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Table of Contents


Happening Around Town

Smith’s Carpet One

Smith’s Furniture

G&R Contracting

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Darin Fisher Designer Kitchens

Looking back at the Yeager Airport

REAL ESTATE Resource Centre Vickie McLaughlin

Burgess Real Estate

Margo Teeter

Vickie McLaughlin

15 16 17 18 19 20 Janet Amores

Kresta Hill

Peggy White

Mara Ellis

Dave Cooper

21 22 23 24 24 25 JD Stump

City National Bank City Insurance

Duke Jordan

Wilma Ellis

Boggs &


Currey Realty & Associates

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American Dream Realty

Publisher Dan Lanham

St. Albans Windows

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Natalie Cowley

Dave Cooper White for the Holidays! Or, is it? P20

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Michael Bell

Andrew Mallory

Realty Exchange

Dan Lanham

Alford Home Solutions

29 30 30 31 32-33 Garlow Insurance

Physicians Weight Loss

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Building & Remodeling Warehouse

Right Start, LLC

Blind Wizard

Mr Handyman

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Happening Around Town

Ahhhh, the holidays! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Christmas is never too far behind. This time of year is so much fun in Charleston. We have many traditions to look forward to. The Charleston Civic Center is the venue for the 50th annual Capital City Arts & Crafts Show. The weekend before Thanksgiving is when thousands pour into the Civic Center to shop for beautiful hand-crafted works of art and amazing food. It is a great place to Christmas shop for someone who seems to have everything! The West Virginia International Film Festival is holding their 34th annual event in the new Underground Cinema, below Taylor Books. This is a very welcome addition to Capitol Street! Charleston is also home to lots of terrific local talent. Bridge Road Bistro and Blue Grass Kitchen have live music several nights of the week. There is even Open Mic Night at Blue Grass Kitchen each Wednesday evening. This event is open to all ages. The annual “Guys Night Out” is the Kanawha Valley’s biggest WVU tailgate party. The event raises funds and awareness for the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families. Hundreds of men in the community come to South Charleston’s Oakes Field 2 hours before the WVU Mountaineer’s football game and this year WVU plays the Kansas State Wildcats. The guys feast on roast pig and wings, while watching the game on flat screens and listening to Tony Caridi. If you like to cook, or if you like to eat, you can’t miss the Foodie Feast at Paterno’s at the Park! This is not your mother’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Enjoy a Sunday brunch with Mimosas & Bloody Marys. This event also benefits the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter. The monthly Downtown ArtWalk, which normally takes place on the third Thursday of each month changes it up in November. This month’s free self-guided tour will take place on Black Friday. What a fun way to end a day of Black Friday shopping! The annual Christmas Parade is always the first Saturday in December. Everyone enjoys this tradition of the holiday season. Bring the kids downtown for the bands, fun, and of course, Santa Claus! Then, that same evening, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform their annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. Come to the Clay Center to enjoy the tradition of holiday music and get to know the new WVSO Maestro Lawrence Loh! Charleston’s Kanawha Public Library’s Main Branch on Capitol Street is offering several activities for all ages. Teens can learn how to turn ramen noodles into a healthy meal, there will be a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for the whole family, and little ones will enjoy the Picture Book Celebration. Visit their website at http:// for details and a list of all the programs they offer. As autumn begins to disappear and the snow starts to fall, Charleston has an exciting array of events, restaurants, and music to keep everyone warm and cozy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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“WV International Film Festival”, Underground Cinema, 7pm, admission: $5-$9

“Guys Night Out”, Oakes Field in South Charleston, time: TBD, admission: varies

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Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The Addams Family”, Clay Center, 7:30pm, admission: $28.50

Nov. 12:

“Foodie Feast”, Paterno’s at the Park, 10:30am, admission: varies

“Mountain Stage”, featuring North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Bishop, Declan O’Rourke, Bil Lepp; Culture Center Theater, 7pm, admission: $30 advance, $35 day of show

Nov. 12:

“Lee Brice and Randy Houser”, Clay Center, 7pm, admission: varies

“Verdi’s Requiem” with WVU Choir, FSU Choir, Marshall University Singers, WVSU Choir, and WV Symphony Chorus; Clay Center, 7:30pm, admission: varies

“Elf, the Musical”, Clay Center, 7:30pm, admission: varies

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“50th Annual Capital City Arts & Crafts Show”, Charleston Civic Center, admission: varies

“Sound Checks- Porch 40! & Christian Lopez”, Clay Center, 8pm, admission: $18.50

WVSO’s “Home for the Holidays”, Clay Center, 7:30pm, admission: varies

“Aaron Lewis & Blackberry Smoke, with Alex Williams”, Municipal Auditorium, 8pm, admission: varies

“Downtown Charleston ArtWalk”, FREE self-guided tour, various downtown venues, 5pm

“Mountain Stage”, featuring The Mountain Goats, Joe Henry, Nellie McKay; Culture Center Theater, 7pm, admission: $30 advance, $35 day of show

Concerts@St. John’s presents “PANdemonium4 Flute”, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4pm, admission: FREE, donations accepted

“The Little Mermaid”, Charleston Civic Center, 7pm, admission: TBA

“Mountain Stage”, featuring Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, The Chandler Travis Philharmonic; Culture Center Theater, 7pm, admission: $30 advance, $35 day of show

“Charleston Christmas Parade”, downtown, 10am, FREE

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Looking Back

By: M. Lynne Squires Yeager Airport

Once upon a time, the Charleston Airport wasn’t in Charleston at all, but rather six miles downriver. Located in Institute, Wertz Field was purchased by the City of Charleston in 1929. By 1930, Charleston didn’t have the funds to develop and operate the field, so a group of businessmen formed West Virginia Airways, Inc. They operated Wertz Field for twelve years. By 1937, bigger planes were being put into service by various airlines, and Wertz Field was beginning to show signs of being inadequate to handle the larger airplanes. When American Airlines notified the City of Charleston it was going to discontinue service into Charleston, flight enthusiasts pleaded with the airline to continue service, but using the smaller DC-2 planes. At Wertz Field, the runway approaches were blocked by the erection of the government’s synthetic rubber plants. During the war years, the plants were the nation’s largest producer of synthetic rubber. There was no other room for expansion. On May 12, 1942, after 12 years of operation, Wertz Field was closed, leaving Charleston with no airport. The threat of possibly losing air service was the eye opener for city officials, and a committee was appointed to search for a suitable location to construct a new, larger airport. The closure of Wertz Field brought pressure on the committee to find suitable land. The committee spent the balance of 1938 searching on foot, by car and by pouring over topographical maps for a new airport location. The conclusion was this: there was simply no suitable land mass on the valley floor to accommodate an airport. The committee did bring an alternate solution to the table: build on the hilltops. An area known as Coonskin Ridge was designated as the most suitable spot. Potential funding sources were sought. The City of Charleston wasn’t able to provide adequate funding, so the County Court of Kanawha County agreed the county would take over the project from the city. The County Court proceeded, through both negotiation and condemnation, to gain the title to the Coonskin Ridge area. The Coonskin Ridge area was nearly 800 acres, with 280 acres of usable land. Ground was broken on October 14, 1944, and the dedication of the new facility was November 3, 1947. President Truman’s plane, the “Independence,” landed M. Lynne Squires is the author of the award-winning book Letters to My Son - Reflections of Appalachia at Mid-Century, as well as Mid-Century Recipes from Cocktails to Comfort Food, and Writers on Writing. Visit

at the airport for the ceremony, which was attended by the presidents of all the participating airlines. The event was attended by an estimated ten thousand people, who braved driving rain to see the ribbon cutting. The Charleston and Stonewall Jackson high school bands played The Star Spangled Banner, an invocation was pronounced by Dr. Leonard Riggleman president of Morris Harvey college. Gov. Meadows said in his speech during the ceremony, “The very heart of West Virginia is now open to the people of the world. We have become a neighbor and a potential market place to every part of the world.” The first commercial services began December 1, with ten daily scheduled flights. Earlier in the same year, the 167th Fighter Squadron of the West Virginia National Guard, was established and activated. The actual construction of the airport was studied by groups from all around the globe. The earth moving processes employed utilized the most modern techniques. Nine million cubic yards of dirt was moved during the course of ground preparation. The grading alone cost $4.5 million, or 34 times the cost of the site itself. In all, 360 acres of land was cleared. A pipeline was installed up the mountain that carried the 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel needed every day to run over 200 pieces of equipment. The access road curling up the mountainside to Kanawha Airport was constructed by the State Road Commission. Over 300,000 cubic yards of earth was removed in the grading of the road. The airport opened as Kanawha Airport in 1947, and was renamed in 1985, honoring then-Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, a native of Lincoln County who piloted the world’s first supersonic flight. The first terminal was built in 1950, a mid-century design by Tucker & Silling. A terminal renovation by L. Robert Kimball and Associates was completed in 2001. Today, Yeager remains a vital component to the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area transportation network. Next month we will look back at Charleston’s fire station history.

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1205 Virginia St, E. Charleston, WV 25301 Joseph Miller, Broker of Record

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112 Cicerone Road, Charleston, WV 25320 150 acre working farm with log cabin built in 2009 and in like-new condition. Won Conservation Farm of the Year for 3 consecutive years. Land is all high tensile fenced with 65 clear acres. Cabin features open floor plan, stainless appliances, pellet stove and retractable awning off deck which overlooks a stocked pond. Cabin site was a former moonshine distillery. Minutes to interstate, while maintaining privacy. MLS 217191 Presented By VICKIE KING MCLAUGHLIN, ABR, GRI Old Colony Realtors 340.415.0366 | NOVEMBER 2017 | 11 011.1117.indd 6

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ST. ALBANS. Lovely 3 bd, 2 bath cape cod on corner lot. Walk to grocery, banks, restaurants and bus line. Lots of updates with large rooms & ample storage. Movein ready. $85,000

MONTGOMERY. This stately home has beautiful woodwork, a parlor with stained glass entrance, marble fireplaces, large rooms, high ceilings and a 20 x 24 detached garage. $114,900


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“History in its most preserved state” describes this magnificent Greek Revival style home affectionately known as “The Breezemont Mansion”. This home has been restored with amazing attention to detail with ongoing maintenance to ensure that the home is in top notch condition. This home has the capacity to accommodate the most discerning family, large or small with lots of “me” space for everyone. There are gorgeous views from the huge front porch and from the balconies on the upper level.

Superior quality in this custom built home of elegance. Open floor plan. Spacious kitchen remodeled 2013 to include all superior amenities. Beautiful porches and screened in living area overlooking professional landscaped lot with magnificent sunsets! Solid wood custom doors. Copper gutters. Hickory, hardwood floors. Oversized storage and closet areas. A must see! Call for extensive features not listed.

Charming brick 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home located on a quiet street close to downtown and all amenities! New roof, hot water tank, dishwasher, and carpet in full finished basement. Hardwoods throughout main living areas. Large rooms. Gorgeous patio great for entertaining or relaxing and detached two-car garage. Don’t just take our word for it; you have to see this one for yourself!

