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Front Royal house to be seen on HGTV

Joe and Kimberly Stanley's Catlett Mountain Road home in Front Royal, which will be featured at 11:30 p.m. today on HGTV's "Log Cabin Living." Courtesy photo.

FRONT ROYAL – People nationwide will be welcomed into Warren County, as a local house is set to be featured on HGTV.

Kim and Joe Stanley’s former Catlett Mountain Road home will be one of three houses displayed on “Log Cabin Living.” The show will air 11:30 p.m. today and 2:30 a.m. Sunday.  It will follow a couple touring the three houses, and choosing one to buy.

Kim Stanley said “it was a great house” along the Shenandoah River. The couple enjoyed all of the nearby wildlife, of which the camera crews got a taste.

“While they were taping, there was actually a bear crossing a river,” she said. “I don’t know if they got it on film or not, but it would be great if they did.”

All of the flowers on the deck attracted birds that led Stanley to nickname the house “Hummingbird Haven.”  She said she hopes some were caught on the show.

She will also miss the view of Skyline Drive from the bedroom.

“You could lay in the bed, and look up at Skyline Drive. When it was snowing, it was the best, gorgeous view ever,” she said.

In addition to the sights and sounds of nature, the house had the unique offering of being within hearing distance of Skyline High School’s band.

“It was actually really neat. Especially during the year when they would practice. That was really cool to be able to sit out and hear them practicing and then playing for the games. I’ll miss that,” she said.

They lived in the house for six years, and decided to downsize, but are looking forward to having a viewing party with friends. A big fan of HGTV, Stanley is excited to see her house on television, but also nervous because of the possible forthcoming critiques.

“You might think ‘oh, my home is the best.’ But someone could walk in and not like it,” Stanley said.

Stanley hopes that viewers will see more than just a nice house, but the great community in which it is located. The film crews also visited the Front Royal Canoe Company and the Skyline Caverns, and she is excited about the positive light to be shined on Front Royal.

“Front Royal is a great, great town, and people are going to see it,” Stanley said.

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