February 27, 2016

Bungalow-Hunters! Score an Affordable & Authentic Arts and Crafts Home!

Preservation and restoration enthusiasts! America's most popular vintage home design is the Arts & Crafts or Craftsman Bungalow!   ~ and Historic Preservation Real Estate Agent Greg Rapp has just listed this large Craftsman bungalow in the North Main Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina! All of the hard & expensive work has been done! Here is your chance to get a good deal on this style of historic home & pick up where the current owners left off.  Bungalow-hunters can score an affordable Arts and Crafts home at 1701 N. Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina! Get your phone ready to call Greg at 704.213.6846 to see this bungalow for yourself!

Overlooking the Main Street promenade from its elevated lot and wide front porch typical of the era, this pivotal 1910 Craftsman at 1701 N. Main Street has many of its original historic details in place, but a new roof, new heat & air conditioning, and new plumbing are going to make the modern side of living far easier!

Two front parlors are completely restored . . . just look at those sparkling floors, and we love when folks have not painted over original wood trim ~ beautiful! Restored pocket doors in the two front parlors glide as smooth as butter!

And speaking of details ~ three terrific mantles showcase Cambridge tile firebox surrounds in beautiful shades of green. How lovely to have the original tiles and wood mantels intact! The coal-burning fireplaces have their original iron fireboxes ~ so handsome!

The remainder of this fine home needs the finishing touches. The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets. And again ~ the pretty floors just shine!

The dining room will be gorgeous once its restoration has been finished ~ with its bay window and built-in china cabinet, a classic Craftsman feature.

Note the beadboard wainscoting and claw foot bath tub in the bathroom!  Love~LOVE!

You will love the huge wrap-around front porch ~ the classic must-have feature for any fine Southern home. Imagine sitting here in the year 1910, with the trolley cars humming to and fro along Main Street from the Town of Spencer to Fulton Heights, Salisbury's first 'suburb'.  Many of the beautiful historic homes along the North Main corridor were built just after the trolley system was installed in 1905.  Some say the tracks are still beneath the pavement along the promenade (and in fact you can see remnants of trolley tracks on Caldwell Street further in town!)!

Tax records indicate 1701 N. Main Street built in 1910. The National Register of Historic Places lists this home as circa 1915. The Historic Register classifies homes as Pivotal, Contributing, Intrusion, and Fill.  Contributing is the highest attribution.

This circa 1910 2-bedroom-2 bath home has already been outfitted with replacement windows. There is the potential to expand into the second floor of this 1.5 story home if one were to install a stair case.  The exterior has been totally scraped & awaits your choice of paint colors.  Here in Salisbury, if you are a member of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, you are rewarded with significant discounts at Sherwin Williams Paint!  And the Foundation also maintains a wonderful resource for architectural salvage materials at their 'Ice House' to help outfit your home with period details.  Call the HSF to know more!

A great view of the dining room bay window from the exterior, and the handsome granite block retaining wall.

And did you know that the City of Salisbury offers Historic Preservation Grants to homeowners in its historic districts? The City offers the grant cycle once per year, typically in October, with winners having through the rest of the fiscal year to complete their project or in other words, projects must be completed by June. Applicants must own and occupy their house to qualify, but this is a great incentive for people wanting to make improvements to the exteriors of their historic homes!

So you see, while 1701 North Main Street is a restoration in progress, much of the 'big stuff' that often scares folks away from a home rehab project have already been done!  This vintage home is just blocks from restaurants, shops and the Rowan County Library, and Salisbury is within an hour of Charlotte, Winston-Salem, & Greensboro, NC.    

The timing is right to call Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty at 704-213-6846 to make this collector's item Arts & Crafts home your own...and score on an affordable bungalow!

Salisbury, NC 28144 
MLS#: 58492
List Price: $69,000

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

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