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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?
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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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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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House for Sale: 1324 Winchester Pike, Front Royal

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Absolutely gorgeous, updated, upgraded, remodeled home! Still true to original charm, this home is a must see! Located right off the double bridges, you are conveniently located close to everything including route 66 for easy commuting. History of this property could possibly date back to the 1800’s in portions of the home.

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bath
  • .89 Acres
  • 4,647 Fin Sq Feet
  • Full details available here.

Online Tours Available:

A bit of history:
The land the home is built on was part of what was once a 3,600-acre land grant to William Russell by the governor and Council of Virginia in 1735. In 1826, 220 acres of that land was inherited by Samuel M. Spengler, and he completed construction of the first home on the street,1315 Old Winchester Pike Riverside in 1850.  In 1854, the house passed to Major James R. Richards, who supposedly won it in a hand of poker. The house now sits on two and one half acres of land. The property remains in the family. During the Civil War, the family witnessed troop movements and battles. Riverside provided a hospital, hide-out and meals for soldiers.  Ashby Parker O’Malley, owner.  (Information found in a brochure from Garden Club of Warren County 2015)

It is thought the homes around 1315 Old Winchester Pike, including the property for sale at 1324 were homes that have been built throughout the years for other family members of the main home discussed in this paragraph of history.

Top recent improvements that have made 1324 Winchester Pike a modern day showplace: 

  • KITCHEN
    Gourmet kitchen has a bright and modern vibe, but refinished original cabinets keep the charm of years past. Lighting fixtures could be right from an episode of HGTV!  Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double wall oven, electric cooktop, with butlers pantry including additional sink.
  • BATHROOMS
    All bathrooms have been remodeled including ceramic tile and granite. There is a full bathroom on the main level in the library.  It can be used by the main level bedroom (once was the parlor and can be converted back).  Half bath on main level has a fun green sink with laundry room convenience.
  • BEDROOM
    Total bedroom count of 6.  One bedroom on the main level.  Five bedrooms on the upper level.  One of the rooms had recently been made into a kitchenette and sitting room.  It can easily be used as a bedroom.There is one bedroom that does have a full bath attached, could be considered the master bedroom.
  • UTILITIES
    50-75K value of heating and cooling updates including ductless HVAC system to keep cool on upper level.  New oil  boiler for hot water backup when temps drop below 32 degrees.
  • GARAGES
    New 3 car garage detached.  One car garage attached.
  • OUTDOOR FEATURES:
    Heated pool.  Stamped cement patio.  Colorful flower beds and hardscaping. Almost 1 level acre. Mountain views. Close to river for fun and adventure!

Please call Jen Avery, REALTOR for tours and additional information at 540-683-0790.

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR®
“Your Happy Home Expert!”
BPOR, SRS, CNE, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jenaveryrealtor@gmail.com | 540-683-0790
CRUM REALTY, INC| 318 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601 | 540-662-0400

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House for sale: 227 Greystone Drive, Front Royal – Watch the tour!

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Priced UNDER May 2020 Appraisal AND taxed assessed value! Don’t miss your chance to snatch up this enormous showplace with over 4,500 finished square feet (PLUS a full unfinished basement) on nearly 1.5 lovely acres backing to trees and close to Shenandoah National Park.

This like-new property is located in beautiful Belmont (a gorgeous subdivision at the foot of Skyline Drive just 3 minutes from historic downtown Front Royal). From the luxurious master suite (which includes and adjacent private office/nursery room) to the third floor recreation room (used as a massive 5th bedroom), from the guest bedroom (with adjoining sitting room/playroom) to the many elegant touches throughout, this home is magazine worthy and offers 7 potential sleeping areas (not including the lower level). Too many upgrades to list include a two story foyer, gourmet kitchen (with granite counters, enormous island, upscale cabinetry w/ custom lighting, stainless appliances), hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings, over-sized breakfast room (with bow window overlooking private rear yard), gigantic formal dining & living rooms (with crown molding, chair railing), expansive family room (with gas fireplace), spacious main level laundry room, water treatment system, 3 zoned heat/ac system, security system wiring, 2 car garage and full unfinished walk-out basement (with space for a guest room, theatre room and full bath rough in plumbing).

The exterior offers an inviting covered front porch, large rear patio, fenced private rear yard, large play-set area (can be removed if buyer wishes), winter views and paved driveway (with basketball court area). Updates include new air handler in 2020, gutter guards in 2020 and updated well piping in 2014ish. Don’t miss your chance to call this house your home–at this price, it’s sure to fly off the market!

Listed by: Beth Waller, Associate Broker at KW Solutions – Keller Williams Realty
Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Direct: 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas VA 20109
Office: 703-330-2222
Licensed in VA

BETH’s Websites: Bethwaller.kw.com and whatmattersw2.com

To learn more about my real estate sales or nonprofit (WHAT MATTERS), to book a time to utilize my free community meeting space (“Open House” in the Middle of Main building on Main Street), to schedule a no-cost social media video to promote your business/group or cause, or to discuss my listing your property (which makes all of my charity efforts possible), visit my website at www.whatmattersw2.com or give me a call at 540-671-6145!