Victorian Condo in Historic East End! Immaculate and beautifully-restored with a complete rehab in 1999. Features include a great open floor plan, pocket doors, marble fireplaces, charming hardwood floors, open kitchen/ dining area, and lower level rec room. Front sitting porch and extra storage all within walking distance to town, shops, and schools!

Custom-built, 3-level, open concept, contemporary; 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath; private, park-like setting; passive solar design with southern exposure; established gardens; gourmet kitchen adjacent to family room; large recreation room with wet bar; custom wine room; top rated schools; easy access to shopping.

Immaculate mid-century modern architecture - large rooms, open floor plan with totally updated kitchen that is connected to a large family room. New bathroom, extra storage, professionally landscaped yard, open foyer, hardwood floors, minutes from shops, hospital, schools and interstate. First floor den. A must see!

Fabulous open floor plan, high ceilings, beautiful wooded lot on a culde-sac street. 5 Bedrooms 4 Baths. Beautiful kitchen with a large island. Great for entertaining.

Super nice home on a level corner lot! This home has a beautiful fenced back yard, large 2 car garage and storage building. Home also boasts new updates such as newer appliances, new paints, and much more!

Completely updated home in South Hills. House offers 3 BR/2 BA. Open floor plan. Hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen updates include new cabinetry, counter tops, and appliances. Private back yard. Conveniently located close to downtown, shops, and schools.

Charming East-End cottage built by architect from England. Hardwood floors and updated kitchen. Large rooms including a finished lower level. Beautiful outside patio for relaxing and entertaining. Walking distance to Capitol and Downtown Charleston! Private cul-de-sac street. Truly a treasure!

Don’t miss this one! Brick rancher on a full, mostly-finished basement. 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths. Conveniently located. Over 2,500 square feet of beautiful living space on a gorgeous wooded lot. Priced to sell! This one is a must see!

Amazing is how you describe this all brick beauty on over 6 acres of beautiful, West Virginia land! Built in 2006, House offers 5 Bedrooms and 3 Full & 2 Half Baths. This home has beautiful hickory hardwoods, granite kitchen, and much much more!

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ONE STORY, mid-century 3BR/2BA in South Hills w/ wooded views on almost one acre of land! Features include a gorgeous stone FP, modern HW, beamed cathedral ceilings, & full fin BSMT w/brick FP! Screened-in patio w/deck. MLS 218270

LIGHT-FILLED HOME backing to creek! Remodeled kitchen. Sub-Zero fridge, instant hot, double oven, built in griddle/range. Master suite w/ spa tub, loft, FP & balcony. Large Bsmt. MLS 216761

UNIQUE, 4 BR/ 2 1/2 BA home in heart of South Hills, walk to Sunrise Trail. Newly refinished HW, 3rd floor rec rm, large LR with exposed beams, 2 car garage and huge flat yard. MLS 212963

OPEN ONE FLOOR PLAN with 4 bedrooms, 3 OWN YOUR VERY OWN RUSTIC LOG CABIN full updated bathrooms, hardwood floors, neutral in South Hills! 1 bedroom, 1 bath log home with decor, and newly-redone basement with new laun- hardwoods on a .21 acre lot. MLS 215822 dry area. Located on a dead-end street with a private lot in a PREMIER school district! MLS 217749 PENDING

BEAUTIFUL PENNSYLVANIA FIELD STONE HOUSE; Premier location with a chef’s kitchen with Wolf stove, Subzero refrigerator. Wet bar, movie room, work out room and so much more! 4 beds and 4 full baths. One of a kind! MLS: 212780

SPACIOUS, 5 bed/ 3 bath home in unbelievable location & immaculate condition! Level lot with 2 master suites. Beautiful screened-in porch. 3 HVAC units. 5 minutes to Kroger & amenities! MLS 212973

EXPANSIVE FARM w/2-story, 4 BR farm house w/gourmet kitchen w/Viking Oven, sunroom, FP in each BR, breakfast & formal dining areas, & new furnace (2015). Climate controlled garage w/storage for 5 cars & 36x20 finished space above. 2 story, 6-stall horse barn, 60x120 cattle barn, riding rink, & 2 concrete water troughs on 140 pasture fenced acres. 368 acres! MLS 214530


CHARMING, classic two-story home in the Historic Edgewood Area! 3 BR/1.5 BA; hardwoods throughout; cozy & relaxing living area w/elegant fireplace & mantle; updated kitchen w/gorgeous cabinets & tile work; spacious bedrooms. MLS 217784 14 | NOVEMBER 2017 014.1117.indd 12

150 ACRE WORKING FARM: 2 bed, 1 bath, log cabin built in 2009; Conservation Farm of the Year 3 years in a row; fully fenced with 65 acres cleared. Minutes to I-77. MLS:207173

MOVE-IN READY 1 bedroom condo with hardwood floors, updated baths, & detached one car garage. MLS 216262

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UPGRADED MODULAR HOME on fenced lot at the end of a dead-end street in convenient Cross Lanes location! Beautiful laminate flooring, large rooms with vaulted ceilings, relaxing side and front porches, swing set and trampoline, and unbelievably priced! $49,900 MLS 218222

GREAT FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR HOLZ ELEMENTARY. 2 story, 4 BR, 2.5 BA traditional. Covered front porch & large private rear deck off of rec room for entertaining. Walk-to Holz school. Easily updated! A great opportunity at $149,900 MLS 218180

ENJOY THE BEAUTY & privacy of this stunning 5 BR, 5.5 BA home nestled on 3 wooded acres min to downtown! Beautiful landscaping & a screen porch off the back for quiet dinners & enjoying the amazing view, gorgeous sunsets, & abundant wildlife. Large open floor plan with a first floor bedroom. $449,900 MLS 217768

