488410)

COTTAGE AT LAKEVIEW. 40 acres of mature hardwoods, rolling pasture and your own stocked pond. 2BR/1BA residence features hardwood floors, large eat-in kitchen and rear deck overlooking the pond. Part of a 1200 acre conservation easement, it offers privacy with convenience to town. $319,500. stevew@virginiafineproperties.com Steve White, 951-5112. (471175)

GARDENER’S PARADISE. Aztec-inspired home features amazing details! Boxwood gardens, waterfront dock, walking paths and over 2 acres. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, basement, garage, carport and hot tub. Priced at assessed value. $269,000. susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 242-3550. (487162)

TERRIFIC TOWNHOME w/lower level in RiverRun - don’t miss this! Ent. foyer, eat-in kitchen w/granite countertops, ceramic tile floor; great room with wood-burning FP, wet bar, built-in cabinets/ bookcases, opens to private deck, MBR w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, separate dressing area & walkin closet. 2BR/2.5BA. Walk to pool or Pen Park! $199,900. Byrd Abbott, 242-9600. (493298)

A TREE-LINED DRIVE leads to this immaculate colonial featuring a 1st floor master and many upgrades including natural wide woodwork, built in bookcases, ceiling fans, dual zone Trane heat pumps with propane backup and whole house fan. Two workshops in addition to the oversized garage! Minutes to Zion Crossroads. $299,900. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (488556)

ONE OF GREENE County’s newest communities offer lots from 2 to 20 acres. Protected by towering hardwoods, farms and views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Enjoy feeling worlds apart yet only minutes from shopping and No. Albemarle County. Prices range from $136,000 to $362,000. Pick yours today! $144,500. Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (470912)

BEAUTY, STYLE & COMFORT is the only way to describe this home. Formal rooms, family rooms, screened porch, large terrace, 4BR/4.5BA, fenced yard; and just some of the special features: 2 gas fireplaces, 2 central vacuums, whole house generator; the list goes on and on. $579,000. Matthew@ RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (490412)

AS YOU DRIVE down the paved driveway to this custom built home by Blue Ridge Homecrafters the feel of serenity surrounds you. On a private, 3.82 Acre lot in Ivy this award winning design home has many extra features including gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace, detailed trim work & attached 2 car garage. $529,000. Sharon L. Williams 951-5172/9065069. (491761)

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)

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A BRIGHT 3BR/3.5BA end unit townhouse close to UVa and downtown. It offers a fully-handicapped accessible 1st level FR w/FP, full bath & laundry. Spacious great room w/stained glass window, kitchen & deck access on the 2nd floor & 3BR/2BA on the 3rd floor. Fenced backyard is a gardener’s delight! $320,000. Erika Buckman 951-5166/9811868. (494228)

ROSEWOOD AT STONEY CREEK. Models and building sites available, a 55+ living community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Superb craftsmanship, many Universal Design features. Maintenance-free living with sensational views and carefree convenience. Villas from $389,000/Condos from $297,000. Andrea Yancey, 962-5611. (479634)

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 80 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

SOUTH RIVER MEADOWS. Gorgeous 12 acre building parcel located in close proximity to NGIC and Charlottesville. Parcel enjoys a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has large mature hardwoods and has river access along the South River. $298,500. stevew@virginiafineproperties.com Steve White, 951-5112. (457017)

BEAUTIFUL 10 ACRE LOT in Blueberry Hill. Parcel is totally level with all hardwoods-no pine. Easy commute to Charlottesville. A very rare find for this amount of acreage. Small private development with large lots. $130,000. Michele Sheffield 906-2923/951-5188. (486491)

BEGGAR’S HOLLOW. They say good things come in small packages. This 1920s gem is no exception. Completely remodeled by current owner. Included with this home are 24 acres of pasture and woodlands with a creek and a new 4 stall barn and several fenced paddocks. Call me today to take a look. $385,000. www.GerriRussell. com 531-9581. (482993)

COME TAKE A LOOK at this beautiful 2BR/2BA top floor condo in highly desirable RiverRun. This freshly painted home boasts lots of natural light from the many skylights, new appliances, wood burning fireplace, forest views and LOTS of storage space!!!! Financing Available. $165,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (490157)

SPRING BROOK. Traditional Virginia architecture restored & renovated. Located within the Estate area of Somerset. Over 33 acres of rolling fields, scenic pond, Blue Ridge views, gated entrance, swimming pool, guest cottage, wrap around porches, large renovated barn for studio/guest house. $2,100,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (484372)

