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House for sale: 315 Salem Avenue, Front Royal – Watch the walking tour video and fall in love

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Classic, custom built Cape Cod! Quality home designed with attention to every detail. In town with mountain views! One-level living with main floor, master suite & laundry!

315 Salem Ave, Front Royal, VA
New list price: $397,000
5 bedroom | 2.5 bath | 5,557 Sq Ft

Special note: Just in time for the holiday weekend, we are dropping the price and adding a 5K decorating credit to be considered with ratified contract.

Watch this video below for a complete tour of 315 Salem Ave, Front Royal, VA, OR take the tour yourself with this virtual, click-through tour.

This timeless beauty is a must see. Spacious, bright, and beautiful! Boasting Over 5,500 square feet including large laundry/storage room in the basement. Be ready to entertain with numerous hosting spaces~formal living room for proper dinners, indoor porch with grill for fun BBQ nights, or cocktails on the covered front porch watching sunset with neighbors.

Location! Location! Location! Close to historical downtown Main Street, shopping, outdoor adventure & recreation (Skyline Drive, Shenandoah River, Andy Guest Park, Soccer Plex, Eastham Dog Park), dining (Front Royal has been highlighted in numerous tourism guides for our hidden gems), easy access to Rt 66 for commuters, and the list can go on and on!

Highlighted features Include: Fresh paint and new carpet throughout. Kitchen includes double wall oven, built-in microwave, pass through to breakfast room, desk, built-in shelving, ample cabinets, garbage disposal. Master suite on main level with easy step shower and laundry in hall. Indoor porch (20×11) includes heat for chilly nights, built in brick grill, and mountain views. Upstairs bedrooms are bright with potential 2nd master suite. HUGE over-sized garage (28×21) perfect for mechanic workshop, storage, and handyman work. Garden shed.

Call your agent, call me, make an offer, we are ready!

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR
Your HAPPY HOME expert!
BPOR, SRS, CNE, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA

210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA 22630
540-683-0790 | jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com
JenAveryRealtor.com

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John Kovack’s House Tour, Artist’s Home For Sale in Front Royal, VA

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Beth Waller with John Kovac. Watch the tour of this unique home.

Welcome to perhaps the most private and largest parcel (7+ view-filled acres) in all of Lake Front Royal, with a price tag you won’t believe! Priced UNDER a summer 2019 appraisal, this unique gem is filled with custom features cleverly crafted by the original artist owner who is happy to explain his ingenious special touches. The main portion of the home sprawls through the woods like a magnificent treehouse and consists of nearly 1,200 finished square feet with three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. An additional greenhouse-like entrance, a “man-cave/ping pong room” in the rear of home (19×9), a “sleeping porch” just off the covered master deck (that formerly housed a hot tub) and enormous storage areas throughout make it feel spacious and measure much larger.

Two detached buildings also add to the living area on the property—an artist’s studio with huge view-filled window (15×15) and a workshop (20×18 complete with exhaust system to control dust)with similar mountain/tree filled views from its huge windows. Both have storage under the buildings, south facing windows, well-designed built-ins and gas heat. There’s also an attached (12×5) garden shed (with electric and a hose bib area), an attached (24×4) built in storage room (that has a recycling area, wood storage section and dog access to an exterior fenced area) and a detached 16×8 storage shed (half open, half enclosed). Though the septic is rated for a two bedroom home, there are three bedrooms in the main house and the detached buildings provide extra living space.

Perfect for a weekend getaway or full time residence, the home has an efficiently arranged kitchen (with gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, double sink and pantry under the stairs) and anopen living/dining area (with a $5k easy to clean Jotul stove w/ screen that heats the entire house). Located under 10 minutes from historic Downtown Front Royal with easy access to I-66 and I-81 for commuters, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

UNIQUE FEATURES NOT TO MISS:
Custom locally crafted mural and stained glass
Large and remarkable rock formations throughout the property
A fire pit area built around an enormous rock formation (below the detached buildings)
Former trails throughout property could be re-cleared by hiking enthusiasts
Zero grass to mow as the vegetation is natural (native plants and wildflowers are a haven for birds and wildlife)
A lovely controllable “pondless waterfall” feature at the main entrance (with goldfish pond)
Long eves to protect windows from aging prematurely
A secluded cul-de-sac location that provides excess parking for guests
Lighted railings to detached buildings
The man cave/ping pong room in the rear of the property (with storage underneath and a roof updated approximately 2 years ago)

