Historic Homes: Recent Sales

Historic Home Sales, 2018-2019

3690 Day Road, Walkertown, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $340,000 on October 20, 2021 (listed at $335,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,584 square feet, 6.11 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $195,000, March 2016
  • Note: The property includes a barn.

857 Lawsonville Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $165,000 on October 19, 2021 (originally $199,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,770 square feet, 6.32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 1997
  • Note: The property includes a pond and about 800 feet of creek running through and along the property.

602 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The Oscar S. Chandler House

  • Sold for $350,000 on October 18, 2021 (listed at $350,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,295 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $290,000, October 1999
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Said to have been built by R.O. Browning in the early 1920s, this house was purchased by Oscar S. Chandler, founder of Acme Feed Mills, Inc. in 1930, after several other owners and occupants, including Carter D. Holt.
    • “It was completely remodeled within ten years of its construction and has had several additions since on both sides and the rear. The main section of the house is a two-story frame structure with side gable roof and two-bay facade.
    • “The trabeated entrance in the right bay is framed by a one-story projecting portico with combination shed and pedimented gable roof, dentil course, and slender square columns and pilasters.
    • “A one-and-one-half-story wing on the north side of the house has a gable-roofed wall dormer and a paved single-shoulder exterior end chimney while the south features a polygonal bay.”

504 Piedmont Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The R.T. Burton House

  • Sold for $325,000 on October 15, 2021 (originally listed at $279,900, later $329,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,794 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed October 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $82,000, July 2016
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and a stone gazebo.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The 1929 Reidsville City Directory lists R. T. Burton, who was associated with J. H. Burton and Company, as the owner of this two-story, hip-roofed, brick-veneer house. The handsome dwelling exhibits a three-bay facade with a heavy, flat-roofed central portico. This portico is completely of brick with large brick posts extending above the flat roof with a horizontally banded solid brick balcony railing.
      • “An identical treatment is seen on the east elevation sunroom and the west elevation porte cochere. The east and west bays on both floors of the facade contain quadruple narrow casement windows, while the entrance has sidelights and transom. The quadruple casement windows recur on the sunroom.
      • “Finishing elements include a one-story rear porch, a hip roof dormer, and an interior end chimney on the east elevation. A low stone retaining wall surrounds the front yard on the east, south and west sides with corner brick piers.”
      • The listing doesn’t say whether the garage is still the original one, but if it is: “Large, two-story brick veneer building with hip roof and shed dormer, with garage, storage area and second floor apartment, contemporary with the house.”

1026 N. Main Street, Mount Airy
The Andrew F. Stewart House

  • Sold for $280,000 on October 15, 2021 (originally $299,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,257 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $10,000, April 1995
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “The hip roof on this boxy two-story frame house has a gabled extension over a slightly projecting front wing, creating the hip-and-gable form that was popular in the 1910s (the county date is 1906 although a date between 1910 and 1915 is more likely). A gable also projects over a second-story porch which rests on a wraparound first-story porch with square wood columns that are replacements, similar in basic character to the originals, added in 2020.
      • “The front entry has sidelights and a transom. The windows appear to be replacements. Corbeled brick chimneys rise from the interior in an arrangement that suggests the house has a center passage.
      • “Other features include a granite foundation, vinyl siding, and asphalt-shingle roofing. A granite retaining wall borders the driveway on the north side.
      • “A. [Andrew] F. Stewart lived here in 1928 and 1949. Mamie G. Stewart, perhaps A.F.’s widow, lived here in 1962. 1929 Sanborn address: 392.”

615 Joyner Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $235,000 on October 15, 2021 (listed at $275,000)
  • Single-family house divided into three 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments, 2,037 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed August 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, February 2009
  • Note: No central air conditioning
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

12 Jones Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $185,000 on October 14, 2021 (listed at $205,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,920 square feet, 0.95 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $124,000, February 2015
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District

121 E. Naomi Street, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $259,900 on October 12, 2021 (listed at $259,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,669 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $230,000, April 2020
  • Note: The historic character of the house has been eroded by vinyl siding and replacement windows.

606 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The Solomon Levin House

  • Sold for $360,000 on October 11, 2021 (originally $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,549 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $212,000, October 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: The house’s restoration received the Minetree Pine award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story brick T-plan house was built in the mid-1920s for Solomon Levin, owner of Levin Metal and Iron Works. The vestibule is entered through a door of six molded panels which has a leaded glass semi-circular fanlight.
    • “The base of the T is extended by a one-story sunroom with flat roof which is lighted by narrow casement windows with leaded glass transoms.
    • “Curvilinear wooden brackets ornament the eaves of the hip roof. A two-story bay projects from the center of the north side of the house and has a one-story polygonal bay.”

1225 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The Edward and Josie Synder House

  • Sold for $220,000 on October 11, 2021 (auction)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,301 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • 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.

212 Summit Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $264,000 on October 5, 2021 (listed at $280,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,466 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $87,623, February 2019

1116 Hill Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $402,000 on October 1, 2021 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,349 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $266,000, November 2002
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park

1225 N. Main Street, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $590,000 on September 30, 2021 (listed at $600,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,575 square feet, 1.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed August 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $250,000, August 2006
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage, two detached home office/workshop areas and a barn.

213 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $476,000 on September 30, 2021 (listed at $495,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,625 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $205,000, August 1998
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Decades of neglect by landlords left the house in such deteriorated condition it was bought by the city Redevelopment Commission in 1985 as part of the revitalization effort in College Hill. Win and Anne Milam bought the house from the city and restored it. The Milams restored at least two other houses on South Mendenhall Street in the 1980s and early 90s.

713 Simpson Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $442,000 on September 30, 2021 (originally $455,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,442 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1938 (per county) or, more likely, earlier
  • Listed June 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • Pharmacist William B. Lyon bought the property in 1922. The address appeared in the city directory for the first time in 1923, when it was listed as vacant. In 1924 Lyon and his wife, Alice C. Lyon, were listed as residents. They sold the house in December 1924 to Minnie and Cornelius Mebane, who lived next door at 711 Simpson. They rented 713 out until selling it in 1935. A succession of later owners continued to use it as a rental property. It had been converted into a duplex by 1962.
    • The 1938 date in the county records is either an error or a previous house stood on the property before this one was built in 1938. The design of the house is more typical of the early 1920s than the late ’30s.

3001 Alamance Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County

  • Sold for $620,000 on September 28, 2021
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,348 square feet, 3.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1940
  • Apparently not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: March 2021, $250,000
  • Note: The house was owned from 1960-1964 by the Episcopal Church, initially by the Diocese of North Carolina and, beginning in 1961, by All Saints Episcopal Church on Groometown Road when its status was raised from mission to parish.

1900 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro
The Burns-Trivette House

  • Sold for $395,000 on September 28, 2021 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,206 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $275,500, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: The house was expanded in 2006, apparently expanding the kitchen and adding a new primary bedroom and bath and a laundry room.
    • County records show the house with 2,088 square feet.
    • The first owners were electrical contractor Thomas J. Burns Jr. and Evelyn Hancock Burns, who bought the house from the Fairfield Company in December 1928. For whatever reason, they sold the house back to Fairfield seven months later.
    • The house was quickly sold to Adolphus Turner Trivette (1891-1970) and his wife, Minnie Hatfield Vannoy Trivette (1894-1977). It was in their family for the next 53 years. Known as Dolphus or D.T., he was manager of Greensboro Paint Company. They owned the house for 21 years before moving back to their native Wilkes County.
    • In 1950, they sold the house to Minnie’s sister Sallie Virginia Vannoy Jenkins (1889-1984), also of Wilkes County. She made the house a rental property and owned it for 32 years.

209 McIntyre Lane, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $550,000 on September 24, 2021 (originally $550,000 but listed at $375,000 when it sold)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,391 square feet, 100 acres (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $230
  • Built in 1933 (see note below)
  • Listed December 15, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available online
  • Note: The property includes a guest bungalow with one bedroom and one bathroom.
    • The listing says the property is 100 acres. The county GIS map shows 209 McIntyre Lane with 81 acres. The same owners have an adjacent 31-acre property; there’s no indication that all or part of that property is included in the sale.
    • The county GIS shows the home’s date as 1933. The tax office’s property card shows 1945.

210 W. 3rd Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
The Hubert and Annie Oliver House

  • Sold for $310,000 on September 24, 2021 (listed at $310,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,144 square feet, 0.96 acre
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $190,000
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: “Two-and-one-half-story brick Colonial Revival with a side-gable roof and a gabled entry porch with grouped Tuscan columns and pilasters; 6/6 sash, arched windows in gable ends, entry with sidelights, flat-roofed sun porch on east elevation, brick end chimney.
    • “The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Hubert E. and Annie Olive in 1937. Mr. Olive was a lawyer.”
    • The Honorable Mr. Oliver served as a member of the Legislature and Superior Court judge.

921 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro
The Julius and Lila Smith House

  • Sold for $285,000 on September 24, 2021 (originally $325,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,601 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $178
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $212,500, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property first appeared in the city directory in 1923 with the Smiths as residents. They owned the property from 1923 to 1938. Julius Clarence Smith (1889-1968) was a partner in the law firm of Brooks, Hines & Smith. He was originally from Greenville County, S.C. Lila Keith Smith (1890-1954) was a native of Wilmington. Their son, Julius Clarence Smith III (1922-2002) also was a lawyer. He retired as a senior partner with the Smith, Moore firm, now the local office of Fox Rothschild.

622 W. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The A. L. Davis House

  • Sold for $445,000 on September 22, 2021 (originally $479,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,540 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in ca. 1902 (see note)
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $272,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: County records show the date as 1950; it would have be a remarkably old-fashioned house to have been built in 1950.
    • District NRHP nomination: “A. L. Davis, an officer of First National Bank in Burlington, purchased the property on which this house stands in 1901, and it seems likely that the large, frame Colonial Revival structure with its central hall, double-pile plan of two stories was built shortly thereafter.
    • “Its most distinguishing feature is the double-tier portico projecting from the center of the three-bay facade. Massive square paneled columns frame the entrance with its transom and sidelights and support a stuccoed pedimented gable with a small leaded glass window.
    • “A high hip roof extends to pedimented gables on each side of the house, and a one-story porch with shed roof on square posts spans the facade.”

611 Colonial Drive, High Point
The John V. Thompson House

  • Sold for $395,000 on September 22, 2021 (originally $335,000 and as low as $320,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,673 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $190,500, April 2006
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, clipped-side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house is four bays wide and double-pile with a projecting front-gabled wing on the right (west) end of the facade, a front-gabled wall dormer on the left (east) end, and a segmental-arched wall dormer in the center.
    • “The house has a brick veneer, eight-light casement windows on the first story with two-light transoms on the facade. Second-floor windows are four-over-one on the facade and six-over-one on the side elevations.”
    • “The batten door is centered on the facade and is sheltered by an inset porch on square, full-height brick piers with Tudor-arch spans.
    • “An uncovered brick terrace extends to the left of the entrance bay. An entrance on the right elevation is sheltered by a gabled roof on knee brackets.
    • “There is a one-story rear ell with a modern deck behind it.”
    • “The earliest known occupant is John V. Thompson (secretary/treasurer/general manager, Colonial Furniture Company) in 1929.”

614 S. Broad Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The L. Earle Kirkman House

  • Sold for $195,000 on September 20, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,563 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1912 (per county) or earlier (see note below)
  • Listed August 4, 2021
  • Last Sale: $84,500, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “19th century 2-story frame house that underwent a major remodeling in the Colonial Revival style in the late 1920s. During the remodelling, the original wraparound porch and windows were replaced and the walls were brick-veneered.
    • “The hip-roofed, 3-bay wide house has a pedimented front stoop, 6/1 paired and single sash windows, and a 1-story open porch on the east side an a 1-story sunroom on the west side.
    • “The house was in the L. Earle Kirkman family from 1919 to 1962. Kirkman was secretary-treasurer of Kirkman Plumbing and Heating Co.”

1503 Wiltshire Street, High Point

  • Sold for $195,000 on September 17, 2021 (listed at $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,871 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed July 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,000, December 1986
  • Note: Spanish Eclectic, a style not very common in the Triad

806 N.C. Highway 61, Whitsett, Guilford County
The Dick-Bradsher House

  • Sold for $293,000 on September 16, 2021 (originally $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,645 square feet, 0.87 acre
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed July 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, January 2021
  • Note: If the 1895 date is accurate, the house probably was built by A.W. Lindsay, who bought the property in January 1895 from J.C. Welch (Deed Book 95, Page 771). It was adjacent to property belonging to the Fairview Institute (later the Whitsett Institute), a boarding school and junior college. The deed includes this hand-drawn map:
  • There is no identifiable deed showing Lindsay selling the property. The next identifiable deed is dated 1897, when neighbors Cyrus A. and Anna B. Wharton sold the property to Pandora A. Wharton Dick (their familial relationship, if any, is unknown). That deed states that the Whartons bought the property in 1895 from neighbor Levinia (per the deed) Foust, citing Deed Book 95, Page 771, which, as noted above, actually shows Lindsay’s purchase of the property from Welch. There may be deeds moving the property from Lindsay to Foust and Foust to the Whartons, but finding them among two years worth of hand-written deeds, not listed in strictly chronological order, would be a pretty tedious challenge, if they do exist.
    • It is documented that Pandora (1845-1925) and her daughters owned the house for 57 years. Dora left the house to daughter Katie Anne Dick (1878-1953), who bequeathed it to her sister, Alice J. Dick Rollins (1882-1954).
    • Henry Alex Bradsher Sr. (1907-1978) and his wife, Carolyn Spencer Ingle Bradsher (1916-1986), bought the house from Alice in 1953. After Henry’s death, Carolyn owned the house until she died.

174 W. Poplar Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $245,000 on September 16, 2021 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,760 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $196,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic District
  • District National Register nomination: “A swooping asymmetrical front-gable roof is the defining feature of this two-story Tudor Revival house, which is frame with a textured stucco finish. The swooping part of the roof engages a corner entry porch with segmental-arched openings.
    • “Above is a picturesque segmental-arched casement window; other windows are six-over-one wood sash with a few one-over-one replacement sashes.
    • “At the top of the front and side gables is false half-timbering with cruck (curved) members. Other features include an exterior chimney with sloped shoulders on the east side, asphalt-shingle roofing, a wood panel front door, a modern shed-roofed back porch, and a wall along the east lot line with a granite pillar at the sidewalk.”

331-337 Frank Short Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $275,000 on September 15, 2021 (listed at $255,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,494 square feet, 19.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 9, 2021
  • Last sale: 337 Frank Short: $75,000, May 1987; 331 Frank Short: $1,000, June 1994
  • Note: The property consists of two lots — 331, 8.62 acres on the street, and 337, 10.9 acres behind 331.
    • The property includes a barn with four stalls, a tack room and an attached shed. A fenced pasture is in front of the house.
    • Something to ask about: “Property includes fenced 9 acre hay field with mobile home lot in corner. Owner is working to evict the tenant in the mobile home and plans to have the single wide removed.”

708 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
The Samuel Lampell House

  • Sold for $405,000 on September 14, 2021 (listed at $435,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,130 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $379,500, September 2003
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, side-gabled, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with full-width, shed-roofed dormers on the facade and rear (north) elevations.
    • “It has a brick veneer, exterior brick chimney in the left (west) gable, and six-over-one, wood-sash windows, paired on the first-floor facade. The six-panel door is sheltered by a small, front-gabled porch supported by slender columns.
    • “One-story, side-gabled wings project from the right (east) and left elevations, each with fiber-cement siding and vinyl casement windows.
    • “The left wing was originally an open, screened porch. A two-story, gabled ell at the left rear (northwest) also has fiber-cement siding and vinyl windows.
    • “A low stone wall extends along the driveway on the left side of the house.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Samuel Lampell (Worth’s) in 1930.” He was the proprietor of Worth’s, a “ladies’ ready-to-wear and millinery” shop at 117 N. Main Street.

820 Wharton Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $250,000 on September 13, 2021 (listed at $239,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,446 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $121,000, November 2009
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is in the National Register district for Fisher Park, but the local historic district doesn’t include Wharton Street. The address first appears in the city directory in 1923 with Walter and Margaret Lashley as occupants. Walter was an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance.
    • After several changes of ownership, George Deeb Gabriel Sr. bought the house in 1944. He lived on Cypress Street in Dunleath and rented the house out. Gabriel (1916-1988) was the owner of Gabriel Food Center. His heirs sold the house in 1990.

714 Dover Road, Greensboro
The Alexander and Libby Hattaway House

  • Sold for $720,000 on September 9, 2021 (listed at $720,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,542 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $203
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $390,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The Irving Park Company sold the property to Alexander Clovis Hattaway Sr. (1893-1969) and Libby Johnson Hattaway (1900-1999) in 1928. The Hattaways lost the house to foreclosure in 1932 but continued to live there and were able to buy it back in 1934. Libby sold the house in 1994.
    • Alex was a native of Georgia; Libby was born in New Orleans. Alex and Ralph L. Hattaway operated Hattaway-Jordan Seed Company on S. Davie Street at Sycamore Street, now February 1 Place.
    • Later, Alex, Libby and Ira Hattaway operated Hattaway’s Seed Store at 224 S. Greene Street, a location that’s now part of the city-county government complex. Alex’s familial relationships with Ralph (1904-1991) and Ira, about whom nothing else can be found, are unknown, although Ralph was listed as president of Hattaway-Jordan and Alex was general manager.
Undated Hattaway-Jordan Seed catalog, for sale on Ebay

212 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Maynard House

  • Sold for $342,000 on September 9, 2021 (listed at $339,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,798 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $282,500, October 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This plain but handsome two-story, two-bay wide, pebbledash house has a hip roof, twelve-over-one sash windows with louvered wood shutters, a bay window on either side (the one on the north side added ca. 1979), and a hip-roofed front porch with paneled posts and a plain balustrade.
    • “The house was originally located at 506 Second St., where its longest association was with the Maynard family, whose various members occupied it from at least 1925 to 1950.
    • “When threatened with demolition by encroaching commercial development, the house was moved to its present site in 1978, where it once again complements and is complemented by its surroundings.”

726 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $175,000 on September 9, 2021 (listed at $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,632 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed July 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, September 2006
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Rental property
    • No central air conditioning
    • District NRHP nomination: “I-house. Two story; side gable; single pile; rear ell; asbestos shingle siding; two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; metal posts.”

614 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $160,000 on September 7, 2021 (originally $149,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,082 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed July 19, 2021
  • Last sale: April 2003, price not recorded on deed

880 Lockland Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Robert and Lillian Walker House

  • Sold for $385,000 on September 2, 2021 (listed at $359,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,046 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Dutch Colonial Revival. One and a half story; gambrel roof; wide, shed-roof dormer; weatherboard siding; six-over-one, double-hung sash; front-gable entry porch with arched opening; classical columns; fanlight. 1930 [city directory]: Robert and Lillian Walker, an optometrist.”

2411 Hubbard Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $220,000 on September 2, 2021 (originally $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,516 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $137,000, November 2019
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: Built by Cone Mill, sold in 1974
    • The solar roof panels have been added since it as sold in 2019.
    • The listing shows 2,121 square feet, more than a third larger than county records show.
    • How it looked in 2019:

712 Dover Road, Greensboro
The White-Snyder House

  • Sold for $727,000 on September 1, 2021 (listed at $745,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,745 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,800, June 1966
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: It’s unclear who actually built the house, but it does appear to have been built by 1928. Shortly after it was built, it became property of its first identifiable owner, Pilot Life Insurance Company. In March 1929 Pilot Life sold it to the Irving Park Company, which sold it the same day to Southern Real Estate Company.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1930; it appears to have been a rental property until it was bought in 1934 by Moses Andrew White (1892-1966) and Wilhelmina Margret Sawyer White (1900-1983). They owned the house for 32 years. He was an Army lieutenant in World War I and by 1934 was superintendent of agencies for Jefferson Standard Life Insurance.
    • After her husband’s death, Wilhelmina sold the house in 1966 to William David Snyder Jr. (1926-2015) and Ann Pender Snyder. Born in Monroe, Bill was an engineering graduate of N.C. State University and served as a combat engineer in the Korean War. In 1954, he and Ann moved to Greensboro, and he founded the Snyder Insurance Agency. Bill was a founder of the Greensboro Opera Company, president of the Greensboro History Museum and loved vintage cars. He owned a 1948 Rolls Royce, British green. In 2012, they passed the property to one of their daughters and her husband, who are now selling it, 55 years after her parents bought it.

