December 13, 2016

Handsome c.1922 Foursquare Home In Fulton Heights Can Be Yours!

One of Salisbury, North Carolina's more desirable neighborhoods is the historic Fulton Heights neighborhood - a close-knit sidewalk-laced grid of homes that date between 1900 and the early 1930s, creating the ambiance and appeal of the All-American neighborhood. And now, a Fulton Heights address can be yours: Welcome to 328 Mitchell Avenue, and American Foursquare home on a beautiful corner lot in the center of Fulton Heights, listed with Realtor® Greg Rapp, the area's 'old-house' expert!

The American Foursquare
  • Simple floor plan
  • Boxy, cubic shape
  • Full width front porch with columnar supports and wide stairs
  • Offset front entry in an otherwise symmetrical facade
  • Two to two and a half stories
  • Pyramidal, hipped roof, often with wide eaves
  • Large central dormer (The dormer feature is not present at 328 Mitchell Avenue. Was it once there?  We don't know for sure!)
  • Large single light windows in front, otherwise double hung

Stately 328 Mitchell Avenue sits on an slightly elevated double lot surrounded by handsome granite block retaining wall. The American Foursquare style was popular between 1890 and about 1935. After 1900, it was one of the most popular house styles in both rural settings and on small city lots. True to the style, this circa 1922 home is a sensible two-story home that is comfortable to live in, and aesthetically pleasing in its simplicity. The Foursquare takes its name from its simple, cubic shape and floor plan which is divided into quarters on each floor. Like the Prairie style, the Foursquare has a low pitched, hipped roof with a deep overhang. Frequently, they are seen with a large, hipped central dormer, however the home at 328 Mitchell Avenue does not have this feature. It does have the notable large wide porch, supported by handsome columns, that runs the full width of the house.

328 Mitchell Avenue offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a half-bath within its 2248 square feet of living space. A fourth upper room can certainly be another bedroom, but has no closet (For bedrooms that lack a spacious walk-in closet, an armoire or wardrobe can be a blessing!). A nice feature is the 1st floor owners suite with large walk-in closet, separate bathroom, and 1st floor laundry room.

The home is graced with a formal living room and dining room. The kitchen is outfitted with vintage knotty pine cabinetry, pretty wood floors, and has a nice tile backsplash. All the rooms in this Arts & Crafts era home are spacious and symmetrical with beautiful heart-of-pine floors.

In addition to the beautiful double lot, a rare instance in this tightly woven neighborhood, the yard is fenced with charming pickets, and holds a nice detached garage with workshop area. A partial basement, with additional crawl space, makes another great workshop area.

Tin Roof

A greater portion of this fine home at 328 Mitchell Avenue sports a classic tin roof. Metal roofs offer many benefits, including:

• Longevity. Metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12 to 20 years.

• Durability. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack, and may be impact-resistant (depending on which metal you choose). In addition, metal roofs don't need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.
• Safety. Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.
• Energy efficiency. Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10% to 25%.
• Environmentally friendly. Metal roofs not only have 25% to 95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream – up to 20 billion pounds per year.

While you're buying a vintage ca.1922 home, the home has many modern updates. The home is vinyl-sided, providing a low maintenance exterior finish. A lovely patio abuts the back of the home, shaded by a retractable awning. The expansive front porch was recently outfitted with a new floor, and new HVAC components have recently been installed. 

328 Mitchell Avenue was home to an elderly couple whose pace of life had slowed, and the home shows some want of refreshing, but is in good repair and well-maintained.  The price is right for this beautiful, solid home in the Fulton Heights Historic District*, where many homes are selling for much more!  Give Greg Rapp a call at (704) 213-6846 to see this home and all its wonderful details. Fulton Heights can be YOUR address in the near future!

Salisbury, NC 28144
List Price: $129,900
MLS#59236 / CMLS#3235853

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

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