August 13, 2018

Pristine Tudor Cottage Circa 1942 ~ Charming as Can Be!

Some properties are just too good to be true and the pristine Tudor cottage at 508 W. Henderson Street in Salisbury, North Carolina is one! On a winding road that takes through the City Park neighborhood, sits this all-brick 1.5 story cottage on a double parcel of land, just waiting for its new owners.

Up the walk past immaculate landscaping and through the fairy tale arched door, you'll find yourself in a surprisingly spacious living room with its circa 1942 fireplace with masonry mantel and surround.

The light meets bright in the nearby dining room with its sparkling chandelier.  Note the pretty hardwood floors spanning these two gracious rooms.

The story-book kitchen is a joy, custom crafted with its iconic 50's style SMEG Retro Style refrigerator in its own nook (ask Realtor Greg Rapp about this if a big fridge is more your style...there is a story here!) that enlivens the room, creating a conversation piece. The microwave oven is tucked in a cupboard above.  The ILVE® all-gas range (pronounced "ILL-VAY") is another high-end appliance here bringing a unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to the devoted chef. Sparkling white granite counter tops gleam in this cheerful space.

Just off the kitchen is the sweetest little sitting spot nestled into a small breezeway entrance that leads to the home's side walk...sure to be a favorite spot for perusing Southern and French cookbooks!

Down the hall, a full bath and two bedrooms (one currently used as a study) round out the main floor with more stunning wood floors afoot. But wait, there is more! A doorway here takes you up a knotty pine stairwell to the second story where a private oasis awaits!

Upstairs, a very private master suite greets you, complete with large sleeping area, a sitting room, two full closets artfully tucked under the eaves, a linen closet, and a full bath. Wood floors painted creamy white brighten this upstairs oasis, where you will look forward to escaping your day-to-day doldrums in this warm, wood clad privacy zone.

You might think you've seen all there is to see in this darling home at 508 W. Henderson Street, where fastidious owners have kept this home immaculate. But no!!! Take a walk around the back . . .

Behind the house, accessible from the back yard, is a spacious screened-in and lighted patio area . . . perfect for entertaining. The garage door leads to an under-house garage, workshop, basement area.

Further along the back drive, another building awaits. A former music studio, this heated, cooled, and completely wired outbuilding is equipped with soundproof walls and makes for another great entertaining area, workshop, artist's studio. . . let your imagination run wild!

Outside this outbuilding is a patio with firepit for enjoying summer evenings. Another small shed and carport are in the adjoining lot.

As if all this were not enough, this wonderful home at 508 W. Henderson Street backs up to woods, the beautiful Hurley Park, and the Salisbury Greenway, offering the ultimate privacy in the back yard.

We're pretty certain this pristine cottage will not linger on the market. Give Greg Rapp at Wallace Realty a call: (704) 213-6846, and make sure it doesn't get away from YOU!

508 W. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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

August 12, 2018

Lot in Historic West Square ~ SOLD with Realtor® Greg Rapp

SOLD!!!  Greg Rapp, real estate agent with Wallace Realty Company, had the rare opportunity for you to scoop up a building lot in the prestigious West Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina.  And now it is sold!

The homes in this historic neighborhood are not just vintage, but most often grand in both aesthetics and magnitude. The area frequently hosts the annual Historic Salisbury Foundation's OctoberTour of Historic Homes, where private homeowners open these spectacular homes for viewing to a large ticket-holding attendee roster.

We knew it wouldn't take long for someone to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase this deep, .31 acre lot lined with mature trees. The neighborhood is a grid of vintage homes, sidewalks and a canopy of shade trees, a most welcoming sight. The West Square is close to historic downtown Salisbury amenities, such as theater, unique shopping, and a plethora of restaurants.

Because this building lot was located in one of Salisbury's (10) historic districts, the city's Historic Preservation Commission has exterior oversight and designs must be approved as such. Additionally, the Historic Salisbury Foundation holds covenants and restrictions here. Realtor Greg Rapp (704.213.6846) is experienced with selling in historic districts and can answer your questions about deed restrictions, grant opportunities, and more.

So if buying a home . . . or building one . . . is in your future, gather your house plans and give Greg a call/text/or email.There are many wonderful opportunities such as this in the lovely neighborhoods of Salisbury, North Carolina. Call 704.213.6846 today!