WATER VIEWS in Indian Springs. Lot 53 boasts 2.51 acres and adjoins the 25+ acre common area with community lake. Perked for a 4 BR home and the well is already in place. Offered for $157,000. www.MaupinGroup.com Christy 882-3456 or Warren 962-8939. (438491)

CHARMING HOME in pristine, move-in condition. New owners won’t have to spend a dime on this beautifully maintained, low-maintenance gem. Flexible, flowing floor plan with three lovely bedrooms on main level, ample storage. Wonderful multi-level deck or sit on the front porch and watch the sunset over the mountains. $325,000. Janet Matthews, 960-5182. (493281)

THIS IMMACULATE HOME with state road frontage has a huge list of upgrades & improvements. New roof w/lifetime shingles, new water heater, updated light fixtures, new tile kitchen countertop, new heat pump, new screen doors front & back. 26’x30’ garage w/electric, workspace & new epoxy floor. $219,900. Tammi Campbell 985-2348/8825403. (492057)

TURKEY RUN ESTATE PARCELS. Large estate parcels of 21 to 52 acres of gently rolling fields and forests in Albemarle County along historic Blenheim Road. Ideal for horses with extensive community trail system. Offered from $275,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102.

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GLEN MARY. Gated community, excellent mountain views from pastoral valley. Conveniently located midway between resort facilities in Wintergreen mountaintop and Stoney Creek Village. 3+ to 8+ acre lots starting at $125,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (476339)

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INSTANT INCOME! Duplex on a 1 acre lot on Main Street in Waynesboro. Long term tenants in place. Opportunity to build additional units or zone for business use. Tenants pay utilities and lawn care/snow removal. $125,000. Michele Sheffield 9062923/951-5188. (492545)

ENJOY THE PEACE and tranquility of Earlysville Forest in this updated and private ranch home. The beautiful sunroom addition is wrapped in windows and overlooks a wooded backyard and small community lake. The eatin kitchen has a ceramic tile backsplash and a breakfast bar that overlooks the sunroom. $219,900. Lance Hoover, 989-4187. (492676)

MINUTES TO LAW/B-SCHOOL. Great location! These condos are just a five-minute walk to the Barracks Road Shopping Center and a two-minute car ride to the Law School and to the Darden Business School. Strong leasing history, excellent swimming pool and community laundry facility. Offered at $59,000 each. www.TheChaseTeam.com 296-9860. (492563, 684, 687)

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SKI SEASON is right around the corner! This private spacious home features a floor plan suitable for multiple families. Great condition, only one owner. Great vacation property with fabulous upgrades and huge deck. $489,000. susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 2423550. (491827)


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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 80 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

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BLENHEIM FARM. Beautiful brick Georgian on 25 wooded acres. Quartz counters, luxurious 1st floor master suite, hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Note: Owners have tastefully finished the lower terrace level which adds 1583 finished square feet. Will consider lease/purchase option. $849,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102.

DUNGANNON c. 1898. Spectacular 475acre estate with over a mile on the James River located just ½ hour from Charlottesville. Remarkable main residence with a beautiful mix of open hayfields and forest with pond and mountain views. $2,599,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (493096)

JORDAN RUN FARM. The newest addition to the Farms of Turkey Run located on Lot #9. This 5200 square foot Greek revival brick residence with full walkout lower level and wine cellar is situated on a 21 acre rolling pasture that is partially wooded, very private and has stream frontage. $995,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102.

BUILDING PARCEL AT KESWICK. A wonderful building lot of 4.2 +/- acres with water frontage on idyllic pond. Beautiful hardwoods. New road, well, survey, soil work. Bring the builder of your choice to build your dream home! Subject Lot #2 is part of a five lot subdivision in the heart of Keswick. $159,000. www.landofc. com Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (444215)

TIMBER FRAME & STONE. Existing home on this golf front lot will be removed to make room for a Winterwoods Homes luxury timber frame and stone design. Special lot is within 100 yards of Stoney Creek clubhouse. Already have your own lot? Choose from any of the18 mtn. living and estate portfolio designs. Dobie Mtn. Lookout design shown. $2,725,000. www. TheChaseTeam.com 296-9860. (462919)

SHOP & DINE at Hollymead Twn. Ctr. in 11 minutes! Move-in condition home on 1.5 ac. on cul-de-sac w/fenced yard. Light-filled w/open flr. plan. Gourmet kitchen w/gas cooktop, granite cntrs., ctr. isl, maple cabinets, SS appliances, ceramic tile flr. Hardwood floors and crown molding. MBR w/lrg. W-I closet, huge bonus rm., finished lower level. $549,250. Byrd Abbott, 242-9600. (492033)