215 Summit Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $205,000 on September 1, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,365 square feet, 0.53 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 6, 2021
  • Last sale: June 1939, no price recorded on deed
  • Note: The address is erroneously listed in county property records as 215 Summitt Street.
    • The lot runs all the way through the block to High Street.

212 E. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $525,000 on August 31, 2021 (listed at $529,000)
  • Duplex, total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,163 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $243
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $105,000, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house has been a duplex since at least 1926.
    • The house was owned for 60 years, from 1958 to 2018, by Robert Chumbley McCaskey (1927-2018), a draftsman and salesman for Thompson Dental.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end bungalow with engaged porch, triangular knee-braces, front bay, gabled front dormer.”

204 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro

  • Sold for $460,000 on August 31, 2021
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,854 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $248
  • Built in 1923
  • Apparently wasn’t listed publicly for sale
  • Last sale: $306,000, June 2001
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The Zillow listing reporting the sale shows 2,206 square feet.

1809 Runnymede Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $615,000 on August 30, 2021 (originally $595,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,427 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $253
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $510,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Listing: “Sellers Requesting Highest & Best By Monday, August 2nd at Noon”
    • The property includes a guesthouse.

305 Oakwood Street, High Point
The Charles S. Welborn House

  • Sold for $205,000 on August 30, 2021 (listed at $225,000)
  • 4 apartments, see note below in re bedrooms and bathrooms, 3,758 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $107,000, July 1994
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood Historic District
  • Note: This house could be a great candidate for restoration on a street with great but mostly unrealized potential.
    • No central air conditioning.
    • No interior photos are included in the listing.
    • Originally a single-family home, it has been divided into four apartments. The listing says one has 2 bedrooms; no other descriptions are given. County records show 5 bedrooms but only 2 bathrooms.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Imposing Colonial Revival style house with Queen Anne influences; frame with later asbestos shingles, spacious wrap front porch with second story hip-roofed balcony; glass panel front door with oversize side lights; bay windows; steep hip roof with gable. Approximately 4,000 square feet. Welborn [1872-1966] owned a highly successful furniture retail store with his brother [David Nerius] Welborn [1876-1925].”

308 S. Joyner Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $60,200 on August 27, 2021 (originally $80,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,379 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $3,850, July 1962
  • Note: Edward Roesallars Gerringer Sr. (1895-1973) and his wife, Florence Virginia Younger Gerringer (1898-1997), bought the property from Cone Mills in 1962. No deeds indicate to whom the ownership passed, but it’s apparently being sold by the estate Edward Jr. (1927-2021), the last living child of the eight born to Edward Sr. and Florence. Edward Jr. was a Navy veteran and retired employee of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.

180 Center Street, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • Sold for $155,000 on August 24, 2021 (originally $153,000, later $163,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,422 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, January 2019

742 Stratford Road NW, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $785,000 on August 23, 2021 (originally $829,800)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,242 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed June 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $725,000, November 2020
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a guest cottage with one bathroom connected to the two-car garage.
    • What the house looked like when it was sold in November 2020:

1289 Union Cross Road, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $295,000 on August 23, 2021 (listed at $339,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,169 square feet, 1.76 acres
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, June 2014
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage, a barn with three bays and two other outbuildings.

115 W. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro
The Lacy H. Sellars House

  • Sold for $675,000 on August 20, 2021 (apparently wasn’t listed on MLS)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,121 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $216
  • Built in 1920
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property was bought in two pieces by Lacy H. Sellars in 1914 and 1920. The 1920 tract had been owned by Ceasar and Jeannette Cone, who sold the property to First Presbyterian Church in 1903. First Presbyterian passed it on to North Elm Presbyterian Church in 1914. The North Elm Street church sold it to Lacy Hughes Sellars (1875-1943).
    • In 1920 Sellars was the secretary of the Cone Export & Commission Company. Later he worked as vice president of Adamson Cadillac Company. He died in 1943, followed shortly after by his wife, Evelyn Powell Sellars (1890-1944).

1020 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Long Apartments (now a single-family residence)

  • Sold for $440,000 on August 20, 2021 (listed at $429,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,515 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $216,500, June 2003
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story frame Craftsman house is simple in detail but dramatic in its form. The weatherboarded house has a gable roof which sweeps low in front (making the rear look chopped off) to cover an engaged porch and a porch end room. A large shed dormer interrupts the front slope, lessening its frontal impact.
    • “The porch features plain stuccoed columns, and the two entrances are composed of double-leaf French doors. Like many others, this house has stone front steps and retaining wall.
    • “Dr. V.M. Long and his wife, Hannah, acquired the property in 1919, but they never lived here. Their residence was next door, at 1024 West End Blvd. (#515). In 1921 this building was listed in the city directory as three apartments. It remained in Long family ownership until 1980.”

207 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The William and Lucy Neal House

  • Sold for $358,000 on August 20, 2021 (listed at $369,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,224 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $215,000, March 2016
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: William Watt Neal (1881-1931) and Lucy Belle Vance Neal (1884-1969) were the original owners, moving from a house they owned at 928 Walker Avenue. Will was a clerk with the Railway Mail Service. After his death at age 49, Lucy lived in the house until 1965.
    • Greensboro College owned the house from 1965 to 1978. For about 20 years beginning in 1994, the house was owned by college benefactors Ruth and Jack Campbell, who provided it to the college as a residence for students engaging in community service.

323 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The A.E. Smith House

  • Sold for $300,000 on August 19, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,060 square feet (per county records), 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1896
  • Listed May 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $98,000, December 1993
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Note: Located across the street from the Spencer’s Mill condos
    • The for-sale listing shows the square footage as only 3,776 ($86/square foot).
    • The date of the house is given as 1896 in county records and as 1905 in the district’s National Register nomination.
    • The address originally was 168 Franklin Street.
    • The house that previously stood on the property was moved to 409 Franklin Street when this house was built.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Large, intact, two-and-one-half story frame late Victorian style house with Doric columned wrap-around porch with corner bell-roofed pavilion, high hip roof with shed-roofed dormer, projecting polygonal bay with pedimented gable, decorative sawn brackets supporting the eaves, one-over-one windows, and double-leaf glass and oak main entrance.
    • “The house was constructed about 1905 by A.E. Smith, head of the National Furniture Company and co-owner of the Hadley-Smith Tobacco Factory.”
    • The house was in the Smith family for 91 years. Alfred Edgar Smith (1862-1929) passed ownership to his son, James Raymond Smith (1895-1987). J. Raymond ultimately served as president of National Furniture and lived in the house until at least 1982. The house was sold by his sons after his death at age 91. His son Raymond Alfred Smith (1924-1995) also was an executive with National Furniture and served as first president of both the Mount Airy United Fund and Mount Airy Rotary Club.

3160 Tobaccoville Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $547,290 on August 18, 2021 (originally $629,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,238 square feet, 26.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1882
  • Listed April 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $478,000, November 2003
  • Listing: The property borders Barker Creek. It includes fenced pasture land, a barn, a pond and a 30-by-40 metal outbuilding with electricity.

725 Miller Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $335,000 on August 18, 2021 (originally $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,091 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed June 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $149,000, August 1996
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half story; steeply-pitched front gable with catslide line; stucco; side, shed-roof dormers; front-gable entry pavilion; broken pediment door surround; facade chimney; eight-over-eight, replacement windows; oculus window over door; side porch.”

610 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The Lewis-Stone House

  • Sold for $257,000 on August 18, 2021 (listed at $269,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,620 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Listing: “Being sold ‘as is’ … handyman special. Cash sale or private financing only. … Hardwood floors and many period details from the 1920’s make this home a diamond in the rough. Finish it off with your own personal touch.”
    • Lorena Belle Hollowell Lewis (1874-1951) bought the property for $1,000 in 1913. Her husband, Victor Charles Lewis (1875-1940), wasn’t on the deed, though he had been added by the time they sold the house in 1925. He operated a grocery store half a block away at 902 Spring Garden Street.
    • In 1950, Dearing Fauntleroy Stone (1884-1954) bought the property, and it remained in his family for 44 years. He was a trainman with Southern Railway. Ownership passed to his wife, Alma Jordan Stone (1891-1974), when he died. Their three children owned the house from 1974 until they died. A grandson, Dearing F. Stone III, was the last family member to own it, selling the house in 1994.
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3428 Courtney Church Road, Courtney, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $190,000 on August 18, 2021 (originally $159,900, later $205,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,119 square feet, 1.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1893
  • Listed November 15, 2019
  • Last sale: 1984, no further information available online
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage and storage building, both with electricity.
    • The property has a Yadkinville mailing address but is well south of town.

3941 Cates Loop, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $335,000 on August 17, 2021 (listed at $389,000)
    • An online auction had been scheduled. If it was held, it didn’t result in a sale.
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,280 square feet, 24.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 7, 2021
  • Last sale: May 1922, price not available.
  • Note: The property has a Burlington mailing address but is located north of Haw River in the Pleasant Grove community.

124 Clabber Mountain Lane, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $275,000 on August 17, 2021 (listed at $299,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,840 square feet, 1.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, September 2017

719 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Walters House

  • Sold for $217,000 on August 17, 2021 (listed at $227,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,958 square feet, 1.46 acres
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • Built in 1869
  • Listed January 31, 2021
  • Last sale: 1937
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This large frame house, one of a number of important Italianate houses surviving in the district, is said to have been built built about 1880 for Captain Archibald E. Walters (1843-1920), a Virginia native and Civil War veteran, and his wife Mary E. Walters (1845-1914), by her father R. P. Richardson, Sr. They had married in 1868 and apparently lived in Virginia for a number of years. It is believed that Richardson had earlier built the adjacent house to the south for another daughter, Margaret Isabella, who was married to Col. A.J. Boyd.”
    • “Mrs. Walters willed the house to her son E.R. Walters, who sold it in 1937 to optometrist William T. Ferneyhough, Sr., who died in 1970. After being rented for a number of years, the house is now [1986] occupied by W. T. Ferneyhough, Jr.” The house is still in the Ferneyhough family.
    • “Standing far back from the street on a large lot with mature magnolia and oak trees, the two-story frame house features an irregular plan, which narrows from north to south, under a low hipped roof pierced by tall brick chimneys with rusticated stone caps.
    • “Two-story semi-hexagonal bays project from the north elevation and north projecting bay of the three-bay facade.
    • “A one-story porch with two-tier, pedimented gable entrance bay shelters the right two bays and continues on the south elevation, where it has been enclosed. The porch is supported by chamfered posts and has turned baluster railings.
    • “Windows are two over two sash in round-and segmentally-arched openings with label moldings above on most windows. The architrave has a paneled frieze with sawn brackets. One-story wings extend to the rear of the house. Since 1978, the house has been sheathed in aluminum siding.”

528 S. Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $186,000 on August 17, 2021 (listed at $188,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,963 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed: May 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • NRHP district nomination on 526 and 528 S. Hamilton: “These nearly identical houses are intact, carefully detailed examples of the basic one-and-one-half story bungalow. Both houses have shed dormers, exterior sheathing of weatherboards on the first story and shingles on the second, engaged full-facade porches with slender columns on brick piers, and interior chimneys with exposed faces in each gable end.”
    • Replacement windows
    • How it looked when it was sold in February:
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1392 S. Friendship Road, Stokes County

  • Sold for $450,000 on August 16, 2021 (listed at $450,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,437 square feet, 67.21 acres
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 9, 2021
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “… beautiful views of the Sauratown Mountains. Stream on the north property line and Town Fork Creek along the west boundary.”
    • The property has a Germanton address but is to the northeast in Stokes County near the communities of Mountain View and Neatman.
    • Vinyl siding

638 Colonial Drive, High Point
The Carl H. Laun House

  • Sold for $430,000 on July 13, 2021 (originally listed at $500,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,556 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $124,000, January 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “… redone from the basement to the attic,” including vinyl siding and replacement windows.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, side-gabled house is three bays wide and double-pile with steeply-pitched gables and a nearly full-width, shed-roofed dormer across the facade. The house has vinyl siding over original weatherboards … [The] door is located in a steeply-pitched, front-gabled entrance bay and has a classical surround with fluted pilasters and a pair of windows in the gable over the entrance. There is a one-story, hip-roofed wing on the right (east) elevation and a two-story, side-gabled wing on the left (west) elevation with a stone veneer and bay window at the first-floor level. The earliest known occupant is C.H. Laun (controller, Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Company) in 1929.”

317 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Eva and James Wells House

  • Sold for $425,000 on August 12, 2021 (originally $450,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2,020 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, January 2021 (price for two properties, separate prices not specified)
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, five-bay, side-gabled, brick Colonial Revival-style dwelling displays a heavily molded cornice and a classical entrance with pilasters and a multi-light transom framing the paneled wood door.
    • “Windows are six-over-six, including those in the three, front-gabled, synthetic-sided dormers resting on the front roof slope. A brick chimney occupies the north end of the main block and extends through the roof of the one-story, side-gabled, synthetic-sided porch with arched openings that have been fitted with large expanses of glass windows and doors.
    • “A one-story, side-gabled, brick wing occupies the south elevation. Its south gable end is sheathed in synthetic siding.
    • “The Wells bought the property in March 1936 and appear in the city directory for that year. He was a traveling salesman. Wells heirs sold the property in 1970.”
    • The renovation may have included clear-cutting the front yard. 2014 photo from Google Street View:

2536 Spero Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $185,000 on August 12, 2021 (originally $225,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,090 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $116,000, August 2005
  • Note: The property includes a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio of 550-plus square feet.

618 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $175,000 on August 12, 2021 (listed at $175,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1,193 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $123,500, May 2019
  • Listing: Two of the bathrooms are “partially renovated.”
    • The property includes a wired outbuilding.
    • The rear elevation is dominated by an apparent addition with no windows.

1406 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro
The Holt-Young-Squires House

  • Sold for $425,000 on August 11, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,408 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 1 ,2021
  • Last sale: $362,500, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Deeds from the 1920s and ’30s identify this part of Irving Park as “Hillcrest” or “Joseph W. Holt subdivision.”
    • By 1926 Lucile and Joseph Holt owned 14 lots in the neighborhood, including what is now 1406 W. Cornwallis. They were listed in the city directory as living around the corner on Dellwood Drive. Joseph was president of Greensboro Building and Loan Association.
    • County records date the house to 1928, but it doesn’t appear in the city directory until about 10 years later. As early as 1933, though, John P. Young Jr. was listed at a home with no number on Cornwallis at Dellwood Drive. He and his wife, Annette, bought the property in 1938. He was the loss prevention manager at Dixie Fire Insurance Co. of Greensboro. The house’s address was originally 1129 W. Cornwallis.
    • In 1939, the Youngs sold the house to a colleague of John’s, Jules Percy Howard Squires, and his wife, Martha Andrews Sykes Squires. Jules was the cashier at Dixie Fire Insurance. They owned the house for 59 years, selling it in 1998, two years before they each died, five months apart, after 66 years of marriage.

1004 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The T.E. and Hazel Swain House

  • Sold for $415,000 on August 11, 2021 (listed at $399,999)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $332,500, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival. Two story; hip roof; brick; six-over-one, double-hung sash; hip-roof entry porch; slender classical columns; side porch and porte-cochere have battered posts on brick piers.”
    • The first recorded occupants were T.E. Swain and Miss Hazel D. Swain in 1931. Hazel was a clerk at the Happy Family Shoe Store.

4831 Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro
The McNairy House

  • Sold for $415,000 on August 6, 2021 (originally $445,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, 1.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed April 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $285,000, August 2002
  • Note: The house originally was the centerpiece of the huge McNairy farm, which included the area around Lake Jeanette Road and Bass Chapel Road. The house and its surrounding 1.91 acres remained in the McNairy family until 1996.
    • Francis and Mary Boyd McNairy moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in 1761. They bought land on Horsepen Creek; 20 years later it was part of the site of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Their house was used as a hospital after the battle; prominent local minister, educator and ardent revolutionary David Caldwell provided emergency medical treatment (he also was a self-taught physician). The home was dismantled in 1967 and reassembled at the Greensboro Historical Museum, where it still stands.
    • In the 19th century, all but one of the McNairs followed Francis and Mary’s son John to Tennessee (John took along his buddy Andrew Jackson — yeah, him — then a Guilford County lawyer).
    • James McNairy (born 1809), a lawyer, remained. “A large landowner like his father, he served as a justice of the peace, as well as a member of the state legislature,” according to Tim Cole of the Greensboro Public Library.
    • At the turn of the 20th century, James’s descendants included brothers John and James McNairy, who built a schoolhouse for their children on the property. With the help of the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, the current owners recently sold that building, and it was relocated.

4303 Princeton Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $325,000 on August 5, 2021 (listed at $275,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,280 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 5, 2021
  • Last sale: December 2012, no price recorded on deed (bought from HUD after foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Note: The property is located next to a park.

605 N. Asheboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $321,000 on August 4, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,658 square feet, 2.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,500, November 2007
  • Listing: The house “was restored in 2007, following local historical society guidelines and keeping several original features, including 7 fireplaces, beautiful stained glass windows, and the original ‘pie safe’. Renovated and used as a law office, this home still has much of its original residential integrity.”
    • The house is set far back from the street on a corner lot, just north of the business district. A railroad track is across the street.

726 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $860,000 on August 3, 2021 (listed at $885,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,833 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $224
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $633,000, February 2014
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a a granite patio, fish pond, storage building and “basketball/sport pad.”

1011 Center Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The Johns Manor House (also known as the Johns-Osborne House)

  • Sold for $366,500 on August 3, 2021 (originally $390,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,970 square feet, 2.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1840 (sometimes listed as 1850)
  • Listed June 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $20,000, December 2009
  • Note: Designated as a historic landmark by the Eden Historic Preservation Commission
    • Listing: “Built between 1840 and 1850 by Dr. Anthony Johns, one of the first physicians in Leaksville.”
    • The property has been used as an event center “but can be a grand private residence.”
    • City ordinance designating the house as a historic landmark: “The original house was a large brick, one-room-deep, two-story structure with a rear two-story ell. … The main house was enlarged in the late 19th or early 20th century with a two-story addition behind the original structure. In the mid-20th century, a one-story wing over a basement was added on the rear and east side of the main house. A wide two-story portico with square columns was also added sometime in the 20th century, giving the home a ‘Mount Vernon’ style appearance.”

2544 Ossipee Front Street, Ossipee, Alamance County

  • Sold for $135,000 on July 30, 2021 (originally $150,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,397 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed March 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $97,000, June 2018
  • Note: The house has an Elon mailing address, but it’s not in Elon (and it’s not in Altamahaw, either. It’s in Ossipee.)
    • Aluminum siding and replacement windows

2580 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $585,000 on July 29, 2021 (originally $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,943 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed May 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $285,000, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes an outdoor kitchen, an herb wall and raised garden beds with a built-in irrigation system.

205 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Roland T. Holton House

  • Sold for $266,000 on July 29, 2021 (originally $289,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,377 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, July 2011
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, stuccoed, Spanish Mission-style house has a stuccoed exterior, a flat roof behind a shaped parapet with a continuous, tiled pent roof around the entire building. The house is three bays wide and double-pile with paired, arched, fifteen-light French doors on the first story, each pair with a decorative metal railing, and paired nine-over-nine, wood-sash windows on the second story with window boxes on the facade.
    • “The arched, batten door has nine small lights and is accessed by an uncovered brick terrace with decorative metal railing. There is a single arched window centered over the entrance, an ogee-arched parapet on the facade, and an exterior, stuccoed chimney on the left (east) elevation. A one-story, flat-roofed enclosed porch projects from the right (west) elevation with deep eaves and exposed rafter tails.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Roland T. Holton (vice-president/assistant manager, Continental Furniture Company) in 1928.”

327 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $209,900 on July 28, 2021 (listed at $209,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,465 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $10,000, April 2002
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Local Historic District
  • Listing: “Home has been totally updated!” … losing much of its historic character in the process (vinyl siding, wall-to-wall carpet, new floors, likely replacement windows).

427 N. Main Street, Graham, Alamance County
The Carl and Mable Longest House

  • Sold for $252,000 on July 27, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, bathrooms, 2,317 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed June 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, November 2017
  • Neighborhood: North Main Street Historic District
  • Note: County records date the house to 1937. The neighborhood’s National Register nomination puts it in the 1940s.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half story, four-bay French Normandy Revival style dwelling features a dark reddish brown brick veneer, a steeply pitched hip roof, a round witches cap entrance turret, segmental arched door openings, glazed and paneled doors, and decorative eave brackets.
    • “Other elements include jack arches over the doors and a stretcher row water table course. Fenestration includes tripartite one-over-one sash windows and six-over-six sash in the turret.
    • “Carl Longest, a major in the army and a salesman, had the house built in the 1940s. Carl’s wife, Mable, was a school teacher.”

