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RED FOX LANE

Enjoy mountain views of the historic Southwest Mountains from this livable four-bedroom residence on six private acres. Convenient and quick to Pantops, Historic Downtown Mall and UVA. MLS#594327 $895,000 Charlottte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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RAPIDAN FARM

Immaculate, 5-BR, 5.5-BA home on outstanding lot overlooking lake and Birdwood Golf Course. Generous interior spaces and exceptional outdoor spaces with patio, screened porch, and courtyard. MLS#592058 $1,945,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WALNUT HILLS

1,674-acre farm/estate in the Piedmont Hills of Orange County! Set in total privacy and borders the Rapidan River for almost 4 miles. Additional offerings available. MLS#575383 $11,600,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 www.rapidanfarm.com

HISTORICAL Georgian Revival mansion built c.1878 by Gov. James Kemper on 373 splendid acres, offering guest cottage and a complement of farm buildings. Long frontage on Rapidan River. $3,900,000 MLS#574009 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455 CAAR REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.CAAR.COM

Landmark country estate on 500+ acres just minutes from UVA. Classic manor home of timeless architecture and design. Complete renovation with formal and informal living spaces, 10’ ceilings, 5 bedroom suites, center hall and spacious family room and kitchen. Lovely gardens, pool, 2 bedroom guest cottage, full equestrian facilities and event barn. The farm is surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. MLS#597954 Andrew Middleditch, 434.981.1410

CHURCH POINT FARM

944 acres along the lower Chickahominy River, with eight miles of shoreline, plus managed cropland. The property features a three-bedroom brick dwelling. MLS#1912243 $4,475,000 Philip Reed, 804.833.8325

SUMMIT RIDGE TRAIL

Expansive Blue Ridge Mtn. views from this custom built residence on a protected 1.4 acres. Easy floorplan and high end finishes. Convenient to I-64, Pantops, Downtown & UVA. MLS#597258 $1,195,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

WESTFIELDS

4-bedroom home on 25+ acres in the heart of Free Union’s finest estate properties. Geothermal HVAC and solar panels make this home extremely energy efficient. Beautiful setting with lovely views. MLS#596705 $1,540,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SPRINGDALE

An historic farm with 52 acres in eastern Goochland County, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Richmond and 45 minutes to Charlottesville. The dwelling, built in 1800, overlooks two ponds set in mature hardwoods with a bridal trail network. Several adjacent farms are protected by conservation easements and a one-bedroom garage apartment compliments the dwelling. Additional acreage is available. MLS# 1930232 Philip Reed, 804.833.8325 or Steve McLean,434.981.1863

LAFAYETTE

Tucked in a quiet and peaceful setting down a delightfully tree-lined lane is this attractive, three-story clapboard house with spacious rooms. On 91 gently rolling acres. Great views and stream. MLS#574119 $1,950,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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This great home on 5.5 acres is the perfect country property, privately situated near Free Union in the Western Albemarle school districts. Beautiful setting with winter Blue Ridge Mountain views. MLS#586050 $449,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

REAS FORD ROAD

Charming 1880’s farmhouse on 27+ acres with wonderful wraparound porch close to town! Beautiful tree-lined driveway, lovely gardens, large boxwoods, koi ponds, 4-bay equipment shed, and garden shed. MLS#597319 $880,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WEAVER HOLLOW

30 acres in a quiet, private valley in beautiful Madison County. Property includes barns, pastures for grazing animals, and multiple gardening spots. Nearby hiking trails, trout streams, and Shenandoah National Park. MLS#589276 $695,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

SOMESET

C. 1856, 4 BR, 3 BA home on 4+ acres fronting the Rapidan River and adjacent to other large historic farms & estates in Orange County. 30 mins. to Charlottesville, 60 minutes to Richmond and 90 minutes to DC. MLS#596560 $885,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

HIGHTOP

37+ acre lot in Bundoran Farm with an elevated, level building site and commanding views of surrounding pastures and neighboring parcels that are protected by conservation easement. MLS#505892 $875,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MILTON VILLAGE

21-acre lot minutes east of Charlottesville. Level building site with well and soils tested for drain field. 4-board fence along road frontage. Creek, small pond and automatic waterers. MLS#586469 $455,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610

BLACKWELLS HOLLOW

Stunning 360 degree mountain views on this wonderful rural property in Browns Cove, just North of White Hall. Multitude of options. Made up of 4 parcels totaling 91.53 acres. $599,000 MLS#588437 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

LONESOME MOUNTAIN ROAD

5-acre lot has not been available for many years. This country but close-to-town location is conveniently located with quick access to Historic Downtown Mall, UVA, NGIC, airport, and North Fork Business Park. MLS#593160 $250,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

HANDLEY FARM ESTATES

Quality-built 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with gorgeous mountain views perched on 5+ acres in Western Albemarle. Just 10-15 minutes to Waynesboro or Charlottesville. MLS#585923 $1,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