AUBURN HILL. c.1740 center hall manor house on 208 acres has 3 chimneys servicing 6 fireplaces, heart pine flooring, exposed hand hewn wooden beams & high ceilings. The English basement features the original wall ovens. Great retreat or permanent home. $1,150,000. Ginger Ashcom 978-1066/953-8045. (483750)

VERY PRIVATE building site of 42 acres with beautiful mountain views in western Albemarle nearby land in conservation easement. Suitable for two dwellings but may not be further divided. Additional land available. $849,000. Ginger Ashcom, 9781066. (487373)

MOVE-IN CONDITION cape-style home near Louisa with many new improvements. Includes a paved drive and separate garage with workshop, office, ½ bath and a heat pump! Many extras here – also an indoor kennel area and a hot tub in an enclosed building. This is a unique and well-maintained property. $149,500. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (487784)

CHARM AND CHARACTER in this wonderful cape cod just outside of Louisa. Great features like 9-foot ceilings, hardwood and pine floors and plaster walls. Located on 4 acres with separate garage/storage shed and 2 gorgeous maples in the front yard! $129,900. Maury Atkins 540-2232719. (487726)

BEAUTIFUL LEVEL LOT to build your dream home! Live in a rural/natural setting close to town. Lot has open area where a house once stood, and private woods in the back section, which is adjacent to conservation land owned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Only 10 minutes to Pantops. $115,000. Nancy Barrett, 825-3279. (492651)

NYDRIE. An historic Albemarle landmark encompassing 585 acres of rolling fields and forest, showcased by a fabulous, ivy covered brick courtyard barn dating to 1891. Spectacular setting with mountain views and approved for 35 lots making an ideal conservation easement candidate. Serviceable dependencies, ample water and rich tradition. $5,950,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (475316)

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AVENTADOR. Spectacular Albemarle estate of 100 acres overlooking a pastoral river valley. Gently rolling, board fenced pastures, old oaks and idyllic pond. Beautiful new brick Georgian manor home of 10,000+ square feet of the finest quality and detail. $3,450,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (493869)


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Always a fine selection of outstanding town & country properties.

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MISTY RIVER FARM

Extraordinary 106+ acre riverfront estate and horse farm. Beautifully crafted by Abrahamse in 2000 of the finest materials featuring dramatic open floor plan. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces, wine cellar, pool/pool house, fabulous barn, magnificent 4 acre lake. $2,450,000. MLS#493735

Overlooking Barboursville Vineyards this 61 acre estate features one of the finest Blue Ridge Mountain views we’ve seen in Albemarle County! Light filled open floor plan, guest home, ancient Jefferson Poplar, fenced and immaculate. $2,450,000. MLS#492016

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STARFIELD COTTAGE

Older Cape Cod of 2,763 square feet with full basement (wine cellar) situated under tall oaks on 4.5 acres overlooking an idyllic pond. Adjoining building lot securing ownership of pond also available. $249,000. MLS#491168 10 TO M I TONU W TE N S

Classic Albemarle estate of nearly 600 acres with charming brick guest cottage c.1745. The handsome brick and slate main residence of over 8,500 square feet was expanded in the 20th century. Extraordinary landscaping. A rare offering. $7,950,000. MLS#456873

Private and peaceful family home built in 1997 on nearly 30 acres on the Rivanna River. First floor master suite, cherry cabinets, granite counters, home office, beautiful wrap around porches and raised bed gardens. $745,000. MLS#491266

EVENSONG

Splendid country property on over 20 acres with woods, gardens, barn, and an amazing and completely renovated 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath farmhouse. Copper roof, antique appointments, ceramic tile counters. Priced well below cost. $795,000. MLS#488417

LLANDAFF 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. $675,000. MLS#491842

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Carved from an historic estate this 4 bedroom/3 ½ bath home on 4+ wooded acres has incorporated antique architectural elements with new features like granite counters, grand sunroom and new HVAC for comfortable country living. $499,000. MLS#484609

SAGE HILL Beautiful Albemarle horse farm on 21 private acres with 13 board fenced acres, 3 automatic waterers, 2 barns and immaculate 2001 farmhouse with wraparound porches and in-ground pool. All in perfect condition. $885,000. MLS# 491918.

DULANEY HOLLOW AT OLD RAG MTN

Located near Old Rag Mountain in Madison, this handsome Victorian home c. 1911 graces 15 acres with stocked pond, guest cottages, barns and studio. Currently operating as a B&B. $679,500. MLS#487808

JIM BONNER

The Top Producing Agent 20 consecutive years.* Since 1998 sales volume in excess of $331,000,000 including over 36,500 acres.

