Bungalows and Cottages

Updated December 8, 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

1001 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Ross and Vallie Ham House
contract pending November 18, 2021

  • $399,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,326 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1919 (or earlier, see note)
  • Listed November 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $267,000, December 2008
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The porch columns are made of milk quartz.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1915. The original address was 827 McGee.
    • Ross Ham and his wife, Vallie, bought the property in 1914 and owned it until 1969. Numa Ross Ham (1886-1984) was a cashier for the American Railway Express Company. Vallie Maud Coe Ham (1888-1977) was born in Stokes County, as was her husband. They both died in Charlotte and are buried in Greensboro.
    • Maurice Fels Poole Jr. (1918-2003) bought the house in 1972. He and his descendants owned the house until 2005. He was president of Greensboro Fabric Converters, as his father had been.

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

2413 Sylvan Road, Greensboro

  • $699,900 (originally $749,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,815 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $386
  • 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, even after reducing it by $50,000. 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.

2411 Camden Road, Greensboro
The Helen and Alex Claiborne House
contract pending November 19, 2021

  • $589,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $240
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $610,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: A very odd case: Sold for $610,000 in June — $65,000 more than the asking price — and five months later put up for sale at a loss after a “total renovation.”
    • Alexander W. Claiborne (1888-1969) and Helen Irene Schnick Claiborne (1896-1989) were the first residents listed in the city directory. They bought the house in 1928 and owned it for 50 years. Alex was a traveling salesman. After he died, Helen continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1978.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, cross-gabled, brick Period Cottage features a battered brick façade chimney. The altered, partial-width, flat-roofed screened porch is sheathed in aluminum as are the gable ends on the façade and on the front, east elevation. The porch shelters the multi-light door located on the east elevation of the front-facing gable. The brick beneath the porch has been painted white. A side-gabled, brick projection is located on the east side of the gabled, brick, rear ell. Windows are six-over-one.”

1001 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Ross and Vallie Ham House
contract pending November 18, 2021

  • $399,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,326 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1919 (or earlier, see note)
  • Listed November 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $267,000, December 2008
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The porch columns are made of milk quartz.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1915. The original address was 827 McGee.
    • Ross Ham and his wife, Vallie, bought the property in 1914 and owned it until 1969. Numa Ross Ham (1886-1984) was a cashier for the American Railway Express Company. Vallie Maud Coe Ham (1888-1977) was born in Stokes County, as was her husband. They both died in Charlotte and are buried in Greensboro.
    • Maurice Fels Poole Jr. (1918-2003) bought the house in 1972. He and his descendants owned the house until 2005. He was president of Greensboro Fabric Converters, as his father had been.

410 Otteray Avenue, High Point
The William E. Davis House

  • $335,000 (originally $360,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,298 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 18, 2021
  • Last sale $25,000, June 1978
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: An attached in-law suite was added in 2006.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This large, two-story, gambrel-roofed, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a wide, gambrel-roofed dormer on the facade.
    • “The house has plain weatherboards, one-over-one, wood-sash windows, and molded dentils along a cornice between the first and second stories.
    • “The one-light-over-two-panel door has replacement sidelights and is sheltered by a full-width, engaged porch supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers.
    • “There is an arched gable vent in the dormer and pedimented vents in the side gables. There is a one-story gabled rear ell and a shed-roofed section to the right (east) of the ell.
    • “The house appears on the 1924 Sanborn map.”
    • The address appears in the 1927 city directory with William Edward Davis (1884-1955) and his wife, Mazie Brooks Davis (1892-1947) listed as residents. William was a bookkeeper with Melrose Hosiery Mill.

680 Chestnut Street, Greensboro
The Abdou Showfety House
contract pending November 2, 2021

  • $339,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,219 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000, March 2008
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath/Summit Avenue Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Colonial and Tudor Revival styles, popular from the teens through the thirties, are found in smaller numbers in the district than they are in other contemporary Greensboro neighborhoods. … The Tudor Revival style appears only at a small number of late brick-veneered cottages, such as those of store owner Abdou Showfety at 680 Chestnut Street …”

409 McAdoo Avenue, Greensboro
The John and Ruby Sparrow House
contract pending November 26, 2021

  • $311,000 (originally $315,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,580 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • 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.

