Bungalows and Cottages

Updated September 21, 2021

A bungalow is a one or one-and-a-half story home, typically with a front porch and often, though not always, relatively small and intimate. “Cottage” as an architectural style (rather than as functional description, such as vacation cottage) describes small homes, informal and descended from modest farm houses and other rural dwellings.

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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1065 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The W.E. Lindsay House
Mojo Bed & Breakfast
listing withdrawn April 30, 2021; relisted May 8, 2021
listing withdrawn July 16, 2021; relisted August 18, 2021
contract pending August 22, 2021

  • $309,900 (originally $380,000)
  • Triplex, total of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,622 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $128,500, November 2011
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic district
  • Listing: “Triplex, Duplex or Single-Family Home … Pick owner’s apt and rent other 2. Live in 2 apts & rent 1. Rent as 3 apartments or don’t rent at all and live in the entire house. … Furnishings etc. needed to be earning $ immediately, come with purchase.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “W.E. Lindsay is thought to have been the original owner of this Craftsman bungalow, which was probably built around 1920. In 1922 Lindsay was the manager and secretary-treasurer of the Alpine Woolen Mills. He lived at this address in 1928.
    • “The story-and-a-half frame house has a conventional bungalow form, with a low-pitched side-gable roof that supports a large gabled dormer and flares to engage a front porch. The porch and a porte cochere on the left side have stout square wood columns on river-cobble pedestals. The honey-colored cobbles, which are also used for the foundation and two interior chimneys, are not an unusual material for a ca. 1920 bungalow but they stand out in Mount Airy where most stonework from the period is local granite. The house is sheathed with wood shingles and there are large triangular brackets in the gables of the main roof and porte cochere and under the front corners of the porch roof.
    • “Since the house was first surveyed in the 1980s, two added front entries—presumably the result of the house’s conversion into apartments—have been removed to return the façade to its original three bays of windows flanking the front door, apparently when the house was returned to its original use as a single-family dwelling. Other features include replacement windows, exposed rafter ends, and rear shed and gable dormers.
    • “By 1948 the house had been converted to the Lindsey Apartments, a name that remained in use into the 1960s.”

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

2413 Sylvan Road, Greensboro

  • $725,000 (originally $749,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,815 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $399
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed August 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $171,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The price is extraordinarily high for Sunset Hills. The highest price sale on a per-square-foot basis for a Sunset Hills home this year has been $255. Only two historic homes we’ve followed in the Triad this year have been sold at a higher price per square foot (both were in Irving Park).
    • The listing agent appears to be based in Southern California and offers cut-rate service for sellers in 15 states.

1800 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Hedrick-Stansbury House
contract pending August 25, 2021

  • $449,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,648 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $310,000, September 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Although it was built during the period of significance for the historic district (1925-1965), the house is considered a “non-contributing” structure. At some point, a poorly designed second-story addition was tacked onto the back of the otherwise one-story house. The addition’s exterior is well concealed in the listing’s photos; above, you can see a gable peeking out over the roof to the left of the chimney. Here’s a look at the left side of the house from the street:
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, hip- and cross-gabled, brick bungalow displays a full-width, recessed porch topped at its west end by a front-facing, wood shingled gable with exposed purlins; an identical side gable faces east. Battered paneled wood posts resting on brick piers that are linked by a solid brick balustrade support the porch as it shelters a divided-light door. Windows are six-over-one and an interior corbeled brick chimney rises from the dwelling’s center.
    • “A sunporch illuminated by eight-light, possibly casement, windows and a divided-light door occupies the east elevation. An original, one-story, hip- roofed ell extends to the rear.
    • “An unsympathetic, synthetic-sided, cross-gabled addition has been built on top of the west side of the house and just behind the chimney. Photographs from the 1990 suggest that this addition replaced an earlier shed-roofed shingled addition.
    • “This dwelling housed two families for at least the first twenty years after it was constructed. The earliest occupants were Hilda and F.E. Stansbury, who was a manager at Huntley Stockton Hill Company and Carrie and Eccles E. Hedrick, who was vice president Gate City Motor Company.”

308 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Lalah and Clarence E. Pierce House
contract pending September 7, 2021

  • $425,000 (originally $515,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,339 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale $54,000, June 1978
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled with returns,weatherboard Period Cottage features a front-facing gable with returns and a brick façade chimney with paved shoulders and corbelling. A one-story, hip-roofed,screen porch supported by classically-inspired posts and topped by a half-circle, louvered wood vent occupies the north half of the façade. A bungalow-style wood and multi-light door with modillion blocks is on the north side of the front wing and sheltered by the screened porch. Some of the six-over-one windows are replacements. A hip-roofed sun porch with four-over-one windows is on the rear (east) of the north elevation. The interior remains intact. The Pierces bought the property in September 1925 and first appear in the city directory in 1927. Pierce was a traveling salesman. They sold the house in 1955.”

311 N. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Lottie and Colvin Leonard House
contract pending July 15, 2021

  • $425,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,192 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $335,000, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • The house as described in the district NRHP nomination in 2012: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, vinyl-sided house features a projecting, front-gabled sun porch with classical posts and metal casement windows, which are likely not original but are historic. An arched louvered wood vent pierces the upper gable, which is sheathed in asbestos shingles. The porch shelters a divided light door. Windows throughout are replacement six-over-one and a brick chimney rises through the roof on the north gable end.
  • “C.T. Leonard was vice-president and assistant treasurer of Southern Mortgage Loan and Land Company. The Leonards owned the property from 1926 to 1928.”

219 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Grace and James R. Hendrix House
contract pending August 19, 2021

  • $419,000 (originally $429,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,001 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed July 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, January 2007
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gabled,brick Craftsman bungalow displays an off-center front gable. Purlins and exposed rafter tails grace the roof and front-gabled dormer. Windows are nine-over-one with framing soldier-course lintels and header-course sills.
  • “Before 1990, the front porch was enclosed and fitted with eighteen-light fixed windows. The entrance was moved forward and now contains a slightly-recessed, paneled wood,double-leaf door.
  • “Concrete steps flanked by low brick wall stopped with concrete lead to the door. A brick chimney occupies the south gable end, forward of the roof ridge.
  • “The Hendrixes bought the property in April 1929 and first appear at this address in the 1930 city directory. James Hendrix was a post office clerk. The Hendrix family owned the house until 1975.”

308 Woodbine Court
The Lalah and Clarence E. Pierce House
contract pending September 7, 2021

  • $385,000 (originally $515,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,339 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale $54,000, June 1978
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled with returns, weatherboard Period Cottage features a front-facing gable with returns and a brick façade chimney with paved shoulders and corbelling. A one-story, hip-roofed,screen porch supported by classically-inspired posts and topped by a half-circle, louvered wood vent occupies the north half of the façade.
    • “A bungalow-style wood and multi-light door with modillion blocks is on the north side of the front wing and sheltered by the screened porch. Some of the six-over-one windows are replacements. A hip-roofed sun porch with four-over-one windows is on the rear (east) of the north elevation. The interior remains intact.
    • “The Pierces bought the property in September 1925 and first appear in the city directory in 1927. Pierce was a traveling salesman. They sold the house in 1955.”

1606 Wright Avenue, Greensboro

  • $347,900 (originally $348,750)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,626 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Basically for sale by owner, it’s listed with an Atlanta “flat fee MLS provider,” an agent that gets the house listed on the MLS and does little else (which may explain the odd price and the amateuish photos).
    • How the house looked before its fix-and-flip owner bought it in February:

200 E. Sheraton Park Road, Eastern Guilford County
contract pending August 5 to September 15, 2021
contract pending September 20, 2021

  • $330,000 (originally $319,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,366 square feet, 20.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $255,000, June 2017
  • Listing: “Potential for 4 bedrooms”
    • The property includes several outbuildings and a mix of forest and field acreage.

409 McAdoo Avenue, Greensboro
The John and Ruby Sparrow House

  • $315,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,580 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $216,500, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Southside
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Although county records date the house only to 1935, the address appears in city directories as far back as 1922. The original owners were John Ward Sparrow (1891-1967), a brakeman, and his wife, Ruby Juanita Bain Sparrow (1896-1969). They owned the property until 1938 but bought it back two years later. They sold it a second and final time in 1943.
    • With the decline of Southside in the mid-20th century, the property fell into disrepair and was acquired by the Greensboro Redevelopment Commission in 1999. As part of the city’s ambitious rehabilitation of the neighborhood, it was restored and sold to a new homeowner in 2001.

603 Northridge Street, Greensboro
contract pending August 27, 2021

  • $315,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,222 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $258
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $194,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

6279 Hunt Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County
contract pending August 2, 2021

  • $309,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,468 square feet, 5.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000, October 1986
  • Listing: The property includes a “3 stall horse barn & arena. chicken coop, outbuilding.”
    • “No records of well per Guilford Co.”
    • The house apparently was built by Albion Monroe Fentress (1867-1963), who owned the property from 1911 to 1950. He was a music teacher and a member of the huge third generation of one of southeast Guilford’s most prominent families.
    • Albion and his wife, Flora Ann Newman Fentress (1884-1966), passed the property on to their daughter, Martha Angelina Fentress Riley (1908-1993). Although she was married, the name of her husband, Lucian Gray Riley (1903-1975), didn’t appear on the deed. Martha sold the house in 1976.
    • That sale ended the Fentress family’s ownership after more than 65 years. Albion had inherited the property, then part of a 22-acre tract, from his father, William Fentress (1827-1909).
    • Daily Record, December 11, 1909: “MR. WILLIAM FENTRESS DEAD – It was learned here today that Mr. William Fentress died Sunday night at his home in Pleasant Garden. The burial took place at Pleasant Garden today. Mr. Fentress was one of the oldest and best known citizens of the county. His age was 81 years. He is survived by two children, Mr. Albion Fentress of Pleasant Garden, and Mrs. Henry Kirkman of Vandalia.”
    • William’s father was none other than Frederick Fentress (1791-1874). Frederick was postmaster in the southeastern area of Guilford County and namesake of Fentress Township. He had 16 children between 1815 and 1855 by two wives.
    • Greensboro Patriot, September 30, 1874: “Deceased: On the 9th inst., F. Fentress, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Guilford, passed quietly away. He was in his 83rd year, and through his life was thoroughly identified with this county and for a long time one of its most active and influential citizens. He had lived respected and died beloved.”

804 S. Elam Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending September 15, 2021

  • $300,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed September 15, 2021
  • Lasts sale: $65,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Before its sale in February 2021, the house had had only two owners in the previous 77 years. It had been a rental property for at least 54 years.
    • Although county records give the house’s date as 1915, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1927.
    • The first known residents were Clyde S. Harward (1883-1936) and his wife, Bessie Sampson Harward (1891-1954). Clyde was a woodworker and cabinetmaker. They bought the property in 1922 and lived there until they sold it in 1928. Eight years later, Clyde died at age 52. He was outlived by both his parents (Henry Robert died in 1943 at age 85, and Martha Elizabeth Lloyd Harward died in 1954 at age 93).

1618 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Clegg-Rierson House
contract pending September 14, 2021

  • $299,000 (originally $325,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,559 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed August 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, January 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property
    • Listing: “The Walk-Out Basement has Maximum Ceiling Height of 6.7 feet and is not counted in finished square footage. The Basement has two additional Bedrooms, Bath, Den, Flex Room and Laundry which are not counted in square footage has a footprint of 1093 sq ft.”
    • Although county records date the house to 1932, it was built by 1928, when the address first appeared in the city directory. It was built by C. Bynum Clegg, who owned a building materials company. He rented the house out until losing it to foreclosure in 1931.
    • William Frank Rierson Sr. bought the house in 1945. He and his wife, Ruth Stout Rierson, owned it and lived there until 2000. He owned two grocery stores, one on Asheboro Street and, later, one on Pinecroft Road. After he died in 1996, Ruth owned the house until 2000.
    • The house is less than a block from UNCG. Nearly all the homes within a one-block radius are student rentals.

1613 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Hooper-McFetters House
contract pending September 11, 2021

  • $289,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,275 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $227
  • Built around 1927 (see note)
  • Listed September 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $142,500, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property, priced ($227/square foot) like an owner-occupied house in Sunset Hills or Irving Park
    • The house appears to be in very good condition, but it’s less than a half a block north of the UNCG campus on a block long overrun by landlords.
    • Listing: “Potential 2nd Bath located in Basement area, but not included in heated sq ftg.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1927, but county records give a 1941 date. Unless this is the second house on the property (and there’s no other reason to think so), the earlier date appears likelier and would be more consistent with neighboring houses.
    • The original owners were Gerald and Pearl Hooper, who bought the property in 1927. Gerald was an engineer; he died around 1939. Pearl continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1944.
    • Ernest J. McFetters bought the house from Pearl. He was co-owner of Carolina Loom Reed Company. He made it a rental house, which it may have been ever since. His family owned it for 49 years.

410 Fulton Street, Greensboro
contract pending September 17, 2021

  • $285,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,430 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1922 (see note)
  • Listed September 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $140,000, February 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Tiny lot — 0.11 acre
    • County records show a 1925 date for the house, but city directories show a residence at 410 Fulton from 1922.
    • The house probably was built by Luther and Nora Veazey, who owned the house next door, 702 Walker Avenue. They sold 410 Fulton in 1923. It appears to have been a rental property for the Veazeys and subsequent owners.
    • Luther D. Veazey (1870-1938) was one of the proprietors of Veazey-Chambers & Co., wholesale grocers. He was born in Durham County. Nora Y. Coleman Veazey was a native of Person County and, like Luther, she died in Wilmington. They’re buried together in Granville County.
    • The lot for 410 Fulton (3805) apparently had been part of the back yard of 702 Walker (3806). When the Veazeys bought 702 Walker in 1919, the lot was 198 feet deep; when they sold it in 1926, it was 118 feet deep.

1611 Walker Avenue, Greensboro

  • $265,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,395 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $14,000, December 1975
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property
    • The address appears in the city directory as early as 1927, when it was listed as vacant. The property was sold three times between April 1926 and September 1927, making it difficult to determine who first owned the house. In 1927 it was bought by Eureka Smith, who owned it until losing it to foreclosure in 1935. She apparently rented it out until she and her husband, Joseph J. Smith, moved in by late 1929. Joseph was a police sergeant.

15 Springdale Court, Greensboro
The Jennings-Horrnaday House

  • $245,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,399 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed September 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,000, March 2010
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner, rental property
    • Although county records show the date of the house as 1928, the address was listed in the city directory by 1921. It had only two owners in its first 59 years.
    • Jasper James “Jack” Jennings (1894-1973) and his wife, Pearl Bilbro Jennings (1895-1974), bought the property in 1919 and owned it for 25 years. Jack was the traffic manager for Cone Export & Commission Company. By 1942, the Jennings had disappeared from the city directory, and the house was being rented by Leo Bascom Hornaday (1889-1969).
    • A 1944 deed shows the Jennings living in New York City and selling the house to Bascom. Bascom was a salesman. At his death, the house passed to his wife, Ola James Hornaday (1889-1970). Her heirs sold it in 1980.

710 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro
The Vernon-McCuiston House
contract pending August 13, 2021

  • $239,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,340 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $215,000, December 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The original owners were William A. Vernon, an agent for Atlantic Life Insurance, and his wife, Genevieve. They sold the house in 1949 to Robert Ellis McCuiston (1903-1984), a salesman with Vanstory Clothing. His wife, Cynthia Kathryn Williams McCuiston (1901-1991), inherited the house on his death. Her heirs sold it in 1991.

