August 21, 2017

The Circa 1880 Mowery-Peeler House is For Sale!

The handsome two-story Italianate weather-boarded Mowery-Peeler House was built about 1880 by George Mowery after his wife purchased the entire block upon which the house sits in February of 1880.  And today. . . 138 years later, this fantastic home is for sale with Realtor® Greg Rapp. Call or text (704) 213-6846 to schedule your private showing of this gorgeous vintage home . . . and see what this home at 229 S. Long Street in Salisbury, North Carolina has to offer here!

Here's what the National Register of Historic Places has to say about the Mowery-Peeler House at 229 S. Long Street:  "Representing the district's original Italianate architectural character at its height, it is characterized by a steep gable roof, a symmetrical composition dominated by a two-story projecting entrance bay, and tall interior chimneys. Its Italianate character is further developed by projecting side bays, and the typical heavy, molded decorative brackets which adorn the roof, the porch, and the side bays, as well as tall, paired one over one windows with slightly arched heads." (National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form, Brooklyn-South Square Historic District, April 11, 1985)

"The interior maintains a handsome, yet understated motif. A fine open string stair with massive turned newel and elegantly turned balustrade rises from the front entry, while heavy plaster arches form interesting alcoves at the side bays and on either side of first floor fireplaces. Two interesting styles of mantels provide a light touch to the restrained interior. One mantel features heavy posts, a heavy molded shelf decorated with a molded diamond-shaped motif, while others feature an extended shelf over heavy posts and a frieze with a recessed lozenge-shaped motif identical to the mantels in the nearby Huff House located at 403 E. Bank Street. Due to the widening of S. Long Street which threatened to demolish it, the house was purchased by the Historic Salisbury Foundation in 1981 and moved slightly to the east of its original location." (National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form, Brooklyn-South Square Historic District, April 11, 1985)

As described in the National Register of Historic Places, this gorgeous Italianate home sits in a prominent place in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina, where it was moved in 1981. The Mowery-Peeler home's striking 2-story Italianate architecture features unique dual front porches with standing-seam metal roofs (longevity!), and beautiful dual bay alcoves projecting from the north and south facades.

Under a decorative portico, the front door boasts curved windows and handsome trim. Under widely overhanging eaves, large carved brackets decorate an ornamental cornice throughout, and tall, narrow one-over-one windows grace each facade, very typical in Italianate residential architecture. The expense and craftsmanship lavished on the exterior offers testament to the prosperity and optimism of the era from 1840 to 1885 in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Upon entry through the handsome front doorway into 229 S. Long Street, you enter a small foyer with doors to the right and left that enter onto the two front porches.

A fine open string stair with massive turned newel and elegantly turned balustrade rises from the front entry. The split staircase has with two landings, with one branch heading to the rear of the home, and the other to the front rooms. The home retains much of its original millwork & and hardwood floors.

The gourmet will go wild for the ultra-spacious updated kitchen resplendent with cherry cabinets anchored by an enormous center work island with counter seating and granite tops. A corner sink make smart use of often awkward corner space!

The kitchen sits between a beautiful formal dining room to the west, and a cozy den to the east for relaxing after meals.  One of the home's (5) fireplaces with its original 1880 mantel can be found in this room with its original beadboard walls.

The exquisite dining room is one of two rooms with the fabulous bay window alcove.

The formal parlor is an especially beautiful room, with bay window alcove, gleaming hardwood floors, and arched built-in book shelves and cabinetry flanking the vintage fireplace. These gracious 1st-floor rooms all feature prized 10' ceilings.

Owners Suite has sitting area with built-in closet system &  its own fireplace. 

The center chimney divides the Owners' Suite into two distinct zones: a lovely sitting area with tiled fireplace, seating, and a built-in closet system, and the private sleeping area.

A spacious Master Bath completes the Owners' Suite in this vintage home.

Two more upper level bedrooms and another bath exude vintage style and character . . . and yes . . . a claw foot bath tub! Here you'll note the original vintage swivel transoms above the doors, installed to allow hot air to move through and out of the rooms in the days before central air-conditioning!

Step outside, through the kitchen door, and you'll find a wonderful Charleston-style back porch area with exposed brick wall that overlooks a private & scenic patio area. This L-shaped porch is a favored gathering place for both owners and guests!

In the private back yard, a newly built center entertainment deck provides the perfect place for cookouts and sun-catching!

The Mowery-Peeler House at 229 S. Long Street additionally offers a generously-sized two car garage and small out building with its brick walk approach.  Privacy fencing in this rear portion of the yard makes for a cozy outdoor retreat.  You'll note the handsome picket and brick-pillared fencing that surrounds other back portions of the yard, while newer iron fencing encircles the landscaped front yard.  Knock-Out™ Roses and liriope grace the corner of the property, creating a landmark vista in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District.

The landscape surrounding this 2800+ square foot vintage 1880 home is thoughtfully planted and immaculately kept. Large birch trees provide dappled shade, while acuba, Japanese maples, and a variety of perennials create a park-like setting on this prominent corner lot.

If you've always dreamt of owning your own vintage historic home, now is your chance. This completely restored and well-kept 136-year-old home is just waiting for you to settle in. In the heart of one of Salisbury's 10 historic districts, when 229 S. Long Street is your home, you'll be a stones throw from the vibrant downtown alive with restaurants, galleries, 2 craft breweries, and 2 community theaters....not to mention all the wonderful shops and festivals in the downtown area. And if that isn't enough to lure you in, the City of Salisbury offers a Historic Preservation Incentive Grant annually that assists homeowners in the historic districts with exterior maintenance, upfits, and repairs. Salisbury is well-known for its preservation culture and shares that ethic with homeowners here, creating the foundation for future restoration and rehabilitation of these 100+ year old homes and properties.

The time is right to call Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty ~ (704) 213-6846 ~ and make the circa 1880 Mowery-Peeler house your home!  

The Mowery-Peeler House ~ ca. 1880 
229 S Long Street
Salisbury NC 28144-5017

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

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