May 20, 2021

Unique Circa 1925 Artist's Bungalow Sold!

Nestled into an idyllic corner of the North Main Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina, sits a unique circa 1925 Arts & Crafts bungalow.  From the front facade, elevated from the sidewalk with a small set of brick steps, the home resembles many another bungalow with its shutter windows, azaleas and rose bushes, and gracious rocking chair porch with stately columns. But 120 E Miller Street has a surprise within! 

In 1960, a pair of sisters owned the now 2284 square-foot J. E. Blalock House.  It came to be so spacious as the sisters essentially added a second home abutted to the original Miller Street bungalow.  Unlike the common duplex, each sister had their own 'apartment', but living spaces flow from one to the other, not divided by separating walls. So, yes, two kitchens, two living rooms, two baths, and four bedrooms, seamlessly flowing from one to the other with a long stretch of sunlit windows.

In recent years, the reclusive artist Kenneth Koskela lived in the home, using the second apartment as studio and workspace, surrounded by a massive library of art, architecture, and history books, and a plethora of art supplies.

Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC listed the historic J. E. Blalock House, with its beautiful heart of pine floors and Craftsman features like the matching windows besides the fireplace in the living room, the unique window styling for a buffet in the dining room and the original circa 1930s kitchen cabinets, on April 10th. . . and this unique dwelling was under contract by April 14th.  Yes, it needed TLC but buyers saw the potential here in this striking home. Today, new owners move into this historic home!

The J. E. Blalock house is listed on the National Register of Historic Districts and is located in Salisbury's North Main Historic District directly behind the historic ca. 1799 John Steele House on what was once the Lombardy Plantation.  Changes to the exterior must be approved by the City of Salisbury's Historic Preservation Commission.  

So many homes in Salisbury, North Carolina ~ particularly in the (10) historic districts that radiate from the center of town, are located close to a variety of amenities including public library, art gallery, two breweries, multiple restaurants, theaters, and boutique shops.  And when you list your home with Greg Rapp / Salisbury Real Estate ~ you have the advantage of a a real estate agent who KNOWS THE AREA and can share with your potential buyers the beauty and benefits of living in Salisbury NC! Call Greg today to list YOUR home:  704.213.6846  

Homes are selling lightning fast ~ use the agent who can maneuver the process in step with the speed you need!  GREG RAPP | SALISBURY REAL ESTATE LLC | 704.213.6846

120 E Miller Street
Salisbury NC 28144-3616
$129,000  SOLD!!!

Greg Rapp 
704.213.6846 | 

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