Bungalows and Cottages

Updated March 7, 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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Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

308 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Lyon-Farrell House

  • $575,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000 on December 1, 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The house is being renovated and almost doubled in size. It previously had 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,480 square feet. Completion is scheduled for June.
    • The first owners of the house appear to have been J.T. and Mary Lyons, who bought it in 1922. He was a traveling salesman. They sold the home in 1926 to Charles and Anne Farrell, photographers and owners of The Art Shop, then located on the second floor at 101 1/2 W. Market Street. The house remained in the Farrell family until 1983. Click here for more about the Farrell family.

224 S. Tremont Drive
contract pending December 19, 2020

  • $558,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,653 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $215,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Renovated by current owner
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage.

309 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
The Oscar and Henrietta McNeely House
contract pending February 6, 2021

  • $475,000 (originally $486,800)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,433 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed December 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records show the house with only 1,493 square feet, apparently not updated since an addition was built at the the back.
    • Oscar William McNeely (1894-1957) was a clerk with the U.S. Railway Mail Service at the Southern Railway depot. Margaret Henrietta Propst McNeely (1905-1997) outlived him by 40 years. On her death, her heirs didn’t sell the house until 2020.
    • The house when it was sold in July 2020:

2405 Sylvan Road, Greensboro
listing expired January 1, 2020; relisted March 10, 2020
contract pending August 29 to September 23, 2020
listing withdrawn September 23, 2020
relisted November 13, 2020

  • $416,000 (originally $420,000, later $424,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,780 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $90,000, April 1991
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: For sale by owner

410 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
contract pending February 14, 2021

  • $375,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,764 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed January 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, September 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The property includes a three-car garage.
    • The listing says, “No One Behind You So You Can Enjoy Your Backyard in Private.” This property’s lot is twice as wide as those behind it. The lot directly behind the garage of 410 Hillcrest does have a house on it. The other lot is vacant and owned by the LLC that owns 410 Hillcrest. The company’s plans for the lot will determine whether that privacy lasts.

2605 Springwood Drive, Greensboro
The Winifred and James Willard House

  • $325,000 (originally $360,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,258 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $214,500, August 2001
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: When the house actually was built is unclear; the address first appears in the city directory in 1928. The property changed hands six times between 1924 and 1927, the last three times in a two-week period in March 1927, when it was finally bought by Winifred R. Willard (1896-1949). She owned the house until her death 22 years later. Although the name of her husband, James, appears on mortgage documents, her name alone was on the deed. James Adolphus Willard (1872-1944) operated the J.A. Willard Company, machinists.

611 Park Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending February 22, 2021

  • $299,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Listed as being built in 1925, but likely earlier (see note)
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,460, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Property records and the district’s National Register nomination date the house to 1925, but city directories show the address as early as 1917. The owner of the property was Charles T. Smith, who lived next door at 613 Park, a house he built around 1911. 611 Park was apparently a rental until 1927, when it was bought by Frank and Louise Herbin. The Herbins owned it until 1957. He was a machinist.

106 Northridge Street, Greensboro
The Jeter and Nell Barker House
contract pending December 16, 2020, to January 14, 2021
contract pending January 24, 2021

  • $269,900 (originally $279,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,697 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed September 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Jeter and Nell Barker were the first residents of the house. He was office manager with Dick’s Laundry Service. After his death in 1983, Nell owned the house until 1988.

1201 Johnson Street, High Point
The Maude and Alice Overaker House

  • $269,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,484 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $175,000, March 2018
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street Historic District (local), Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled house has been significantly altered with modifications made to the porch and an addition that extends along the left (south) elevation.”
    • “The house is three bays wide and double-pile with a pebble dash veneer on the first story and wood shingles on the second story and in the gables. It has replacement windows, including a pair of windows in the gambrel-roofed front dormer. The one-light-over-three-panel door is sheltered by a full-width, shed-roofed porch supported by replacement square posts with applied brackets and finials and a replacement railing. Additional mismatched brackets have also been added to the gables and front dormer.”
    • “A one-story, hip-roofed addition extends along the left elevation, flush with the facade and wrapping around the left rear (southwest) corner; it has a pebble dash veneer and paired vinyl windows. A two-story, shed-roofed addition is centered on the rear (west) elevation.”
    • “The earliest known occupants are Miss Maude and Alice Overaker, who lived in the house together and both worked at the High Point Studio.”