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110 Accomac Road FOR SALE near Downtown Front Royal, Virginia

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This stately home is priced at $262,500 with a $2,500 appliance upgrade offered! They just don’t build them like this anymore! With a dream location, dream price, and “I Dream of Jeannie” worthy features, this classic all brick rambler has the character and curb appeal hard to find in newer homes.

From stunning hardwood floors throughout the main level to spacious bedrooms, from a large screened porch (with mountain views) to concrete patio, this spectacular property boasts quality features that are hard to come by and a picture-perfect lot. The home offers updates from replacement windows to upgrades to the furnace and from new light fixtures to recent expensive retaining wall engineering. The kitchen boasts Corian counters, chair railing, plentiful cabinet space, and a pantry.

The dining room provides access to the side screened-in porch and the living room has a lovely fireplace and picture window. Perfect for those desiring main level living, it is also complete with a one-car garage, recreation room (with fireplace), full bathroom, and excess storage in the walkout lower level(and a potential for an in-law suite). Act now and be enjoying spectacular sunsets, mountain views, and the perks of living so close to historic downtown Front Royal in a new home while the world resets to its new normal.

THIS HOME IS SURE TO FLY OFF THE MARKET at the bargain price of under a May 2020 appraisal–CALL TODAY FOR A TOUR INSIDE!

Listed by: Beth Waller, Associate Broker at KW Solutions – Keller Williams Realty
Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Direct: 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas VA 20109
Office: 703-330-2222
Licensed in VA

BETH’s Websites: Bethwaller.kw.com and whatmattersw2.com

To learn more about my real estate sales or nonprofit (WHAT MATTERS), to book a time to utilize my free community meeting space (“Open House” in the Middle of Main building on Main Street), to schedule a no-cost social media video to promote your business/group or cause, or to discuss my listing your property (which makes all of my charity efforts possible), visit my website at www.whatmattersw2.com or give me a call at 540-671-6145!


Top Things Seller Loves About This House:

  • Located in the best neighborhood in town, Woodland Park, which is quiet, safe, family-friendly, and great for walking.
  • Close to the schools and the school bus stops right at the corner of Accomac and Jamestown.
  • The mountain views from the Living Room is gorgeous. The sun streams through the kitchen window in the mornings and through the Living Room in the evenings, and the views of the sunsets are spectacular.
  • One level of living is really convenient!
  • The brick exterior walls are zero maintenance, provide great sound insulation, and the thermal mass keeps the house cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • The eat-in kitchen is large enough for a small table and chairs for casual dining, and I like that it’s enclosed from the Living Room to hide any mess when guests are over.
  • This house is great for entertaining! The large formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties, Thanksgiving dinner, and other holiday celebrations.
  • And on warm summer days, the screen porch is a cool place to relax with friends and look out over the neighborhood.
  • The two wood-burning fireplaces add a touch of class and romance to the house and are a great source of back-up heat.
  • Tons of storage space throughout the house. Wood floors throughout are beautiful and easy to clean.
  • The basement Family Room is very cozy and perfect for a ping-pong table. I use the unfinished room in the basement as a home gym. It could also be converted to a bedroom, home office, or so many other uses.
  • The large shop and tool room in the basement is a dream for DIY projects and tool storage.
  • Great to have a garage to keep my car safe from the elements, plus storage for the lawnmower and other equipment.
  • The basement has the potential to create a separate apartment suite that could be rented out for additional income.

5 Things Seller’s Daughter Loves About This House:

  • I love the huge screen porch.
  • It’s fun to sit out there with a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.
  • I like how big my room is and there are good views from all the windows.
  • The big tree in the front yard is fun to climb and is a nice shady spot to lay in the grass. The yard is great for a dog. We put ours on a long leash, so he can run around and play.
  • LFK Elementary School is just a short walk away and has a cool playground.
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507 Grandview Avenue – four bedroom showplace on 7+ acres with pond, privacy and amazing views

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507 Grandview Avenue is your chance to quarantine in paradise! This is one of the most spectacular properties I have ever had the pleasure of selling! It literally has it all–a picturesque pond (with waterfall and bass), breathtaking mountain views (from all rooms including the large covered front and rear porches), privacy (cypress trees shield the neighbors), mature and thoughtfully placed landscaping (including a fenced garden, fruit trees/berries, and perennials galore), a small stream, and an upgraded spacious four-bedroom colonial perfectly situated on the 7.49-acre property.

The motivated sellers priced their showplace $16k below Zestimate for a fast sale! Bring your chickens, horses, or cows and enjoy a rifle range, open field area, and year-round stream in the lower portion of the grounds.

Features Include:

Hardwood floors (on the entire main level), Tray ceilings, 9 foot+ ceilings, Crown molding, Chair railing, Shadow boxing, Deluxe master suite (with large walk-in closet, an additional closet, double sinks, corner whirlpool tub and ceramic tile), Oversized bedrooms, Laundry on bedroom level, Walk-in closet in 2nd bedroom, Gas fireplace, Bow windows, Breakfast nook, Large formal dining and living rooms, Spacious family room off kitchen, Breakfast bar, Stainless appliances (refrigerator and microwave are approximately 2 years old), Efficient electric bills ($129 last month), Impressive maintenance records (septic was pumped and inspected last year and a $5,000 HVAC upgrade was made to the dual zoned system in 2019), (Constructed by a well-respected local builder (Cline Construction), Paved driveway with large parking area (resurfaced in 2019), 2-car garage, shed storage under the covered rear porch (porch could be easily screened), a heated/cooled full unfinished basement (with rough in plumbing and double door to a future lower patio area), security system and so much more!