LOCATED IN THE KENNA SCHOOL DISTRICT, 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths, with hardwood floors. Finished lower level. Private back yard with 2 decks. $275,000 MLS 217629

IMMACULATE 4 BR, 3.5 BA town-home in South Hills community of South Gate! HW through main living areas; tons of natural light; plantation shutters; large LR w/beautiful FP & family room for maximum R&R; amazing Darin Fisher custom kitchen w/granite. $445,900 MLS 216227

STATELY LOUDON HEIGHTS home on front of S. Hills, min from downtown. Charming Williamsburg feel & privacy. Very little yard work & first floor master! 2 car garage plus additional detached garage. Fabulous patio. Kitchen with granite and updated baths. $264,999 MLS 215803

CHARMING, cape quad home! 4 BR/3 full BA, beautiful HW, 2 FP, onecar attached garage plus two-car det garage, lower level rec room, and a large storage area. Tons of updates including newer HVAC, paint, bath, kitchen, windows, hot water tank. $174,900 MLS 215761

3 BEDROOM/2.5 BATH RANCHER setting on a nice, level lot with fresh interior paint, new flooring, upgraded electric, and much more! This is one you have to see for yourself! $108,000 MLS 214587

GREAT SOUTH HILLS location! 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhouse with updated kitchen and baths, hardwoods on first floor, large lower level rec room with additional office space or could be a third bedroom, & intimate back patio. Move-in condition! $149,900 MLS 212368

ALL BRICK HOME ON CORNER LOT. Freshly painted and new carpet. 2 fireplaces, large rooms throughout, an additional 1300 square feet of unfinished space on lower level - could be finished out. $369,000 MLS 211503

NEW CONSTRUCTION TOWNHOMES 5 minutes from Charleston. 3 bedrooms/2 baths. 1st floor master. Open floor plan, great storage and two car garage. $256,000 MLS 210296

LARGE ONE STORY OFFICE BUILDING. 5040 square feet, parking for 20+ cars. Set up now for 12 offices and 2 conference rooms. For sale or can be leased for $3450/per month. or $375,000 MLS 205663

CONTEMPORARY LOFT behind Appalachian Power Park, open floor plan, exposed brick walls, kitchen with 8 foot island, high end appliances, common area deck overlooking the ball park and downtown Charleston. $299,000 MLS 201608

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS from this incredibly maintained & updated home! 3 BR, 2 full BA, HW floors, new drywall in some areas, 3 Seasons thermaguard sunroom (20x10), wooded backyard, updated HVAC, bfast room off kitchen, & separate FR w/stone FP. $119,000 MLS 217291

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Your very own oasis! 3 BR, 2.5 BA townhome in sought-after area of South Hills & a Blue Ribbon School District! This best-kept secret features beautiful hardwoods; large kitchen/ dining area that opens to a gorgeous deck that is the perfect sanctuary for relaxation or socialization; main level master & bath w/jacuzzi tub and his & her closets; upper level family room w/personal wet bar; upper & lower level skylights; 2 fireplaces; attached 2-car garage; privacy fence plus many updates throughout!


611 Granada Way, Charleston


Spacious ranch home with a ramp and a full yard on level lot. Kitchen/great room addition with woodburning stove and beautiful hardwood floors. Must see!


This historic home has been renovated and updated with lovely hardwood floors throughout, oak trim, and an updated kitchen. Located near Downtown Ravenswood and Ravenswood River Park. Water access in back that flows into the Ohio River!

53 Hunt Avenue, Charleston


Pristine two-story home in the new Elk City or Historic West Side of Charleston. Newlyrefurbished A/C, electric, plumbing, and windows, as well as freshly-painted exterior with a beautiful front porch. Crown molding inside with lovely and durable hardwood flooring. Fully-fenced in and a two minute walk from the river.


Cute & inviting 2-story home that lures you in from 1st glance! Offering 2 spacious BR & 2 full BA including a 1st-floor master, this treasure is just waiting on you to add your personal touches! Well-maintained & well-loved w/complete renovations & updates throughout on a beautiful lot w/tons of outdoor space for entertaining & a nice front porch patio for those long summer evenings. Bonuses include a heated & cooled 2-car attached garage & extra storage shed. Step into your new home today!

4502 Jones Street, South Charleston


Charming 2BR/1BA rancher w/convenient 1 level living in pristine condition & just waiting for you to fall in love! Step in the door & immediately be taken aback by the classic beauty of the stained glass window right in your living room. Spacious kitchen & cozy bedrooms, whole-house generator, & partial basement for storage are just some added bonuses. Perfect for the 1st time buyer & within walking distance to Thomas Memorial with a nice, fenced-in yard... this home is just calling your name!


4416 Lancaster Avenue, Charleston


Kanawha City accessible ranch with a great, flat front and back yard with a newly-refinished porch, complete with an anti-slip deck. Gorgeous refurbished original hardwood flooring, new vinyl flooring in kitchen and in the newly-updated bathroom with new vanity. Ample storage in detached building in back. Retouched interior including trim, doorknobs, and cabinet handles. Fantastic location!


1007 Dell Way, South Charleston


Elegant brick home situated in a lovely cul-de-sac. Elegant hardwood floors protected under carpeting, new HVAC systems, roof installed in 2014, beautiful crown molding throughout, with a gorgeous wooden back deck and garden, great for entertaining. Move in ready!

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Handsome brick ranch-style home on gorgeous lot w/main floor living. This beaut boasts 3 BR & 3 full BA w/space galore for all storage needs. Charming, well-loved, & well-kept w/a cozy living room equip with fireplace for when you’re needing some r&r plus tons of natural light throughout to brighten even the darkest days! Full finished basement for entertainment, 2-car attached garage, & a huge porch for rainy summer evenings. But don’t take our word for it.. you have to see this for yourself!

5333 Frontier Drive, Cross Lanes


Immaculate 3 bedroom/3 bath brick home in park-like setting on almost an acre of land. Beautiful hardwoods in all bedrooms and under the carpet. 619 sq ft workshop in finished basement with TONS of storage. First American Home Warranty included! This is a MUST see!

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Living at The Ridges, Charlestons only gated Community w/video surveillance, minutes from Downtown Charleston offers vacation style living including Clubhouse w/Gym, Party Room, Pools, Basketball/Tennis Court & Playground

1205 Virginia St, E. Charleston, WV 25301 Joseph Miller, Broker of Record

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STUNNING 4 BR/4 full BA luxury home w/impeccable attention to detail. Professionally landscaped w/lights & underground sprinklers. Custom driveway, 3 car garage. HW on all levels, custom paint, faux stone cork walls. Designer window treatments. Gourmet kitchen w/SS appliances. Master BA w/oversized seamless glass shower w/separate jetted tub. Lower level an entertainer’s dream! Custom imported bar & crystal glass FP. Gorgeous decks w/custom railing & views. $639,000 MLS 218099

CUSTOM BUILT home w/main floor living including master suite, kitchen, living room & large family room all on main floor. Large finished basement w/custom built ins, bar, & gym. Walk out to flat large back yard which is a rare find in The Ridges. Spacious 3 car side entry garage. $574,900 MLS 217347

ELEGANTLY-DESIGNED, this 4 bed/3.5 BA home is priced at a steal in the gated community of The Ridges. Features top-of-the-line large kitchen w/ double oven, gas range, & large island perfect for the cook. Finished walkout basement, main floor master suite, & full-house generator are just a few features of this great home! $469,900 MLS 216532





IMMACULATE MAIN FLOOR LIVING townhouse located in gated community, The Ridges. Living area open to updated dream kitchen w/new slide-in gas range & convection oven, refrig, copper hood, hardware, & custom backsplash. Kitchen cabinets hand-painted for chalk paint look w/ undermount lighting. Many upgrades including crown molding, gas FP, tray ceilings, & upper/lower decks. Newly carpeted finished walk out basement. $374,900 MLS 218425

THIS CUSTOM-BUILT HOME is nestled privately on 1.13 acres in gated Community, The Ridges. Many upgrades including full-house gas generator, cook’s dream kitchen w/double ovens, gas range, and warming drawer. Finished lower level w/movie theater system walking out to private patio w/outdoor kitchen and custom fire pit. $489,000 MLS 218428

300 GAIL SPACIOUS & OPEN-CONCEPT HOME located in South Hills w/soughtafter school district close to Southridge shopping & Downtown Charleston. 3 beds, 3 full BA w/side yard & privacy fence! Updates w/new A/C in 2016. Large lower level w/large gathering room w/fireplace. $194,900 MLS 217745


726 CHURCHILL ADORABLE, CONVENIENT FORT HILL HOME residing in desired school district! Features 4 beds/2.5 BA w/finished walk-out basement. Completely renovated kitchen including cabinets, counters, & appliances. Newer windows & heating/cooling units. Great backyard w/awesome new play set & tree house! $179,900 MLS 218067

1547 CLARK SPACIOUS STATELY HOME situated privately on over 3 acres in premier South Hills, districted for sought after schools. Main level & second level Master suites, large closets & lots of storage Many updates & updates including Kitchen, BArooms, carpeting & painting. Large Finished basement perfect for family room walking out to large deck. Large Flat Private Back Yard perfect for entertaining or kids sports! $464,500 MLS 217345

504 SPOTSWOOD MOVE-IN READY HOME located on a cul-de-sac in desirable school district. HW floors in living room, fantastic eat-in kitchen. 3 BD & 2 full BA on the main floor & 1 BD & half BAroom downstairs. Fully finished basement w/an electric fireplace. $159,900 MLS 217081 NOVEMBER 2017 | 17

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NEW LISTING SOUTH HILLS: Located in a much-desired neighborhood. Move in ready, with updates and custom touches throughout. Modern kitchen with breakfast area opening to a spacious family room with fireplace. Top ranked elementary, middle and high schools. MLS: 218167; $519,000

NEW LISTING ELKVIEW/PINCH: Charming, brick 2-story home in Oak Park Subdivision! 4 BR, 2.5 BA w/stone FP in LR; HW in the main living areas; large, spacious bedrooms; large laundry room; 2-car attached garage; and cozy patio area on the back of the home great for relaxing! MLS: 218592; $259,900


NEW LISTING ONE FLOOR LIVING: Move in ready! Modern kitchen and baths, nice hardwood floors. Large living room with a stone fireplace. MLS: 218320; $135,000

NEW PRICE GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY…. Very well maintained: Duplex each with 2 bedrooms. Each unit has a 3-car garage. Plenty of storage space available. GARAGE SPACE COULD BE RENTED OUT AS ADDITIONAL INCOME. MLS: 217116; $210,000 PINCH/ ELKVIEW: Nice town home ready for occupancy. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. New hardwood floors on main level and updated kitchen. MLS: 217156; $109,500

22+ ACRES IN ELKVIEW/PINCH: 1 story home with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and large walk in closets throughout. Large, open floor plan with beautiful wide plank cherry hardwood floors. MLS: 212743; $390,000

13 ACRES: Fabulous older tudor-style home! This home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large open rooms and ample outdoor space for privacy. MLS: 217878; $225,000

