September 16, 2019

Spacious Bungalow Overlooking the Historic District - For Sale!

Wait until you see the spacious interior in this circa 1918 Arts and Crafts bungalow in the North Main Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina. Be prepared to be seriously astounded! Call Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty today - 704.213.6846 - to take a peek!

Sitting high on an elevated lot overlooking the North Main Historic Historic District corridor is 925 North Main Street, known in the National Register of Historic Places as the L. G. Hines House. 

Built about 1918 by L. G. Hines, a Southern Railway yard conductor, and occupied by Hines into the 1940s, this 2-story weather-boarded frame bungalow features a steep gable-end roof with large shed roof dormer and exposed rafter ends, and the signature heavy, tapered porch piers of many of the district's expansive bungalows. Separated from N. Main Street by an attractive stone retaining wall and an impressive staircase, it is typical of the Arts & Crafts bungalows built during the early 1900s - with a gracious veranda, large rooms, and built-in features.

The expansive front porch offers private yet wonderful views of the neighborhood. Sip your tea watching the sun set over the neighborhood from this perch over North Main Street,

A handsome beveled-glass front door leads into dual front parlors, both outfitted with French doors.

The butler's pantry, separating the spacious formal dining room and the kitchen, has a gorgeous built-in for your china collection . . . or it might make for a fabulous cocktail bar!

This two-story home, with 2,485 square feet of living space, offers two bedrooms on the main floor and and three upstairs. Yes, this is a 5-bedroom/2-bath home!

Great vintage details still remain and most of the woodwork has been left stained, a rarity in a house of this era.

A shady rear yard is very private and offers a single-car garage.

This house qualifies for fiscal assistance for exterior improvements through the City of Salisbury Historic Preservation Grant program. Located in the center of the North Main Historic District, 925 N. Main Street is just 9 blocks from the center of Salisbury's vibrant downtown, loaded with great restaurants, two micro-breweries, and fun and unique shops.

Realtor® Greg Rapp is known for his expertise in marketing historic homes and structures. Let Greg tell you the advantages, and there are plenty, of owning and living in a house built in this era. The saying, 'They don't build them like they used to!', is around for a reason . . . and could not be truer! This circa 1918 home is a solid as a rock - has been here 100+ years and will be sticking around for another 100! Call Greg today for your private showing: 704.213.6846

925 N. Main Street 
Salisbury NC, 28144 

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

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September 14, 2019

Challenging? YES! Sold? YES!

Revitalization is in full swing in the historic Chestnut Hill Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina. And trust us, we know that restoration projects are not for the faint-of-heart. So when the Historic Salisbury Foundation asked Realtor® Greg Rapp to list this circa 1900 revitalization project ~ the challenges were more than apparent!  Yet, at the asking price of $26,500 . . . this was certainly a project someone could afford to take on!  And then . . . to find that someone!

This Victorian cottage at 926 S. Jackson Street in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina is SOLD! 

This urban neighborhood, just blocks from the vibrant downtown Salisbury area, is framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrates local history, ecology, and building practices. Just to the west lies nearly 20 acres of picturesque Chestnut Hill Cemetery established in 1888 and a favorite walking trail for many today. Here you'll find the single-story 1,496 s.f. circa 1900 Victorian home on its 50' x 130' lot beside newly created neighborhood pocket park at 926 S. Jackson Street.

Why the challenge?

This home is a complete rehabilitation project, needing new wiring, new plumbing, HVAC, and repair or replacement to parts of the beautiful metal roof and trim.  The house was last a duplex before lying vacant for some time (it has the remnants of two kitchens!), and needed to be restored to a single-family residence. 

926 S. Jackson Street from 2012 Google Photo. House to the right is now demolished.

This neighborhood is part of the historic fabric of Salisbury and is an area that:
• encourages citizens to take responsibility for the neighborhood’s maintenance; 
• is compact and pedestrian friendly;
• has many daily-living activities within walking distance, and interconnected streets designed to encourage walking and reduced length of car trips;
• has a broad range of housing types and price levels;
• and is along transit corridors that link neighborhoods and connect to the urban center of Salisbury.

Challenging . . . but . . .

Sound infrastructure should not be taken for granted. Successful communities need streets and transportation; water, wastewater, and stormwater systems; open space; lighting; and utility infrastructure, and ALL this in place in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Attracting new buyers to this cusp neighborhood is the catalyst to the revival movement that is already taking place here. Neighbors and new homeowners are generating a sense of community among residents and establishing stability in the neighborhood for the long-term well-being and revitalization effort.  Realtor Greg Rapp knew that the right buyer could see the advantages of investment here.

The difference between a vision that is implemented and a vision that remains, well, just a vision, is 926 S. Jackson Street.  The Historic Salisbury Foundation listed with Greg Rapp because, as the area's historic property expert, they know that he has that vision and the ability to articulate it to interested buyers.  The moral of the story:  What seemed like a daunting task, a challenged historic home in a neighborhood on the cusp of revitalization . . . is now an accomplished task, thanks to Greg Rapp.

Ready to be a part of the revitalization wave in Salisbury, North Carolina?  Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to be that vital part of the community!

926 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS #3485760
$26,500 SOLD

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

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September 11, 2019

Under Contract in Just 3 Days! List YOUR Vintage Home with Realtor® Greg Rapp!

The Arts & Crafts Bungalow reflects the architectural movement of their day, designed to counter the excess of the Victorian period by returning to the past when handicrafts displayed the laborer’s personal involvement in the work. The results are one of America's longest standing and most popular residential architectural style. And Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty had a wonderful circa 1917 specimen for sale in Salisbury, North Carolina ~ BUT . . . IT IS SOLD!