4221 United Street, Greensboro
contract pending July 17, 2021

  • $185,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 965 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $77,900, May 1997
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • The original owner may have been Elmer Dayvault Yost and his wife, Bessie Ladd Scarborough Yost (1899-1993). Elmer (1894-1983) was the founder and owner of Dixie Realty & Loan Co., now Berkshire-Hathaway Yost & Little. He would have used 4221 United as a rental property. The street was then called Winston-Salem Road, which included United Street and parts of what are now Holden Road and West Market Street.
    • The Yosts sold the house in 1936 to Clarence Willard Bolling (1897-1961), one of the proprietors of the Phillips-Bolling Lumber Company. He and his wife, Audrie Penelope Nicholson Bolling (1905-1974), lived in the house for a few years before the deed was put into Audrie’s name in 1939. She was an inspector for the Mock, Judson, Voehringer hosiery mill and later Kayser-Roth. By 1941, she was living on Oakland Avenue, and Clarence had disappeared from the city directory (as had Phillips-Bolling). Audrie continued to live on Oakland Avenue and to own 4221 United until her death in 1974.

828 Silver Avenue, Greensboro
The Hodgin-Way House
contract pending September 2, 2021

  • $179,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,287 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed August 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $53,000, September 11, 2001
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Listing: “Lovely fenced lot with surrounding vacant lots owned by UNCG and maintained by their ground crew.” But county records show only one bordering lot is owned by UNCG. The other is owned by Bulent Bediz, who owns at least 40 properties in Glenwood (under his own name and an LLC) and has attracted significant attention from the city and county over the years.
    • The first owner of the house appears to have been Victor Linville Hodgin (1879-1965), a carpenter. He bought the property in 1908 from John and Nannie Hodgin; their relationship is unknown. Victor Hodgin sold the house in 1923.
    • John Hodgin was a businessman who operated a real estate firm, a piano and organ dealership and a dairy and held positions, all at the same time, with Cape Fear Manufacturing Company; Greensboro Bedding Company; Hudson Grocery Company, of which he was president; Johnson, Hinkle & Company, a clothing firm; and Wilson Undertaking and Furniture Company.
    • The Rev. William Armisted Way Sr. (1886-1977) bought the house in 1924, and it remained in his family for 73 years. He was pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. By 1928, the reverend and his wife, Mary “Mamie” Ida Cox Way (1888-1966), were living elsewhere, apparently renting 828 Silver out. By 1960, they were listed as living back at 828 Silver. Their heirs sold the house in 1997.
    • The address was originally 926 Silver Run Avenue.

813 5th Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending September 17, 2021

  • $169,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,018 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed September 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $115,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The first owners of the house apparently were Delacy Blair Burke (1915-1985) and his wife, Mary Kelly Burke (1918-2002). Blair was listed in the city directory as a general merchandise manager. The Burkes bought the house in July 1940 and sold it six months later, in January 1941. Blair later owned Burke’s Ben Franklin store in Leaksville.
    • The Burkes sold the house to Howard Lee Hughes (1904-1985). It wasn’t sold again for 50 years. Howard was a bookkeeper for Powell’s Walk Over Shop. He left the house to his wife, Margaret Pauline Ward Hughes (1905-1992), when he died. She sold it in November 1990.

501 S. Benbow Road, Greensboro
The Arledge-Hamilton House
listing withdrawn September 17, 2021
relisted September 21, 2021

  • $146,900 (originally $159,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,472 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1937 (per county but probably earlier, see note)
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: January 1997, no price recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Notes: Rental property
    • Listing: “cosmetic upgrades needed. Sold as is.”
    • The address appears in the city directory beginning in 1929, suggesting the house was built by then.
    • Wesley S. Arledge and his wife, Phyllis, bought the property in 1928 and lived there until 1937, when they lost the house to foreclosure. Wesley was a gardener.
    • Fred G. and Ethel Mae Corpening Hamilton bought the house in 1938 and owned it until 1977. Fred was a clerk for Theodore F. Armstrong, confectioner with locations on East Lee and East Market streets. He later worked as a janitor at the Cannon Court apartments on North Elm Street and at First Presbyterian Church.

709 5th Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending September 20, 2021

  • $150,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,233 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built around 1901
  • Listed September 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $32,000, February 1981
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Although county records show the date of the house as 1937, the address was listed in the city directory as far back as 1901, when it was listed as vacant.
    • It’s not clear who built the house. Ceasar and Jeannette Cone sold the property to E.A. and Anna Miller in April 1899; they lost the property to foreclosure in September 1900. The house was most likely built by then, since it appears in the 1901 city directory.
    • It was sold to E.L. Thomas in June 1903, and in the 1903-04 city directory, Thomas is identified as the resident. His wife was identified on a 1903 deed of trust as Margaret L. Thomas, but there is no record of his occupation or any other family living with him (or even his first or middle name).
    • The Thomases sold it in November 1904 to George W. Pritchett. Pritchett apparently rented the house out, as he was never identified as a resident. Online records indicate he must have sold the house sometime before 1919, when a different owner sold the house.
    • Between 1919 and 1941, the house changed hands five times, with the longest ownership belonging to Met Life, which foreclosed on it in 1931 and didn’t get it off its books again until 1941.
    • Mrs. Marion K. Shaw bought the house in 1941, and she owned it for 41 years. She was a clerk for Leonard Dry Cleaning.

