October 19, 2018

Circa 1923 F.N. McCubbins House - A Restoration Project for Sale

Do you drive around wishing you could fix up every fixer-upper you see, restore every bygone-looking home, and salvage every old door and mantel and garden? Realtor Greg Rapp feels your pain! Welcome to 1013 N. Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina. This huge, historic home has seen better days, but it has never seen a better price. This fire-damaged, restoration-ready 2-story weatherboard Four-Square needs more than a coat of paint to bring it back to grandeur. But if you’re looking for a great deal, here is a fantastic opportunity to renovate one of the most imposing homes in Salisbury's North Main Historic District! This 1923 home was built by the McCubbins family and was part of the early 1900s "Steelworth" neighborhood that had been carved out of the plantation property known as 'Lombardy'. While the Four-Square style house was influenced by the area’s bungalows, it is predominantly Colonial Revival in style and appearance, and is just waiting to be brought back to its former glory.

Prominently perched high on a hill on a sprawling 3-lot parcel, the circa 1923 F.N. McCubbins House at 1013 N. Main Street in the center of the North Main Historic District in Salisbury North Carolina has a towering command and view of the surrounding homes and neighborhood.

When this previously beautiful and stately home sadly sustained a fire in 2016, the owner donated the home to the Historic Salisbury Foundation whose teams of restoration craftsmen have been diligently working to stabilize this prestigious home.

The structure has been gutted. Teams have worked to rebuild the front veranda, adding a new porch roof. All of the wood windows have been restored.

Fortunately, this well-built home is structurally sound and is ready to rock a full restoration.

This home, in its present condition, is a blank slate, ready for your upfits. Most of the original moldings are stacked and labeled - ready for replacement. The home will need all new mechanicals.

Blank slate: What does this mean? It means this home has been stabilized from its fire damage, but it clean and ready...no nails sticking out, no debris. It is ready to drop in electric,plumbing, insulation, and sheet rock...all the hard work of gutting and prepping have been done for you ~ a huge head start!

The house will come with Historic Salisbury Foundation's Covenants and Restrictions. The City of Salisbury offers Historic Preservation Incentive Grants for exterior improvements and restoration/rehabilitation.  Because the F.N. McCubbins House is within the North Main Street Historic District, the city's Historic Design Guidelines apply for all exterior changes.  This property is additionally eligible for North Carolina State Tax Credits for 15% for approved rehabilitation projects.

Greg Rapp, real estate agent with Wallace Realty specializing in historic properties, has a history as the area's preservation specialist and can often be found selling properties from the Historic Salisbury Foundation's revolving fund. He can see the diamond within the rough...give him a call and you will share that vision! Latch onto this amazing opportunity to restore this 2043 sq. ft., 3-bedroom/2-bath home at just $69,900. Elbow grease required? Yes...but much of the 'hard' work has been done! It's yours to now outfit to the home of your dreams. Call or text Greg at 704.213.6846 ~ let's do this!

1013 N. Main Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
CMLS #3441647

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

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