RENOVATED FARMHOUSE

Circa 1800 on 1.17 acres near Earlysville, enlarged and extensively improved retaining charm and character of antique home. Lovely, tranquil space but close to shopping. MLS#592039 $495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN

Wintergreen Mountain private setting near common space, Appalachian Trail, spa, golf, and ski slopes. 4-bedroom, 3-bath, quality features: post and beam interior, stone FP, OFFERED FURNISHED. MLS#591549 $535,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

COTTAGE

Recently upgraded, this immaculate cute brick cottage on an acre is a quick drive to Stanardsville, Charlottesville, North Fork Research Park and NGIC. Flexible floor plan. No HOA restrictions!! No water bill! MLS#597254 $219,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

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CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY! Montego model with spacious great room, first floor master with vaulted ceiling, 3 bedrooms upstairs and more. Minutes to 250 and Zion Crossroads with walking trails, pond, and low HOA fees in Sycamore Landing. $235,500 susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (586056)

BASECAMP WINTERGREEN. Walk out your back door directly onto the Appalachian Trail & you instantly enter the George Washington National Forest. Built for nature lovers & surrounding forest area will be permanently preserved. Great room with tall windows & floor to ceiling stone walled FP. 5BR/3.5BA provide plenty of space & make the framework for an excellent rental property. $345,000. Gavin Sherwood, 434-962-0226. (597185)

THE STONELEIGH - TO BE BUILT. Great floor plan designed for easy living. Quality craftsmanship from local builder - Echelon Homes. Perfect location and neighborhood in the heart of Crozet. Enjoy local restaurants, wineries, and breaweries. Easy commute to Charlottesville. $549,900. The “YES” Team, Yonna & Keith Smith. 434-531-0817/434-531-0795. (581447)

EASY LIVING one level home with open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, hardwood & ceramic flooring, large master bedroom w/walk-in closet, oversized master bath w/separate tiled shower, granite counters & SS appliances. Rear deck & covered sitting porch. 5 minutes to schools, 13 minutes to shopping & restaurants, 20 minutes to NGIC & UVA Research Park. To be built. $299,900. MatthewWoodsonProperties.com 434-960-5187. (589669)

NEW CONSTRUCTION by Atlantic Builders. Bridgewater II floor plan. Upgrades galore in this beautiful new home. Main level living with formal dining room and study. Custom kitchen cabinets with quartz counter tops and stainless appliances. 1.5 acre corner home site on a cul-de-sac street features mature oak trees and a side entry garage. Full unfinished basement offers future expansion and lots of storage. $459,900. Bevin Cetta Boisvert, 434-996-8633. (596068)

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FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET! Pristine custom designed one owner home with abundant BUILDER upgrades INSIDE & OUT. Craftsman-style quality home offers elegantly flowing floor plan, TING Internet, MAINTENANCE FREE exterior.   Direct Access to paved Rivanna Trail & Darden Towe Park. $499,350. The “YES” Team, Yonna & Keith Smith. 434-5310817/434-531-0795. (594589)

bilities are endless, you can have a home office, in-law suite, man cave, family rec room, the list goes on. Offering a newly finished basement, hardwood floors, formal dining room, gas fireplace in family room, Master bedroom accented by a vaulted ceiling, master bath offers double vanities & jetted tub. $218,900. Kim Johnson, 434-465-5138. (591273)

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BEAUTIFUL 7+ ACRE PARCEL surrounded by large farms only minutes to Zion Crossroads. Build your dream home and enjoy country living with a creek on the property! Bring your builder or use one of ours. No HOA, water or sewer fees. $67,000. Susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (597337) CAAR REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.CAAR.COM

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NO COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS! Private 5.712 acre wooded lot located just minutes away from I-64 with an equal commute to Charlottesville or the West end of Richmond. The lot features public paved road frontage with additional access off a wide right of way. Nice stand of hardwood and gently rolling topography make this a very nice building site. Price below county assessment. $45,000. Mike Peters 434-981-3995. (595853)

PERFECT HOME SITE awaits you on nearly 10 acres right off the Blue Ridge Parkway!! Stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A gentle creek runs between fabulous rock formations & hardwoods. Located only minutes from Wintergreen & w/in a short drive of Waynesboro, Charlottesville & Lynchburg. $94,900. Gavin Sherwood, 434-962-0226. (595694)

9739 HATTON FERRY ROAD Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Dave Alley

GORGEOUS PRIVATE 21 acre wooded parcel located in Southern Albemarle enjoys privacy, mature hardwood forest, trails, elevated building sites with views of long frontage along Ramsey Creek below with pond possibilities. Parcel is located close to both the James & Rockfish Rivers and only minutes from the historic river town of Scottsville. $134,500. info@stevewhiterealtor.com Steve White, 434-242-8355. (583114)

