December 11, 2022

Perseverance & Tenacity Sold this c. 1891 Victorian Gem

At the gateway to the Historic Park Avenue/Long Street Historic District, 414 Park Avenue, the oldest house in the District, the circa 1891 Wright-Kesler/Cannon Mills House, with nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, is everything the restoration craftsman wants in a historic Victorian.

Like many Victorian homes of its day, 414 Park Avenue's exterior is graced with a wonderful 500 square-foot wrap-around front porch and two sitting balconies. The circa 1891 Victorian home features enormous rooms, hardwood floors, ample center hallways, and nine . . .yes (9) . . . fireplaces!

Yet, this pivotal home at the gateway to its historic neighborhood was not without its challenges. Left empty and mid-restoration for a handful of years, this beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bath Victorian was livable but needed some attention!

Listed by Realtor® Greg Rapp of Salisbury Real Estate LLC in July of 2022, the home definitely caught the attention of interested buyers, but for one reason or another, at least two contracts fell through! But Greg knows that a project home like this sprawling Victorian takes perseverance and tenacity on the part of a dedicated real estate agent. Greg also knows that the right buyer is out there, every time, . . . and that is exactly what transpired. Today, the oldest house in the Park Avenue/Long Street Historic District is home to new people! Welcome home, 414 Park Avenue!

When you are looking for the right buyer for your home, whether it is in pristine condition or wanting some care, listing with the right agent is the most important step! If you are even thinking of selling your home in the near future, get the important conversations started with Greg Rapp (704-213-6846) who can show you all opportunities available to you to make the sale as efficiently and streamlined as possible. 

List with the agent that will provide the perseverance and tenacity you need in this changing market!! Salisbury Real Estate LLC.  Let's do this!

414 Park Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
SOLD $155,000

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

November 19, 2022

Homestead Opportunity on 8-Acres in Rockwell NC ~ with SRE!

Who among us hasn't fantasized about living surrounded by rolling hills, away from the bustle and buzz of city and neighbors, with gardens, greenhouses, chickens...and maybe even a pond of our own! Make that dream a reality at 190 Dutch Farm Road in the sweet town of Rockwell, North Carolina. Let Realtor Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC show you this fantastic homesteader opportunity on over 8 acres offering privacy, space, and so much!

Tucked away up a long drive through beautifully wooded property, you'll find this one-owner home that the sellers poured their heart into. Walk up flagstone steps through the front door. A warm and gracious open-floorplan space greets you: a large open living and dining greatroom with cast iron wood stove, flagstone hearth, and beautiful oak floors set cheerfully on the diagonal then leads through to a spacious and bright, open kitchen with new quartz countertops along counters and huge work island. The kitchen features a dual-fuel range (gas cooktop and electric oven) and a plethora of windows overlooking gardens and rear deck.

Off the kitchen, the owners built a massive sunroom with flagstone flooring and walls of windows with a screened porch at one end overlooking the grassy knolls that wind down to the pond. A doorway leads to a large wrap around deck overlooking gardens, woods, and pond. The elevated deck runs the length of the 24' sunroom AND the screen porch, with a beautiful circular feature at the east end. Al fresco dining anyone? The owners grew large potted citrus trees along the deck and overwintered them in the sunroom. The owners were garden intensive people and perennials and herbs abound in the gardens that can nearly all be observed from this fabulous deck.

Your new home at 190 Dutch Farm Road offers a second winter sunroom that steps down off the kitchen. When the trees shed their leaves, this small sunroom is bathed in sunlight and gas logs here make this room a cozy respite.  While the entire home is heated and cooled with an energy-efficient geothermal HVAC, the owner devised an ingenious fan system that takes hot air from the living room wood stove and pipes it to this sunny space! An outdoor patio and attached solarium are just beyond the lower sunroom pleasant room.

A private hallway leads to the home's two bedrooms, single bath, and a sewing /laundry room that could do double-duty as an office or craft room.

When you step outside, the real excitement begins. Where to begin? The property has so many wonderful outbuildings all nestled here and that it's tough to know where to start! 

