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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
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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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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Brand new listing at 987 Auburn Court in Front Royal

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Sellers are offering a huge housewarming gift in the form of THOUSANDS in equity for the lucky buyers who snatch up this lovely home at such a bargain price! This spacious split foyer has a price tag far below a February 2019 appraisal and a dream location with a wonderful front and rear yard! As soon as you pull into the concrete driveway, you’ll notice the mountain views (enjoy great sunsets from the rear yard) and begin to appreciate the many qualities of this property from landscaping to a fenced backyard (complete with a shed that has an adorable upper playhouse).

This 2,100 finished square foot house has 4 traditional bedrooms plus a 3rd family room area (with windows) that could easily have a wall installed for a 5th bedroom! Finishing the large unfinished area would provide an extra 500 finished square feet and could even create a 6th bedroom (it has windows)! You’ll love the stainless appliances and corian counters in the large kitchen, the formal dining room (with doors onto a large Trex deck), over-sized main level and lower level family rooms, hardwood floors, custom blinds, electronic door locks, beadboard, chair railing, newer fixtures, ceramic tile, main level washer/dryer (there’s also a hookup in the basement adjacent to a utility sink), his and her closets, fantastic master bath (with granite sink and tiled shower), newer heat pump and updated roof (approximately 10 years old. Seller will consider closing credit for painting!

CLICK HERE to learn more online.


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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Riverfront property available at 158 Roma Court in Front Royal

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158 Roma Court, Front Royal, Virginia / Photo: Zillow

Enjoy SHENANDOAH RIVER AND SKYLINE DRIVE VIEWS throughout this showplace and from the large “Trex” deck (reinforced and wired for a hot tub). This cedar-sided five bedroom contemporary offers one-level living (washer/dryer are located on the main level) and a price tag UNDER a 2016 appraisal and UNDER tax value! Custom built by seller and move-in ready with vaulted and beamed ceilings, loft sitting area overlooking first floor, cat walk, stone wood burning (convertible to gas) fireplace with blower, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, custom cabinetry, corian counters, stainless appliances, gas Jenn-air downdraft cooktop, kitchen island (with five person breakfast bar, ceramic back-splash and extra sink), cordless blinds (and custom duet double insulated shades), Tunisia tiled half bath, picture windows, surround sound, attractive built-ins, walk-in closet, landscaping (owner was a master gardener and tree steward), lovely rock outcroppings, excess parking areas, two car garage, covered front porch, underground utilities, UV light, Culligan water system and security system. Lower level features a tiled recreation room, two bedrooms, large full bath (with ceramic) and wiring/plumbing for a future kitchen area for an in-law apartment!

From the large, level yard to the master suite with doors leading to the deck and overlooking the river, this home is ideal for a full-time residence, vacation home, or a home comfortable for those needing handicap accessibility features (36” wide halls, accessible switches/outlets, doors with levers as well as main floor master and laundry rooms). Act now or miss this amazing opportunity!

Click here for more property details!

Seller’s Favorite Features:
Views of mountain and river, Floating Dock (with ladder for swimming), Canoeing, Privacy, Open floor design-Master bedroom-laundry room and office on main level, Garage, Gardens, Neighborhood and neighbors, Walking to the mailbox (exercise, nature and neighbors)


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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21 West 14th Street house tour in Front Royal – Open house Saturday!

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Open House on Saturday, 1/25/20, from 1pm to 3pm! An investor’s dream property awaits at 121 W 14th in Front Royal.

TOTALLY remodeled C-1 zoned property with move-in-ready upper and main level apartments! Or start your business in this high traffic, great exposure area!

Updates include: ceramic bathroom, new toilets, new AC unites, new baseboard heat, new sinks, newer and new appliances, brand new windows, new fixtures, fresh paint and more!

