Historic Homes

Updated November 4, 2020

These classic houses exemplify the qualities and character of their eras.

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

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8101 Kelly Ford Road, Oak Ridge
contract pending September 11, 2020

  • $1.125 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,554 square feet, 31.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $440
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $307,000, August 2000
  • Note: The property consists of three lots.
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2309 Lafayette Avenue, Greensboro
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — Two Million-Dollar Mansions Sell Suddenly in Irving Park, But You Still Have a Few to Choose From

  • $1.049 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $349
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $550,000, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: The property includes a detached 1,600 square-foot “guest house/garage/rec room/office” with two bathrooms.
    • Also “Moss walkways, Blue Stone patios & Koi Pond.”
    • From 1924 to 1930, the property was sold five times. In 1930, it was bought by its first long-term owner, surgeon Richard B. Davis. He owned the house until 1945.
    • Hampton Shuping, an executive with J.P. Stevens and his wife, Margaret, owned the house from 1958 to 1982. Stevens may be best remembered today as the bitterly anti-union textile company that served as the villain in the film Norma Rae. Stevens’s resistance to unionization was characterized by The New York Times in 1981 as “one of the ugliest episodes in recent labor history.”
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3650 Southeast School Road, Eastern Guilford County

  • $814,500 (originally $835,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms,  3,234 square feet (per county records), 8.48 acres
  • Price/square foot: $252
  • Built in 1869
  • Listed March 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, February 2003
  • Note: The house includes the original log cabin and a modern addition.
    • The property includes a guest house, 1-acre pond, grass tennis court with irrigation and a barn with a two-car garage/workshop and office.

209 W. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro
The E.S. Wills House

  • $729,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,486 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $230,000, July 1996
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground saltwater pool, an amenity rarely found in historic districts; freshwater spa; and koi pond.
    • E.S. Wills was the president of Wills Book & Stationery, secretary-treasurer of Matheson-Wills Real Estate Company and vice president of the Greensboro Real Estate Board. The store was at 107 S. Greene Street. It survived well into the ’90s, then located at Four Seasons mall. The company also had a store in Raleigh for many years at the North Hills Shopping Center.

1901 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Frances and Frank Werner House
contract pending October 24, 2020

  • $565,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,367 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, February 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled,brick Colonial Revival-style house displays a modillion cornice and a stylized dentil course on its frieze, but only on the main block.These same details carry to the entry’s entablature where a cornice with modillion blocks surmounts the frieze graced with Greek fretwork. Just below, rosettes flank a festoon. To complete this classical entry, Doric pilasters frame the paneled wood door. Windows throughout are eight-over-eight and six-over-six with those on the second floor façade notched into the frieze. A brick chimney rises from the east gable end of the main block, where it meets the lower, west gable end of a two-story, one-bay-wide, weatherboard wing. Its lower level displays casement windows above paneled aprons framed by full-height plain pilasters. The second floor includes six-over-six and eight-over-eight windows and a modern, oversized, fixed-glass window on the gable end, suggesting that this level was added somewhat recently. A west elevation, two-story, weatherboard wing displays six-over-six windows and a west gable-end brick chimney. A small ell extends from the rear and a pair of front-gabled dormers rest on the rear roof slope. According to the 1937 city directory, Werner was the supervisor of Juvenile Hosiery Mills.”

605 N. Church Street, Greensboro
The Fisher-Carlson-Latham House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — New Listing: The Fisher-Carlson-Latham House in Fisher Park, $589,900

  • $548,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,755 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1905 or circa 1910-15 (see note)
  • Listed September 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $370,000, July 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is often referred to as the Carl Carlson House, but he was apparently the second owner. Arthur Fisher built the house and in 1913 sold it to Carlson.
    • County property records date the house to 1905. Fisher Park’s NRHP nomination has it as circa 1910-15. It first appears in the city directory in the 1912-13 edition with Fisher living there.
    • NRHP district nomination: “C. I. Carlson: topped by large shingled, cross-gambrell roof; multiple bays are recessed beneath the roof, behind a round-columned wraparound porch at the first story.”