AVENTADOR Spectacular Albemarle estate of 100 acres overlooking pastoral river valley. Gently rolling, board fenced pastures, old oaks and idyllic pond. Spectacular new Georgian home of classic proportions and 10,000+ square feet of the finest quality and detail. $3,450,000.

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HILLTOP - KESWICK

Surrounded by horse farms this light filled 4 bedroom/2 bath Cape Cod on 21+ quiet and peaceful acres has new upgrades and additions, babbling waterfalls, and beautiful grounds all in excellent condition. $675,000.


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Energy Assessment:

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hether it’s summer or winter, if your home is “leaking” energy it’s costing you money. Feeling cold walls, or air rushing through windows and outlets are obvious signs of leakage, but if you want an accurate diagnosis of where your house is ailing, call in an energy auditor—a specialist trained in providing a comprehensive home energy checkup. He or she will do a series of tests and inspections to find out where your house could be more efficient and thus save you energy and money, besides making you more comfortable. Home energy assessments ideally are performed by a Building Performance Institute Certified Building Analyst (BPI BA). These individuals have had special building science training and testing to earn this Certification. LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program)—a community-based non-profit in Central Virginia that provides local residents and property owners with a one-stop shop of who to call, what to do, and how to pay for it when it comes to creating a more comfortable, efficient and affordable home or building—requires every assessment done in its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Would Your Home Pass? By Joanne DiMaggio

program, be completed by a certified BPI BA. Using diagnostic tests, an energy auditor will provide you with a report that lists areas where improvements can be made to save you energy and money. Using software to model your home’s energy use, the auditor will prioritize steps to reduce those costs and give you the information you need to decide which improvements you want to make and when. With 24 years in the business, Albemarle Heating & Air is a certified contractor for LEAP and has the BPI BA designation. Staff members are not only experts in home energy as-

sessments, but because they are also specialists on the equipment and ductwork side, they provide homeowners with a more comprehensive evaluation. “What we do a little differently than your typical assessment is to actually run a heating & cooling load so we can determine if your equipment is properly sized,” said Ralph Sachs, General Manager. Sachs, assisted by three other members of his team, came to my home to do an assessment. They spent nearly four hours examining every aspect of my home’s energy issues, starting with a series of questions to determine why I wanted the assessment. Was it because I wasn’t comfortable? Were my energy costs too high? Was I concerned about the efficiency of my appliances? Once those questions were answered, Sachs and his team began the assessment. They measured the house, performed visual inspections, both inside and out, looking for problems around walls, joints and under the eaves to make sure the home had a tight fit. Sachs went into the attic to check the condition of the insulation and air barrier. The team inspected holes where electrical lines pass through to make sure they were sealed and they checked the ductwork to make sure there was a tight fit with the connections. “The duct system is one area that most people ignore,” said Sachs. “There are times we’ve told people don’t waste your money on equipment unless it’s broken, but fix your ductwork.” With health & safety being the #1 issue addressed by the BA, they checked both the hot water heater and gas furnace for proper draft and carbon monoxide levels. Thankfully, all passed the test.

The blower door test was the most dramatic and fun of all the tests. All the windows and doors were closed and a special fan was installed in the front door to depressurize the house. The fan sucked air out of the house, allowing outside air to rush into the home through all those openings you didn’t know about. With the windows and doors closed and the fan running, leaks were easy to spot. “For every unit of conditioned air going out of your house an equal amount of hot or cold air is coming in that you have to heat or cool,” said Sachs. With the blower door test and the use of the thermal imaging camera, you get a clear picture of where you’re losing energy and surprisingly, it isn’t always through the windows. “Typically people first want to replace the windows, but if you are looking to get the biggest bang for your buck, unless your house is really old, the windows may not be the best place to put your investment,” said Sachs. Using a thermal imaging camera, Sachs went around the house, shining the laser on the walls to get a reading. Red indicated there wasn’t a draft. “If you see blue, there is some infiltration or gaps in the insulation,” said Sachs. “The big culprits are soffits because often there is no drywall behind them, so they’re open to the outside and show up blue through the camera.” Recessed lighting fixtures are big energy suckers as well, not only because air is lost through the canister, but also because if they use incandescent bulbs, they’re using a lot of energy. The same is true for all the lighting fixtures in your home. “When the assessment is over, I take all the measurements and test results, enter them into a spreadsheet that we use to determine the estimat-


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Home

SaleS S t a t S FOr The week eNdiNG 12-9-11

There were

37 sales

1291 sOuTh keswiCk TROy | fLuvANNA $275,900 $131 per fin. square foot On market for 18 days

in the seven-county area.

