May 30, 2013

117 CIRCLE DRIVE ~ Perfection and Detail ~ Just $159,000

If attention to details is what catches your eye than this home is exactly what you are looking for! This stunning Craftsman style bungalow at 117 Circle Drive is a gleaming specimen from every architectural detail to its paint colors of the circa 1924 American Arts & Crafts Movement. 

Right from the start, you are greeted at the front door with fine Craftsman woodwork in the multi-paned beveled glass door with 14-pane sidelights. In fact, the windows in this home are one of its many very special features. Many are beveled and multi-paned. For example, most rooms feature 15-over-1 paned windows ~ the kitchen features a pair of 10-over-1 windows over the sink ~ the dining room streams with light through a beautiful 18-over-1 window between two 9-over-1 sets ~ just beautiful!!

Period Craftsman features follow throughout 117 Circle Drive.The warmth of stained millwork surrounds you in both the living & dining rooms where French doors with beveled glass panes sets off the oak floors. Original built-in bookcases, again with glass panes, flank the original coal-burning fireplace in the living room, with its original planed-wood mantel piece, tiled hearth and surround, and cast-iron firebox with beautifully detailed iron summer cover. 

A beveled glass side door in the living room leads to the cozy brick and quarry tile front porch over looking meticulous landscaping ~ French doors lead from the living room to the dining room.

Another beveled glass door takes you from the living room to a center hallway that in turn takes, you to the 1920’s style kitchen.

The clean-lined kitchen at 117 Circle Drive features warm taupe walls, wonderful cream-colored subway tile accents, soapstone counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.A small butler’s pantry with built-in, glass-paneled hutch sits between the kitchen and dining room, creating a cozy breakfast nook.

Subway tiles are additionally featured in the hall bathroom. Subway tiles get their names from the ceramic tiles used on the walls of the New York City subway stations in the early twentieth century. Subway tiles in Circle Drive’s kitchen and hall bath add a traditional feel to a place, and their look and quality certainly never gets old.

117 Circle Drive is a single-story, 3-bedroom home. The master bedroom contains the home’s other masonry fire place, brick with a cast-iron firebox, another non-functioning but decorative remnant of another time, a charming craftsman detail for the master suite that could be outfitted with gas logs for those cool North Carolina winter evenings. The master features wainscoting details as well. The home's second bathroom, near the master bedroom, is full of character with detailed ceramic tile design and marble counter top. 

The attention to detail in this 1924 home is impressive.Arts and Crafts detailing gives this home character. Decorative eave brackets lend architectural interest, as do the massive square brick columns with granite trim at the tiled front porch. The charming and welcoming front entry is detailed with quarry-tiled steps topped with Tuscan columns, one of the most recognizable architectural elements the world over. These Tuscan-styled columns and their timeless elegance have been featured on the work of architects and builders since ancient times. Further exterior elements adding character and functionality include the intricate brickwork, beveled glass, and the mission-style gateway and arbor to the back yard.

Inside, Arts and Crafts detailing such as the millwork wainscoting and picture rails (no nail holes!) in the living and dining rooms, several architectural built-in storage cabinets, all give this home the feel that it has been lifted right out of the early 20th century without a scratch!  Even lighting fixtures are in keeping with the Craftsman era styling.

The current owners of 117 Circle Drive enclosed a small back porch off the kitchen to create a heated and cooled office space.This space opens to a two-tiered deck with privacy trellising, where you will find panoramic views of the private, fenced back yard, the landscaping, and the cute one car garage with attached carport. 

A charming stone patio with small inset fire pit finishes off this backyard oasis. The yard is shaded with maples and magnolias in true southern style, with a mature Japanese maple the focal point in the front raised-bed landscape. Even this attention to detail is perfectly in place. 

This over 1900 square-foot home has been sensibly upgraded and well maintained over the years and it shows! The home has only had four owners, two of which were architects.117 Circle Drive is virtually maintenance free, an all brick & real stucco structure, accented with sturdy tile and granite features.The HVAC system is only a year and a half old, and the home has a newer roof.

If period Craftsman detailing in near perfect condition is your cup of tea ~ then this home at 117 Circle Drive deserves more than a passing glance. Every detail in this home has been preserved or upgraded with style and respect for the character and history of this circa 1924 Arts & Crafts home. What’s that. . . you’d like to see for yourself? Then call Salisbury real estate agent Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to schedule your visit to your new Arts & Crafts home. The pictures don't do it justice!!

117 Circle Drive, Salisbury NC ~ c. 1924 Craftsman Bungalow ~ $159K

. . . And Another Success Story! 1022 Terrace Drive ~ SOLD!!!

Greg Rapp finalizes another deal . . . selling the split~level style home at 1022 Terrace Drive, Salisbury North CarolinaGreg was the seller's agent, and worked diligently to get the right buyer into this post-modern home with its large rooms, great floor-plan, full finished basement, and yawning expanse of yard just waiting for landscaping.

1022 Terrace Drive, Salisbury NC ~ SOLD!!!!

Need the right buyer for your home sale?  Get your property listed with Greg Rapp at Wallace Realty - 704.213.6846.  

Looking for the right home for you and your family?  Let Greg Rapp show you the many fine listings in the Salisbury NC area...there is something for every buyer and every budget!  

Call Greg today at 704.213.6846 to finalize your deal!

Another Success Story! Want Success, Too? Contact Greg Rapp!