1715 Wright Avenue, Greensboro
The Esther W. Armfield House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — New Listing: 1715 Wright Avenue, A Fisher Park House in Sunset Hills (Maybe)
contract pending October 21, 2020
no longer under contract October 22, 2020

  • $525,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,532 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $364,500, June 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The house may not have been built at its present location, according to Marvin Brown in Greensboro: An Architectural Record: “It is said to have originally overlooked Fisher Park from the present site of the First Presbyterian Church. By 1930 it had been moved to this site and was occupied by Armfield, widow of newspaperman G. Will Armfield.” First Presbyterian was built in 1928. 1715 Wright Avenue is listed in the Greensboro city directory for the first time in 1930.
    • George Williamson Armfield  (1849-1927) was actually not a journalist but an architect, actually the first licensed architect in the state. Among his works were the alumni hall at Oak Ridge Military Academy and the Harden Thomas Martin House on North Mendenhall Street, now Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast. “When North Carolina passed an architectural practice act and began the formal registration of architects, G. Will Armfield of Greensboro was granted certificate #1 on May 15, 1915,” the N.C. State University website says. “He was one of a large number of men who were certified based on having already been in practice prior to 1915. “
    • After her husband’s death in 1927, Esther (1857-1942) bought the property from her son Hugh (1898-1992). She and, later, her daughter Minnie Myrtle Armfield (1880-1973) owned it until Minnie’s estate sold it in 1974. The Armfields had eight children, six of whom survived to adulthood.
    • Esther’s parents, Henry and Ann Wakefield, were born in England and probably were Quakers. They moved to Canada, where their nine children were born, and then to North Carolina. Along with their three youngest children, they’re buried in New Garden Friends Cemetery in Greensboro. (Esther and G. Will are in Green Hill.)
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1002 Fairmont Street, Greensboro
The Laucks-Hooke House
contract pending September 29, 2020

  • $519,500 (originally $549,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,930 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $308,000, September 2003
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property was owned from 1924 to 1939 by John Laucks, a clerk at Vicks Chemical Company. It was bought in 1939 by Malcolm Hooke, a professor of French at the Women’s College; his books on French grammar and usage are still available (though long out of print, malheuresment). He sold the house in 1970.
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808 W. Farriss Avenue, High Point
contract pending August 13, 2020
no longer under contract August 31, 2020

  • $459,000 (originally $467,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,539 square feet, 0.78 acre
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed July 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $375,000, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: It’s rare to see a house built in the 1950s with architectural details (stone quoins and slate roof, for example) that were fast disappearing by the 1930s.
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211 E. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • $449,999 (originally $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,268 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $100,000, April 2020
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property was bought by an LLC in April for $100,000; three months later it was listed for sale at $375,000. The price has been raised twice since.
    • Renovations were under way when the property was listed for sale.
    • The property is in the Fisher Park Neighborhood and NRHP historic district, but is not within the local historic district. That means it’s not subject to the appearance guidelines of the local historic district.

303 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The Effie M. Anderson House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 303 S. Mendenhall Street: A 1914 Harry Barton Classic in College Hill, $449,900
contract pending October 9, 2020

  • $449,900
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,807 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 6 2020
  • Last sale: $248,000 May 2008
  • Note: Designated as a Guilford County historic landmark
    • Designed by Harry Barton. Few architects have been as historically prominent in Greensboro and across the state as Harry Barton. For more than 20 years until his death in 1937, he designed several of the Greensboro’s most notable buildings, including the UNCG Auditorium, the Quad and others on the campus; the Guilford County Courthouse; the Cone Export and Commission Building; First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; and World War Memorial Stadium. 
    • Effie McLean Anderson was a widow. She bought the house in 1915, about a year after her husband died; they had been married less than four years. She had no children and never remarried. (Effie did have a step-daughter but may not have raised her. Fannie Anderson Sutton’s mother died at age 30 in 1910, when Fannie was four years old. Fannie lived to be 99, dying in 2006 at her home at Well-Spring Retirement Community.)
    • Effie owned the house until February 9, 1946; she died eight days later at the age of 61.
    • Her husband, William Irvin Anderson, died at age 35 while having his appendix taken out. He was the founder and owner of W.I. Anderson Produce at 245 E. Friendly Avenue. His building has been converted to offices but is still identifiable by the words “♦ FRUITS ♦ PRODUCE ♦” over the door facing East Friendly (click on the photo to see it bigger):