• Nineteen were in

albemarle with an average price of $333,959

• Five were in

Charlottesville with an average price of $395,400

certification is a plus with buyers. “A certificate goes along with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR assessment program,” said Sachs. “With it, you can say you’ve got your house up to this level.” For more information on programs available to assist you with improving your home’s energy usage, visit www.leap-va.org and www.albemarleheating.net.

Looking to

Grab a Home?

• Three were in Fluvanna

36 villa aveNue

SpRiNg CREEk | LOuiSA COuNTy $282,550 $108 per fin. square foot On market for 12 days

with an average price of

$225,466 •

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were in Greene with an average price of

$288,040

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• seven were in Nelson with an average price of

$314,643

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Sales: download a list of area open houses at

(Note: Real estate tax information gathered from local government Web sites and is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate as of publication date. Towns may assess real estate taxes in addition to those charged by each county.)

CiTy OF CharlOTTesville www.charlottesville.org real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 of assessment albemarle COuNTy www.albemarle.org real estate tax rate: $.742 per $100 of assessment FluvaNNa COuNTy www.co.fluvanna.va.us real estate tax rate: $.54 per $100 of assessment GreeNe COuNTy www.gcva.us real estate tax rate: $.69 cents per $100 of assessment lOuisa COuNTy www.louisacounty.com real estate tax rate: $.62 per $100 of assessment madisON COuNTy www.madisonco.virginia.gov real estate tax rate: $.44 cents per $100 of assessment

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6080 yOrk rOad ORCHARD ACRES | ALBEMARLE $180,000 $138 per fin. square foot On market for 25 days

NelsON COuNTy www.nelsoncounty.com real estate tax rate: $.55 per $100 of assessment OraNGe COuNTy http://orangecountyva.gov real estate tax rate: $.47 cents per $100 of assessment

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ed energy savings based on the improvements you make,” said Sachs. Then it’s pretty much up to the homeowner of what to do with that information. “You can have the assessment done to acquire information, or you can have it done because you’ve decided you’re going to spend $5000 and you want to know where’s the best place to spend it,” said Sachs. “That should be the focus.” For those who want to make improvements, there are financial programs such as the PowerSaver Loan from the UVa Community Credit Union, which comes with zero percent interest for five years. LEAP’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program also offers rebates provided qualifying contractors do the work The average cost of a full-house energy assessment for a 2400 squarefoot home is around $495, plus $25 for each of its combustible appliances. Even if you intend to sell your home, having the energy assessment


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ALBEMARLE BUNGALOW

Renovated w/laminate oors, new carpet & vinyl, repainted. Replacement windows, new shingles on main roof. One level living w/1 BR, eat-in kit-, LR, FR, laundry. MLS# 494418 $120,000 Pam Dent, 434.960.0161

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CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY

Wonderful home on 11 private wooded acres in Advance Mills. Extensive hiking trails and long frontage on “Marsh Run” for great recreational possibilities. 2 story living room w/oor to ceiling windows, along with a 42 foot deck, take full advantage of the views. Large recently nished basement allows for everyone to have their own space. Paved driveway, large attached garage (with heat!), eat-in island kitchen, formal dining, ....this house has it all! MLS# 493438, $494,000. Joe Portereld, 434.906.1616

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Solid brick home updated with new appliances, roof, bath room oors & renished hrdwd oors. 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, 2 FPs & a n. family rm in bsmnt. MLS# 493233, $229,000. Anita Dunbar 434.951.7135

PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR HOME

Open elds, mature hrdwds, Room for horses/small farm. Hardware Rvr frontage. Can be purchased w/MLS# 492740, 194 acres, 3 homes-$1,552,700. MLS# 492755, 55.54 acres, $277,500. Pam Dent 960.0161

MILL CREEK

3 BR, 2 full BA home w/ .24 acres on culde-sac. Parquet oors in LR, open oor plan, 1st r MA suite & access to rear 2 story deck. 2 BRs, full BA on 2nd.level. Private setting. MLS# 493693, $223,500. Steven Braden, 434.760.2959

NORTHERN ALBEMARLE RETREAT

10 min drive to the airport. Large, vaulted ceiling w/wood burning stove & wall of windows Wooded privacy w/pool & lush pasture. Winter mountain views. MLS# 492487 $339,000 Joe Portereld 434.906.1616

PRIVACY IN W. ALBEMARLE

4 BR, 3 Full+2 half BA home nestled on 3+ acres of mature woodlands in Waverly. Bonus rm with built-ins, Oak floors, generator backup, & great schools. MLS# 461096. $710,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

