January 17, 2013

The 1887 Benjamin Cauble House ~ $89,000!

The 1887 Benjamin Cauble House at 425 E. Bank Street in Salisbury NC is now for sale at only $89,000! This 19th century home located in one of the City of Salisbury's 10 historic districts and offers 2100 square feet of living space, a nearly maintenance free landscape, and beautifully updated kitchen. This beauty of an antique home, listed in the wonderful website OldHouses.com, was completely renovated in the 1990's and is move~in ready, needing only minor updates and/or aesthetic changes.

(pictures taken mid-winter)
The most remarkable feature of this historic Georgian Colonial style home is the way previous owners nearly eliminated outdoor lawn and garden maintenance by installing a large deck system,complete with a covered cabana that once housed a hot-tub, multiple tiers,walkways, and water features. A very private yard features a goldfish pond and natural areas ~ again minimizing the tedious chores of landscape maintenance. 

A private driveway leads to an arbor that takes one through remaining lawn area surrounded by picket fencing ~ a wonderful play area for children. The deck leads one into the east facing multi-windowed side porch that stretches along the length of the kitchen ~ a great place for indoor plants, reading, or taking your morning coffee.This side porch is open to and an extension of the beautiful ceramic-tiled-floor cook’s kitchen in this home. 

The Benjamin Cauble House ~ c. 1887 ~ FOR SALE $89,000

The large kitchen’s most striking feature is the large center work island with its impressive pergola style architectural surround that includes a hanging wine glass rack and directional lighting.This center island is beautifully finished with intricate tile work, furnished with a double sink,dishwasher, and multiple storage drawers and cupboards.

There is a breakfast counter at the center work island that can be outfitted with stools so the cook has company while preparing for his guests.A second sink is along the kitchen perimeter, as are the kitchen appliances, more cupboard space, and large windows flooding the area with light. 

A small laundry room off the kitchen provides further storage space. Imagine preparing meals at this center island looking out through the glass enclosed side porch and overlooking your entertainment deck!  
The 1887 Cauble House includes a large 19x15 living room, a formal dining room, 3 full bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. Many original features remain in this historic home, including the original wainscoting in several rooms, original fireplaces and mantles, and gleaming wood floors.

The Cauble house is move-in ready and needs minor updates. The roof needs attention now, and a new coat of paint on some of the interior rooms for an updated look. The downstairs bathroom is in the midst of a remodeling process.

This historic home prime for your TLC and modernizing touches. It is located only blocks from downtown Salisbury NC arts & cultural districts, shopping & restaurants, and is walking distance to the Salisbury Farmer’s Market. And at just $89K, it’s a lot of historic house at an affordable price! 

To see the potential of The 1887 Cauble House for yourself, contact Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846. You’ll be relaxing in under your cabana before summer arrives!


  1. This cauble house looks cool and really amazing. It looks simple yet for living in this kind of homes could bring me a great feeling. Thank you.

  2. I have read your article.It was so informative.Such a good article what you have written.Thanks for sharing your information with us.

  3. Old but so beautiful house.Great one i like it.