March 21, 2023

Circa 1915 Spacious Solid Foursquare Needs Some Love - For Sale by Greg Rapp | Salisbury Real Estate LLC

This stately circa 1915 hybrid Prairie Foursquare home is looking for some love! Let Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC show you this amazing opportunity to restore a vintage home with your special touch that makes it YOUR home!

What we love about 702 North Fulton Street:

• This circa 1915 home is built as solid as a rock! It's 2500+ square feet is designed with super-spacious rooms in a great layout! Granite steps lead to a fabulous veranda that spans the front of the home featuring the home's original rounded columns.

702 N. Fulton Street is located in the heart of the City Park neighborhood, a quiet neighborhood filled with vintage early 20th century homes, sidewalks, and pretty gardens ~ and is a stone's throw to both City Park and Hurley Park, two of Salisbury's most beautiful green spaces!

• This beautiful vintage home retains many of its original features. Original coal-burning fireplaces feature beautiful period correct mantels and Cambridge Tile fireplace surrounds, remarkably intact, all remain in foyer, living and dining rooms. There is even a fireplace in the kitchen! Original hardwood floors throughout will gleam again with a little elbow grease!

• The home offers many newer replacement windows, the original pocket doors between the spacious living and dining rooms, and original trim throughout.  The front door boasts its original sidelights.

• A grand foyer features one of he home's original fireplaces with its Arts & Crafts style mantel and pretty green tilework. The staircase winds up to the second story from here with its sturdy original balustrade and newel posts. A door here leads to an amazing tile-floored sunroom, also accessed via the kitchen.

• Speaking of kitchen . . . the space is huge with built-in cubbies for refrigerator and dishwasher, and a giant center work island. A laundry room off the kitchen leads to a large brick patio at the rear of the home that overlooks a deep back yard.

• Upstairs you'll find four pleasantly sized bedrooms, but the bathroom here is totally gutted....

Which brings us to . . . 

What needs some love at 702 North Fulton Street:

But it's all about potential, right?  And this home on its elevated corner lot is loaded with potential!!

The home has suffered over time and needs work, there is no doubt about it! Historic Salisbury Foundation, the local preservation organization that has saved over 120 endangered properties in the Salisbury/Rowan County area, is offering this grand home for sale and stabilization. So let's take a look: 
• The upstairs bath will be a major overhaul, from-scratch project. The kitchen, though large, sunny and spacious, needs updating throughout.


• There is AC on the second story only. Both upper and lower heating units are currently not functioning, but may be repairable.

• The piers underneath the home need attention. Some may need to be rebuilt or replaced and the floors need leveling.

• The rear yard, though generously deep and fenced in, needs grading work to steer water flow away from the home. A handsome brick patio was sadly installed incorrectly and will probably need to be removed to also alleviate the water intrusion under the house which is the cause of the pier issues.

As with all preservation projects offered by Historic Salisbury Foundation, 702 North Fulton Street will carry Historic Covenants and Restrictions. The Foundation will look to protect the fireplaces, mantels, staircase, original floors and woodwork/trim in this home. They do encourage newer, modern-living style bathrooms and kitchens so there is a lot of flexibility here. Realtors can find sample C&Rs in the document section of the MLS listing ~ or ask Realtor® Greg Rapp - who not only lives in his own historic house with C&Rs but is the area expert for vintage and historic properties and he can explain any intricacies.

With all that said, the potential for a return to grandeur is huge at 702 North Fulton Street. Such a solid house, great rooms, great location.  Want to see for yourself?  Call Greg Rapp, and we will walk you through this vintage historic home together for an honest and straightforward approach to this renovation project!  704.213.6846.

Salisbury Real Estate LLC:  Preserving history, one house at a time.

702 N Fulton Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

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