3 ways to spend New Years in Charlottesville, Virginia

2019 is coming to a close and that means you have just a few more days to enjoy the end of this decade. Here’s a quick list of a few of the best happenings around Charlottesville on December 30th and 31st as we head into the New Year.

1. Watch UVA in the Orange Bowl!

On December 30th, The ACC and SEC collide when the No. 24 Virginia Cavaliers take on the No. 9 Florida Gators in the 2019 Orange Bowl on Monday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at 8:00pm ET.

Random Row Brewing Co is one of many bars / breweries hosting a watch party and they’ll be discounting some of their pints. Go Hoos!

Image Source: University of Virginia

2. Festival of the Arts in Downtown

Head downtown with friends and family and soak in the local music and arts scene on New Years Eve.

“First Night Virginia is an annual “community celebration of the arts” that began in Charlottesville in 1982. 2020 will be the 38th annual festival of the arts with many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall.”

For events wristbands and more info, visit: https://www.firstnightva.org/fnv_events_all.html

Image Source: First Night VA

3. Hit the Dance Floor at Common House!

If you’re ready to dance, many of the bars and clubs will be hosting parties on NYE.

Chamomile and Whiskey, Zocalo and Oakhart Social will all be hosting New Year’s Parties to end the decade!

One of our favorite spots, Common House, will also be hosting a NYE Bash.

“Chime in 2020 at Common House’s third annual soireé. Hit the dance floor with jazzy tunes by the Jack Sheehan Trio from 8-10pm, followed by DJ JT’s set until late o’clock.”

For more info, visit: https://charlottesville.commonhouse.com/event-calendar/2019/12/31/grand-cuckoo

Wishing everyone a fun and safe New Years! We’ll see you in 2020.

-The Frank Hardy Team

Give the Gift of Real Estate: 3 Virginia Homes that would make the ultimate holiday gift!

It’s the holiday season and that means gift shopping is in full swing! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday already past, the Team at Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty has curated three properties that would make for the ultimate holiday gift.

1. Greenfields – 9313 Greenfield Farm Scottsville, Virginia 24590 United States

$6,295,000 – 6 Bedrooms / 4 Full Baths / 1 Partial Bath / 8,680 Sq Ft. / 763 Acres

This 763-acre equestrian paradise, features a meticulously updated 1904 grand Classical Revival. Highlights of this quintessential gentleman’s farm – reflective of bygone era, but with modern conveniences – include 3 dependencies offering bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens in all. A formal dining room and living room, perfect for entertaining and an inviting family kitchen and warm breakfast nook. The master suite is an oasis of luxury with separate his and her bathrooms and closets. Not to be missed is the widow’s walk with sweeping 360 views, which offer a spectacular Fourth of July show from multiple surrounding towns. The extensive and state of the art Equestrian amenities include a barn with indoor arena, wash stalls, office, tack room, laundry, bathroom, outdoor hot walker, paddocks and riding ring.

For Info and Interest, please contact Frank Hardy at 434.296.0134

2. Rolling Cedar Farm – 4004 Cannon Brook Way Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 United States

$2,300,000 – 4 Bedrooms / 3 Full Baths / 1 Partial Bath / 3,900 Sq Ft.

Sophisticated living in this custom designed, elegantly styled home, with stunning views. Detailed millwork and quality materials used throughout. The generous foyer welcomes you into an open floor plan that encapsulates the kitchen, living and dining area, complete with walk out access to the outdoor second floor balcony overlooking the terrace. Great indoor/outdoor flow. A gourmet chef’s kitchen with high end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. The fireplace in the family room features a beautifully carved mantelpiece as the focal point for the room. The approximately 4000sf property has a master suite wing, full basement, and 4 bedrooms total. Large, oversized in ground hot tub and scenic views. 108 acres not under easement, in Western Albemarle with a pond, mountain and pastoral views. Dependencies include a well maintained log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft, Garage with storage and hunting room, barn and stables. A great property that has it all in a sought after location.

For Info and Interest, please contact Ann Hay Hardy at 434.296.0134

3. Bramblewood – 5600 Turkey Sag Rd Keswick, Virginia 22947 United States

$6,700,000 – 6 Bedrooms / 7 Full Baths / 2 Partial Bath / 15,156 Sq Ft. / 522 Acres

Bramblewood is a stunning 522 acre private sanctuary in the Southwest Mountains and the heart of Keswick, Virginia- a renowned estate area just east of Charlottesville. This magnificent property showcases the manor home built circa 2008, with over 14,000 square feet of finished living space, constructed of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship with undivided attention paid to every detail. The 6 bedroom primary residence boasts Italian plaster walls and ceilings, cut limestone floors and moldings, 6 fireplaces, his/her studies, custom & antique lighting, and unique blends of exotic wood, stone & metals.

For Info and Interest, please contact Murdoch Matheson at 434.296.0134

For all other information, please visit our website, https://www.frankhardy.com

Happy Holidays!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…3 of our Favorite Restaurants in Charlottesville Right Now

Presented By: Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International

Breakfast: Quality Pie

Our Order: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie & a Cortado

Location: 309 Avon St, Charlottesville

Lunch: Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

Our Order: Polpettine Al Forno (Meatballs) & a Diavola Pizza

Location: 205 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville

Dinner: Fleurie

Our Order: Duck Breast, Peaches, Pistachio, & Blackberry Red Wine Sauce

Location: 108 3rd St NE, Charlottesville

Presented By: Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International