March 27, 2015

Spacious C. 1850 Historic Cottage for Sale in West Square Historic District - Salisbury NC

The spacious circa 1850 historic cottage at the corner of S. Church Street and W. Monroe in the prestigious West Square Historic District of Salisbury North Carolina is for sale!  Greg Rapp, Realtor® with Wallace Realty is the agent to call!  Wait 'til you hear what an investment this fine home is!

The Kluttz-Dorsett House* at 429 S. Church Street in the West Square historic district was built in 1850 on E. Innes Street in Salisbury NC near Shaver Street.  The house was moved to Church Street in 1991, where it was set on a new foundation. This home is in very good condition!

This home may look small, but this one-story, 2-bedroom home is about 1700 s.f., not including the small free standing outbuilding.

From the street, one gets the impression of a cottage in the country-side. The pale taupe paint color of the house is accented by creamy white trim and the white picket fence that encircles the corner yard filled with cedars, pines, mature hardwoods, and flowering crape myrtles in the surrounding lawn.

Once within the house, you'll be stunned by the transformation from the cottage feel to a gracious home with large rooms and open windows that allow for full view of the serene and beautiful yard. The very large rooms are aglow with beautiful hardwood floors and period woodwork. The living room boasts of stunning columned opening to the dining room and a new gas log fireplace. 

All public areas of the home are painted in subtle neutral colors, and all the rooms are airy and air-conditioned.

429 S. Church Street includes 2 good-sized bedrooms and a completely renovated full bath. There is another space in the home, at the end of the hallway behind running the span of one bedroom and currently used for storage, that could easily accommodate another full bath or Master Bathroom upfit.

The kitchen, one of the most important spaces in any home, has a splendid arrangement of white kitchen cabinets against taupe walls, an undoubtedly perfect color combination, with a beautiful vintage porcelain sink with built-in drain boards.  This part of the home is a source of pride, especially on occasions for entertaining guests.

The large eat-in kitchen's focal point is the arched doorway opening to a small adjacent breakfast nook that the current owner utilized as a home office area. And the center hallway is large enough to serve as a small library. 

A former owner added a large glass Florida room to the back of the house, with a gas-log fireplace and access to a small rear porch and sitting deck.
Beyond this, you'll find the super-charming small free-standing outbuilding ~ wired for electricity ~ that would be absolutely perfect for an artist studio, potting shed or small work shop.

The deep front porch is perfect for letting multicolored flowers and plants greet you as you sit in a rocking chair and enjoy the fresh morning air. 

The location is ideal: a short walk to the library, downtown shops, restaurants and theaters, many banks and churches, and nightlife. Grocery and department store shopping is a handful of minutes away by car. 

The Feds announced that mortgage interest rates likely will be rising by the end of the year.  Now is the time to buy in historic Salisbury, North Carolina.  The asking price is approximately $40,000 below tax value and nearly half of what the current owner paid for the house plus upgrades.  The house is in excellent condition, and the current owner is a former interior decorator and a meticulous housekeeper, so the home shows well.

The Kluttz-Dorsett House at 429 S. Church Street is far less expensive than smaller condos, and carries no condo or HOA fees! The 2014 property taxes were just $1,690. The washer & dryer, stove, refrigerator, and hot-water-on-demand tankless water heater convey.  The home is an unbelievable bargain with its new foundation, electrical, and plumbing.  And a paved driveway at the rear of the home provides off-street parking.

This is a rare opportunity to own a circa 1850 home in the West Square Historic District at far below tax value!  Please call Greg Rapp, Realtor® with Wallace Realty, at (704) 213-6846 to see first-hand what a sound investment this historic home at 429 S. Church Street will make!

*This historic home carries Historic Salisbury Foundation's covenants and restrictions that help to preserve the historic character of the home.  Restrictive covenants, such as architectural guidelines, ensure not only a certain level of uniformity and standard of design, but also the consistent use of property within the community. The deed restrictions for 429 S. Church Street can be found on Deed Book 667 page 805. 

429 Church Street
Salisbury NC 28144-4931
MLS#: 3073309

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

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