June 18, 2014

1928 Craftsman in the Artist's Eye ~ $139,900 in Salisbury NC

You know the scene in Cinderella when she makes her grand entrance at the ball and everyone is completely wowed by her?

That’s what happens when you first set foot inside the brick bungalow at 927 N Main Street, Salisbury NC ~ WOW! 

Whether it’s something simple as refinished hardwood floors throughout and crown moldings in many rooms, or as elaborate as vintage decorative tiles, handmade mosaics, and water features in the Zen garden, there are myriad distinctive features that make this residence attractive and one of the more special bungalows in Salisbury NC. 

The current owners, artists Robert Crum* and wife Cherie**, have made 927 N. Main Street an environment for extraordinary creativity by repurposing and reenvisioning the home and gardens, and what we behold today is an immaculate aesthetic and highly functioning bungalow, atypical from its 1920's era cousins.


Unusual Architecture 

Tired of cookie-cutter floor plans and rows of similar looking homes? Look no further!

The unusual curves and interesting look of the meandering granite staircase leading to the arched openings of the front porch, and the way the home is sited on this private lot, drew the current owners to this North Main Historic District home. 

Nearly every room has crown molding and/or picture molding and the many doors and open floor plan make it fun for a party, as does the comfy outdoor space. This adorable circa 1928 brick bungalow sits high off the street, set apart from sidewalk passers-by by a granite retaining wall over which garden plants trail attractively.


The ambiance of this impeccably refurbished and maintained 3-bedroom home at 927 N. Main Street comes from an artful blend of both the Tudor style and American Craftsman architecture. A gallery hallway, currently showcasing artist Robert Crum’s original paintings and collected artwork, is the one of the first thing guests see upon entering the house. 

"Good cooks deserve good kitchens,” say Robert & Cherie, and they have designed a kitchen that is über-efficient and equally beautiful to behold. Each nook, each material, and each fixture works overtime in aesthetics and efficiency. Decorative lighting creates a wonderful ambiance.  

They knew that the soul of a kitchen must be an expression of the people who inhabit it, and the kitchen at 927 N. Main Street, with its new cabinetry and eat-in area that opens to the formal dining room, retains clean lines and a chic look from top to bottom.




Afternoon sunlight streams into the large 18' living room that features the original 1928 coal burning fireplace with its Art Nouveau cast iron fireplace insert, original brick Arts & Crafts mantel, and a new mosaic tile hearth. The hardwood floors virtually gleam, and the crown molding complete with picture rail molding allow you to hang art without damaging the walls with nail holes.

A Backyard Oasis 

If nothing says a house is cared for like a couple of pots of flowers on the front porch, then you'll know when you first set eyes on the exemplary backyard oasis artists Robert & Cherie have created, that the care in which they have kept this immaculate home is equally exemplary. 

The front porch in itself is a private perch overlooking the walled front yard through arched openings.  But if you think the porch is private, step into the back yard where your sense of privacy will be enchanted ever more so. 

"When we saw this house and the garden, the first thing we both said is 'this is such a sanctuary'." The meandering gardens transition from one section to another in an organic fashion, rather than adhering to fence lines or rows. The current owners, both artists, believe that art is about applying creative solutions. “We've enjoyed creating visual interest in the courtyard backyard, and building a functional space using the natural curves of the property and existing trees.

The yard is a garden mecca with mature walnut, pecan, and fig trees, a Zen garden, patio area, small water feature, & some custom tile work. A very nice two~car garage, currently painted a vivid sky blue, is another backdrop for garden art, setting off the mosaic work in the garden perfectly.

"We hope this home inspires others to spend more time connecting to nature, and to enjoy something beautiful that will draw them into this home and garden,” say Robert & Cherie. The artists often enjoy the twilight hours in their garden, taking in the layers and layers of beautiful patterns that magically marry the organic to the geometric. 


The artists plan to move to an area that is closer to Robert Crum's Fine Art Studio and are offering this fine solid brick home at attractive price.

If you would like to picture yourself taking in twilight hours in the privacy of your garden, sipping tea in front porch rocking chairs, or whipping up gourmet dinners in the sparkling kitchen, then please call Greg Rapp today at (704) 213-6846 to visit 927 N. Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.  Let Greg show you this immaculate home, just $139,900, and you'll want to make it your own!



 
*  Robert Crum Fine Art Studio is located at 10 Cabarrus Avenue East, Suite 215, Concord, NC 
   You can also find Robert Crum's work at the galleries in this link: http://robertalvincrum.com/galleries


** Cherie Turner's art is available at the Green Goat Gallery, 561 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer NC

927 N. Main Street
Salisbury NC
MLS#R55460
$139,900
 

Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net