November 06, 2013

Perfect Little Country Home ~ "Grandma's Cottage" ~ Just $69K!

This just might be the cutest house ever! We've nicknamed it "Grandma's Cottage" ~ the woman who lived here, who recently moved closer to her children, lived here for over 40 years. This could not be a more perfect starter home for a couple or small family, is priced right, and is in GREAT condition.

This sweet circa 1941 one-story, 2-bedroom cottage at 355 DUKEVILLE ROAD Salisbury, NC was originally part of a company village for Duke Energy. "Grandma's Cottage" is located in a country setting in what was once Dukeville Village, just off of Long Ferry Road in Salisbury NC, just out of town enough to feel like country living, but close to Salisbury city amenities such as shopping & dining, museums, theaters, and art galleries ~ and is a hop, skip, & a jump to the Interstate highway for convenient travel.

Wait 'til you see how very sweet this home is! First impressions are important! As you walk up the curved walk through the front yard, shaded with mature shade trees and a wonderful southern magnolia, and up the brick steps to the front door, the beautifully crafted, solid wood Vintage Woodworks screen door welcomes you and your friends with charm and elegance. Nothing compares to gentle breezes wafting through your home... and savings on air conditioning bills are assured. "Grandma's Cottage" is cute-as-a-button with attractive trim work including color coordinated shutters, and pediment trim (a classical style triangular upper portion surmounting a portico of columns) at the front door. You'll picture yourself taking in summer breezes on the rocking chair front porch ~ complete with porch swing ~  that is lined with flowering azaleas.

The cottage-style kitchen alone conjures up visions of apple pie cooling on the stove, with warm knotty pine walls, plate rails, painted cabinets with glass fronts to show your pretty china, and its vintage 1940's porcelain over cast iron sink with built-in drainboard.

The kitchen opens to the warm wood-paneled dining room, separated only by attractive open woodwork, creating a long open and inviting vista from dining area to kitchen.

The cozy, but roomy (nearly 18 x 14), living room has a fireplace with an absolutely beautiful mantle piece, surely to be the central focal point of your home!

A feature unique to a home of this era is the original vintage pink-tile bathroom! Pink bathrooms were common in homes built in mid-century America, and many credit Mamie Eisenhower for popularizing the pink tiled bath. Pink tiles were all the rage in the day, and are coming back into vogue! Since pink bathrooms are associated with a time of prosperity, perhaps there is also an element of nostalgia for rosier times. Just "Google" 1950's pink tile bathroom to see the momentum this style has! There are even 'Save the Pink Bathroom' websites! (

You will love the shady deck out back for al~fresco dining. The back yard is fenced in ~ great for pets and/or children, and has beautiful mature shade trees and ornamentals, as well as a cute firepit for your s'mores evenings!

The 2-car garage is currently divided into a workshop & 1 car area, and has a detached, external, double car port.

"Grandma's Cottage" at 355 Dukeville Road has been very well maintained. The home has a newer roof, newer vinyl siding (no painting!!) and newer HVAC units. . . Move in and enjoy! And because of the country location, you will not be paying City of Salisbury taxes or city water bills!

This sweet little home at 355 Dukeville Road, priced right at $69,000 (yes, you read that right!), is sure to be scooped up very soon ~ it is just too cute to stick around for long!  If you'd like to picture yourself on the rocking chair porch, conjure up your own scents of apple pie in this homey kitchen, or envision taking in your morning coffee on the sweet little back deck ~ then call the seller's Realtor® Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846. This house ~ move-in ready at just $69K ~ is almost too good to be true!  Call Greg Rapp today!

355 Dukeville Road, Salisbury NC ~ $69,000 ~ Call Greg Rapp @ 704.213.6846

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