June 20, 2019

BAM! Closed in FOUR DAYS! With Realtor® Greg Rapp!

We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so!  We know how hard it is to find a vintage home this clean for this price!  Listed with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, the area's historic home expert, this cute little circa 1875 house went under contract 6/14/19 and closed 6/18/19! Listed on May 6th, under contract in just over 30 days, and - YES - you read that right, this house closed in 4 days!

422 E. Fisher Street ~ a circa 1875 Victorian-era cottage, freshly painted inside and out . . . is SOLD!

Located in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, one of (10) historic districts in Salisbury North Carolina, the Shaver-Crowell House is just (3) blocks from the award-winning Historic Downtown, offering a plethora of dining, shopping, microbreweries, and arts and culture. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Shaver-Crowell-Fisher House, and classified as a contributing structure in the district.

The City of Salisbury has (10) historic districts, and homes in these districts, like this one, are eligible for Historic Preservation Grants for exterior improvements. Historic Preservation Commission oversight applies per the Design Guidelines.

It's too late to scoop up this circa 1875 cottage for yourself, but contact Realtor® Greg Rapp today at 704.231.6846 to see what other fabulous historic homes are for sale in this area of central North Carolina . . . 2 hours from the mountains and 4 hours from the ocean!

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


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June 19, 2019

Oversized 1920 Bungalow in Historic Salisbury NC - For Sale!

WOW!! You might have to look at this wonderful circa 1920 bungalow 2 or 3 times to let it all soak in! Listed with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty - and with 3,025 square feet of Arts & Crafts living space, 5 bedrooms, and 3 baths . . . this gorgeous home is almost more Victorian than bungalow, but the steeply pitched hip roof with multiple gables give this early 20th century home's bungalow roots away.

At 200 West 14th Street in Salisbury, North Carolina, just outside the borders of the North Main Street Historic District, you will first be greeted by a beautiful and large wrap-around porch with stunning mahogany floors.  We can see you now relaxing in warm fall evenings on this rocking-chair veranda in true Southern style. 

Through the handsome front door bordered by multi-pane sidelights, a formal parlor awaits, with bright wainscoting and chair rail, gleaming hardwood flooring, and its impressive fireplace with original mantel piece.

French doors take you to the formal dining room where a tall plate rail draws your eyes skyward in this 10'-ceiling room! A large opening with pretty vintage trim leads you to a den with horizontal, floor-to-ceiling wainscoting that really draws the eye into the openness of the adjoining rooms, rather than just the traditional vertical hanging. It will catch your attention right . . . and also makes picture hanging a breeze - level every time! Note the hardwood floors throughout!

In the spacious kitchen, newer custom cabinetry repeats the wainscoting theme that is found throughout this vintage home. The pretty wood floors here make an artistic statement with wood inlay diamond-shaped patterns in a deeper stain. A breakfast nook with a built-in banquette (with under-storage!) is a cozy place for informal meals and snacks. The tile backsplash makes for easy clean-up, and plenty of counterspace, a cooktop, and wall oven, are a baker's or the chef's delight!

Exit the kitchen through a pretty little breezeway or coatroom with more charming beadboard walls to a large deck to the rear of the kitchen that creates an al-fresco dining opportunity.

A first-floor bath separates the kitchen breezeway from a wonderful enclosed porch, now a sunroom, where loads of large windows with window seats stream natural light while allowing views of the landscaped rear yard. A door here also exits to the deck.

And wait . . . off the enclosed porch is a small room ideal for office or workshop.If this room is your office . . . what a delight to escape the desk for a minute and take in some fresh air and greenery!

Two of the home's five bedrooms are on the first floor. You will note that one is currently configured as a guest bedroom, while the other is home to a baby grand piano!  Upstairs, two more bedrooms, and handsome bath with dual vanities in a vintage sideboard, AND  the owner's suite are tucked into and under gables: so visually appealing! The owner's bath includes a stand-alone shower and an under-the-eaves bath with clawfoot tub - a cozy relaxation nook!

1st Floor Bedroom #1

1st Floor Bedroom #2
2nd Story Bedroom #3
2nd Story Bedroom #4

Upstairs Bath
Owner's Suite (Bedroom #5)

BONUS: The owner's suite not only has its own private bath, but it has your new favorite spot: a second-story balcony overlooking a picturesque backyard abundant with wildlife, fig trees, blueberry bushes, grape arbor, elevated garden and more.

From the balcony, you'll see two large outbuildings that could be used for almost anything: garden sheds, workshop, artist studio, man-cave/she-shed. . . let your imagination run! In addition, the deep back yard offers an expanse of raised bed gardens luxuriating in blueberry bushes, a place for your tomatoes, and more!

Just because 200 W. 14th Street is a vintage home doesn't mean that its mechanicals are vintage!  The home is equipped with THREE separate HVAC units: downstairs is gas; two upstairs units are heat pumps. A tankless water heater will save you LOADS on water heating costs! The exterior is clad with cement board (low maintenance and high longevity!) and the home got its new roof in 2005. This vintage home is ready to rock the 2020s and then some!

The North Main Historic District is an intact representation of residential architectural styles from the late 1800s through the 1930s. This same representation spills over into the surrounding neighborhood, where you can get a beautiful vintage home without the restrictions of a historic district.

So when you are looking for that old-world charm with all the updates, look at 200 W. 14th Street first ~ we promise you will be hard pressed to find better for the price!  Call Realtor Greg Rapp, Salisbury's premier real estate agent for historic properties, at 704.213.6846 for your private showing today!

200 W 14th
Street Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS# 3517552

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

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