Greg listed this fabulous circa 1917 Craftsman Bungalow at 907 N. Main Street in the heart of the North Main Historic District on June 28th, 2019 . . . and three days later it was under contract! The deal closed one month after the listing went live, and at $35,000+ over tax value!

Greg Rapp is widely recognized as the Salisbury/Rowan area's most knowledgeable real estate agent when it comes to vintage and historic homes and buildings. His success is no accident!  Experienced in vintage home renovation from inside-out, Greg brings this level of expertise to both buyers and sellers of older homes.  In addition, Greg is deeply entrenched in the community, and brings this area knowledge to the table as well.

Located in North Main Historic District907 N. Main Street is SOLD . . . but give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call, and let him find you your perfect historic home.  Why?  Because "They don't build them like they used to!" might sound cliche, but you'll quickly learn that these wonderful homes have stood the test of time for a reason.  Let Greg show you why!

Selling your vintage home? Greg Rapp's services are a must! Call today: 704.213.6846. 

907 N. Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
$169,900 SOLD

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

September 09, 2019

1915 Craftsman Bungalow in desirable Fulton Heights Neighborhood - FOR SALE.

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.

Here are just a few of the bullet points that make this circa 1915 Arts & Crafts Bungalow special. . .

• 2,335 Square Feet!
• (2) story!
• (4) Bedrooms!
• Private parking alley!
• (2) spacious living rooms!
• Formal dining room!
• Master on Main Level!!
• HUGE master bath!
• Open Floor Plan!
• Mega-closets! (6 upstairs alone!!)
• Totally renovated 2010!
• Vinyl siding, metal roof, new electrical system!
• Awesome front porch!
• Fenced back yard!
• Awesome neighborhood!

. . . under $190,000!!!! Give your #OldHouseGuy Greg Rapp a call or text to see it in person: 704.213.6846.

Need more? Read on!

Notably, this 2-story 2,335 square foot home sits aloft on an elevated lot overlooking Wiley Avenue. 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 wonderfully 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  located in the heart of the desirable Fulton Heights Neighborhood.

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 the 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 won't 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 #3548238

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

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September 08, 2019

Fantastic 5-Suite Commercial Building in Historic Downtown Salisbury!

Realtor Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty has listed one of downtown's more attractive historic commercial buildings for sale! What an opportunity to have your business, AND investment property, located in this prime location in the heart of thriving Salisbury, North Carolina.

Welcome to 205 East Council Street!

This beautiful brick single-story office building offers 11,116 square feet with (5) office or retail suites. The building, circa 1946, was originally an automobile dealership, and then became the garages for Flowers Bakery delivery trucks - the business that once occupied building across the street now known as East Square Artworks. 
1940s Automobile Advertisement

Spanning the entire width of the block along East Council Street in Salisbury between North Lee Street and Dept Street, this is one of the more impressive building in the downtown historic district. Although a vintage building with a story to tell, it has a distinctive modern flair and has been immaculately maintained.  The building went through a world-class renovation in the mid-1990s and remains one of most prestigious buildings in Salisbury.

A handsome domed roof covers Suite A (1,340 sf at $1,100/monthly lease), Suite B (2,126 sf at $1,800/monthly lease), Suite C (3,694 sf at $3,500/monthly lease, and Suites D & E both offering 918 sf and leasing at $650/month. The height of the domed roof provides graciously high ceilings in each suite, and the smaller Suites D & E have loft spaces! A long center hallway divides the spaces where common restrooms can be found. (Suite B has its own restrooms.) All suites are pre-wired for telephone and data connections and are wired for security systems. Tenants pay electric and gas utilities and security system; landlord pays water, sewage and trash collection.
This stellar building has been well maintained, most recently with the installation of new awnings and two new air conditioning units. Very nicely landscaped, the property even includes a planted park-like courtyard with seating. The east wall features built-in brick outdoor planter boxes planted with evergreens.

205 East Council Street offers another highly coveted amenity in Salisbury's downtown:


The building provides two private parking lots, is situated close to THREE other municipal lots and plenty of on-street parking.  The on-site lots include curbing and walkways - part of the downtown Pedestrian Plan - with attractive pedestrian level street lighting at the front facade.

You will be hard-pressed to find another building with this much parking, a valued commodity in Salisbury! Suite's A & B are currently leased, and at full capacity, the potential capitalization rate of 7% at full occupancy. Suite D currently is available, and at the close of September 2019, Suites C & E will be available.

You already know that 205 East Council Street is centrally located in the Historic Downtown municipal district, but did you know that this building is not even one city block from a popular local brewery, plenty of restaurants, the historic Amtrak station at the Salisbury Depot, the bus station, and the central business and commercial district.  The Rowan County Court House is just a few blocks away and the Rail Walk Arts District is a stone's throw to the north, with art galleries, community theatre, and another local micro-brewery. Interstate-85 is less than a mile from the building.

Now . . . we've yet to tell you the best part of 205 East Council Street's story!  Listed at $850,000, this fabulous building is priced FAR below its $1,252,831 tax value!!  Over $400K lower than its tax value!  

What are YOU waiting for?  If it is the opportunity to own a fantastic, move-in ready, 5-suite commercial building in the center of a vibrant historic downtown  - THIS IS IT!  Call Realtor® Greg Rapp today: 704.213.6846 for a walk-through!  Let's do this!

205 E. Council Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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

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