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 

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