THIS PROPERTY is in phase 4 of South Fork Farms along the highest point of the development. It offers a broad panoramic view of southern Albemarle County, and the drive down 29 South with no stop lights takes less than 15 minutes from Charlottesville. The roads within the development are maintained by the state highway system, and there are no HOA fees. $245,000. Sandy Stuart, 434-872-3435. (577837)

POTENTIALLY some of the best valley views in the area! This wooded lot is ready for your new home or weekend retreat. Less than 45 minutes to Charlottesville and only minutes from the town of Stanardsville. Photos of views are from other cleared home sites along Top Ridge Rd. Make this one yours today! $19,900. MatthewWoodsonProperties.com 434-960-5187. (593437)

LIKE NEW one-owner 4 BR/BA craftsman-style home perfect for entertaining built in 2015 nestled on 5 private acres in Scottsville near James River Runners and the famed Hatton Ferry. Main level master suite offers 1 level living. Separate entry guest quarters can generate income as 1BR apartment with living room, kitchenette and full bath or suitable office space for small business sited for privacy & 3 garage bays. 499,000. Dave Alley, 434-760-0077. (595246) Directions: Route 20 South toward Scottsville (travel 12 miles past PVCC) to Right on Langhorne (after Totier Creek) to Left on James River to Right on Hatton Ferry Road to house on Left.

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COMING MID-DECEMBER NEAR IVY AND CROZET Dramatic barn home on 5.7 acres with year round Blue Ridge views. Wonderful, high end finishes. Three car garage with large apartment above. Land is level and open for ease of having animals. Home to be built in 2020, so time for you to customize! $1,600,000.

LAKE AND FENCED PASTURE ON 12 ALBEMARLE ACRES

Custom home in beautiful, private setting. 5 acres are fenced with 3 stall barn. 2 acre lake with walking trail around it- enjoy the peace and water lilies! Home has first floor master, kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets. Basement apartment provides steady income or can be an extension of the home. $489,000.

BROAD BLUE RIDGE VIEWS

2 acre building site between Ivy and Crozet in Meriwether School District. On a quiet, private road. A short bike ride or drive to Walnut Creek Park for boating and relaxing. Drive by this scene every day on your way into town! $275,000.

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LYONS COURT LANE

Two story, stately brick home in North Downtown. In immaculate condition. Set on a quiet street and an easy walk to downtown. Features include; hardwood floors, recently updated kitchen, sun room and full unfinished basement. Gracious living room with masonry fireplace and built-in bookcases. Terrific backyard with small detached garage/ storage shed. $675,000

PIPERFIFE COURT

Fabulous brick home in Glenmore. Unique screen porch has skylights and vaulted ceilings. Lovingly maintained and updated. Bright, inviting rooms. First floor master suite. 2 Suites and a family room on the second floor. Terrace level features; a family room, bedroom, bath, hobby/ media room as well a large unfinished area. Beautiful yard. $575,000

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The Fluvanna SPCA is kicking off its 12 Strays of Christmas Fundraiser with an evening of good company and fun at the annual 12 Strays Soiree. The event will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Cunningham Creek Winery in Palmyra, VA. Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine, hors-d’oeuvres catered by Troy Market, and 3 door prize tickets, as well as access to raffle items and a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at the Fluvanna SPCA, through their Facebook page, or at Happy Tails Pet Supply in Palmyra. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds will go directly to the lifesaving work of the Fluvanna SPCA.

The event will help to highlight the 12 Strays of Christmas Fundraiser and 2020 Fund Drive. The goal of $30,000 raised by the end of 2020 will be used toward capital improvements to the facility. The FSPCA is a nonprofit group that shelters and cares for lost, abandoned, and neglected homeless cats and dogs in Fluvanna County, VA through our no-kill mission. We also proudly serve as the Public Animal Shelter for the Fluvanna community. For more information: Contact the Fluvanna SPCA at www.fspca.org or by phone at (434)591-0123. Inquiries can also be sent to outreach@fspca.org. n

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is the season! Ham and turkey sandwiches, gingerbread cookies, and Christmas lights season, that is. Yes, with Thanksgiving just behind us (except for the leftovers) and Santa expected soon, the holidays are full upon us, the mall looks a little tacky, and the postcard-perfect, Instagram-ready downtown streets of Staunton and Waynesboro are at their most picturesque. A charming streetscape and a small town atmosphere lend extra cheer to the holiday rituals, and whether it’s shopping for gifts or making your own, taking the kids to The Nutcracker or taking in a holiday concert for grown-ups, Augusta County is the perfect setting. Let’s see what’s happening.

Holiday Gifts Perhaps the greatest joy of the season is picking out gifts. If we can’t all don red suits, scare toddlers, and awe their big brothers, we can still be Santa Incognitos, making our lists, checking them twice, and spreading a little holiday happiness to the naughty as well as the nice.

