September 20, 2013

301 Marsh Street ~ Resplendent in Every Way! ~ Now $369K

On a quiet side street in the West Square Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina, resplendent with the shade of gracefully arching 100-year-old pin oaks, resplendent with beautifully kept historic homes, resplendent with artfully designed and meticulously maintained gardens and landscapes, sits 301 W. Marsh Street ~ perched on it's corner vantage point ~ a magnificent brick Arts & Crafts Home ~ the queen of the block !

This is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill, Craftsman home! No, sir! Many of the Craftsman era homes in this area of North Carolina are the bungalow style, typically charming one story homes. However, this expansive two-story home, with over 3500 square feet, is no bungalow, and yet is a grand specimen of the Arts & Crafts era ~ with beveled glass windows, stained glass, stained wood moldings and trim, and many of its original c. 1925 features such as mantels, tile work, and chair rails still in place, and oak hardwood floors & ash moldings throughout.

The home's deeply shaded, warmly inviting, and all encompassing front porch (over 550 square feet of porch!) is the most impressive first detail of the house. With an arched dormer inviting guests to the Federal style front door, this porch is nearly one-of-a-kind. It's warm quarry-tiled flooring and solid granite trim lets one know immediately that this house was built to last! A very cozy sunroom sits off the living room and has its own entrance to the front porch through a pair of gorgeous beveled glass French doors.

Every room is beautifully scaled to fit the house~ from the 23-foot living room to the 16-foot dining room to the 16-foot master suite ~ the rooms flow into one another with perfect rhythm. The kitchen leads to a breakfast room with built~ins, typical of the Arts & Crafts era, and a butler's pantry.

This corner property features mature landscaping in the deep ~ 200 foot lot ~ with graceful shade trees, roses, nandinas, and 100 year old pin-oaks. A small enclosed breezeway at the back of the home overlooks this deep, fenced-in lot, with play areas for children, and a small patio for gathering around evening fires.

As if this home in and of itself were not enough ~ it is located in the most prestigious historic district in Salisbury North Carolina ~ the West Square Historic District ~ a destination neighborhood for those who like to take in street after tree-lined street of fabulous turn of the 20th century architecture. The Historic Salisbury Foundation often features homes this neighborhood in its annual October Tour of Historic Homes. The neighborhood truly has the most thorough and eclectic collection of homes from the late 1800's and early 1900's in North Carolina.


The price for this beautiful brick Craftsman home? The listing price has just been reduced to $369K. Contact Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to visit this spectacular home at 301 W. Marsh Street, take a walk in the neighborhood, and avail yourself of the charm of small town Southern living in Salisbury, North Carolina.