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#1 Breckinridge Home, 1250 Hidden Waters Lane, Moneta
Designated charity: Helping Hands of Franklin County
In a protected cove off the Roanoke, the Breckinridge home is a ranch-style home with a full walkout lake level. This home has several collections: a large array of wooden houses, numerous quilts, a thimble collection and P. Buckley Moss items. Homeowner Ron has an antique camera collection, and there are also vintage items, including an organ from the home of Confederate Gen. Jubal Early, an 1895 coffee grinder, historic family pieces and pictures from the Civil War and of relatives with ties to Presidents Jefferson and Buchanan. You may see volunteers in Civil War costumes. Homeowner Linda, a former dragon boat racer, is the “handyman” who laid the home’s wooden floors, built kayak racks and caught the citation striper mounted above the door.
#2 Shea Home, 2422 Patmos Church Road, Huddleston
Designated charity: Agape Center
The Shea home, on Hatcher Creek just off Craddock Creek, has all rooms but one facing its magnificent mountain and lake view. The home has main level living with two bedroom suites, a kitchen, a screened porch, a great room and a music room. Downstairs there’s a family room, two bedrooms and baths. There are two fireplaces: one in the great room and one in the master suite. P. Buckley Moss paintings of lake scenes adorn the hallway. There’s a hot tub on the deck outside the master suite, and the deck with glass railing extends the length of the house. The lot slopes gently toward the dock, which has unique, fun furniture and decor.
#3 Koury Home, 308 Pine Drive, Huddleston
Designated charity: Adult Care Center of Central Virginia
On Craddock Creek, the Koury home has a large stone patio with a pool, a hot tub, a fire pit and a tiki bar. The Craftsman-style home features an open kitchen and a dining and living area. The kitchen has cream painted cabinets and dark painted island cabinetry. Off the kitchen is the sunroom/dog room with photos of their former dogs displayed on walls above the horizontal white-washed shiplap wainscoting. A focal point of the great room is the floor-to-ceiling, stacked stone fireplace. The home has many lake decorations and attractive paint colors throughout. The lake level has two bedroom suites and a great room with a bar and mini-kitchen. Luxury vinyl tile is a smart choice here for durability and water resistance.
#4 Kellstrom Home, 2222 Capewood Drive, Huddleston
Designated charity: SML Good Neighbors Inc.
In Mountain View Shores, the Kellstrom home’s exterior reflects the Craftsman style.The interior is simple yet stylish with Revere Pewter gray wall color, white moldings, beadboard, shiplap, plantation shutters and hardwood floors. The large kitchen has white cabinetry and white countertops with a touch of gray/black. This room leads to a sunroom with wicker furniture. The gray living room sofa faces both the lake and a stacked stone fireplace flanked by white built-in cabinets. Aqua throws on the sofa provide a pop of color while baskets and lanterns add simple decorative touches. There are some paintings to admire; a quilt made of one daughter’s athletic T-shirts is displayed on a quilt rack.
#5 Mallen Home, 19 Atlantic Ave., Moneta
Designated charity: Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy
In Park Place, the Mallen home has a view through glass railings down the lake toward the mountain. There is faux painting on columns to echo the marbled floors, and the dining room walls are faux-painted to match the chairs. There are 10-foot ceilings with several rooms sporting double trays that go up to 12 feet. The living room has a coffered ceiling with black inserts. Decorations and furnishings are in fashionable black, gray and white. The master suite of this five-bedroom home is on the main floor and has a fireplace. The lake level has a large entertainment area, a seven-seat bar, a fireplace, a built-in aquarium, a secret door, colored lights in the tray ceiling and wide-planked engineered hardwood floors.
#6 Nester Home, 715 Tranquility Road, Moneta
Designated charity: Bedford Pregnancy Center
The Nester home is nestled in the trees on a flat lot with a beautiful view of Smith Mountain. In the distance across the large cove is the beach at Bernard’s Landing. This 5,000-square-foot home is on one-level and includes a large bonus room with a game area, a bar and a kitchenette over the three-bay garage. Among the interesting aspects of this just-built home are wide-plank, dark-stained hickory flooring, laundry room barn doors, a bathroom with a crystal chandelier, vessel sinks and various shades of gray throughout. The kitchen has a high ceiling and both off-white and dark wood cabinetry topped by two different granites. Outside are stone patios, an outdoor fireplace with a pergola and stone pavers to the home’s pair of docks.
#7 Borum Home, 3576 Kemp Ford Road, Union Hall
Designated charity: Faith Network of Franklin County
In a cove along the Blackwater River, the all-new Borum home replaced a structure that family needs had outpaced. Situated between an eye-catching zelkova tree and impressive lakeside hardscaping, the new main level floorplan welcomes guests with a pair of master suites, a second guest bedroom and open dining and congregating spaces, including an outdoor dining deck. The home’s main entrance is through the kitchen, where a mix of gray and white cabinetry and leather-looking granite entertain the senses. There are pendant lights made from old French olive oil jugs.The lower level has two guest bedrooms and a kitchenette. The huge covered deck has dramatic lake views. Don’t miss the cute cottage out back, which serves as an art studio.
#8 Thompson Home, 257 Dudley Road, Union Hall
Designated charity: Franklin County Family YMCA
On the Blackwater, the Thompson home was a complete tear-down that was rebuilt in three levels. The living room has a wall of windows to the lake and a vaulted pine ceiling. The flooring is wood-patterned, engineered vinyl that is waterproof and stain proof. A cork underlayment blocks out sound. Throughout the home, the countertops are engineered marble. In addition to a kitchen, as well as living and dining areas, the main level has a master suite. The upper level houses a guest bedroom, a bath and a sleeping loft. The lower level has a family room, an office with a Murphy bed, a man cave with a sauna and a darkroom. Many photos in the home were taken by the homeowner. A glass case holds train collections.