The Real Estate Weekly | 9.21.2022

Page 1

WWW.C-VILLE.COM

VOL. 31 NO. 38 n SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022

30

YEARS OF REAL ESTATE

CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE, FLUVANNA, GREENE, LOUISA, MADISON, NELSON, ORANGE, AUGUSTA

Pantops:

Close-in, Convenient and In Demand BY CARLA HUCKABEE


SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

2

NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO BUY AND SELL! COMING

SO ON

NEW PR

ICE!

UNDER C

ONTRAC

T

UNDER C

3027 AMBERFIELD TRL

2104 AVINITY LOOP

3613 MOFFAT ST

This wonderful Forest Lakes home is set at the end 2032 AVINITY LOOP OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1:00-4:00! What more could of a quiet cul-de-sac. As you enter you walk into you want in a townhouse!? The main floor boasts an open conthe large living room with a bay window & tons Beautiful Craig Builders townhouse! Walk in to the cept allowing natural light to flow through. The large upgraded of light. Follow hardwood floors to the dining kitchen with gas range and tons of cabinet and counter space is impressive two story foyer. The main floor is built room with a matching bay window. In the updatmade for the home chef. The dining area is perfectly situated for around your gourmet kitchen. Enjoy youroversized entertaining. All this opens to the large living room with fireplace. ! island along with upgraded cabinets, countertops, ed kitchen you are greeted with granite counter p ! ro ct D a ntrwork Real hardwood floors flow throughout the living riceTwo out- and appliances including U Pspace. r CoTrim derange. tops & tons of cabinet space. The movable island an gas is door spaces give you tons of flexibility. Walk out to your patio gives tons of flexibility for the solo chef or a group amazing throughout with crown molding. Your livingperfect for grilling & enjoying some privacy or choose your front balcony with plenty of space for drinks or dinner while enjoying room is filled with natural light along with a fireplace to prepare holiday dinners. All this is open to the your mountain view. Go upstairs to find your master bedroom surrounded by custom built shelving. From the living family room. Step out on your new Trex deck suite with a walk-in closet. Your master bath has two vanities room, step out onto your private bluestone patio. The with a view of the lake. Upstairs you will find & an upgraded tiled shower. Down the hall you will find two largedining area is perfect for entertaining and confour large bedrooms including your master suite more bedrooms & a full bath. A laundry completes the bedroom nects to your big balcony to enjoy mountain views. level. On your bottom floor you will find a terrific 4th bedroom with attached bath including tiled shower & huge which is a perfect guest suite. The room is also large enough to Upstairs is your dual master floorplan. The primary walk-in closet. Three additional rooms, another be a family room or rec room. The two car driveway & garage Sunday 1-3 upstairs. pm master comes witha spa-like bath & huge walk-in updated bath, & laundry complete The gives you plenty of parking & storage. Your new neighborhood closet. The second large bedroom has two closets. is great with a clubhouse, gym, playground, & dog1544 park along finished basement provides a terrific home office. 2808 Magnolia Dr 2142 Avinity Loop Sawgrass Ct MLS# 634066 $440,000 with food trucks & wine socials. Just minutesComplete to Downtown, We-living, lg MBR & BA w/laundry. Peace & tranquility less than 15 minutes from Beautifully upgraded 4 BR townhouse MLS# w/mountain 1st floor 633306 $515,000

Better than new construction! This beautiful endunit home has everything you want. As you enter the house you are greeted in a light filled foyer. The bottom floor has a great multi-purpose room which is the perfect guest suite with attached bath or additional large ys ! 6 dafamily/rect in reation room. you find the open floorContrac er Upstairs Und plan including your living room, dining room & upgraded gourmet kitchen with oversized island. Perfect for entertaining inside & out with a lovely deck with plenty of space to cookout or relax. Head up to the bedroom level. There you will find a large master bedroom with two closets including a walk-in & master bathroom with double vanities & beautifully tiled shower. MLS#2357 632012 $450,000River Rd Middle

Open House

gmans, UVA & I-64. Come see it now! $440,000 Hardwoods on main floor. Gourmet kitchen & loft open to LR. Outside patio. $410,000

434.305.0361 paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/575169 pdmcartor@gmail.com

views! Open floorplan, perfect for entertaining with private patio. $365,000

Downtown! Enjoy this wonderful house on over an acre with beautiful mature trees. $469,900

Come enjoy the peace and tranquility of your own lake front retreat! Single floor living home includes both MB & laundry on the main floor. $240,000

paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/575473

paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/577468

paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/576182

! N e w L is ti n g

Buyers BUYERS & Sellers!

pdmcartor@gmail.com HONORABLE MENTION

& SELLERS CALL ME TODAY!