600 S Jackson Street
Salisbury NC 28144

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

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August 10, 2018

Stunning Vintage Circa 1900 Home ~ Immaculately Restored ~ Under $200K!

The queen of West Liberty Street in Salisbury North Carolina: 418 W. Liberty Street. Perched on its elevated lot ~ this fabulous vintage home overlooks the Ellis Graded School Historic District, crowning the neighborhood with its grand presence. And almost too good to be true . . . this immaculately preserved vintage 4 bedroom/2.5 bath, 3199 sf home, is priced UNDER $200,000! 

This gracious, nearly 3200 square foot home may be a circa 1900 masterpiece, loaded with original details, but 418 West Liberty Street accommodates today's life styles with many wonderful modern amenities and updates. 

But first, let's take you up the front steps, past the granite block retaining wall, to see what this home that commandeers the entirety of the 400 block of W. Liberty Street is all about!  The beauty of this home is stunning!


Take it all in: Spacious rooms, formal living & dining rooms, a modernized eat-in kitchen, library, and upstairs laundry. Take a look at the wonderful breakfast room and sun room overlooking the private and secluded patio, then picture yourself watching sunsets from your elegant wrap-around porch that graces the front of the home. Many original details are intact, while modern conveniences, including a second floor laundry, abound! All this for under $200,000! 

The time is now to make 418 West Liberty Street in Salisbury North Carolina your home! Contact Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to schedule your private showing.

418 W. Liberty Street
Salisbury North Carolina 28144

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

August 08, 2018

Three-Bedroom Home in a Park-Like Setting - For Sale!

Inset into a large, corner, park-like lot - sprinkled with tall pine trees - sits the single-story, 1,517 sq. ft. home at 504 W. Newton Street in Spencer, North Carolina.

This 1,517 square foot, 3 Bedroom/2-Bath home offers a rear deck and a front porch for relaxing and enjoying the sunlight filtering through the trees in this park-like atmosphere.

The home features a spacious living room and a large kitchen with oak cabinets, eat in area, a garden window and separate utility closet for washer and dryer.

The bedrooms are located in their own wing down a hallway - offering plenty of privacy in this one-story home.

This great house has plenty of storage, including a separate storage shed wired for electricity. The Detached 2-car carport could easily be fully enclosed to create another room.

The 504 W. Newton Street neighborhood features lovely homes with rolling landscapes and large shade trees.  The home is right across the street from North Rowan High School (no being late for school!), is close to Interstate-85 (go anywhere is minutes!), Spencer downtown area and the NC Transportation Museum.

Wouldn't you love to be sitting on your deck this autumn as these beautiful trees take on their fiery glow? Give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call or text at (704) 213-6846 to view 504 W. Newton Street in person.

504 W. Newton Street
Spencer NC 28159
CMLS #3414204

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

August 06, 2018

Fabulous ca. 1920 Arts & Crafts Home in Prestigious West Square - For Sale

Picture living in Salisbury, North Carolina in the early 1900s. The electric street car is on its rollicking route to and fro from the Fulton Heights neighborhood (Salisbury's first suburb),  on out Main Street to the Spencer Shops. The Model T begins to dot the streetscapes. Horse and buggy are still carrying wares to merchants in town. Women's fashions would evolve from long hobble skirts to hemlines that gradually began to to lift to just above the ankle.

The "Great Western Ward" had already become, by the middle of the nineteenth century, the most fashionable residential quadrant in Salisbury. In 1857 E. J. Hale, senior editor of The Fayetteville Observer, described what the Salisbury Historic District, now known as The West Square, as "where the best dwellings are located" ••• a "fashionable region containing beautiful lots, and all good houses."

Between 1910 and 1930, a stunning Arts and Crafts 2 1/2-story weatherboarded home, with its crescent drive and impressive masonry and granite portico, was built on West Horah Street, just off Fulton Street.  Welcome to 319 West Horah Street in Salisbury, North Carolina, listed 'For Sale' with Realtor® Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty.