716 Elwell Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending May 11 to June 4, 2021
contract pending June 13, 2021

  • $135,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,218 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed April 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $56,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Glendale Hills

658 S. Spring Street

  • $97,000 (originally $100,000)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 1,384 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $12,000, November 1982
  • Note: The house is the lone residential property left on what was once a mostly residential block between West Gate City Boulevard and the railroad tracks. It’s a rental now, with vacant lots on either side and across the street. Otherwise, the block is occupied by a couple of industrial or warehouse buildings. It’s the only residence remaining in the Gate City Boulevard area from South Elm Street west to Fulton Street.
    • Although county records date the house to 1901, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1923. The occupants listed were John Williamson, a firefighter, and his wife, Hattie, and Claude Ward, a brakeman, and his wife, Eva.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

1225 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The Edward and Josie Synder House
contract pending September 11, 2021

  • Auction was conducted September 11, 2021
    • Opening bid: $150,000
    • Preview: September 8, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,301 square feet
  • Built in 1920
  • Last sale: $30,000, May 1981
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Snyder House is very similar in form to the Reich House next door (#481). It is a one-and-a-half-story frame bungalow with a broad gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a matching front dormer, grouped six-over-one sash windows, and an engaged porch across the right two bays of the facade with paneled posts on brick plinths and a plain balustrade.
    • “E.R. Snyder purchased the property in 1920, and in 1921 the house was listed for the first time in the city directories. … The Snyders occupied the house until the late 1940s, and retained ownership until the early 1970s.” Oddly, the National Register listed both their names incorrectly.
    • Edward R. Snyder (1887-1967) was manager of Snyder Tire Company, a Goodyear dealer. Josie Estelle Reich Snyder (1894-1984) was a Winston-Salem native and member of Home Moravian Church.
    • The house is being sold by the estate of Ginger Lee Hartsoe, who died in March 2021. She bought the house in 1981. Ms. Hartsoe was a pharmacist.

1748 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 10, 2021

  • $634,900 (originally $699,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,051 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $208
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $430,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a guest house and a gazebo.

1413 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Rawlings-Lupo House

  • $460,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,502 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $32,000, November 1978
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house had only two owners since 1943.
    • The house has pebble-dash stucco walls.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This little-altered pebbledash bungalow is a one-and-a-half-story dwelling with a steep gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a matching front dormer, shallow bay windows with pergola-influenced extended rafters, six-over-one sash windows, Craftsman doors, and a gabled front corner porch and matching northwest side porte-cochere with square posts on battered plinths.
    • “The house was depicted on the 1924 Sanborn Map, but the first tax listing was not until 1926 with Eva Tise Rawlings, The same year she and her husband, Clarence, were listed in the city directory at this location. In 1931 Rawlings was an employee of Chatham Blanket Mfg. Co., and in 1934 he was vice-president of the Robert E. Lee Billiards and secretary of the Zinzendorf Laundry.
    • “In 1943 the property was sold to A. Paul Lupo, and the Lupo family occupied the house and retained ownership until 1978.” Allen Paul Lupo (1890-1971) was a clerk at Reynolds Tobacco, where he appears to have spent his entire career.

900 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Emory James House

  • $399,500
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $89,500, November 1979
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: “The lower level consists of well-lighted space consisting of 5 rooms of 1,053 sqft which has been a doctor’s office until recently. … There is an additional 1,411 sqft of unfinished basement area.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “Spanish Eclectic. One story; cross gable, stucco; six-over-six, double-hung sash; gable-roof porch with arcaded opening; side porch; round-head door; original tile roof removed; dovecote attic vent. The house was designed by Hall Crews.”
    • Although county records date the house to 1925, the address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1931, when Emory E. James was listed as the resident. He was secretary-treasurer of Disher & James, real estate brokers.

324 Horace Mann Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending September 18, 2021

  • $382,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,715 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $276,000, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

2318 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending July 22, 2021
no longer under contract September 17, 2021

  • $359,000 (originally $389,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,181 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $80,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “nine-over-one paired windows; shed-roof dormer; engaged wraparound porch with square posts on brick piers; knee braces.”

142 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn June 20, 2021; relisted August 4, 2021
contract pending September 20, 2021

  • $314,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,330 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $112,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: “One-and-a-half-story side-gable Craftsman Bungalow with vinyl siding; shed-roof dormer; one-over-one and hexagonal and diamond multi-light-over-one sash windows; engaged porch with square posts with applied, thru-tenon detail. Appears on 1917 Sanborn Map.”
    • Replacement windows

925 Franklin Street SW, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 20, 2021

  • $269,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,509 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $88,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story; vinyl siding; replacement shingles in gable end; one-over-one replacement windows; multi-light picture window; gable-roof porch; false beams; turned posts; sawn brackets; diamond attic vents. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

504 W. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • $260,000 (originally $249,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,428 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $146,500, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Acadia
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property includes a detached workshop/storage building.
    • The historical character of the house has been diminished with vinyl siding and replacement floors.