Do a slow 360° and take in the potting shed, a small greenhouse, the 24 x 40 garage, and a two story tiki hut down by the pond ~ complete with a tiny working kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and tiny counters. The owners have spent many an hour entertaining guests on steamy North Carolina summer afternoons with swims and sunbathing in the pond followed by cookouts at the 'hut'. A stand-alone bathroom outbuilding is nearby. A tractor shed (complete with tractor and implements that convey with the sale) is nestled in the woods. A chicken coop and a wood-storage structure round out the property. Gardens? Well, of course! The sellers are Master Gardeners with Rowan County and the property offers two irrigation systems for the gardens.

Under the home, the entire basement/crawl area is encapsulated against moisture.  But wait . . . here ~ you'll find a climate-controlled wine cellar to go with those mature grape vines that grow in the gardens!

The property extends beyond what you see in the cleared areas with lawn, gardens, pond and outbuildings - on to deep woods with native paw-paw trees and more. And old survey (updated in 1992) says the lower portion of the acreage is in a flood plain, however the seller says it only occasionally floods. and Rowan County GIS show no flood zone.

The Town of Rockwell, North Carolina is centrally located just 10-miles from historic Salisbury's museums, restaurants, unique shopping, and nightlife . . . and 40-miles from Charlotte's metro-area.  Nearby attractions include High Rock Lake, the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and Blue Waters Pool. Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals, is located in Rockwell. The Old Stone House, a circa 1760s plantation home restored to its period features and furniture, is in the nearby Town of Granite Quarry. The Old Stone House, a branch of the Rowan County Museum network, hosts popular events throughout the year where volunteers in period costumes tell the history of each room in the house, cook traditional food over open fires, and where there is period music, weaving, hunting and black powder gun demos, candle making and herbs, spices and historical books offered. You won't want to miss the annual Christmas Celebration here. More nearby fun includes Morgan Ridge Vineyards with its restaurant, event venue, and rolling grounds, the historic Town of Gold Hill that steps right out of its original gold-mining era practically untouched . . . and race fans will appreciate the proximity to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, just minutes down the highway. 

If you pictured yourself living on rolling acreage, a small farmette, or a country get-away ~ with privacy and greenery abounding, your dream is about to come true. Reach out today to Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC for your exclusive showing of this special property: 704.213.6846 makes it happen!

190 Dutch Farm Road
Rockwell, NC 28138-8710

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

September 30, 2022

Everyone's favorite! The American Bungalow! For Sale with Salisbury Real Estate!

UPDATE:  512 Heilig Avenue is under contract.  Went under contract within 8-hours of listing!  Call Greg Rapp / Salisbury Real Estate LLC for other opportunities!

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Everyone's favorite!  The American Bungalow!  Welcome to 512 Heilig Avenue, listed by Greg Rapp of Salisbury Real Estate LLC, in Salisbury, North Carolina.

This circa 1925 Craftsman bungalow in Fulton Heights is the perfect example of America's favorite residential architectural style. And this sweet 2-bedroom bungalow has all the best-loved features of America's favorite home: the rocking chair front porch spanning the entire front of the house (with hardware already in place for your porch swing!), original wavy glass at the front door, and the beautiful original corner fireplace with original mission-style mantel and mirrored overmantel.

This vintage 1-story, 2-bedroom/2-bath bungalow has been newly restored with a new kitchen and two full bathrooms. Large rooms feature beautifully refinished original heart of pine floors that will take your breath away. The home's original 1925 window trims and moldings are all in place, including a picture rail in both bedrooms and the living and dining rooms along the 10' ceilings.A particularly nice window arrangement in the dining room floods the house with natural light. The home features new light fixtures throughout.

The newly renovated kitchen offers new cabinets, pretty new tile backsplash, granite countertops, new appliances, and more of those gleaming wood floors. A sweet little mudroom off the kitchen does double-duty as the laundry area. A large new deck with an attached storage/utility room is outside the mudroom's back door and will be your favorite place to entertain or dine al fresco! Steps from the deck lead to a small slab patio to expand your outdoor living space!  The deck overlooks your fenced-in backyard, with an 8' stockade-style privacy fence at the side and rear of the property. 

Both bathrooms have new tile; one bath features a walk-in shower, and the tub in the primary bedroom is newly reglazed. AND...the home received a new roof in 2022!