427 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $390,000 on July 23, 2021 (listed at $374,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,186 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $178
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed June 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $315,000 June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival. Two story; side gable; wood shingle sheathing; nine-over-nine windows; gable entry porch with molded gable returns; Tuscan columns; fanlight; side porch; paneled shutters with tree motif cut-out.”

122 N. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Edward B. Ware House

  • Sold for $143,000 on July 23, 2021 (listed at $139,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,088 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $68
  • Built in 1932 (see note below)
  • Listed June 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $62,500, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • Note: County records date the house to 1932, but the National Register nomination for the historic district says 1914 to 1922.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story frame, single-pile house is clad in drop siding and topped by a hip roof with a central hip dormer. Paired 5 over 1 windows flank the sidelighted entrance on the three-bay facade, which is spanned by a one-story porch with square posts on brick piers. A one-story ell extends to the rear of the house. Built between 1914 and 1922, the house was occupied in 1929 by salesman Edward B. Ware.”

501 Lindsey Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
William N. Womack House

  • Sold for $139,900 on July 23, 2021 (listed at $139,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,948 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1914 (see note below)
  • Listed June 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $37,500, September 2014
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District
  • Note: County records show the date of the house as 1914; the city’s historic walking tour guide says 1900.
    • Reidsville historic walking tour guide: “Colonial Revival with unusual mansard roof, 1900”
    • William Nathaniel Womack (1959-1907) was a tobacco dealer.

113 Kensington Road, Greensboro
The Hassie and John Markham House

  • Sold for $565,000 on July 21, 2021 (listed at $565,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,794 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1925 (per county records)
  • Listed June 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $515,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Double lot
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage.
    • County records show the house’s date as 1925, but the National-Register nomination for Sunset Hills suggests 1928.
    • The house has had only three owners. The current owners had it for about nine months before putting it up for sale.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, truncated hip-roofed, brick, Colonial Revival-style dwelling displays a bracketed cornice. A classical portico supported by fluted Doric columns and pilasters is centered on the facade. The flat-roofed portico is topped by a turned balustrade with short, bold, square, corner balusters and graced with molded brackets.
    • The brick porch floor extends the width of the façade and wraps around to the north elevation where a porch with a crowning balustrade is situated. The balustrade displays the same corner posts, but simple square balusters. This porch, like the front portico, has curved brackets along its cornices and fluted columns and pilasters for support, except at the northwest (front) corner where a brick post supports the post.
    • “A one-story wing on the south elevation has the same crowning balustrade as the north porch, as well as the molded brackets on its cornice. It is enclosed with six-over-one windows. Windows elsewhere on the house are eight-over-one.
    • “The Markhams bought the property in December 1927 and likely built the house soon thereafter. He was a structural engineer. The family owned the house until 1980.”
    • John Wellington Markham Sr. (1884-1935) died barely seven years after buying the house. Hassie D. Whitley Markham (1896-1987) continued to live in the house. She sold it in 1979.
    • Robert and Carolyn Clendenin bought the house from Hassie. Robert Amos Clendenin (1932-2016) was a longtime teacher and principal in the Greensboro and Guilford County schools. He served as principal at Bessemer High School, Bessemer Junior High, Aycock Middle School and for more than 20 years principal at Page High School. Carolyn Reid Clendenin (1937-1999) was a music teacher and choral director in the local school systems. Their son, Carter Clendenin, inherited the house from his father and owned it until 2020. He’s a lieutenant with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.

311 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The John and Elizabeth Edmunds House

  • Sold for $442,000 on July 20, 2021 (originally $425,000, later $449,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,492 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed May 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $275,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 2,819 square feet.
    • John R. Edmunds (1864-1938) was a civil engineer. He and his wife, Elizabeth O’Connell Edmunds (1871-1958), bought the property in 1909, and it remained in their family for 52 years. After his death, Elizabeth and their daughter Mary Nash Edmunds (1910-1993) continued to live in the house. Mary spent her career as a clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. She sold the house in 1961 and moved across the street to an apartment at 320 South Mendenhall.
    • Carl G. Pemberton Jr. (1929-1996) and his wife, Ruby Wood Pemberton (1927-1982), bought the house from Mary and owned it until 1996. They divided the house into two apartments, initially sharing it with Carl’s widowed mother, Zelda.
    • By the time Carl died, the house had deteriorated so severely it was bought by the city Redevelopment Commission and was sold to Lane and Joy Herndon for restoration.

421 Boone Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The McCollum-Truslow House

  • Sold for $300,000 on July 20, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, 0.96 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $118,500, March 1998
  • Neighborhood: Boone Road Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “In contrast to the ornamented and asymmetrical Queen Anne style is the boxy, two-story Foursquare style, popular in North Carolina’s urban neighborhoods during the first decades of the twentieth century. This simple, spacious style is well represented in the Boone Road district in the McCollum-Truslow House at 421 Boone Road. The house exhibits the characteristic cubical form topped with a hip roof, attic dormer, and deep overhanging eaves. Its spacious classically inspired wrap-around porch with Tuscan columns and a pedimented entrance bay has been partially enclosed as a sun room.”
    • “Marshall Field Co. built the house for mill official W.G. McCollum in the early 1920s. Later, it was the home of Mr. Truslow, another mill official.”

212 W. Colonial Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $250,000 on July 20, 2021 (listed at $245,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,776 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,000, April 2007
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Local Historic District

2007 Craven Street, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $120,000 on July 19, 2021 (listed at $115,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,483 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed June 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $45,055, July 2020
  • Note: Original floors are covered or replaced by carpeting and “luxury vinyl.”

2382 W. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, Alamance County
Shagbark Hickory Farm

  • Sold for $465,000 on July 17, 2021 (listed at $500,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,701 square feet (per county), 25.10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $273
  • Built in 1800
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $80,000, August 2005
  • Note: Online listings show the square footage as 1,012, which is obviously wrong.
    • The property includes two paddocks, a barn with five stalls and electricity, and a natural spring.
    • Some of the current residents:

2200 Elizabeth Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Charles and Gladys Smithdeal House

  • Sold for $405,000 on July 15, 2021 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,709 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $19,250, April 1966
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The house was sold to the current owners by Ardmore Baptist Church. The deed is dated April 1, 1966, but the listing says the house has been in the family since 1955.
    • The finished basement contains a kitchen and full bathroom.
    • The property includes an attached two-car carport and storage shed.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival. Two story; hip-roof; eyebrow dormer; vinyl siding; twelve-over-one replacement windows and original, leaded transom over single light windows; flat-roof entry portico; paneled, square columns; porte-cochere; sidelights and transom; pilasters at entry; false beams; square, bay windows with original decorative shingle roofs.
    • “1925 [city directory]: Charles and Gladys Smithdeal, Smithdeal Realty. C.C. and John Smithdeal were involved in the early development of the Ardmore neighborhood.
    • “Ardmore Methodist Church held its first service in this house.”

1204 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Spencer House

  • Sold for $820,000 on July 14, 2021 (listed at $795,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,250 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $252
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $190,000, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Spencer House is an elegant Colonial Revival dwelling with some detailing very similar to that found at 1208 Brookstown Ave. next door.
    • “The two-story weatherboarded frame house has a truncated hip roof with overhanging eaves, a central gabled dormer with a Palladian window and objets trouves work, and smaller flanking hipped dormers.
    • “The central entrance with sidelights and transom is echoed by the sidelighted doorway to the second floor deck.
    • “The house has a wrap-around porch with a slightly projecting entrance bay, Tuscan columns, a full entablature, and a plain balustrade with central ‘star’ panels.
    • “An ironwork fire stair has been attached to the southeast side of the house in recent years, but it does not hide any of the original detailing and could be easily removed.
    • “Although the house was depicted on the 1912 Sanborn Map, the first tax listing was not until 1917 with M.K. Spencer. The 1920 city directory lists Dr. William O. and Mary K. Spencer at this location. The Spencers owned the house until 1967.”
    • Dr. William Oliver Spencer was a physician and surgeon and president of Spencer Sanitarium. He was born in Davie County. Mary Graves Miles Kerr Spencer (1875-1965) was born in Yanceyville. One of her brothers was U.S. Rep. John Hosea Kerr, who served from 1923-1953.

1013 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $165,000 on July 12, 2021 (listed at $165,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 3,058 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $107,500, November 2002
  • Note: The property includes a pool, pool house and hot tub.

2315 Hubbard Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $155,000 on July 12, 2021 (listed at $155,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,508 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $5,000, October 1973
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: Cone Mills built the house and sold it in 1973.

5541 Ammons Road, East Bend, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $625,000 on July 9, 2021 (listed at $625,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,383 square feet, 31.87 acres
  • Price/square foot: $262
  • Built in 1883
  • Listed May 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, April 1993
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground pool; seven outbuildings including a carport, workshops, studio, wine cellar, tack room and “party barn!”; fenced pastures; wooded paths.

417 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Dr. Thomas M. Stanton House

  • Sold fr $500,000 on July 9, 2021 (listed at $529,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,993 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a two-story, front-gabled projecting wing on the left (east) end of the facade and a shed-roofed dormer on the right(west) end of the facade.
  • “The house has a brick veneer, an irregular-coursed slate roof, and weatherboards on the shed-roofed dormer. It has grouped wood casement windows and the two-light batten door is sheltered by a small flat roof on wood brackets. An entrance on the left elevation is sheltered by a small flat-roofed porch supported by decorative metal posts on brick piers.
  • “There is an exterior end brick chimney in the right gable and a two-story, hip-roofed ell at the right rear (southwest) with a one-story, gabled wing beyond it. A low brick wall extends along the driveway on the east side of the house.
  • “The earliest known occupant is Dr. Thomas M. Stanton in 1928.”

417 N. 3rd Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $360,000 on July 9, 2021 (listed at $349,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,122 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed June 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $260,000, June 2019
  • Listing: “Separate guest suite/accessory building is 416 additional square feet w/water and electric.”

8602 Park Springs Road, Ruffin, Caswell County

  • Sold for $270,000 on July 9, 2021 (listed at $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,804 square feet, 5.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000, March 2012
  • Note: The listing says the house has its original roof.
    • The property includes a garage/workshop large enough to house four vehicles or a boat, a pottery shack/hunting cabin, corn crib/ chicken coop, two-tiered deck and tractor shed.

110 N. Poplar Street, Winston-Salem
The W. Roan and Mary Bryant House
contract pending June 9, 2021

  • Sold for $492,000 on July 8, 2021 (listed at $499,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,614 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $382,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • Note: The address first appears in the city directory in 1908, with W. Roan and Mary Bryant as residents.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Bryant House is a two-story, hipped roof Queen Anne house with two projecting gables with shingles in the gabled ells. The house is clad in weatherboards. Windows are two over two and paired porch posts are square and sit on brick piers. The full-width porch also has a pedimented entrance. There is a polygonal, two-story bay on one side of the house.”

309 N. Bridge Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $261,000 on July 8, 2021 (originally $338,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,057 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $163,000, February 2007
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2020 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
The Goodman-Leinbach House

  • Sold for $585,000 on July 6, 2021 (originally $549,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,170 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed September 21, 2018
  • Last sale: $312,000, June 1995
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a workshop and two carports.

802 Douglas Street, Greensboro
The Eula Chandler House

  • Sold for $148,000 on July 6, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,160 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $129,000, July 2009
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: The first owner of the house was Mrs. Eula M. Chandler, a widow with 10 children. Five of her children would have been adults by 1928, when she bought the house.
    • Eula died in 1931, and the house passed through a couple of owners before it was bought in 1939 by one of her sons, William Clark Chandler, and his wife, Alice. He was a bus driver for Duke Power Company (which operated Greensboro’s buses). He owned the house until 1945.
    • Other previous owners of the house include Sally Ida Jones, a teacher at Lincoln Street Junior High School, 1945-72, and Reid Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1972-79.

724 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $780,000 on July 2, 2021 (listed at $819,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,359 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $232
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $645,000, April 2016
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

512 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $220,000 on July 2, 2021 (originally $235,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,648 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $99,500, April 2003
  • Neighborhood: West Front Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “Altered by the use of aluminum siding and a more modern porch treatment, this two-story frame structure is derived from the early twentieth century Colonial Revival style. The house features a square configuration topped by a hip roof extending to gables over side bays and with a central facade bay. The side lighted entrance in the left bay of the two-bay facade is framed by Tuscan columns on brick piers joined by a wrought-iron railing.”

4927 Love Joy Road, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $135,700 on July 2, 2021 (listed at $140,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $51,750, July 2014
  • Note: Love Joy (two words) is correct.
    • The property has a Troy mailing address but is located well to the north, and to the north of the Lovejoy (one word) community as well, near the Abner community.
    • Listing: “The current owner has started the renovations and now you can finish the process!!”

1010 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Everett Byerly House

  • Sold for $375,000 on July 1, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,325 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $108,000, June 1993
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house has had only three owners in 110 years. Everett Byerly (1883-1962) bought the property in 1909, and it was in his family for 76 years. He was a clerk for the Railway Mail Service. The children of Byerly and his wife, Alice Fritz Byerly (1884-1982), sold the house in 1985.
    • One of their sons, Everett Grant Byerly, graduated from Durham High School while attending the Duke University School of Music. He later was a member of the big bands of Les Brown, Johnny Long and others.
    • He also served as an officer of the Buccaneer Club of Greensboro, which the Greensboro Daily News described in the 1930s as “for several years a leading contributor to social life in Greensboro’s younger set.” Organized in 1931 by male graduates of Greensboro High School (now Grimsley), it lasted until its members went off to war in the ’40s.

416 Whitsett Avenue, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $100,000 on July 1, 2021 (listed at $105,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,429 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed May 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,000, March 2017
  • Listing: “Home is being sold AS-IS and needs some updating but is a great starter home …”
    • The listing includes no photos of the inside of the house.

524 Church Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Kivette House

  • Sold for $349,900 on June 30, 2021 (originally $359,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,270 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $154
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $153,000, July 2020
  • Note: Square footage numbers for this house vary widely. When the house was sold last year, the listing said 2,048. This time, it says 2,270. County records show 2,617.
    • The house was built by Pearlee Lassiter Kivette, who sold lumber and coal and is said to have been the first millionaire in Gibsonville. It was owned by the Kivette family for 87 years, from 1923 to 2010. The sale came shortly after the death of Camille Kivette, the last of the Kivette sisters, lifelong supporters and benefactors of Elon University. Click here for more about the Kivettes and their houses.

116 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $285,000 on June 29, 2021 (originally $299,999)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,653 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed March 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $160,000, February 2006
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story frame house is characterized by its simplicity and is a good example of some of the less elaborate, though soundly built, houses erected in the West End during the 1910s. The house features a gable end two-bay facade, a hip-roofed front porch with square Classical posts and a plain balustrade, two-over-two sash windows, and a small one-story rear ell. It has been covered with vinyl siding in recent years, but this has not seriously affected its integrity.
    • “The house was probably built by contractor Henderson H. Riddle as investment property. His wife, Ida, owned it from 1912 to 1939, but they lived at 601 Spring St.”

617 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The A.J. and Ruth Ellington House

  • Sold for $295,000 on June 25, 2021 (listed at $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,791 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $180,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: The family of Dr. A.J. Ellington (1890-1980) and Ruth Martin Norwood Ellington (1899-1988) owned the house for 68 years, 1924 to 1992. Their sons, A.J. Jr. and Robert, were doctors in obstetrics and gynecology and founded Alamance Clinic for Women.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Constructed in the late 1920s for Dr. A.J. Ellington, a local dentist, this two-story brick T-plan period house features elements derived from the Colonial Revival style. The base of the T is extended by a two-story frame wing; a brick chimney with corbelled cap rises between the two sections.
    • “A tripartite window in the left bay of the three-bay facade has an elliptical opening with keystone; a keystone is also located in the flat window opening in the right bay.
    • “The single-bay entrance porch has a shed roof supported by paired Doric columns which flank a classical entrance. A six-panel door is topped by a leaded glass semi-circular fanlight; the Doric pilasters of the surround have double capitals with a shell motif in the upper capital.
    • “Decorative brickwork accents the structure at several points. A narrow box cornice with returns is a feature of the cross gable roof.”

4620 Groometown Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $247,969 on June 25, 2021 (originally $274,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 3,651 square feet, 3.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $68
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, November 1995
  • Listing: “… simply needs some TLC. Will need a trash out for items left behind by previous owner.”
    • The listing shows 7,064 square feet; county records show about half that.

337 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $175,825 on June 25, 2021 (listed at $170,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,735 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $101
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $15,000, August 1994
  • Note: The listing says the house was originally built as a school.
    • The house has a Lexington mailing address but is located well to the northwest of the town.

2231 Snow Hill Church Road, Danbury, Stokes County

  • Sold for $130,000 on June 22, 2021 (listed at $169,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,823 square feet (per county), 41 acres
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed November 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $1,000, August 1938
  • Note: The property is being sold by the estate of John Wesley Wall, who died in 1975 at age 62. His second wife, Doris Marie Bullington Wall, died in August 2020 at the age of 101.
    • The property has a Danbury mailing address but is located in the Lawsonville area, north of Danbury.
    • The listing says the house includes “a tater room for all the garden veggies.”
    • No central air conditioning
    • The property includes a pond and two outbuildings, both of which have two floors.

112 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Romulous and Adah Edwards House

  • Sold for $607,000 on June 21, 2021 (listed at $549,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,381 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $299,000, August 2003
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Romulous M. Edwards (1894-1970) and Adah Jane Calloway Edwards (1987-1995) bought the property in 1928 and owned it for 67 years. Romulous was the owner of Greensboro Barber & Beauty Supply Company. Adah sold the house 24 years after he died and just a year before her death at age 97.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gabled with returns, brick Colonial Revival-style dwelling with a one-story, flat-roofed, classical portico supported by Tuscan columns and topped with a truncated wood balustrade. The portico shelters a multi-light door. The portico repeats on the north elevation where it shelters a secondary entrance; triangular braces support this portico.
    • “Two front-gabled dormers with returns are sheathed in a smooth-coat stucco. An interior corbelled brick chimney rises from the roof ridge. Windows are six-over-one and topped with soldier-course brick lintels. A pineapple motif perforates each wood shutter.
    • “A one-story, flat-roofed sunroom is located on the south end. It likely originally served as an open porch, but was later enclosed and sheathed with hardboard siding. It features modern one-over-one windows and a fully-glazed door with fully-glazed sidelights.”

419 W. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The S.J. Hinsdale House

  • Sold for $270,000 on June 17, 2021 (listed at $255,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,218 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $202,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: Winner of the Minetree Pyne Preservation Award
    • District NRHP nomination: “S.J. Hinsdale, a ca. 1929 official of Atlantic Bank and Trust Company, had this bungalow built in the late 1920s. It is clad in German siding, with wide shed dormers on the front and rear, tapered, square-in-section posts supporting the engaged porch, and purlin brackets.”

2011 Griffin Road, Rural Hall, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $465,000 on June 16, 2021 (listed at $465,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,112 square feet, 13.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1880 with 1999 addition
  • Listed April 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $290,000, December 2015

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

  • Sold for $679,900 on June 15, 2021 (originally $729,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,486 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $230,000, July 1996
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground saltwater pool, an amenity rarely found in historic districts; freshwater spa; and koi pond.
    • E.S. Wills was the president of Wills Book & Stationery, secretary-treasurer of Matheson-Wills Real Estate Company and vice president of the Greensboro Real Estate Board. The store was at 107 S. Greene Street. It survived well into the ’90s, then located at Four Seasons mall. The company also had at least one store out of town for many years, in Raleigh at the North Hills Shopping Center.

618 Scott Avenue, Greensboro
The Rives-Duncan House

  • Sold for $385,000 on June 15, 2021 (listed at $350,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,585 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $215,000, August 2016
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The house has a separate in-law suite/apartment with exterior and interior entrances.
    • In 1948, William M. Duncan (1915-1991) bought the house, and it remained in his family for 68 years. William was manager of the Sam Bolton Company, a leather wholesaler. On his death, ownership passed to his wife, Mary Susan Herring Duncan (1914-2005), and then in 2004 to their son William Thomas Herring Duncan, who sold the house in 2016.

425 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro
The Charles Augustus Hendrix House
Blog post — The Charles Augustus Hendrix House: A Grand 1890s Mansion in Dunleath, $300,000

  • Sold for $200,000 on June 15, 2021 (originally listed at $300,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,255 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built around 1895
  • Listed February 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000 plus unspecified balance of a mortgage, July 2007
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The house has remained in the extended Hendrix family since it was built, owned successively by a daughter and son-in-law, grandson and great-granddaughter of Charles Hendrix.
    • Although the photos indicate the house is in very livable shape, it’s priced like a fixer-upper. At least some of the floors need refinishing, and a new owner might well want to update the kitchen and bathrooms.
    • County records show the date of the house as 1902, but the city directory shows brothers Charles and Edward Hendrix living there with their wives by 1896. The NRHP nomination for the Summit Avenue Historic District gives the date as 1895-99. The Hendrix brothers appear to have bought the property in the 1880s. Edward, a broker, died in 1919.
    • Charles Augustus Hendrix (1862-1942) was identified in the 19th century as a farmer and horse trader, but later became a prominent contractor. His obituary credits him as the contractor for the Aycock school and Sedgefield Gold golf course and for the excavations for the Southeastern Building, the King Cotton Hotel and the original O. Henry Hotel. He was a founder of the Sedgefield Ride and Hunt Club and the North Carolina Fox Hunt Association.

1808 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Edna and Pleas M. Sawyer House

  • Sold for $575,000 on June 14, 2021 (originally $630,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,524 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $228
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, February 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records show 3 1/2 bathrooms. The listing says 4 1/2.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled, weatherboard Colonial Revival-style house features a front-gabled portico supported by Tuscan columns and graced by triglyphs along its frieze. It shelters a multi-light and paneled wood door. Four-over-four casement windows and six-over-six double-hung sash illuminate the interior. An eyebrow dormer rests on the front roof slope. A brick chimney occupies the east gable end of the main block where it intersects with a two-story, side-gabled wing that contains a sun porch on its first level. The 1936 city directory lists Mr. Sawyer as an agent in charge at the Internal Revenue Office.”
    • The Sawyers owned the house from 1934 to 1964.
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705 Simpson Street, Greensboro
The Sadie R. Taylor House

  • Sold for $492,000 on June 14, 2021 (listed at $465,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,240 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed May 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $435,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Sadie Bingham Royster Taylor (1892-1971) was the original owner, buying the house in 1922. It was noted on the deed that she was the wife of Roland McNairy Taylor (1893-1976), but the deed itself was in her name alone.
    • In 1934, the deed was taken over by the Home Owners Loan Corporation, a Depression-era federal institution that refinanced mortgages in default to prevent foreclosure. The deed went back into Sadie’s name later, although county records don’t say specifically when.
    • Otherwise, the property remained in Sadie’s family for 48 years. After she died, the house was signed over to their daughter, Etta Farrar Taylor Mangum (1921-2016). She sold it in 1975.
    • No mention of the HOLC is complete without noting that it also introduced the concept of redlining, designating minority neighborhoods as hazardous areas for banks to provide mortgages and enforcing and promoting segregation. For more about the federal government’s role in actively promoting and in many places introducing and enforcing residential segregation, see The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein.

3622 Milhaven Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $425,000 on June 14, 2021 (originally $475,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,311 square feet (per county), 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed December 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $67,500, April 1995
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage with a large workshop and a second-floor office/studio.

1900 Brantley Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $370,000 on June 14, 2021 (originally $429,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,895 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed: March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $131,500, June 1994
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

615 Colonial Drive, High Point
The Grover C. Furr House
contract pending May 3, 2021

  • Sold for $376,000 on June 11, 2021 (originally $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,375 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, hip-roofed, Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, hip-roofed wing on the right (west) elevation. The house has a brick veneer with brick quoins on the corners and eight-over-eight, wood-sash windows.
    • “The six-panel door with four-light transom is centered on the facade and has a classical surround with fluted pilasters and a broken pediment. A second entrance on the left (east) elevation is sheltered by a low, hip-roofed porch on square posts with a denticulated cornice and a decorative metal railing at the second-floor level.
    • “The one-story wing on the right elevation has a bay window and large exterior end chimney. Classical details include the octagonal window centered on the facade, keystones over the first-floor windows, and a rowlock brick course under the denticulated cornice.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Grover C.Furr (superintendent, Adams-Millis Corporation) in 1939.”

6800 Germanton Road, Germanton, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $362,000 on June 11, 2021 (listed at $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,866 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $166,000, April 2015

739 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Galloway-Linville House

  • Sold for $246,000 on June 11, 2021 (listed at $299,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 3,916 square feet, 0.78 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1865
  • Listed April 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $375,000, April, 2011
  • Listing: “Wonderful place to make your home or perfect for B&B. Some TLC and this home could be the masterpiece you’ve been dreaming of!”
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two story rectangular frame house with low hipped roof and pair of interior corbelled chimneys. Believed to have been built in the 1870s by R. R. Galloway, large property owner and donor of the land for the Baptist Church located across the street. House remodelled c. 1930 by Ed Linville; he may have added the rear ell and the classically inspired full-facade hip-roofed porch carried by paired tapered box posts with molded caps. Leaded glass sidelights flank main entrance; two-over-two sash windows.”

212 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The Brockmann-Ogburn House

  • Sold for $496,000 on June 10, 2021 (listed at $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,545 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $349,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage with electricity and attic space.
    • The first owner of the house was Charles Joseph Brockmann (1865-1954), a first-generation German-American born in Greensboro. He bought the land for $350 in 1902 and owned it for 51 years. He taught music at the Normal and Industrial College, now UNCG, and was proprietor of the Moore Mineral Spring at 1007 Spring Garden Street, now part of the UNCG campus. He previously lived at 404 Lithia Street, which is now the section of Tate Street running from Walker Avenue to Gate City Boulevard. His widowed mother, Bertha Raven Brockmann (1830-1910), and older sisters Emma (1858-1927) and Laura Brockmann (1863-1943) lived nearby at 716 Walker Avenue. Laura also taught music at the college and later lived at 212 S. Mendenhall herself.
    • Charles established the school’s first orchestra in 1900. UNCG remembers the Brockmanns: “Music performance (or applied music) has been a concentration within the music department since UNCG opened in 1892. The first concentration in performance offered was in vocal. It was not until 1900, with the addition of Charles J. Brockmann and his sister Laura Brockmann to the faculty, that a concentration in instrumental became available for piano and violin. Under this duo, the music department expanded by creating the first university orchestra, as well as offering classes in piano, which were previously taught off campus.”
    • Charles sold the house in 1953 to Thomas and Carrie Lorena Coffey Ogburn (1912-1981). Thomas Leighton Ogburn Sr. (1911-1993) was a postal worker and later a salesman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. The Ogburns sold the house in 1979.
    • Later, the house fell into the hands of absentee landlords who let the house fall into ruin. It was bought by the city Redevelopment Commission in 1992, which sold it to architect Bruce Cantrell in 1993. He and his wife, Ann, restored the house.

327 South Carolina Avenue, Boonville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $315,000 on June 10, 2021 (listed at $315,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,488 square feet, 1.51 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed April 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $93,000, October 2019
  • Note: Vinyl siding and replacement windows

1903 Rolling Road, Greensboro
The Myrtle and Henry Cranford House

  • Sold for $550,000 on June 9, 2021 (listed at $539,900)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,887 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $478,000, December 2019
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled,weatherboard Colonial Revival-style dwelling features a centered,one-story, front-gabled portico with returns.Paired square posts support the portico that shelters the paneled wood door. Windows throughout are six-over one. A brick chimney rises from the east elevation of the main block, just forward of the roof ridge. A one-story, one-bay-wide, hip-roofed, weatherboard wing occupies the east elevation.
    • “The Cranfords bought the property in April 1925 and first appear at this address in the 1926 city directory. He was a bookkeeper for J.W. Scott and Company. In September 1926, the Cranfords sold the house to Hazel and Thomas Boydston, who worked as a traveling salesman. They sold the house in 1935.”

116 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The Rev. Dr. Pinckney Lafayette Groome House
contract pending April 28, 2021

  • Sold for $375,000 on June 9, 2021 (originally $400,000)
  • Triplex: Downstairs unit has four bedrooms and two bathrooms; upstairs units each have two bedrooms and one bathroom; 4,760 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed April 8, 0221
  • Last sale: $300,000, February 2019
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house appears to have been divided into apartments as far back as 1925.
    • The first recorded occupant, in 1896, was Rev. Dr. Pinckney Lafayette Groome, editor of the North Carolina Christian Advocate and author of Rambles of A Southerner in Three Continents (published in 1889 and still in print through a publisher called Forgotten Books).

406 Lindley Road, Greensboro
The James and Belva Hinshaw House

  • Sold for $460,000 on June 8, 2021 (listed at $440,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,951 square feet, 1.0 acre
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1945
  • Listed April 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $389,000, July 2003
  • Neighborhood: Boxwood Acres
  • Note: The original owners of the house appear to have been James Harvey Hinshaw (1884-1950) and his wife, Belva Thelma Hammond Hinshaw (1901-1974). They owned the property from 1941 until their heirs sold it after Belva’s death.
    • The listing says the house was built in 1932, but county records say 1945.

750 Sheffield Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $401,000 on June 8, 2021 (listed at $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,546 square feet, 3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed April 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $350,500, September 2020
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412 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Robert H. Walker House II

  • Sold for $330,000 on June 8, 2021 (listed at $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,729 square feet (per county), 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage with heated/cooled finished space upstairs.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, front-gabled, English Cottage-style house is three bays wide with a flared roofline and gabled dormers on the right(east) and left (west) elevations.The house has a stuccoed exterior, interior stuccoed brick chimney, and vinyl windows with wood lintels. An arched opening on the left end of the facade leads to a recessed six-light batten door. An inset, enclosed porch on the right elevation has arched openings. There is a shed-roofed wing at the rear of the left elevation that is covered with weatherboards.The earliest known occupant is Robert H. Walker (president, Pickett Mill; vice-president, High Point Yarns Mills) in 1927.”

263 Providence Church Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $289,000 on June 7, 2021 (listed at $289,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,330 square feet, 1.49 acres
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 21, 2021
  • Last sale: May 2002, price not recorded on deed
  • Note: For sale by owner

712 Sideview Street, Graham, Alamance County

  • Sold for $242,500 on June 4, 2021 (originally $250,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed April 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $120,000, November 2013

808 Douglas Street, Greensboro
The Freeland-Burnette House

  • Sold for $65,000 on June 4, 2021 (listed at $70,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,560 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $27,500, August 2000
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The original owners appear to have been George Gillespie Freeland and Bessie Irwin Freeland. George was the proprietor of Freeland Music Company. They deeded the house to a daughter, Grace Irwin Freeland, in 1935. She sold it in 1946.
    • In 1946, James and Eliza Burnette bought the house. They owned it for 54 years. James C. Burnette was a cleaner at Wade’s Dry Cleaning. Since Eliza sold it in 2000, it has been a rental.

173 Turnpike Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $225,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,882 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: Vinyl siding

1930 Golden Gate Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $154,500 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $154,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,175 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $87,000, February 2015
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights
  • Note: Vinyl siding and replacement windows
    • Gurney Hammer Sr. bought the house in 1950. After his death in 1954, his wife, Gertrude, owned the house until her death in 1976.
    • In 1951, nine members of the family worked for Cone Mills, including Gurney Sr. and Gertrude; four of their seven children — Earl, Gurney Jr., Hazel and Obert; and three daughters-in-law, Earl’s wife, Veralyn; Junior’s wife, Betty; and Obert’s wife, Bernice.

724 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Tingen-Long House

  • Sold for $320,000 on June 1, 2021 (listed at $310,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,323 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $173,000, November 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “In 1923, Jesse Tingen, the Alamance County Registrar of Deeds, built this two-story frame Foursquare with Colonial Revival elements popular in Burlington in the first three decades of the twentieth century. The identifying elements of the type are symmetricality of configuration, a hip roof, a three-bay facade spanned by a one-story porch, and sidelights flanking the entrance. Square wooden posts on brick piers connected by a simple slat balustrade support the porch’s hip roof. Flanking interior chimneys emphasize the central-hall, double-pile plan of the house.
    • “The house was purchased in the mid-1930s by L.E. Long, who was associated with several business enterprises in Burlington …” Lewis Edgar Long (1879-1948) and Mollie James Long (1877-1951) owned the house until they died. Mollie left it to their daughters, Melba Elizabeth Long Combs (1910-1993) and Frances James Long Pickard (1914-1986). It was sold in 1987 after Frances’s death.

1115 Country Club Road, High Point

  • Sold for $225,000 on June 1, 2021 ($210,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2,570 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed April 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $172,500, August 2005
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood

1222 N. Stokes School Road, Danbury, Stokes County

  • Sold for $175,000 on May 28, 2021 (originally $179,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,472 square feet, 3.59 acres
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $400 for a 1/18 interest in a 61.82-acre property
  • Listing: “… still needs cosmetic updates. Alot updates been done …” including vinyl siding and replacement windows.

804 Sunset Drive
The Van Wyck Williams House

  • Sold for $1.2 million on May 27, 2021 (originally listed at $1.795 million)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,470 square feet (per county), 0.49 acre (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $346
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2011
  • Last sale: $650,000, August 1992
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Williams House is a wonderfully detailed one-and-a-half-story Tudor Revival cottage. It combines Flemish bond brickwork on the first story with stucco and half timbering on the upper story and a steep gabled roof with multi-colored slate shingles of graduated overlap from ridge to eaves. Other notable features include dormers with half-timbered gables, a front porch with timber posts, and a side chimney with highly decorative brickwork.”
    • Overlooks the Greensboro Country Club golf course
    • Listing: “Matching guest quarters with attached garage includes sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths” (750 square feet not included above).
    • The address doesn’t appear in the Greensboro city directory until 1929.
    • Van Wyck Williams (1886-1962) bought the house from the Irving Park Company in May 1928. He was a traveling salesman. Williams sold the house in August 1934 and then bought it back again five months later, in January 1935. The prices weren’t recorded on the deeds.
    • Williams didn’t sell the house again. On his death, he left it to his wife, Sarah Alberta Watkins Williams (1897-1972). She sold the house in 1964 to Charles and Betty Cheek. He was president of Piedmont Financial. The Cheeks sold it to the current owners in 1992.

4105 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Matthew and Ila Banner House

  • Sold for $435,000 on May 27, 2021 (listed at $429,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,906 square feet, 0.74 acre
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed April 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $350,000, August 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Notes: The Banners built the house and owned it for 47 years, buying the property in 1936 and selling it 1983. They were married for 60 years. Matthew Ray Banner Sr. (1885-1967) was a partner in the Banner-Trulove Company, wholesale grocers. Sons M.R. Banner Jr. (1908-1998) and William Powell Banner (1912-1986) joined the company and after his death continued to operate it. Ila (1885-1986) sold the house three years before she died at the age of 101.

1948 Farmington Road, Farmington, Davie County (Mocksville mailing address)
The Charles F. and Jane A. Bahnson House

  • Sold for $474,900 on May 21, 2021 (originally $579,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,364 square feet and 6.1 acres (both per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built circa 1878
  • Listed December 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $203,500, February 2008
  • Neighborhood: Farmington Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows 3,800 square feet and 7 acres, both a bit larger than county records say. Farmington is 9 miles north of Mocksville and 9 miles west of Clemmons.
    • NRHP district nomination: “This I-house features a projecting, full-height, gabled central entrance bay with a double-leaf door and a hip-roofed front porch with a gable over the entrance. Turned porch posts have replaced the original square, bracketed posts and a square vent now pierces the front gable in place of the original decorative gable vent, but the house retains Italianate-style elements such as the heavy sawn work brackets that ornament the boxed cornices and the original two-over-two sash that illuminate the interior. A bay window projects from the north elevation’s first story, and a bracketed flat-roofed hood shelters the south elevation’s first-story window. Six-over-six sash light the attic. A standing-seam metal roof protects the house.
    • “The rear ell consists of two small gabled sections. The two-room western section is slightly taller and has a central brick chimney and a bay window on the north elevation. The shed-roofed porch on the south elevation has been enclosed to create a sun porch. According to family tradition, the ell’s east end was originally a detached kitchen and has been remodeled to serve the same function. A small room in the southeast corner, which served as a pantry, has been converted into a laundry room, while the adjacent room, originally a meat storage closet, is now a bathroom. The shed-roofed porch on the south elevation has been enclosed to serve as a garage.
    • “The interior retains original plaster walls, tall baseboards, plaster ceilings, and a stair with a turned newel post, turned balusters, and a molded handrail that rises from the center hall’s east end to a landing above the front door. As in several other Farmington dwellings, plaster arches frame the recesses on either side of the chimney and the bay window in the northwest room, which served as the parlor. The parlor and south second-floor bedroom mantels feature circular medallions incised from the central panels. …
    • “Molded trim surrounds the windows and original two-raised-vertical-panel doors. Two-light transoms surmount each door that leads into a hall. Electric light fixtures, probably installed about the time Farmington received electric service in 1921, remain in several principal rooms. The brass chandeliers in the dining room and hall were removed from Farmington Methodist Church when the interior was updated in the late 1980s.
    • “Carpeting covers the original wide cypress floors in the halls and bedrooms. Central plaster medallions ornament the parlor and dining room ceilings. The south second-floor bedroom ceiling features decorative plaster work in each corner.”
    • “Charles Frederic Bahnson (1840-1911) and his wife Jane Amanda Johnson (1842-1926), known as Jennie, erected the two-story main block after inheriting money from his mother’s uncle Israel George Loesch’s estate in 1878, but the one-story ell is older. Jennie’s parents, George Wesley and Martha Williams Taylor Johnson, gave the couple land in Farmington that included two small houses (formerly slave quarters according to oral tradition) at the time of their marriage on December 6, 1865. The Bahnsons initially resided on Johnson family property (which is now Tanglewood Park), but moved to Farmington and joined the two existing dwellings to create their home, which they occupied in August 1867.”
    • “The young couple established a successful farm on the land her parents gave them in Farmington, and Charles opened a small office and jewelry shop in a one-room building adjacent to their home. He also traveled throughout the region offering watch repair and optometry services in county seats on court days.”

426 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Morrow-Barnwell House

  • Sold for $440,000 on May 21, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,600 square feet, 1.0 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed April 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $290,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: The Nation Register nomination for the district gives 1892 as the date of the house, but county records say 1913.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This large Queen Anne residence is a significant surviving representative of the homes built by the growing number of professionals and businessmen attracted to Burlington in the last decades of the nineteenth century as the town was being transformed into an industrial city. It was built circa 1892 for Doctor Robert Morrow, a dentist who set up practice locally in 1890 and became prominent in the city’s business and civic affairs. The house was later owned by Dr. Morrow’s daughter and her husband, John Henry Barnwell, a founder in 1930 of Barnwell Brothers Trucking Company which merged in 1942 with Horton Motor Lines and several smaller companies to form Associated Transport, Inc., based in New York City.
    • “Features of the two-story frame structure include its irregular configuration, entrance through a side stair hall, a gable on high hipped slate roof, a wraparound porch with porte cochere and polygonal pavilion supported by classical columns on brick piers, and elaborate chimneys with paneled stacks and corbeled caps. Surviving interior elements included symmetrically molded door and window surrounds with bulls-eye corner blocks, one Victorian mantel, and the main staircase with square newel post and slender, turned balusters.”

2473 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $260,013 on May 21, 2021 (originally $267,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,000 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $34,000, July 2004
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It is a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction).

1007 N.C. Highway 705, Westmore, Moore County

  • Sold for $149,900 on May 21, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,674 square feet, 14.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: September 1960, price not recorded on deed
  • Listing: The house is described as “ready for you to renovate and make over the way you would want it.”
    • Something you don’t see every day: “There is a free flowing spring that crosses the field and the owners say they have never seen it run dry.”
    • The property has a Seagrove mailing address but is well to the southeast, just across the Moore County line and almost to Westmore.