328 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Burgess House
contract pending August 17, 2021

  • $239,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,300 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $137,500, July 2008
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Side-gabled jerkin-head house with projecting front-gabled porch supported by paired square posts on brick piers; three bays wide with central entrance and paired windows with 8/1 vertical-paned sash. Shingled; false knee braces and exposed rafter ends.
    • “Mrs. O.O. Burgess lived here in 1922; (her son?) Troy L. Burgess (wife Eva) moved here by 1923 from Alex Apartments; he was a clerk with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.”

314 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem
The Charles and Fannie Cash House
contract pending March 26 to May 9, 2021
listing withdrawn May 9, 2021
relisted July 30, 2021

  • $239,000 (originally $225,000, later $252,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 988 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $91,500, January 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story … two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; plain posts. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • Charles and Fannie Cash were apparently the first owners of the house. They bought the property in October 1913. The address first appears in the city directory in 1915 (or possibly 1914, which isn’t available online). Cash was a clerk for Southern Railway.

222 N. Sunset Drive Winston-Salem
contract pending July 10, 2021
no longer under contract August 20, 2021

  • $215,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,433 square feet (per listing, see note)
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1925 (per county records)
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $89,000, May 2003
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Divided into two apartments, apparently both with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
    • Not owner-occupied
    • County records show the house with only 1,033 square feet, which may not account for the basement apartment.
    • The West End nomination for the National Register gives the house’s date as “ca. 1930s” and lists it as a non-contributing structure (the district’s period of significance is 1887-1930).
    • District NRHP nomination: “This late bungalow is a one-story asbestos-shingled house with a gable roof, overhanging braced eaves, a slightly projecting left front entrance bay, and a right front corner porch [now enclosed] with tapered posts and a wood-shingled balustrade.”

636 Fenimore Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 30, 2021

  • $205,000 (originally $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,280 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $2,200, November 1949
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Listing: “This property is being sold by the heirs of the property who have never lived in the home. They have very limited information and knowledge on the property. Home is being sold ‘as is’ …”
    • The first residents listed in the city directory were Charles L. and Carrie Craver in 1936. He was a foreman at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable projection; aluminum siding; one-over-one replacement windows; side-gable porch; battered posts on brick piers; knee braces.”

924 Albert Street, Winston-Salem
The Joseph Hepler House

  • $189,000 (originally $199,999)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 947 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed July 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, December 1999
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a two-story storage building with power and water.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story; vinyl siding; wood shingles in gable ends; two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; paneled, square posts. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • The street was originally called A Street; the house was number 18 until 1918, when the street was renumbered and the house became number 924. The first occupants were John Edgar Hepler and Carl C. Hepler. Both were clerks at Efird Brothers, wholesale and retail grocers.

304 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,049 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $22,000, June 2011
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The listing’s entire description of the house: “As. Is.”
    • Rental property
    • District NRHP description: “Bungalow. One story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; shed-roof dormer; shed-roof porch; square posts; one-over-one replacement windows. Appears on 1951 Sanborn map. 1925 CD: Closs and Kate Weisner, employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; 1934 CD: ditto; 1945 CD: ditto, owner- occupant; 1955 CD: ditto.”

138 Acadia Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Robah G. Williard House
listing withdrawn August 4, 2021

  • $124,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 736 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $11,000, January 1990
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Note: “Small side-gabled frame house of traditional vernacular form; hipped-roof three-bay porch supported by turned posts and sawn brackets. Central brick chimney, 2/2 sash; standing-seam metal roofs.
    • “Williard was a molder at Briggs-Shaffner Company who moved here with his wife Bessie from Bosworth Street (today’s Broad Street).”

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

613 Brownstone Court, Gibsonville, Alamance County
contract pending September 9, 2021

  • $375,000 (originally $400,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,845 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $202,000, August 2009
  • Note: The property includes a putting green and an in-ground pool.
    • The location is just across the county line in Alamance County, off Gibsonville-Ossipee Road.

307 E. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The John D. Robertson House
contract pending September 4, 2021

  • $298,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,552 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 20, 2021
  • Neighborhood: South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a one-car garage built with the same stone as the house.
    • “Intact 1 1/2 story side-gabled bungalow of random ashlar stone, with engaged porch supported on ashlar piers. Other features include a gabled front dormer, decorative brackets, exposed rafter tails, 1/1 sash windows, and gables stuccoed to simulate wood shakes. Early owners of the house include John Robertson, a city employee; Guy E. Fitzgerald, owner of Alamance Vending Co., and R.E. Barnett, a pharmacist.”

906 Courtland Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending September 20, 2021

  • $272,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,718 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed September 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, November 2002

1430 Carolina Avenue, Eden, Rockingham County
contract pending August 19, 2021

  • $179,900 (originally $207,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,451 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, August 2005
  • Neighborhood: Draper

56 Fairview Street, Milton, Caswell County
Milton Presbyterian Manse
contract pending July 24, 2021

  • $169,000 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,821 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in: Unknown, see note below.
  • Listed June 28, 2021
  • Last sale: Not found in online deeds
  • Neighborhood: Milton Historic District
  • Note: The house appears unlikely to have been built in 1950, the date given in county property records, unless it was a reconstruction of a previous house, which also seems unlikely.
    • Documents in the Caswell Register of Deeds office refer to the sale of the lot to the church in January 1858 and the church’s sale of the property in February 1950.