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The architecturally noteworthy city of Staunton, more inviting than a mall on any day, is especially charming during the holidays, when its boutique and artisan shop windows tantalize with handmade gifts for all ages and interests. Take the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, where the current show is entitled “Gifts of Art that Give in Return” and features handmade fine art and crafts by over 65 juried Virginia artists, many new this year. Kids can make their own gifts at a Children’s Art Workshop, Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Participants may create beautiful winter scenes by layering tissue paper and stippling and splattering acrylic paints. For holiday cheer to hang on a tree, try Sunspots Studios Artisan Center, a gift gallery and glassblowing studio in downtown Staunton that offers traditional and glow-in-the-dark ornaments. The Center is open seven days a week, and seven days a week its glassblowers give live demonstrations. Sunspots glassblowers will also assist adventurous customers, ages seven and up, in making their own art. Reservations are required and the cost is $50


must be purchased in advance; the cost is $75+tax per house. Up to four decorators per house are welcome. These large manor houses measure 18x3x12 inches.

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Breakfast with Santa The mission of the MaDee Project is to support pediatric cancer patients. The historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center has been providing elegant rooms for social functions since its reopening in 2005. No wonder then, that Santa is making time in his very busy schedule for the MaDee Project’s Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast and hot chocolate bar, plus

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to $55 per ornament. Each takes 10 to 15 minutes to produce. Ornaments are ready for pick up or shipping the following day. The studio’s gallery/gift shop is filled with beautiful art glass—vases, hummingbird feeders, oil candles, jewelry and more—much of which is blown on site or produced by other local artisans. The Staunton Augusta Art Center is another spot where children and adults can make and exhibit arts and crafts. The Center’s current Art for Gifts exhibition, on view through December 31, is an annual, juried holiday show offering shoppers original fine art and craft by 60 artists. Special Holiday hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Newly constructed home. Large master bedroom with wood floors, master bath. Wood floors throughout the house with two bedrooms having carpet. Bathrooms have ceramic flooring. Formal dining room. Study or library. Full finished basement. Owner of Quality Homes Construction is a licensed real estate agent in VA. MLS# 587076

Over at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Paris Cake Company will hold its Fourth Annual Gingerbread Workshop. Families are invited to come decorate their very own gingerbread manor houses. The houses will be pre-built, and ready to decorate with Bountiful Candy Bar & Royal Icing. Coffee, real hot cocoa, milk, juice, water, and assorted cookies (some gluten-free) will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Houses

cookie decorating, crafts, holiday stories, face painting, balloon-blowing, and a special visit with Santa, who will pose for complimentary photos. There is no dress code; adults are invited to wear their Sunday best, and kids to wear their Christmas jammies—or vice-versa. Seating is assigned, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets together. Parties of up to 10 can sit at the same table. Tickets are $20 for adults 18 and over, and $15 for students 4 to 17 years old. Kids 3 and under get in free.

Lovely brick ranch home with many upgrades including granite countertops in kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, new windows in front of house. Features a wonderful in ground swimming pool with Dutch Way security fencing around pool & backyard. Home in great location being accessible quickly to shopping, traveling, park, airports, music venues,and theaters. Half bath in basement partially finished. MLS# 596232

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Ebenezer Scrooge, soon to see the error of his ways. Dickens himself performed a oneman version of A Christmas Carol over 100 times. For the 2019 holiday season, December 4-29, American Shakespeare Center is presenting a new adaptation, with a cast of 13 players, by James McClure based on Dickens’s own performance script. The first two performances, December 4 and 5, are pay-what-you-will. Also in repertory this season, December 7 through December 26, is Every Christmas Story Ever Told, advertised as a “fast-paced romp through favorite holiday classics,” and a “tinsel-covered rollercoaster ride bursting with laughter, carols, and joy.” The show is appropriate for ages seven and up. Parents should be advised that it includes a “Santa talk.” Fans of A Christmas Carol have a chance to see another production of the Dickens classic in Staunton this year, thanks to ShenanArts, the non-profit community theatre founded in 1981. ShenanArts will present A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, December 13-15 in the ShenanArts Theater at 300 Churchville Avenue.

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On December 25 the Stonewall Jackson will offer a Christmas Day Grand Buffet, with seating each hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets for this brunch buffet are $42 for adults and $19 for kids 5 to 12.

The Nutcracker

Lantern Tours Through Days Gone By Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoors museum that tells the story of the many people who made up colonial America, arriving free or enslaved from England, Germany, Ireland, and West Africa during the 1600s and 1700s. The Frontier Culture Museum will offer Lantern Tours on December 1315 and 20-23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations are required. Tours will begin every 30 minutes. Visitors will enjoy snapshots of life in England, Ireland, Germany, and America, and will enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World. Refreshments will be served and live music will fill the air at the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall following the tour.

Waynesboro Christmas Parade The Waynesboro Christmas Parade steps off in downtown Waynesboro on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. Parade visitors are asked to bring a toy to be donated to the Toy Convoy, a local civic and business partnership program that serves local kids in need, from infants to 12-year-olds. In case of very inclement weather, the parade will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas with the Cratchits Most of the year, American Shakespeare Center is known for its high-spirited Shakespeare, performed in the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of the Bard’s own indoor theatre. Come

Christmastime, the hometown troupe is treasured for its vivid performances of the beloved Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol, the heartwarming—and just a little scary—tale of Jacob Marley, the Cratchit family, Tiny Tim, three Christmas ghosts, and the miserly

When The Nutcracker ballet was first performed, in St. Petersburg in 1892, its reception was lukewarm. While critics responded to its innovative and enchanting score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left even some of the dancers ambivalent. How fortunes change. Adapted from a popular German short story by E.T.A. Hoffman, this evergreen tale of excited children, a threatening Mouse King, and a luminous Sugar Plum Fairy quickly became a holiday tradition for families across America after its introduction here, in San Francisco, on Christmas Eve, 1944. The Shenandoah Civic Dance Company, a not-for-profit children’s dance organization, has been dancing the ballet every holiday season in the Shenandoah Valley for 36 years. The company will present The Nutcracker at Wilson Memorial High School on Friday December 6 and Sunday December 8 at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday December 7 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. The show features 125 local children from Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. SCDC presents classical ballets for the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County community, and has provided over a thousand area children the opportunity to perform. Reserved tickets are available online or by calling 855-222-2TIX (2849).


A rare opportunity to build your dream home in highly sought after downtown Charlottesville. Located only three blocks from the Downtown Mall and four to Court Square. Peaceful city living on streets lined with mature trees and nice landscaping so close to everything downtown has to offer. Illustrated home is just an example of what you could build, bring your builder and make your dreams a reality! Offered at $449,000.00 MLS# 561846

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December 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day, and may be purchased online as well as at the following downtown businesses: Jude’s, a Fine Emporium; Latitudes; The Wine Cellar; and Dovetail Design & Cabinetry.

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Heifetz Holiday Homecoming Founded in 1996, the Stauntonbased Heifetz International Music Institute is a six-week summer program dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of talented and

General Admission tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each performance. Reserved tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for children. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Only cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

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Walking Tour Another of Staunton’s most popular holiday pastimes is the Historic Staunton Foundation’s Annual Holiday House Tour, which attracts hun-

dreds of visitors from the area and beyond. Tour-goers learn about the city’s handsome architecture, and enjoy rare glimpses inside beautifully restored homes in one of Staunton’s successfully revitalized neighborhoods. The 47th Annual Holiday House Tour will wind along the terraced hillside of the Gospel Hill Historic District, and include visits to houses decorated for the season. Tour dates are Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday,

Annie Gould Gallery A unique art gallery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Gordonsville. Offering an assortment of works by artists from around the country.

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promising young classical musicians. Every December the Institute’s alumni performers return to Staunton for a special program of holiday cheer. This year’s special concert program, Monday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis Auditorium of Mary Baldwin College, will feature seasonal favorites, solo and chamber music masterworks, and special Yuletide delights. Selections will include Vivaldi’s sublime Christmas Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s captivating Rococo Variations, the Sinfonia from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the magnificent Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major by Antonín Dvořák. The all-star cast of Heifetz alumni will include prize-winning artists Angela Chan, Julia Angelov, and Kayleigh Kim on violin, Matthew Cohen on viola, Andres Sanchez on cello, and Zhenni Li on piano. Tickets are $28 for adults, and $15 for non-MBA students. Kids under 13 get in free. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Heifetz Institute’s Shenandoah Scholarship Campaign, in support of students attending the 2020 Heifetz International Music Institute. Music and theater, ballet, art, and architecture, handmade gifts and cookies, cookies, cookies—Augusta County has all the essentials this holiday season. Come visit!

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Forest Lakes, Albemarle Co. $260,000 – MLS #598052 3 BR, 2 full BA sits on a lake Kris Jensen, 434-566-1738

Gorgeous Custom Home

Earlysville, Albemarle Co. $895,000 – MLS #596191 1st floor owner suite, 3-car garage Justin Kent, 434-951-7052

Beautiful 4 BR Home on 4+ Acres Buck Mountain, Albemarle Co. $449,900 – MLS #592566 Sprawling basement, 2-car garage & more Justin Kent, 434-951-7052

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Magnificent Custom Brick Home Glenmore, Albemarle Co. $1,799,000 – MLS #587580 Luxury 1st floor master, fin. terrace level Jeff Gaffney, 434-981-1882

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Madison County $1,600,000 – MLS #594959 Rolling pastures, premier mtn. views Angus Arrington, 434-531-1100

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Lewis Mountain, Charlottesville $829,000 – MLS #596612 Easy walk to UVA & Scott Stadium Sabina Martin, 434-981-1147

Hancock Farms, Greene Co. $385,000 – MLS #597507 2+ acre site, 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 2-car garage Jeff Gaffney, 434-981-1882

Lake Monticello, Fluvanna Co. $695,000 – MLS #584834 Finished terrace level, 4000 SF Cheryl Sprangel, 434-981-6695

City of Charlottesville $1,500,000 – MLS #582158 Existing Over/Under Duplex w/extra land Tim Carson, 434-465-0846

Ruckersville, Greene Co. $379,900 – MLS #587749 4 BR, 2.5 BA by Lockridge Homes Bill Bailey, 434-817-6052

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Lowell Pines, Albemarle Co. $612,000 – MLS #595958 15+ ac setting, updated home Bob Durrer, 434-242-6011

Cherry Hill, Charlottesville $359,000 – MLS #591944 4 BR, 3 BA, private courtyard patio Alyson Maupin, 434-953-6112

Jay Domenic 434-960-3039 NMLS#: 504845

Gorgeous Panoramic Views – 13 Ac Free Union, Albemarle Co. $325,000 – MLS #586181 Renovate or build your dream home Maggie MacInnis, 434-981-6669

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City of Charlottesville $294,900 – MLS #596619 Affordable, Greenbrier Elementary Mike Thompson, 434-760-7513

Ranch Home on 2.95 Acres

Keswick, Albemarle Co. $236,700 – MLS #585299 Unfin. lower level, 3-car detached garage Dan Pettitt, 434-305-9471

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LISTEN. CAN YOU HEAR THAT?

Frontage along rivers and streams is attractive to many buyers, as are ridge top or hillside vantage points with a view. Whether for fishing, hunting, or just enjoying access to the great outdoors, buyers don’t have to go far to find whatever is number one on their list. It’s not unusual for people who are transitioning from a more distant urban area into the country to do double duty for a few years before they completely extricate themselves from a job and home in the city. Many of those people end up in our area to have the best of both worlds: being surrounded by nature and enjoying easy access to urban amenities.

The occasional car driving by. Maybe a dog barking in the distance. Lots of birds. Or just… nothing. People who choose to live a bit off the beaten path are often looking for quietude and elbow room between themselves and their neighbors. But these are not the only draws to the countryside.

What Drives Home Buyers to the Country? Read descriptions in CAAR’s Multiple Listing Service and it’s apparent. Just a few of the home listings in rural areas identify “resort-style living with unparalleled privacy and serenity!” Or “Potentially some of the best valley views in the area!” How about this lot that’s “ready for your new home or weekend retreat”? “Camp now, build later!” Or this one that “offers privacy, long frontage along the Rivanna River…and beautiful views.” David Ferrall, Associate Broker with Nest Realty Group, says that many of his clients are indeed searching for greater solitude and a more relaxed pace of life, and want to be surrounded by nature. “Maybe they can’t walk to work or to the corner coffee shop. But they do get to walk for enjoyment in the beauty of nature and the quiet of the countryside.” Besides that lifestyle draw, sometimes it’s the price, the view, or being able to own some land. The natural beauty of this area is a compelling reason for buyers searching for a perfect country setting with a killer view. One that makes the commute into work worth it once they get back home to their country oasis. While their city counterparts love the convenience of having a playground on the next block, many in the country may just prefer to own their own. Residents of downtown areas and subdivisions get to meet their neighbors and enjoy the daily interaction, while those out of town may relish the capacity for privacy and only having to deal with invited guests of their own choosing.

Country Living at a Discount There’s no doubt that the country life can be attractive, but there’s also no denying that sometimes economics comes into play. A look at the CAAR 2019 3rd Quarter Home Sales Report shows that there is a

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significant discount between median home prices in Albemarle County and Charlottesville compared to those in neighboring counties on the same side of the Blue Ridge. With the median price for Charlottesville at $355,000 and Albemarle County at $380,000, a buyer can save anywhere from $90,000 to $158,000 (at the median price) when they live further out. The median prices for Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties range from $222,000 to $265,000. And several new developments are increasing the options available in some of these more rural counties. For

instance, a 126-home subdivision is nearly sold out in Ruckersville. This rural development offers affordable living with prices starting below $260,000 for a brand-new home with garage and a wide variety of home plans. Yes, there will be neighbors close by, but there is also easy access to shopping and medical services and a more than 500-acre park for recreation.

The Perfect Getaway But not everyone is looking for a discount. Some of those buyers want second homes, even those who live in Charlottesville that just want a getaway close by.

And sometimes it really is just that little bit of elbow room. Ferrall’s last two clients were people moving from Charlottesville to a rural setting. In the past couple of years he has had five clients move from the same subdivision into the country. They were looking for a lifestyle that offers the privacy, quiet and degree of solitude they couldn’t get in their suburban community. With lot sizes as small as they are in many developments, some people want a bit of a buffer between them and their next door neighbors. Step out on your back deck in the country and see the horizon, or an expanse of acreage, instead of your backyard neighbor waving at you from her deck.

Just Right for Every Taste Ferrall laughs as he considers how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. “Buyers and sellers are both thinking, ‘wouldn’t it be nice …’ and fill in the blank.” Often the country sellers have a hankering to get closer into town. “Maybe they’re done dealing with the upkeep on a large property and are ready to move into town or a suburban setting. Meanwhile, they’re selling to someone who feels like the subdivision they are leaving might as well be Bethesda, Maryland!” One thing’s for sure: whether a country or city dweller at heart, your REALTOR® will be able to help you find just the right setting in central Virginia. Carla Huckabee writes at the nexus of health and real estate.

Step out on your back deck in the country and see the horizon, or an expanse of acreage, instead of your backyard neighbor waving at you from her deck.


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THE RED KETTLE.

And you can be a volunteer ringer! Sign up yourself or with your family and friends.

Ring in the true spirit at www.redkettlevolunteer.org Because it helps to fund the local work of

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This detects smoke.

We detect smokescreens. Housing discrimination isn’t always obvious. These are the kinds of smokescreens you might run into:

“Sorry, we’ve changed our minds about selling.” “We just rented that apartment.” “It doesn’t look like you qualify for the loan.”

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If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination, contact HUD or your local Fair Housing Center:

Visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing or call the HUD Hotline 1-800-669-9777 (voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

Your Choice. Your Right. Your Home. A public service message from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the National Fair Housing Alliance. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. For more information, visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing.


4029 S MT AIRY ROAD Professionally managed loblolly pine plantation (224.8 acres) residual in hardwood creek. The pine is now mature with high value post material and pulpwood which can be clearcut harvested now or thinned for an immediate cash income (check with your tax advisor about establishing a basis in land and timber then when the timber is harvested can be a significant tax advantage). An opportunity to own a well managed loblolly pine plantation that can grow at 10% per year which may provide diversity for your portfolio. If harvested now and replanted with a premium seedling, another harvest in twelve to fifteen years is possible. Access provided by a well established private road to this parcel and many others. Significant hunt club income. MLS# 579489 $493,875

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Located in one of the most coveted areas of Charlottesville, this renovated and energy efficient beauty is just a short stroll to shops, restaurants, arts& entertainment in downtown Charlottesville and Belmont. Use it as a 3 or 4 bedroom home. A location like this often involves compromise but this home retains theoriginal charm with the luxury of modern living including upgraded kitchen, baths, metal roof, new lighting/electrical & plumbing, spray foam insulation, and more (seephotos for LEAP certification and full list of upgrades). Rare off-street driveway parking AND a 2-car garage that could be converted to an income-producing apartment.Curb appeal, all above grade sq ft, and plenty of storage in this home! MLS# 586847 $639,000

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Only 3 Opportunities Left From $1.125 Million A short stroll down Water Street to the historic pedestrian mall, each all brick three bedroom home offers over 2,800 sq ft, two car garage, private elevator and rooftop terrace with downtown and mountain views.

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HOME SALES STATS

ENDING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2019

There were 87 sales in the 11 county and city areas n n n n n n n n n n

31 were in Albemarle with an average price of $542,067 12 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $420,512 11 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $310,993 6 were in Greene with an average price of $283,242 3 were in Louisa with an average price of $222,000 2 were in Madison with an average price of $252,000 8 were in Nelson with an average price of $266,894 4 were in Orange with an average price of $361,250 4 were in Staunton with an average price of $221,500 6 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $172,400

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (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

GREENE COUNTY

CITY OF STAUNTON

LOUISA COUNTY

CITY OF WAYNESBORO

MADISON COUNTY

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

NELSON COUNTY

www.charlottesville.org Real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 www.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.97 per $100 www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.87 per $100 www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.839 per $100

FLUVANNA COUNTY

Staff:

PUBLISHER

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MARKETING SERVICES Beth Wood beth@caarrew.com 434.817.9330

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DESIGN Tracy Federico designer@c-ville.com Lorena Perez designer2@c-ville.com

HOMES SOLD

3995 WILLIAM COURT IVY WOODS

THE

www.co.fluvanna.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.939 per $100

www.gcva.us Real estate tax rate: $.775 per $100 www.louisacounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100 www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.68 per $100 www.nelsoncounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

ORANGE COUNTY

www.nelsoncounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.804 per $100

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201 CARDINAL LANE, NELLYSFORD Strategically situated to soak in breathtaking, long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this custom home stands alone as a true work of art right down to the awe-inspiring 3,000 bottle walk-in wine cellar, indoor lap pool with sauna, eucalyptus flooring & wide, mahogany trim throughout. The owner spared no expense from choosing highly efficient GREEN construction, whole house generator, Rinaii propane water heaters to half-round copper gutters . Custom builder, Robb Construction, created the perfect blend of luxury with mountain elegance. A few custom details include locally hand-crafted mahogany doors, trim & cabinetry, stained glass accent windows & bath sinks made of copper with the exception of owner’s bath, sinks are Onyx. The kitchen is almost too gorgeous to think about cooking! Features such as coffered ceiling, bar sink handmade in Italy, appliances by Viking, Wolf & Bosch plus a Butler’s pantry that would make any entertainer swoon. Owner’s Suite offers exceptional views, balcony, 2 fireplaces & luxurious bath. Second floor media/game room with wet bar, 3 bedrooms & 3 baths. Terrace level includes wine cellar, huge entertainment space with bar & complete apartment with kitchen, living/dining, bedroom & bath. MLS# 597532 $3,950,000

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401 Park Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

COUNTRY ESTATE IN IV Y

434.977.4005 lwoodriff@loringwoodriff.com

355 SPRING LANE $1,195,000

Architecturally designed & sited on 7 private acres w/ landscaped borders & natural areas. 1-level living w/ 1st floor master suite & adjoining office. 3 add’l beds & baths in the main house plus garage studio apt. Versatile floor plan w/ open & private spaces, cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights & heart pine floors. Chef ’s kitchen, walk-in pantry & mudroom. Terrace level w/ tall ceilings, guest suite, exercise room & workshop. Outdoor pool house & salt water gunnite pool. Punkie Feil (434) 962-5222 or Elizabeth Feil Matthews (434) 284-2105. MLS# 597979

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498 EDNAM CIRCLE • $995,000 Built in 1998 w/ 3 beds, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, & year-round mtn views, the home has been tastefully updated by current owners. Light drenched rooms, gourmet kitchen w/ Wolf & Sub Zero appliances, spacious office w/ custom cabinetry, & slate patio w/ low stone walls & wisteria covered pergola. Kathy Hall (434) 987-6917. MLS# 597348

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100 ACRES IN FREE UNION - EXCELLENT VIEWS

9 HANDLEY WAY • $399,000 Lot 9 is just under 8 acres with well in place. Dead level, expansive, open portion of the acreage overlooks jaw-dropping mountain views and backs to almost 100 acres of permanently protected land under conservation easement. Loring Woodriff (434) 4662992 or Sydney Robertson (434) 284-0694. MLS# 588915

1286 GLENDOWER ROAD • $415,000 Surrounded by S. Albemarle farms, the Willamsburg style home sited on 4.58 private acres consists of wonderful reclaimed materials from many nearby estates. Welcoming entrance hall w/ reclaimed bannister & narrow pine railing leads to den w/ wide board oak floors. Updated kitchen, baths & flexible floor plan. Billie Magerfield (434) 962-8865. MLS# 597597

5281 FREE UNION ROAD • $1,850,000 Built in 1878, this original farmhouse in W. Albemarle county sits on 100 scenic acres. Perched to maximize strong Blue Ridge views, the farmhouse has been restored to embellish its original charm w/ exposed beams & heart pine floors. Second home is a 2006 Cape Cod w/ wraparound porch. Erin Garcia (434) 981-7245. MLS# 595684

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410 CARRSBROOK DRIVE • $339,900 Just off 29 w/ direct access to Downtown via parkway. Enter on main level w/ large living room, dining room & eat-in kitchen. Up a half flight of stairs to 3 beds & 2 baths. Terrace level rec room w/ wood burning FP, flex room & half bath. Plenty of parking w/ 1-car garage, rear carport & 2 add’l parking areas. Rebecca White (434) 531-5097. MLS# 597375

1025 PELHAM DRIVE • $577,500 Custom-built by Southland Homes in of Hidden Hills. Primarily 1-level living features spacious rooms, fine custom details, 1st flr Guest Suite, abundant natural light, brick fireplace with wood stove, Breakfast Room, & Butler’s Pantry. Over-sized 2-car garage with 3rd bay. Tommy Brannock (434) 981-1486. MLS# 596045

6410 INDIAN RIDGE DRIVE • $939,000 This Earth Craft, modern Cape in Indian Springs is less than 10 mins to the airport. Gorgeous Brazilian wood floors flow throughout main level incl’ gourmet kitchen with large eating bar which opens to a vaulted great room with floor-to-ceiling windows & wood burning fireplace. Lindsay Milby (434) 962-9148. MLS# 596113

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1369 LANETOWN ROAD • $399,000 Quintessential updated 1920 Farmhouse. Charming touches, classic selections, hardwood floors, 2 porches, 2 parking areas, & sunlight streaming through the windows. Incredible Crozet setting is precisely 1 mile from King Family Vineyards & biking distance to downtown Crozet. Tommy Brannock (434) 981-1486. MLS# 595140

200 GARRETT STREET #405 $585,000 Chic, efficient Downtown gem with a spot on floor plan. Totally open and welcoming living/ entertaining floor plan in immaculate condition. 2 bedroom condo at the Gleason, 4th floor with city views to the North. 1 secure garage parking space, secure storage bin, master bedroom suite with walk in closet, high end kitchen, deck, fireplace, all a 3 block walk to the Downtown Mall and closer to numerous other Downtown amenities. Extraordinary built-ins and light fixtures. Reidar Stiernstrand (434) 284-3005. MLS# 597516

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