March 07, 2013

Brick Craftsman Era Home ~ 201 Park Street, China Grove, NC ~ $105,000

WOW!  If you are looking for a lot of house for the money in a great neighborhood ~ look no further that the quaint North Carolina town of China Grove! 201 Park Street, China Grove, North Carolina is a solidly built brick home that needs a just the littlest bit of updating and TLC. 

This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, circa 1935 Craftsman home has all the features you would expect from this era:
  • French doors
  • Butlers pantry/laundry room
  • Built~in food pantry
  • Formal dining room
  • Formal living room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Screened back porch

An attractive and roomy terracotta tile front porch graces the front of the home, looking out onto a peaceful and tidy neighborhood, right off Main Street in China Grove. 

The large screened porch at the back of the house has steps leading down to a spacious back lawn and the 2-car garage with its 16' x 20' loft above for storage (which could be upfitted to an apartment!). 

With this solid brick and frame home at 201 Park Street sitting just one block from Downtown China Grove, its new owners can walk to a town full of shopping and dining, and the Interstate-85 is just a hop~skip~and a jump away!

Two~Car Garage
Semi~finished loft space above garage

4+ Baths!

Here is something unique to 201 Park Street ~ Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bath!  This is perfect for a family vying for bathroom time mornings and evenings! The 4th bedroom is converted attic space that was once probably arranged as an apartment or in-law suite.  It is obvious that a second kitchen was furnished in this space and the area needs some work. 

Famous Folk from China Grove!  

 “Curly” Seckler  (John Ray Sechler ) was born in China Grove, North Carolina in 1919. "Curly" is best known for his huge contribution to Bluegrass music and was a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys. The Foggy Mountain Boys was an influential American bluegrass band founded by guitarist Lester Flatt and banjo player Earl Scruggs. Because of the personnel, particularly Scruggs, who has since become iconic in music history for his masterful handling of the banjo, the group is often considered as one of the premier bluegrass groups in the history of the genre.

Dillon J Stevens, (born April 23, 1997) is an actor, dancer, and singer born in Concord, North Carolina. Stevens currently resides in China Grove, North Carolina. In 2009, Stevens was cast in the role of Michael in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot The Musical.

Farmers Day Festival

China Grove is home to the popular Annual Farmers Day Festival.  On Farmers Day, over 200 colorful booths line Main Street featuring locally grown produce, delicious hand churned ice cream, bake sales, drink stands, and hand crafted items for sale. Visitors purchase gifts for special occasions from the many art, craft, jewelry, clothing, baby items, and many more great booths. There is a Children’s Stage is dedicated to the young and the young at heart. Clowns, magicians, and puppets delight children of all ages. A small train runs through the street and is a must for the little ones. While the children are entertained and the ladies shop, men can ramble through displays of antique farm equipment and cars of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s that include a display of muscle cars, classics, hot-rods and racers.

Farmers Day is overflowing with free entertainment all day on two stages.  Festival goers get to hear a variety of music by local bands, and will see dancers, gymnastics, and karate demonstrations, as well as the singing and clogging performed on the Park Stage while sitting in the shade of the trees. A great variety of food vendors sell funnel cakes, cotton candy, roasted corn on the cob, Gyro sandwiches, meat on a stick, Bar-B-Que, and of course hot dogs and hamburgers are plentiful, washed down with a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade! At 4:00 p.m.,the town gets ready for the street dance at 7:00 p.m. Festival goers dance to the music or bring lawn chairs to enjoy the bands. The evening ends with a beautiful fireworks display.

Farmers Day has grown to become one of the best street festivals in North Carolina with attendance estimated at over 25,000 visitors. Farmers Day is held the third Saturday in July. From the opening ceremony until the last note of the street dance, Farmers Day offers something for people of all ages.  The market continues to grow as the event gets back to its roots of the festival centered around the Farmers Market.

Make China Grove Your Home Town!

China Grove, North Carolina in Rowan County could be your home town! Contact Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to see 201 Park Street in its wonderful neighborhood and thriving little Southern town!

201 Park Street, China Grove, North Carolina ~ circa 1935 Craftsman home ~ $105K

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