July 14, 2019

Refreshing Circa 1917 Arts & Crafts Bungalow in Salisbury NC

The Arts & Crafts Bungalows reflect the architectural movement of their day: All were meant to counter the excess of the Victorian period by returning to the past when handicrafts displayed the laborer’s personal involvement in the work. The results are one of America's longest standing and most popular residential architectural style. And Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty has a wonderful circa 1917 specimen for sale in Salisbury, North Carolina ~ fabulously refreshed and move-in ready!



The fabulous circa 1917 Craftsman Bungalow at 907 N. Main Street is in the heart of the North Main Historic District in Salisbury, a town known for its preservation culture and (10) historic districts!



This single story bungalow exhibits Craftsman details from outside to in. The solid granite foundation and porch pillars compliment the period correct (although freshly painted in 2015) rich earth-tone paint scheme, exemplifying the Arts & Crafts Movement. The spacious front porch provides a quiet and private, thanks to a gorgeous row of blooming crepe myrtles along the tree lawn, spot for taking in sunsets. Just look at the wonderful original period window work in this home!




The front porch leads you through the front door elegantly trimmed in handsome beveled sidelights into the living room with original built-in bookcases and fireplace with original mantel.




An elegant entry framed by matching beveled glass sidelights flows into the beautiful dining room with the signature craftsman style high windows, meant to accommodate your buffet/side=board, and original plate rail for your collectibles.




The chef will fall in love with the updated kitchen with tile backsplash and granite tops, butler's nook, and small food pantry.




The Owner's Suite offers loads of storage built-ins and a beautifully updated bath.








An enclosed back porch is set up as laundry room and back bar area that overlooks the private and picturesque back yard, where a newly installed patio features stamped concrete for year-round use.







907 N. Main Street has a detached single-car garage at the base of the shared driveway. The home received a new roof in 2015, and full new exterior paint in 2015. The deep back yard and front grounds are immaculately landscaped. This home is move-in ready!!



Located in North Main Historic District, exterior improvements to 907 N. Main Street must be approved by the City of Salisbury's Historic Preservation Commission. Grant funding is available for exterior work in historic districts. The home is just blocks from the center of the historic downtown, where restaurants, galleries, unique shopping, and nightlife thrive. The beautiful historic Amtrak train depot is just blocks to the east, and access to Interstate I-85 is about a mile away, making travel a piece of cake! Enjoy the beautiful City Park and Hurley Park just a couple of blocks to the west, bordering the neighborhood.


This darling 1900+ square-foot 3-bedroom bungalow can be YOURS! Call Realtor® Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 for your private showing today!

907 N. Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS#3524394
$169,900






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





June 20, 2019

BAM! Closed in FOUR DAYS! With Realtor® Greg Rapp!

We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so!  We know how hard it is to find a vintage home this clean for this price!  Listed with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, the area's historic home expert, this cute little circa 1875 house went under contract 6/14/19 and closed 6/18/19! Listed on May 6th, under contract in just over 30 days, and - YES - you read that right, this house closed in 4 days!


422 E. Fisher Street ~ a circa 1875 Victorian-era cottage, freshly painted inside and out . . . is SOLD!



Located in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, one of (10) historic districts in Salisbury North Carolina, the Shaver-Crowell House is just (3) blocks from the award-winning Historic Downtown, offering a plethora of dining, shopping, microbreweries, and arts and culture. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Shaver-Crowell-Fisher House, and classified as a contributing structure in the district.







The City of Salisbury has (10) historic districts, and homes in these districts, like this one, are eligible for Historic Preservation Grants for exterior improvements. Historic Preservation Commission oversight applies per the Design Guidelines.

It's too late to scoop up this circa 1875 cottage for yourself, but contact Realtor® Greg Rapp today at 704.231.6846 to see what other fabulous historic homes are for sale in this area of central North Carolina . . . 2 hours from the mountains and 4 hours from the ocean!











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

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June 19, 2019

Oversized 1920 Bungalow in Historic Salisbury NC - For Sale!

WOW!! You might have to look at this wonderful circa 1920 bungalow 2 or 3 times to let it all soak in! Listed with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty - and with 3,025 square feet of Arts & Crafts living space, 5 bedrooms, and 3 baths . . . this gorgeous home is almost more Victorian than bungalow, but the steeply pitched hip roof with multiple gables give this early 20th century home's bungalow roots away.


At 200 West 14th Street in Salisbury, North Carolina, just outside the borders of the North Main Street Historic District, you will first be greeted by a beautiful and large wrap-around porch with stunning mahogany floors.  We can see you now relaxing in warm fall evenings on this rocking-chair veranda in true Southern style. 




Through the handsome front door bordered by multi-pane sidelights, a formal parlor awaits, with bright wainscoting and chair rail, gleaming hardwood flooring, and its impressive fireplace with original mantel piece.




French doors take you to the formal dining room where a tall plate rail draws your eyes skyward in this 10'-ceiling room! A large opening with pretty vintage trim leads you to a den with horizontal, floor-to-ceiling wainscoting that really draws the eye into the openness of the adjoining rooms, rather than just the traditional vertical hanging. It will catch your attention right . . . and also makes picture hanging a breeze - level every time! Note the hardwood floors throughout!


In the spacious kitchen, newer custom cabinetry repeats the wainscoting theme that is found throughout this vintage home. The pretty wood floors here make an artistic statement with wood inlay diamond-shaped patterns in a deeper stain. A breakfast nook with a built-in banquette (with under-storage!) is a cozy place for informal meals and snacks. The tile backsplash makes for easy clean-up, and plenty of counterspace, a cooktop, and wall oven, are a baker's or the chef's delight!









Exit the kitchen through a pretty little breezeway or coatroom with more charming beadboard walls to a large deck to the rear of the kitchen that creates an al-fresco dining opportunity.



A first-floor bath separates the kitchen breezeway from a wonderful enclosed porch, now a sunroom, where loads of large windows with window seats stream natural light while allowing views of the landscaped rear yard. A door here also exits to the deck.

And wait . . . off the enclosed porch is a small room ideal for office or workshop.If this room is your office . . . what a delight to escape the desk for a minute and take in some fresh air and greenery!



Two of the home's five bedrooms are on the first floor. You will note that one is currently configured as a guest bedroom, while the other is home to a baby grand piano!  Upstairs, two more bedrooms, and handsome bath with dual vanities in a vintage sideboard, AND  the owner's suite are tucked into and under gables: so visually appealing! The owner's bath includes a stand-alone shower and an under-the-eaves bath with clawfoot tub - a cozy relaxation nook!

1st Floor Bedroom #1

1st Floor Bedroom #2
2nd Story Bedroom #3
2nd Story Bedroom #4

Upstairs Bath
Owner's Suite (Bedroom #5)





BONUS: The owner's suite not only has its own private bath, but it has your new favorite spot: a second-story balcony overlooking a picturesque backyard abundant with wildlife, fig trees, blueberry bushes, grape arbor, elevated garden and more.





From the balcony, you'll see two large outbuildings that could be used for almost anything: garden sheds, workshop, artist studio, man-cave/she-shed. . . let your imagination run! In addition, the deep back yard offers an expanse of raised bed gardens luxuriating in blueberry bushes, a place for your tomatoes, and more!






Just because 200 W. 14th Street is a vintage home doesn't mean that its mechanicals are vintage!  The home is equipped with THREE separate HVAC units: downstairs is gas; two upstairs units are heat pumps. A tankless water heater will save you LOADS on water heating costs! The exterior is clad with cement board (low maintenance and high longevity!) and the home got its new roof in 2005. This vintage home is ready to rock the 2020s and then some!



The North Main Historic District is an intact representation of residential architectural styles from the late 1800s through the 1930s. This same representation spills over into the surrounding neighborhood, where you can get a beautiful vintage home without the restrictions of a historic district.

So when you are looking for that old-world charm with all the updates, look at 200 W. 14th Street first ~ we promise you will be hard pressed to find better for the price!  Call Realtor Greg Rapp, Salisbury's premier real estate agent for historic properties, at 704.213.6846 for your private showing today!


200 W 14th
Street Salisbury, NC 28144
$214,000
CMLS# 3517552





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




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