October 21, 2021

Restored Circa 1925 Bungalow in Prestigious West Square Historic District - Salisbury NC ~ for SALE!


This opportunity is nearly like no other!  Yes, it is a circa 1925 bungalow, and 1920s bungalows can be found across the country.  But THIS outstanding 1925 Arts and Crafts is all about location, in addition to its fabulous upgrades and restoration!  Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC is offering this fine 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home for under $300,000!  Just listen to these fabulous details . . .

Welcome to 418 W. Monroe Street, with handsome Flemish bond brick, in the heart of Salisbury's prestigious West Square Historic District. 

This beautiful Arts & Crafts home has undergone extensive restoration and renovation and is move-in-ready.  Newly fully restored and refurbished, this bungalow-style home has retained its charming vintage look on the exterior, yet the interior is fresh with both original and new crisp, contemporary details!

Before you even enter, the newly installed stamped concrete drive and parking pad is a sharp, clean addition that offers wonderful off-street parking.  

A brick path leading into the newly fenced front yard further takes you on up to everyone's favorite: the expansive rocking-chair front porch for your year-round enjoyment.

Enter through the cheerful yellow front door with handsome Arts & Crafts sidelights. Here you'll find a handsome living room to the left, with original cleanly whitewashed brick fireplace with open walls that peer into the kitchen behind.  Original, and unusual, 7-over-1 windows in the living and dining rooms offer loads of warm sunlight. 

Bright gleaming marble countertops in the kitchen create a clean glow. Here again, symmetrical open walls flank and frame the whitewashed exposed brick chimney in a stunning focal point.

A primary bedroom suite has been created on the main level, with large walk-in closet and full bath. Upstairs, 3 more bedrooms feature original 4-over-one windows and the addition of more HUGE extra closets.

The yard at a 418 W. Monroe Street is like that of a fairytale cottage, which translates to minimal upkeep!  A handsome brick courtyard at the rear of the home, surrounded by high privacy fence,may be your new favorite al fresco dining spot! 


The West Square neighborhood is one of Salisbury's (10) historic districts radiating from the center of town, and is filled with lovely sidewalks, huge shade trees, and an unbelievable collection of beautifully restored and maintained vintage homes: 418 W. Monroe Street is one of them!  The home overlooks the community's landmark Hambley-Wallace Mansion across the street, and is surrounded by other wonderfully appointed homes.

This must-see home is just 4 blocks from the public library and Salisbury's impressive new $13-million-dollar central park: The Bell Tower Green. Two more blocks and you're in the heart of the downtown with theatres, art galleries, eateries, bars, and specialty shops. Neighbors will tell you that downtown living is wonderful ~ where the sounds of church bells mark the hour, mature pin oaks shade the streets, and historic homes and buildings surround you! When you call Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate to see this wonderful home, plan some extra time to walk the park, shop the shops, and grab a bite to eat or a craft beer from one of Salisbury's two award-winning microbreweries. You won't be disappointed!

418 W. Monroe Street is just a 1.5 miles from Interstate-85 that makes travel a cinch . . . and speaking of travel, the Amtrak depot in the Historic Salisbury Station is also just one mile away.  One hour north or south and you are in popular metropolitan areas: Charlotte, Greensboro, or Winston-Salem, yet in Salisbury you don't suffer the dense traffic that accompany these larger cities. You can visit their sports venues, museums, culture, and nightlife in a day-trip and return to the peace and quiet of Salisbury by evening!  The Blue Ridge Mountains are just a 2-hour drive, and the North Carolina coastline with its beautiful sandy beaches is a 4-or 5-hour drive.  You CAN have it all!

If you are ready for your dream home, with low maintenance exterior, brand new interior, and the ideal location in the prestigious West Square . . . the time is NOW to call Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC!  Book your private showing for 418 W. Monroe Street by calling 704.213.6846 today!

418 W. Monroe Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
CMLS #3794090

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704.213.6846 Mobile 

October 03, 2021

Cottage in Historic Neighborhood Offer Fantastic Features ~ For Sale!

Driving down Mitchell Avenue in the historic Fulton Heights neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina, you are already impressed by the vintage bungalows, the planted street median, and the wonderful shade trees. 325 Mitchell Avenue is one of these darling bungalows, set back from the road and cute as a button. But don't let first impressions fool you! What looks like an adorable circa 1956 cottage opens up to an amazing interior with a wonderful open feel and flow. Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC can tell you more . . . but read on ~ !

This is a fantastic opportunity in live in the highly desirable Fulton Heights neighborhood. This cottage-style home offers old world charm with a sweet front sitting porch (with porch swing!!) and huge shade trees. Yet inside this 1750 square-foot home, you are greeted by the front parlor with original fireplace and hardwood floors, opening through arched doorways to the kitchen/dining combo room.  This freshly painted parlor features beautiful original windows and trim, and chair rail.  

The kitchen/dining area is freshly painted, light and airy space with loads of counter and cupboard space! Tile floor in this room offers easy clean-up! A pass-through over the kitchen sink overlooks the immense great room at the rear of the house. The washer/dryer closet is located here. Another handsome arch walks opens to the great room.

The truly huge great room promises to be your favorite gathering spot ~ with gorgeous, sink-your-feet-in, new wall-to-wall carpet.  There is plenty of space here for comfy couches and overstuffed chairs. The entire east wall features a bank of windows streaming natural light, and rear windows overlook the large back deck and deep, shady backyard.