BONUS FEATURES:
Laundry shoot, recessed lighting, backup gas heater, “top-down, bottom-up” honeycomb Nextday Blinds, like-new hardwood floors upstairs, clever storage solutions, hammock hook in the masterbedroom (currently a music room) and in “sleeping porch,” heat lamp and solar lights in bathroom, a compost area, Pella windows, gutter guards.
Lake Front Royal lake, picnic area and park access
Nearby Appalachian Trail access
The tree at the foot of the driveway marked with red will be removed by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

PASSIVE SOLAR FEATURES:
(in addition to 2 active solar panels that operate LED lights throughout the exterior and interior):
South facing windows in the main home and buildings
Terra cotta Terrazzo tile flooring throughout the main level (toasty in the winter months)
Upstairs is double insulated and main home is insulated by the attached extra living space’s positioning
Inexpensive electric bills are well under $70 per month using wood as heat source (and sellers will leave 3 cords of wood)
Excellent cross ventilation, ceiling fans appropriately positioned, and concrete walls w/ exterior insulation keeps the house cool in summer months and warm in winter months due to the passivesolar design

ABOUT THE SELLER, JOHN KOVAC,
From his Website www.johnkovac.com:

The harp is one of the most ancient of musical instruments and one of the easiest to play.

I share my enthusiasm for the instrument by offering my recordings as well as a number of my books, videos and kits that have introduced hundreds to the pleasure of the harp.

My book Harpmaking Made Simple, my videos, and my folk harp kits have introduced musicians and non-musicians alike to the joys of playing the folk harp. I hope I can do the same for you.

I’m sure you will be fascinated with my newest invention, PVC musical instruments. Click on a tune below to hear samples from the incredible Piper Harp. You can easily build one yourself with the The Piper Harp Kit

My newest book, PVC Musical Instruments And How To Make Them shows how to make 17 different musical instruments from commonly-available PVC pipe. It includes a CD with recordings from an entire PVC orchestra.

I have been making harps for over 25 years and am constantly experimenting in an effort to simplify and improve the design so that anyone with a will and a few simple tools can make a harp. The two newest harp designs are the 26 String Pine Harp that anyone with the simplest of tools can make, and also the 26 string Harpune which is just a little more challenging to build but has a much louder tone than the Pine Harp. Both of these harps are lightweight, ergonomically correct, easy to tune , use sustainable woods, have a cool feel, and can ever be disassembled and reconstructed in very short time for airline transport.

BETH Medved Waller
Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
Director, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit
Can you spare $1 to change a life of one of the children in the lyric video below?
https://youtu.be/xKHAc1RWOMQ
Download”What Matters is your Heart” on iTunes,Spotify,Amazon or Google today–for 99c -$1.29, YOU can become a part of dollardreamdownload.com and change lives-one song, one dream, one download at a time! Help me reach my 1 million download goal to support children in Uganda!
Song performed by Herbie Skarbie Kawuma, Lyrics by ME

BETH@WHATMATTERSW2.COM
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27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630 | 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office
8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas, VA 20109 | 703-330-2222

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House for sale: Convenient location in Front Royal with lovely mountain views

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1473 Linden Street, Front Royal, VA 22630 | $225,000 | Listed by Beth Medved Waller, Keller Williams Solutions

Priced BELOW appraisal, owners have invested over 20,000 in improvements that truly make this spacious and bright showplace feel like a brand new model home! Boasting a convenient location (near schools yet away from the school congestion) and lovely mountain views, this lovingly updated home even offers a newer roof and heat pump. From the ceramic tile/upgraded vanities (in both 2019 renovated bathrooms) to the upscale lighting/fixtures throughout… from the nearly new stainless appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher and above-the-range microwave) to the subway tile back-splash… from the full front porch overlooking landscaping to the shaded fenced rear yard (with tree-house sellers will leave or remove as requested), this home is a rare find! Clever and convenient features are numerous from the built-in chalk board in the main level hallway to the kitchen pantry. The basement offers room for expansion and a finished bedroom w/ window overlooking the large lower patio. The washer/dryer area are conveniently located in the lower level and the lower foyer features brand new doors that lead to the rear yard (perfect for a home office entrance or private in-law suite access).