5710 Scotland Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County

  • $449,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,578 square feet, 0.88 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $244,000, January 2016
  • Listing: “Additions such as the master suite, new kitchen and large living area were all completed in 2005.”
  • The house was owned from 1958 to 2004 by Jonathan (1916-1969) and Frances Burnett Woodell (1920-209). He was president of E.A. Woodell & Co., a printing and engraving from started by his father, Edgar A. Woodell. Jonathan also served as state president of the B.P.O. Elks, 1965-66.

210 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro
contract pending October 12, 2020
no longer under contract October 20, 2020

  • $447,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,312 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1908 (per county records; see note below)
  • Listed September 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $326,000, December 2011
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end roof; Oriental flair to roof of front portico and two front dormers”
    • Although county records show a 1908 date for the house, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1917 with physician Walter F. Byrd as the resident. He apparently was a tenant, since the house was then owned by the Rev. Charles W. and Hattie Byrd. He was the pastor of West Market Methodist Episcopal Church; they were listed as living at 412 W. Market Street. In 1918, Mrs. Byrd, by then a widow and living in Buncombe County, sold the house.
    • After two short-term owners, attorney R.R. King bought the house in 1920. He and then his descendants owned the house until 1997.
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310 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
contract pending October 4, 2020

  • $445,000 (originally $457,700)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,404 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $277,000, May 2006
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

211 Elmwood Drive, Greensboro
The Elliott R. Carver House
contract pending October 7, 2020

  • $369,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,373 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $24,750, July 1946
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house was last sold to Ford D. Little in 1946. He was president of W.P. Ballard and Company of Greensboro, which sold laundry supplies and equipment. The house has been in the family ever since.
    • The original owner, Elliott R. Carver, was an executive of Central Insurance Company and Piedmont Finance Company. He lost the house to foreclosure in 1933.
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1803 Rolling Road, Greensboro
contract pending August 11, 2020

  • $369,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,961 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $299,000, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

1009 Ferndale Boulevard, High Point
contract pending October 14, 2020

  • $368,000 (originally $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,898 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed October 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $242,000, July 1999
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Listing: The property includes an outdoor fireplace in the backyard and a detached garage with office space.
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801 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro

  • $359,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,092 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built as early as 1916 or as late as 1931 (see note below)
  • Listed May 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, November 2003
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Fisher Park’s National Register nomination describes it as a “three-bay, facade-gable, gable-end I house with a bungalow-style front porch.”
    • The NRHP nomination dates the house from 1916-20, and city directories show a residence at 801 Keough, as the street was then known, dating back to 1921. County records, though, give the date as 1931. For what it’s worth, it looks more like a 1920 house than one built in 1931.

1405 Fairmont Street, Greensboro
The William and Irma Kampschmidt House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — New Listing: 1405 Fairmont Street, a 1930 Gem Hidden Away in West Market Terrace, $350,000

  • $350,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,328 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The original owners were the Rev. William and Irma Kampschmidt. He was a teacher at Immanuel Lutheran College; she was the manager of the Dragon Shop, a millinery store at 123 W. Market Street. They owned the house from 1930 to 1967.
    • Immanuel Lutheran was a residential high school, junior college and seminary for African American students from 1905 to 1961. Its campus at the corner of East Market and Luther streets became part of the adjacent N.C. A&T State University campus. All of its buildings have been torn down. One of its most famous graduates was actor Gregg Morris of the original Mission Impossible TV series. (More here)
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630 Joyner Street, Greensboro
contract pending September 15, 2020
no longer under contract October 1, 2020

  • $350,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, December 2001
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house has four 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments.
    • The house may have been built as a quadruplex. City directories show multiple households at the address as early as 1924.

201 Leftwich Street, Greensboro
contract pending November 1, 2020

  • $347,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,980 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $295,000, May 2016
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District

611 Bellemeade Street, Greenboro

  • $298,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,878 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $200,000, May 2010
  • Neighborhood: Cedar Street
  • Note: Rental property

1332 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — New Listing: 1332 W. Friendly Avenue, A Beautiful 1918 Craftsman
contract pending September 12, 2020

  • $290,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,016 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed September 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $247,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace

912 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro
The Wrenn-Foushee House

  • $288,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, May 2014
  • Note: Rental property
    • According to the historic district’s NRHP nomination, the first owner was Owen Wrenn, a civil engineer.
    • The house was owned by Sam and Verna Foushee and their descendants from 1941 to 2010. Sam was a conductor on the Yadkin & Atlantic Railway.

711 Park Avenue, Greensboro

  • $286,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $273,622, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

1005 W. Westwood Avenue, High Point
contract pending November 4, 2020

  • $280,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,232 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, June 2016

605 N. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
contract pending October 11, 2020

  • $280,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,904 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $260,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood



803 E. Bragg Street, Greensboro
Blog post — 803 E. Bragg Street: A 1915 House Gets a Bold New Look That Tests Its Owners’ Nerve
listing withdrawn September 19, 2020
repainted and relisted October 13, 2020

  • $250,000 (originally $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed August 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $21,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: From 1969-1997, the house was owned by Ezell Blair Sr. and his wife, Corene, parents of Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), one of the Greensboro Four.
    • The owners lost their nerve! This is how the house looked when they originally listed it in August:
  • … and how it looked before its renovation:

612 Springwood Avenue, Gibsonville

  • $249,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,903 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: Not found in online records
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1008 Haywood Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)

  • $218,999 (originally $499,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed November 25, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1998
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Zillow listing says the house is 1,804 square feet; county tax records say 1,604.
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708 Fifth Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending September 2, 2020

  • $249,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,448 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $169,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

1005 Johnson Street, High Point
The Alice Charles Rental House
contract pending September 27, 2020

  • $215,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,810 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed September 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $139,900, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street Historic District (local), Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • NRHP district nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, front-gabled, Craftsman-style house  is three bays wide and triple-pile with one-and-a-half-story, projecting gabled bays on the left (south) and right (north) elevations. The house has a painted brick veneer on the first story that flares slightly at the bottom of the wall. It has wood shingles at the top of the walls and in the gables with deep eaves, exposed rafter tails and knee brackets in the gables. The house has replacement windows except for small, six-light, Craftsman-style windows near the front of the left elevation and flanking the chimney on the right elevation. The eight-light-over-three-panel door is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch on tapered wood posts on brick piers with an original low wood railing and a low gable over the entrance. The house was built in 1921 as a rental property by Alice Charles, wife of Commercial National Bank officer R.C. Charles.”
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6069 Burlington Road, Sedalia, Guilford County
The Dr. Joseph McLean House, 1852
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — A circa 1850 National Register House in Guilford County Has Become Very Affordable
contract pending September 19, 2020

  •  $174,500 (originally $495,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 18.39 acres
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1852 (per county property records)
  • Listed February 24, 2017
  • Last sale: The property has been in the McLean and Wharton families since the 1830s.
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1115 Council Street, High Point
The Henry Grady Owens House
contract pending July 13-16, 2020
contract pending July 20 to August 13, 2020
contract pending August 26-31, 2020
contract pending September 9, 2020

  • $156,400 (originally $170,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,616 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $139,500, May 2002
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is five bays wide and triple-pile with a shed-roofed wall dormer on the right (north) end of the facade. The house has a brick veneer, replacement windows, and a four-light-over-four-panel door sheltered by an arched hood on brackets. A flat-roofed screened porch projects from the right end of the facade, supported by square, full-height brick piers. There are paired windows in the gable ends and brackets under the windows in the dormer for holding a window box. The site slopes to the rear to reveal a basement-level garage. The earliest known occupant is Henry Grady Owens (teacher, High Point High School) in 1927.” (District NRHP nomination)