Best of Cville Real Estate Agents in 2016 & 2017, and a Finalist in 2018

GE T YO UR HO M E SO LD HE RE !

Best of Cville Real Estate Agents in 2016 & 2017!

Contact me today to find out about our New Listing Program. Let’s get your home

LISTED, UNDER CONTRACT & SOLD! paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com

Price Drop! RUNNER UP

Call Me Today!

434.305.0361 FINALIST

T! ONTRAC

900 GARDENS BLVD #100 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901 WWW.AVENUEREALTYGROUP.COM

4161 Presidents Rd

63 Soapstone Ln

Country living 15 minutes of Downtown & within Albemarle County. This single floor home has beautifully updated kitchen & bathrooms. $260,000

Here’s your chance to live in a 1906 farmhouse with all the style and character while enjoying the conveniences of a modern home. $130,000

paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/578197

paulmcartor.montaguemiller.com/572219

JUST SOLD!

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

S

O

LD

BUY AND SELL CVILLE TEAM REALTORS

CALL US "Candice is very professional & diligent in meeting her clients needs! So easy to work with & really CARES about her clients. Buying or Selling a home can be stressful but she truly made it feel seamless!" -Josh

TO BUY CONTACT US TODAY!

OR SELL "Candice is a joy to work with! She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond tomake the entire experience actually enjoyable " -Rachel


3

EAN FAULCONER INC. MCLFarm, Estate and Residential Brokers Farm, Estate and Residential Brokers 503 Faulconer Drive ∙ Charlottesville ∙ VA ∙ 22903

One

floor

COVE TRACE living!

Unique

and

different floor plan! Fabulous deck with views of the lake. A 2 story entry hall leads to the sunken living room with a wall of windows. First floor master suite with private study or nursery. Large, open formal dining room and spacious kitchen with large breakfast area. Set on .48 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Fenced yard. All of the advantages of living in Forest Lakes.;pool, tennis, club house, walking trails and lakes. All convenient to great shopping, restaurants and schools. $625,000

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

Annie Gould Gallery

DOUGLAS AVENUE

Fantastic condo at Belmont Lofts. Great location on a quiet street. Large rooftop terrace with sunrise and sunset views. Mountain views to the East. 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Condo features an open kitchen with an island, gas fireplace and large closets. $1,050,000

A unique art gallery located in the heart of historic Gordonsville. 109 S. Main Street, Gordonsville, VA • (540) 832-6352 anniegouldgallery

CALL SHARON

Over 25 years of Real Estate experience. email: callsharon.today@yahoo.com cell: 434.981.7200 WWW.MCLEANFAULCONER.COM

Semi-Custom Main Level Living Homes Surrounding a Pocket Park from the Upper $500’s! Tour our Newest Model Homes Belvedere and Old Trail Village our Tour our our Newest Newest Model Model Homes Homes inin Belvedere inDecorated Belvedere and and Old Old Trail Trail Village Village Model Home Now Open!

Future Community Clubhouse/Pool

urrituck Model inDAILY Belvedere 905 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, 22901 ituck Currituck Model Model in Belvedere in Belvedere | 905 |Belvedere 905 Belvedere Blvd, Blvd, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VAVA 22901 VA 22901 OPEN 12-5 || 434-987-6522 illa Model in Old Trail Village | 406 Astel St, Crozet, VA 22932 Model Villa Model in NorthPointe@craigbuilders.com OldinTrail Old Village Trail Village | 406 |Astel 406 Astel St, Crozet, St, Crozet, VA 22932 VA 22932 | craigbuilders.com/northpointe

ODEL HOMES OPEN DAILY | 434-973-3362 | craigbuilders.com EL MODEL HOMES HOMES OPEN OPEN DAILY DAILY 12-512-5 | 12-5 434-973-3362 | 434-973-3362 | craigbuilders.com | craigbuilders.com Conceptual images shown. Pricing and design subject to change

New Plan with Early Summer 2023 Deliveries!

