November 16, 2014

Picture Perfect ~ Turn-of-the-Century Cottage for Sale!

Editor's Note, May 5, 2015: The asking price for this 317 S. Shaver Street home is now $89,900!

In the heart of the Brooklyn South Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina, sits this darling turn-of-the-century cottage ~ awaiting its new owners!

Built in 1900, 317 S. Shaver Street, is picture-perfect, a vintage cottage that exudes warmth and country cottage style. But don't let this charmer fool you! This home's renovations have kept it up-to-date while retaining its historic charm.

In 2008, the home was totally renovated and updated to include all new mechanicals: new HVAC, plumbing, electric, and a new roof. Kitchen and baths were also completely redone with new cabinets, fixtures, and ceramic tile floors. The home has new energy-efficient windows and has been freshly painted, both inside and out!  The home retains one original Victorian style mantle and most of its original hard wood floors, which have been refinished to a soft gleam.

Ample room sizes in 317 S. Shaver Street offer the best in living AND entertaining space!

This spacious single-story home, with over 1500 square footage, includes a 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (with plenty of storage space), laundry room, a highly-sought-after eat-in-kitchen with dark walnut cupboards and gorgeous ceramic tile flooring, and a warm and wide-open living room with fireplace.

The living room includes one of the home's two fireplaces that introduces comfort, luxury and warmth to the room. The new wood paneling along the fireplace wall adds depth and a special warmth to this room, with those wonderful high ceilings that only vintage homes boast. A wonderful touch to the living room is the inviting, and space-saving, brick banquette -- also known as a bench seat -- that spans the entire width of the fireplace wall, offering a smart solution to guest seating and decorating touches. In this home, one will have the exceptional opportunity to sit near the fireplace every day with family and friends.

The front porch, in typical turn-of-the-century style, offers a quiet reprieve and cool breezes in summer. And the white picket fenced yard is the picture of Americana, with neatly trimmed and planted garden beds ~ again, a picture-perfect setting.

A covered back porch and new sun-deck overlooks an expansive back yard, a terrific artist's canvas waiting to be filled with gardens, patios, and outdoor living spaces. The staircase leads to a new brick patio.  A new shed, the current owners affectionately call 'Bartertown', wired with 220 and 110 electric, fills the need for workshop and additional storage space. A 2-car portico keeps your autos sheltered and out of sight from the road.

317 S. Shaver Street is located in the center of Salisbury's Brooklyn South Square Historic District, placing it just blocks from Salisbury's Historic Downtown area, which offers an award winning theater complex, shopping, restaurants, Public Library, and the Farmers Market (seasonal). The Brooklyn South Square neighborhood sits on a Civil War history-rich site that once the location of the Salisbury Confederate Prison Grounds. More information on the Brooklyn South Square neighborhood, visit Brooklyn-South-Square-Historic-District.

This stretch of Shaver Street was the first location to be awarded the City of Salisbury's BlockWork designation, an nationally recognized program for neighborhood revitalization. The street is lined with similar turn-of-the-century cottages such as this fine home at 317.

Location~Location~Location! 317 S. Shaver Street and the Brooklyn South Square neighborhood is centrally located in North Carolina, minutes from Interstate-85, and roughly 45 minutes from Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. You will be just 4-5 hours from the Carolina beaches or a short 2-hour drive to the artsy Asheville area and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

And the best news of all?  Price~Price~Price!  The owners are moving out of state and have priced this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home to sell!  You might not think you'd find a house with this kind of cottage style yet completely updated for under $100,000, yet here it is!

Greg Rapp is the real estate agent to call for 317 S. Shaver Street!  Greg's well-established record for experience with the character and charm of vintage homes makes him the #1 agent in the Salisbury NC area to contact!  Call (704) 213-6846 to get the jump on this fine cottage home!

317 South Shaver Street
Salisbury NC 28144
MLS#: R57119

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

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