4606 E. State Highway 150, Browns Summit
The Prince E. Taylor Sr. House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 4606 N.C. Highway 150 East: An African American Blacksmith’s 1913 Home to be Auctioned

  • The auction has been canceled (it was scheduled for January 7, 2021); no further information is available
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,224 square feet, 1.15 acres
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed October 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,000, September 2005
  • Note: Prince E. Taylor Sr. (1865-1953) bought the property in 1904 from Cesar and Jeannette Cone. He paid $164.
    • Taylor owned the property until his death. His obituary in the Greensboro Daily News: “Veteran Blacksmith Claimed By Death: Prince E. Taylor, 87 year-old Brown Summit Negro blacksmith, died Friday at his home following a short illness. The elderly blacksmith had worked at his trade for more than 50 years. He continued to work until the last day of 1952 and became ill on New Year’s Eve. He is survived by four daughters, two sisters and three grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.”
    • It’s unclear who inherited the house when Prince died, but daughter Annie Taylor Buffaloe (1899-1992) inherited it in 1983. She sold it in 1987.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

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5400 Williams Road, Lewisville

  • $2.21 million
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet, 26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $1,548
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed December 5, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records. County tax records don’t show 5400 Williams Road as an address, although the county GIS system does.
  • Listing: The property includes a horse barn, another house (2,400 square feet) and a potential site for an additional home.
    • Located across from WestBend Winery.
    • “Owners have made a residence, of what use to be an events center and restaurant, much more space to add additional bedrooms and baths, should one choose to expand this space. This property is also listed as commercial.”
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217 N. Pine Valley Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 11, 2020
no longer under contract August 31, 2020

  • $745,000 (originally $825,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,216 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed May 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $680,000, May 2010
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Designed by William Roy Wallace
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418 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn November 26, 2018; relisted April 8, 2019
listing withdrawn November 1, 2019; relisted August 31, 2020
contract pending September 4, 2020

  • $599,000 (originally $699,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,322 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 1, 2018
  • Last sale: $129,000, March 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The house was designed by Luther Lashmit.
    • The property includes a terrace, patio, waterfall fishpond, tree house and potting shed.

426 Carolina Circle, Winston-Salem
The John and Marjorie Moore House
contract pending November 3, 2020

  • $575,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,066 square feet (per county records), 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $278
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $476,500, August 2011
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a guest house with a full kitchen and bath.
    • John Watson Moore and Marjorie McApline Moore bought the property in 1921. John died in 1968 at age 77; Marjorie (1985-1974) sold the house in 1969. Both were born in Japan, and both were buried in Huntersville. John was the first principal of R.J. Reynolds High School and later superintendent of the city schools.

9292 Creek Farm Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • $575,000 (originally $900,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,580 square feet, 30.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 1, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The owner says the house needs considerable work.
    • “Large open fields with creek. Farmhouse, large barn and numerous outbuildings. Land suitable for development or possible commercial use.”
    • Previous listing said the house was built in 1881.

245 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
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contract pending October 19, 2020

  • $525,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,577 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $204
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $330,000, January 2010
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
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633 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $499,900 (originally $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,146 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $233
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 18, 2020
  • Last sold: $258,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The listing says the house has 2,700 square feet; county records show 2,146.
    • The picture above is from Google Street View (2014); no photo of the full front of the house is included in the listing.
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903 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
contract pending October 26, 2020

  • $442,000 (originally $449,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,958 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $32,000, October 1983
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house includes a one-bedroom basement apartment with a separate entrance and address (1302 Forsyth Street).
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916 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Voltz House
listing expired September 1, 2020
relisted September 21, 2020

  • $430,000 (originally $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,110 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1816
  • Listed March 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, December 1990
  • Listing: “Lower level features playroom w/separate outside entrance w/mudroom, playroom, bedroom & bath for frequent visitors, Air B&B or multi-generational living.”
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1116 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
listing removed August 31, 2018; relisted April 20, 2019
listing removed July 19, 2019
relisted June 10, 2020

  • $429,900 (previously listed at $459,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,240 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed May 25, 2018
  • Last sale: $336,000, April 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End