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

New Walkout Basement Homesites with 9’ Ceilings Just Released—Available to Tour Today!


SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

4

EAN FAULCONER INC. MCLFarm, Estate and Residential Brokers BELMONT LOFTS

HATTON RIDGE FARM

175 acre grazing farm with frontage on the James River. 4-5 BR, Georgian home, c. 2000 in excellent condition. The Owners have added a solar field, which provides extremely low electric bills and powers their electric vehicle!! Fiber optic internet is installed. MLS#632477 $2,670,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

RIVER LAWN FARM

A southern Albemarle estate with 1.5 miles of frontage on the James River with 540± acres of highly fertile, gently rolling landscape. Historic farmhouse dating to the late 1700s offers extensive views of the river. Under conservation easement with the VOF. MLS#630470 $4,865,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GREY OAKS

Spectacular 53-acre country estate with incredible custom-designed home, wonderful outdoor spaces, multi-functional 1,800 sf barn, 2-acre lake, Blue Ridge views, and a private, serene setting—all within 15 miles of Charlottesville, Virginia. MLS#617485 $3,965,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 greyoaksfarmva.com

Gorgeous, light filled, 2-story contemporary condo with rooftop garden AND balcony. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, redesigned kitchen with Bosch appliances and new, large counters, high ceilings, extensive custom builtins and upgrades, large UV protected windows overlooking the lovely community garden and treetops of Belmont. Interior secure garage space, Gallery track lighting, remote controlled shades, excellent storage. Walk everywhere. MLS#634861 $799,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

WILLOWFIELDS FARM

Stunning Virginia farmhouse on 156 protected acres overlooking a pond and the rolling hills of Southern Albemarle. 4-BR, 4-full & 2-half BA. Enhancing the main residence is a 1-BR, 1-BA log “barn”. Close to Pippin Hill and other vineyards! MLS#629743 $5,985,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

BELMONT LOFTS

This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern and open floor plan with huge windows and doors, and a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. MLS#634149 $1,950,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

OWENSVILLE ROAD

Custom 5 bed, 6.5 bath home built in 2003 and significantly enhanced. Open main floor with heart pine flooring, stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, office, covered deck, and guest suite. Lower level with exercise, game, family rooms. MLS#634194 $2,395,000 Court Nexsen 646.660.0700 / Steve McLean 434.981.1863

ROUND HILL

Panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mtn. and scenic Rivanna Reservoir frontage is offered from this 120acre Albemarle County estate featuring a 5 BR manor home. Excellent location and close to the city limits and Charlottesville-Albemarle airport! MLS#625402 $5,450,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

GREENFIELDS FARM

Circa 1904, Greek Revival-style manor home set on 763 acres of Virginia’s most beautiful countryside. The meticulously updated, residence exudes character and southern charm with a grand center hall floor plan. Don’t miss the widows peak offering 360 degree views! Farming and/or recreation opportunities with the ideal mix of woodland, pastureland and cropland along with streams and ponds. Equestrian facilities include: 48-stall horse barn, indoor riding arena, fenced paddocks, riding trails, and more. Tranquil setting 25 miles from Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#623792 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MCGUFFEY HILL

Spacious first floor living within seconds of the many amenities of the Historic Downtown Mall. Residence offers a large bright LR w/FP, kitchen with breakfast area, DR, MBR and BA and second BR. Great opportunity for convenient, downtown living! MLS#633696 $775,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

503 Faulconer Drive| Charlottesville | VA 22903 | office: 434.295.1131 | email: homes@mcleanfaulconer.com

WWW.MCLEANFAULCONER.COM


5

RED HILL

10 miles south of Charlottesville, a beautiful 283 acres, rolling to hilly, mostly wooded tact, borders Walnut Creek Park, with lake and miles of trails. This land has pastures, trails, creeks and a river! Many homesites, NO EASEMENTS. MLS#634310 $1,995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

BUFFALO RIVER ROAD

No HOA! Fantastic opportunity to build your dream home on this 9-acre lot in Albemarle County! Scenic setting with a stream and gently rolling topography. Great location, 15 miles NW of Charlottesville and convenient to 29N shopping, dining, and airport. MLS#634227 $139,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