LAKE MONTICELLO

3 BR w/2 car garage. Vaulted ceilings in LR & DR. Hdwd rs on 1st level incl 3 BRs. Wood burning FP. MBa w/ jetted tub. Front porch & back deck. MLS# 486517. $219,900. Sal Milione, 434.882.4000

TO BE BUILT CLOSE TO UVA & DOWNTOWN

Immediately behind the hospital. The lot is deep and has future potential. Denitely a xer upper or potential building site. Bring offers. MLS# 490747, $95,000. Florence Lee Wellons, 434.996.2841

NEW CONSTRUCTION

15 min from Cville! 2 car garage, full unn bsmt, 1st oor MBr, bar island in kitchen, storage space, open oor plan, 5 BRs, all on 2+ acres! MLS# 490658, $312,900. Sasha Farmer, 434.466.3212

THE SUGARHILL - TO BE BUILT

West.Albemarle neighborhood of Signal Hill. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1st oor master. Quality construction, excellent builder, affordable price, great location. MLS# 485331. $469,000. Pam Dent, 434.960.0161

COUNTY HOME - CITY CLOSE

Proximity plus 2+ acres of at, partially fenced land! Great Family room w/ replace, built-in bar in basement. Updated kitchen w/new counters, new hrdwds. MLS# 485864, $214,900. Sasha Farmer, 434.466.3212

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Mtn top views of Shenandoah Valley. Vaulted ceilings, skylights & decks. Kit w/cherry cabinets & Corian counters. MA suite open to loft. Fin terrace level w/2BRs, lg FRm, full BA +jacuzzi. MLS# 493772, $310,000. Pam Dent 434.960.0161

CONVENIENCE NEAR NGIC

4 BR 3.5 BA home on 16.91 acres or buy w/ 3 ac for $319,500. Spacious, light lled LR & DR. Kit open to brkfast/ sunroom & Fam rm. Screened porch. MLS# 490542, $419,500. Pam Dent, 434.960.0161

COUNTRY HOME ON 6.8 ACRES

CONDO/OFFICE SPACE

Prime location for your ofce or practice. 4 dentists in this building. 2 entrances, lots of parking. Call or e-mail adunbar@cfw.com for a showing. MLS# 491726. $299,500. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135

A beautiful neighborhood of premium homesites just minutes from Downtown Charlottesville & UVA. Lots range from 3 to 30 acres & are priced from $325,000 to $550,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156

INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY

VA FARMHOUSE W/COMMERCIAL Home+renovated business building (possible 2nd home) + barn. Lovely setting with mtn views, near shopping & medical services. MLS# 492140. $349,900. Yates Nobles, 434.996.0888

BOX HOLLOW In Sherwood Farms. Well maintained

Duplex on North Berkshire for sale. Both leased-through June & Sept 2012. Convenient and close to everything! This is a perfect opportunity for an investor! MLS# 493755, $279,900. JanBas Van Beek, 434.981.6122

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

Beautifully kept 2 BR condo with study on 4th oor facing N/NE with views of city lights & mountains. MLS# 484703. $286,500. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135.

DELIGHTFUL PRIVATE SETTING

Alot of house for the $! Convenient location b/w C’ville & Richmond. Owner’s suite on the 1st r. Add’l space on 2nd r & bsmt. Great outside entertaining. MLS# 487235. $250,000. Cynthia Viejo, 434.981.2419

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One-level living near Hollymead Towncenter. Open oorplan w/ 3BR/2BA, spacious LR, formal DR & upgraded Kit. MA suite opens to patio. Large jacuzzi tub in bath. Fin. bonus rm above garage. MLS# 494036, Ronda McCauley, $315,000. 434.760.1718

MOUNTAIN VALLEY FARM

Privately situated on 6.8 acres. Built of traditional masonry stucco, stone, & cedar shake, reclaimed antique ooring, & screened porch off MA suite. Fin. attic for a studio/getaway. MLS# 490555, $849,500. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

33 WOODED ACRES-NELSON CO

Live in a rural preservation community in N. Albemarle Co. Mix of hrdwd & pine. Community lake ideal for shing and water views. MLS# 493854, $195,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135

Long frontage on Norwood Rd. Creek on property & multiple bldg sites. Local mtn views. Near the James River. MLS# 492380, $70,000. Carter Montague 434.951.7156

KESWICK LOT #34

VILLAGE OF EARLYSVILLE

Very attractive seller financing being offered for a limited time. This nearly level home site offers the opportunity for a walkout basement. $400,000. MLS# 469397. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

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5.18 acre parcel for your dream home. Nice Country setting, 10 min to town. Open pasture & mature hdwds. No HOA, bring your blder, 4 BR perc. MLS# 489724. $239,000. Joe Portereld, 434.906.1616

brick ranch, 3.5 acre property w/ one-level living. Kit & bath updates, freshly painted exterior trim. MLS# 489442, $329,000 Joe Portereld, 434.906.1616

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MCLEAN FAULCONER INC.