1710 W. Market Street, Greensboro
The Ruth and Dr. J. Henry Boyles House

  • Sold for $558,000 on May 20, 2021 (listed at $555,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,367 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed Monday March 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $503,000, January 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Dr. Boyles (1873-1939) served in the U.S. Army medical corps in Cuba during the the Spanish-American War and, at age 43, in France during World War I. He maintained an office downtown and was on the staff of Piedmont Hospital. He died of lymphoma at age 65.
    • Ruth (1880-1964) was 58 when Henry died and never remarried. She sold the house in 1939 and lived to be 83.
    • The house was owned by the Asheboro Street Baptist Church from 1959-67 and Friendly Road Baptist Church from 1967-99.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, truncated hip-roofed, brick Colonial Revival-style house displays modillion blocks along its soffit. A hip-roofed entry porch with modillion blocks and dentils on its cornice is supported with paired slender Tuscan columns and shelters a multi-light door with sidelights. Windows are primarily paired and single six-over-six replacement sash; first floor windows are topped by soldier-course lintels.
    • “An exterior brick chimney occupies the east elevation and protrudes through the roof of a one-story, three-bay, hip-roofed, wood sun porch with modillion blocks and a dentiled cornice. Fluted pilasters with plain caps separate four-over-four windows with two-light transoms and flank the multi-light, centered door topped with a three-light transom.
    • “A small, one-bay, side-gabled hyphen connects the house to a one-story, front-gabled,brick, two-bay, brick garage with modillion blocks and a small, octagonal, multi-light window near top of the façade. A pyramidal-roofed cupola rests on the roof ridge and a front-gabled brick dormer with modillion blocks rests on the west roof slope.
    • “The Boyles family bought the property in March 1935 and first appears at this address in the 1938 city directory.”

511 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $420,000 on May 20, 2021 (listed at $430,000)
  • 4 apartments: one with two bedrooms, three with one bedroom each; 4 bathrooms total; 3,200 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed January 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 3,200 square feet; county records say 1,549, which doesn’t look right.
    • Aluminum siding
    • District NHRP nomination: “This is a plain one-story frame house with a low hip roof, a northeast corner engaged front porch, and a small projecting bay on the southwest side. The Sanborn maps show that a one-story house with a full-facade porch and a rear porch was built here between 1917 and 1924. If this is the same house, it has been altered by comprehensive changes to the porches and by the addition of aluminum siding.”

1057 W. Main Street, Swepsonville, Alamance County (Graham mailing address)

  • Sold for $244,500 on May 18, 2021 (listed at $259,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed November 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $55,000, July 2012
  • Note: Foreclosure sale

1614 West End Place, Greensboro
The Luther and Martha Schenck House

  • Sold for $328,000 on May 14, 2021 (listed at $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,809 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed April 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $154,000, September 2019
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Luther Virgil Schenck (1901-1938) and Martha Virginia Dreher Schenck (1901-1988) bought the property in 1925 and owned it for 41 years. Luther was an employee of the Vicks Chemical Company and later president of Triangle Producing Company, which sold theatrical supplies and/or produced plays (descriptions in the city directories are inconsistent). After Luther’s early death from leukemia, Martha continued running the company until 1940. She remained in the house until she sold it in 1966.
    • This may be the second house to be built at this address. The address first appears in the 1927 city directory, with the Schencks listed as occupants. County property records, though, show the date of the house as 1941. Judging from the design of the house, 1941 seems more likely.

6462 Jordan Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $169,000 on May 14, 2021 (originally $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 0.84 acre
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $12,500, August 2016
  • Note: Vinyl siding

2456 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $159,000 on May 13, 2021 (listing price was $159,000; originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,248 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed October 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $95,000, July 2011
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: Note: The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It’s a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction).
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801 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $355,000 on May 12, 2021 (listed at $359,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,092 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built as early as 1916 or as late as 1931 (see note below)
  • Listed May 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, November 2003
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Fisher Park’s National Register nomination describes it as a “three-bay, facade-gable, gable-end I house with a bungalow-style front porch.”
    • The NRHP nomination dates the house from 1916-20, and city directories show a residence at 801 Keough, as the street was then known, dating back to 1921. County records, though, give the date as 1931. For what it’s worth, it looks more like a 1920 house than one built in 1931.

6068 Hedgerow Circle, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $238,000 on May 12, 2021 (originally $320,000)
  • 5 bedrooms (per county records), 2 bathrooms, 1,812 square feet, 3.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed November 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, May 2004
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The property includes a three-car log garage.

2003 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Sarah and Don D. Folk House

  • Sold for $770,000 on May 11, 2021 (listed at $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,509 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $231,000, June 1994
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills NR Historic District
  • District National Register nomination: “The two-story, four-bay, side-gabled,brick English Cottage style dwelling displays a two-story, brick front gable whose upper gable is graced with decorative bands of soldier-course brick and pierced by a tall, narrow, louvered wood vent. A wood pendant crowns the gable’s rakingcornice. Brick posts and heavy paneled wood posts support the partial-façade shed-roofed porch that shelters a paneled wood door. An arched brick opening is located on the east end of the porch. Windows are six-over-one with those on the first level of the front gable and on the west end of the side-gabled portion’s façade topped by relieving brick arches. Soldier-course brick lintels top other windows. A three-bay, stucco shed dormer rests on the front roof slope. Brick end chimneys rise from each gable end.
    • The original owner was Don Folk, a manager at the Corley Company, which sold “pianos, victrolas and musical merchandise.”
    • Alvis and Rosa Craver bought the house in 1930 and owned it for 27 years. Alvis Wesley Craver (1890-1979) was a dentist and served in the military in World War I. He was born in Yadkin County and is buried in Boonville. Rosa Richardson Pope Craver (1906-1991) was born in South Carolina.

118 Gloria Avenue, Winston-Salem
The George L Keehln House

  • Sold for $335,000 on May 11, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,098 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, April 2000
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Listing: “… opportunity for conversion back to a single residence. Or live in the large main level residence with 3 BR/2B and let the upstairs 1BR apt supplement your income.”
    • Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “Frame vernacular house with Queen Anne massing and transitional Colonial Revival details; corbelled interior chimneys; hipped roof with cross gables, decorative wood shingles at gable ends; one-story hipped-roof wrap porch supported by classical columns; octagonal bay on east side elevation with jerkin-head roof.”
    • The original owners appear to have been George and Arabella Keehln. He was a partner in Crist & Keehln, printers and the proprietors of Blum’s Farmer’s and Planter’s Almanac. The almanac was first published in Salem in 1828 and is still published today.

464 Carolina Circle, Winston-Salem
The Henry and Vera Sherrill House

  • Sold for $880,000 on May 7, 2021 (listed at $849,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,281 square feet, 0.72 acre
  • Price/square foot: $268
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $575,000, February 2002
  • Note: Henry H. Sherrill (1886-1973) was president of Sherrill Paving Company. He bought the property in 1922. He and his wife, Vera (1892-1976) sold the house to their daughter, Annie Louise, in 1957 but continued to live there at least into the early 1960s.
    • The 1940 Census showed Henry and Vera at the address with their seven children: Frank, 27 years old; George, 25, Annie Louise, 22; Ralph, 20; Henry Jr., 18; James, 15; and Leon, 13. Two lodgers also were listed at the house.
    • Son James Nelson Sherrill (1926-2012) graduated from the NCSU School of Design and became a noted architect. He lived his adult life in Hickory and outlived his sister and all five brothers.

130 Tate Street, Greensboro
The Rev. Samuel M. Rankin House

  • Sold for $295,000 on May 5, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • Triplex: total of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1907 (see note below)
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $275,000, January 21, 2021
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Rental property
    • The property was put up for sale less than six weeks after being bought. The listing notes the need for “minimal, light cosmetic rehab,” raising the question of why anyone would pay $325,000 for the exact same house that sold for $50,000 less earlier this year.
    • Originally a single-family home, it was divided into three units decades ago.
    • Rev. Rankin was chairman of the Presbyterian Home Missions committee.
    • County records give the house a 1940 date, but city directories show a residence at the address from 1907. The historic district’s NRHP nomination says 1905-10.

1115 Council Street, High Point
The Henry Grady Owens House

  • Sold for $267,500 on May 5, 2021 (listed at $270,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,616 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,000, November 2020 (before that, $139,500, May 2002)
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is five bays wide and triple-pile with a shed-roofed wall dormer on the right (north) end of the facade. The house has a brick veneer, replacement windows, and a four-light-over-four-panel door sheltered by an arched hood on brackets. A flat-roofed screened porch projects from the right end of the facade, supported by square, full-height brick piers. There are paired windows in the gable ends and brackets under the windows in the dormer for holding a window box. The site slopes to the rear to reveal a basement-level garage. The earliest known occupant is Henry Grady Owens (teacher, High Point High School) in 1927.”
    • How it looked when it was sold in 2020:

784 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem
The Pinckney and Nannie Fulton House

  • Sold for $750,000 on May 3, 2021 (listed at $769,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,529 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $213
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $550,000, June 2008
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes an attached two-car garage and a detached garage converted into office/studio space.
    • Something you don’t see every day: “Even a bedroom custom painted by local artist Laura Lashley!”
    • The first occupants listed in the city directory were T. Pinckney and Nannie Fulton. He was an employee of the Taylor Brothers Warehouse.

702 Arch Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $160,000 on April 30, 2021 (originally $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,600 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1879
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $54,000, December 2008
  • Note: Vinyl siding
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609 Woodland Drive, Greensboro
The Harlin-Falk House

  • Sold for $1.15 million on April 27, 2021 (originally listed at $1.03 million, then $995,000 when the listing was withdrawn)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,130 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $367
  • Year built: 1925
  • Listed February 22, 2018 (listing withdrawn June 25, 2018)
  • Last sale: $725,000, November 2000
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house was built by contractor William B. Enoch, who sold it in 1927 to Alexander F. Harlin, a sales manager for Blue Bell Overall Company.
    • Herbert and Louise Falk bought the house from Harlin in 1935, and they owned it for 58 years. Attorney Henry Seesholtz Falk Sr. (1902-1975) and Louise Amelia Dannebaum Falk (1908-1997) both received honorary degrees from UNCG in 1975 — Louise, class of 1928, as an advocate for the arts, the community and education; and Herbert as a patron of the arts. He was a former president of the Weatherspoon Gallery Association. His law office was in the Southeastern Building downtown. After Herb’s death, Louise owned the house until 1993.
    • Their son, Henry S. Falk Jr. (1931-200), also was a prominent Greensboro lawyer. He was the namesake of the Greensboro Bar Association’s Herb Falk Society, created in 2011 to honor members who contribute at least 75 hours of pro bono service annually.

511 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $208,500 on April 27, 2021 (listed at $194,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,254 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed December 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $122,500, July 2000
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • Note: Vinyl siding
    • District NRHP nomination: “A good example of the Foursquare style, this frame house exhibits the typical characteristics of a two-story, box-like shape, topped with a low hipped roof and wide overhanging eaves. A hip-roof dormer projects from the roof as does a tall partially rebuilt interior chimney. A hip-roof nearly full facade porch is carried by plain square posts.”

331 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Charles Pfohl House

  • Sold for $580,000 on April 26, 2021 (originally $595,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,786 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $208
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed January 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2006
  • Listing: The house’s restoration won the 2013 Preserve Historic Forsyth Award.
    • District NRHP nomination: “At the turn of the century, Sanborn Insurance maps show a small house at the street front of this lot. The present house was built for Charles and Mary Josephine (Eberhardt) Pfohl by their son Herbert, then president of Fogle Brothers Company. Charles was working for Salem College and Herbert built this house to bring his father closer to his work. … The house on Lot 43 remained in the Pfohl family until 2006, with the exception of a 15-year ownership by retired Salem College president Dale Gramley beginning in 1971.”
    • “The high cross-gable main roof (asphalt shingle) meets at a large central brick chimney with corbelled cap. A variety of roof lines is created by multiple projecting pedimented gables with flared eaves and assorted dormers. Vertical and horizontal elements on the exterior walls, pointed arch and shingled solid verge boards, a tall partially engaged exterior end brick chimney with corbelled cap, and a range of window features give this frame house a decorative appeal. Window sash is four-over-one with wide surrounds.”
    • “The projecting front bay with tripartite windows has one large light one-over-one sash flanked by smaller one-over-one sash and louver panels. Paired and tripled windows are in dormers. Lunettes are featured in the north and south gable ends; the rear gable is clipped. The engaged front porch with Tuscan columns and turned balustrade is a reworking of the original porch as shown on the 1912 Sanborn Insurance map. This map also recorded two outbuildings. The rear yard, which ends with the granite wall at Cedar Avenue, is currently empty, although a formal garden with a fish pond and a frame garage were present in the mid-twentieth century. The house was rehabilitated in 2009.”

1241 Waughtown Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $168,000 on April 25, 2021 (listed at $161,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,680 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $106,000, July 2003
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown
  • Note: Vinyl siding

701 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $765,000 on April 21, 2021 (listed at $799,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,248 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed February 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $695,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Five months after buying the house, the owners are asking $100,000 more than they paid. The listing calls it “beautifully refreshed” and lists a radon mitigation system, waterproofing in the crawl space and other unspecified improvements.
    • “The owner is a licensed real estate agent,” but isn’t the listing agent.

663 O Bryant Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $216,000 on April 21, 2021 (listed at $205,800)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,896 square feet, 2.47 acres
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, March 2020
  • Note: The house has a Reidsville mailing address, but it’s in southern Rockingham County, just over the Guilford County line.
    • The property was sold in 2016 ($135,000), 2018 ($135,000) and 2020 ($170,000).

211 E. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $470,000 on April 19, 2021 (originally $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,268 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $100,000, April 2020
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property was bought by an LLC in April 2020 for $100,000; three months later it was listed for sale at $375,000. The price has been raised twice since.
    • The property is in the Fisher Park Neighborhood and NRHP historic district, but is not within the local historic district. That means it’s not subject to the appearance guidelines of the local historic district.

809 Dover Road, Greensboro
The Ezra and Mabel Hodgin House

  • Sold for $550,000 on April 16, 2021 (originally $599,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,559 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $555,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage with a 400 square-foot guest suite.
    • The listing shows only 2,886 square feet; county records say 3,559.
    • The first owners of the house were Ezra Clay Hodgin and his wife, Mabel Coggin Hodgin. They bought the property in 1937 and sold it in 1948. He was a chiropractor.
    • Although county records give a 1936 date for the house, it doesn’t show up in city directories until 1938. The property was owned by a bank until the Hodgins bought it in 1937.

610 Simpson Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $445,000 on April 15, 2021 (originally $465,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,160 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed December 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $385,000, November 2006
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District

2312 Lafayette Avenue, Greensboro
The Proctor-Cardwell House
… alternately, The Ballard Brothers Fish Company House

  • Sold for $635,000 on April 14, 2021 (listed at $699,700)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,902 square feet 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $455,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: It looks like a slate roof. The listing shows the roof material as “other,” so I’m guessing it is.
    • The house was built by Kirkwood Inc. in 1928 and was a rental property until the company lost it to foreclosure in 1931. It was bought by the Ballard Brothers Fish Company of Cape Charles, Virginia (which appears still to be in business, dba Cherrystone Aqua-Farms). Although the company doesn’t appear to have had any other presence in Greensboro, it continued to use the house as a rental property.
    • The first owner-occupants were salesman Albert W. Proctor of the Greensboro Overall Company and his wife, Ann, who bought it in 1936.
    • In 1939 Dr. Willard Cardwell, a physician, bought the house and owned it for 53 years, selling it in 1992. His wife, Amelia, was a singer (soprano) and general manager of the Greensboro Opera Association in the 1950s.

533 College Street, Eden, Rockingham College

  • Sold for $220,000 on April 9, 2021 (originally $278,800)
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,886 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, June 2013
  • Listing: “The 7th bedroom is currently being used as the upstairs laundry room. There is a main floor laundry/mudroom, as well.”
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage and a storage building.

4401 Pleasant Garden Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • Sold for $400,000 on April 8, 2021 (listed at $384,900; originally $349,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,484 square feet, 3.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed August 11, 2017
  • Last sale: $180,000, October 2015
  • Listing: “Many original details remain,” but not the wood siding or original windows.
    • “10 stall barn includes 2nd level perfect as an event space and office. Large fenced pasture.”

117 Salem Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
The Strickland-Long House

  • Sold for $225,000 on April 8, 2021 (listed at $249,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,577 square feet, 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed February 3, 2021
  • Last sale $25,000, January 1978
  • Neighborhood: Salem Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The most ornate building is the Strickland-Long House at 117 Salem Street, but most of that decoration dates from the mid 1980s and is based on supposition of the original decoration.”
    • “The late Victorian vernacular Strickland-Long House at 117 Salem Street has a distinctive mansard-roofed tower that reflects the influence of the French Second Empire style.”
    • “Local tradition claims that Dr. J. T. Strickland built this house ca. 1887 but sold it soon thereafter to William Alexander Lambeth. The property changed hands several times until postmaster Keiffer L. Long purchased it in 1916. Long, who held various positions at the post office and later worked for Ragan Knitting Company, occupied the house until at least the early 1960s. Soon after they purchased the house, the Longs removed the front bay window and added a bungalow-type porch.”
    • “Around 1985 Steve Nixon, who purchased the house in 1978, rebuilt the bay window and added a period-inspired porch that wraps around the southwest corner of the house.” Nixon and his wife, Doris, are now selling the house.
    • “The two-story, weatherboarded frame dwelling boasts a tower with a wood-shingled, flared, mansard roof at the junction of its front and south-side wings that provides the house with a distinctive, vernacular French Second Empire-style appearance. The house has a gabled roof with bracketed eaves, an interior chimney with a corbeled cap, two-over-two double-hung sash windows with louvered wood shutters, decorative bay windows on the front and side elevations, and a wraparound porch with a turned balustrade, turned and bracketed posts, and a sawnwork frieze.”

21 Park Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Isenhour-Pool House

  • Sold for $362,000 on April 1, 2021 (listed at $379,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,894 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed January 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $342,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame house with gable-on-hip roof, three bays wide with central entrance, triple window above entrance. One-bay entrance porch has flat trellis roof supported by fluted Doric columns and pilasters, extensive use of brackets (which match those beneath main roof) to suggest pergola. Side porch has similar treatment but no pilasters (may have been removed when asbestos siding added). At rear is attached, flat-roofed carport. Jacob G. Isenhour (wife Clara) lived here for a short time; he worked for Mutual Fountain Company. Dr. Bennett B. Pool, a physician (wife Alta), bought the house in 1927, lived there one year and sold it to real estate company.”

612 Springwood Avenue, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $231,500 on March 31, 2021 (originally $249,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,903 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: Not found in online records

1101 Virginia Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $550,000 on March 29, 2021 (originally $650,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,279 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $241
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $530,000, May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: One of the most remarkable houses in Fisher Park
    • From Greensboro: An Architectural Record — “Flared eaves, a pointed-arch entry underpinned by half-timbering ad brackets, flower boxes, clipped gables stuccoed walls — all lend a fanciful appearance to the Germanic revival-style house … “

1558 W. Northwest Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $410,000 on March 27, 2021 (listed at $414,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,479 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $276,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: The house has been extensively renovated, in some ways well and in some ways not (replacement windows and vinyl siding).

6930 Walnut Cove Road (U.S. 311), Walkertown, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $325,858 on March 26, 2021 (listed at $379,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,632 square feet, 14.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $43,713, March 2004
  • Note: The listing says the house “is ready for your makeover.”
    • The property includes a spring-fed pond.
    • The house house has a Walkertown mailing address but is well north of the town.

4003 Max Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $262,650 on March 26, 2021 (originally $449,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,004 square feet, 15.58 acres
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1882
  • Listed April 9, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: The house is being sold by the estate of Carolyn C. Shelton (1932-2016). “She was the co-owner of the former Shelton Swimming Lake, owned and managed beauty salons, was a developer, and an avid residential and commercial real estate investor in NC and SC alike,” her obituary says. She appears to have been the developer of the Shelton Lake neighborhood, where the house is located.
    • The property includes a small lake; about 12 properties border the water.
    • Ominous? “New owner will be responsible for Lake/Lake Dam and any pending actions by the state regarding the dam.” (from previous listing)
    • Also ominous? “No Septic Information on file.” (from previous listing; information wasn’t included when the property was relisted)
    • New as of February 2021: “The listing price is per Fannie Mae’s list price guidance. This property is to be placed in an upcoming auction. All bids should be submitted at Xome.”
    • New as of December 2020: “Potential short sale. … All offers Considered… Sold AS IS… Buyer is responsible for Lake and/or Dam repairs. May be Subject to Bank Approval!”
    • The property is being sold as is.

