The Claire Parker Foundation is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first-ever “Claire House” on March 27.
The house, located at 1008 Seventh Street in Altavista, was previously unoccupied and in need of repair when the foundation purchased it last year. The group has since restored it with the help of local contractors, tradesmen and community members.
“It’s a win-win,” said Jordan Parker, president of the foundation, via a recent press release. “The family purchasing the home not only gets a great house, but also provides for children battling cancer.”
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom, craftsman-style house now has new appliances, flooring, walls, trim, paint, doors and more. The house now also features a larger, two-car driveway, new front and back porches, a new roof, a new shed in the backyard and new landscaping features, such as juniper bushes lining the side of the yard for added privacy.
Parker said the house was almost beyond repair before the foundation started renovating it. It now looks drastically different, and has since been filmed for an appearance on Living in the Heart of Virginia.
“We were able to come in and transform a property,” Parker said in a video made about the house on the foundation’s website.
The house was listed with the Multiple Listing Service this week for $99,900. There will be an open house at the property immediately following the ribbon-cutting until 5 p.m. this Saturday, after which time private showings will become available.
All proceeds from the sale of the house will support Claire Parker Foundation programs, which are designed to help children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
The foundation plans to continue acquiring and renovating homes in the future.
“We’re so excited about it,” Parker said. “We’re excited to start off our Claire House initiative with this property.”