ESTATE PARCEL IN AFTON

Stunning, mountain views available on this attractive 14± acre property, possessing lovely streams and woods. This parcel is only 1.5 miles from Route 151 Brew Trail, with easy access to Wintergreen, Charlottesville & UVA. MLS#629702 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250 or Robert Mellen, 434.996.7386

OWENSVILLE ROAD

5-bedroom residence on 2 acre lot in Meriwether Lewis Elementary District! Stunning home has top quality finishes and many features include: open floor concept on all levels; fully loaded chef ’s kitchen; and so much more! MLS#632111 $1,675,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

BROOMFIELD FARM

29 acres fronting Blenheim Rd. a small agricultural & residential subdivision with CCR’s, but NO HOA. 2 buildable lots,with an historic red barn,silo, & an 8-stall stable. Driveway in place, underground power, well & water, & several building spots with mountain views. MLS#624834 $495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

SIMMONS GAP/ ESTES RIDGE

10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No HOA! Design and build your dream residence on this very well-priced parcel. MLS#621178 $189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

SUNNYSIDE

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

SOUTHWIND ESTATES

3 separate, parcels with commanding Blue Ridge Mtn. views, level building sites 15 minutes from Charlottesville. Sites have been perked, have wells, and ready for your dream home. MLS#632482 $375,000 (7.8 acres), MLS#632490 $275,000 (2.4 acres), MLS#632487 $175,000 (2.0 acres), Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700

LAMBS ROAD

Private, 6+ acre wooded lot, that’s conveniently close to Charlottesville, but still in Albemarle County. The property contains large, mature trees and a small stream that winds through the middle. Three potential division rights. MLS#626128 $180,000 Jeremy Fields, 434.270.1220

GIBSON’S HOLLOW

Ivy area! A 249 + acre hidden, private Arcadia controlling its own little valley up to the mountain ridge top building sites. Multiple parcels and subdivision rights make it a conservation easement candidate. MLS#634183 $4,000,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

503 Faulconer Drive| Charlottesville | VA 22903 | office: 434.295.1131 | email: homes@mcleanfaulconer.com

WWW.MCLEANFAULCONER.COM

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

MURPHY’S CREEK FARM

Wonderful gently rolling parcel of land with just under 26 acres, 18 miles south of Charlottesville. The land is wooded (mostly hardwoods) with an elevated building site, stream/creek, total privacy, and long road frontage. MLS#619394 $249,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GREEN ACRES

Pastoral views from this 3 bedroom brick home set on over 159 acres in Southern Albemarle. Ideal for farming with fenced pastures and ample water sources. Property is not under easement and has 4 division rights. MLS#630428 $1,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

EAN FAULCONER INC. MCLFarm, Estate and Residential Brokers


Pantops: FEATURE

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

6

S

itting just outside the Charlottesville city limits with easy access to I-64, Pantops is the place to be if you want all the city has to offer, including superb shopping and services, and a quick getaway. Close to some of the region’s biggest employers—UVA, Martha Jefferson Hospital, City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County—Pantops is a commuter’s dream. It’s no wonder that buyers snap up homes in Pantops neighborhoods before the ink is dry on a new listing. The area has seen significant investment in the past couple of years as one of Albemarle County’s top growth areas. Two brand new subdivisions joined nearly a dozen other Pantops neighborhoods. The area has its share of traffic and congestion problems. But when these are resolved, Pantops will become even more in demand than it is now. Fortunately, there is evidence things are moving in the right direction.

Richmond Road became the natural route commercial and retail enterprises used to enter and leave Charlottesville. And it still is. This four to seven-lane thoroughfare has a little of everything. Residents and area shoppers drive into Pantops for the two major grocery stores, numerous retail shops, the Martha Jefferson Hospital and associated health providers, and an extensive network of services. Restaurants and coffee shops abound along Richmond Road. Grit Coffee, Marco’s Pizza, Mi Casita Salvadoran Restaurant, and The Lazy Parrot BBQ join the typical array of Starbucks, Applebee’s, and Chik-fil-A. Tip Top, the ever-popular 50s-style diner, still won’t spill the beans on what days their famous meatloaf is

on the menu. Car shoppers in the Charlottesville area know to check out the deals on “Dealership Row” in Pantops. They can test drive everything from the latest Porsche or Audi to the haggle-free bargains on a used car at CarMax. Overnight visitors can choose from the Hilton Garden Inn, Comfort Inn, or the newly opened Holiday Inn Express. More are in the works including The Overlook Hotel (adjacent to Rivanna Ridge shopping center) and a proposed five-story hotel behind the Guadalajara Restaurant. A once huge presence in Pantops, State Farm sent its 800-person workforce home at the beginning of Covid-19, never to return.