This grand 2,411 square foot vintage home, now part of the Fairmont Terrace Condominium complex, is special in that, as a condominium, it has no yard upkeep, save attractive foundation and street plantings, is close to downtown Salisbury restaurants and shopping, yet retains all the advantages of living in a spacious single-family home.  Located on a tree-lined streets in one of Salisbury's finest neighborhoods, this pristine home at 319 W. Horah underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2004 and it shows: every detail looks fabulous.... and once you step onto the property, you will sense the craftsmanship both old and new.

Step from the curved drive (the handsome crescent driveway hold two cars easily), up the solid granite steps to the spacious and semi-private front porch. This rocking chair portico features beautiful Arts & Craft architectural features such as the brick half-wall where porch rails would be, capped with heavy granite slabs. The archetypal Arts & Crafts porch supports are piers: massive wood architectural posts that are distinctively tapered from bottom to top on all four sides, springing from the top of thick stone. Pause to enjoy summer breezes on the porch swing here, or enter on the impressive original beveled glass front door lined with beveled sidelights. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main floor greet you, beautiful crown moldings encircle each room, while wonderfully large 8-over-1 windows let the large rooms abound in natural light.

The vast living room features the original marble-tile-clad fireplace, now outfitted for gas logs, as the focal point in the room. French doors with working transoms separate this parlor from the dining room and stair hall. Look at these oak floors!

Another door leads you to a cozy library or den with its own handsome masonry coal burning fireplace taking center stage, with its original cast-iron cover and grill.

Through the library door, you will find yourself in a stair hall bedecked with original newel posts and balustrade.  Along the wall, a Victorian sink is the only clue that a tiny lavatory is tucked under the staircase.

Your steps take you next to an expansive kitchen loaded with WOW-factors!  The modern kitchen is resplendent in blond ceramic tile floors, counter tops, and backsplash with custom decorative tile inserts. The large center work peninsula separates the chef from the breakfast room and provides ample counter and cupboard space.  Handsome cabinetry with pebbled glass fronts here and there, plate racks and storage cubbies, abound.  The gas cooktop sits beautifully amid the smooth tile surroundings. Sunlight streams from large windows with deep sills.

The side door leads to the common alley...a great place to pull up to unload groceries!

Enter from the kitchen, or through the French doors in the living room, to the spacious dining room.  Another large room with beautiful floors, crown moldings, and more 8-over-1 windows, a repeating feature in the home. (The dining hutch in the photo does not convey, but is an indicator of the grand scale of this gracious room.)

Up the beautifully refinished stairs (just look at that fabulous beadboard, and each stair tread and riser just shines!), you'll find yourself in a mezzanine from which 3 large bedrooms radiate.  The mezzanine hallway offers 3 lighted closets and a laundry, a rarity for a home of this era. Each of the bedrooms is additionally equipped with ceiling fans and closets outfitted with organizers.  One of the hall closets is a cedar closet.

Before we take you on a tour of the bedrooms, walk past the two upper baths, one lavished with white ceramic tile, a lovely white porcelain console sink, and deep vintage, cast-iron pedestal tub ~ the other with a pedestal sink and lovely stippled walls.

Then stop for a moment at the end of the hall to relax in the Florida room, just the coziest sunlit space in this grand home, featuring weatherboard walls and a tin floor.  This adorable sitting room is more than likely a now-enclosed space that was once outdoors. Walls of windows will make this a favored spot on sunny winter days.

Each of the spacious bedrooms offers the 8-over-one windows prominently featured throughout the home and more of those impeccable hardwood floors.  The room that might well be considered the master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, with a door leading to the attic stairs.

Topping the house under the hipped roof with hipped dormers is a large, clean, partially floored attic. The home at 319 W. Horah Street also has a partial basement where water heater, furnace, and electric panels reside.

While the home is technically classified as a condominium (the home has no yard, but offers pretty foundation and street plantings), it is excluded from the Fairmont Terrace condo association, therefore no condo dues. This is a stand alone home that is part of the overall condominium plat, however the home is excluded from all condominium rules and regulations and carries NO fees, and gets no maintenance or insurance coverage from the HOA. Yearly taxes are approximately $3,126.

If a gracious historic home with little to no yard maintenance, in a gracious tree-lined neighborhood, yet close to downtown art galleries, museums, and parks sounds like the lifestyle you've dreamed of, give historic house expert Greg Rapp a call for your private showing of 319 W. Horah Street.  The time is now!

319 West Horah Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

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