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Scenery, Rich History, Cultural Amenities, Affordable Home Prices BY KEN WILSON


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Simply put, your vision is our vision. With Peak Builders, Design/Build means Design/Build. From start to finish, every detail—every inch of your home—is as you dream it.

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Whether you have Pinterest boards for every room or an old folder full of magazine clippings, we welcome it all. We immerse ourselves completely in new design projects, working to get a full understanding of your design aesthetic, your budget and your wish list. As a true design/build firm, we have the experience and resources to bring your vision to reality. Building a custom home is significant. Partner with a builder you can trust.

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Fabulous 100 acre farm with 3 ponds, open pasture land & lovely woodlands. Circa 1783 farmhouse has been thoughtfully renovated w/ luxurious finishes. Light-filled rooms. The kitchen features custom cabinets, island with quartzite top, granite countertops, and a Bertazzoni gas range. Beautiful fireplace surrounds. 3 large bedrooms & stunning bathrooms. Large, outdoor dining porch. Detached 3 car garage w/ workshop, mudroom and 2nd floor apartment. The apartment has an open floor plan, 2 bedrooms and a deck overlooking a pond. $1,200,000 C U O N N D TR E AR C T

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One of a kind, top quality home in Northern Albemarle with mountain views. Home features beautiful wood details, extensive decks, custom kitchen and master bath. Magnificent views from the 1st floor master and family room. The 2nd floor has an open bonus room with skylights. Terrace level offers 10’ ceilings, rec room, gym, kitchenette, full bath and a large unfinished space; opens to a wraparound deck with views! Convenient to the Hollymead Town Center, NGIC & GE. Near Preddy Creek Trail which has 570 acres for hiking, biking and riding trails. $850,000

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FABULOUS LAKEFRONT SETTING! 1.9 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Tastefully updated. Expansive decks overlooking the waterfall and lake. Great view of the lake from the family room which opens to a deck that leads to the attached greenhouse. Features include; 2 masonry fireplaces, hardwood floors, lovely foyer and study. Eat-in kitchen has inset maple cabinets. Large workshop/studio on terrace level, plus lots of room for storage. Quite and yet so convenient to everything! $550,000

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Amazing “Quality of Life” is found here in this beautiful, west facing, residence in Charlottesville’s premier 55+ Independent living community. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is one of the larger units with 1981 sq. ft. A 20’ wall of windows overlooks a manicured lawn, out to the Blue Ridge. Large, formal dining room(could be a family room) plus a den allow for gracious living. Fabulous common areas on each floor. 75’ indoor heated pool, work out rooms, library, ping pong and billiards room. Accommodations for overnight guests. $480,000

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What’s Happening Around Town? Families Helping Families announces campaign to help children’s learning during pandemic Families Helping Families (FHF) is a new community fund working to overcome obstacles to learning in Albemarle County Public Schools during the

COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. FHF serves students and educators by providing grants directly to Albemarle County public schools. FHF will also work to help connect families with existing resources in the community. “There is an imbalance in funding support provided by outside agencies school by school. We know that extra resources allow expanded learning opportunities that occur inside and outside the classrooms. These funds are intended for

families and schools to address teaching and learning barriers,” said Dr. Bernard Hairston, Assistant Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools. FHF is currently raising $150,000 from individuals, businesses, and foundations to help overcome obstacles for kids trying to learn during this difficult time. Within the next 3 years, the group hopes to raise $500,000 to support ongoing student learning needs. The fund is managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and gifts are tax-deductible. Research shows that race, social, and economic status continue to correlate with which students are successful in school. Families Helping Families works for equity by creating stronger working relationships with families and communities to ensure each student’s success. As the name suggests, Families Helping Families is made up of Albemarle County families volunteering to help with this initiative. One mother who works as a graphic designer is mentoring Desi, an 8th grade student at Jack Jouett Middle School. Desi built the FHF website and is helping manage social media. “I hope this reaches a lot of people who need help. Our community is coming together to help each other not only during these hard times with COVID, but afterwards as well. I am happy to do what I can so that a classmate or another student can have help,” said Desi. For questions about the fund or how to make a donation, email familieshf@ gmail.com, call 434-260-1079, or visit www.albemarlefhf.org.