6.78 ACRES OF PRIVACY: 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. This custom-built private home offers main level master suite with walk-in closet. Hardwood floors throughout. 2-car heated garage, full basement, and relaxing outdoor oasis. MLS# 214263; $369,000

PINCH/ELKVIEW: Nice 4 BR, 2 full BA, and 2 half bath 2-story in Pinch Elementary School District! Features include a large family room open to kitchen area, spacious great room on lower level, and deck off of both the family room and the great room ideal for entertaining. MLS: 216629; $269,900

PINCH/ELKVIEW: Custom home. Master suite & laundry room on main level. Large kitc w/breakfast nook. Gorgeous woodwork. 3 car gar w/overhead walk-up storage. Only 12 mins to downtown Charleston! MLS: 217973; $568,000 18 | NOVEMBER 2017

ONE FLOOR LIVING AT ITS BEST: Top of the line decor with this brand new construction. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, one floor living and convenient to EVERYTHING... shops, grocery stores, and school! MLS: 217875; $128,500

PINCH/ELKVIEW: Great rancher in a park like setting on 11.70 acres! 4 large bedrooms, 2 large family rooms and a nice covered porch. MLS: 217819; $179,000

ELKVIEW/PINCH: Cute home that has been wellmaintained. Home includes a nice eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath with easy potential to add 2nd bath in large laundry room. MLS: 218407; $84,500

WHISPERING WOODS: Spectacular 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in Whispering Woods! Phenomenal floor plan with large, open rooms. Complete second kitchen on lower level with second great room, bath, and bedroom. MLS: 217829; $647,500

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4 TO 6 CAR GARAGE DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF YOUR TOYS: Fabulous 2 story home in much desired neighborhood. This 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home is beautifully accented throughout with gorgeous hardwood floors, trim and six panel doors by quality woods. MLS: 217631; $350,000

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1516 KANAWHA AV $359,000 Professionally landscaped double lot on the river ! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has an open floor plan, new kitchen with large granite island,counters and SS appliances, recessed lighting,main level family room with vaulted ceilings, skylights and wall of windows. New Deck.


COMING SOON!!!! This 3 bedroom 3 bath is truly a MOVE in READY home. Beautiful updated white kitchen, custom built in shelves and fireplace mantel, additional updates include windows, roof and hardwood floors. Adorable children's playhouse with HVAC. One year home warranty provided.




NEW PRICE $139,000

WHY PAY RENT when you can own your own place and have a tax write off?? Low maintenance 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse offers custom plantation blinds, updated kitchen with SS appliance and back splash, laminate flooring and a 2 car garage.





NEW PRICE $189,000

Fabulous Fort Hill Location * 4 spacious bedrooms, fully equiped Oak kitchen with granite counters, glass tile back slash, fireplace surrounded in marble, wonderful MAN cave with fireplace, hardwood floors and a flat fenced yard.

1205 Virginia Street, East | Charleston, WV 25301 R. Joseph Miller, Broker of Record

WALLPAPER is coming down!!! This 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home boast a beautiful floor plan for family gatherings. Main level faimily room with gas log fireplace is open to the kitchen and the screened porch. There is 670 sq ft on the lower level that will easily convert to a game room or additional bedrooms.

3 CHATWOOD RD $1,400,000 This incredible Kanawha City estate is situated on 9+ private acres. Elegant yet family oriented * 5 bedrooms**4 full baths & 2 half baths*3 car garage *main level master suite* great room with wall of windows and built in library *gorgeous white kitchen with new Quartz counters and 6 burner gas range. Wrought iron fencing surrounds the 50 X 20 heated pool & hot tub * 1900 sq ft Pool /guest house. NOVEMBER 2017 | 19 019.1117.indd 1

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Or, is it?

It’s the time of year when we are hopefully ready to put to the test our work over the past several months! Renovations completed, updates made, and functional furnishings should be ready to welcome those who will be in our home over the next few weeks! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all are opportunities for us to show off the effort of the last year to make our HOME a Great Place to Live! And, while the primary goal should always be for the HOME to be the perfect space for those who live within on a daily basis, the chance to make a statement to a larger crowd is always a chance to hear some positive feedback for our hard work! Keep it simple this year and add holiday accents that not only reflect the personality of the home and it’s residents, but also tend to flow seamlessly from November until the beginning of 2018! We suggest picking a color theme for HOLIDAY 2017! We have chosen white as our example in this article but you should choose a color that is meaningful to you!

impression with natural elements and we always suggest more sophisticated elements unless the theme is based on children.

The baths are also important in the attempt to create a balanced setting! Adding a wreath, fresh white towels and elegant accessories will be all you need! Don’t forget that there are times when that second bath are required!

Start with the entrance to your home. This may require consideration of the color theme in conjunction to the main entrance door. Accent the area that makes the first

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Next to be seen by most visitors will be the Living Room or the Great Room! A consistent theme of color (and style) will create a welcoming atmosphere that will quickly encourage guests to feel “at HOME”! The bedroom is a space where many miss the mark. Times may call for the most accessible bedroom to become a landing place for coats, purses, and other belongings as coat closets quickly fill. Make sure to have this space and any other bedrooms appointed to continue the theme!

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Follow next to the Dining Room where simple additions to the table top décor and perhaps chair slip coverings will add an updated and comfortable setting!

One space you must not forget is the Nursery! If there is a little one in the home, we all know that the visiting crowd will likely see that space as well. Simple additions here (as well) will be all that is needed! Finally, take the opportunity to dress areas such as staircases and table tops to complete the look!

MAKING HOME a better place to live

In our case, it might just be a white Holiday whether it snows or not!