Greg Rapp just closed the deal on this super-charming bungalow-style cottage in one of the ten historic districts in Salisbury North Carolina

This large three-bedroom house sits on a quiet side street in the highly desirable Fulton Heights neighborhood. With a large shady, private back yard, formal living room and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen with all STAINLESS appliances, and a family room leading to a rear deck, this awesome house could not be passed up.  Buyers contacted Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to make it theirs.

Interested in renting this fine home?  The new owners will be using this Fulton Heights home as investment property.  Contact Greg at 704.213.6846 for more info!

Interested in a real estate success story of your own ~ contact Greg Rapp ~ 704.213.6846 ~ today! What are you waiting for?

May 11, 2013

Neo-Eclectic Living in Country Club Hills ~ Just 10 years Old ~ $255K!

(Editor's Note 11/22/2014: This home is now listed at $235,000) 

You won’t be able to get over the feeling of space in this impeccably maintained, only 10-year old, brick home. This single-story, 2800 square foot, Neo-Eclectic home exudes spaciousness and graciousness at every turn. Welcome to 110 Polo, Drive, Salisbury, North Carolina!

The large nearly 20’ x 12’ kitchen with its center cook’s island is agleam with daylight streaming in and reflecting off quality charcoal-colored granite countertops and creamy beige tiled floors. Storage abounds ~ the center work island is encircled with drawers and cabinets, the kitchen walls have cabinet space galore, built-in wine rack and microwave cubby, and if this were not enough, there is the pantry for storing all those extra goods!

110 Polo Drive is appointed with beautiful and large formal dining & living rooms, each with large windows and chair rail details. The den or Great Room will be a favorite gathering place with its high, vaulted ceiling and fireplace outfitted with gas logs, and French doors leading to the exterior tiled patio space.

Your most treasured place in this Polo Drive home is certain to be the large courtyard~style patio. The courtyard patio has walls on three sides, with French doors leading from both the Great Room and the Master Bedroom, and provides seclusion and privacy, before expanding out into a large backyard entertaining space.

The courtyard portion of this large tiled outdoor living space at 110 Polo Drive is an intimate enclosure situated within the larger yard and garden. In addition to the privacy and seclusion this patio provides, courtyards such as this offer many landscaping and planting advantages, among them:
  • A framework to support climbing, trailing, and espaliered shrubs, trees or vines.within which many types of landscape layouts can be developed 
  • A protected microclimate for various types of plants 
  • An opportunity to create a fabulous container garden

    And speaking of space . . . the Master Bedroom Suite, one of four large bedrooms, will astound you! The Master bath alone is a huge 18’ x 13’ space that includes dual walk in closets, dual vanities, a jetted tub, and separate glass-door shower. The Master Suite also has French doors leading to your courtyard patio! This country-club home has an additional 2 more full baths.

    The architectural style of 110 Polo Drive is Neo-Eclectic , however where many of the Neo-Eclectic style of homes feature 2 & 3 story structures, this home offers the convenience of single story living, with Master Bedroom, Living Room and Great Room, Dining, Kitchen, and laundry all on the main floor. A Neo-Eclectic home can be difficult to describe because it combines many styles. The shape of the roof, the design of the windows, and decorative details may be inspired by several different periods and cultures, taken from an assortment of different periods of historical house styles. Neo-Eclectic structures typically feature high, vaulted roofs with multiple gables or hips, and open floor plans with living and eating areas together. Buildings are typically two to three stories (110 Polo Drive is a single-story home) and feature at least two garage bays (110 Polo Drive’s spotless double attached garage provides even more space!), and combine the use of brick, stone, vinyl, and composite building materials. Neo-eclectic homes are often set back considerably from the street, allowing for an expanse of landscaped front yard. And this is exactly what 110 Polo Drive offers, only with the added convenience of single story living, close to area hospitals, Catawba College, and Downtown Salisbury shopping, dining, and culture.

    This well-built and well-cared-for home is in the Country Club Hills neighborhood in Salisbury North Carolina. Taxes here are approximately $3,438 per year. The Country Club of Salisbury will be one of your neighbors at 110 Polo Drive, right around the corner, offering golf, tennis, and fine dining for its members, with beautiful rolling golf course greens creating a peaceful vista. You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy the Country Club of Salisbury. The tennis center at the club is set to offer a variety of play for all levels. The tennis center's well-kept facilities include three hard courts and three clay courts, all evening-lit. The Tennis Pro Shop caters to every player's needs. The Country Club of Salisbury also offers a wide range of dining fare, from family friendly casual dining in the Grill Room, to a relaxing evening of formal dining in its Main Dining Room, with its classic elegance, five star menu, and superb service. With a spectacular view of the golf course, you can relax and dine in leisure. If something more casual and quick is what you are looking to enjoy, visit the Grill Room where the culinary team offers a variety of grilled items, light fares, special salads, and sandwiches. Friday nights in the grill offer specials that are more elegant in nature, while kids eat free. The Country Club also offers a banquet guide to help plan special events such as a baby showers, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, or executive business meetings.

    This impeccable brick, Country Club Hills home, with over 2700 square feet of large rooms and living spaces, it’s gracious courtyard patio, and its proximity to the Country Club of Salisbury, can be yours today for just $255K. Annual taxes for this special home, with its set-back location and wide sweep of front lawn, are just under $3500 a year! The schools for this home are Overton Elementary, Knox Middle School, and the historic Salisbury High School. The beautiful and serene campus of Catawba College is near-by. Call Salisbury Realtor® Greg Rapp to see the grand space and country-club life style this Neo-Eclectic home has to offer! 704.213.6846 ~ you won’t be disappointed!

    110 Polo Drive, Country Club Hills, Salisbury, NC ~ $255,000


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