623 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Apple-Patterson House

  • $280,000 (originally $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,944 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,600, March 2021
  • 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.

15 Springdale Court, Greensboro
The Jennings-Horrnaday House
contract pending November 24, 2021

  • $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 Hornaday. He was a salesman. At his death, the house passed to his wife, Ola James Hornaday (1889-1970). Her heirs sold it in 1980.

212 Florence Street, Greensboro
The Whitt and Bessie Stone House

  • Bids start at $233,000 (details below)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,770 square feet
  • Price/square foot at $233,000: $132
  • Built in 1915 (per county, but probably a bit earlier)
  • Last sale: $97,000, May 1998
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • The Offer: The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund is selling this Craftsman bungalow, now divided as a triplex, for historic rehabilitation as a single-family residence. The house will be sold subject to a rehabilitation agreement and a preservation easement to ensure the structure and its distinctive features are returned to good condition and converted back to a single-family residence.
    • This link goes to more detailed information on the offer and the house, as well as a preliminary application form for potential buyers.
    • The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is Wednesday November 3, 2021.
  • Tax Credits: The House is a contributing structure in the Fisher Park National Register Historic District and eligible for federal and state historic preservation tax credits.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end structure; Chalet-like front dormer with ventilator at its peak, triangular knee-braces, stickwork, and band of casement windows.”
    • The house is halfway up a small hill rising from Fisher Park and Fisher Park Circle, adjacent to a set of six recently built upscale townhomes on the former site of Temple Emanuel’s activity center. Although rundown and divided as a triplex, the house is still charming, and most of its historic features are intact.
    • The first owners were Whitley Robert “Whitt” Stone (1881-1933) and his wife, Elizabeth Ella Eller “Bessie” Stone (1880-1963). They bought the property in 1911 and were listed as living in the house beginning with the 1913-14 city directory. Whitt was vice president of his brother’s firm, Joseph J. Stone & Company, printers, engravers and bookbinders. They sold the house in 1923.

449 W. Lexington Avenue, High Point
The Dr. Stanley Stewart Saunders House I
contract pending November 10, 2021

  • $189,000 (originally $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,070 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed November 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, clipped-side-gabled English Cottage is three bays wide and double-pile with a projecting, clipped-front-gabled wing on the right (west) end of the facade.
    • “The house has stuccoed with vinyl trim and an exterior stuccoed chimney in the left (east) gable.
    • “It has replacement windows including a single window in each side gable. It retains an arched eight-light window in the front gable and the six-panel door is located in a recessed entrance bay with arched openings.
    • “An uncovered terrace extends across the left bay of the facade. An entrance on the right elevation is sheltered by a metal awning and there is a full-width, gabled wing at the rear.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Dr. Stanley Stewart Saunders (Burrus Clinic) in 1929.”

628 Joyner Street, Greensboro
contract pending November 11, 2021

  • $165,000 (originally $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,505 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1919 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed October 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $90,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house was converted into a duplex decades ago.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This intact bungalow features large triangular knee-braces and a weatherboarded first story topped by a shingled shed dormers and shingled gables ends.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1913, listed as vacant. In 1915, the residents were John Pinkney Merrell (1871-1934) and one of his two sons, John Franklin Merrell (1895-1926). Both were traveling salesmen. They lived in the house until about 1918.
    • John Franklin Merrell’s obituary from the Greensboro Daily News, January 1, 1927: “John Franklin Merrell died in Little Rock, Arkansas where he had been undergoing treatment. He was a member of the firm Merrell and Merrell here on East Washington St. He was survived by his parents, wife, and three children.”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

426 Carolina Circle, Winston-Salem
The John and Marjorie Moore House
contract pending November 16, 2021

  • $599,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,058 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $291
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed November 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $565,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes an 800 square-foot guest house.
    • John Watson Moore and Marjorie McApline Moore bought the property in 1921. They owned it for 48 years. John was the first principal of R.J. Reynolds High School and also served as football coach.
    • John (1891-1968) and Marjorie (1885-1974) both were born in Japan. Their fathers were missionaries, the Rev. John Wallace Moore (1842-1923) and Dr. Robert Eugenius McAlpine (1862-1950).
    • John Watson Moore was a 1912 graduate of Davidson College. He served in World War I as a captain in the U.S. Army Cavalry. He left Reynolds to become superintendent of the city schools for 23 years. An elementary school in Winston-Salem is named for him.
    • Bonus facts about Reynolds High School: Its official name is now the Richard J. Reynolds Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The school auditorium’s opening in 1924 featured a performance by Harry Houdini (John Watson probably got to meet him). Notable alums musician Ben Folds, country music star George Hamilton IV and the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott.