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THE SWEEPING, MAJESTIC VIEWS may take your breath away, but what makes this property so rare and compelling is that it is comprised of 6.4 lush acres within minutes of downtown Charleston.

THIS MASTERFULLY-CRAFTED, custom-built home in Foxchase Estates offers exceptional views & privacy, yet is close to Downtown Charleston & all the amenities. Stunning in ground pool with cover, tile covered outdoor terrace & porches.



R. Joseph Miller, Broker of Record 1205 Virginia St. East Charleston, WV 25301

CHARMING ONE BEDROOM east-end condominium! Close and walk to all of the east end attractions; Convenient to downtown amenities. Reserved parking & storage, Security access for building.

KANAWHA AVENUE on the river with amazing views! This classic home has been completely transformed from floor to ceiling, featuring a main level master suite; with 12 foot ceilings in much of the home!

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5324 BENTBROOK ROAD (WESTBROOK/CROSS LANES) MLS 217587 • 2,726-s/f Brick/Vinyl • 1st Floor Laundry Room • Large Eat in Kitchen – Granite Counters • Beautiful Outdoor Entertainment Area • (4) Bedroom (3) Bath $274,500 • Large Bedrooms

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PREMIER LISTING IN ST. ALBANS! 14,000 Sq ft corporate headquarters with unequalled quality and construction. Now Available at $900,000. Contact Bill Currey for more information or private showing 304-419-4438

OFFICE 304-344-9012 CELL 304-419-4438


CROSS LANES TOWNHOUSE. Spacious 2 bed 2 bath on corner lot with fenced yard and hardwoods, attached garage appliances included fireplace. $123,000 Contact Mat Currey for more information or private showing 304-419-4438

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE! River and Capitol Views with onsite parking! 2600 sq ft $2,000/mo on Kanawha Boulevard Contact Mat for more information or personal showing 304-419-4438

NITRO INVESTMENT PROPERTY. 3407 and 3409 34th street 4 units consist of a house, garage apartment and a duplex no vacancies $160,000 contact Mat for more information 304-4194438

MOVE IN READY! This 2 bed 1 bath home features hardwoods throughout. There is a one car detached garage, with a large fenced in back yard for entertaining on the back deck. Contact Scott Goff for showing or more information 304-395-7867 $70,000 MLS 216585


NITRO INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Res & Comm’l rentals 3 bldgs, income w/potential for add’l income. On Main Ave across from Deihl’s restaurant. $245,000 Contact Mat for More information 304-419-4438 MLS 207603


KANAWHA CITY 2 bedroom 1 bath, Features New kitchen, with appliances and new bath! All furniture, appliances go with home plus a large extra lot and attached garage. $165,000 Contact Scott Goff for more information or private showing 304-395-7867

THIS OWNER OCCUPIED BUILDING FEATURES 3 spacious one bedroom, one bath apartments. Located across from Magic Island and convenient to all of the amenities of downtown Charleston. All appliances currently on site will stay with building. Contact Scott Goff for showing or more information 304-395-7867 $119,900 MLS 216959

ST. ALBANS INVESTMENT PROPERTY Duplex many improvements good rental history $90,000 contact Mat for more information 304-419-4438

ST. ALBANS INVESTMENT BRICK DUPLEX with c/ air and no vacancies $75,000 contact Mat for more information 304-419-4438

GLASGOW RETAIL/OFFICE/STORAGE SPACE FOR SALE 4400 sq ft open space very adaptable for single or multiple use. Owner financing available. $120,000. Contact Mat Currey for more information or showing MLS 211492

OFFICE BUILDING with Large Parking Lot For Sale. 801 6th Avenue St. Albans. 3299 sq ft of office space located on 6th avenue with ample parking $145,000 Contact Bill Currey at 304-419-4417 for more information or private showing. NOVEMBER 2017 | 25

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3.18 ACRE LOT ON LIVELY IN CHESTNUT RIDGE SUBDIVISION, South Charleston, Established Subdivision, some excavating has been done. Located away from the hustle and bustle but 15 minutes to downtown Charleston. $84,900

3.18 ACRE LOT 2919 NOYES AV, CHAS. $174,900 3 Bdr 2 Ba,Approx 2264 SF,Great traditional style with front porch//Fresh paint/ updated kitchen,windows & roof/fenced back yard for children and pets.Call Penny 304-419-4663 MLS:200071

KANAWHA CITY 1218 GARVIN AV, CHARLESTON, 2 Bdr 1 Bath,approx. 1,492 SF, Great starter on downsize home. UnďŹ nished space in the basement would be ideal to install a second bathroom. Easy maintenance vinyl exterior and metal roof.. Two parking pads. Would be a great property for an investor as well. Second lot conveys with sale.



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CUTE AND GREAT LOCATION single floor living, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located near Bridgeview Elementary and Thomas Memorial Hospital. 9’+ ceilings, screen-in front porch, partially fenced lot, newer metal roof, kitchen, windows, new hot water tank, and remodeled bathroom. $108,500 MLS 218574

THIS CHARMING HOME sits on a large wooded lot in a quiet dead end street near Montrose Elementary. Owner added a new addition this year along with a new private deck, bathroom, wet bar and many other upgrades. $185,000 MLS 216666

NEWLY REMODELED TOWNHOUSE with private courtyard in downtown Charleston. Townhouse comes with a 1 year home warranty and new landscaping in the courtyard. $195,000 MLS 212652


CONTEMPORARY HOME with open floor plan and Great views. Large eat-in-kitchen, stainless appliances, formal dining room, full basement w/ custom bar. MS w/ sauna, steam shower, jetted tub, morning bar and private patio w/ hot tub. $485,000 MLS 205315

LOVELY WOODED LOT in Fort Hill With Southern Exposure Convenient Location $42,500 MLS 138828

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Have your own private park!!! 16 beautiful secluded acres that sits less than 5 miles from WV State Capital complex and only 3/4 of a mile off State Route 114. A historic property, which in 1967 the Kanawha County Planning and Zoning Commission proposed it be purchased and turned into a park because of its natural beauty. It was explained at that time to be one of the most beautiful places in the county. The property has a creek running thru it with a 12 foot waterfall, where there once was a grist mill in the 1800’s. Opportunities are endless… Many home sites available and well suited for development, gated community, B&B, private estate or tourism/recreational use. The access road is in excellent condition, ready for paving. The property includes tree house with awesome views of the water fall. The house is wired for electric, there’s a sleeping loft and a nice deck. Call today for an appointment to view.





