August 17, 2021

Circa 1910 Bungalow - Restored & Beautifully Revitalized - For Sale

This wonderful circa 1910 bungalow is newly and completely restored ~ with that new, fresh feeling ~ updated for today's lifestyles while maintaining the charm and details of the Arts & Crafts era: wide decorative trim, original mantels over three original fireplaces, beadboard wainscoting, 6.5' tall 'wavy glass' windows, and original heart pine floors, to name a few! Greg Rapp, with Salisbury Real Estate LLC, has listed this fine 4-bedroom vintage home, revitalized by One Block LLC, and it can be yours for $249,900!

Welcome to 311 Harrison Street in the Historic Chestnut Hill Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina

The American Bungalow is one of the most popular residential architectural styles, and for good reasons. Over 2000 square feet of living space is one of them! But let's start outside! The exterior of this newly renovated and freshly painted home features Benjamin Moore Historical Collection paint colors in hues of sage green, warm taupe, with pale butternut gold accents. The second story gable is handsomely framed by twin chimneys.

A warmly inviting, deep L-shaped wrap-around porch creates a gracious entry, leading to the original purple-hued (yes, an historically accurate color!) front door with its beautiful wood detailing. The new porch posts, replicated to be congruous with the Arts & Crafts architectural style, feature handsome architectural detailing. 

The front entry welcomes you into the first of two spacious and sunlit front parlors with 10' ceilings and warm, beautifully refinished, heart pine floors. Beyond the beauty of the grand windows that stream loads of natural light into the parlors, each boasts its original fireplace and vintage mantels with beautiful authentic Cambridge tile hearths and surrounds. Noteworthy throughout the home is the gorgeous wide trim details painted a soothing pale taupe/grey, rather than the humdrum white we so often see.

Step through the second parlor to an amazing open-concept dining room that will stop you in your tracks! This "Insta-worthy" space features marvelous bay windows and the third of the home's pretty fireplaces, space fabulously flowing through a large opening into the chef's kitchen that WOWs with its gorgeous swirled black & white granite counters, an expansive work peninsula, and a handsome custom-made, reclaimed-pine stove hood — all bathed in scads of natural light. Where a pantry was removed in the kitchen, you can see the original footprint in the gleaming wood floors. Original beadboard wainscotingnarrow vertical planks of traditional tongue and groove paneling, compliments the freshly painted walls, while striking clean-lined lighting sets the mood.

An original rear porch has been enclosed to create a wonderful laundry room with salvaged period-correct heart pine floors from Virginia. 'New' historic exterior windows are additionally period correct, obtained from Historic Salisbury Foundation Ice House, the non-profit's salvage store offering historic architectural pieces. Many original exterior details remain in this new room, including the original exterior siding and a formerly exterior window that would have been overlooking the porch. A new half-bath was added here in the center hall.

The gracious first floor Owner's Suite is another spacious, light-filled space that includes a huge bedroom with its own fabulous walk-in closet and a private bath with marble and subway-tile shower and beautiful tile flooring.

And how much do we love the vintage swing window in this bath!

Owners have their own access to the porch, and another of the 
home's original fireplaces can be found here. What an oasis!

Follow the staircase up, with its original handrails and balustrade, to find the home's three upper bedrooms. Each bedroom offers their original closet with beadboard interiors. 

A newly installed 2nd story full bath conjoins the hall and an upstairs 2nd Owners Suite, and continues the home's theme of subway-tile tub surround and beautiful vanity and fixtures. The second smaller owner's bedroom suite offers a larger original walk-in closet. The front bedroom offers a fantastic array of triple windows overlooking the Chestnut Hill neighborhood park. 

All the baths in the home feature furniture-style vanities w/marble tops and high-end light fixtures ~ not your big-box-store everyday variety!

The beautiful new elevated wood deck overlooking the richly deep, nearly 200' backyard will be your new favorite al fresca dining area!  The rear yard offers some rare privacy with its border of mature shade trees. 

The unusual pie-wedge shaped yard offers loads of room for gardens, workshop or 'she-shed', play areas, and then some!  Let your imagination bloom in this wonderful green-space!

With this top-to-bottom restoration comes all new plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC. A new roof was installed prior to this renovation in approximately 2017.  The home is SPARKLING clean with every surface, inside and out, freshly painted.

311 W. Harrison Street is located in the historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood that borders the prestigious West Square Historic District and Historic Downtown ~ rich with coffee shops, public library, independent bookstore, community theatre, unique shopping, and over 20 restaurants. Two local microbreweries and lots of local nightlife create a vibrant downtown just blocks from Harrison Street. The Bell Tower Green, Salisbury’s beautiful new center-city public park is nearby! 

If you love the style, charm, and detail of a turn of the century home, but are intimidated by the level of work a restoration entails . . . this is the home for YOU.  The work is done, and this circa 1910 house is like a sparkling new home. To see for yourself, give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call: 704.213.6846.  Make 311 W. Harrison Street yours!

311 W. Harrison Street 
Salisbury, NC 28144 
CMLS #3774658 

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704.213.6846 Mobile 

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