September 16, 2020

Listed on Day #1 ~ Sold on Day #2 ~ with Realtor Greg Rapp

Realtor® Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty in Salisbury, North Carolina listed this "brand new" house, gift wrapped in its original shell on July 5, and on July 6th, this lovely nearly 2000 square-foot circa 1927 Craftsman farmhouse was under contract.  Today, it is SOLD!  215 S. Shaver Street is more than just renovated. This home went through a major gut-job . . . so everything, and we mean everything, is brand new, with one of the most successful blendings of old and new we've seen in a while.  No wonder, between this and Rapp's prowess at marketing vintage homes, this sold so quickly!

Welcome to 215 S. Shaver Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.

This 2-story 3-bedroom/2-bath vintage home, listed with historic home specialist Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, is picture perfect! Gleaming paint within and without, sparkling metal roof, beautiful landscaping, enclosed in the white picket fence synonymous with the American Dream. The home has a new and totally awesome floor plan with large rooms throughout. And although this is a 1927 home . . .it's practically NEW!

The improvements were many! Where should we start? Perhaps with the brand new metal roof? Check. The brand new water heater? Check.  Brand new HVAC systems, plumbing, and electrical wiring systems? Check! New kitchen and baths? Check!!! First floor owners' suite with new bath? Check, check, and CHECK!!!!! Many homes of this era are simply not insulated, but here ~ 215 S. Shaver Street has all new blown-in insulation.  And if all this were not enough, there are new ceiling fan light fixtures throughout the home.

Now, you old-house aficionados . . . don't you fret! Many original details remain! Many of the walls are the beautiful tongue and groove wainscoting, congruous to the period. Many of the original 4-over-1 windows are in place. Charming period mantel pieces remain over the three original fireplaces (non-functional). The wood floors, now beautifully refinished, are original.

We fell in love with the new open-style kitchen that overlooks the formal dining room. The kitchen is dressed in pretty tile backsplash and outfitted with new appliances. Pretty sidelights on either side of the stove that look out over the back landscape are a nice touch. A small enclosed rear porch leads to a rear deck off the kitchen.

The owners' suite on the main level offers a large walk-in closet and new bathroom with pretty tiled walk-in shower. You'll also find a new combination laundry room & half bath on the main level.

Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms and full bathroom with an additional small open office area.

This historic Shaver Street home is loaded with curb appeal, from its deep rocking chair front porch, with its brick and architectural wood pillars, to its fresh coat of paint ~ and that handsome black metal roof! The large yard and grounds have been completely and meticulously newly landscaped, and towering mature trees offer picturesque dappled shade.

215 S. Shaver Street is located adjacent to the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, one of Salisbury's TEN historic districts. This means that surrounding homes are all from a bygone era and the neighborhood is chock-full of charm. But because this vintage home is near but not within a designated historic district, City of Salisbury Historic Design Guidelines (and restrictions!) do not apply.

This home is wonderfully situated just blocks from the the vibrant uptown area of Salisbury, and close to the Farmers' Market, two local breweries, two community theaters, and a plethora of restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the public library. Need to travel? When you live at 215 S. Shaver Street, you have easy (less than a mile) to Interstate-85 and the Amtrak Station in the famous Salisbury Depot is just blocks away.

Even though this historic Shaver Street home is SOLD, now is the perfect time to call or text Realtor® Greg Rapp to locate other historic homes for sale.  Even better . . . if you are considering selling your vintage home, call Greg NOW while the market is hot!  We promised that 215 Shaveer Street would not linger on the market.  Let;s make that promise on YOUR house! 704.213.6846 is the number to call! 

215 S Shaver Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS# 3637773
$185,000 SOLD

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

September 11, 2020

Circa 1875 Post Civil War Reconstruction Era Victorian SOLD ~ by Greg Rapp / Wallace Realty

In May of 2020, Realtor Greg Rapp listed another fabulous vintage home awaiting a new dawn! This unique country home restoration project was a special opportunity to own a Post Civil War Reconstruction-Era Victorian (with a story!) and surrounding acreage.  Within seven weeks, this beautiful property was under contract, and is now SOLD!  Are you and old-house lover?  Call Greg at Wallace Realty at 704.213.6846 to learn about other potential historic home opportunities in the Salisbury/Rowan!

Rolling southwest from Salisbury down the undulating country roads of Rowan County, North Carolina, you'll spot many a vintage home ~ some fabulously maintained . . . others . . . not so much! Oak View Farm, with its sprawling circa 1875 farm house at 1076 Deal Road, is one of these.

Built when Ulysses S. Grant was still president, this 2,454 square-foot farmhouse with two barns on 3.5 acres of property awaits your vision and elbow grease. Not for the faint of heart (or wallet), this ancestral home needed a complete restoration from top to bottom, interior to exterior, and any and all original details must be kept intact!

This Mooresville, NC home was originally a two-story Victorian vernacular farmhouse. The impressive front-projecting 2-story bay addition with its wrap-around hexagonal porch was an early change to the structure. The single story ell at the rear was added onto over the years and includes the kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a canning and curing room. The meat curing room is on the list of rooms that must be retained, and would make a great pantry!

Some original interior details remain, such as original beadboard walls in some rooms. Three bedrooms are on the second level, one in the front bay wing. These windows, many retain their original 'wavy' glass, and view of the countryside are enchanting!

The grounds were clearly once gardened: remnants of iris, fragrant chinaberry trees, and daffodils abound, yet due to recent property clearing and bush-hogging, little remains. What a grand sight this home probably once was in its heyday to the traveler rounding the sway of the then-dirt road on horseback or wagon. (Recall: Even the electric streetcar would not come to Salisbury NC until 1903-1905, rail was the prominent mode of travel to get around the country, and the automotive industry in the United States would not get a foothold until the first half of the twentieth century.)

Make no mistake about it, this home needed serious restoration work including foundation, chimneys, structural, ALL mechanical systems (i.e. heat/AC, plumbing, electric, etc.). Yet . . . the new owner has already begun the restoration process. We are thrilled to know this house will be saved and restored to its former grandeur.

1076 Deal Road is approximately equidistant from the North Carolina cities of Salisbury and Concord, and from the Interstate highways 77 and 85. This means easy access to shopping, restaurants, farmers markets, entertainment, public libraries, arts & culture, and more. Enjoy that idyllic country life while having near access to city amenities.

Preservation specialist Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty often has the scoop on what historic properties are available in the Rowan County area of North Carolina.  If you have that dream of owning an old house, with all its quality construction and characteristics, call Greg at 704.213.6846 to get the ball rolling. Then . . . let's roll up those sleeves and get started!

1076 Deal Road
Mooresville NC 28155
CMLS #3619623
$75,000 [tax value: $105,783]  SOLD!!

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