Ready to move in, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with recently updated kitchen and baths. Hardwood floors in living/dining rooms and new carpeting in all bedrooms/family room. Large lower level family room with guest bed room or office. Newer roof and windows. MLS 212310


Broker of record: Shane Radcliff 831 4th Avenue, Suite 100, Huntington, WV 25701

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We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to begin a regular, monthly section to feature destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers will find these trips enriching and entertaining.

talbot County, Maryland

Driving a little over six hours East of Charleston brings you to Talbot County, Maryland. I realize this is a bit further than destinations we usually feature, but I promise it’s worth the extra time. Talbot County is comprised of four towns: Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford, and Tilghman Island. It is part of the Chesapeake Bay region with many miles of photogenic shoreline. While Tilghman Island offers impeccable scenery (and sometimes eagles!) and Oxford, a small waterside town with under 1000 people, has lovely Victorian architecture, the majority of things to do are in Easton and St. Michaels.

WHERE TO STAY IN TALBOT COUNTY Easton, the first town you will come to, 32 | NOVEMBER 2017 032.1117.indd 2

is home to the Tidewater Inn, a gorgeous red-brick luxury bed-and-breakfast. Ninety-



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is under $100 a night and the swankiest BW property I’ve ever seen. If you are looking to splurge, opt for the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, a colonial mansion that was used in the movie “Wedding Crashers”. The inn has a worldclass spa, stellar dining facilities, beautiful terrace, stunning manicured grounds, plus a daily afternoon tea complete with scones,

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two modern boutique rooms are available plus a fantastic on-site restaurant. It is also within walking distance to many boutiques, coffee shops, and art galleries. Those wishing to save a few bucks will be shocked by the Best Western Plus Easton Inn and Suites. It

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Christmas Shop, Chef and Shower, Bountiful Interiors, and Olivins Tasting Room for the best olive oils and vinegar ever! You will find two top-notch food tours in Talbot County: Eating St Michaels and Eating Easton. A small group of people are taken to four or more local eateries and introduced to restaurant owners and chefs for an up close and personal experience lasting three hours. The tour guide shares local lore and historical facts about the beautiful town along the way. Tours only run on the weekend during the off-season.


gourmet breads, and tea. Relaxing in the yacht-lined waterfront Adirondack chairs at sunset is magnificent.

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St. Michaels and Easton are 17 minutes apart so there is not much driving between distances.

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Grab a quick lunch at Krave Courtyard where the Toasted Walnut Chicken Salad (with grapes and green onions) and Tuna Salad are exceptional. A second choice would be Hunter’s Tavern, a classy restaurant at the Tidewater Inn with a great patio. Both the Deep Dish Quiche and Eastern Shore Crab Roll are lip-smacking good.

WHAT TO DO ON YOUR WEEKEND TRIP Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company, which makes the best-blackened tuna bites (with wasabi cream sauce), is perfect for lunch or dinner. Foxy’s Harbor Grille offers outdoor riverfront dining with a plethora of craft beers and amazing Ahi Poke. A romantic eatery, Scossa Restaurant, has toothsome Potato Gnocchi with Veal Ragu and Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with butter and sage sauce.

Since you are on the Eastern seaboard, you must visit the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, built in 1879. Also, stop by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the #1 rated attraction in the area. It includes 18 waterfront acres with hands-on activities and exhibits. Guided tours from 90 minutes to four hours are available as well as boat rides. If wineries are of interest, visit Triple Creek Winery in Cordova, Maryland, 15 minutes from Easton. The tasting room is darling and the wines are fine. Lyon Distilling Company is another adult stop for tasting small batch spirits including rum, vodka, and gin.

 Photo by Melody Pittman.

 Photo by Melody Pittman.

 Photo by Melody Pittman.

You will have the best crab of your life in Talbot County, so crabbing would be a fun thing to try if you haven’t already. Other outdoor activities include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and taking a yacht cruise. Both Easton and St. Michaels are big in the art scene so galleries are plentiful and worthwhile. A few of my favorites are Grafton Gallery, Dragonfly Galleria, and Academy Art Museum. Shoppers are going to rejoice in the selection of small boutiques with unique items. Recommended shops are The

Talbot County is rich in history, so visiting the Wye Grist Mill, the oldest continually operating grist mill in the country (325+ years!), is necessary. Wye, a historic landmark, provided flour to feed George Washington’s troops at Valley Forge.

TALBOT COUNTY, MARYLAND: A PLACE WORTH SEEING Stunning scenery, the freshest seafood, and interesting culture make up Talbot County, Maryland. I was blown away by the coastal views and terrific sunsets. It truly made me feel relaxed like no other place; a large-scale coastal seaside Dicken’s village of sorts. Make this a road-trip priority before the rest of the country discovers how marvelous it is. The charm and laid-back feel will instantly win you over. NOVEMBER 2017 | 33

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