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 
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