507 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County
contract pending August 30, 2021

  • $124,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,178 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,500, August 2002
  • Neighborhood: Decatur-Hunter Local Historic District

912 N. Main Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Moss J. Burley House

  • $121,900
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,888 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed July 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $79,000, January 1997
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story brick bungalow with a cross-gable roof, projecting gabled bays on the façade and rear elevations’ west ends and the side (east and west) elevations, a hip-roofed front porch supported by brick posts on brick piers spanned by a pierced brick knee wall, 6/1 sash (often paired or tripled), brick end and interior chimneys, and false beams. The house appears on the 1948 update to the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Moss J. Burley in 1937. The city directory does not give an occupation for Mr. Burley.”

417 Mill Street Graham, Alamance County
contract pending August 17, 2021

  • $98,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 12, 2021
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • “This home needs some TLC “… but it looks livable.

702 James Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $68,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,074 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Spray
  • Note: No pictures of the interior are included in the listing.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

1065 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The W.E. Lindsay House
Mojo Bed & Breakfast
listing withdrawn April 30, 2021; relisted May 8, 2021
ing withdrawn July 16, 2021; relisted August 18, 2021
contract pending August 22, 2021

  • $309,900 (originally $380,000)
  • Triplex, total of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,622 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $128,500, November 2011
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic district
  • Listing: “Triplex, Duplex or Single-Family Home … Pick owner’s apt and rent other 2. Live in 2 apts & rent 1. Rent as 3 apartments or don’t rent at all and live in the entire house. … Furnishings etc. needed to be earning $ immediately, come with purchase.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “W.E. Lindsay is thought to have been the original owner of this Craftsman bungalow, which was probably built around 1920. In 1922 Lindsay was the manager and secretary-treasurer of the Alpine Woolen Mills. He lived at this address in 1928.
    • “The story-and-a-half frame house has a conventional bungalow form, with a low-pitched side-gable roof that supports a large gabled dormer and flares to engage a front porch. The porch and a porte cochere on the left side have stout square wood columns on river-cobble pedestals. The honey-colored cobbles, which are also used for the foundation and two interior chimneys, are not an unusual material for a ca. 1920 bungalow but they stand out in Mount Airy where most stonework from the period is local granite. The house is sheathed with wood shingles and there are large triangular brackets in the gables of the main roof and porte cochere and under the front corners of the porch roof.
    • “Since the house was first surveyed in the 1980s, two added front entries—presumably the result of the house’s conversion into apartments—have been removed to return the façade to its original three bays of windows flanking the front door, apparently when the house was returned to its original use as a single-family dwelling. Other features include replacement windows, exposed rafter ends, and rear shed and gable dormers.
    • “By 1948 the house had been converted to the Lindsey Apartments, a name that remained in use into the 1960s.”

310 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, Surry County
The Nichols-Hall House

  • $309,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,222 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built around 1930 (see note below)
  • Listed September 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $66,500, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue-Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The earliest known occupant of this one-and-a-half-story frame house was H. Grady Nichols, manager of the Elk Printing Company, which published The Elkin Tribune. Grady Nichols served as manager of the paper, while his brother, Walter E. Nichols (who owned a house—no longer standing—on Gwyn Avenue directly behind Grady Nichols’s house), was editor.
    • “In 1936 the Clyde A. and Mano B. Hall family took occupancy of the house. Clyde Hall worked at the power plant at Chatham Mill; at the time of his death in 1989, he had attained the position of chief engineer at the mill.
    • “A long flight of steps leads up the steep hill from the street to the front entrance. The square house has weatherboard siding with beveled corners and a hipped roof with intersecting, wood-shingled, gabled dormers. The center-bay front entrance with sidelights is sheltered by a gable-roofed porch with grouped wood posts with lattice between the posts.
    • “The porch on the south side of the house repeats the use of grouped posts with lattice, but also has wood-shingled plinths and skirt. The gabled roofs of the dormers and porches all have overhanging, flared eaves with plain bargeboards that have circular notches at the ends. Windows have grouped nine-over-one or six-over-one sash.”

725 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Brock-Rountree House
contract pending August 18, 2021
no longer under contract August 26, 2021

  • $229,000 (originally $250,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,160 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed July 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $150,000, March 2000
  • Neighborhood: Country Club Estates Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Story-and-a-half Tudor Revival cottage of brick-veneered frame construction with a composite-shingled side-gable roof. The brickwork throughout is highly decorative, with sinuous irregular coursing and numerous stone accents with irregularly shaped and colored stones.
    • “The stonework frames a round-arched front entry containing a batten door with a window. The entry is set into a gabled projection which adjoins a brick chimney with a single two-step shoulder.
    • “On the east side is a porch under a slightly lower gable with brick pillars (with accent stones) and wooden beam spans. Similar beams form lintels over windows. Other features include replacement windows, a terrace behind the side porch, and a rear addition with novelty weatherboard siding, one-over-one windows, a large original wing across the back, and a basement garage.
    • “The county date for the house is 1929, although Mary Brock Higgs, the daughter of the original owner, believes it may have been built in the 1930s. The original owner was Joseph William Brock, who was with Pine State Knitwear, and his wife, Mary Louise Lineback Brock.
    • “Julian H. ‘Jake’ Rountree, a furniture company salesman, lived in the house in the 1940s, according to George Barney Cashwell and Otis M. ‘Bud’ Oliver. J.H. Rountree lived at this address in 1966.
    • “The house’s decorative masonry is similar to that in houses designed by the French-born architect Joseph T. Levesque, who worked for the Winston-Salem architectural firm of C. Gilbert Humphreys in the late 1920s.
    • “The house stands on a large lot that is mostly wooded to the rear.”

