December 31, 2018

Loads of Storage in a Great Bungalow in Desirable Fulton Heights

The Arts & Crafts Bungalow is one of the country's most enduring architectural home styles. What many time deceivingly appears to be a cozy cottage is often a home of considerable square footage, classic design, and sensible floor patterns. This wonderful circa 1915 Craftsman Bungalow in the desirable Fulton Heights neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina is no exception! Welcome to 223 Wiley Avenue, in one of the ten historic districts in Salisbury NC, listed with Greg Rapp, historic house expert with Wallace Realty.

Notably, this 2-story 2,335 square foot home sits aloft the neighborhood on an elevated lot. Standing on the spacious brick and wood front porch, you are easily 15 feet above the street level with a king-of-the-mountain view of this charming, walk-able neighborhood. A handsome granite retaining wall separates the sidewalk from the elevated front lawn and gardens.

Through the front door you'll find yourself in a large open foyer flanked by dual parlors. (This home may have originally had a center-hallway design, as was often a common floor plan.) While both of these spacious rooms offer the classic and beautiful, large 4-over-one windows, the living room parlor to your right includes the original fireplace and provides the view through the home to the formal dining room and open kitchen.

The kitchen is beautifully equipped with a center work island, ceramic tile floor, and loads of cupboard space.  A cute laundry room is tucked behind the kitchen! A charming rear porch overlooks the fenced-in back yard.

Back to the foyer, you'll find a hallway that leads to the 1st floor bath, and to the 1st floor Master Suite . . . which has one of the largest baths we've ever seen in a home of this era. The owner's bedroom includes a large walk-in closet, and wait until you see all the closet space in this home!

Upstairs, (3)* more bedrooms reside. Each as its own walk-in closet and (3) more large closets are in the hall space...a total of (6) large closets upstairs! You won't be wanting for storage space at 223 Wiley Avenue.

This beautiful home is newly on the market and located in the heart of Fulton Heights.

The Fulton Heights neighborhood is known for its family-friendly grid of tree-lined, walk-able streets; its neighborhood park, and its proximity to downtown amenities such as unique shops, restaurants, museums and galleries.The neighborhood was the city of Salisbury's first 'suburb' and an electric trolley car system connected it to the city and nearby Spencer, North Carolina. The houses of the neighborhood reflect nationally-popular architectural trends from the period spanning 1903 through the 1940s, most rendered as modest cottage and bungalows but also including more stately houses of the late Victorian era. A network of alleyways, an original development feature that remains today, service the rear of most of the houses giving access numerous period garages.

The district is supported by a strong neighborhood association that provides communication for the neighborhood and plans wonderful events such as Easter Egg Hunts, an annual Halloween Parade that is attended by 100s, and a Christmas Home Tour.

223 Wiley Avenue** has had a complete rehab and restoration approximately 10 years ago, and offers a newer metal roof, vinyl siding and new electrical system. A common back alley offers plenty of parking in rear of home.

Come see for yourself the spaciousness of this beautiful Arts & Crafts home in one of Salisbury, North Carolina's most desirable neighborhoods! You wont be disappointed!  Call Greg Rapp at (704) 213-6846 today!

*Note: Two of the bedrooms are adjoined, meaning you must walk through one to get to another. The two can be individual bedrooms or the one room could be a dressing room or play room for the adjoining room, or could be an upstairs den. Alternatively, a small hallway could easily be installed to created private access to the front bedroom.

** 223 Wiley Avenue is listed under the Fulton Heights Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places as the K.C. Kluttz House, built in 1938 and as a one-and-a-half-story side-gabled bungalow with central gabled dormer and engaged porch roof.

223 Wiley Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS #3458488

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

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December 28, 2018

Gorgeous ca.1920 Arts & Crafts Home Listed with Greg Rapp - Sold!

Centered in one what might easily be the most prestigious historic district in Salisbury, North Carolina, stands the spectacular 319 W. Horah Street - a 2-story Arts & Crafts home. This outstanding circa 1920 home, complete with all the wonderful details we all love about the homes of this era, is surrounded by a plethora of other grand homes dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.  Yet, this home represented a bit of a challenge.  The owners listed the home with Realtor Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, and today the home is sold.  What was the challenge?  

Listen here:

319 W. Horah Street, while a stand-alone home in every respect, is part of a condominium plat. The luxury high-end Fairmont Terrace Condominiums another historic building in the West Square Historic District, is nearby and includes this fine home. The property basically came with no yard or lawn, but provides a gracious circular drive and handsome foundation landscaping. So . . . house or condo . . . how does one market such a property?  List with Greg Rapp and the rest is history!

