December 25, 2020

Wishing you a joyous holiday!

Have a joyous holiday one and all!  Thank you for a wonderful year, despite our interesting times!  You're the reason I love my job!

Celebrate with me, the coming of a new year!

Warm regards,

December 01, 2020

Circa 1820 Victorian Farmhouse with 47 Acres ~ Under Contract in 41 Days ~ and SOLD!

Picture this: A private circa 1820/1902 Victorian farmstead on 47+ wooded, rolling acres in the countryside of central North Carolina, lush with native plants, and with its own stream. Picture horses grazing, and chickens pecking in the yard. Picture fall evenings on a wrap-around veranda, and lazy late summer afternoons in the hammock with a favorite read. Picture soaring ceilings, vintage fireplaces, and wide plank floors. Picture a sunroom with an abundance of plants and books for winter wiling-away the hours. Yes! The Barger Farm, with its uncomplicated luxury, is what you're envisioning...and now . . . PICTURE IT SOLD!!! Realtor® Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty made this vision come to life for one lucky buyer!

Featured in 'The Architecture of Rowan County - A Catalog and History of Surviving 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Century Structures (Davyd Foard Hood), The Barger Farm at 4575 Brown Road in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina was historically a multi-acre farm, a tract of land originally owned by Lord Granville (The Granville District essentially encompassed the northern half of North Carolina, circa 1729), whose home has stood the test of time.  Greg Rapp sold this home in 41 days!

This property was not without its challenges.  
  • It's an old house!! 
  • While it came with 47 acres, the property has a Three Rivers Land Trust Conservation Easement which places restrictions on the property's use.
  • The house had previously been listed with another real estate agent for 300+ days!
The sellers said that within the 40 days it was listed with Greg Rapp, there were more showings of this fantastic property than the original listing had in nearly a year....and today it is sold!  

2-story, 3,075 square-foot Victorian on 47 acres is not for everyone, but Greg Rapp's expertise with vintage homes, and connecting with buyers, made this happen. Not only does Greg's marketing plan glean success when it comes to vintage homes, but Greg also has the expertise to traverse the sale of an older home: Understanding construction techniques that were used 100 years ago (and explaining them to inspectors and appraisers!) is part of what makes Greg successful in selling these special homes and properties.

So . . . get your phone out, and call Greg Rapp / Wallace Realty to start the wheels rolling in selling YOUR house.  It doesn't have to be a challenging Victorian for Greg to get it SOLD!  The integrated marketing plan makes the magic happen: 704.213.6846

4575 Brown Road
Mt Ulla NC 28125
CMLS #3651645
$575,000  SOLD

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

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Tudor-Style Cottage - Circa 1934 - Offers Storybook Appeal

Just wait until you see this stunning English Tudor in the desirable Fulton Heights Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina! Let Greg Rapp, Realtor with Wallace Realty, take you on a storybook adventure!

Not only is this one of the sweetest houses, with its unique Tudor styling on this popular tree-lined street with planted medians through the center ~ this circa 1935 2-story home at 502 Mitchell Avenue has just about everything going for it! Let's start with the exterior!

You can't mistake the traditional Tudor styling: A brick home with a steeply pitched roof, and a variety of tall windows, with the look of a storybook cottage. Here, all the exterior wood has been freshly repainted. A handsome brick walk leads to the off-center formal front entry, while a beautifully planted path dips to the back yard, furthering the storybook feeling . . . like you're dropping down into Alice's rabbit hole adventures in Wonderland*. This path takes you to a brick and concrete patio partially covered by pergola ~ overlooking a meandering, sloping expanse of garden and back lawn accessed by a sweet iron gate and brick staircase. Mature trees offer dappled shade in this pretty and private rear yard. Swept away yet? Let's go inside!

In the front door, you'll be impressed immediately by the gorgeous original oak flooring. The spacious living room with original brick fireplace mantel and a trio of 6-over-one windows offering loads of natural light flows through French doors into the dining room, another beautiful space with large windows.

Our favorite room, and perhaps it will be your's, is the sunroom with a wonderful skylight feature and a fabulous curved multi-paned window that uniquely opens inward ~ more storybook appeal! The east wall of this room is all more multi-paned windows and pretty exposed, painted brick.

The sunlit kitchen offers so many terrific features! New hand-hewn wood counter tops, a farmhouse sink, and an efficient layout that includes a pass-through bar to the butler's pantry that doubles as a small breakfast room with breakfast-bar seating and built-in cupboards.

Upstairs you'll find two bedrooms and a full bath and half-bath. The full bath features pretty beadboard wainscoting with chair rail, common in a home of this era, and pretty decorative tile. The owners' suite features a spacious sitting room with a charming little window seat and two cedar-lined closets. You might note vintage radiators here and there throughout the home, now disconnected, but adding to the historic charm of the home. 

But wait...we are not finished with our interior tour!

A walk-out basement completes your living space at 502 Mitchell Avenue! The dry basement, currently used as workshop area, could easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom. The basement doors lead out to that pretty patio.

This all-brick home has been well-maintained . . . and it shows. The home had a new roof installed in 2007 and new HVAC units in 2016. Bathrooms are both updated.

Fulton Heights is one of ten Historic Districts in Salisbury but has no HOA or rules. This popular walkable neighborhood, supported by a strong neighborhood association that hosts parties, picnics, and parades, is close in proximity to downtown Salisbury's amenities including public library, unique shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries, theaters, two micro-breweries, and the new Bell Tower Green central downtown park which is currently under construction (expected completion Spring 2021).

Are you ready to start your own storybook adventure? Call Realtor Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty ~ 704.213.6846 ~ and let's start turning the pages!

502 Mitchell Avenue
Salisbury NC 28144

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

*Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the pen name of Oxford mathematician, logician, photographer and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, is famous the world over for his fantastic classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Through the Looking Glass," "The Hunting of the Snark," "Jabberwocky," and "Sylvie and Bruno."