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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

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VERULAM FARM

Landmark estate just west of University of Virginia on 500 acres. Classic home of the highest standards with elegant spaces, 5 bedroom suites, formal gardens, pool, cottage, event barn, and bold mountain views creating a one-of-a-kind offering. MLS#597954 Andrew Middleditch, 434.981.1410

MERIDIEN

Private, peaceful, and perfect—a sophisticated country estate offering stunning Blue Ridge views from over 40 rolling acres, 9 miles NW of Charlottesville. C. 1840, character-rich yet modernized home with 5 BR and 3.5 BA. Under conservation easement. MLS#613521 $3,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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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

Magnificent Georgian manor home with expert craftsmanship, fine details throughout, gracious style, and modern amenities. Over 10,000 finished sq. ft. including 6 BR, 6 full and 2 half baths, main-level master, fabulous eatin kitchen, and numerous entertaining spaces. Guest home and 296+ acres with panoramic pastoral and mountain views. Well-located in protected area 16 miles from Charlottesville. Open photo gallery for extensive information and pictures. MLS#602894 $4,750,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.AventadorVA.com

RUSTLING OAKS

Attractive, well-built residence on 4.09+/- mostly wooded acres, end of cul-de-sac location, 3BR/3.5BA, high ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, large wellproportioned rooms, finished bonus room above 2-car garage, full unfinished walk-out basement. MLS #614704 $1,385,000. Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

KESWICK

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

WOODLANDS

Beautifully restored 1780s Colonial on 293 acres in Northampton County. This historic home has 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA. Property has access to deep water on the Machipongo River which flows into the Atlantic. Rare offering. MLS#614051 $1,495,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 WoodlandsFarmVa.com

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Stunning Colonial Revival style circa 1913 residence has been recently restored to perfection. The current owners lovingly and thoughtfully preserved the exterior and interior architectural details yet have used modern high end finishes for a huge “wow” factor. The floor plan is updated for an easy, comfortable lifestyle. Great flexibility in this fourbedroom, five-bath brick home with coveted private backyard and off-street parking. Walk to the amenities of the Historic Downtown Mall and UVA. MLS#608794 $1,549,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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

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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

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FOOTHILLS FARM

Private, peaceful, & scenic with idyllic setting & views! 170 acres of pristine farmland with c. 1921, 4-BR farmhouse. Separate 1-BR, 1-BA apartment above 2-bay detached garage. Currently used as cattle farm, property includes barn & additional outbuildings. MLS#613650 $1,585,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SIX MILES NORTHWEST

Private 4.29 acres, spacious Traditional brick home, built circa 2006, 4 BR and 4.5 BA, attached 3-bay garage and detached 2 bays. Meriwether Elementary District, NO HOA, only 6 miles to Barracks Road Shopping Center. MLS#614079 $1,250,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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

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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

BLANDEMAR FARM ESTATES

25.4 acres with varying topography and amazing rock outcroppings. Unique design opportunities to create a stunning residence with magnificent views. Convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. Fiber optic available. MLS#593358 $554,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD

Nice, mostly wooded residential building lot in Meriwether Lewis School District! Great privacy, 1.72± acres, beautiful rural setting in an area of large farm and estate properties. Located approximately 15 miles NW of Charlottesville. MLS#613685 $125,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

BUFFALO RIVER ROAD

Elevated 21-acre tract, mostly mature hardwood forest and road frontage in northwest Albemarle. Elevated homesite offers potential panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views with some clearing. Adjacent 21 acres also for sale. MLS#614424 $260,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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

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

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EDNAM FOREST

Wonderfully large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

JOHNSON HOUSE

3-BR, 2-BA Virginia farm-house nestled in historic district of Covesville, located only 14 miles south of Charlottesville. Mostly open front pasture with nice pond in front. Remainder of acreage is wooded to top of back ridge. Century Link internet. MLS#613228 $516,500 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610


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Exceptionally renovated c.1925 residence. Easy walk to The Corner, Grounds, Downtown and Barracks Road Shopping Center. The owner has created an amazing compliment to details, design, light and craftsmanship.

BARRACKS

Tucked privately behind towering boxwood hedges, this c. 1922 Eugene Bradbury masterpiece on an expansive double parcel is within easy walking distance of the University.

BELMONT

Elegant and unique, stone Country French home located in sought-after University neighborhood. Formal living room with fireplace, built-in bookcases & handsome moldings.

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Selling for David Lingerfelt, Substitute Trustee Property: 601 Bridge St, Danville, VA (tax parcel 21459) Type: Occupied Apartment Building - 74 units Occupancy: 93%, opportunity to fill vacancies at mkt rate Buildings: Two historic buildings adapted for reuse: the Tobacco Company Cigar Factory, circa 1894, and the Waddill Printing Company, circa 1926. Redeveloped into apartments in 2004 with two stair and elevator towers added to connect the buildings and provide full ADA accessibility. Size: 87,704 sq.ft. on 1.7 acres Features: secured entry access, elevators, community room, patio terrace, 24hr maintenance, on-site mgmt. Location: Very attractive location w/ much to offer tenants • Adjacent to the popular Riverwalk Trail • One block from Averett University’s Riverview Campus • Near restaurants, breweries, shops, & attractions incl. the Science Center, Community Mkt, Carrington Pavilion, etc Tax Assm’t: $7,259,000 Value-Add: Foreclosure removes rent restrictions giving an outstanding opportunity to increase rents to market rate. After 3 years, restrictions are removed completely. AGENT ON SITE (appt req’d - call or visit website) • Tue, Mar.23, Noon-4PM • Tue, Mar.30, Noon-4PM • Tue, Apr.6, Noon-4PM • Other dates avail. by appt. DIR TO PROPERTY: Main St. to Memorial Dr. 1/4mi to L on Newton St to R on Bridge St. Property on left.

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Charlottesville’s Sought-After

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“The Rugby area of Charlottesville is a very popular area,” declares Associate REALTOR® Georgia Lindsey of Charlottesville’s Nest Realty. “It has architecturally attractive homes on tree-lined streets in a long-established area.”


Where Exactly is the Rugby Area?

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Why do Home Buyers Like Rugby? “There is real appeal in the Rugby area and it’s always been at the upper end of prices in Charlottesville,” says Lindsey. “It’s a quiet area, very residential, right in the middle of town, but without busy streets.” The area is mostly built out with virtually no vacant lots for new construction. These are mostly older neighborhoods, she adds, and often there is just one entry to a neighborhood so

there are cul-de-sacs and dead ends with no through traffic. “The Rugby area is certainly appreciated for its proximity to the University and easy access to all other areas of Charlottesville, including dining and shopping,” Lindsey continues. “There are other special aspects too, including larger lots. Half of the homes sold in the Rugby area last year were on lots of a halfacre or more with mature landscaping.” She adds that the homes themselves often feature handsome architectural design with five-to-six bedrooms. “They are individual in design and detail with no two alike,” she continues. “In fact, some are close to 100 years old with wellmaintained exteriors and thoughtfully updated and renovated interiors. People are very drawn to the classic outward appearance of the properties.” “It’s just a beautiful, picturesque area,” chimes in Inessa Telefus, a REALTOR®

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It’s a bit hard to define, concedes Lindsey. “It’s such a popular area, people want to say that’s where they live.” That desire tends to “stretch” the edges. Generally, however, it’s considered to encompass a number of neighborhoods from University Avenue and the Rugby Road corridor to Route 29 and the 250 Bypass. Rugby Road begins at University Avenue opposite the UVA Rotunda and continues to Preston Avenue. Along the way it is home to numerous architecturally significant dwellings constructed in different decades from the 1920s onward. Although these large homes were originally built as single-family properties, a number now serve as fraternity and sorority houses. Also on Rugby Road are the UVA President’s House, the University of Virginia School of Architecture, and Fayerweather Hall—originally built in the late 1800s as a gymnasium and now home to the McIntire Department of Art. Madison House is here as well. This non-profit organization typically coordinates several thousand UVA students with volunteer opportunities at nearly 150 community partner organizations in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region. During this COVID year, they have adapted many of their programs with an innovative pivot to virtual volunteering. Also of interest (and occasional amusement) is the Beta Bridge, built in 1923, which is frequently repainted—sometimes daily. The Fralin Museum of Art at the

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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

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with Loring Woodruff Real Estate Associates. “The houses don’t come on the market often and when they do, they move very quickly.” Other selling points include that neighborhood students attend the well-regarded Venable Elementary School, and the fact that many Rugby area homes are within a mile of the University, so residents can walk to the Grounds or The Corner—the bend in the University Avenue that’s home to University-related shops and eateries. Telefus adds that in the past year she knows of at least two families who sold properties in the Rugby area in order to buy another within the same neighborhood. “They liked where they were living,” she says, “and were both upsizing.” In fact, she continues, people often upsize with an addition to their existing property because these older homes tend to have larger lots than those of dwellings built in the last couple decades as the land itself became more expensive. This means there is room to expand on an existing lot.

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Nearby Neighborhoods “Rugby is typically on the higher end of pricing in our local real estate market,” Lindsey observes. “So far in 2021, we’ve seen two homes close their sales, two go under contract, and currently have two available on the market, with the average sales price so far this year being $1.4 million. In 2020, there were 11 homes sold in the Rugby area, with an average sales price of just over $1 million.” On the other hand, there are nearby neighborhoods with many of the ame-

nities, but more modest housing budgets. Where Rugby Road meets Preston Avenue, it makes a quick jog to become Rugby Avenue which continues to McIntire Park. Rugby Avenue travels to and through several neighborhoods adjoining the Rugby area including Rugby Hills,

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2 years new! Come see this beautiful still new home on premium lot with incredible views in desirable Avinity neighborhood. This beautiful spacious home is loaded with upgrades and ready for occupancy. The owners spared no expense to make this the most desirable home in the neighborhood. Entire home level features beautiful luxury vinyl plank flooring ,entry level features, one car garage, large family room,, full bath and fenced in backyard; Main level features gourmet island kitchen with double oven, stainless steel appliances, gas range, pantry, gray cabinets, granite counter tops, large dining area, bright open living room and large deck; Third level features master suite, 2 additional bedrooms and full bath; 4th level features loft area leading out to terrace level overlooking beautiful farm. MLS# 615275 $449,900

One level living just minutes from Charlottesville, Interstate 64 and local attractions. This affordable updated 3 bedroom 2 bath home has been freshly painted and has brand new flooring throughout. Kitchen has been updated. Brand New roof. New stove and refrigerator to be installed soon. Large level lot. Large storage shed.

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Southern Pines, Greenleaf, Rose Hill, and others. Lindsey observes that, like Rugby itself, the majority of homes in these neighborhoods are owner-occupied single-family dwellings. The area serves as a sort of transition from Downtown Char-

lottesville to the University and consists primarily of medium-sized, moderately priced homes. Many of these neighborhoods are walking distance to Greenleaf and McIntire Parks and convenient to UVA and Downtown Charlottesville. “These neighborhoods,” Lindsey points out, “serve as popular options for anyone considering Charlottesville real estate.” In 2020, the homes sold in these neighborhoods generally had 2-4 bedrooms and were mostly built between 1947 and 1965. Prices ranged from $285 thousand to $849 thousand with an average of $525 thousand. Homes in these areas tend to be older, so trees and plantings are mature, and many folks are longtime residents. These are attractive, friendly neighborhoods that often have limited entrances, which prevent busy through traffic. Most have some sort of Neighborhood Association. The Greenleaf area, for example, is a post-World-War-Two community with a number of modest homes and bungalows on smaller lots. Carol Morrill, RN, a UVA Neonatal ICU nurse and a nursing instructor, lives in the Rugby Hills/Greenleaf Park area. “In years past,” she says, “we had a vibrant Neighborhood Association that often spearheaded intergenerational gatherings at Greenleaf Park, which was a natural gathering place. We had a babysitting cooperative and hosted an annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume Parade, and Neighborhood Potluck Picnics.” In these days of COVID-19 however, she says, the potlucks have evolved to

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centers, each offering a wide variety of vendors, theaters, and restaurants. Then, too, there are smaller retail enclaves like The Corner on University Avenue opposite the UVA Grounds with its variety of college-flavored eateries and shops. The area around Preston Avenue at 10th Street also offers distinctive shopping and dining. This is where the Dairy Market is opening gradually. Dating back to 1937, it was originally a dairy producing home-delivered milk, cheese and other products. Now, it’s completely remodeled and houses local creators of food and spirits from MOO THRU (ice cream) to Starr Hill (craft brewery) and more. Just across the street is Integral Yoga—a unique food store—and a branch of Sticks. Twice is Nice, an upscale resale store benefitting seniors, has two shops there as well. And, of course, Martin’s Hardware is a Saturday morning mecca for folks needing just the right plumbing, painting, or electrical item. The general area is served by Venable Elementary School, Walker Upper Elementary School, Buford Middle School, and Charlottesville High School. Specialized district-wide schools include

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food trucks which come by appointment to a local cul-de-sac for a night out (from a distance) with neighbors. “Another time recently,” she recalls, “a neighbor sponsored a porch concert to lower the feelings of isolation we all feel.” She adds that Greenleaf Park is temporarily closed due to renovations. “Usually,” she explains, “it’s a big draw for young families because of the spray ground water park and the beautiful rain garden.” She adds that the water is all recycled now to enhance water conservation. “We’re also on the regular beat for most dog owners in the neighborhood,” she adds, “because there is a trail through the woods along the 250 Bypass from Greenleaf to Walker School.” Her neighborhood’s nearness to the city is a big plus for Morrill who, in nice weather, often walks about 20 minutes to the hospital or bicycles—in less time—to work. “The Charlottesville Area Transit bus # 9 serves our area,” she says, “and it’s a free ride since COVID. The #9 loop goes past the new YMCA and the UVA hospital. It’s been a Godsend if I’m stuck in a storm and need to leave my bike parked at the hospital.”

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Schools, Shopping, Fitness While the entire area is almost completely residential, it is surrounded by easily accessible shopping, entertainment, and eateries. Substantial shopping settings include the Barracks Road Shopping Center, the Shops at Stonefield, the Historic Downtown Mall and other

Lugo-McGinniss Academy and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center. Morrill, the UVA nurse, mentions there are tentative plans in the works to convert Walker Upper Elementary—which now serves citywide 5th and 6th graders—to a preschool, but final decisions haven’t been made. The Crow Pool and Recreation Center on Rose Hill Drive is on the Walker School grounds and serves as an aquatics and fitness center for local students as well as a facility of the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation for all ages. The center is planning a slow reopening as COVID restrictions are gradually relaxed. The recently completed Brooks Family YMCA at McIntire Park offers a variety of fitness classes (observing COVID safety limits) for children and adults including a swim team for youngsters. All in all, the folks residing in the Rugby area and nearby neighborhoods enjoy the quiet residential lifestyle combined with close-in-ness for shopping, schools, entertainment, and fitness opportunities. Marilyn Pribus is a long-time contributor to The Real Estate Weekly.

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The Rose Hill section of town also adjoins Rugby. Betsy Phipps, a Social Worker with UVA Healthcare, has lived in the Rose Hill area for more than 20 years. “We raised two kids here,” she says. “They went to Venable which is nearby. In fact, our house is within one mile of their elementary school and my husband’s and my jobs. It’s great to be so close.” Their home is in a nicely planned neighborhood with a single entrance which means the only auto traffic is residents and their guests. “Even though we are close to everything, we also feel like we’re off the beaten path,” she says. Phipps and her husband know many of the neighbors on their circle and the development has its own private singlelot-sized park with picnic tables and playground structures for children. “It’s just very pleasant,” Phipps says.


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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2021 THERE WERE 92 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 37 were in Albemarle with an average price of $506,821 n 5 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $614,000 n 9 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $294,150 n 5 were in Greene with an average price of $284,715 n 9 were in Louisa with an average price of $287,922 n 1 was in Madison with a price of $207,000 n 10 were in Nelson with an average price of $325,288 n 1 was in Orange with a price of $289,900 n 9 were in Staunton with an average price of $252,389 n 6 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $234,691

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

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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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