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Quiet Home 3-4 BR real oak floors V Nice Area
This wonderful, bright cheery home will be shiny clean
to welcome you as you move in. It is a home you will enjoy calling "home." We will try to schedule tours whenever we can match schedules: Day, evening or weekends. Click into the listing for contact information, pictures and details!
Our lengthy description should give you a good "feel"
for this well-cared for home. The detailed description
is definitely appreciated by people at a distance who
may have to make a decision without getting to spend
much time in the home or even being able to come to
Blacksburg to do a tour at all.
This home is very nice, very comfortable, homey, clean
and bright. It is unique, unlike so many places that look just like every other place. Here you will immediately realize that the nooks, crannies, closet, and history make this house special and make it a home, not "just a rental." When gutted recently for total
renovation, we insisted the charm and personality be
maintained so it feels like a home, not a bunch of
square boxy rooms.
There is much included to save you time and money; so please remember to factor these in as you do your price comparisons. We do the mowing, leaf removal and snowplowing of the driveway. It is on County water, but there is no water or sewer bill. The ground floor, especially, stays cool in the summer without the need for AC! The large trees provide plenty of shade.
Insulation in walls between rooms and floors helps to zone the heat and coolness as well as keep the house quiet between rooms and floors.
Very efficient use is made of space! If there
is a nook, there is a shelf or closet. Most shelving is
adjustable. The house is a lot â€œbiggerâ€ than
it appears from outside. There are lots of flexible
closets and no wasted square footage in hallways.
Within the walls is everything from CAT-5
ethernet/TV/phone cabling to all rooms, to all new
wiring, all new plumbing, all new heating ducts, and
lots of insulation and soundproofing (even between
rooms and floors)! It is tough to hear a TV or computer
from one room to another. Parents please note that the
soundproofing muffles the sounds of a toddler's temper tantrum as well as a teenager's music.
Wired in smoke detectors. Plus a carbon-monoxide alarm. Much outdoor lighting on motion sensors; so it is possible to enjoy the beauty of the stars when no one is walking around outside.
Neighbors are quiet (Sometimes, however, the wild birds
in the woods do get pretty rowdy). You can plant stuff
in the gardens, but be prepared for the deer to eat
it. There is a fenced garden plot, if you want to try your luck.
If you are looking to live in a convenient, quiet,
peaceful neighborhood, surrounded by Nature, then you
will likely enjoy living here. If youâ€™re looking for a
place to party, please do not consider renting this
home. We try to rent only to people with a good record
of having taken good care of previous residences and who are respectful of the neighbors.
Beautiful location: Located on 2.5 acres, shared only
with a maximum of 8 other residents in a similarly maintained and quiet 4-unit apartment building next door. This year everyone renewed next door so there are only 5 people next door. You'll be living across the street from the end of Tall Oaks Drive/Stroubles Mill, Hethwood in Blacksburg.
Bike/walking path to Kipps Elementary, Blacksburg
Middle School, grocery store, VT, Corporate Research
Center, and VCOM. Hospital is just 5-8 minutes down the
road. 11 minute drive to CRC/VCOM. 16 minutes to the shopping mall. Grocery store is 5 minutes by car or bicycle. All this plus beautiful rural Virginia Countryside just outside your
back door! Square Miles of woods and fields behind.
Mountain sunsets daily!
People renew year after year at Forests Edge because
the properties are well-maintained, very quiet and
there is lots of parking.
Pictures and maps on our website. (Hint: The house is located at Forests Edge which can be Googled.)
Please contact us by clicking into the listing for contact information, pictures and details. Call or use "reply to this ad" button for email contact.
It is faster to get home here than in much of
Blacksburg because there's little traffic and no stop
EZ to: Blacksburg, Radford, Christiansburg, The Malls.
Corporate Research Center, Hospital, VCOM, etc. Avoid
most VT traffic to I-81 and Mall.
Walking/running/bike path across street
(Hethwood)...goes right to VT campus. (If you bike
quickly only 15-20 minutes door to your door on
Great off-street parking! Unusual that plowing of parking area is included in rent.
Para-transit will come to the door.
3-4 blocks to BT bus.
Original real oak floors, real wood paneling, all
original solid wood interior doors, nooks and crannies,
etc. have been kept. Plaster walls are beautiful.
The upstairs full-bath was added during renovation.
Downstairs bath was modified to be universally
accessible without looking like it is. Incredible
storage and wall heaters in both bathrooms!
Large Ceiling fans (with lights) are in every room.
There is also a whole house fan.
New double-paned, low-E windows have full screens, not
just 1/2 screens, so it's possible to ventilate rooms
well even when raining.
