June 27, 2021

The Circa 1868 Stewart-Marsh House is For Sale!

West Square Historic District, also known as the Salisbury Historic District, is one of Salisbury, North Carolina's most prestigious neighborhoods.

When Salisbury, North Carolina was laid out as the new county seat, it was divided into four quadrants by the intersection of the primary axis of the streets now known as Innes and Main Street.  The town plan was clarified into a grid system that remains largely unaltered today.  By the middle of the 19th century, the "great western ward" had become the most fashionable residential quadrant.  In 1857, the Fayetteville Observer described the West Square as "the part of town where the best dwellings are located."  In the West Square, you'll find the circa 1868 Stewart Marsh House at 220 S. Ellis Street!  Let Realtor® Greg Rapp | Salisbury Real Estate LLC give you a tour!

The Stewart-Marsh House, built during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War, is a Federal-style 2-story frame structure three bays wide and one bay deep with a gabled roof and two exterior single-shouldered chimneys on each gabled end.  A meticulously kept brick walk leads you to the handsome one-story pedimented gabled portico that shelters the entry. 

The home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Inside the front door, a center hall is flanked by the formal living room to the right and a beautiful knotty-pine walled den at the left, each with original fireplaces, mantels, & original wood floors.  

A formal dining room between the living room and kitchen streams natural light with a large window array. Our favorite spot: The screened porch off the living room offers a shady retreat with cool breezes in summer. 

The first floor fireplaces are their original soft brick. (Two upstairs fireplaces were removed at some point.) A wood-walled storage closet under the staircase still has its original lock and key.

Back through the center hall, you'll find the one and two-story additions that were built onto the rear portion of the original 4-room house over the years.  Here you'll find the kitchen with Corian counters, loads of cupboards, and an adorable breakfast nook with double banquette seating. The kitchen opens to a sitting room that was originally a porch, evident from the slope of the ceiling. This offers French doors that lead to a charming rear deck overlooking pristine gardens.  Just off this sitting room you'll find the first floor bedroom, currently used as an office, that offers the home's third full bath and dual closets. This would make a wonderful main-floor owners' suite.

A wide turned staircase  leads to a galleried landing flanked by the two upper bedrooms. Each of these bedrooms once had sleeping porches facing the sweeping back yard.  These porches have been converted to spacious bathrooms, offering a beautiful private bath for each room.

This beautiful home features many original wood floors, relatively narrow planked on the main floor and wide-planked upstairs. One of the upstairs bedrooms features its original wide wooden board ceiling. Most of the window are original 6-over-6, with almost square panes of glass.

A wide swath of undulating concrete drive leads to a cottage-style detached garage with second-story storage room, surrounded by the deep back yard resplendent with garden flowers and foliage. The garage has water and natural gas plumbed to the building (but not yet connected).

This immaculate home with many original details has been featured twice in the annual OctoberTour™ historic home tour sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. The current owners have kept this vintage home in immaculate condition both inside and out and have taken great pride in preserving its historic integrity. The Stewart-Marsh House, while nestled in the desirable West Square Neighborhood, is close to many downtown amenities: library, shopping, restaurants, museums and galleries, and the City's new $12 million central park (www.BellTowerGreen.com). Call Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC to schedule an appointment to view this fine home in person.  704.213.6846: Own a piece of history!

Stewart Marsh House circa 1868
220 S. Ellis Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

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