August 26, 2018

Selling History! The circa 1882 Annie Bostian Home ~ SOLD by Greg Rapp

The historic Annie Bostian Home, located in Brooklyn South Square Historic District, is Realtor® Greg Rapp...selling history in Salisbury, North Carolina. This beautiful Victorian home offers amazing wood floors, a cozy rocking chair front porch, and a spacious back yard on a beautiful corner lot. One of Salisbury's earlier homes,the circa 1882 Keen-Bostian house features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in its 2,608 square feet of living space.

The Brooklyn-South Square Historic District consists of the large elaborate houses of prosperous businessmen and merchants, as well as the smaller, more modest dwellings of railroad workers, salesmen, and clerks ~ demonstrating the development of residential neighborhoods around the edge of Salisbury's downtown commercial district during the mid and late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The housing stock of the district consists predominantly of one and two story dwellings built during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century.

During the late 1880s and early 1890s, late Victorian styles began to replace the predominate Italianate as the district's most dominant architectural style. Therefore, dwellings built during this period often exhibit an interesting combination of elements typical of both stylistic categories. An excellent example of this combination is the Keen-Bostian House at 328 E. Bank Street built ca. 1893, with a symmetrical facade with slightly projecting two-story entrance bay, decorative brackets and porches featuring turned posts and balustrades.

Brooklyn-South Square District possesses a rich architectural fabric created by several different domestic styles popular during the mid to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although its earliest dwellings were built during the two decades before the Civil War, most of the district's structures were built during the last quarter of the nineteenth and the first quarter of the twentieth century as Salisbury developed into an important regional manufacturing and commercial center. Much of the district was developed on the site of Salisbury's Civil War Confederate prison. It contains a rich variety of late Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and late Victorian domestic architecture, as well as modest turn-of-the century dwellings, and bungalows of the early twentieth century. It therefore provides an example of the physical evolution of residential neighborhoods around downtown Salisbury from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the third decade of the twentieth century.

When you are looking to sell your historic home, call the expert: Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty: 703.213.6846. Love older homes and want to make one yours? No one knows the stock of historic homes in this area better than Greg Rapp. Let him help you find your forever home!

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

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August 13, 2018

Pristine Tudor Cottage Circa 1942 ~ Charming as Can Be!

Some properties are just too good to be true and the pristine Tudor cottage at 508 W. Henderson Street in Salisbury, North Carolina is one! On a winding road that takes through the City Park neighborhood, sits this all-brick 1.5 story cottage on a double parcel of land, just waiting for its new owners.

Up the walk past immaculate landscaping and through the fairy tale arched door, you'll find yourself in a surprisingly spacious living room with its circa 1942 fireplace with masonry mantel and surround.

The light meets bright in the nearby dining room with its sparkling chandelier.  Note the pretty hardwood floors spanning these two gracious rooms.

The story-book kitchen is a joy, custom crafted with its iconic 50's style SMEG Retro Style refrigerator in its own nook (ask Realtor Greg Rapp about this if a big fridge is more your style...there is a story here!) that enlivens the room, creating a conversation piece. The microwave oven is tucked in a cupboard above.  The ILVE® all-gas range (pronounced "ILL-VAY") is another high-end appliance here bringing a unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to the devoted chef. Sparkling white granite counter tops gleam in this cheerful space.

Just off the kitchen is the sweetest little sitting spot nestled into a small breezeway entrance that leads to the home's side walk...sure to be a favorite spot for perusing Southern and French cookbooks!

Down the hall, a full bath and two bedrooms (one currently used as a study) round out the main floor with more stunning wood floors afoot. But wait, there is more! A doorway here takes you up a knotty pine stairwell to the second story where a private oasis awaits!

Upstairs, a very private master suite greets you, complete with large sleeping area, a sitting room, two full closets artfully tucked under the eaves, a linen closet, and a full bath. Wood floors painted creamy white brighten this upstairs oasis, where you will look forward to escaping your day-to-day doldrums in this warm, wood clad privacy zone.

You might think you've seen all there is to see in this darling home at 508 W. Henderson Street, where fastidious owners have kept this home immaculate. But no!!! Take a walk around the back . . .

Behind the house, accessible from the back yard, is a spacious screened-in and lighted patio area . . . perfect for entertaining. The garage door leads to an under-house garage, workshop, basement area.

Further along the back drive, another building awaits. A former music studio, this heated, cooled, and completely wired outbuilding is equipped with soundproof walls and makes for another great entertaining area, workshop, artist's studio. . . let your imagination run wild!

Outside this outbuilding is a patio with firepit for enjoying summer evenings. Another small shed and carport are in the adjoining lot.

As if all this were not enough, this wonderful home at 508 W. Henderson Street backs up to woods, the beautiful Hurley Park, and the Salisbury Greenway, offering the ultimate privacy in the back yard.

We're pretty certain this pristine cottage will not linger on the market. Give Greg Rapp at Wallace Realty a call: (704) 213-6846, and make sure it doesn't get away from YOU!

508 W. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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

August 12, 2018

Lot in Historic West Square ~ SOLD with Realtor® Greg Rapp

SOLD!!!  Greg Rapp, real estate agent with Wallace Realty Company, had the rare opportunity for you to scoop up a building lot in the prestigious West Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina.  And now it is sold!

The homes in this historic neighborhood are not just vintage, but most often grand in both aesthetics and magnitude. The area frequently hosts the annual Historic Salisbury Foundation's OctoberTour of Historic Homes, where private homeowners open these spectacular homes for viewing to a large ticket-holding attendee roster.

We knew it wouldn't take long for someone to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase this deep, .31 acre lot lined with mature trees. The neighborhood is a grid of vintage homes, sidewalks and a canopy of shade trees, a most welcoming sight. The West Square is close to historic downtown Salisbury amenities, such as theater, unique shopping, and a plethora of restaurants.

Because this building lot was located in one of Salisbury's (10) historic districts, the city's Historic Preservation Commission has exterior oversight and designs must be approved as such. Additionally, the Historic Salisbury Foundation holds covenants and restrictions here. Realtor Greg Rapp (704.213.6846) is experienced with selling in historic districts and can answer your questions about deed restrictions, grant opportunities, and more.

So if buying a home . . . or building one . . . is in your future, gather your house plans and give Greg a call/text/or email.There are many wonderful opportunities such as this in the lovely neighborhoods of Salisbury, North Carolina. Call 704.213.6846 today!

600 S Jackson Street
Salisbury NC 28144

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

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August 10, 2018

Stunning Vintage Circa 1900 Home ~ Immaculately Restored ~ Under $200K!

The queen of West Liberty Street in Salisbury North Carolina: 418 W. Liberty Street. Perched on its elevated lot ~ this fabulous vintage home overlooks the Ellis Graded School Historic District, crowning the neighborhood with its grand presence. And almost too good to be true . . . this immaculately preserved vintage 4 bedroom/2.5 bath, 3199 sf home, is priced UNDER $200,000! 

This gracious, nearly 3200 square foot home may be a circa 1900 masterpiece, loaded with original details, but 418 West Liberty Street accommodates today's life styles with many wonderful modern amenities and updates. 

But first, let's take you up the front steps, past the granite block retaining wall, to see what this home that commandeers the entirety of the 400 block of W. Liberty Street is all about!  The beauty of this home is stunning!


Take it all in: Spacious rooms, formal living & dining rooms, a modernized eat-in kitchen, library, and upstairs laundry. Take a look at the wonderful breakfast room and sun room overlooking the private and secluded patio, then picture yourself watching sunsets from your elegant wrap-around porch that graces the front of the home. Many original details are intact, while modern conveniences, including a second floor laundry, abound! All this for under $200,000! 

The time is now to make 418 West Liberty Street in Salisbury North Carolina your home! Contact Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to schedule your private showing.

418 W. Liberty Street
Salisbury North Carolina 28144

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

August 08, 2018

Three-Bedroom Home in a Park-Like Setting - For Sale!

Inset into a large, corner, park-like lot - sprinkled with tall pine trees - sits the single-story, 1,517 sq. ft. home at 504 W. Newton Street in Spencer, North Carolina.

This 1,517 square foot, 3 Bedroom/2-Bath home offers a rear deck and a front porch for relaxing and enjoying the sunlight filtering through the trees in this park-like atmosphere.

The home features a spacious living room and a large kitchen with oak cabinets, eat in area, a garden window and separate utility closet for washer and dryer.

The bedrooms are located in their own wing down a hallway - offering plenty of privacy in this one-story home.

This great house has plenty of storage, including a separate storage shed wired for electricity. The Detached 2-car carport could easily be fully enclosed to create another room.

The 504 W. Newton Street neighborhood features lovely homes with rolling landscapes and large shade trees.  The home is right across the street from North Rowan High School (no being late for school!), is close to Interstate-85 (go anywhere is minutes!), Spencer downtown area and the NC Transportation Museum.

Wouldn't you love to be sitting on your deck this autumn as these beautiful trees take on their fiery glow? Give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call or text at (704) 213-6846 to view 504 W. Newton Street in person.

504 W. Newton Street
Spencer NC 28159
CMLS #3414204

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