319 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Peter Fetter House

  • Sold for $459,000 on March 25, 2021 (listed at $500,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,620 square feet (per county), 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed February 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $399,000, May 2020
  • Note: Converted into a duplex after a 1920 sale, the listing implies it’s now a single-unit house.
    • Interior designer Carol Wooley owned the house from 2001-2020 and rented out one side as a guest house for at least part of that time.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The ca. 1920 purchase of this house by Walter Hege and his conversion of it into a duplex concealed and modified the original center hall, two-room deep single family house. Located at the south end of Lot 83 and against the sidewalk, the two-story frame (weatherboard) building with side gable roof (asphalt shingle) has returned eaves and is on a high stuccoed stone foundation. The symmetrically arranged three-bay façade has wide cornice and corner boards and paired four-over-one sash windows with wide casings. Side porches (north and south) have low hip roofs supported by square posts with shingled balustrade. A two-story frame (weatherboard) centered rear ell has a hip roof with an interior chimney.”
    • “The remodeling of the house removed front and rear porches, altered fenestration, and adjusted the interior to accommodate two housing units. The house was split in half and a two-story rear ell was added to accommodate a kitchen/ pantry and additional bedroom for each unit. With the front entry removed, side porches were added to shelter new entrances. The roof retains interior end brick chimneys (south has lost its corbelled cap), and each upper gable end retains the two six-over-six sash windows at the third floor/attic level.”

1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House

  • Sold for $240,000 on March 25, 2021 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: It has been in the Parker family since at least 1941.
  • Listing: “unique Caribbean style, custom built home in a lovely country setting” This house may stretch the definition of Mid-Century Modern. It looks like a precursor to MCM.
    • Description on N.C. Modernist: “Parker sketched the designs for this and the next house on a paper bag while sailing back to the United States after one of his trips to Cuba. He hired Fogle Brothers to build two unusual but not really Modernist houses, one for himself and one for his son, Mark Parker.” It’s still owned by the Parkers’ heirs.

711 Park Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $260,000 on March 23, 2021 (originally $286,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $273,622, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

912 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro
The Wrenn-Foushee House

  • Sold for $257,500 on March 23, 2021 (originally $288,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, May 2014
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Rental property
    • According to the historic district’s NRHP nomination, the first owner was Owen Wrenn, a civil engineer.
    • The house was owned by Sam and Verna Foushee and their descendants from 1941 to 2010. Sam was a conductor on the Yadkin & Atlantic Railway.

714 Manly Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $454,000 on March 22, 2021 (listed at $449,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,440 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $390,000, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Colonial Revival detailing of this house is typical of the period, but the form is somewhat unusual. It is a two-story weatherboarded frame house with a gable roof which sweeps low in the rear. The facade features an off-center porch with paneled wood posts and a plain balustrade and a left front second story wing which projects over the porch. The north slope of its gable sweeps downward to porch roof level.
    • “In 1923 Charles S. and Edith A. Noble purchased the property and built the house as their residence. He was president of Cobb-Noble-Loyd Co., a real estate and general insurance firm, and secretary-treasurer of Citizens Building and Loan Assn. The Nobles owned the house until 1942, The longest subsequent owners were John F. and Rena L. Wallace, from 1944 to 1974.”

3001 Alamance Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County

  • Sold for $250,000 on March 21, 2021
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,348 square feet, 3.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1940
  • Apparently not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: November 1998, price not recorded (executor’s deed)
  • Note: The house was owned from 1960-1964 by the Episcopal Church, initially by the Diocese of North Carolina and beginning in 1961, by All Saints Episcopal Church on Groometown Road when its status was raised from mission to parish.

5250 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, Chatham County

  • Sold for $165,000 on March 20, 2021 (originally $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,049 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $110,000, March 2017
  • Note: Aluminum siding

311 E. Main Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $200,000 on March 19, 2021 (listed at $200,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,775 square feet, 1.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed January 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $197,000, February 2018
  • Note: Vinyl siding, replacement windows

3168 Rock Hill Road, Alamance County

  • Sold for $285,000 on March 17, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,923 square feet, 3.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $128,000, September 2015
  • Note: The house has a Burlington mailing address but is far to the south near Bellemont.

709 Blair Street, Greensboro
The Tom and Sara Sears House

  • Sold for $730,000 on March 15, 2021 (listed at $800,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,974 square feet (per county), 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1979
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: The house has been owned by the sellers since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house is a meticulous copy of the John Vogler House in Old Salem, built in 1819.The house was built by Tom and Sara Sears, two of the Triad’s most accomplished preservationists and antique collectors (Antiques magazine says they’ve assembled “one of North Carolina’s finest collections of southern antiques.”). Both have served on the boards of Old Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. Tom also has served as Old Salem’s director of grounds and buildings, a member of the Greensboro Historic Preservation Commission and on the executive council of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
    • Seasons magazine: “With master builder D.C. Patton from Burlington and woodworker Roger Harvell from Greensboro (who once worked for famed designer Otto Zenke) — not to mention a lot of their own sweat equity — the Searses raised a near perfect replica of the Vogler House … . It included five fireplaces and eventually a copy of Old Salem’s bake house for a tool shed, plus a replica of the Moravian firehouse on the square for a garage.”
    • Old Salem NRHP nomination: “A prominent architectural statement was made when silversmith John Vogler built his 1819 two-story Federal style brick house on Main Street at the southwest corner of Salem Square, which departed from traditional Germanic/Moravian architecture. An early advocate of industrialization, Vogler’s hand was in the mix of the Salem grist mill in 1819, the Salem Cotton Mill in 1836, and the industrial activities that followed. However, even with its refinement and stylishness, the house contained Vogler’s shop, and he did not separate his work and living space until 1846. The house was given to Old Salem in 1952 by Vogler descendants and is an exhibit building.”

2500 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County

  • Sold for $485,000 on March 15, 2021 (listed at $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,459 square feet, 6.47 acres
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $244,500, October 2020 (foreclosure sale)
  • Note: The property includes a recently built detached three-car garage.

403 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $265,000 on March 12, 2020 (originally $259,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,750 square feet, 0.8 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $68,750, November 2019
  • Note: Replacement windows

403 W. Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Surry County
The Swanson House

  • Sold for $301,000 on March 11, 2021 (listed at $299,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1896
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $239,900, October 2019
  • Note: The owner listed the house for sale on March 4, accepted an offer March 5 and closed March 11.
    • Vinyl siding, which is such a shame on a beautiful house like this.
    • The house sold for $300,000 in July 2008, two months before the real-estate bubble burst. Eleven years later, that buyer sold it for $60,000 less (and likely had to pay an agent’s commission of about $14,000).

2300 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Patterson-Bonkemeyer House

  • Sold for $210,000 on March 11, 2021 (originally $259,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,651 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed January 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $110,000, November 1997
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The notably low price for Lindley Park may relate to the need for cosmetic work (refinishing floors, paint, etc.) and the lack of central air conditioning.
    • … and the vinyl and aluminum siding.
    • The house apparently was divided into apartments at one time. County records classify it as “APT<5 UNITS.”
    • The property has been sold only four times in 102 years. John D. Patterson, who was in real estate (the city directory isn’t more clear than that), bought the property in 1919 and built the house in 1923. He lost it to foreclosure in 1938.
    • Claudius and Lula Bonkemeyer bought the house in 1938. He was a general contractor. Claudius died in 1968 at age 74; Lula, in 1982 at age 87. Their daughter, Mildred Bonkemeyer Adams, owned the house until 1984.
    • Roy and Linda Arrington owned the house from 1984 to 1998. Roy was an accountant who was a co-founder in 1985 of Addams Bookstore, located in the old Victory Theatre on Tate Street. It closed in 2014.
    • Since 1998, the house has been owned by Van Scott Walker. In 2003, he founded the Walker Family Band with his brother Landon and daughter Jennie.

910 Douglas Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $45,000 on March 11, 2021 (listed at $99,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,538 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed January 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,000, December 2005
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community

3808 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
The Sapp-Shepherd House

  • Sold for $400,000 on March 10, 2021 (originally $475,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,665 square feet, 1.83 acres
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed December 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $60,136, November 1969
    • Note: The interior was designed by Otto Zenke.
    • When the house was built in 1950, it was outside of the city. The western city limit was about where Wendover Avenue now crosses Friendly.
    • The property was bought in 1945 by Victor and Denholm Sapp. Victor was controller of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance. They apparently built the house and then sold it in 1951.
    • In 1969 it was bought by Bernard and Ellenor Shepherd, owners of the Bernard Shepherd menswear store. Bernard died in 2007. Ellenor sold the house after 51 years.

3932 Starmount Drive, Greensboro
The Herman and Edyth Davidson House

  • Sold for $628,000 on March 8, 2021 (listed at $639,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,560 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed November 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $565,000 May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
  • Note: An unusual collaboration — the architect was modernist Edward Lowenstein; the interior designer was traditionalist Otto Zenke.
    • Herman Davidson (1904-1980) was president of the Davidson Supply Company, which sold auto accessories at 317 S. Greene Street. After he died, Edyth (1914-2006) owned the house until 2005.

156 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Roland C. Taylor House

  • Sold for $270,000 on March 8, 2021 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,351 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built around 1905 (see note below)
  • Listed March 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $237,500, November 2017
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The National Register nomination for the West End lists the date of the house as circa 1905. The county property listing says 1921.
    • NRHP district nomination: “The Taylor House is an example of one the more simple Queen Anne-influenced houses built in the West End in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is a two-story frame dwelling with a right front projecting bay. Exterior decoration is found only in the fish scale-cut wood shingles and in the front porch with its turned posts and balustrade (which continues down the front steps) and sawnwork brackets. Aluminum siding has been added in the last decade [late 1970’s to early 80’s], but does not detract from the overall character of the house.”
    • “Roland C. Taylor, a bookkeeper for Harler Dry Goods Co., purchased the property in 1904, and he and his wife, Eleanor, were listed at this location by 1906. They, or she (after his death), continued to occupy the house until the late 1930s, and retained ownership until 1945.”

2450 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $250,000 on March 5, 2021
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1885
  • The house apparently was not listed for sale.
  • Last sale: $236,000, December 2019

1544 NE Pine Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Ed Shelton House

  • Sold for $150,000 on March 5, 2021 (listed at $159,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,503 square feet (per county records), 1.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $11,500, October 1981
  • Note: The house is not on the National Register of Historic Places. The property’s online listings initially were in error; other online sources picked up the false information. Click here for the State Historic Preservation Office’s full list of North Carolina properties and districts on the National Register.
    • Vinyl siding and replacement windows

228 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Joseph H. Packer House

  • Sold for $395,000 on March 4, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 2,180 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and a garden shed.
    • District NRPH nomination: “This two-story, hip-roofed,Craftsman-style house is three-bays wide and double-pile with a brick veneer, flared eaves, and exposed rafter tails and purlins. The house has four-over-one, Craftsman-style, wood-sash windows with three three-light casement windows in the hip-roofed dormers on the facade and side elevations. On the first-floor facade are two,one-story, hip-roofed, projecting bays, each with a picture windows topped by two replacement, four-light sashes. The six-panel door has six-light, Craftsman-style sidelights and is sheltered by a gently-curved, front-gabled porch supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. A one-story, hip-roofed screened porch on the left (west) elevation is supported by tapered, square columns and has an original wood railing. It extends beyond the rear (north) elevation as a porte-cochere. The earliest known occupant is Joseph H. Packer (Packer Photo Company) in 1925.”

7204 Whitsett Park Road, Whitsett, Guilford County

  • Sold for $380,000 on March 2, 2021 (listed at $375,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, 3,447 square feet, 1.79 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed January 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $262,000, May 2018 (foreclosure; the house sold for $425,000 in September 2010)
  • Note: Vinyl siding

121 Main Street West, Yanceyville, Caswell County

  • Sold for $127,900 on March 2, 2021 (originally $149,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,452 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $65,000, January 2006
  • Note: “Upper level is a separate living quarter with it’s own kitchen and 2 bathrooms, living room and bedroom. It has a separate entrance.”

815 W Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Haworth-Stratford House

  • Sold for $430,000 on February 26, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,470 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: West Front Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Apparently built in the early 1920s for Chester C. Haworth, superintendent of the Burlington School System, this two-story frame dwelling exhibits the influences of both the Colonial Revival and bungalow styles. At the rear of the structure, the gable roof with its narrow boxed cornice terminates above the second floor, while in front it sweeps down to cover the engaged porch. The slender, square, classical posts support the wide frieze of the porch and frame the entrance with its classical pilastered surround. The sides of the shed dormer as well as the gable ends are clad in wood shingle siding. The house was later owned by Parke C. Stratford, an executive of the Stratford Hosiery Corporation.”

825 W. Sixth Street, Winston-Salem
The Penry-Austin House

  • Sold for $316,000 on February 26, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,951 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $162
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $138,000, January 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “… a two-story pebbledash dwelling very similar to the Maynard House at 212 West End Blvd. It is a simple but dignified Colonial Revival house with a hipped roof, a two-bay facade, and a hip-roofed front porch with square Classical posts and a plain balustrade. The entrance is highlighted by sidelights and transom. … Behind the house is a one-car cinderblock garage with a pyramidal roof which appears to date from the mid-twentieth century.”

1106 Miller Road, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $190,000 on February 25, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,393 square feet, 1.34 acres
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $110,000, August 2015
  • Note: The street splits the property. A third of an acre is across the street from the house.

1116 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $420,750 on February 24, 2021 (previously listed at $459,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,240 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed May 25, 2018
  • Last sale: $336,000, April 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End

630 Joyner Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $300,000 on February 23, 2021 (listed at $350,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, December 2001
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house has four 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments. The house may have been built as a quadruplex. City directories show multiple households at the address as early as 1924.

401 Otteray Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $286,500 on February 19, 2021 (listed at $318,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,415 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and five-pile with a front-gabled section behind the main gable that connects to a side-gabled section at the rear of the house. The house has weatherboards and twelve-over-twelve, wood-sash windows, generally in groups of two or three. The house has two entrances, one facing Otteray Avenue and one on the left (east) elevation facing Hurdorver Street. There are twelve-over-twelve windows flanked by six-over-six windows on both street elevations. Two fifteen-light French doors are sheltered by an inset porch on the left end of the facade. The porch has been enclosed with glass. An entrance on the left elevation is sheltered by a small, gabled porch on paneled, square columns. A shed-roofed dormer extends nearly the full depth of the right elevation. There is a loose stone wall along the front sidewalk. The earliest known occupant is Reverend Lloyd T. Wilson (pastor, First Baptist Church) in 1927.”

680 Hicks Lane, Bennett, Chatham County

  • Sold for $430,000 on February 18, 2021 (listed at $440,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,858 square feet, 24.12 acres
  • Price/square foot: $231
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $244,000, June 2012
  • Notes: The property is just inside the Chatham-Randolph line, north of Bennett and southeast of Coleridge (Randolph County).
    • The property include a four-stall barn, pastures and a smokehouse.

643 N. Spring Street, Winston-Salem
The Dr. Robert H. Jones House

  • Sold for $469,000 on February 16, 2021 (listed at $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,537 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1893
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $335,000, August 2010
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Jones House is not only one of the oldest houses in the West End, but is also one of the most architecturally intact from its period. It is a two-story weatherboarded frame house with a left front projecting bay and a gabled roof. Fanciful ornamentation is achieved through bracketed eaves; gables with wood shingles, a sawnwork kingpost, and a patterned wood frieze; and a front porch with turned posts and balustrade and sawnwork brackets. The house also retains its louvered window shutters and its double-leaf glass and wood paneled entrance with transom and applied and incis8d decoration. Dr. R. H. Jones is listed at this location in 1894/95, and he remained here until at least 1910.”

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

  • Sold for $342,750 on February 12, 2021 (listed at $350,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,328 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The original owners were the Rev. William and Irma Kampschmidt. He was a teacher at Immanuel Lutheran College; she was the manager of the Dragon Shop, a millinery store at 123 W. Market Street. They owned the house from 1930 to 1967.
    • Immanuel Lutheran was a residential high school, junior college and seminary for African American students from 1905 to 1961. Its campus at the corner of East Market and Luther streets became part of the adjacent N.C. A&T State University campus. All of its buildings have been torn down. One of its most famous graduates was actor Gregg Morris of the original Mission Impossible TV series. (More here)

610 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $235,000 on February 12, 2021
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,620 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1918
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $168,000, September 2016
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

2403 Hubbard Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $154,000 on February 12, 2021 (listed at $154,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,499 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed December 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $120,000, November 2013
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mills
  • Note: For sale by owner

905 W. McGee Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $318,900 on February 11, 2021 (listed at $318,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,894 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $19,500, August 1972
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 2,555 square feet.
    • Originally a single-family home, the house has been divided into an unspecified number of apartments.

136 S. Elm Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $235,000 on February 11, 2021 (listed at $249,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,487 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $45,000, August 2006

148 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $460,000 on February 10, 2021 (originally $524,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,094 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $321,000, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands

120 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $289,900 on February 5, 2021 (listed at $289,900)
  • Duplex — each apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms; total square footage, 3,080
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed December 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, December 1998
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

927 Apple Street SW, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $142,500 on February 1, 2021 (originally listed at $165,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,130 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed August 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, April 2008
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Vinyl siding, replacement windows Not owner-occupied
  • A previous listing said, “… no serious issues move in ready.”
  • The house is next-door to the 1-acre-plus Apple & Green City Farm and just around the corner from Carolina University (formerly Piedmont International University, 2012-20, and Piedmont Bible Institute, 1946-2012).
  • District NRHP nomination: “I-house. Two story; side gable; single pile; rear ell; one-over-one replacement windows; vinyl siding; hip-roof porch; turned posts; sawn brackets. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

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

  • Sold for $493,000 on January 29, 2021 (originally $589,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,755 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $370,000, July 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is often referred to as the Carl Carlson House, but he was apparently the second owner. Arthur Fisher built the house and in 1913 sold it to Carlson.
    • County property records date the house to 1905. Fisher Park’s NRHP nomination has it as circa 1910-15. It first appears in the city directory in the 1912-13 edition with Fisher living there.
    • NRHP district nomination: “C. I. Carlson: topped by large shingled, cross-gambrell roof; multiple bays are recessed beneath the roof, behind a round-columned wraparound porch at the first story.”
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1202 E. Main Street, Swepsonville, Alamance County

  • Sold for $120,000 on January 29, 2021 (listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,325 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $97,000, December 2007

5710 Scotland Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County

  • Sold for $430,000 on January 28, 2021 (listed at $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,578 square feet, 0.88 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $244,000, January 2016
  • Listing: “Additions such as the master suite, new kitchen and large living area were all completed in 2005.”
  • The house was owned from 1958 to 2004 by Jonathan (1916-1969) and Frances Burnett Woodell (1920-2009). He was president of E.A. Woodell & Co., a printing and engraving from started by his father, Edgar A. Woodell. Jonathan also served as state president of the B.P.O. Elks, 1965-66.

130 Poplar Street NW, Winston-Salem
The Nixon and Bertha Padgett House

  • Sold for $277,500 on January 21, 2021 (listed at $269,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,476 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed January 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $1,000, March 1987
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Padgett House is a two-story, hip roof house with a shallow, gabled, polygonal bay and asymmetrical roof gable. The entry has sidelights and a two-light transom. Windows are two-over-two. The full width porch has square posts. The house is clad in asbestos siding. Nixon Padgett, a printer at Union Republican Publishing Co., and his wife Bertha resided here in 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Padgett were the first couple married at Calvary Moravian Church. Their wedding took place on 1891 in the earlier church building. This house appears to have been rental property.”

139 Welcome Arcadia Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $199,000 on January 19, 2021 (originally $249,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,544 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed October 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $97,000, April 2015
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808 W. Farriss Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $425,000 on January 15, 2021 (originally $467,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,539 square feet, 0.78 acre
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed July 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $375,000, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: It’s rare to see a house built in the 1950s with architectural details (stone quoins and slate roof, for example) that were fast disappearing by the 1930s.

916 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Voltz House

  • Sold for $410,000 on January 14, 2021 (originally $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,110 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1816
  • Listed March 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, December 1990
  • Listing: “Lower level features playroom w/separate outside entrance w/mudroom, playroom, bedroom & bath for frequent visitors, Air B&B or multi-generational living.”
    • Sold by Salem Academy & College

722 Manly Street, Winston-Salem
The W.B. Hawkins House

  • Sold for $259,000 on January 13, 2021 (originally $299,987)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,939 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1925 (county records) or earlier (see note below)
  • Listed November 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, November 6, 2020
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: This is an odd one. The house was sold on November 6, 2020, for the first time in 49 years, for $185,000. Five days later, it was put on the market at $299,987, and five days after that an offer was accepted.
    • From the West End’s NRHP nomination: “The Hawkins House is one of the best examples of a Craftsman bungalow in the West End. The one-and-a-half-story frame dwelling is sheathed entirely with square-cut wood shingles and has contrasting granite chimneys, foundation, and front steps.”
    • “The house has a gable roof with widely overhanging eaves with simple bargeboards, a right front matching cross gable, a small shed dormer, groups of nine-over-one and six-over-one sash windows, and a semi-engaged offset corner porch with shingled posts and a shingled balustrade. On the north side of the house is a shallow bay window, and at the rear is an upper story sleeping porch. Alterations include a one-story rear shed addition and a south side wooden stair to the upper story, but these have little effect on the integrity of the house.”
    • “The hillside house is enhanced by the impressive granite retaining wall which borders the West End Blvd. side of the property and curves around the corner of Manly St. At the rear of the property narrow granite steps lead up the side of the wall to the back yard of the house, and the granite wall continues up the hill, bordering the rocky cliff behind the Manly and Summit St. houses.
    • “The 1917 Sanborn Map shows that the house had been built by that time, but the first city directory listing for this location was not until 1920, when the house was listed as vacant.”

