For those who love living in older homes but may be unskilled in the rehab process, this impressive two story weatherboard-sided fine Colonial Revival frame house with hip roof, built ca. 1925, was recently completely rehabilitated with the exception of painting the interior and exterior, and is move-in ready. The house is conveniently located on the edge of beautiful Uptown Shelby, which is recognized as one of North Carolina's most thriving small downtowns and is a designated Fit Community. The house is only a three minute walk from the monumental Spanish Colonial bungalow,"El Nido," owned by Preservation North Carolina. A new farmers market will open only two blocks away in the summer of 2013.
The 3 bedroom two bath house was in one family for most of its existence, until 2008 when the current owners moved in and spent over $125,000 installing a new roof, all new electrical, plumbing, insulation and energy efficient HVAC systems, which are all in excellent condition. The house has natural gas and is plumbed for gas logs for the two fireplaces which exhibit original Colonial Revival mantels. The house is a contributing structure in the West Warren Street National Register Historic District and is thus eligible for state and federal rehab tax credits.
Features of the house include a cozy breakfast nook, enclosed side sun porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, a grand entry staircase, an ample unfinished basement, original crown molding and trimwork, and an expansive back yard with vintage flowering plants. The second story is plumbed for an upstairs laundry room.
The one story front and east side porches have hip roofs and brick pillars, and the east porch is balanced on the west side by an enclosed hip-roof sunroom. An interior brick chimney projects through the main roof. The basement garage to the rear has a wood and glass door and is reached by a curving driveway bordered by retaining walls of brick and rockfaced concrete block. Other features include an entry with a transom and sidelights and 9-over-1 windows (triple on the first-story front and paired on the second-story front).
If need be the house is zoned to allow offices.