Rosengarten Park
Richard Johnson
Richard-CitySpace@nc.rr.com
Phone: 919.271.1021
Please contact Richard
regarding details of the
project, scheduling, or sales
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708 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath home
603 West Cabarrus Street  
"The Nordan House" named after the first known resident, J. A. Nordan.
General Information
This house was completely rebuilt from the foundation to the roof. Cathedral ceilings and
an open floor plan make it a very livable space. Hardwood floors throughout, granite, and
large trim finish the look
Historic Information
Architectural Information
Renovation Details
Special Features
Square Feet
708
Bedrooms
One
Baths
One
Est Completion
October 2009
Sale Price
169,500
Name
Nordan House
Year Built
1920
Arch Style
Gable End Shotgun,
Identifying
Features
Long house with a single row of rooms
stacked one after the other and small front
porch at narrow end.  
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First Resident
J. A. Nordan
Siding
Wood front, hardiplank sides and rear
Windows
New wood windows throughout, square cut
3 1/2" wood trim w/small top cap
Porch Rails
Historically trimmed rails, narrow spaced
square spindles
Porch Columns
4" turned columns with 12" bottom plinth
and decorative corner brackets
Porch Floor
Historically Accurate 3/4" tongue and
grove, salvaged from original house
Roof
30 year architectural shingles with steel
drip edge and ridge vent
Eaves
1' exposed rafter tails (the original rafter
tails were retained, but all the roof
structure is new)
Front Door
Square cut stained glass surrounding wavy
glass upper window
Foundation
Solid brick piers and curtain wall
Parking
2 spaces, gravel drive
Floors
New 3/4" pre-finished oak throughout
Interior Doors
Solid wood
Door Hardware
Baldwin, solid brass, aged bronze finish
   
Heating & Air
New high efficiency heat pump
   
   
Stained glass clerestory window
Ornate entry door
Cathedral ceilings
Huge old trees
 
 
 
 
 
Where does it get
the name “shotgun”?

Although often people say these are
called shotgun houses because a
bullet fired through the front door
would go right out the backdoor
without hitting a wall, evidence
suggests that this name is actually a
corruption of the word “shogon.” In
West Africa, “shogon” means “God’s
House.”
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