Bungalows and Cottages: 2022 Sales

Bungalows and Cottages: 2018-2021 Sales

931 Willow Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $285,000 on January 24, 2022 (listed at $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,865 square feet (per county), 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • 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].”

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

  • Sold for $269,000 on January 19, 2022 (listed at $279,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • 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.”

328 E. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $160,000 on January 13, 2022 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,652 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $121,000, May 2014
  • Note: No interior photos are included in the listing.

2411 Camden Road, Greensboro
The Helen and Alex Claiborne House

  • Sold for $605,000 on January 12, 2022 (listed at $589,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • 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.”

403 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $224,500 on January 11, 2022 (originally $244,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,107 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • 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.'”

628 Joyner Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $175,000 on January 7, 2022 (originally $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,505 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • 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.”

1305 Bretton Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold on for $83,000 on January 5, 2022 (originally $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.”

170 W. Maple Avenue, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $207,000 on January 3, 2022 (listed at $209,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,953 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $135,500, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Just outside the Salisbury Street Historic District