Enjoy the star-filled night sky, mossy rock outcroppings, nature paths, and the love and care spent over the past 17 years turning the acreage into a scene reminiscent of a painting. Be sure to review the supplemental brochures for additional information about the landscaping, gardens, and orchard. And ACT QUICKLY so that you can spend your quarantined spring in paradise.

Listed by: Beth Waller, Associate Broker at KW Solutions – Keller Williams Realty
Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Direct: 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas VA 20109
Office: 703-330-2222
Licensed in VA

BETH’s Websites: Bethwaller.kw.com and whatmattersw2.com

To learn more about my real estate sales or nonprofit (WHAT MATTERS), to book a time to utilize my free community meeting space (“Open House” in the Middle of Main building on Main Street), to schedule a no-cost social media video to promote your business/group or cause, or to discuss my listing your property (which makes all of my charity efforts possible), visit my website at www.whatmattersw2.com or give me a call at 540-671-6145!

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House for Sale: 330 Brown Avenue, Front Royal

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4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Home with a 2 Car Garage — $225,000:

This lovely home is back on the market due to buyer’s financing falling through the day before closing due to COVID-19 employment issues! No need to pinch yourself, you aren’t dreaming–this house in this location with this view and this yard and this price is REAL! But if you blink it might be sold! A brand new roof was installed in March of this year! From updates including a new heat pump in 2012 and updated appliances to the two car garage, this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath 1,500+ sq foot home even has beautiful mountain views from the front and rear of the property!

Located just a few blocks from the soccer fields, skate park, playground and picnic area, it’s also ½ mile from the Shenandoah River and Eastham Park! Enjoy the open floor plan (with view-filled picture window), rear deck (will be stained when weather cooperates), wonderful fenced backyard with grill area, hardwood foyer, laundry room, lower level family room and office (currently used as a bedroom with a room-sized walk-in closet), tilt windows and more! Take your tour today and don’t miss your chance to spend your tomorrows at 330 Brown Avenue. Many recent updates just completed since listing!

Listed by: Beth Waller, Associate Broker at KW Solutions – Keller Williams Realty
Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Direct: 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas VA 20109
Office: 703-330-2222
Licensed in VA

BETH’s Websites: Bethwaller.kw.com and whatmattersw2.com

To learn more about my real estate sales or nonprofit (WHAT MATTERS), to book a time to utilize my free community meeting space (“Open House” in the Middle of Main building on Main Street), to schedule a no-cost social media video to promote your business/group or cause, or to discuss my listing your property (which makes all of my charity efforts possible), visit my website at www.whatmattersw2.com or give me a call at 540-671-6145!

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17 Driver Square in Blue Ridge Shadows

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This fabulous 3 bedrooms 3.5 bath townhouse offers a dream commuter location with MOUNTAIN VIEWS and a price tag nearly $10,000 BELOW market value tax assessment! Freshly painted throughout with a newly stained rear deck and steam cleaned carpets, this nearly 2,500 sq foot showplace is 100% move-in-ready and SHOWS LIKE NEW.

Features include Granite counters, High ceilings, Chair railing, Crown molding, Ceramic tile, Custom blinds throughout, newer laminate flooring, gas fireplace, Kitchen island, Breakfast nook (with large pantry), Stainless refrigerator, Gas appliances, Luxury vaulted master (with walk-in closet and vaulted bathroom w/ soaking tub, ceramic/glass shower, and double sinks), Laundry at bedroom level, Double sinks in hall bathroom, Huge bright lower level recreation room (with access to lower view-filled patio), Full bathroom in the basement (with space for a future guest room), Rear deck with views and more. Located adjacent to Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course and near Front Royal’s Holiday Inn & Suites/Houlihan’s property.

Just minutes from shopping and I-66, it’s also approximately ten minutes from I-81. THIS HOME IS SURE TO FLY OFF THE MARKET at the bargain price of $250,000

CALL TODAY FOR A TOUR INSIDE!

Listed by: Beth Waller, Associate Broker at KW Solutions – Keller Williams Realty
Local Office: 27 Cloud Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Direct: 540-671-6145
Northern Virginia Office: 8100 Ashton Ave #103 Manassas VA 20109
Office: 703-330-2222
Licensed in VA

BETH’s Websites: Bethwaller.kw.com and whatmattersw2.com

To learn more about my real estate sales or nonprofit (WHAT MATTERS), to book a time to utilize my free community meeting space (“Open House” in the Middle of Main building on Main Street), to schedule a no-cost social media video to promote your business/group or cause, or to discuss my listing your property (which makes all of my charity efforts possible), visit my website at www.whatmattersw2.com or give me a call at 540-671-6145!

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