512 Heilig Avenue is located in the desirable Fulton Heights neighborhood, a national historic district, which has an active voluntary neighborhood association that hosts neighborhood events such as a HUGELY popular Halloween Costume Parade, and a Christmas holiday home tour. The neighborhood worked some years ago with the City of Salisbury to have its own park installed. This amazing circa 1925 bungalow is close to area shopping and Salisbury's vibrant downtown with a variety of restaurants, unique shops, entertainment, two micro-breweries, and the new Bell Tower Green park.

Greg Rapp
with Salisbury Real Estate LLC is the area's premier real estate agent for historic and vintage properties, with the most extensive knowledge in building materials and practices from past eras!  Give Greg a call at 704.213.6846 to learn more about 512 Heilig Avenue...or the many other historic home opportunities in Salisbury, North Carolina

512 Heilig Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

September 25, 2022

126 North Main - SOLD.....124 South Main - FOR SALE!

Opportunities abound in historic downtown Salisbury, North Carolina!  This one ~ just SOLD by Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC ~ is just one example!  But wait, there is more!

This wonderful circa 1890 2-story commercial property, in its prime location along the 100 block of  North Main Street in the center of this vibrant little downtown, offered so many opportunities on the street level - it's no wonder it got snatched up by a visionary developer!  Once a drug store,  - the opportunity to create a restaurant, bar, retail, or more on the street level was irresistible!  The second story, largely unfinished, offered opportunities to create loft downtown living apartments, and Greg's buyer is doing just that!! And as if this amazing building did not have enough going for it, 126/128 N. Main Street comes with FIVE of its very own parking spaces in rear of building! Ask anyone in Salisbury about parking and you'll understand why this is SUCH a special attribute!

126/128 N Main Street - SOLD by Greg Rapp/Salisbury Real Estate LLC

125 S. Main Street - FOR SALE with Greg Rapp/Salisbury Real Estate LLC

So,  you missed out on the gem on North Main Street . . . but hope is not lost!

There is a similar opportunity just up the road ~ at 125 South Main Street in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina! And so similar that you'll hardly believe this opportunity to own a 2-story brick building in the heart of downtown Salisbury could be duplicated!  Exterior lighting spotlights the array of the beautifully ornate front façade of this circa 1887 building with gorgeous arched windows flanking a larger center window. The current owners performed extensive renovations to restore the exterior 1800s grandeur.

The Class-A 1st floor retail space offers slat-wall interior, the original 1800s tin ceiling, carpeted floors, and mezzanine that overlooks the shop floor.  Large display windows stream natural light. Large display windows stream natural light. What will YOU do with this space? The possibilities are endless: a back alley bar with a retail space upfront on Main? Let your imagination be your guide!

And again, just like its neighbor to the north, the upper story at 125 S. Main Street, accessed via its own private front entry and staircase, is where where you'll find a blank slate ready for conversion to residential living. Create one or two apartments here, and perhaps another downstairs!  This wonderful centrally located building can easily accommodate 2-3 apartments. 

AND . . . again . . . abundant parking conveys at the rear of the structure, a rare commodity downtown Salisbury! 

There are more advantages here! Located in an Opportunity Zone, this downtown building is eligible for discounted capital gains tax, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, & City of Salisbury facade grants. 

[Opportunity Zone: A new program to attract investment capital created by federal tax legislation (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1) offers qualified investors certain tax benefits when they invest unrealized capital gains into these areas.]

125 S. Main Street is located within downtown Salisbury's newly created "Social District", and is neighbored by unique shops, theaters, restaurants, breweries, nightlife, & the $13M Bell Tower Green city park. Located in the heart of downtown Salisbury's vibrant shopping zone, this building is just 1-mile from Interstate-85, and just blocks from the historic Amtrak station.
You might have let one opportunity down the road escape you, so don't let this one slip through your fingers!  The uses for this 4,743 square-foot building, with completely restored circa 1887 front facade, Class-A main floor retail space, and its blank-slate second story with its amazing arched windows are only bound by your imagination! Two apartments could easily be developed in this space that has its own egress at the front and rear of the building. What else do you envision here?  We'd love to hear!

To learn more about 125 S. Main Street, call Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC: 704.213.6846 ~ let your imagination take over!  Let the opportunities fill your sails!

125 S Main Street 
Salisbury, NC 28144

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile