- Sold for $31,100 on December 19, 2018 (listed at $30,000)
- 7 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3,359 square feet, 1.99 acres
- Price/square foot: $9
- Built in 1867
- Listed September 13, 2018
- Last sale: $30,000, May 2014
- Note: The property, once 200 acres, now sits in a commercial/industrial area and is not suitable for residential use.
- From the National Register nomination (2008): “The Model Farm house manifests a high degree of integrity due to its retention of its original, character-defining exterior architectural elements such as weatherboards, window and door surrounds, and the sidelights surrounding the front door. The interior also possesses good integrity, with original fireplace mantels, ten-foot ceilings, and door and window surrounds. The original stair design includes simple rectangular balusters and a turned newel post and cap. The original floor plan is intact other than the installation of a bathroom in place of the pantry between the dining and kitchen in the 1940s. … The Model Farm was established by the Baltimore Association of Friends to Advise and Assist Friends in Southern States in 1867 to educate Southern Quakers and other area farmers of the most modern methods to reclaim the soil, practice animal husbandry, and produce abundant crops.”
- Sold for $235,000 on December 11, 2018 (listed at $259,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,629 square feet, 6 acres
- Price/square foot: $189
- Built in 1850
- Listed June 14, 2017
- Last sale: May 2005, price not available in online records
- Note: For sale by owner
- The property includes fenced pastures; a six-stall, two-story, steel-sided barn; and a log smokehouse.
- Zillow says the owner has put the property up for sale three times before since 2008 at prices as high as $435,000.
53 W. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
- Sold for $440,000 on December 7, 2018 (listed at $450,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,260 square feet, 56 acres
- Price/square foot: $103
- Built in 1842
- Listed September 5, 2018
- Last sale: September 1993, no price available online
- From the Caswell County Historical Society, 2006: “Clarendon Hall … has many remarkable architectural features typical of Federal and Greek Revival architecture. Interior woodwork includes mantels, molding and doors that are attributed to Thomas Day, as is the grand staircase in the spacious hall. Current owners, Ben and Margaret Williams, have meticulously restored this elegant home, which was used as a storage building by former owners. Ben is a former curator of the NC Museum of Art, and Margaret taught art at St. Mary’s College.”
523 S. Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Saunders-Hege House
- Sold on November 9, 2018 (price nor recorded on deed), listed at $118,750
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,188 square feet
- Price/square foot: $54
- Built about 1850 (according to the district’s National Register nomination; listing says 1879)
- Listed May 3, 2018
- Last sale: $1,000, May 1998
- Note: Located in the Central Leaksville Historic District (NRHP).
- From the district’s National Register nomination (1986): “On the Saunders-Hege House, the fairly shallow pitch of the roof, low compact massing of the two-story house, and the brick exterior end chimneys suggest a mid-nineteenth century construction date. The front portion of the three-bay single-pile house is said to be of log sheathed at an early date with the present narrow weatherboards.”
- Sold for $2.41 million on November 5, 2018 (listed at $3.895 million)
- 10 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 5 half-bathrooms, 30,000 square feet, 16.72 acres
- Price/square foot: $80
- Built in 1930
- Listed June 16, 2018
- Last sale: The property has been owned by the Adams-Watkins family since it was built.
- Neighborhood: Sedgefield
- Listing: “One of the largest and most famous homes in the Triad, this exceptional Tudor-style mansion completed in 1930 was designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit (Graylyn Mansion) for textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation. The construction materials, unsurpassed in style and workmanship, include a solid masonry foundation and walls, clay tile roof, custom paneling and woodwork, plaster moldings and custom ironwork. The attached garage/autocourt and detached stable are all executed in the same architectural style as the manor house. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity!”
- Adamsleigh also is being marketed by a commercial real-estate firm: “Property is an exceptional repurposing opportunity as a bed and breakfast or, with rezoning, might be converted to condominiums, luxury apartments or a country inn. Adjacent to hole #’s 11, 12, 14 & 15 of the Donald Ross golf course at the prestigious Sedgefield Country Club.”
- Sold for $209,900 on October 29, 2018 (listed at $209,900)
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,700 square feet, 1.3 acres
- Price/square foot: $123
- Built in 1845
- Listed September 6, 2018
- Last sale: $70,000, April 2009
- Note: The property includes two guest/in-law quarters.
- Sold for $170,000 on October 25, 2018 (listed at $185,000)
- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,420 square feet, 0.95 acre
- Price/square foot: $120
- Built about 1790
- Listed May 18, 2018
- Last sale: Details unavailable in online records
- Note: Located in the Bethania Historic District
- The property includes a shed, workshop/studio/office building, play house/storage building and greenhouse.
- The house was moved to its current location in 1970 from Broadbay Township in Forsyth County.
- Listing: “Sold as is.”
190 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Jones House
- Sold for $19,000 on October 24, 2018 (originally listed at $26,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet
- Price/square foot: $8
- The earliest section of the house was built “in the first half of the 19th century.”
- Last sale: $26,000, January 31, 2018
- Note: The deed identifies the buyer as the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina.
- Listing: “… a great restoration opportunity in the middle of Milton NCs historic district.”
- “The house’s original federal section built was in the first half of the 19th century, while the back addition added in the last part of the 19th century. The one-story section at the rear was the original summer kitchen moved and connected at a later date. The front porch and brackets are later victorian addition.”
- Sold for $142,500 on October 8, 2018 (property apparently wasn’t listed)
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet
- Price/square foot: $57
- Built in 1776
- Last sale: $92,085, September 2017
- Sold for $218,000 on October 1, 2018 (listed at $229,900)
- 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,022 square feet
- Price/square foot: $108
- Built in 1901
- Listed August 18, 2018
- Last sale: $150,000, September 2007
- Listing: ” …in Burgeoning Dntwn Mebane.”
- The house has a restored tin roof.
- $1.095 million on September 28, 2018 (originally listed at $1.35 million)
- 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,230 square feet
- Price/square foot: $209
- Built in 1912
- Listed July 27, 2017
- Last sale: $770,000, March 2005
- Note: Located in the Fisher Park Historic District
- Designated as a Guilford County Landmark
- The house has twin living rooms, a library, dining room, den and eight fireplaces. Outdoor spaces include a spacious front porch, a private side porch and, in the backyard, an English garden and pergola.
- Sold for $252,000 on September 28, 2018 (originally listed at $289,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,090 square feet
- Price/square foot: $121
- Built in 1885
- Listed March 17, 2017
- Last sale: $38,000, April 2000
- Located in the Glencoe National Register Historic District and the locally designated historic district.
- Glencoe Mill Village is on the Haw River just north of Burlington. Its 30-some restored houses comprise one of the most intact mill villages still standing in North Carolina. The houses themselves have been renovated and in many cases sensitively expanded.
- Sold for $243,000 on September 26, 2018 (listed at $260,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,878 square feet
- Price/square foot: $84
- Built in 1924
- Listed August 10, 2018
- Last sale: $250,000, December 2000
- Note: The house was built by J. Spencer Love, founder of Burlington Industries, two years after he relocated his Gastonia Cotton Manufacturing Co. Love was about 28 at the time.
- Not owner-occupied.
- The asking price reflects a minimal increase in value in 18 years, only $10,000 (4 percent). It’s on a beautiful street in a good neighborhood, and the pictures with the listing don’t show any obvious issues.
958 N.C. Highway 65, Wentworth, Rockingham County
The Scales-Reid-Reynolds-Gunn House
- Sold for $252,500 on September 4, 2018 (originally listed at $279,900)
- 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,176 square feet, 1.43 acres
- Price/square foot: $60
- Built in 1858
- Listed May 2, 2018
- Last sale: $75,000, April 2004
- Note: The stairway newel post is attributed to Thomas Day, according to a Town of Wentworth historical plaque in front of the house.
- The property was owned from 1870-99 by Albert M. Scales, lawyer, congressman, Confederate general, and governor of North Carolina (1885-89).
- Listings give the address as Reidsville, but the house is in Wentworth.
3230 N.C. Highway 150, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Lenox Castle, also known as Rockingham Springs, 1878
- Sold for $650,000 on August 24, 2018 (originally listed at $900,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,665 square feet, 144 acres
- Price/square foot: $390
- Built in 1878
- Listed January 9, 2016
- Last sale: Unavailable in online records
- Historical marker: “LENOX CASTLE Also known as Rockingham Springs. Council of State met here, 1790. Owned by John Lenox, Archibald D. Murphey, & Thomas Ruffin. Famous health resort.” (Click for details)
Four homes are on the farm, including the 1878 main house and a guest house next door, plus two rental properties, several barns, fenced-in pastures and mature hardwood forest. More than 1,000 feet of road frontage.
18 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Oliver House
- Sold for $75,000 on August 7, 2018 (listed at $125,000)
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,206 square feet, 0.41 acre
- Price/square foot: $62
- Built in 1845
- Note: One of only four raised cottages in Caswell County.
- The house was fully restored in 2005 according to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina.
111 Arden Place, Greensboro
Blog post 1, January 10, 2018 — 111 Arden Place: A Million-Dollar Sunset Hills Mansion on the Auction Block
Blog post 2, January 24, 2018 — Following up on 111 Arden Place: BB&T Has Bought the Property at Auction
Blog post 3, March 27, 2018 — Update on 111 Arden Place: BB&T Is Preparing to Put Edgewood Up For Sale
Blog post 4, May 16, 2018 — Edgewood: Any Day Now
- Sold for $785,000 on July 11, 2018 (listed at $850,000)
- 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,209 square feet, 2.26 acres
- Price/square foot: $151
- Built in 1915
- Listed June 4, 2018
- Last sale before foreclosure: $845,000, August 1999
- Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
- Note: Foreclosure. The lender took possession of the house for $175,000 in February 2017.
- The listing shows the house as 5,693 square feet; the Guilford County property record shows 5,209.
- Sold for $615,000 on June 29, 2018 (listed at $649,000)
- 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,902 square feet
- Price/square foot: $125
- Built in 1847
- Listed April 26, 2018
- Last sale: $575,000, April 1996
- Note: Built as the Bank of Cape Fear, it became the original home of SECCA (the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art) before being converted into a residence.
- Listing: Original wide-plank floors, wavy-glass windows, large fireplaces and three-story staircase.
- Sold for $475,000 on June 29, 2018 (originally listed at $675,000)
- 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, 0.93 acre
- Price/square foot: $99
- Built in 1977
- Listed April 5, 2017
- Last sale: The house has been owned by its original owners since it was built.
- Note: The property has a Graham address but is located south of I-40/85 in Swepsonville, near the Haw River and between N.C. 54 and N.C. 87.
- The house is on the lakefront of Quandary Lake.
- Newly renovated kitchen, living room with marble fireplace.
1036 Covington House Road, Walnut Cove, Stokes County
The Col. Covington House
- Sold for $143,500 on June 29, 2018
- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,395 square feet, 5.19 acres
- Price/square foot: $42
- Built in 1821
- Listed May 21, 2018
- Last sale: Before 1969, details not available online
- Note: The listing calls it the oldest home in Stokes County.
- Listing: “With a little love & care, this stately house will make a beautiful home place.”
- Sold for $1.35 million on June 28, 2018 (originally listed at $1.899 million)
- 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 8,023 square feet, 0.66 acre
- Price/square foot: $168
- Built in 1928
- Listed May 18, 2017
- Last sale: $425,000, February 1982
- Neighborhood: Irving Park
- Listing: “Massive Elizabethan style dwelling w/steeply pitched gables, stuccoed walls patterned in diamonds & squares at gables, all topped with distinctive tile roof.”
- Sold for $220,000 on June 8, 2018 (originally listed at $275,000)
- 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet
- Price/square foot: $119
- Built in 1880
- Listed August 2015
- Last sale: $70,000, August 2004
1021 Broad Avenue, Greensboro
The J. Kenneth Lee House
- Sold for $200,000 on April 19, 2018
- 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 4,501 square feet
- Price/square foot: $44
- Built in 1959
- Listing date not available
- Last sale: Not available in online records
- Neighborhood: Benjamin Benson
- Note: Attorney J. Kenneth Lee was a hero of the civil rights movement, nationally and in Greensboro. He died in 2018 at the age of 94.
- The neighborhood is getting new attention for its Mid-Century Modern homes.
- Sold for $1.655 million on March 12, 2018 (listed at $1.675 million)
- 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,008 square feet
- Price/square foot: $275
- Built in 1935
- Listed February 1, 2018
- Neighborhood: Irving Park
- Note: The Bryans bought the house when it was built in 1935. He left it to the Bryan Foundation in his will. The foundation provided it to UNCG as the chancellor’s residence until the university bought a new home in 2017.
- Sold for $600,000 on March 5, 2018 (originally listed at $848,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,734 square feet, 0.45 acre
- Price/square feet: $127
- Built in 1873
- Listed March 2016
- Note: The property includes the original detached kitchen with a fireplace and bathroom; it could be used as a studio, apartment or outdoor kitchen.
- The house has an apartment with a private entrance.
- Sold for $2,335,000 on February 14, 2018 (listed at $2,875,000)
- 8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and two half-baths, 13,548 square feet, 27.66 acres
- Price/square foot: $172
- Built in 1929
- Listed August 31, 2017
- Neighborhood: Lake Brandt
- Notes: Built by Lunsford Richardson III. Guilford County Landmark designation (50% tax deduction).
- Indoor pool, greenhouse, playhouse, bathhouse, five-car garage with five-room apartment (1,268 square feet).
- The property includes a 1/6 share of the private, 26-acre Richardson Lake.
4909 Guilford College Road
The William G. Wiley House
Blog post — 4909 Guilford College Road: A sweet little 1908 farmhouse
- Sold for $173,000 on December 12, 2017 (originally listed at $194,800)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet, 2.18 acres
- Price/square foot: $72
- Built in 1908
- Listed February 2017
- Last sale: September 2009, price unavailable in online records
- Neighborhood: Near Grandover and Business 85
- Note: Designated as a Guilford County Landmark, 1993
- Includes a detached workshop with a large second-floor room and a dilapidated barn. Some rooms have been renovated, but most of the house needs work.
- “Wiley was known as a progressive dairy farmer, and his farm was considered a model of state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. The cost of the house was $1,800, and plans were secured through Radford American Homes, a mail-order company based in Illinois.”
- “This well-preserved site maintains an important link to early twentieth century rural life in Guilford County and illustrates the influence of national catalog and building supply companies on the vernacular landscape.” (Landmark Properties of Guilford County, North Carolina)
- Sold for $220,000 on November 20, 2017 (originally listed at $300,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,789 square feet
- Price/square foot: $79
- Built in 1968
- Listed February 22, 2017
- Last sale: $115,000, December 2011
- Neighborhood: Cumberland
- Note: The current owners have renovated extensively, restoring the home to its Mid-Century Modern glory.
- Sold for $920,500 on November 3, 2017 (listed at $975,000)
- 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 7,233 square feet, 0.97 acre
- Price/square foot: $127
- Built in 1965
- Listed August 21, 2017
- Last sale: $385,000, May 1982
- Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
- Note: Listing describes it as a “Lowenstein contemporary.”
- Sunroom with indoor swimming pool.
707 Blair Street
The James H. and Anne B. Willis House
Willis House NRHP
Blog post — Open House: 707 Blair Street, a Lowenstein classic on the National Register of Historic Places
- Sold for $524,095 on August 2, 2017 (originally listed at $600,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,077 square feet, 0.7 acre
- Price/square foot: $170
- Built in 1965
- Listed April 8, 2017
- Last sale: $495,000, October 2002
- Neighborhood: Irving Park
- Note: Mid-Century Modern classic, designed by the Lowenstein-Atkinson firm.
- The house has been meticulously restored by the current owners.