210 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $437,500 on January 11, 2021 (originally $447,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,312 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1908 (per county records; see note below)
  • Listed September 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $326,000, December 2011
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end roof; Oriental flair to roof of front portico and two front dormers”
    • Although county records show a 1908 date for the house, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1917 with physician Walter F. Byrd as the resident. He apparently was a tenant, since the house was then owned by the Rev. Charles W. and Hattie Byrd. He was the pastor of West Market Methodist Episcopal Church; they were listed as living at 412 W. Market Street. In 1918, Mrs. Byrd, by then a widow and living in Buncombe County, sold the house.
    • After two short-term owners, attorney R.R. King bought the house in 1920. He and then his descendants owned the house for 77 years, until 1997.

404 W. Fifth Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $251,000 on January 11, 2021 (originally $260,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,250 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1897
  • Listed September 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $43,000, January 2020
  • Note: The current owners renovated the house, in some ways very nicely and in others not so well (vinyl siding, replacement windows). How it looked before renovation (click photo to see it larger):

315 Maple Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $85,000 on January 11, 2021 (listed at $73,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,084 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,400, January 2020 (foreclosure)

148 Holly Mount Church Road, Candor, Montgomery County (for sale by owner listing)
148 Holly Mount Church Road, Candor, Montgomery County (Realtor listing)
Blog post — Hidden Away in Montgomery County: An 1880 Home Way Back in the Woods, $100,000

  • Sold for $70,000 on January 11, 2021 (listed at $100,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,000 square feet, 3.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1880 (per original listing, see note)
  • Listed June 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $18,500, April 1996
  • Note: There are two current listings for this property — one for sale by owner and one Realtor listing. The latter, which was posted about six months after the FSBO listing, shows the house’s date as 1812. County records show 1990.
    • FSBO listing: “This home was built in the 1800s before the county was established.” Montgomery County was created in 1779.
    • “Originally built as a post office then a hotel for weary travelers on horseback.”
    • This is an odd one: The county GIS system does not include 148 Holly Mount Church Road as an address (the address given in property records is 0 Holly Mount Church Road, which is the same address given for almost all properties on the road).
  • The county property record provides almost no detail about the house — no square footage, number of bedrooms or bathrooms.  It lists a “TENANT HSE” on the property and includes a note, “DWG STILL LIVED IN”.
  • The county record does include some information that matches the listing. It  gives the same lot size, 3.14 acres. The owner of the property is listed with an address in Colorado. The phone number for the owner in the listing is in Colorado as well.
  • The property is in the Uwharrie National Forest, about midway between Candor and Mount Gilead.

313 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Belo-Stockton House

  • Sold for $385,000 on January 8, 2021 (listed at $379,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,011 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1875
  • Listed December 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $155,00, December 1988
  • Neighborhood: Old Salem
  • District NRHP nomination: “… John Levin Belo constructed his house on the northern half of Lot 83 (brother of Edward Belo … 455 S. Main St.). The house is commonly associated with Tilla Stockton, a music teacher who taught lessons in her home and at Salem College.””Set back from the street by a shallow yard with picket fence, the Italianate house is a one and one-half story common bond (5:1) brick building. The side gable roof (wood shingle) has open eaves with exposed rafter and purlin ends. There are two interior brick chimneys with corbelled caps. The symmetrical five-bay façade features a prominent centered entry-bay portico with chamfered posts and turned balustrade. It shelters a double-leaf door with large two-light transom and sidelights. From a low concrete retaining wall at the sidewalk, three concrete steps lead to four wide wood steps which access the portico. Centered above the portico is a gabled wall dormer with narrow glazed doors set in a round arch, which open onto the flat porch roof. This basic configuration is repeated in simpler form on the rear elevation. First floor windows are large light four-over-four sash. The upper gable ends have four-over-four sash windows at the second floor level and are flanked by four-light casement attic windows. All sash windows are hung with louver shutters.”

803 E. Bragg Street, Greensboro
Blog post — 803 E. Bragg Street: A 1915 House Gets a Bold New Look That Tests Its Owners’ Nerve

  • Sold for $220,000 on January 8, 2021 (originally $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed August 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $21,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: From 1969-1997, the house was owned by Ezell Blair Sr. and his wife, Corene, parents of Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), one of the Greensboro Four.
    • The owners lost their nerve! This is how the house looked when they originally listed it in August:
    • … and how it looked before its renovation:

1005 Fairmont Street, Greensboro
The Burton and Grace Newell House

  • Sold for $425,000 on January 7, 2021 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,485 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $36,500, August 1976
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The owners already had accepted an offer when the house was listed.Although county records give the home’s date as 1923, it wasn’t listed in the city directory until 1925.
  • The house has had only two owners in the past 64 years, one for 21 years and the current owners for 43.
  • The original owners were Burton and Grace Newell. He was secretary of M.G. Newell Co. at the time. After the death of his father, Myron, in 1936, Burton became president, retiring in 1960. Grace died in 1940. Burton sold the house in 1953.
  • M.G. Newell Corp. is still in business. It has evolved from a dealer in water systems, agricultural implements and machinery, and dairy supplies to a designer and manufacturer of stainless-steel equipment “across numerous hygienic industry sectors including craft breweries, food & dairy plants and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants.”

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228 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty, Randolph County
The Gregson House

  • Sold for $242,500 on December 31, 2020 (originally $274,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,424 square feet, 2.58 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed April 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $240,000, June 2017
  • Listing: “Featured in a major motion picture …” The Internet Movie Database lists four movies that were filmed in Liberty. If the listing refers to one of those, it’s stretching the meaning of “major.”

333 Joe Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $125,000 on December 31, 2020
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,302 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1864
  • Listed November 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $75,000, April 2004
  • Notes: The property includes a 30-by-40 workshop/garage and a storage building.
    • Although the house only one bathroom, it has both a shower stall and a tub with a shower.
    • “Some Windows may need sills.”

1576 Boones Cave Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $579,000 on December 29, 2020 (listed at $579,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,536 square feet, 100 acres
  • Price/square foot: $377
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed May 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $4,950, July 1943
  • Note: The house may not remain standing for long. The buyer is a land-developer LLC based in Davidson County.
    • An odd sale: The owners accepted a full-price offer just five days after they listed the house, but the sale didn’t close for seven months.
    • Listing: “… historical site where lore says Daniel Boone lived nearby. Land in family since 1883.”
    • “Owner has never lived in home and has no idea the condition or the integrity of its components. … Currently leased to a tenant who has cattle.”
    • The property has a Lexington address but is southwest of the city, closer to Spencer than Lexington.

518 Julian Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $115,000 on December 29, 2020 (listed at $125,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,954 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed October 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $78,000, March 2009
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: The property includes two lots with a wired storage building on the second lot.

2773 Frye Bridge Road, Davidson County (Clemmons mailing address)

  • Sold for $249,900 on December 23, 2020 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,949 square feet, 10.12 acres
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $167,650, February 2009
  • Note: County records show the house dating back to 1919 rather than 1895, with 2,949 square feet rather than 2,432 (listing) and 10.12 acres rather than 1 acre (listing).

303 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The Effie M. Anderson House
Blog post — 303 S. Mendenhall Street: A 1914 Harry Barton Classic in College Hill, $449,900

  • Sold for $449,900 on December 18, 2020 (listed at $449,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,807 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 6 2020
  • Last sale: $248,000 May 2008
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Designated as a Guilford County historic landmark
    • Designed by Harry Barton. Few architects have been as historically prominent in Greensboro and across the state as Harry Barton. For more than 20 years until his death in 1937, he designed several of the Greensboro’s most notable buildings, including the UNCG Auditorium, the Quad and others on the campus; the Guilford County Courthouse; the Cone Export and Commission Building; First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; and World War Memorial Stadium. 
    • Effie McLean Anderson was a widow. She bought the house in 1915, about a year after her husband died; they had been married less than four years. She had no children and never remarried. (Effie did have a step-daughter but may not have raised her. Fannie Anderson Sutton’s mother died at age 30 in 1910, when Fannie was four years old. Fannie lived to be 99, dying in 2006 at her home at Well-Spring Retirement Community.)
    • Effie owned the house until February 9, 1946; she died eight days later at the age of 61.
    • Her husband, William Irvin Anderson, died at age 35 while having his appendix taken out. He was the founder and owner of W.I. Anderson Produce at 245 E. Friendly Avenue. His building has been converted to offices but is still identifiable by the words “♦ FRUITS ♦ PRODUCE ♦” over the door facing East Friendly (click on the photo to see it bigger):

201 Leftwich Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $348,500 on December 18, 2020 (listed at $347,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,980 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 27, 2020
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Last sale: $295,000, May 2016

8020 Broad Street, Rural Hall, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $253,900 on December 17, 2020 (originally $365,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,023 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1871
  • Listed September 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $57,500, June 1987
  • Note: The listing talks about “preserving the charm and history” of the home, but it has vinyl siding and replacement windows.

527 Moir Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Trogden-Williams-Cox House

  • Sold for $130,000 on December 16, 2020 (originally $139,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,348 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed June 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, November 2018
  • Note: The house apparently had been divided into two apartments: “2nd level room can be converted back into 2nd kitchen.”

191 Park Cattle Lane, Elkin, Surry County

  • Sold for $300,000 on December 9, 2020 (originally $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,800 square feet, 17.94 acres
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $125, June 1994
  • Note: For sale by owner

903 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $427,000 on December 8, 2020 (originally $449,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,958 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $32,000, October 1983
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house includes a one-bedroom basement apartment with a separate entrance and address (1302 Forsyth Street).

1107 N. Rotary Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $257,550 on December 8, 2020 (originally $285,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,134 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $239,900, October 2017

1901 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Frances and Frank Werner House

  • Sold for $580,000 on December 7, 2020 (listed at $565,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,367 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, February 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled, brick Colonial Revival-style house displays a modillion cornice and a stylized dentil course on its frieze, but only on the main block. These same details carry to the entry’s entablature where a cornice with modillion blocks surmounts the frieze graced with Greek fretwork. Just below, rosettes flank a festoon. To complete this classical entry, Doric pilasters frame the paneled wood door.”
    • “Windows throughout are eight-over-eight and six-over-six with those on the second floor façade notched into the frieze. A brick chimney rises from the east gable end of the main block, where it meets the lower, west gable end of a two-story, one-bay-wide, weatherboard wing. Its lower level displays casement windows above paneled aprons framed by full-height plain pilasters.”
    • “The second floor includes six-over-six and eight-over-eight windows and a modern, oversized, fixed-glass window on the gable end, suggesting that this level was added somewhat recently. A west elevation, two-story, weatherboard wing displays six-over-six windows and a west gable-end brick chimney. A small ell extends from the rear and a pair of front-gabled dormers rest on the rear roof slope.”
    • “According to the 1937 city directory, Werner was the supervisor of Juvenile Hosiery Mills.”

501 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $172,900 on December 7, 2020 (originally $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,694 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, September 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: Renovated by current owners. An earlier renovation received the Minetree Pine Preservation Award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story L-plan dwelling is a relatively intact example of a late nineteenth/early twentieth century traditional house form which is representative of the main period of development in this area of the district. Its hip roof extends to gable-roofed wings; the center of the ell is expanded by a projecting bay with a one-story wraparound porch and a single-bay porch above the entrance. The porches feature turned posts and balustrades.”

426 Carolina Circle, Winston-Salem
The John and Marjorie Moore House

  • Sold for $565,000 on December 4, 2020 (listed at $575,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,066 square feet (per county records), 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $273
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $476,500, August 2011
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a guest house with a full kitchen and bath.
    • John Watson Moore and Marjorie McApline Moore bought the property in 1921. John died in 1968 at age 77; Marjorie (1985-1974) sold the house in 1969. Both were born in Japan, and both were buried in Huntersville. John was the first principal of R.J. Reynolds High School and later superintendent of the city schools.

1715 Wright Avenue, Greensboro
The Esther W. Armfield House
Blog post — New Listing: 1715 Wright Avenue, A Fisher Park House in Sunset Hills (Maybe)

  • Sold for $475,000 on December 4, 2020 (listed at $525,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,532 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $364,500, June 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The house may not have been built at its present location, according to Marvin Brown in Greensboro: An Architectural Record: “It is said to have originally overlooked Fisher Park from the present site of the First Presbyterian Church. By 1930 it had been moved to this site and was occupied by Armfield, widow of newspaperman G. Will Armfield.” First Presbyterian was built in 1928. 1715 Wright Avenue is listed in the Greensboro city directory for the first time in 1930. George Williamson Armfield  (1849-1927) was actually not a journalist but an architect, actually the first licensed architect in the state. Among his works were the alumni hall at Oak Ridge Military Academy and the Harden Thomas Martin House on North Mendenhall Street, now Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast. “When North Carolina passed an architectural practice act and began the formal registration of architects, G. Will Armfield of Greensboro was granted certificate #1 on May 15, 1915,” the N.C. State University website says. “He was one of a large number of men who were certified based on having already been in practice prior to 1915. ”
    • After her husband’s death in 1927, Esther (1857-1942) bought the property from her son Hugh (1898-1992). She and, later, her daughter Minnie Myrtle Armfield (1880-1973) owned it until Minnie’s estate sold it in 1974. The Armfields had eight children, six of whom survived to adulthood.
    • Esther’s parents, Henry and Ann Wakefield, were born in England and may have been Quakers. They moved to Canada, where their nine children were born, and then to North Carolina. Along with their three youngest children, they’re buried in New Garden Friends Cemetery in Greensboro. (Esther and G. Will are in Green Hill.)

1332 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
The Morton House
Blog post — New Listing: 1332 W. Friendly Avenue, A Beautiful 1918 Craftsman

  • Sold for $290,000 on December 4, 2020 (listed at $290,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,016 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed September 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $247,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace

1005 W. Westwood Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $285,000 on December 4, 2020 (listed at $280,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,232 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, June 2016

1515 Johnsontown Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $850,000 on December 3, 2020 (originally $1.1 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,804 square feet, 26.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $303
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $315,000, June 1998
  • Note: The property includes a lake and a lakeside pavilion with a kitchen, full bath and masonry fireplace.
    • Previous listing: “Parisian inspired torcheres circle the lake and are found throughout the property. … 26.82 acres of pristine forest.”

1009 Ferndale Boulevard, High Point

  • Sold for $365,000 on December 3, 2020 (originally $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,898 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed October 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $242,000, July 1999
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Listing: The property includes an outdoor fireplace in the backyard and a detached garage with office space.

2139 Quaker Church Road, Siloam, Surry County

  • Sold for $300,000 on December 2, 2020 (originally $450,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,720 square feet, 13 acres
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed September 27, 2019
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1989
  • Note: The property includes a 40-by-60 shop with drive-through doors, an office, HVAC, loft storage and concrete floors; a barn with an airplane hanger, wash bays/pits, office, apartment with a kitchenette, full bath and garage.
    • The house has replacement windows and vinyl siding.

418 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $607,000 on December 1, 2020 (originally $699,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,322 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 1, 2018
  • Last sale: $129,000, March 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The house was designed by Luther Lashmit.
    • The property includes a terrace, patio, waterfall fishpond, tree house and potting shed.

245 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Blog post — Feature of the Day: A Tudor Front Door

  • Sold for $522,600 on December 1, 2020 (listed at $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,577 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $203
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $330,000, January 2010
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands

1405 Northfield Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $484,000 on December 1, 2020 (listed at $479,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,789 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed November 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $360,000, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The house was built as a rental property by J.W. Hobbs, a grocer who loved nearby at 212 Westover Terrace. After a couple changes of ownership, the house was bought in 1938 by Ira and Ethelyne Styers Shelley, who owned it for 48 years, until 1986. Ira died in 1972 at age 85; Ethelyne, in 1997 at age 90. Ira was a plumber.
    • On Hobbs’s 1926 deed, the property is identified as being on “Woodland Way, now Northfield Street” and 150 feet from that street’s intersection with West Market Boulevard, now Aberdeen Terrace.

211 Elmwood Drive, Greensboro
The Elliott R. Carver House

  • Sold for $352,500 on November 29, 2020 (listed at $369,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,373 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $24,750, July 1946
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house was last sold to Ford D. Little in 1946. He was president of W.P. Ballard and Company of Greensboro, which sold laundry supplies and equipment. The house has been in the family ever since. The original owner, Elliott R. Carver, was an executive of Central Insurance Company and Piedmont Finance Company. He lost the house to foreclosure in 1933.

310 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $425,000 on November 23, 2020 (originally $457,700)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,404 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $277,000, May 2006
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

2457 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $247,000 on November 20, 2020 (listed at $248,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,654 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, February 2002
  • Note: Glencoe is a National Register historic district and one of Burlington’s local historic districts. Although it’s outside the city limits, Glencoe is within the city’s zoning jurisdiction.

1005 Johnson Street, High Point
The Alice Charles Rental House

  • Sold for $226,000 on November 19, 2020 (listed at $215,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,810 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed September 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $139,900, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street Historic District (local), Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • NRHP district nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, front-gabled, Craftsman-style house  is three bays wide and triple-pile with one-and-a-half-story, projecting gabled bays on the left (south) and right (north) elevations. The house has a painted brick veneer on the first story that flares slightly at the bottom of the wall. It has wood shingles at the top of the walls and in the gables with deep eaves, exposed rafter tails and knee brackets in the gables. The house has replacement windows except for small, six-light, Craftsman-style windows near the front of the left elevation and flanking the chimney on the right elevation. The eight-light-over-three-panel door is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch on tapered wood posts on brick piers with an original low wood railing and a low gable over the entrance. The house was built in 1921 as a rental property by Alice Charles, wife of Commercial National Bank officer R.C. Charles.”

1115 Council Street, High Point
The Henry Grady Owens House

  • Sold for $125,000 on November 19, 2020 (originally $170,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,616 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $139,500, May 2002
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is five bays wide and triple-pile with a shed-roofed wall dormer on the right (north) end of the facade. The house has a brick veneer, replacement windows, and a four-light-over-four-panel door sheltered by an arched hood on brackets. A flat-roofed screened porch projects from the right end of the facade, supported by square, full-height brick piers. There are paired windows in the gable ends and brackets under the windows in the dormer for holding a window box. The site slopes to the rear to reveal a basement-level garage. The earliest known occupant is Henry Grady Owens (teacher, High Point High School) in 1927.”

503 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $225,000 on November 16, 2020 (listed at $224,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,301 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $138,000 September 1985
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: The house was honored with the Minetree Pyne Preservation award from the Burlington Historic Resources Commission (year unknown).
    • District NRHP nomination: “This is one of several late nineteenth/ early twentieth century houses in traditional forms contributing to the character of the neighborhood along West Front Street. The main section of the house is a two-story frame structure built on a central-hall, single-pile plan topped by a side gable roof. An unusual short gable-roofed attic dormer pierces the roof’s front slope. The three-bay facade is spanned by a one-story porch with bungalow-style supports.”

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8101 Kelly Ford Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County

  • Sold for $1.015 on November 12, 2020 (originally $1.125 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,554 square feet, 31.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $397
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $307,000, August 2000
  • Note: The property consists of three lots.

605 N. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $280,000 on November 12, 2020 (listed at $280,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,904 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $260,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

8827 N.C. Highway 109 N., Wallburg, Davidson County

  • Sold for $300,000 on November 10, 2020 (originally $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,442 square feet, 0.93 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1890 (per county records)
  • Listed May 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $282,000, July 2015
  • Note: The property has a Winston-Salem mailing address but is located in Wallburg.