This fabulous 2400+ square foot house has the look and feel of a private home, but has little to no yard to keep you from enjoying the space and your own time! Additionally, it is chock full of the character and detail one can only find in a circa 1900s Arts and Crafts home of this nature. Look at the classic lines of this Craftsman home! Beveled glass, working transoms, GORGEOUS woodwork, vintage mantels above vintage fireplaces, French doors...the list goes on and on. And even better, while this home was definitely part of a condominium plat . . . it carried no fees or dues and is excluded from the condo association! YES!

Entertain in the sprawling front parlor with its handsome wood floors and masonry fireplace. A cozy den sits behind it with another beautiful vintage fireplace. 

The new owners of 319 W. Horah Street can take that same entertaining to another level in the enormous dining room that enters to a huge kitchen with large center work peninsula and loads of cupboard space.

Up the grand center staircase are (3) gracious  bedrooms and two full baths. Each bedroom closet is outfitted with closet organizers. An intimate Florida room with tin flooring stream sunlight. Additionally, the mezzanine hallway offers 3 lighted closets (one is a cedar closet!) and a laundry, a rarity for a home of this era.

Greg marketed 319 W. Horah Street by comparing the desirability of a private home...the bountiful square footage, the space between neighbors, the individuality.. . . and the benefits provided to the condo owner - no lawn mowing, weeding, or hedge trimming. And now, another historic home is added to the Greg Rapp SOLD roster.

The new owners will have all the advantages of a single-family home ~ privacy, space, individuality ~ with the benefit of low exterior maintenance that comes with a condo...but without all the fees and restrictions! 

When you are selling your property, or are in search of that perfect home, call Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty to help you get that SOLD sign happening! (704) 213-6846 makes it happen today.

319 W. Horah Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS #3421094

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

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December 10, 2018

Beautifully Updated Brick Home with HUGE Full Basement - For Sale!

This handsome blond brick and stone ranch-style home with a full basement has a lot to offer! Let Realtor Greg Rapp welcome you to 1020 W. Monroe Street in Salisbury, North Carolina, just outside the Livingstone College National Historic District and across the street from the historic Livingstone College campus. (704) 213-6846 gets you your private showing today! But in the meantime ~ listen to this!

Clean lines with a post-Modern feel describes this attractive single-story 3-bedroom home, with its fresh and open floor plan. While built in the post-Modern era (1959), the interior has been beautifully updated with a stunning newly installed kitchen: from floors to cabinetry to countertops to handsome black and pewter appliances ~ all new! The pretty grey-toned laminate floors set the modern mood, and a newly installed half bath residing just off the kitchen is the finishing touch. A side door to the kitchen makes unloading groceries a breeze!

The spacious living room with fireplace connects to an open dining room area that in turn leads back to the kitchen. Gorgeous large windows stream natural light onto hardwood floors. The hall bath boasts its pretty original ceramic wall tiles and tile mosaic floor in calming shades of green.

But wait . . . there is more!

The upstairs is a full 1290 square feet . . . but take the staircase to the basement and your jaw will drop at the 1290 MORE square feet below.

This newly refinished, spotless and dry full basement has its own separate walk-out entrance, and its own utilitarian full bath.

This lower level is all one spacious room with a fireplace and lots of windows for natural light. Here, you will have no trouble envisioning the potential to convert this level to living space!

1020 W. Monroe Street has been freshly painted throughout the interior and has a good number of updated replacement windows, and a newer roof. The current owner plans to install a new furnace in the very near future. Add all this to the improvements made in the basement, the new kitchen and half-bath, and the brick and stone exterior with pretty white shutter trim . . . and you are looking at low maintenance for years to come!

This 2,580 square foot home sits on a 200' deep, partially fenced lot with some mature trees providing shade from summer heat. An attractive stone flower box spans the front facade of the home, greeting you as you drive up the concrete drive toward the single-car garage (the garage also has a rear access car door!). Come up the brick steps and into the front door (hint: this house has the BEST doorbell!), and get ready to call this home-sweet-home.

Come take a look at all this fantastic house at 1020 W. Monroe Street has to offer ~ and make this house your home. Give Realtor Greg Rapp a call to see this home for yourself: (704) 213-6846.

1020 W Monroe Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS #3456721

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

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