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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