July 23, 2021

Gutted Grandeur? No Problem. Circa 1896 Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House SOLD ~ with Greg Rapp Realtor

It certainly isn't every day that a property this unique comes on the market....or that the average real estate agent is in a position to market something so incredibly different: A highly visual historic landmark, a potential residence situated in a largely commercial area, granite stone architecture including a two-story tower and wrap-around porch . . . and almost nothing, save for a few original details, inside.

Yes ~ and Historic Salisbury Foundation contracted with Greg Rapp, Salisbury Real Estate LLC, to sell the 3-story, circa 1896 Historic Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House in Salisbury, North Carolina in early 2021.  There does not exist a comparable sale in both years and for miles around with which to place a price on such an asset.  This grand home on nearly an acre of downtown Salisbury property, protected with City of Salisbury Landmark Status, offers solid granite walls, a separate outbuilding (the original kitchen), and nearly 5,000 square feet of gutted space! Despite the condition, many original details, remain, yet the structure will require a vast investment to return it to its former glory ~ whether eventually deemed commercial or residential. How does one come up with a 'comp' for such?

Regardless, Greg's expertise with historic and vintage properties wins again.  Today, the Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless house is sold.  AND . . the new owner has exciting plans to turn this fabulous structure into an event venue. More news on this to come . . . watch for a press release in the Salisbury Post!

Greg Rapp of Salisbury Real Estate has long been a champion of preservation and restoration in the Salisbury/Rowan community. Greg hopes that the renovation and adaptive reuse planned for this circa 1896 home will be the catalyst for more improvements along this commercial stretch of South Main Street in downtown Salisbury!

For a chance to see the Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House in person, purchase your ticket for Historic Salisbury Foundation's 46th Annual OctoberTour - the nonprofit's annual fundraiser and personal tour of historic homes and properties. Tickets and information available at www.octobertour.com or by calling the HSF office at 704.636.0103.  The house was also one of the subjects of the Ghost Guild's paranormal studies this year, and they will present their findings this year as one of the OctoberTour events!  We can't wait!

The real moral of the Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House is this:  Think ~ If Realtor® Greg Rapp can value and sell this challenging property, one that will take major commitment and investment to restore . . . think what he can do in selling YOUR property!  Schedule a listing appointment today with Salisbury Real Estate LLC today: 704.213.6846.  Let's do this!

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

July 03, 2021

Beautiful Ranch on Large Wooded Lot ~ For Sale with Greg Rapp

The Ranch-Style home never gets old! Whether your focus is the practical or the beautiful, ranch style homes are made to be forever homes. They're functional, easy to maintain and easy for most homeowners to personalize. With a low profile and accessible spaces, ranch homes have it all!

Welcome to 187 Spring Oak Drive in Salisbury, North Carolina!  This 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home nestled in a quiet wooded has lots to offer!  Let's start with the rocking chair front porch that spans the width of this one-story 1,351 square foot home. 

The popular open-style floor plan with combo kitchen - dining - living room creates a welcoming spacious feeling, and the cook is never hidden away from guests!  And speaking of cooks:  The kitchen offers excellent work space, a pantry-style closet and a terrific work island with outlets for all your gadgets and appliances! 

The owners' suite provides a separate vanity just outside of the more 'functional' bathroom and offers a over-sized walk-in closet.

A large laundry room could double as a second pantry or will just come in handy for extra storage. 

All three bedrooms feature brand new carpeting, installed 2021!  

An expansive elevated rear deck overlooks the .65 acre wooded lot and gently sloping back yard. 

187 Spring Oak Road has been freshly painted both inside and out and has a recently installed new roof (2014) ~ with new gutters too!  The well-pump was replaced in 2018.  The property also offers a good sized 2-car garage with extra storage above, new garage doors, tracks and motors. 

As our lives change, so do the ways we use our home. Ranch style homes with bedrooms that are all on one floor offer the greatest flexibility for life style changes. Today, it may be a bedroom, but for empty nesters, it may become an office. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that sewing/craft room on the first floor? How about a formal game room or parlor once junior moves out? 

Is it time to consider a Ranch-Style home to add flexibility to YOUR life-style? If so, it's time to give Realtor® Greg Rapp / Salisbury Real Estate a call: 704.213.6846 gets it done!

187 Spring Oak Drive
Salisbury, North Carolina 28147

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile