March 28, 2012

This house can't be beat for its charm, quality, & PRICE!

Picture yourself around the corner from the theater, restaurants, a Farmer’s Market, the library, and shops, yet in a quiet and quaint historic district, sitting beside the fireplace in your circa 1900 cottage . . . or on the porch with your picket fence encircling your garden, sipping your iced~tea with fresh mint.  Sound too good to be true? 

Then come and see for yourself the spacious charm that awaits you at 317 S. Shaver Street in Salisbury, North Carolina. Where will you find a turn-key, move-in ready, maintenance free, home for sale on nearly a half-acre of picket-fenced yard for under $90,000?  The answer: right here!

317 S. Shaver Street, bigger than it looks in the photos, offers over 1500 square-feet of living space with large rooms for living or entertaining for $89.9K. This single-story home includes 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (with loads of storage space!), laundry room, eat-in-kitchen, and a gracious and wide-open living room.  Through the front entry, with its Arts & Crafts style front door, you'll walk into a generous center hallway and the main living room area. The living room includes one of the home's two fireplaces, welcoming you and your guests with comfort and warmth. The living room fireplace wall additionally features a long built in banquette, offering a contemporary and smart solution to guest seating. High ceilings abound in true 1900's style.

This c. 1900 cottage is in the heart of the Brooklyn South Square Historic District. Brooklyn South Square neighborhood is centrally located in North Carolina, minutes from Interstate-85, and roughly 45 minutes from Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. You will be just 4-5 hours from the Carolina beaches or a short 2-hour drive to the mountains and the artsy Asheville area.

The present owner of 317 S Shaver Street has modernized this turn-of-the-century cottage to create a maintenance-free home that suits today's lifestyles. In 2008, the home was totally renovated and updated to include new HVAC, plumbing, electric, and a new roof. Kitchen and baths have been completely refurbished with new cabinets, fixtures, and ceramic tile floors. The home retains one original Victorian style mantle and most of its original hardwood floors, which have been refinished to a soft gleam.

317 S. Shaver Street was built for enjoying quiet reprieves and cool breezes in summer. The rocking-chair front porch is the quintessential sitting spot for reading a book or entertaining, in typical turn-of-the-century style.  A covered back porch looks over an expansive back lawn that is a landscape artist's blank canvas waiting to be filled with gardens and outdoor living spaces.

The home's welcoming entry is highlighted by a beautifully landscaped front yard featuring mature crepe myrtles, liriope, and bedding gardens filled with impatiens and colorful annuals.  A newly installed (fall of 2011) white picket fence accents the large yard. Part of the back yard features stockade-style privacy fence. This home is the epitome of the American Dream. 

317 S. Shaver Street, with its historic place in the community and its modern living advantages, evokes a feeling of comfort  and includes all the design elements of the American dream home. You will not find a home of this quality for this price for miles around! This wonderful home can be yours for $89.9K!  Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to see this circa 1900 charm today!

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