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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1915 Brick Victorian - Monroe, NC

5 Beds; 3 Baths; 4609 Sq.Ft.
1103 W. Franklin St. Monroe, NC 28112
.76 Acres
Built: 1915

Realtor Blurb: 
Classic Victorian beauty located in Historic District on .7 acre lot. Slate roof, Flemish bond solid brick construction, pine & maple flooring throughout & heavy moldings are only a few of the distinguishing features you'll find in this extraordinary home. Screened porch and studio are also added amenities.

Preservation NC Blurb:

Your chance to own a piece of history! This gracious Queen Ann Victorian will soon celebrate its 100 year birthday and offers the unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail of yesteryear. The 5 bedroom 3 bath floor plan includes elegant formals, 3 fireplaces, extensive millwork, pine and maple floors and incredible storage! The estate lot features a wrought iron fenced garden, studio, and 2-car carport..

Eye-catching wood, leaded and beveled glass front door opens to the spacious entrance hall with dentil crown molding, heavy door frames and wainscoting and pendant chandelier. To the right is a lovely parlor with dentil molding, wainscoting, plantation shutters, leaded transom windows and ornate crystal chandelier. The fireplace features marble hearth and surround and mirrored over mantel. Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace while the access door opens to the library.

Simply elegant dining room is also accent with dentil molding, wainscoting, plantation shutters, leaded transom windows and crystal chandelier. The fireplace has tile hearth and surround framed by a columned wood mantel. Handsome library offers a third fireplace with decorative wood mantel, gorgeous judges paneling, chandelier and designer chandelier. Custom built in cabinets with glass front display case make a wonderful entertainment bar.

One-of-a-kind kitchen features tons unique knotty pine cabinets with storage for every imaginable kitchen need! Center work island has butcher block top and vegetable sink. Charming banquet with pendant light and display shelves is the perfect spot for casual meals. Tucked between the foyer hallway and kitchen is a custom designed kitchen library with built-in desk, bookshelves, overhead cabinets and pegged hardwoods. Walk-in pantry has tile flooring and custom wood storage shelves. Huge laundry room features a folding table and tons of storage cabinets.

The dining room and rear hallway open to an inviting den with dentil molding, lighted ceiling fan and double storage closet. There is also access to the paneled guest bedroom with lighted ceiling fan, breezeway access and a full bath.

Bedroom 2 overlooks the gardens and has a ceiling fan and walk-in closet with glass door. Charming 3rd bedroom has amazing built-in storage, ceiling fan, recessed lighting and pretty window seat. A tiled bath features a cabinet style vanity, tiled shower with glass enclosure and sunny plant window.

Inviting 4th bedroom overlooks the front and has crown molding, decorative chandelier and cedar closet. The 5th bedroom makes a great home office or hobby room with tons of built-in cabinets, book shelves, desk, window seat, ceiling fan and recessed lighting. The study is nestled in the turret and features recessed lighting, ceiling fan and windows overlooking the front. A third full bath has tile flooring, cabinet style vanity, dressing area and tub/shower.

A light filled studio is located off the rear screened in breezeway and offers slate flooring, A/C window unit, built-in cabinets and shelves and sink. Wrought iron fencing encloses the lush gardens accented with fountains while mature shade trees and landscaping afford wonderful privacy. A circular driveway on West street provides access to the 2-car carport and additional parking area. Next door is the charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage.

Click here for more photos and information on this spectacular property!

My Notes: This house has been on and off the market for the last year; starting price $499,900.
It's beautiful & in great condition with no major renovation snafus; so I can see the current price being a better bet - Monroe is a little far to be considered a 'suburb' of Charlotte; but lots of beautiful houses here; and Union County taxes are probably a tad lower than Mecklenburg's. I'm including a photo below from the removed Zillow listing; just because I think it shows the house at a better angle. Zillow link includes slightly different pictures than the above two.

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