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

E is for Everything As the original main path from Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley, Three Notch’d Road slowly evolved into the current Route 250, still called Richmond Road. In 1933 state highway officials announced a plan to build the Free Bridge across the Rivanna River. Nearly a century later, it’s still the only bridge, and often cursed by the more than 50,000 drivers who traverse it daily.

Close-in, Convenient and In Demand BY CARLA HUCKABEE


F is for Failing Pantops’ reputation as one giant traffic jam is not entirely undeserved. The nearly two-mile stretch of Route 250 from the I-64 interchange to Free Bridge can be solid traffic depending on the time of day. Last year the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission graded Free Bridge performance as F, reporting, “… there are currently 53,000 vehicles per day on Free Bridge which has resulted in an overall level of service of F. Modeling has shown that by 2040, approximately 70,000 vehicles a day will be using the bridge, making the already failing level of service 25 percent worse.”

gestion, VDOT is reengineering the I-64 Route 250 intersection into a diverging diamond design. Cars will be able to turn left onto and off I-64 ramps without stopping or crossing opposing lanes of traffic. This will give the intersection twice the capacity of the current configuration. Meanwhile, efforts to ease the load on Free Bridge include promoting alternative routes and getting people out of their cars. It’s an uphill battle, but not impossible. McArtor says “Pantops can work surprisingly well for anyone who needs to get to 29 North. Skip Free Bridge and head out Stony Point Road to get to Target, the airport, UVA Research Park, and all the businesses north of town. “And depending on where you live in Pantops, it will eventually be an easy bike ride or walk into Charlottesville over the Rivanna River.” The county has applied for funds to build a pedestrian bridge to cross the Rivanna to East Market Street near the historic Woolen Mills development. Chris Gensic, Charlottesville’s Parks and Trails Planner, says, “In Pantops, you’re only a couple of miles from the Downtown Mall and there’s no safe way to bike into Charlottesville. This bridge

7 SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

The vacated campus is now home to Bonumose after a $27 million investment converted it into a production facility for tagatose, a low-glycemic, affordable, rare sugar that doesn’t promote tooth decay. UVA alum and Bonumose Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Ed Rogers says, “We will start tagatose production at the Charlottesville area facility in 2022, but I do not want to get any more specific than that.” Don’t expect the backlog of quitting time traffic to return to State Farm Boulevard, as Bonumose will only have 65 employees at the new production facility.

BRING YOUR OWN BUILDER! New price for this lovely land parcel. Rare opportunity to get a building lot in Centennial Estates and build your dream home in beautiful Greene County. NO HOA fees, covenants provided. MLS #631370 $89,900

Debbie Cash Cell (434) 960-5501 3450 Berkmar Drive, Suite A 111 Charlottesville, VA 22901

You take care of Business. We take care of your Business Banking.

FEATURE

dkcash55@gmail.com www.RealEstateiii.com

No matter which stage your business is in, you should have the banking products that meet your unique needs. We offer smart banking solutions for a better business banking experience.

will open up safe routes for people that today don’t have much choice but to drive a car.” McArtor warns, “Don’t line up to be the first to bike across the pedestrian bridge just yet. But this is worth paying attention to if you’re considering buying in Pantops.” After a pedestrian death each of the past two years on Route 250, new pedestrian crossings at Rolkin Road and Stony Point Road are in the works to give walkers two more options to cross the busy highway.