206 Fork Bixby Road, Advance, Davie County
contract pending August 26, 2021

  • $209,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,865 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1899
  • Listed August 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000 October 2014

376 Gwyn Avenue, Elkin Surry County
The W.J. Snow House
listing withdrawn June 26, 2020
relisted August 26, 2021

  • $199,900 (originally $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,915 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,000, December 2019
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue-Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, weatherboarded frame bungalow is historically associated with W.J. Snow, the county tax collector.
    • “The most distinctive features of the house are its prominent roof and porch. The roof has a broad front gable with a horizontal five-light window flanked by trapezoid louvered vents, and smaller side gables, two per side. The gable ends are wood shingled, and the overhanging roof eaves are braced.
    • “The expansive wraparound porch is engaged beneath the house roof and features tapered wood posts set on brick plinths.
    • “The house has both exterior and interior chimneys, three-over-one sash windows, and a three-bay facade with a center entrance flanked by pairs of windows. Like the yard at 372 Gwyn Avenue, this yard has a river rock low retaining wall, step risers, and round planters.”

335 N. Bridge Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County

  • $180,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,429 square feet (per county records), 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,500, April 2018
  • Note: For sale by owner

2538 Old Highway 21, State Road, Surry County
listing withdrawn July 18, 2021; relisted August 13, 2021
contract pending September 6, 2021

  • $169,900 (originally $179,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,992 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1950
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records

100 W. Lexington Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • $139,900
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 988 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built circa 1825
  • Listed August 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $82,500, May 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The listing gives the date of the house as circa 1825. County records show 1990, for what that’s worth.
    • The listing gives two different lot sizes — 0.66 acre and 0.35 acre.
    • The same house and lot (assuming the larger lot size is correct) were sold for $150,000 in 1995.
    • “Previously used as Law Office.”

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

444 Pee Dee Avenue, Norwood, Stanly County

  • $389,900 (originally $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,704 square feet, 2.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed August 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $150,000, March 2016
  • Note: Norwood is just across the Pee Dee River from Mount Gilead and Montgomery County.

105 Chestnut Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Bender House

  • $200,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,965 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed September 15, 2021
  • Last sale: Before 1988 but otherwise not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Hillcrest, Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: Two kitchens
    • Listing: “Priced to allow for improvements”
    • The house has been owned by the Bender family for at least 84 years.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The house at 105 Chesnut Street is another notable example of the Tudor Revival style. The circa 1927 dwelling, executed in brick with stuccoed and wood shingled gables, features a steeply-pitched, cross-gable roof, wood casement windows, and arched entries. …
    • “One-and-one-half-story brick picturesque Tudor Revival with a steeply-pitched cross-gable roof and inset gabled dormer; two projecting gabled bays, one with a rectangular, shed-roofed bay window, the other extends to encompass the main entrance, which is slightly recessed in a round-arch opening at the west end of the bay; wood casement windows, side porch with a tall hipped roof, brick interior chimney, stone accents, stuccoed or wood-shingled upper gables.
    • “The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Edward and Naomi H. Bender in 1937.”
    • Edward M. Bender (1878-1942) was a tailor. Naomi Hellard Bender (1899-1991) was a registered nurse. In 1988, she gave the house to their son, Edward M. “Bud” Bender Jr. (1929-2008), and daughter-in-law, Jerline Watson Bender.

328 E. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $180,000 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,652 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $121,000, May 2014
  • Note: No interior photos are included in the listing.

120 Mill Street, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending September 14, 2021

  • $180,000 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,147 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $15,500, April 1993
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mill Village Historic District
  • Note: The historic character of the house has been mostly stripped away with new materials including vinyl siding, replacement flooring, etc.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-story, gable-on-hip roof, 1/1 sash, single-leaf entry, wraparound porch with metal posts, interior brick chimney, brick piers infilled with brick to form a continuous foundation, triangular gable vents, and vinyl siding.”

240 E. Railroad Street, Candor, Montgomery County
contract pending July 20, 2021

  • $175,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,940 square feet, 3.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 19, 2021
  • Last sale: June 1983, price unclear in deed
  • Listing: “All three window air units and front porch swing stay with house. No heat or air upstairs. Seller needs to CLOSE after September 30, 2021”

500 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending August 19, 2021

  • $165,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $82,500, November 1992
  • Note: The house is in livable condition but needs updating.

9 Maple Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $135,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,418 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, December 2019
  • Note: The property includes a 1,400 square-foot garage.
    • Difficult location: It’s one of only two homes on the block (the other is next door), just off Main Street.