3 bedrooms have flexible closets. 4th BR has no closet;
yet pocket door makes it a convenient extension of
other bedroom on main level. There is plenty of storage
in the hall + bath next door to 4th bedroom. 4th
bedroom makes a terrific office, playroom, hobby room,
or den, especially since it has an additional heater to
zone heat that room. The 2 large bedrooms upstairs have
great views through over-sized windows. One East,
the other West. Mini-blinds on every window, except
East facing upstairs window where faux wood blinds
really block the light, if you choose to hide from the
great view of the morning sunrise.
The comfortably-sized EAT-IN KITCHEN even has a closet
under the steps with a light so you can sort through
your over-sized pots, bowls, wedding gifts, etc. (or a
child could play in this â€œsecretâ€ hide-away). New Stove with convection oven with hidden bottom element for ease of cleaning between running the self-cleaning feature,
dishwasher, ample cabinets and counterspace, windows on
two walls facing woods and fields, plus exhaust fan in
Lots of built-in and/or flexible shelving/storage
throughout the house.
County Water & septic included. Well for watering
INCLUDED: Mowing and leaf removal is done for you so you can lounge outside and enjoy the peace and quiet rather than
pushing the mower. Snow plowing of the driveway is done for you, too; so sled on the hill after shoveling the snow off the level back path. The back path will be ice free if you turn on the heater embedded in the aggregate stone path.
INCLUDED: Use of very convenient (really!) laundry (no
coins!) Most people do not think about how much it
costs to heat water for laundry and to run a dryer.
Likely you will save around $100 per month in laundry
costs. Also, the heat and humidity from the dryer as
well as the dryer lint will not be in your home! Really
nice large-capacity Bosch front-loader washer and a
Whirlpool dryer in the very, clean convenient laundry
area. The front loader is so efficient, the dryer and
washer finish in about the same time. Shelves provided
to store your detergent. The laundry center does not use precious square footage in the home.
This home will be extremely clean on move-in so please
trust the pictures. The home is painted with Benjamin
Moore, Glidden and Zinsser paints. Most of the flooring is
original oak flooring with very good quality vinyl
flooring in the kitchen, hallways and bathrooms. This
use of quality materials makes it easy to keep the home
Pet allergen free since renovation. No uncaged pets
permitted. You likely would appreciate not having residual smell of other people's cats or dogs. Exotic pets in cages are generally OK with landlord. No outdoor pets - this helps to keep the area quiet and encourages wildlife. Please, no critter capable of being heard outside even with the windows open, so that neighbors are not disturbed.
No smoking permitted inside since renovation! No
smoking please, we renovated this home to make it
bright, removing lots of smoke haze from walls and
ceilings. New ductwork should have no smoke allergen
residue. Someday we may add a porch, but at this time there is no place outside where smokers can stand to smoke outside when it is raining or snowing.
Maximum 4 people since it has a septic system sized for
four people. Children (especially infants, toddlers and teenagers) use at least as much water as
adults. Septic systems are sized based upon the amount
of water usage they can handle.
The ground floor is all but ADA compliant/universally
accessible. A young resident who broke his leg was
grateful there were no thresholds on the main level
where his bedroom was; the downstairs bathroom was easy
with crutches (as it would be with a walker or a wheelchair); and the heater in the level back path
kept it ice free so he could benefit from the traction
provided by the pretty aggregate concrete path. BT
Paratransit will pick up at the door, if you can not
walk the several blocks to the bus stop.
The home was renovated to make it pretty comfortable
all summer long, without the huge cost of running AC.
The fans and insulation, when used as designed, really
do a great job of keeping the cost of keeping the home
comfortable all year round. With a little effort
(opening windows at night and closing in the morning)
you can save much money all summer long. The landlord
will provide a room AC unit which vents to the outside,
if you decide you need it. This system does not block
the view as a window AC would. So far, no one has used AC in this home despite the offer of this AC unit. This is because when sitting still downstairs on hot summer days, residents often find themselves putting on sweaters the house is so cool despite the 90+ degree temperatures outside!
New ducting and oil furnace installed recently. Wall
heaters in both full baths and the fourth bedroom
(office/playroom/den/hobby area) are there so you can turn down the heat (new oil furnace) elsewhere and still keep
these rooms very warm. Insulation between floors and
rooms muffles sound as well as contributes to the
energy-saving features of this home.
We only have this one house, but we have 8 other
similarly located (in quiet areas with lots of parking and nice views), and similarly well maintained, and upgraded condos and apartments. Please ask! Please tell other people.
In recent years our residents have all renewed unless they
were moving out of town, purchasing a home, or
significantly changing their roommate situations. Thank you for considering renting one of our properties.
There are around 30 pictures on our website! They were taken during (now completed) renovations, but should give you an idea.
- Electric Stove
- First Floor Livable
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Storage Available
- Laundry Facility
- Bicycle Paths
- Off-Street Parking
- Public Transportation
- Walking Path/Trail
- Lawncare Included
- Sewer Included
- Water Included