Crystal Gaines Financial Center Manager NMLS# 1751241 540.778.6394 cgaines@pioneerbks.com

58 Stoneridge Dr. North Ruckersville, VA 22968 (434) 990-4221

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

The other end of 250 faces similar problems and backups with cars turning left across traffic to access I-64. One county employee describes driving in Pantops as bad, adding, “And I hope you don’t plan to walk or bike anywhere.” Paul McArtor, REALTOR® with Avenue Realty, agrees. “The biggest draw to Pantops is being so close to the city. And the biggest drawback to Pantops is traffic.” But valiant efforts are underway to improve. In response to the traffic con-

Richard Owen, VP Senior Commercial Loan Officer NMLS# 206364 540.778.6393 rowen@pioneerbks.com


SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

8

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

FEATURE

G is for Greenway If your first thought of Pantops is pavement and strip malls, you haven’t ventured very far from Route 250. Even though Pantops is more urban than suburban, its natural assets are not fully appreciated and remain undiscovered by even long-term residents. The Rivanna River is the anchor for much of the green space in Pantops, even offering a beach to dig your toes in the sand and imagine you’re somewhere more exotic. Who knew? Along the northern edge of Pantops, the 113-acre Darden Towe Park is a joint City-County venture across the river from Charlottesville’s Pen Park. Darden Towe’s boat launch, tennis courts, ball fields, batting cages, grills, and picnic shelters offer something for everyone. History buffs, model rocketeers, and dog lovers are at home at the park’s Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, open fields, and dog park. Heading south along the Rivanna River, the first mile of the 2.7-mile Old Mills Trail is paved, making it a great destination for anyone with a stroller, wheelchair, bike, or skates. Another 10acre county park is preserved as a natural area adjacent to Riverside Village and is a haven for bird watchers. Old Mills Trail spans the length of Pantops along the river, past the Martha Jefferson Hospital complex and beyond I-64, connecting with a trail to Milton Landing near Shadwell. This offers a convenient six-mile paddle/hike option from Darden Towe to Milton Landing. As Albemarle County continues to accomplish the goals outlined in the Pantops Master Plan, the area will only improve.

H is for Home There are as many reasons to be close to Charlottesville as there are people wanting to call Pantops home. Residential options range from apartments and condos to 7,000-square-foot luxury homes on multi-acre wooded sites. Ashcroft, just west of the I-64 interchange, was one of the first residential

neighborhoods in Pantops with a focus on natural beauty and luxury. Homes date from 1981 to 2022, range from 2,500 to 7,000 square feet, and are priced from $400,000 to nearly $2 million. Buyers can count on large windows to highlight the woods that are the hallmark of this community. The 270 homesites atop the Southwest Mountains are surrounded by acres of mature hardwoods and exquisite views. Lakes, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and other amenities bring neighbors together to make a true community. Through the 1990’s and 2000’s, more new neighborhoods sprouted north of 250—Wilton Farm, Avemore, Fontana, and Hyland Ridge, and more recently, Cascadia and Riverside Village. Half-acre sites and rolling terrain are commonplace in the earlier neighborhoods with more density in Cascadia and Riverside Village. Cascadia is the largest of the developments, with 330 homes on 60 acres. It includes a mix of single-family, villas, and townhomes with rooftop decks.

Located across from Darden Towe Park, the homes are aligned to take advantage of mountain views. McArtor notes, “Avemore, Fontana, and Cascadia all have swimming pools. But Cascadia is one of the few new developments with a pool. Located at the top of the hill, patrons can enjoy the views while lounging in the pool.” Riverside Village is adjacent to Darden Towe Park and fronts the Rivanna River. This compact village includes 45 homes, some with one-bedroom apartments over the garages, and ground floor apartments in some townhouse units, along with a separate building of 24 condominiums. Prominent walkways, porches on craftsman-style homes and villas bring together a unique diversity of buyers and renters. At the entrance to the village, The Shops at Riverside Village has 34 apartments upstairs and a Grit Coffee, AKT Fitness, and River Birch Restaurant on the ground floor. Unique to Riverside Village is the abil-

ity to walk or bike safely into Charlottesville via the Old Mills Trail, a ramp up to the Free Bridge sidewalk, and then the Rivanna Trail or city streets. Even for drivers, the extremely short distance to travel along 250 into Charlottesville makes it the envy of those living in other Pantops neighborhoods. Pantops is also home to more affordable living options such as condominiums, townhomes, and apartment communities, including a new 250-unit apartment complex adjacent to the hospital. The Pavilions at Pantops is a townhome community north of 250 with a variety of floor plans and designs and large maintenance-free lots. Residents enjoy lawn care and landscaping yearround plus seven playgrounds, basketball, and tennis courts. There are usually several Pavilions townhomes and Carriage Hill condos on the market. Listings in other predominantly single-family home communities are less frequent. REALTOR® Pat Rannigan, with Howard Hanna Roy Wheeler Realty Co. recently listed a townhome in Pavilions at Pantops, and it was one of only three available. Prices ranged from $388,000 to $449,990. At the same time, Cascadia had only one home for sale (a townhome for $619,000). Riverside Village and Hyland Ridge had none while Key West had one. Its proximity to Charlottesville makes Pantops a top draw. The panoramic views, the convenience of close by and abundant restaurant, retail, and other services, a nearby top-notch hospital, the Rivanna River and greenway, and distinctive residential communities make it a hard package to beat. No matter what style of living you seek, you can find it in Pantops. The only question is whether it’s for sale. One thing you can be sure of, the Pantops you see today won’t be the Pantops of tomorrow. With all the positive changes currently in the works and planned for the future, count on Pantops to keep getting better and better. Carla Huckabee writes about high-performing real estate.


9

Farm, Estate and Residential Brokers 503 Faulconer Drive ∙ Charlottesville ∙ VA ∙ 22903

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

EAN FAULCONER INC. MCLFarm, Estate and Residential Brokers

CLUB DRIVE

RESORT STYLE LIVING Enjoy Resort Style Living in Keswick Estate with newly remodeled Keswick Hall and Country Club. French Normandy style home set on a 2.7acre corner, wooded lot. Elegant and gracious custom designed residence, built by Baird Snyder. Light filled, comfortable rooms, thoughtfully planned. Interior archways, arched windows and doors. A 20’ high sweeping entry with curved staircase. Custom door design and carved white statuary marble fireplace mantel. Cast stone work on the exterior Solid mahogany arched, leaded beveled glass front doors lead to the limestone foyer. Extensive gardens and terraces. $2,950,000

CALL SHARON

Over 25 years of Real Estate experience. email: callsharon.today@yahoo.com cell: 434.981.7200 WWW.MCLEANFAULCONER.COM

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

It's our way to say Thank You. TEXT "Heroes" to 434-337-3216

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

Serving Local Heroes and Saving Them Money on a Home.


SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

10

HOME SALES STATS

CORRECTION

ENDING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 THERE WERE 84 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 22 were in Albemarle with an average price of $582,539 n 7 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $267,661 n 13 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $364,809 n 5 were in Greene with an average price of $370,580 n 7 were in Louisa with an average price of $510,917 n 3 were in Madison with an average price of $347,038 n 10 were in Nelson with an average price of $493,150 n 8 were in Orange with an average price of $303,613 n 5 were in Staunton with an average price of $221,060

In our September 7th issue of The Real Estate Weekly, in our article entitled “Find Your Sweet Spot in Orange County,” we used the above photo without captioning it as “The Inn at Willow Grove,” and without crediting the photo as the property of The Inn at Willow Grove. We apologize for this oversight.

THE

n 4 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $325,925

Staff:

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

HOMES SOLD

Celeste Smucker • REWeditor@c-ville.com

MARKETING SERVICES Beth Wood beth@c-ville.com • 434.996.4019

Faith Gibson ads@c-ville.com 3358 WATTS PASSAGE WATTS STATION

2264 BYRD MILL RD LOUISA

1601 MONTICELLO RD BELMONT

633 LODEBAR EST NELLYSFORD

940 W BEVERLEY ST STAUNTON

LOCAL GOVERNMENT THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

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

CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

www.charlottesville.gov Real estate tax rate: $.96 per $100

GREENE COUNTY

greenecountyva.gov Real estate tax rate: $.82 per $100

CITY OF STAUNTON

LOUISA COUNTY

CITY OF WAYNESBORO

MADISON COUNTY

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

NELSON COUNTY

FLUVANNA COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

ci.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.92 per $100 www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100 www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100 fluvannacounty.org Real estate tax rate: $.884 per $100

DESIGNER

217 JAMES DRIVE RUCKERSVILLE

www.louisacounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100 www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.71 per $100 nelsoncounty-va.gov Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100 orangecountyva.gov Real estate tax rate: $.75 per $100

