April 21, 2017

Circa 1890 Fleming House ~ Over 4300 Sq Feet on Nearly 2 Acres! For Sale!

Nestled in the old town center of Cleveland, North Carolina, you'll find The Fleming House ~ circa 1890 Victorian Farmhouse. This beautiful vintage home, on its nearly two-acre park-like acres, features four bedrooms and 2 full baths in its 4053 square feet of living space. This wonderful 2-story home is for sale ~ with Realtor® Greg Rapp. Call Greg today at (704) 213-6846, and ask to see 203 W. Main Street , Cleveland, North Carolina! (MLS#59473)

The most notable feature of the exterior of this fine home, beyond the mature shade and flowering trees and landscaped acreage, is the 750+ square foot wrap-around, rocking-chair porch! Bracketed porch columns are original to the home ~ a reminder of the quality of construction these late 1800s homes possess.

Inside, you'll find beautiful hardwood floors, original period millwork, and huge rooms throughout, including dual front parlors and a large dining room with a lovely bay window. We believe a remodel took out a center hall design that would have separated the two parlors, probably with French doors ~ now it is an open, airy, and inviting space!

The Formal Dining Room with Original Gas Light Fixture (converted to electric)

The eat-in kitchen, overlooking the picturesque backyard, offers an over-sized pantry, pressed tin backsplash, and loads of cupboard space. A ceramic tile floor finishes this space.

The kitchen at 203 W. Main Street opens to the enormous den addition, with its beamed ceiling and large masonry fireplace outfitted with gas logs. Laminate flooring here makes this a care-free room! Sliding glass doors to a small brick side patio, that again leads to the wrap-around porch, and lots of windows lend natural daylight to this large gathering room.

The owner's suite on the ground floor level offers a walk-in closet and pretty tiled master bath.

Let us take you upstairs in this historic 1890s home, past beautifully carved vintage newel posts, balustrade, and chair rail to the remaining 3 bedrooms. At the upper landing, a large hallway is almost another room!

Three more large bedrooms await upstairs, and a cute sapphire-blue full bath. Look at these gorgeous floors!

A large concrete drive swings gracefully around The Fleming House to the oversized double carport.  A small outbuilding there offers additional storage.

The setting surrounding 203 W. Main Street is nothing short of idyllic! Gardens, mature trees, and landscaping abound. The cutest whitewashed country church sits across the road. The effect is pure charm!

The Fleming House, at 203 W. Main Street in Cleveland, unquestionably is in a rural small-town North Carolina setting, but is roughly 15 minutes by car to Statesville with Interstate highways I-77 and I-40 to the west, and 15 minutes by car to Salisbury with Interstate 85 and the historic Amtrak Depot to the east, making any travel plans a breeze. Lake Norman is minutes to the south, and High Rock Lake borders Salisbury ~ wonderful waterways to enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming.

Are you ready to picture yourself living in this spacious historic home?  It's not every day that a 4000+ square foot 1890s home in this park-like setting comes along. . . but Greg Rapp, noted for his knowledge and marketing of historic and vintage homes, is offering this home now!  Yes ~ it sounds like a catch phrase ~ but this one will not stay on the market long.  Call or text Greg today at (704) 213-6846, and ask to see 203 W. Main Street, Cleveland, North Carolina! (MLS#59473) Make The Fleming House YOUR home!

203 Main Street West
Cleveland, North Carolina

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

April 11, 2017

Circa 1875 Jewel Box ~ For Sale in Brooklyn South Square, Salisbury NC

The circa 1875 Shaver-Trexler House is for sale with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty! Originally a single-story weatherboard home, a second story and other additions have added even more space and character to this roomy home. We're calling this spacious 4-bedroom/2-bath home - over 2400 square feet - 'The Jewel Box'. One step inside and you'll see why! Vivid jewel-box colors take you from one room to the next in this beautiful vintage home!

Step across the welcoming wrap-around veranda and inside the front door and a wide center hallway greets you, with not one, not two, but three sets of French doors partitioning off the more private areas of the home.  The walls here are a painted a smooth butterscotch with deep terracotta colored trim. You'll note the beadboard walls and chair rail, pretty wood floors, and the soaring ceiling height!

The entry hall is flanked by two formal front parlors, each with French doorways and vintage fireplaces (none of the home's (4) fireplaces are currently functioning).  The east parlor with its beadboard half-wall is warm shades of flamingo pink; the west parlor is peacock blue with a fireplace sporting pretty green tile work and mirrored mantel. Ceiling fans throughout are great for that in-between season where it feels too soon to turn on the central air conditioning!

Through another set of French doors with a wonderful, large working transom, you enter the rear portion of the home. Here a parrot green formal dining room with white trim flows from the country kitchen, to a breakfast room or den in an unfolding transition.  A cute tiled pass-through from the kitchen to the breakfast room lets the cook stay connected with guests and family.

You will love the sage-green and white country kitchen with its original plank walls, farmhouse molded porcelain clad iron sink, tall ceilings and view of the lush gardens in the deep back yard. White ceramic tile counters and high back-splash are a pretty touch. A wonderful enclosed sunporch aligns both the kitchen and breakfast rooms with doors opening from each. A cute laundry room is tucked beside the kitchen.

But wait!  This is just the east side of the 1st floor! There is also a wonderful master bedroom on the west side, trimmed in chalcedony blue, with its own vintage fireplace, a pretty stained glass window, and private feel. The black and white tiled bathroom connects from both this bedroom and the hall.

Upstairs, three additional bedrooms await ~ ruby red, topaz, and soft blue, ... and a super cool bonus room, or 'secret room' is tucked under the eaves. A long, low slung room, it is lit with sky lights and exits to a second story balcony overlooking the gardens. Another bath upstairs boasts a claw-foot tub and bright white pedestal sink, with walls bedecked in rich jewel-tone sapphire blue.

Outside, 418 E. Fisher Street has a deep back yard, filled with a variety of perennials, Japanese maples, and iris, and is secluded with a high privacy fence. The centerpiece of the 200 foot deep yard is the vintage Victorian potting shed, just waiting for someone to use as artist's studio or workshop.  And if work space is what you need, the double garage is also deep (deep enough for 4 cars!) and has a separate workshop area.  

There is lots of room for enjoying the outdoors at 418 E. Fisher Street. A large patio is just off the sun deck, with lots of room for fire pit and outdoor furniture!  The home is vinyl-sided for ease of maintenance, stays cool in summer with central air conditioning, AND has a tankless, on-demand water heater....no more heating water all day & night until you need to use it!

This 'Jewel Box' of a home sits in the historic Brooklyn South Square district, one of 5 local historic districts in Salisbury, North Carolina.  Being located in one of these districts definitely has its advantages!  Besides being a downtown neighborhood, close to unique shopping, wonderful restaurant choices, museums and art galleries, the City additionally offers a Historic Preservation Grant annually to home owners interested in making improvements to their home's exteriors. The matching grant program is a wonderful incentive to keep beautiful vintage homes restored and intact!

Are you ready to see the circa 1875 Shaver-Trexler House for yourself?  Call agent Greg Rapp - (704) 213-6846 - and you'll be amazed at the flexibility of the many rooms, the spaciousness, and the vintage character. 418 E. Fisher Street is a TON of house for the money ~ you won't be disappointed!

Salisbury, NC 28144
List Price: $139,900

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