614 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
The William and Selina Wooten House

  • $389,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $349
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed November 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,000, May 1999
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • Note: The price is far higher than is typical for houses in the neighborhood.
    • For sale by owner
    • Listing: “Back ground level is a completely private one-bedroom apartment – separate from the main floor, completely refurbished with LVP floors, custom paint, not yet lived in. Living room/bedroom separated by a Japanese wall custom built in 1955.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “This is a minimal traditional cottage with brick and aluminum siding.”
    • The National Register nomination mistakenly dates the house only to 1955.
    • The original owners were William J. Wooten (1862-1927) and his wife, Selina Galloway Wooten (1865-1930). William was a tobacco worker. They had three adopted children.

417 W. Academy Street, Winston-Salem

  • $365,000 (originally $385,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,850 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed September 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $263,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District National Register nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; wraparound porch; knee braces; shingled gable ends; weatherboard; stone retaining wall and steps from street.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1926 with W.R. Hauser as the occupant. he was a clerk with the Southern Railway.

900 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Emory James House
contract pending October 31, 2021

  • $359,900 (originally $399,500)
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • 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.

833 W. 6th Street, Winston-Salem
The Byrd-Justice House

  • $310,000 (originally $320,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,796 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $55,000, May 1985
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The exterior is covered with unusual wooden fish-scale-cut shingles.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story frame Shingle style house complements while not copying the Shingle style Hinshaw House (#205) next door. It has a clipped gable roof, a front hipped dormer, an exterior front chimney, and a left front porch with openings forming a shingled arcade.
    • “The house was first listed in the 1910 city directory, when carpenter Henry D. Byrd and his wife, Hartha, lived here. In 1923 Mrs. Alice Bearden Justice purchased the property, and various members of the Justice family occupied the house. Mrs. Justice retained ownership until 1943.”

504 W. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn September 18, 2021

  • $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 eroded with vinyl siding and replacement floors.

112 E. Devonshire Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending November 5, 2021

  • $235,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,412 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed November 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $87,000, March 2005
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside/Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow is one and a half stories with a side-gable roof; vinyl siding; six-over-one, four-over-one, and eight-over-one replacement windows; engaged porch supported by square posts on brick piers; gabled wall dormer at one corner; knee braces.”

924 Albert Street, Winston-Salem
The Joseph Hepler House
contract pending November 25, 2021

  • $189,999 (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.

823 W. 7th Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending November 15, 2021

  • $175,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,003 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $18,001, June 2013
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: The house is in the West End neighborhood, but it’s just outside the historic district.

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).”

1305 Bretton Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending November 17, 2021

  • $89,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,519 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed November 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $18,000, October 2013
  • Neighborhood: Longview, Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: The street was originally called Soissons Street; then it was Forest Street for several decades. It was changed to Bretton around 1955. The streets in this part of the neighborhood now are named for the sites of World War I battles (Argonne, Marne, Verdun, etc.)
    • Rental property
    • The upstairs area is not included in square footage because of a low ceiling heights (78 inches).
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; shed-roof porch; textured, gray brick posts on brick piers; shed-roof dormer; eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows; knee braces; Craftsman-style sidelights; exposed rafter tails.”

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

307 E. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The John D. Robertson House
contract pending September 7 to December 26, 2019
listing withdrawn December 27, 2019; relisted August 20, 2021
contract pending September 4, 2021
no longer under contract November 9, 2021

  • $298,000 (originally $280,000, later as low as $229,500)
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,552 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 22, 2019
  • 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.”