Tracy Federico designer@c-ville.com All advertising published in the REAL ESTATE WEEKLY is believed to be truthful and accurate. No advertising will be published in the Real Estate Weekly if it is known to be inaccurate or untruthful, but this publication does not warrant, nor is it liable for, the accuracy or truthfulness of the advertising placed within this publication. Neither the Real Estate Weekly, Inc., nor its corporate parent, the C-VILLE Weekly, assume any responsibility and shall have no liability whatsoever for errors, including without limitation, typographical errors or omissions in the REAL ESTATE WEEKLY. The Real Estate Weekly, Inc. reserves the right to edit or refuse any advertising it deems inappropriate or misleading. No advertising will be published in the Real Estate Weekly if it is known to be inaccurate or untruthful. Every effort has been made to assure accuracy, but this publication does not warrant, nor is it liable for the advertising placed within this publication. This publication will not accept advertising that refers to or attempts to establish fees or rates of commissions charged for services rendered. All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” Virginia Fair Housing Law also makes it illegal to discriminate because of elderliness (age 55 and over). We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

The Real Estate Weekly Is printed on 100% recycled paper

308 E. East Main Street • Charlottesville, VA 22902 • e-mail: ads@c-ville.com Send your news and/or press releases to editorREW@gmail.com

PRINT ADVERTISING

has

MUSCLE!

EMAIL BETH@C-VILLE.COM TO GIVE YOUR AD UMPH!


11

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM


THE REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.C-VILLE.COM

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2022 ISSUE 3138

12

RECREATIONAL PARADISE Absolutely private and pristine deep water lake of 50+/- acres, with (2) miles of shoreline, in Nelson County, surrounded by nearly 800 acres of commercial pine forest, designed for staggered harvests into perpetuity. An incredibly rare recreational paradise. A new lake home, with quality appointments at waters edge, a boat house with (2) lifts and a large steel storage building to house toys and equipment. Internet and generator are in place. Nearly 7 miles of interior roads and trails with mountain views. Includes access to nearby James River! MLS # 632112 $4,400,000

COUNTRY RETREAT

HILLTOP HOUSE

Only 5 miles to Zion Crossroads and I-64, this 41.84 acre property will make the perfect family compound or live in the cottage while you build your dream home. The quaint cottage features an inviting covered front porch, cozy woodstove in the great room, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, full bath and 2 additional finished rooms on the 2nd floor. Multiple outbuildings include a workshop with electric, run-in shed and more. Bold year-round stream. Bring your horses, ATV’s, etc and enjoy the privacy and natural beauty this land offers. Please note all improvements being sold in AS-IS condition. MLS # 632112 $449,900

Delightful, walkable community of Scottsville. Charming vintage 4 BR cape with apartment, 2 story detached masonry studio and separate city lot. New appliances. 3 full baths. In excellent condition and move in ready. Brand new standing seam roof on both buildings, with natural gas fireplace, beautiful kitchen and porch garden, fenced yard, multi-level decks and terraced gardens overlooking the town. Private parking. Excellent Investment. MLS # 628406 $450,000

PLANK ROAD

FREDERICKSBURG ROAD

BROWNS GAP TPKE

Beautiful building parcels located just outside Batesville in Western Albemarle County. Bring your builder! No HOA. 2.25 acre parcel MLS # 628665 $179,500 2.68 acre parcel MLS # 634346 $179,000

South River Meadows ~ Spectacular one-of-a-kind estate parcel located in Greene County. Create your own family compound. Parcel is dividable and features a mature hardwood forest with driveway in place. Meander through the hardwoods and then approach the elevated private building sites which overlook rolling pasture plus a gorgeous multi-layered view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frontage along the South River. Multiple dwellings allowed. MLS # 622032 $595,000

Located in Western Albemarle, close to Whitehall, this 3.37 acre parcel offers an elevated building site with pleasant pasture views as well as frontage along a bold stream. Entrance to property is shared with adjoining neighbor therefore road costs to enter parcel will be minimal. Great investment in a wonderful western Albemarle County location. MLS # 629281 $129,000

Steve White (434) 242-8355 info@stevewhiterealtor.com 29 Years of Specializing in Buyer & Seller Representation for Residential, Farms & Estates

stevewhiterealtor.com

1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville