April 11, 2017

Circa 1875 Jewel Box ~ For Sale in Brooklyn South Square, Salisbury NC


The circa 1875 Shaver-Trexler House is for sale with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty! Originally a single-story weatherboard home, a second story and other additions have added even more space and character to this roomy home. We're calling this spacious 4-bedroom/2-bath home - over 2400 square feet - 'The Jewel Box'. One step inside and you'll see why! Vivid jewel-box colors take you from one room to the next in this beautiful vintage home!



Step across the welcoming wrap-around veranda and inside the front door and a wide center hallway greets you, with not one, not two, but three sets of French doors partitioning off the more private areas of the home.  The walls here are a painted a smooth butterscotch with deep terracotta colored trim. You'll note the beadboard walls and chair rail, pretty wood floors, and the soaring ceiling height!



The entry hall is flanked by two formal front parlors, each with French doorways and vintage fireplaces (none of the home's (4) fireplaces are currently functioning).  The east parlor with its beadboard half-wall is warm shades of flamingo pink; the west parlor is peacock blue with a fireplace sporting pretty green tile work and mirrored mantel. Ceiling fans throughout are great for that in-between season where it feels too soon to turn on the central air conditioning!





Through another set of French doors with a wonderful, large working transom, you enter the rear portion of the home. Here a parrot green formal dining room with white trim flows from the country kitchen, to a breakfast room or den in an unfolding transition.  A cute tiled pass-through from the kitchen to the breakfast room lets the cook stay connected with guests and family.







You will love the sage-green and white country kitchen with its original plank walls, farmhouse molded porcelain clad iron sink, tall ceilings and view of the lush gardens in the deep back yard. White ceramic tile counters and high back-splash are a pretty touch. A wonderful enclosed sunporch aligns both the kitchen and breakfast rooms with doors opening from each. A cute laundry room is tucked beside the kitchen.





But wait!  This is just the east side of the 1st floor! There is also a wonderful master bedroom on the west side, trimmed in chalcedony blue, with its own vintage fireplace, a pretty stained glass window, and private feel. The black and white tiled bathroom connects from both this bedroom and the hall.







Upstairs, three additional bedrooms await ~ ruby red, topaz, and soft blue, ... and a super cool bonus room, or 'secret room' is tucked under the eaves. A long, low slung room, it is lit with sky lights and exits to a second story balcony overlooking the gardens. Another bath upstairs boasts a claw-foot tub and bright white pedestal sink, with walls bedecked in rich jewel-tone sapphire blue.











Outside, 418 E. Fisher Street has a deep back yard, filled with a variety of perennials, Japanese maples, and iris, and is secluded with a high privacy fence. The centerpiece of the 200 foot deep yard is the vintage Victorian potting shed, just waiting for someone to use as artist's studio or workshop.  And if work space is what you need, the double garage is also deep (deep enough for 4 cars!) and has a separate workshop area.  

There is lots of room for enjoying the outdoors at 418 E. Fisher Street. A large patio is just off the sun deck, with lots of room for fire pit and outdoor furniture!  The home is vinyl-sided for ease of maintenance, stays cool in summer with central air conditioning, AND has a tankless, on-demand water heater....no more heating water all day & night until you need to use it!

This 'Jewel Box' of a home sits in the historic Brooklyn South Square district, one of 5 local historic districts in Salisbury, North Carolina.  Being located in one of these districts definitely has its advantages!  Besides being a downtown neighborhood, close to unique shopping, wonderful restaurant choices, museums and art galleries, the City additionally offers a Historic Preservation Grant annually to home owners interested in making improvements to their home's exteriors. The matching grant program is a wonderful incentive to keep beautiful vintage homes restored and intact!


Are you ready to see the circa 1875 Shaver-Trexler House for yourself?  Call agent Greg Rapp - (704) 213-6846 - and you'll be amazed at the flexibility of the many rooms, the spaciousness, and the vintage character. 418 E. Fisher Street is a TON of house for the money ~ you won't be disappointed!




418 FISHER STREET EAST
Salisbury, NC 28144
MLS#59460
List Price: $139,900




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