Building Community in Unprecedented Times CNE Reports Out on Meeting the Challenges of 2020, Creating Opportunities in 2021 Looking Back with Appreciation 2020 was a year that tested the world, our nation, our local communities and the nonprofit sector in unimaginable ways. Many organizations struggled through significant challenges that required adaptability, grace, strength and shared good will to keep critical services viable. We at CNE would like to take this opportunity to reflect on and appreciate the strength and common purpose of our sector in the past year as we turn our energy and purpose towards future possibilities. The nonprofit sector worked collaboratively with partners in government, business and education to deliver on critical missions in very hard circumstances, with innovation and resilience at the forefront for all of us. Issues around public health, economic security, and social justice all demanded a strong and meaningful response. At CNE specifically, that meant keeping our focus on the unique investments we make in the organizations that build community in our service regions. Here are a few examples of what our work in 2020 looked like in action resulting in tangible and impactful outcomes . . . • A virtual Philanthropy Day that attracted 450 attendees from across the country—our largest group ever reflecting a 10 percent increase from last year—40 percent or 180 attendees were first tim-

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• Hands on support helped to infuse urgently needed federal and state resources into our community’s nonprofit sector including working directly with 75 organizations to obtain COVID relief funding - New, responsive “just in time” trainings rolled out tailored to rapidly emerging needs including New Normal Workshops and scenario planning toolkit, Understanding COVID Financial Resources and Relief Available to Nonprofits. • Overall training participation increased 6-fold over the same time last year during the first three months of the pandemic. Twenty-five percent more participants accessed CNE training programs this year compared to 2019, and the usefulness of the training was indicated by 99 percent of participants reporting that they would share what they learned with others at their organization. • Deepening our partnerships with funders in other regions. CNE continues to deepen our capacity building partnerships with The PATH Foundation in Warrenton, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge in Staunton, the Cameron Foundation in Petersburg, and the Obici Healthcare Foundation in Suffolk. Across partnerships, CNE provided over 260 instances of technical assistance—a response to a question or request for information, resources, or support related to any aspect of operating a nonprofit. Each partnership brings wider connections that encourage learning, sharing, and growth among nonprofits regardless of geography—proving critical during COVID-19.

• Kept the critical work of equity at the forefront of the community’s conscious-

• 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector - As part of CNE’s Finance Academy, sponsored by CFA Institute, CNE has engaged close to 70 local nonprofit leaders and funders to identify key financial and other practices that contribute to a healthy nonprofit. Inspired by the opportunity to build a common language and understanding around sustainable nonprofit business practices, and guided by national frameworks, CNE has created 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector, a guide for nonprofits and funders. Starting in 2021, CNE will offer programming and partner with funders to encourage understanding and use of the principles across the sector. • ReImagineCVA - ReImagineCVA.org is an online resource CNE is developing in partnership with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, Thriving Communities Group, and the Equity Center at UVA. ReImagineCVA will be THE place for learning about and engaging with nonprofits and community organizations doing important work in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange. The site is being designed as a resource that informs the community of all the different ways to become involved with the social sector, driving board members and volunteers to where they are needed and connecting donors to the causes and initiatives that need their support. We expect to go live in early 2021.

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• Advocacy for the nonprofit sector that resulted in direct federal and state level action. CNE hosted a statewide Virtual Town Hall with Senators Kaine and Warner, attended by more than 250 nonprofits, to bring federal attention to issues faced by nonprofits and their clients. Also spearheaded a letter to Governor Northam, supported by 12 capacity building and Chamber of Commerce organizations and representing thousands of nonprofits across the state after which the Governor announced major changes to the state’s Rebuild VA grant program, widening program eligibility to many more nonprofits and increasing the funds available.

Looking Ahead with Purpose As we turn our attention from the challenges of 2020 to the opportunities and possibilities presented by 2021, CNE is encouraged by the new national dialogue around unity which, critically paired with accountability, is core to our mission of building community. We are excited to preview several upcoming initiatives that build on hard learned lessons from last year and focus on what connects and supports the people who love and power the nonprofit sector.

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• Twenty-two new members bringing our total membership to 320 nonprofits who continued investing in their relationship with CNE during this time of crisis. Since July 2020, CNE has engaged in 170 hours of direct consulting with our members.

ness through direct conversation with 50 representatives from 30 different organizations. This CNE-led roundtable, “Leading Equity Work in Your Organization: A Panel Discussion,” was one of a number of programs sponsored by CNE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and enthusiasm from attendees led directly to a new workshop on “Frameworks for Addressing Organizational Inequity.”

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ers. This diverse and enthusiastic group shared a national experience led by an acclaimed women-of-color panel focusing on creating a just community. Event supporters, including 10 new sponsors, invested in CNE’s community building work at a generous level of giving resulting in a record amount of net revenue given reduced event expenses.


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ave a look around, and you’ll want to stay. Stay for the mountains and stay for the valleys, stay for the hills and stay for

the dales. “Augusta”—don’t think Caesar Augustus, think the 18th century princess of Wales who was mother of Britain’s King George III—is a pretty name, and Augusta County is one of the prettiest spots in a very pretty state. One of the oldest counties in Virginia, and one of the largest, Augusta was so sparsely populated for seven years after it was founded in 1738, that it didn’t even have a county government. Today it has a rich history. One of its most well-known historical figures is Grandma Moses (1860-1961), the folk artist who didn’t take up painting till age 78, but upon her death was recognized by President John F. Kennedy as “a beloved figure from American life.” Moses and her husband worked on Staunton area farms for nearly 20 years. That history includes President Woodrow Wilson, whose Staunton birthplace, referred to as the Manse, was built in 1846 and today houses his official presidential library and museum. Dwight D. Eisenhower toured Wilson’s birthplace in October 1960, addressing a crowd of 5,000 on the front portico of Mary Baldwin College. While in Augusta Eisenhower made time to see the white frame home in nearby Fort Defiance where his mother was born. Some Augusta folks remember gathering in freezing temperatures at the Staunton train station in March 1969, to pay their respects to the former president as the train carrying his body to its Kansas burial pulled in.

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Nowadays all sorts of folks make their homes and make their living in Augusta, largely a rural area still, but centrally located with easy access to recreation, commercial development, and cultural delights like great museums and farmto-table restaurants. The mountains bring them here, and then they discover the George Washington National Forest, and 25-acre, springfed Sherando Lake. They discover the American Shakespeare Center, the Frontier Culture Museum, and the burgeoning music and restaurant scene in the picturesque of town of Staunton, and they spend a few hours at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro.

A Diversified Economy Dubbed the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy” during the Civil War, but subject to burning and wrecking under Union Major Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Augusta County Family farms have been a vital part of the county’s economy since its founding. Its agricultural heritage preserves its beautiful landscape and shapes its strong work ethic. Today it is home to both traditional farming operations as well as fascinating agritourism destinations, including a farm-brewery with hops grown on-site. Staunton alone can claim four breweries; Waynesboro has three more.

The Manse, birthplace to President Woodrow Wilson.


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Unique fixer upper! Circa 1930’s Railroad House set on 2 acres in Covesville. Lovely double front porches. First floor is a separate apartment. Second floor, which is accessed from the back, is at ground level. Come out to see the possibilities! $185,000

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Move In Ready! One level living in Old Trail! Energy efficient home with partially finished basement. Looks deceivingly small from the outside yet there is over 5,000 sq. ft. expertly designed to fit a variety of needs. 6” Castilian walnut floors, large rooms, sizable closets, custom master closet, deep front porch and lovely patio. This home is perfect for entertaining, working and learning remotely. Come visit in person or ask for a virtual tour through FaceTime. Owner is RE agent. $626,000

Visit Polyface Farm in Swope, VA.

