November 02, 2019

To Demolish or Not to Demolish. That Was the Question. SOLD!

1408 S. Fulton Street. " Where?", people ask. "That house . . . at the end of Fulton Street." And then the discussion, and the arguments, would start to fly.

1408 S. Fulton Street is perched at the edge of the Fulton Heights National Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina, one of Salisbury's more desirable neighborhoods brimming with vintage homes, cottage gardens, a park, and a grid of walkable sidewalks. 1408 S. Fulton Street has also been a mistreated and endangered property, its 100+ years of structure showing its age.

A good many neighbors and citizens wanted the 1,966 square foot bungalow demolished, a 'blight on the neighborhood' they said. But just as many, if not more in preservation-conscious Salisbury, wanted the structure saved.

Thanks to Historic Salisbury Foundation and its Revolving Fund, and MUCH contentious discussion, the home was stabilized. HSF contact historic house expert Greg Rapp to sell the home. "Simple!", you might say, or "End of story!", yes? NO!

One of Fulton Heights earlier homes, this circa 1914 home needed a complete restoration! It undoubtedly has the potential to be a lovely 4-bedroom/3-bath home. Other attractive (and redeeming) features include the deep back yard, the beautiful pink granite foundation, and the large front porch and an area at the rear of the house that would be a perfect spot for a deck patio.

BUT . . . This house needed everything. One entire floor was missing from a room at the rear of the home. Folks were advised to bring a flashlight and watch your step!

To make matters more challenging, the home was being sold AS-IS / Cash Only. No 'Sight-Unseen' offers would be accepted. AND Historic Salisbury Protective Covenants and Restrictions would be placed on the deed once the house was sold.

Challenging, you say? Not for Realtor® Greg Rapp. Greg, noted as the area's #1 marketer of historic and vintage homes, listed this home for sale on 08/09/2019, and had it under contract by 09/30/2019. The sale closed on 10/17/2019.

THAT, friends, is not the end of the story, either, but it is the end of this chapter! Now to watch the structure transform into a truly renovated vintage home.

List your vintage or historic home with Greg Rapp when you want fast results and an agent that understands how to sell these special homes that have withstood the test of time. THAT, friends, is the end of story.

1408 S. Fulton Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS #3538790
$30,000  SOLD!!!

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

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