• $395,000
  • $383 / SqFt
  • Days on Market 3
  • MLS# 624310
3 Beds
1 Baths
1031 SQFT
0.73 Acres
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1940's charm and character mixed with tasteful updates awaits you at 1521 Broad Avenue! Three bedrooms plus a main floor laundry room big enough to double as an office, a living room, dining room, and renovated kitchen. Unfinished basement features plenty of space for extra storage or shop. A large yard with mature landscaping offers entertaining and gardening options both in front and back, and is fully fenced to let pets explore happily. The expansive deck addition features a kick-out large enough to accommodate up to three grills. Special backyard view with tons of bird life preserved with addition of large wooded parcel in the rear. This is one of the most sizeable, most private and wooded parcels so close to UVA. Walk to restaurants and coffee in Fry's Spring, and head right over to the stadium on game weekends!




School Information

  • Elementary: Johnson (Charlottesville)
  • Middle School: Walker & Buford
  • High School: Charlottesville

Seller's Scoop

  • View: Setting up our home offices in the upstairs bedrooms has been like living in a tree house. The mulberries and other trees outside the windows are active with different kinds of birds throughout the year. Spring and fall are especially gorgeous.
  • Room: The deck is our second living/dining room, and we enjoy spending time there together and with friends and family year-round. We love to grill out and entertain, and designed the space to make it easy to work seamlessly between the kitchen and outdoors.
  • Tree: The woods out back are primarily tulip poplar, a favorite perch for hawks, with an understory of dogwood, maples and others. The cherry at the base of the stairs is loaded with pale pink blooms in the spring.
  • Walk: One of our favorite things about this neighborhood is how pleasant it is to walk in, and how easy it is to walk to surrounding attractions. One of our favorite loops for walking the dog goes up Shamrock past Scott Stadium and up to the UVA Chapel.
  • Hike: We’re just a five minute drive from Foxhaven Farm, a UVA property with fields circled by wide mown paths that are great for walking the dog, and link up to an extensive trail system for longer hikes in the woods, even as far as Boarshead!
  • Breakfast: It’s hard to beat having all three Bodo’s bagels within 10 minutes of the house! On Saturday mornings, Mama Bird at the Sussex Farm stand at the IX farmer’s market serves incredible Korean food. The kimchi pancake is our favorite.
  • Lunch: We’re members at Peloton Station, a great bike shop/restaurant/bar a short bike ride from here. It’s a fun place to have lunch and a beer while having the bikes fixed up, and members can also use the tools in the shop to do their own work!
  • Dinner: For an easy dinner, our go-to is heading to Fry’s Spring Station for pizza, salad and a glass of wine. When we want to have a really special evening, you can find us at Mas, Tavola or Lampo.
  • Pub/Winery: We’re wine club members at Tilman’s on the Downtown Mail, which is just two miles away and has a great cheese selection. Its sister restaurant, Tonic, is just off of the mall and has a heated outdoor pavilion where we love meeting up with friends.
  • Living Here Has Been: We moved here originally for its walking-distance proximity to UVA, which was wonderful when I was going back to finish my degree and has continued to be great for us as we’ve gotten to enjoy football games, art exhibits and other events on Grounds. It’s also been incredibly convenient to have all of the UVA health system facilities within blocks as we’ve navigated sports injuries and physical therapy on a couple of occasions! We’ll miss so many things - the distant sounds of game day, the blooming dogwoods in the spring, and the ease of popping over to the train station for a trip up to DC or to see family. We hope the next owner will love living here as much as we have. This is the longest either of us have lived anywhere, and we will truly miss it.

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Georgia Lindsey
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