321 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro

  • $259,900 (originally $282,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,372 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, May 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental property

705 Delmont Street, High Point
listing withdrawn March 7, 2021

  • $190,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,334 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $40,000, September 2020 (per deed)
  • Listing: “Eligible for High Point Homebuyer Assistance Program providing up to $5,000 for qualified buyers.”

1010 Benbow Road, Greensboro
The Ernest and Blanche Raiford House
contract pending February 23, 2021
no longer under contract February 25, 2021

  • $167,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,441 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $67,500, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Note: Ernest and Blanche Raiford bought the house in January 1934. They and their heirs owned it until 2020. Ernest was a teacher at Dudley High School.

3406 Summit Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending February 10, 2021

  • $160,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,843 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed February 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2020
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and workshop/storage building.
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1512 Spry Street, Greensboro
contract pending August 3 to September 11, 2020
contract pending February 2, 2021

  • $121,500 (originally $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,290 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $37,000, February 1984
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • Replacement windows

911 Glenwood Avenue, Glenwood
contract pending February 23, 2021

  • $120,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 903 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $63,500, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: Vinyl siding

1318 W. Florida Street, Greensboro

  • $85,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,087 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $30,000, July 1999
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Replacement windows

623 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Apple-Patterson House

  • Online auction (bid under review)
    • Opening bid: $136,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,944 square feet
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed February 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,000, October 2020 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The house was built by H. Brona Apple, apparently as a rental property. Apple was a bookkeeper in the county welfare department.
    • After an apparent foreclosure, Allen C. Patterson bought in the house in 1938, and he and his wife, Dorothy, and lived there for 28 years, selling it in 1971. He was the superintendent of the Mid State Delivery Service.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

713 West Street, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 29, 2020
relisted March 5, 2021

  • $379,000 (originally listed at $399,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 2,019 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $182,000, November 2007
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable … eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows; front-gable dormer; shed-roof porch; square posts on brick piers; knee braces. 1925 [City Directory]: Oliver and Rose Peddycord, a foreman at L.B. Brickenstein; 1934 CD: Thomas and Sudie Vuncannon, a clerk at David Hire; 1945 CD: Harry and Blye Collins, occupant, a baker at Kent Bakeries; 1955 CD: Francis and Beatrice Jarrard, owner-occupant, Jarrard’s Self Service Laundry.”
    • The listing shows the house having wood siding. It apparently had vinyl siding at some point.
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7270 Blue Water Drive, Belews Creek, Forsyth County
contract pending February 6, 2021

  • $365,000 (originally $379,000, then $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, 10.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $265,000, May 2016
  • Note: The property includes an above-ground pool.
    • Not owner-occupied

322 Gloria Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending January 1, 2021

  • $335,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,532 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $226,000, October 2009
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park
  • Note: Vinyl and aluminum siding

1109 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The George and Mary Nichols House
contract pending March 5, 2021

  • $299,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,709 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $260,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half story; side gable; brick; shed-roof dormer; dormer-like front gable on shed dormer at entry; brick; six-over-six, double-hung sash; side porch.”
    • The first occupants were George and Mary Nichols. He was co-proprietor of the Nichols Hat Works at 110 W. 4th Street.
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120 Taylor Street SW, Winston-Salem
listing expired October 1, 2019; relisted February 19, 2020
listing withdrawn December 16, 2020; relisted January 15, 2021
contract pending February 1, 2021

  • $299,900 (originally $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $155,000, April 2001
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Unfinished basement opens onto patio and outdoor fireplace.
    • Not owner-occupied

810 Watson Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 25, 2021

  • $299,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,564 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed February 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $180,000, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

804 Gales Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending March 6, 2021

  • $280,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,517 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $181,000, February 2006
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The house has solar panels on the roof.

430 W. Acadia Avenue, Winston-Salem
The John W. Thompson House
contract pending February 7, 2021

  • $239,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,019 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $182,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided bungalow with Craftsman details; engaged porch supported by square tapered posts on brick piers. Central gable dormer has paired windows; three bays, central entrance, vinyl siding. Thompson and wife Ollie moved here by 1920 from Devonshire Street. Thompson was a machinist at Forsyth Chair Factory (corner Acadia and South Main Street).”