Here’s what owners have to say about their home: “We love watching the beautiful sunsets over the mountains from the front porch. Our family enjoys taking a very short walk to a nearby pond and exploring little natural streams. We love it that the home is a North/South facing home so we can stay a lot cooler in the summer months. The two very large trees in the backyard engulf the backyard in shade so our children have been able to enjoy cooler summer afternoons. We love our quiet neighbors and feeling close to town, but still being able to live in a peaceful location.”

BETH Medved Waller
Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
beth@whatmattersw2.com
Direct: 540-671-6145
Office: 703-330-2222
www.bethwaller.kw.com

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House for sale: Adorable, cute and cozy A-Frame

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Looking for a place in the country? Views of the beautiful valley?

This adorable, cute and cozy A-frame is the place. Located in Linden, Virginia, it’s right off of I-66 making it a great weekend hideaway.

The wooded lot offers plenty of privacy. It’s been remodeled and ready for you to move right in. The property is fenced and has a deck off of the dining area to enjoy that morning cup of coffee or just to relax and take in the beauty.

This home has two bedrooms and one bath.

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For more information or to schedule a visit to this property, please call:

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Join us for an Open House this Sunday, April 28

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 Join Century 21 Campbell Realty for an Open House on Sunday, April 28th, from 1pm to 3pm.

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of city living and high prices, come see this lovely home that you can buy for less than city rent. This home is located in a quiet neighborhood, only minutes to I-66 and I-81 which makes it a perfect commuter location. This lovely ranch is in move-in condition and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on main level, a fully finished, walkout level basement with extra large family room, an additional room that can be used as a 4th bedroom, or perfect for a private office, plus a full bath and storage space. The home also has a fenced rear yard for pets and 2 decks to enjoy summer entertaining. The Shenandoah River with picnic area, shopping and medical facilities are within minutes.

This house is a must to see, so join us for our Open House on Sunday, April 28th, from 1pm to 3pm!

  • Property Address: 393 Hill Top Ct, Front Royal VA (Riverview Subdivision)
  • Directions:  Turn onto 55W, turn L onto Kesler, make 2nd L onto Hill Top.
  • Description: 3 bedrooms / 3 baths / 1,920 Fin Sq Ft / One car garage
  • Price: $249,900

For images and greater details, visit our website: www.Century21.com

Rita Rutledge
Associate Broker
Century 21 Campbell Realty
408 South Royal Ave
Front Royal, Va 22630

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Long time Front Royal family shares art collection

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One of many Inman Otis Kibler paintings.

Small town Front Royal is, and has been, home for some big time talent. The natural beauty of the mountains, flow of the river, and wonderment of our sunsets and rainbows are obvious marvels, but the true magnificence is our people.

As a Realtor, one tends to have many adventures when listing a home. Once in a while, you walk into a listing appointment and know that this one is different; different because as you entered through the door, you know this house is a HOME. The life that was lived inside the home is still buzzing in the air. As I looked around the McFall home last month, this is how I felt.

In 1986, the McFall home had its debut in the Garden Club of Warren County’s Annual House and Garden Tour. The property featured lovely furniture, decor, and oil paintings throughout the home. These very paintings remained on the walls until just recently. Are you curious to learn more about these oil paintings? I sure was after noticing each was signed I.O. Kibler!

Inman Otis Kibler, founder of Kibler Furniture in Front Royal, was indeed the artist who had crafted the paintings. After quizzing his grandson, Gary McFall, I learned that I.O. Kibler had taken up painting in the 50’s or 60’s. He had been mentored by top DC artists. I.O. Kibler painted a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes to everything in between. For a slide show of the artwork, click here, or check out the following video:

Historic Garden Week 1986 brochure cover.

Garden tour description from 1986 brochure:

The McFall home on Salem Avenue will be listed for sale this spring. If you are looking for a beautiful home built with love, keep this home in mind! Please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR
NextHome Realty Select
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA  22630
540-683-0790 | jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com
www.jenaveryrealtor.com

McFall House description within the Historic Garden Week 1986 brochure.

