November 21, 2014

An Awesome Find!!! Super-Cute Country Post-War Cottage! $50,000!!

An awesome find!!! A cute-as-a-button post-war cozy cottage ~ on a quiet road with a country feel, yet just around the corner from town!  Greg Rapp has this wonderful little home for sale, now! 

At just under 900 square feet ~ these cozy 2-bedroom/1-bath cottages don't come along every day! In an era of the 'tiny house' fascination or the 'less-is-more' philosophy, 1000 Rowan Avenue fits the bill!

Home sizes vary around the world; while some families live in one room huts, others have gigantic homes which seem to never end. Since 1970,the size of the average new American home has grown by 50 percent, a growth trend is similar to most western countries. However, for every trend there is a counter-trend. In the case of home size, more and more people are choosing to live in small homes. Most downsizes opt for more modest quarters, while some homeowners take this trend to a new level, choosing to live in tiny homes (and we mean tiny!).  Some of these tiny homes can be as small as only 90 sq. ft. complete with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and living quarters, and run the gamut from fixed homes to those with wheels and everything in between. 

The small house movement is a return to houses less than 1,000 square feet, some as small as 80 square feet. Sarah Susanka has been credited with starting the recent counter-movement toward smaller houses when she published The Not So Big House (1997). Earlier pioneers include Lloyd Kahn, author of Shelter (1973). With the financial crisis of 2007–2010, the small house movement attracted more attention as it offers housing that is more affordable in acquisition and maintenance and ecologically friendly.
Welcome to 1000 Rowan Avenue in the Town of Spencer, North Carolina!  A post-war cottage built in 1947, this darling home is decidedly in town, but in such a wooded and country setting, you might forget that city amenities are just a stone's throw away!

In the Town of Spencer, just around the corner from this home, you will find Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant (yum!), the Green Goat Gallery with its wonderful art and knitting workshops, and the North Carolina Transportation Museum ~ a real treasure!  Just to the south you'll find the City of Salisbury, with its thriving arts and culture scene, including three theatre troupes, symphony performances, and a nationally accredited art gallery, as well as over 70 restaurants, and a variety of shopping choices.

This darling home has wonderful wood floors throughout.  The kitchen boasts apple green cabinetry ~ a nice change from the every-day and perfectly suited to this little charmer home that welcomes an artistic touch!  

And just look at that wood floor!  Oh, how wonderful not to have that awful laminate that you'd often find in a home from this era!

An enclosed front porch makes a wonderful sunroom.  In fact, nearly all the surprisingly amply-sized rooms stream sunlight and cheerfulness!

Stock up on bubble-bath!  

The bathroom has a vintage claw-foot tub, a lovely pedestal sink, and wonderful wainscoting and beadboard throughout!

This home offers an amazing amount of storage space.  It has a full (dry!) unfinished basement, perfect for storage AND workshop areas.  

A small shed in the rear of the home is almost like a small addition, and there is another small outbuilding, perfect for lawn mowers and garden tools, a carport AND a 1-car garage.

There is also a pull down stair case that leads to a finished room in the attic ~ offering even more storage or a complete other room.

1000 Rowan Avenue has a large fenced back yard backed by a thick woods.  We told you country setting, and it's marvelous!

1000 Rowan Avenue (and how cool is that address?!) is close to everything yet is nestled into the most peaceful country setting.  You'll want to call Realtor® Greg Rapp as soon as you can ~ (704) 213-6846 ~ to see this cozy cottage for yourself!  Mmmmmmm ~ home-sweet-home ~ and for just $50,000!

MLS #: R57142   
Spencer, NC 28159
List Price: $50,000 

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

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