1023 Franklin Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 14, 2021

  • $239,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,826 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $76,000 July 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “Tri-gable Cottage. One story; side gable; central gable; hip-roof porch; square posts; large rear addition with central front gable; asbestos siding; diamond attic vent. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map. 1915 [city directory]: Thomas W. and Della Hartley, an upholsterer at Salem Parlor Furniture”

107 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem 
listing withdrawn October 16, 2020; relisted January 2021
contract pending March 1, 2021

  • $195,000 (originally $219,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,387 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 12, 2020
  • last sale: $12,500, May 1990
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

204 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Dixon-Ezzell House

  • $187,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,199 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed January 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $93,000, May 2000
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-front frame Craftsman bungalow with shorter gable-front wing and intersecting side-gabled wrap porch; German siding; lattice in front upper gable ends; triple-grouped windows, 1920s muntin pattern in large windows. Wrap porch supported by paired square posts with decorative picket between; corbelled interior chimney. Lee Dixon (wife Electa) and David J. Ezzell (wife Pauline) each lived in the house a short time; both worked at the Journal and Sentinel.”

600 West Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 25, 2021

  • $169,000 (originally $159,900, later $179,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,767 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed January 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2010
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; deeply recessed, gable-roof dormer; front-gable porch; brick piers; brick balustrade; stuccoed porch gable; diamond gable vent; six-over-one, double-hung sash.”

114 N. Laura Wall Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • $138,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,448 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $23,500, February 2020

4 E. Monmouth Street, Winston-Salem

  • $110,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,340 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, February 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Listing: “Duplex with good rental and excellent AIRBNB history. … can be turned back into single family if desired.”

1716 E. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
listing removed January 7, 2021; relisted January 15, 2021
contract pending February 15, 2021

  • $109,900 (originally $97,700)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,244 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $86,000, August 2008

2615 Stockton Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 21, 2021

  • $100,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,018 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: South Park
  • Note: The listing shows 1,126 square feet.

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

1125 Aycock Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The R. T. Johnson House
listing withdrawn July 31, 2020
relisted February 23, 2021

  • $395,000 (originally $430,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,003 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $81,000, September 1985

1201 S. Park Drive, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $265,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,062 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed February 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,000, August 2004
  • Note: The property is zoned commercial, but the block is residential.
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6683 Old U.S. Highway 29, Pelham, Caswell County

  • $199,000 (originally $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 960 square feet, 22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: The property consists of two parcels. The 1-acre parcel was last sold in April 1966 for $2,500. Online records do not go back to the date of the last sale of the 21-acre parcel, which was before December 1941.
  • Note: The property is southeast of the Law Road exit off U.S. 29.

201 Piedmont Way, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending February 12, 2021

  • $189,999 (originally listed at $210,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,637 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $168,000, March 2006
  • Note: The listing says the house is “in historic district of Burlington.” There is no historic district, local or National Register, in this neighborhood, according to the N.C. State Preservation Office online map, which shows the Beverly Hills Historic District about two blocks to the east.
    • Previous listing: “… complete remodel with historic preservation in mind” … but also vinyl siding and wall-to-wall carpet.
    • The listing said the house was a “physicians residence” for the old Rainey Hospital across the street, Burlington’s first hospital and a predecessor to Alamance Regional Medical Center. The building is now owned by Carolina Biological Supply.

307 Penn Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • $149,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,638 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $10,000, September 1970
  • Note: Aluminum and vinyl siding

718 S. Lexington Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending January 3 to February 8, 2021
contract pending February 20, 2021
no longer under contract March 3, 2021

  • $135,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,229 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed December 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $29,000, September 1986

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

319 Taylor Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending January 29 to February 20, 2021
contract pending March 3, 2021

  • $144,900 (originally $154,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,958 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $105,000, August 2017

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

5 Hillcrest Circle, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending February 4, 2021

  • $165,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,685 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed February 3, 2012
  • Last sale: $115,000, February 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “As in many neighborhoods that developed during the first half of the twentieth century, the Lexington Residential Historic District includes examples of period revival styles, most notably the English cottage form, also called the Period Cottage … The circa 1940 Period Cottage at 5 Hillcrest Circle is a minimalistic example of the style—its only references to its English cottage antecedents being a slightly flared, projecting front-gable bay and arched door openings.”

302 Pershing Street, Asheboro, Randolph County
contract pending December 27, 2020, to January 1, 2021
contract pending February 4, 2021

  • $137,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,494 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, April 2002
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood

515 Foy Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending February 20, 2021

  • $129,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,672 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,500, December 2020
  • Note: Renovated by current owner

4187 N.C. Highway 150, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending February 1-10, 2021
contract pending February 15, 2021

  • $125,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,232 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed January 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $78,000, April 2014

1049 N. Main Street, Troy, Montgomery County
contract pending March 3, 2021

  • $55,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 924 square feet (per county), 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $36,000, March 2015