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Creekside Way Open House

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Price just reduced to $274,500! You’re invited to join me at 280 Creekside Way in Front Royal on Tuesday, August 28th from 11am-1pm for a public and broker’s open house! Or call me at 540-671-6145 for your private tour! This lovely property offers 1,400+ finished square feet, three over-sized bedrooms (with excess closet space), 2.5 bathrooms and a full unfinished basement for expansion (there is a rough-in for a future bathroom and doors leading to the side yard). The future happy homeowners will appreciate many upgrades including: hardwood floors, ceramic tile, fenced yard (with fort and play set that can stay or be removed), a 27 foot long deck (recently painted), an installed radon remediation system, upscale lighting & fixtures, crown moulding, breakfast bar, wainscoting, upgraded stainless appliances (including KitchenAid and Bosch brands), Baldwin door hardware, newer HVAC system (replaced in 2012), motion detector lights and a charming pathway in the woods that meanders to a private view spectating area (surrounded by mature landscaping and raised bed gardens).

The motivated sellers will even credit to widen driveway (they never found it necessary to expand it) OR will contribute to buyer’s closing costs!  Act quickly because a home in such a fabulous location (close to I-66, shopping, parks and public river access) with these features and such amazing views (especially from the upper sitting area) is a rare find! Sellers also wanted to be sure to mention their close proximity to the popular A.S. Rhodes Elementary School!


Listed by: BETH Medved Waller

Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
Director, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit

BETH@WHATMATTERSW2.COM
WHATMATTERSW2.COM

Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630  |  540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas, VA 20109  |  703-330-2222

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1:30 pm Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
This four week course with the instructor, Elena Maza, will deal with the basic three-primary color palette, different pigments and how they interact, how to mix all colors from three primary colors, how to apply[...]
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1:00 pm Substance Abuse and Recovery Summit @ Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast
Substance Abuse and Recovery Summit @ Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast
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Substance Abuse and Recovery Summit @ Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast
The McShin Foundation and RSW (Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren County) Regional Jail would like to invite you to our substance abuse and recovery summit to be held on August 29, 2019, in Front Royal, Virginia.[...]
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1:00 pm DJ Skyhigh’s End of Summer Blast @ Warren County Fair
DJ Skyhigh’s End of Summer Blast @ Warren County Fair
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DJ Skyhigh's End of Summer Blast @ Warren County Fair
Come join DJ Skyhigh for his end of summer blast. Lisa Bell will be hosting wine tastings (at an additional charge) of over 50 international wines. Wines may also be purchased by the bottle to[...]
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1:30 pm Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
Sep 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
This four week course with instructor Elena Maza will focus on learning basic skills to create watercolor landscape paintings: basic composition and use of color and value to create a sense of depth and distance.[...]
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1:30 pm Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
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Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This four session course will focus on learning basic drawing skills as applied to botanicals: basic line drawings[...]
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SHS Marching Band Mattress Fundr... @ Skyline High School
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SHS Marching Band Mattress Fundraiser @ Skyline High School
Skyline High School Marching Band is having a mattress sale fundraiser on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Skyline High School (151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, Virginia). There will[...]
12:00 pm 2019 NFL Kick Off Party @ Sly Fox Golf Club
2019 NFL Kick Off Party @ Sly Fox Golf Club
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019 NFL Kick Off Party @ Sly Fox Golf Club
Golf – “Captains Choice Format” 12pm Shotgun “Tail Gate” Food and Drinks – 5pm to 8pm Golf + Food & Drinks $45 Tail Gate Food & Drinks Only $15
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Strokes of Creativity: 1-year ce... @ Strokes of Creativity
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strokes of Creativity: 1-year celebration @ Strokes of Creativity
Join us for our 1-year celebration on Sept. 7 from 1-6 pm. We will have demos, and Artist meet and greets. Unique and one of kind items, face painting, crafts and Chase from Paw Patrol will[...]
6:00 pm FRUMC Celebrates Homecoming @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
FRUMC Celebrates Homecoming @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FRUMC Celebrates Homecoming @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
In tandem with the 110th anniversary of the church building, the Front Royal United Methodist Church will host Homecoming ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th. Five previous pastors have agreed to return[...]
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1:30 pm Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
Sep 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
This four week course with instructor Elena Maza will focus on learning basic skills to create watercolor landscape paintings: basic composition and use of color and value to create a sense of depth and distance.[...]