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5576 Main Street, Bethania, Forsyth County
contract pending October 5, 2020

  • $299,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,332 square feet (per county records), 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1772
  • Listed June 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $337,000, June 2003
  • Note: The property includes a barn apartment.
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156 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Roland C. Taylor House

  • $292,500 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,351 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built around 1905 (see note below)
  • Listed March 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $237,500, November 2017
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The National Register nomination for the West End lists the date of the house as circa 1905. The county property listing says 1921.
    • NRHP district nomination: “The Taylor House is an example of one the more simple Queen Anne-influenced houses built in the West End in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is a two-story frame dwelling with a right front projecting bay. Exterior decoration is found only in the fish scale-cut wood shingles and in the front porch with its turned posts and balustrade (which continues down the front steps) and sawnwork brackets. Aluminum siding has been added in the last decade [late 1970’s to early 80’s], but does not detract from the overall character of the house.”
    • “Roland C. Taylor, a bookkeeper for Harler Dry Goods Co., purchased the property in 1904, and he and his wife, Eleanor, were listed at this location by 1906. They, or she (after his death), continued to occupy the house until the late 1930s, and retained ownership until 1945.”
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1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House

  • $279,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: It has been in the Parker family since at least 1941.
  • Listing: “unique Caribbean style, custom built home in a lovely country setting”
    • This house may stretch the definition of Mid-Century Modern. It looks like a precursor to MCM. Description on N.C. Modernist: “Parker sketched the designs for this and the next house on a paper bag while sailing back to the United States after one of his trips to Cuba. He hired Fogle Brothers to build two unusual but not really Modernist houses, one for himself and one for his son, Mark Parker.” It’s still owned by the Parkers’ heirs.

8020 Broad Street, Rural Hall, Forsyth County

  • $257,000 (originally $365,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,023 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1871
  • Listed September 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $57,500, June 1987
  • Note: The listing talks about “preserving the charm and history” of the home, but it has vinyl siding and replacement windows.
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107 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 16, 2020

  • $210,000 (originally $235,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,275 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $25,000, May 1990
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
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927 Apple Street SW, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn August 28, 2019
relisted October 15, 2020

  • $150,000 (originally listed at $165,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,130 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed August 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, April 2008
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Vinyl siding, replacement windows
    • Not owner-occupied
    • A previous listing said, “… no serious issues move in ready.”
    • The house is next-door to the 1-acre-plus Apple & Green City Farm and just around the corner from Piedmont International University.
    • District NRHP nomination: “I-house. Two story; side gable; single pile; rear ell; one-over-one replacement windows; vinyl siding; hip-roof porch; turned posts; sawn brackets. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

1515 Johnsontown Road, Thomasville, Davidson County
listing expired October 23, 2019
relisted October 16, 2020

  • $877,000 (originally $1.1 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,804 square feet, 26.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $313
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $315,000, June 1998
  • Note: The property includes a lake and a lakeside pavilion with a kitchen, full bath and masonry fireplace.
    • Previous listing: “Parisian inspired torcheres circle the lake and are found throughout the property. … 26.82 acres of pristine forest.”
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8827 N.C. Highway 109 N., Wallburg, Davidson County
contract pending August 28 to October 5, 2020
contract pending October 9, 2020

  • $295,000 (originally $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,442 square feet, 0.93 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1890 (per county records)
  • Listed May 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $282,000, July 2015
  • Note: The property has a Winston-Salem mailing address but is located in Wallburg.

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2773 Frye Bridge Road, Davidson County

  • $269,000 (originally $299,000, later down to $259,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,949 square feet, 10.12 acres
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $167,650, February 2009
  • Note: County records show the house dating back to 1919 rather than 1895, with 2,949 square feet rather than 2,432 (listing) and 10.12 acres rather than 1 acre (listing).
    • The property has a Clemmons mailing address but is southeast of Clemmons in Davidson County.

136 S. Elm Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $249,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,487 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in1933
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $45,000, August 2006

139 Welcome Arcadia Road, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending November 1, 2020

  • $199,000 (originally $249,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,544 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed October 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $97,000, April 2015