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request, and Lunatic tours (“More fun than a theme park roller coaster ride.”) twice a month. The ten rolling acres of Project GROWS Farm produce 12,000+ pounds of food each year, food that makes its way to kids and families on the farm, in school, and throughout the community. Project GROWS depends on the support of community volunteers—individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are welcome—who help out from late March through November. Gardeners browse and dream at Pebble Hall in Weyers Cave, where wildflowers and herbs are plentiful, and at Andre Viette Farm & Nursery in Fishersville, where the Viette family has grown and tested herbaceous perennials for over 70 years. Viette’s extensive tree, flower, English rock, butterfly, and water gardens stretch across more than six acres and are always open, even when the Garden Center is closed. Some small farms supply meat or produce for farmer’s markets in North Augusta, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro and Staunton. Open to growers within a 75mile radius of the city, Staunton’s market will reopen in April on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Local meat and produce supplies local restaurants as well. Farm-to-table dining beckons in Staunton, originally the

Beautiful, conveniently zoned commercial and minutes from Staunton on Churchville Avenue. Live, play, work or operate your own business in this thoughtfully renovated Victorian Style Farm Home, rich with Churchville history dating back to the original settlers. Known then as Jennings Branch and later, the Village. With its large wraparound porch, wonderful columns, upgraded Aluminum siding, and detached two-car garage, it is the crown jewel of this charming tree-lined community. Call to view this beautiful and wellloved home - before it’s gone! $269,900 • MLS# 611975

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With 1,729 farms on 286,195 acres according to latest statistics, Augusta currently has more farm acreage than any other Virginia county. In terms of agricultural output, it is the second most productive county in the Commonwealth but ranks first in the state for production of beef cattle, sheep and lambs, and second in milk cow products. It boasts more than 30,000 head of beef cattle and 9,000 sheep and lambs and is also one of the state’s largest poultry producers. What some Augustans want are minifarms, just large enough for a vegetable patch, or a horse, cow, or herd of goats (or a few llamas). Grow-your-own-foodies are inspired by Joel Salatin’s nationally known and highly influential Polyface Farm (“Your Clean Meat Connection”) in Swope, where livestock and poultry are moved frequently from pasture to pasture (or, “to new salad bars,” as Salatin puts it), for the sake of soil maintenance and good nutrition. A self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer,” Salatin, 62, is also a bestselling author with a dozen books to his name, and an advocate for the locavore movement, which prioritizes eating locally grown or produced food. Polyface offers Self-Guided tours (yes, in 2021) from Mondays through Saturdays, Grass Stains (guided) tours upon scheduled

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county seat, now an independent city just about in the middle of the county, at foodie favorites like Zynodoa, LUNdCH and The Shack. Beer lovers can spend a long weekend sampling Augusta’s brews and enjoying its scenic drives in between. Staunton alone has three breweries. Waynesboro has several more, including Stable Craft Brewing, located on a farm, where Tennessee Walker horses were once raised and trained. While Augusta’s governmental, services, and trade sectors are very strong, manufacturing accounts for approximately 30 percent of county jobs. Manufacturing is concentrated in and around Stuarts Draft, Verona, and Weyers Cave. Roughly 20 percent of the Augusta workforce works in manufacturing at companies like McKee Foods, The Hershey Company, Shamrock, PlyGem, and Daikin. Fishersville is the county’s life sciences corridor, with anchors such as Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in Staunton, plus Augusta Health, a 224-bed general medical and surgical hospital, and Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center, both in Fishersville. The Target Distribution Center in Stuarts Draft and Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville are two of the County’s largest employers. The County’s unemployment rate is traditionally lower than that of either the state or federal government.

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A Place to Call Home “Augusta County is a great place to live, work and play,” says Breanna Grandstaff, REALTOR® with Augusta Realty Group, LTD. Drawn in part by the county’s comparatively inexpensive land and housing prices, Grandstaff and her husband came to Augusta from Charlottesville eleven years ago, settling first in Waynesboro and now on two country acres. Nowadays Grandstaff relishes the larger lot sizes, the relatively small amount of traffic, and the vast outdoor activities— “Christmas tree farms, pumpkin

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education right at home as well. Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, founded in 1842, is a highly regarded residential women’s college, which also offers an online program for both men and women and an adult degree program. It began admitting male residential students in 2017. Mary Baldwin is proud of its diversity. Currently it counts students from 32 states. While so far only 7.7 percent of its students are male, its campus has greater than average racial diversity, with White, Black (22.3 percent), Hispanic/Latino (10 percent), Asian and other groups represented there. Mary Baldwin has a surprising age diversity as well: 19.3 percent of students are adults 35 and over. Over in Weyers Cave, Blue Ridge Community College, founded in 1967, offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The College also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry.

Stroll quintessential Charlottesville among the notable Victorians. Lexington Ave is pristine and adored by all who visit. This charming city home hasbeen extensively renovated; featuring redesigned character in all bathrooms, master suite created on 3rd level with tremendous banquette seating & abundant light.Ornate fixtures throughout the home convey. All rooms feature unique shelves, custom art features & organic tile and Onyx detail. Large level fenced yard with playstructure, abundant parking in both the front and rear. MLS# 611555 $ 945,000

Country Living in Convenient Location. Close to NGIC, Hollymeade, Pantops. Private Stocked Pond & almost 5 acres in Albemarle County. Main Level Master Suite, Tiled Dual Head Shower, Bamboo Hardwoods in Living Room, Eat In Kitchen w Stainless Appliances & Granite Counters. Covered Front Porch w View of your pond & pasture. Covered rear deck & Finished Basement with HUGE Family Room, 2nd Full Laundry Room, 3rd Full Bathroom & 4th Bedroom. 6 miles to Proffitt Rd.9 Miles to Hollymeade Town Center. MLS# 605931 $535,000

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patches and sunflower fields are just a few of my favorites,” she notes—not to mention those mountain views. But the country life she enjoys now hasn’t come at the cost of practical concerns. She works in nearby Waynesboro at the telecommunications company, Lumos Networks (a Segra company), and enjoys easy access to Augusta Health, an excellent community hospital in Fishersville.

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half baths, open, main level floor plans, kitchens with oversized islands and space for dining, and garages. The 32 units in the two Gables East Condominium buildings in Fishersville, just minutes from I-81, I-64, and Augusta Health Hospital come with open floor plans, screened-in balconies, storage units, great views, and elevator service. The community enjoys new sidewalks, common areas, a gazebo, and plenty of off-street parking. There is so much to see and do in Augusta. Go antiquing in Fishersville,

Verona, and Stuarts Draft. Step back further in time and deepen your imagination of the early American experience with a visit to the Frontier Museum in Staunton, a living history museum that tells the story of the people who migrated from the Old World to the New and the lives they created in the Shenandoah Valley. Take in some anything-but-stuffy Shakespeare in Staunton at American Shakespeare Center in the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s own indoor theatre.

While the Center performs contemporary work, it is best known for its brisk and lively performances of the Bard’s own plays observing late 16th/early 17th century conventions: house lights up, actors doubling roles (and some Shakespeareanstyle gender confusion), minimal sets, and a sprinkling of songs. The American Shakespeare Center is not stuffy. Go hiking or climbing or hit the back roads in a car or on a bike and grab lunch in a picturesque little village like Middlebrook and McKinley or Greenville. You’re in Augusta; and aren’t you glad?

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Sophisticated house hunters attracted by Augusta’s beauty and laidback lifestyle often look to Staunton, noted for the quality and diversity of its architecture, comprising styles including Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Folk Victorian, Queen Anne, Craftsman and Colonial Revival. A two-story Collins home, currently for sale, sits on a three-quarters acre lot just a few blocks from historic downtown, and has been almost completely remodeled and enhanced with chandeliers and a zodiac tile fireplace. A three-story, circa 1870, Greek Revival with a huge front porch in downtown Staunton was first a Women’s Institute, then converted to a residence around 1904. Handsome architectural highlights include 12-foot ceilings, parquet floors, pocket doors, and a front door with transom and sidelights. All 12 windows are original. Nearby Waynesboro, where buyers get a little more bang for their buck, is a good place to look for a starter home. The townhomes in the city’s Evershire community feature three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-a-

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Enjoy mountain views of the historic Southwest Mountains from this livable 4-BR residence on 6 private acres. Convenient and quick to Pantops, Historic Downtown Mall, and UVA. Within steps of all the amenities at Keswick Hall. MLS#611672 $989,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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1954 Milton Grigg 8-BR residence on over 2.5 acres. Fronting the 17th fairway in Farmington, offering a quality-built home, gorgeous setting, and prime location only minutes to UVA and Downtown. MLS#606911 $4,950,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WALNUT HILLS

HISTORIC Georgian Revival mansion built c.1878 by Gov. James Kemper on 373 splendid acres, guest cottage, and a complement of farm buildings. Long frontage on Rapidan River. MLS#574009 $3,490,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455 www.WalnutHillsVa.com

Designed by local architect Richard Funk and built on a lot that provides privacy and gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views. First-floor master, living room with fireplace, spacious gourmet chef ’s kitchen with breakfast area opening to screened porch, dining room with bay window and wet bar, family room with built-in book shelves and fireplace. Second floor: 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and storage. Walk-out lower level: 2 bedrooms, full bath, exercise room, rec room, and ample storage. MLS#613341 $1,195,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

KESWICK COUNTRY CLUB

Bordering (Full Cry)Pete Dye golf course and lake, within grounds of Keswick Hall, 5-star luxury resort, is this magnificent 5-bedroom residence constructed of the finest materials with attention to every detail. MLS#603398 $4,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.FairwayDriveAtKeswick.com

RIVANDALE FARM

An oasis of tranquility and fine country living within 20 miles of Charlottesville, 14 miles to CHO Airport. 177 private acres with c.1901 classic Virginia farm house, completely remodeled and updated. MLS#609244 $3,795,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.RivandaleVa.com

TOTIER HILLS FARM

Exquisite brick mansion, superb quality construction and features in over 9,000 finished square feet. On 98 gently rolling acres with total privacy, a stream, and pond. Only 5 minutes to shops, 15 miles to UVA. MLS#600284 $2,700,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.TotierHillsFarm.com

EDNAM FOREST

A true gem perched on 1.5 private acres in Ednam Forest! This stately c. 1963 4-bedroom Georgian is well-located within walking distance to Boar’s Head Inn & Sports Club. Nearly level lawn surrounded by beautifully manicured landscaping. MLS#608474 $1,845,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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JOHNSON HOUSE

Virginia farm house nestled in historic district of Covesville located 14 miles south of Charlottesville in a valley of rural farmsteads with agricultural fields and wooded mountainsides. The home is wellmaintained with 3BR, 2BA, improved kitchen with tile flooring, granite counter tops, painted cabinets, new refrigerator and stove. Hardwood floors throughout. Front gated entrance lined with tall box bushes and a magnificent magnolia tree. Mostly open front pasture with nice pond in front. Remainder of acreage is wooded to top of back ridge. MLS#613228 $516,500 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610

KESWICK ESTATES

Exquisite English Country home on 2.5 acres. Very private with lovely views of the golf course and distant mountains. The architecturally designed, 7,000+ sf. residence offers LR, DR, gourmet kitchen, library, office, media room, and 5 BR. MLS#611738 $1,695,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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SWEET RETREAT

A retreat for all seasons! Enjoy total privacy from this mountain home offering distant Blue Ridge Mountain views across the Rockfish Valley. Sited on 14+ acres, the home offers 4 BR and 4.5 BA. MLS#610115 $995,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 www.330GraceGlen.com

MILTON VILLAGE

21-acre lot minutes east of Charlottesville. Level building site has well already drilled & soils tested for drain field. Fenced with 4-board along road frontage. Creek, small pond, and automatic waterers. Close to public Rivanna River access. MLS#612288 $375,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610

CRAWFORD’S KNOB

An opportunity to own a deeded Nature Preserve protected in perpetuity, a chance to purchase and hold wilderness, and to leave it largely unaltered. This property is ideal for the passive enjoyment of wild lands and the conservation minded buyer. MLS#608893 $1,900,000 Will Carr, 434.981.3065

AVENTADOR

Magnificent Georgian home with over 10,000 finished square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, main-level master, eat-in kitchen. Guest home, and 296+ acres with panoramic pastoral and mountain views. MLS#602894 $4,750,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.AventadorVA.com

ASHCROFT

Stunning mountain views abound throughout this bright, spacious, 4-BR residence. Privately tucked on 2.26 acres adjoining common space. Located minutes from Pantops, UVA, and all Charlottesville has to offer. MLS#607638 $1,145,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

BURNLEY ROAD

Choose your builder and build your dream home on one of 3 private lots in Northern Albemarle. 5+ to 9+ acres. Exceptional Blue Ridge Mtn. views with privacy. Close proximity to NGIC, airport, shopping, and University Research Park. Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

EDNAM

Sophisticated living just seconds from amenities and conveniences of Charlottesville and UVA. Brick residence has gracious main level with inviting entrance hall, large LR with FP, DR, gourmet kitchen with sitting/breakfast area. MLS#606719 $925,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

RICHMOND

Nearly two acres in the City of Richmond on desirable Rothesay Circle with potential river views. Open woodland with mature hardwoods and small fields. Minutes from Carytown, James River Park, and downtown. MLS#2031412 $449,000 Philip Reed, 804.833.8325

SUNNYSIDE

Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

LONESOME MOUNTAIN ROAD

5-acre lot that 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 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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GILBERT STATION ROAD

Wonderfully private, 67-acre tract of land approximately 11 miles north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Mostly wooded with a creek and road frontage. Tremendous views. MLS#552156 $565,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

FRAY’S GRANT

Two fabulous home sites mostly in beautiful hardwoods, gently rolling and PRICED BELOW TAX ASSESSMENTS! The first lot has 21 acres, the second lot has 44+ acres, private settings and frontage on the Rivanna River. Ten minutes to airport, excellent shopping. Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 for pricing.

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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2021 THERE WERE 63 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 16 were in Albemarle with an average price of $508,566 n 7 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $330,853 n 16 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $309,186 n 4 were in Greene with an average price of $387,475 n 6 were in Louisa with an average price of $454,097 n 3 were in Madison with an average price of $1,258,333 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $324,759 n 1 was in Orange with a price of $740,000 n 2 were in Staunton with an average price of $195,500 n 1 was in Waynesboro with a price of $249,900

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www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100

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www.co.fluvanna.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.925 per $100

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www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.68 per $100

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www.nelsoncounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

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R O Y W H E E L E R R E A LT Y C O . SINCE 1927

SANDY BRANCH RESORT FARM

2 Burnley Station Road Waterfront parcel of 5.96 acres $235,000 mls 612451 Barb Kelley, 434-882-2520

STORYBOOK CAPE COD

655 Harrison Street 4 BR, 3 BA, 2795 SQ FT $425,000 mls 608408 Steve White, 434-242-8355

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

2 Ragged Mountain Drive 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 5000 SQ FT $1,295,000 mls 601803 Jim McVay, 434-962-3420

UNDER CONTRACT

CUSTOM-BUILT BRICK RESIDENCE

2330 Homestead Farm Road 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 5614 SQ FT $1,525,000 mls 611677 Steve White, 434-242-8355

FOX HAVEN

511 Shelton Mill Road Charlottesville 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3872 SQ FT $1,990,000 mls 612924 Duke Merrick, 434-962-5658

FIREFLY FARM

12570 Chicken Mountain Road 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4510 Sq Ft, 100 Acres $3,200,000 mls 609301 Jane Porter Fogleman, 434-981-1274

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Ragged Mountain Drive 3.02 acres, Ivy Creek frontage $285,000 mls 580314 Jim McVay, 434-962-3420

PRIVATE HARDWOOD PARCEL

Sweet Hollow Lane 4.23 acres with flat building site $104,500 mls 611083 Steve White, 434-242-8355

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