FARM, ESTATE AND RESIDENTIAL BROKERS

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ROCKS MILL - Wonderful, stately, brick residence in The Rocks at Ivy with unobstructed Mountain views. With over 5000 finished sq ft and a long list of custom upgrades this home is a true value. Tim Michel (434)9601124 #489042

EDGEHILL, circa 1893, is a spacious, comfortable antique home loaded with charming features, situated on a high knoll with panoramic pasture and mountain views. Only 1 mile to Lovingston & US29! Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 $1,295,000

OLD BALLARD ROAD –5 BR, 5 BA brick +6100 sq/ft residence in Ivy. All custom features of only the finest materials, 1st floor master suite with FP, FR, professional kitchen all Thermador appliances, home theater, 3-car garage, and a lovely setting with sweeping pastoral views. Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410. #489761

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.

WESTERN ALBEMARLE - Complete privacy on over 27 acres w/spectacular pastoral, river & Blue Ridge Mountain views. 3BR/3.5BA contemporary, huge deck, screened porch, pool. Expansion possible! $895,000. MLS #484700 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

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. $545,000 Will Faulconer, (434)987-9455 #490858

NORTH WALES FARM - 1,466-acre Virginia estate w/c. 1776 stone manor home, two-story Georgian Revivalstyle stone carriage house, extensive farm and equestrian improvements, a guesthouse, additional residences & a shooting preserve. All improvements have been carefully restored & placed on the Historical Register. MLS#488372 Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

Classic brick Georgian, c.1852, 206 ac., Rapidan River frontage. Lovingly restored by owners, magnificent interior moldings & appointments. New additions, detached garage w/studio, guest home, 6-stall stable & ring, & tenant house. $3,695,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 MLS#487472

WOODLEA - Great opportunity to bring this unique, one-level Farmington home up to date and make it your own! Located minutes west of Charlottesville, the home offers 5 BR, 5 full and 3 half BA’s, large open spaces, 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. EXCELLENT POTENTIAL! $2,000,000. MLS #494335 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131

2650 Meriwether Drive in the heart of Ivy. New tile floor and counters in the open kitchen – family room with adjacent sunroom. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, unfinished basement with fireplace and third bath. Great home to make your own. Call Nancy Roche for more information, 981-7873. $280,000. MLS# 485926

APPLEBERRY LANE - this private retreat has an alluring lake and beautiful hardwoods. There are several building sites overlooking the lake. Enjoy the unspoiled land and woods with complete privacy. The existing cottage is being sold “as is”. $695,000. Charlotte Dammann(434)981-1250 #479921

Quality abounds in this recently remodeled allbrick ranch! Great location on almost a half acre, close to UVA. Many improvements since 2008, including gourmet custom kitchen. The property has a fenced backyard that borders woodlands. 5 BR, 3 FB. $419,000 Gail Hubbard(434)242-7073 #491994

MALICORNE - Truly elegant country home very convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. Stunning gracious rooms w/ high ceilings & custom woodwork, rarely found in today’s homes. Beautiful setting on 8+ acres w/ complete privacy. C. Dammann (434)981-1250. #490965

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FARM, ESTATE AND RESIDENTIAL BROKERS

SUGAR HILL FARM - Spectacular country estate offering breathtaking panoramic pastoral & Blue Ridge Mountain views from 51+ acres in western Albemarle. Impressive stone 6,100+ sq.ft. manor home, pool, pool house, guest quarters, manager’s residence & extensive equestrian facilities. $5,495,000. MLS #482382 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131

Flordon - traditional 2 story home in great close-in neighborhood, offers up to 5BR and a great flow on the lain level. Full basement includes guest or in-law suite. $829,000. # 487339 Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076

EXTRAORDINARY CONTEMPORARY of highest quality, designed by STOA. Offering panoramic Blue Ridge views, river frontage, 42 acres including 2nd buildable parcel, 4 BR, pool, 1st floor master & more. Tim Michel (434)960-1124 #489522

Custom built Victorian nestled on 5 private acres seeks demanding buyer that will only accept the best! A sumptuous 1st floor Owners Suite wheelchair accessibility, easy first floor living. Convenient to NGIC. Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250 #486146 $499,000.