Off the great room is the primary bedroom suite, with carpeted floor and bath with shower and dual vanities.  Two more bedrooms round out the sleeping situation here, and one more freshly painted full bath with pretty tile floor. 

Step outside, where you are sure to be enjoying year-round al-fresca dining and entertaining on the large wood deck, and step down to a rear lawn that just goes on and on in a fenced-in backyard.  Beautiful shade trees offer canopy to enjoy gardening, picnics, and play.  A tiny path leads to the rear outbuilding.

A neighborhood alley runs from side-street to side-street along the back of the property, and at the outbuilding at 325 Mitchell Avenue is off-alley two-car parking space. The alley offers near-private parking and rear access to the neighborhood homes.

325 Mitchell Avenue sports a new roof installed in 2017. That gorgeous carpet is brand new carpet as is the fresh paint in kitchen, family, and living rooms. Fulton Heights is a historic neighborhood with walk-friendly sidewalks, old growth trees, and its own park. 

This wonderful 3-bedroom/2-bath home is located close to Salisbury's Veterans Administration and Novant Health Medical centers, lots of area shopping, and Salisbury's historic downtown. The vibrant downtown area offers two micro-breweries, three community play-houses, a nationally accredited art gallery, museums, multiple dining options, specialty shops and more.  But Salisbury's new pride and joy is the new $13M "Bell Tower Green" central park in the heart of uptown. 

Fulton Heights is a zoned Historic District, one of the 10 historic districts in Salisbury, however does not fall under city oversight guidelines. 

If this darling, yet deceiving, cottage is calling your name, call Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC for your private showing.  You will fall in love, we promise!  704.213.6846

325 Mitchell Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

August 20, 2021

Victorian Cottage ~ Circa 1885 ~ For Sale & Move in Ready

This absolute charmer of a Victorian Vernacular Cottage, circa 1885, in Salisbury, North Carolina's Brooklyn South Square Historic District is move-in ready, and is perhaps the cutest home you've ever seen! And Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC, the area's expert agent representing vintage and historic homes, is the one to call: 704.213.6846 ~ but check out the details!

Welcome to 309 S. Shaver Street!

This Victorian era cottage defies cookie-cutter categorization. Although built in the Victorian architectural era, this single-story, circa 1885 cottage is cleanly designed without the embellishments of Queen Anne or other Victorian styles. Yet the design elements are there: a home framed by twin chimneys, a deep front porch with handsome pillars, the front door with its glass sidelights, long center hallway framed by symmetrical 15' x 15' front parlors, 10-foot ceilings, and many other vintage details.

This circa 1885 South Shaver Street home has the center hallway design of many single story Victorian homes, creating a wonderful open feel in the house. The rear part of the hallway may have at one time been a porch, and we love the array of windows that now let so much natural light into the generous space.  This bright central space is wide enough that we can picture a home with a computer desk and an arrangement of houseplants and greenery. The center hallway culminates in a cute little laundry room at the back of the home. Note the original plank walls!  Nothing says vintage home like 1880s plank wall material!

The mint kitchen is another bright spot in this home, with custom cabinets, gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a skylight streaming natural daylight into this efficient space!

The dining room off the kitchen boasts its original fireplace with brick hearth and mirrored mantel piece, one of two in the home, and original chair rail.. The second fireplace is in the front parlor across the hall. Both chimneys have been rebuilt.  You will also note the remarkable number of electrical outlets in each room, a very nice feature of the restoration of this home that brings it into 21st century modern lifestyle living!  (The front parlor could be used as a third bedroom, but has no closet.)

This super charming 2-bedroom / 2-bath (one missing its clawfoot tub) home retains lots of original details, and you will love its cheerful open feel.

The Owner's Suite has its own full private bath with lovely ceramic tile floors, plenty of storage space, and a walk-in shower.

Outside, you'll be picking your own peaches from the two peach trees in the white picket fenced front yard.  The extra deep back yard, surrounded with shade trees, is enclosed with stockade-style fencing, a great privacy screen and place for children to play or pets to run freely. This fence also clearly delineates the boundaries of the shared driveway, a common feature in the historic neighborhoods in Salisbury.

Nestled between the house and the expansive back yard is a super-cute large outbuilding or small barn that looks like it fell right out of a story book! The space between this barn and the home creates a wonderful outdoor patio room.

309 S. Shaver Street is in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District in Salisbury, NC. There is an active neighborhood association (voluntary participation) that keeps neighbors up-to-date on city happenings and creates a great communication channel for its residents.  This area of the neighborhood was the site of the infamous Civil War Prison ~ lots of history to be found here!

Brooklyn South Square is one of ten designated historic districts in Salisbury listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Like the nine other historic districts, the neighborhood is just beyond the central Historic Downtown, a historic district in and of itself.  

When you make 309 S.Shaver Street your home, you will be a hop-skip-&-jump from unique shops, farmers market, many locally owned restaurants, theaters with revolving play and musical productions, and art galleries.  Salisbury boasts a large independent book store, two local coffee shops, and a fabulous bakery with cupcakes to die for!  Purchase a bicycle at Skinny Wheels Bike Shop and take part in the community bike rides on Sunday afternoons.  Each June, grab a lawn chair and take in the free outdoor performance by the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony at the annual Pops-at-the-Post.  

So, you're looking for a super-cute historic house? A REALLY super-cute historic house? This home has been completely restored and might be just the one for you!!!!! Call Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC at 704.213.6846 to see this circa 1885 ~ move-in-ready ~ home for yourself!

Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS #3773202

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile