June 12, 2015

Have You Seen This Circa 1885 Cottage! Move-In-Ready at Under $80K!

Have you seen this wonderful vintage home yet? This Victorian Vernacular Cottage, circa 1885, is move in ready!

This Victorian era cottage defies cookie-cutter categorization. Although built in the Victorian architectural era, this single-story, circa 1885 cottage is cleanly designed without the embellishments of Queen Anne or other Victorian styles. Yet the design elements are there:  a home framed by twin chimneys, a deep front porch with handsome pillars, the front door with its glass sidelights, long center hallway framed by symmetrical 15' x 15' front parlors, 10-foot ceilings, and many other vintage details.

This circa 1885 South Shaver Street home has the center hallway design of many single story Victorian homes, creating a wonderful open feel in the house. The rear part of the hallway may have at one time been a porch, and we love the array of windows that now let so much natural light into the generous space.  This bright central space is wide enough that we can picture a home with a computer desk and an arrangement of houseplants and greenery. The center hallway culminates in a cute little laundry room at the back of the home. Note the original plank walls!  Nothing says vintage home like 1880s plank wall material!

The mint kitchen is another bright spot in this home, with custom cabinets, gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a skylight streaming natural daylight into this efficient space!

The dining room off the kitchen boasts its original fireplace with brick hearth and mirrored mantel piece, one of two in the home, and original chair rail.. The second fireplace is in the front parlor across the hall. Both chimneys have been rebuilt.  You will also note the remarkable number of electrical outlets in each room, a very nice feature of the restoration of this home that brings it into 21st century modern lifestyle living!  (The front parlor could be used as a third bedroom, but has no closet.)


This super charming 2-bedroom / 2-bath (one with a clawfoot tub!) home retains lots of original details, and you will love its cheerful open feel.

The Master Bedroom has its own full private bath with lovely ceramic tile floors, plenty of storage space, and a walk-in shower.

Outside, you'll be picking your own peaches from the two peach trees in the white picket fenced front yard.

The extra deep back yard, surrounded with shade trees, is enclosed with stockade-style fencing, a great privacy screen and place for children to play or pets to run freely. This fence also clearly demarcates boundaries of the shared driveway, a common feature in the historic neighborhoods in Salisbury.

Nestled between the house and the expansive back yard is a super-cute large outbuilding or small barn that looks like it fell right out of a story book! The space between this barn and the home creates a wonderful outdoor patio room.

309 S. Shaver Street is in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District in Salisbury, NC. There is an active neighborhood association (voluntary participation) that keeps neighbors up to date on city happenings and creates a great communication channel for its residents.  This area of the neighborhood was the site of the Civil War Prison ~ lots of history to be found here!

Brooklyn South Square is one of ten designated historic districts in Salisbury listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Like the nine other historic districts, the neighborhood is just beyond the central Historic Downtown, a historic district in and of itself.  

When you make 309 S.Shaver Street your home, you will be a hop-skip-&-jump from unique shops, farmers market, many locally owned restaurants, theaters with revolving play and musical productions, and art galleries.  Salisbury boasts a large independent book store, two local coffee shops, and TWO bakeries with cupcakes to die for!  Purchase a bicycle at Skinny Wheels Bike Shop and take part in the community bike rides on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  And enjoy a 'Night on the Town' with Salisbury's  very popular 1st Friday events such as the Summer Sip night out, and the well-loved Buskers~Bash.  Each is uniquely themed and attracts a lively crowd to the downtown streets!  Each June, grab a lawn chair and take in the free outdoor performance by the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony at the annual Pops-at-the-Post.  Or just subscribe to TheCommunityPicnic.com to see what's going on in the Salisbury/Rowan area!  You won't believe it!


The very best part about this vintage home at 309 S. Shaver Street? IT'S UNDER $80K!!! Folks will be hard-pressed to find a home this nice for under $80,000!


So, you are looking for a nice historic house? A REALLY NICE historic house? This home has been completely restored and might be just the one for you!!!!! Call Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty at 704.213.6846 to see this circa 1885 ~ move-in-ready ~ home for yourself!





309 SHAVER STREET SOUTH
Salisbury, NC 28144
MLS #: R57700
$79,000





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