Cherry Hill – Luxury 3 level 3BR/3BA townhome with 9’ ceilings, wood floors, moldings, tiled baths, MBR w/cathedral ceiling, gourmet kitchen, family room, deck, patio & 2 car garage. Close to UVA, Hospital & Downtown. Exceptional value $295,000. Judy Campbell 466-6688 #493043

GARTH ROAD - 23+ acres of mostly open, gently rolling countryside offers complete privacy & magnificent views, minutes west of Charlottesville. Quality 4BR/5BA brick residence w/soaring ceilings, elegant moldings & wideplank heart pine flooring. 2BR/1BA guest quarters above garage, pool, greenhouse & equipment shed. $1,750,000. MLS #484733 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

FARMINGTON-Nnewly remodeled residence in a quiet Farmington County Club location on 4.27 acres. This traditional home was recently expanded also, and features an exceptional mostly one level floor plan, including a charming reception room with fireplace, spacious dining room with French doors to a covered porch, brand new kitchen with top quality appliances and a large main level master suite. This home is loaded with traditional charm, has a great floor plan for entertaining, as well as excellent outside spaces. $1,275,000. Call Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076

4.2 acre Grassmere Farm lot in Ivy with Blue Ridge & pond views. Beautiful landscaping done by owner. Small garden house, drilled well, perked lot & electricity established. Murray Elementary. $355,000. Betsy Swett, 249-2922. MLS 494034.

Elevated 357 acre property 30 miles south of Charlottesville with 360 degree views of Nelson County and Wintergreen. Mostly wooded with mature timber, stocked pond, and open feeding plots. Timber appraisal and additional acreage available. #483099 $892,500.00 Sandy Stuart (434)872-3435

Idyllic setting in the heart of Ivy on almost 2.5 private acres. Gorgeous new kitchen and new screened porch in the 4 bedroom. 2.5 bath home. MLS 485436. $489,900. Call Nancy Roche, 981-7873, for additional information.

DREAM KITCHEN & ADJOINING FAMILY ROOM - Greenbrier School District. Fenced yard, 4 BR, 3 full baths, formal and informal living areas. 2 Fireplaces. On City bus line. Punkie Feil (434)9625222. $299,900 #479703

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Exquisite English Country home on a premiere 2.5 acres in Keswick Estates. Lovely views of the golf course & mountains in the distance yet very private. The architecturally designed 7000+ sq ft residence offers LR; DR; gourmet kitchen; library, & office; media rm & 4 additional BDRS. C Dammann (434)981-1250. #451592 $2,500,000


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There’s a reason homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream. Over time, owning your home has proved to be a good decision. And while lately the economy has presented some challenges, it has also helped us focus on what matters most. It’s reminded us that home is where we make memories, build our future and feel comfortable and secure. When you’re ready, a REALTOR®, a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, can help you find the home that’s right for you. REALTORS® are prepared—to answer your questions, show you options and guide you home. Every market’s different, call a REALTOR® today.

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ANV Group...............................3 Real Estate III Angus Arrington...................5 Kathleen Ritenour................5 Betty Aguilar........................5 Craig Builders......................6 Karen Wright.......................8 Virginia DeHart....................8

%$)4/2)!,#//2$).!4/2 Joanne DiMaggio JOANNEDIMAGGIO EMBARQMAILCOM

Charlottesville Country Properties Ltd. Bill Martin...........................8 Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions Peg Gilliland........................8

!24$)2%#4/2 Tracy Federico TRACYF CAARCOM

Commonwealth H2O Blue Ridge.............................11 Countryside HomeCrafters, LC.... 5 Frank Hardy Inc. Sharon Donovan..................7 Sonja Casero.......................7 McLean Faulconer, Inc............26 Montague, Miller & Company REALTORS.............................25 Rives Bailey.........................7 Mountain Area Realty.............13 RE/Max Affinity Group...............8 RE/MAX Assured Properties Lisa Mattise........................9 RE/MAX Realty Specialist.......11 Robertson Electric....................2 Roy Wheeler Realty Company.........................19, 20 Courtney Sargeant.............11 Jim Bonner........................21 Matthew Woodson.............17 Wintergreen Resort Premier Prp..................15, 16 Sloan - Milby Real Estate Partners......................32 UVA Credit Union......................4

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commercial space DOWNTOWN STORAGE 1,000 square feet of secure, conditioned storage space in the Bank of America building on the downtown mall. Includes access to dock-high loading area on Water Street. $5 psf or $416 per month. Email if interested: bill@c-ville.com No phone calls, please.

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