Upper apartment features a screened in porch, two bedrooms (which both access the bathroom), living room and kitchen. Main level apartment offers two bedrooms, one full bath, a huge kitchen w/ceramic tile, basement access and so much more! The adjacent property owners are also interested in selling, so don’t miss your chance to buy a piece of a fantastic, high traffic corner in Front Royal!

MOTIVATED SELLERS SAY, “BRING US AN OFFER!”

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: 55 S Marshall Street, Front Royal – Watch the tour!

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Kick off the new year with a new home! Now’s your chance to snatch fabulous deals like this one (55 S. Marshall St. in Front Royal, listed at just $215,000) before the spring buyers drive up prices! Act now and you can BUY this one-level updated property for less than it would cost to RENT it!

This fantastic stone home (situated on a corner lot approximately one mile from Historic Downtown Front Royal) appraised at $220k in 2016! Bargain priced for a fast sale, this three bedroom/two bathroom rambler is much larger than it appears and offers one level living (with handicap accessibility features, an attached carport with level entry, remodeled kitchen, stone fireplace, landscaping, replacement windows, a 5-year-old heat pump, paved driveway, mountain views from the front patio and so much more! Formerly used as a duplex, the layout offers the possibility for a home office or main level in-law suite with separate level entrances. From the living room’s picture window and wood burning stone fireplace to the over-sized kitchen (with corian counters, updated cabinetry w/ pull out shelving, upgraded appliances and door to rear yard)… from the fresh coat of paint throughout to the basement storage space… from the over-sized bathroom with a step-in whirlpool tub to the lovingly landscaped yard, you won’t want to miss your chance to snatch up this move-in ready property!

Here’s what the seller has to share about about why he has loved his home: One level living – Inside has all new fresh paint – Stone facade; very cozy in the fall/winter; cool in spring/summer, Cave-like – Reasonable utilities (high $200-300/month in the  winters and $50-150 spring/fall; $200ish in the summer) – Well Established flower beds of Black-eyed Susans (Goldstrum); Beautiful Blooms (JUL-SEP)Well-conditioned flower beds out back for sunny gardening – 5 minutes to the Northern entrance of the Skyline Drive and/or the Shenandoah River – Shenandoah Valley has spectacular fall colors – 2 minutes to the town center which is within walking distance, just one quarter mile – Safe, quiet neighborhood – zero problems in the years I have lived there – Easy access to I-66; DC is about 60 miles away – Carport with covered house entry so you don’t have to park on the street – One of the two bathrooms is fully handicap accessible (lots of grab bars/ walk- in tub/shower).

Listed by:

BETH Medved Waller
Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
Licensed in Virginia

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

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!

BETH Medved Waller
Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
Director, WHAT MATTERS

BETH@WHATMATTERSW2.COM
WHATMATTERSW2.COM

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House for sale: 33679 Snickersville Tpke, Bluemont

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The Carrington House: 33679 Snickersville Tpke, Bluemont, VA 20135

The Carrington House, circa 1820s with later additions, is steeped in history and has a profound way of embracing you as soon as you enter. Reminiscent of simpler times, but renovated for comfortable modern day living. This handsome Federal stone house underwent a complete restoration (1980’s) including electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, yet still retains original flooring, exquisite woodwork, doors, trim and character. The restoration was meticulous with the documentation to verify. The charm of an early 19th century home is preserved while the history abounds in this magnificent home. From the moment you enter, the fine workmanship won’t go unnoticed. Intricate hand-carved mantel, delicate newels, wide planked Virginia heart-pine flooring and much more!

Nestled in the historic village of Bluemont – charming at every turn, yet a short distance Leesburg and beyond. You don’t want to miss this opportunity! The history of Carrington House is well documented and interesting, having once been a tavern, a General Store and boarding house.

Call or email for the offering memorandum which includes many more historical details of this amazing home. The Carrington House is truly a remarkable property!

 

 

 

Matt Bradley
mattbradley@premiermove.com
540.327.1498 Direct
540.242.0952 Fax
Coldwell Banker Premier

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