408 S. 4th Street, Mebane, Alamance County
contract pending November 14, 2021

  • $285,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,590 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $103,500, November 1997
  • Neighborhood: Old South Mebane Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “A 1½-story 3-bay Craftsman-style house of wood construction, finished in weatherboard, with a hipped roof, hipped dormers, and exposed rafter tails beneath the eaves of the house and the dormers.
    • “An engaged front porch extends across the façade, supported by battered wood posts resting on painted brick piers, shielding an off-center entry.
    • “Flat-topped Craftsman-style windows, 3/1 and 4/1 sash, are generally maintained. Red brick chimneys penetrate the roof.”

412 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The John S. Thomas House

  • $279,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,107 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-one-half-story 1930s brick structure is a derivative of the popular bungalow style, built for John S. Thomas, a local attorney.
    • “It has a side-gable roof with a narrow box cornice and a one-story rear wing. The three-bay facade has paired six-over-six windows flanking the entrance.
    • “The projecting two-bay porch has a front gable roof with a four-pane oculus in the gable end; it is supported by square brick posts connected by elliptical arches and a lozenge-patterned brick balustrade.”

4112 S. N.C. Highway 62, Alamance, Alamance County
contract pending November 10, 2021

  • $225,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 1,826 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $88,000, June 1999
  • Note: The house has a Burlington mailing address, but it’s in the village of Alamance.

702 James Street, Eden, Rockingham County
contract pending October 1-21, 2021
contract pending December 4, 2021

  • $45,000 (originally $68,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,074 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • 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

2767 Moir Farm Road, Lawsonville, Stokes County

  • $350,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,049 square feet, 58.25 acres
  • Price/square foot: $334
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed September 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, January 2008
  • Listing: “Does not have a permanent heat source, wood stove may convey with acceptable offer.”

310 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, Surry County
The Nichols-Hall House
contract pending December 8, 2021

  • $299,000 (originally $309,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,222 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • 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.”

931 Willow Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $295,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,865 square feet (per county), 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed November 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $80,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hill Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 1,714 square feet; a previous listing showed 1,593.
    • District NRHP nomination: “A steep hip roof and vertical-striped false half-timbering at the upper story are distinctive features of this story-and-a-half Tudor Revival house, which may have been built about 1930 (it is not shown on the 1929 Sanborn map).
    • “The composite-shingled hip roof has a jerkinhead treatment at the two ends and a steep gabled projection on the front with a swooping eave that engages the front entry porch. The porch has round-arched openings in brick.
    • “Hipped dormers project from the roof and a shoulder-less brick chimney rises on the front gable end.
    • “The house is mostly brick-veneered and the four-over-one wood sash windows have false batten shutters with lozenge appliques [no longer present].”

170 W. Maple Avenue, Mocksville, Davie County
contract pending December 1, 2021

  • $209,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,953 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $135,500, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Just outside the Salisbury Street Historic District

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

501 W. 2nd Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
The Ezra and Ida Myers House

  • $279,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed October 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $157,000, August 2004
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story weatherboarded bungalow with a side-gable roof, a large gabled dormer and an engaged porch supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing; replacement windows, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets.
    • “This house appears on the 1923 Sanborn map and was occupied by Ezra L. and Ida Myers in 1925-26. Mr. Myers was a manager at Efird’s Department Store.”

422 Lexington Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County
listing withdrawn November 17, 2021
relisted December 2, 2021

  • $235,000 (originally $265,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,154 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Avenue Historic District

403 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending December 7, 2021

  • $229,900 (originally $244,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,107 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $120,000, June 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows 2,326 square feet.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story Craftsman bungalow with a clipped-side-gable roof and a clipped-gable dormer; wraparound porch engaged on the front and supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing, 4/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets, asbestos siding, brick retaining wall at sidewalk.”
    • Listing: “Nice size kitchen with classic avocado stove/oven! … Great space to be creative with additional remodeling/updating ideas! Price does reflect need for updating – being sold ‘as is.'”

328 E. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $170,000 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,652 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $121,000, May 2014
  • Note: No interior photos are included in the listing.

9 Maple Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending November 15, 2021

  • $130,000 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,418 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • 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.