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708 Fifth Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $255,000 on November 9, 2020 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,448 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $169,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

2440 Hodges Road, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $210,000 on November 4, 2020 (originally $250,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,356 square feet, 0.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1900 (according to county property records)
  • Listing date unknown
  • Last sale: $45,500, June 2002
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: Restoration was completed in 2008. “The house was restored but not added onto, so new owners may add about 700 square feet of additional space.” (Preservation North Carolina)
  • The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It is a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction)

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1002 Fairmont Street, Greensboro
The Laucks-Hooke House
contract pending September 29, 2020

  • Sold for $480,000 on November 3, 2020 (originally $549,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,930 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $308,000, September 2003
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property was owned from 1924 to 1939 by John Laucks, a clerk at Vicks Chemical Company. It was bought in 1939 by Malcolm Hooke, a professor of French at the Women’s College; his books on French grammar and usage are still available (though long out of print, malheuresment). He sold the house in 1970.

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742 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $725,000 on October 30, 2020 (originally $774,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,242 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $224
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $445,000, March 2018
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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628 Colonial Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $339,000 on October 30, 2020 (originally $349,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,255 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $299,000, October 2017
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The house was owned by the First Methodist Protestant Church of High Point from 1928 to 1969.

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201 Ridgeway Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1 million on October 29, 2020 (listed at $1.150 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,674 square feet (per county records), 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $272
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed August 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $360,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • The current owners have renovated and increased the size of the house.
    • Built on a double lot

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527 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Ray-Jamerson House
Blog post — The Ray-Jamerson House: An Affordable 1886 Beauty in Eden

  • Sold for $217,500 on October 29, 2020 (listed at $219,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,456 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built around 1886 (see note below)
  • Listed August 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $32,000, September 1981
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • Note: “The unaltered c. 1886 Ray-Jamerson House at 527 Patrick Street is perhaps the district’s best example of the popular two-story L-shaped vernacular Queen Anne style, characterized by a cross-gable roof, deep eaves with molded box cornices, returns, plain frieze boards, roof covered with standing seam metal, and a three-sided projecting bay window. The porch has unusual turned posts and sawn spandrels in an elaborate foliate motif; it shelters the original double entrance door with two-pane transom.”(NRHP district nomination)
    • County records date the house to 1920, but the historic district’s National Register nomination puts it around 1886.
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage with a storage room upstairs.

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5887 Old U.S. Highway 29, Pelham, Caswell County
Cedar Line Farm

  • Sold for $10,000 on October 29, 2020 (originally $85,000, listed at $110,000 when sold)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,412 square feet, 1.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $4
  • Built in 1900 (see note below)
  • Listed December 31, 2019
  • Last sale: If you want to try finding your way through Caswell County property records, good luck.
  • Note: The property was bought by Clayton Homes, the largest manufacturer of modular houses in the nation. It is now expanding into site-built homes as well as tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments.
    • The deed says the excise tax paid was $20. At 50 cents per thousand, that comes out to $10,000 for a property that was on the market for $110,000. The tax value of the land is $16,376.
    • The listing says the house was built in the mid-1800s; county records show 1900.
    • “Home needs major renovation. … Replacement Windows. Metal Roof. Outbuildings of No value [barn and detached garage].”
    • “Formally Doctor’s Residence. Stagecoach stopped at this location.”
    • “Land on either side available for sale.” The sellers own about 7 acres surrounding the property. As of early December 2020, they apparently haven’t sold any of those parcels.
    • Must love trains: There’s a set of tracks across the road.

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1110 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Roberts-Lehman House

  • Sold for $399,000 on October 27, 2020 (listed at $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,215 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1917 (per county records; NRHP nomination says 1911)
  • Listed September 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $315,000 June 2013
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Nation Register district nomination: “The Roberts-Lehman House is one of the most distinctive of the ‘Dutch’ Colonial Revival houses in the West End. It is a large one-and-a-half-story weatherboarded frame dwelling with a triple-gambrel roof, The front gambrel has diamond-muntined upper sash which match the diamond-muntined sidelights and transom of the glass and wood paneled front entrance. Other details include interior end chimneys, one-over-one sash windows with wood louvered shutters, a front porch with Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade, a high brick foundation, and a long flight of balustraded wood steps leading to the front entrance. Like other houses on the street, this one has a stone retaining wall by the sidewalk and stone front yard steps. … Hilliam J. Roberts acquired the property in 1911, and in 1912 he and his wife, Sallie, were listed in the city directory at this location. H. J, Roberts was manager of the R. G. Dunn & Co. (mercantile agency). The Roberts family remained owner-occupants until 1930. In 1935 Paul H. and Thelma Lehman purchased the house for their residence, owning it until 1979. Paul Lehman was an employee of P. H. Hanes Knitting Co.”

410 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $840,000 on October 26, 2020 (listed at $849,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,604 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $233
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed September 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $720,000, December 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by Luther Lashmit

607 W. Farriss Street, High Point

  • Sold for $310,000 on October 23, 2020 (originally $330,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $252,000, September 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood

776 Pilot School Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $290,000 on October 23, 2020 (originally $383,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,992 square feet (per county records), 28.79 acres
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1876
  • Listed November 22, 2019
  • Last sale: Information not available online
  • Note: The property includes a barn.
    • Vinyl siding
    • No central air conditioning
    • “TLC needed and sold as-is.”

609 Longview Street, Greensboro
The Robert and Mabel Byrum House

  • Sold for $360,000 on October 20, 2020 (originally $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,272 square feet (per county records), 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $296,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The house was built by Robert L. Byrum (1904-1962), the city electrical inspector. It remained in the family for 46 years. His wife, Mabel (1900-1980), and then their daughter, Mabel Paige Byrum Murray (1928-2014), continued to live in the house until 1984.

310 Summit Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $165,000 on October 16, 2020 (originally $179,900 and later as low as $154,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1860 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 16, 2019
  • Last sale: $60,000, December 1993
  • Note: Like seemingly all older homes in Stokes County, it has been subjected to vinyl siding and replacement windows.

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3851 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $293,000 on October 14, 2020 (originally $349,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,320 square feet, 2,67 acres
  • Price square foot: $88
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $190,000, September 2019
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Note: Slate roof

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315 N. Maple Street, Graham, Alamance County

  • Sold for $100,000 on October 9, 2020 (originally $159,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,106 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1920 (per county record; see note below)
  • Listed July 14, 2019
  • Last sale: $90,000, April 2019
  • Listing: “Historic Home built in 1880’s & Moved to this Lot in Early 1900’s.”
    • Foreclosure, owned by lender, being sold as-is
    • The property includes an in-ground pool, detached two-car garage and storage building.

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142 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, Surry County

  • Sold for $265,000 on October 9, 2020 (originally $284,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,816 square feet, 1.27 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed March 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $229,900, May 2018

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703 Percy Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $352,000 on October 9, 2020 (listed at $330,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,231 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $259,000, July 2010
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

708 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $172,000 on October 8, 2020
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,100 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed: Had a “For Sale By Owner” sign in the yard for some period of time during the summer
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, it was divided into apartments decades ago.

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3121 Ray T. Moore Road, Yadkinville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $475,000 on October 7, 2020 (listed at $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,959 square feet, 20 acres
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, October 1998
  • Note: The property includes a barn, organic gardens, pastures and a pond.

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1207 N. Rotary Street, High Point

  • Sold for $630,000 on October 6, 2020 (listed at $645,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3,741 square feet, 1.25 acres
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $457,500, February 1997
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
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221 E. Dalton Road, King. Stokes County
The James Robert Hutchins House

  • Sold for $95,000 on October 5, 2020 (originally $159,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,  2,834 square feet (per county records), 0.94 acre
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 9, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records, but it appears to still be owned by the Hutchins family.
  • Neighborhood: King Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “Two-story dwelling has double-pile, central hall plan with hip roof. The double-tier front porch has turned posts, sawnwork brackets and balustrade, and an unusual front gable on hip roof. The original owner ran a sawmill near Sauratown Mountain.” (District NRHP nomination)
    • Vinyl siding

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315 Corona Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Huband House

  • Sold for $260,000 on October 2, 2020 (listed at $235,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,141 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $130,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; asbestos siding; front gable dormer; front gable porch with square columns on brick piers; exposed rafter tails; knee braces.1924 CD: Benjamin B. Huband and Misses Francis and Mary Huband, teachers.” (District NRHP nomination)

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516 5th Avenue, Greensboro
The Pearce-Young House

  • Sold for $305,000 on October 2, 2020 (originally $335,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,152 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $160,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The first occupants of the house appear to have been James and Eunice Pearce. James Robert Pearce (1840-1910) was a former Confederate soldier, justice of the peace and auctioneer. His funeral was held at the house. Eunice Roxanna Wood Pearce (1845-1918) continued to live in the house after his death, along with two of their six children, son Sherley, a bricklayer, and daughter Julia and her husband, John B. Clendenin, a linotyper for the Daily Record. By 1924 the house was in the hands of the Guilford Insurance & Realty Co., which sold it to Joseph E. and Rosalie M. Young.
    • The Youngs and then Frank and Lilly Young owned the house until 1986. Joseph Young was a machinist.  He had died and Rosalie had moved to Alaska by the time she sold the house to Frank and Lilly in 1938. Lilly’s heirs sold the house in 1986.
    • What it looked like when it was sold in 2018:

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701 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $695,000 on October 1, 2020 (listed at $669,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,248 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $139,000, July 1984
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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922 Carolina Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Thomas-Lambert House

  • Sold for $290,000 on October 1, 2020 (listed at $320,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental property
    • District NRHP nomination: “This Craftsman house is a small two-story frame dwelling with a weatherboarded first story, a wood shingled second story, a street-facing gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, an offset corner porch with tapered wood posts set on brick plinths with a ramped brick balustrade, and a northeast side gable wing. Like 920 Carolina Ave. next door, this house was owned for years by the Gilmer C. Thomas family, but whether they actually resided here is uncertain. In 1946 the house was sold to Critz and H.B. Lambert, and they did occupy the house. He was a physician with the Veterans Administration. The Lamberts owned the property until 1972.”

2500 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County

  • Sold for $249,500 on October 1, 2020 (originally $595,000; foreclosure sale)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,459 square feet, 6.47 acres
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $475,000, July 2016
  • Note: The property includes a recently built detached three-car garage.

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1871 Pine Hall Road, Pine Hall, Stokes County

  • Sold for $156,000 on October 1, 2020 (listed at $174,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,344 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed June 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, October 1995
  • Note: The listing talks about the home’s “original character,” but it has vinyl siding.

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1815 Dalton Road, Greensboro
The A.W. Kaplan House
Blog post — 1815 Dalton Road: 98 Years, Three Owners (August 2, 2020)

  • Sold for $910,000 on September 30, 2020 (listed at $924,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,454 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $263
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $750,000, July 2006
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: There have been only three owners of the property since the house was built. The Kaplan family owned it from 1916 to 1990.

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129 S. Tate Street, Greensboro
The Jobe-Faust House

  • Sold for $365,000 on September 30, 2020 (listed at $363,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,567 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $320,000, August 18, 2020
  • Note: The property was owned from 1916 (apparently before the house was built) to 1947 by W.S. and Mary Jobe. He was a salesman; she was a stenographer with Joseph J. Stone and Co., printers, engravers and bookbinders.
    • From 1950 to 1990, the house was owned by Bernice Foust, a saleswoman at The Corner, a retail institution at the corner of Tate Street and Walker Avenue for 60 years until its closing in 2011.

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384 Milling Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $304,500 on September 30, 2020 (listed at $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,164 square feet, 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $20,000, March 1990
  • Note: The property includes a salt-water swimming pool.

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627 Mulberry Street, Winston-Salem
The Gable Ell House

  • Sold for $256,000 on September 30, 2020 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,936 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed April 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District

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310 Country Club Drive, Greensboro
The D. Newton and Eula Farnell House

  • Sold for $628,000 on September 25, 2020 (originally $669,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,334 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $269
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $615,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house includes a basement suite with a small kitchen, bathroom and private entrance.
    • The property was sold in 1936 to D. Newton and Eula Farnell, who built the house. It was next sold 77 years later by the estate of their daughter Gloria Farnell Cowan. Newton Farnell was a lawyer and the 1942 president of the Greensboro Bar Association.

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174 Poplar Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $196,000 on September 25, 2020 (originally $214,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,760 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed May 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $118,000, January 2005

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528 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $239,000 on September 23, 2020 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,596 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $110,000, December 2012
  • Note: The Mount Airy Country Club golf course is across the street.

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312 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
Blog post — 312 S. Chapman Street: Here’s Your Chance (Again!) (August 2, 2020)

  • Sold for $500,000 on September 22, 2020 (originally $535,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,318 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $216
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed August 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $452,500, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: It’s a very nice house in a great neighborhood, but county records show the property having an unusually busy history:
    • It has been sold six times in the past 15 years. In the past 33 years, the house has been sold 11 times. In the previous 44 years, it had just two owners.
    • County records show 1939 as the date the house was built, but city directories show no house at the address until 1942, when it was listed as vacant. It was first listed as occupied in 1943, by the property owner, Joseph H. Johnson. Johnson owned the house for 12 years, selling it to Walter and Mabel Mueller in 1955. The Muellers owned it until 1987.
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1803 Rolling Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $369,900 on September 22, 2020 (listed at $369,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,961 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $299,000, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

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113 Kensington Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $515,000 on September 18, 2020 (originally $460,000, later as high as $539,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,794 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 13, 2017
  • Last sale: $82,500, February 1979
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Built on a double lot
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1915 Granville Road, Greensboro
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A 1936 Mini-Mansion in Irving Park

  • Sold for $685,000 on September 11, 2020 (originally listed at $839,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,613 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $262
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 17, 2017
  • Last sale: $534,500, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Those are imported Italian shutters on either side of the front door.
    • The property includes a guest house.

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620 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $250,000 on September 10, 2020 (listed at $248,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,161 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed August 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $175,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “Another of the early twentieth century Foursquare houses on West Front Street, this well-maintained two-story frame dwelling features a hip roof and hip dormer, a two-bay facade, side-hall configuration, and bungalow-style windows. The one-story, full-facade porch supported by brick posts with heavy wooden brackets has a gable-roofed entrance bay.” Historic district NRHP nomination)

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309 Tate Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $395,000 on September 9, 2020 (listed at $387,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,228 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $105,000, May 1994
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, it was divided into three apartments long ago.

3199 Westinghouse Road, Rural Hall, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $180,000 on September 9, 2020 (originally $190,000)
  • bedrooms, bathrooms, square feet, 8.15 acres
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1894
  • Listed August 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $100,000, October 1986
  • Listing: “Barn with 4 stalls and large shed roofed area on back. 4 acres of pasture. Riding ring or ATV track on back of property. Old tobacco barn and several out buildings. Blackberry bushes. Old tobacco barn and several out buildings. Creek surrounds property.”
    • Listed in property records but not mentioned in the listing: A 1,000 square-foot house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, built in 1946, on the smaller tract. Is it still there? A Google Street View photo indicates it was in October 2016 (click for a larger view)

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721 5th Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $345,000 on September 4, 2020 (listed at $349,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,581 square feet (per county records), 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, November 2006
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Located across the street from Sternberger Park

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425 Chestnut Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $195,000 on September 4, 2020 (originally $248,800)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,964 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot $99
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $86,500, July 2007
  • Not: The property includes a barn that look like a relatively recent addition.

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3101 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $210,000 on September 2, 2020  (originally $257,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,452 square feet, 1.19 acres
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed March 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, May 2019
  • Listing: The house was listed at 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms when it was for sale last year.
    • How it looked when it was sold in 2019:

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811 Derby Road, Jackson Springs, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $285,000 on August 31, 2020 (originally listed at $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 63.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1772
  • Listing date unavailable
  • Last sale: $250,000, March 2016
  • Listing: “Restoration has begun on the farmhouse. Perfect project for someone wanting to renovate and restore a historic farm.”
    • The property consists of two parcels totaling 63.8 acres, according to county records.
    • Not owner-occupied

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513 Park Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $330,000 on August 28, 2020 (listed at $350,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,196 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $4,000, July 1983
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

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305 Kemp Road West, Greensboro

  • Sold for $545,000 on August 27, 2020 (listed at $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,756 square feet, 0.69 acre
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed July 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $53,000, September 1972
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Interior by Otto Zenke

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210 Isabel Street, Greensboro
The John L. Latham House

  • Sold for $575,000 on August 25, 2020 (listed at $575,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,032 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house was built by John L. Latham (1891-1950), president of Latham Cotton Company and secretary of J.E. Latham Co., which developed Latham Park and built homes in Fisher Park, including many Aladdin kit houses. John was a nephew of developer James Edwin Latham and cousin of James’s daughter May Latham Kellenberger. May’s husband, John, was a vice president of J.E. Latham Company.

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1005 W. McGee Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $232,000 on August 25, 2020 (not listed for sale)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,986 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1920
  • Last sale: $16,000, September 1968
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

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308 N. Chapman Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $475,000 on August 21, 2020 (listed at $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,845 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $405,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The property includes a detached studio.
    • The house overlooks Greenway Park.

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215 W. Banner Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $375,000 on August 21, 2020 (listed at $389,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,815 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $290,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park

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706 Simpson Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $280,000 on August 21, 2020 (listed at $290,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,568 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed March 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $85,000, July 1990
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

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406 S. Elam Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $250,000 on August 20, 2020 (listed at $284,750)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,608 square feet, 0.64 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed April 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $252,957, January 2020 (foreclosure sale)
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

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420 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Fogleman-Jeffries House

  • Sold for $201,000 on August 20, 2020 (listed at $215,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,378 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed July 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $2,850, April 1905
  • Listing: “House is PRICED to accomplish improvements by new owner.”
    • The property has been in the Fogleman and Jeffries family for 115 years.

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342 Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain, Surry County

  • Sold for $537,000 on August 14, 2020 (originally $625,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,321 square feet, 1.99 acres
  • Price/square foot: $231
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $115,000, October 2017
  • Note: The owners of this house probably wouldn’t think of slapping wall-to-wall linoleum on all their floors, but they put up vinyl siding.
    • They may have been overly optimistic about their chances for a quick sale: The listing originally said they would review offers on October 5, 2019.

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2121 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $905,000 on August 13, 2020 (listed at $915,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,372 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $268
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $823,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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915 Olive Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $365,000 on August 13, 2020 (originally listed at $475,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,093 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $82,000, September 1988
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Newly renovated, the house was previously used as an office.
    • An odd feature is the siting of the house on its lot at the corner of Olive Street and Bessemer Avenue. The narrow, nominally front side of the lot faces Bessemer, but the house is aligned with the long side of the lot facing Olive. As a result, it’s a much wider house than it otherwise could have been. It faces a street with less traffic and has very little backyard.

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524 Church Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Kivette House
Blog post — The Kivette Houses, Both Now For Sale: The Gibsonville Homes of Two Sisters Who Loved Parties and Elon (July 11, 2020)

  • Sold for $153,000 on August 12, 2020 (listed at $150,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,048 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, November 2019
  • Listing: “2nd Floor waiting for some TLC – 4 Bedrooms and plumbed for potential 2 baths with guest suite.”
  • Note: This property was owned by the Kivette family from 1923 to 2010. The sale came shortly after the death of Camille Kivette, the last of the Kivette sisters, lifelong supporters and benefactors of Elon University.

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304 Oakwood Street, High Point

  • Sold for $99,000 on August 10, 2020 (originally $115,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,582 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed May 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,000, July 2007
  • Note: “The property used to be a Multi-Family (3 Units) and it can be turned back.”
    • No central air conditioning

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1510 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $237,500 on August 4, 2020 (listed at $237,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,236 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $33,000, May 1974
  • Neighborhood: West Highland
  • Note: Rental
    • Listing: “diamond in the rough”
    • The house has a second kitchen on the second floor.

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7135 Walnut Cove Road, Walkertown, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $305,000 on August 3, 2020 (listed at $319,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,220 square feet, 6.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed June 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $204,000, November 2017
  • Note: The property includes two storage buildings.

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909 Johnson Street, High Point

  • Sold for $260,000 on August 3, 2020 (listed at $289,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,286 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 19, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, December 1982
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “Separate home on property originally used as Servant quarters.”

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334 E. Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $218,000 on July 31, 2020 (originally $259,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,934 square feet, 1.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed April 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $79,900, October 15, 2018
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground swimming pool, which appears to need work.
    • Aluminum siding

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504 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Thomas L. Sellars House

  • Sold for $315,000 on July 30, 2020 (originally $349,990)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,354 square feet, 0.92 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed January 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $230,000, May 2005
  • Neighborhood: West Davis/Fountain Place Historic District
  • Listing: “Interior details include molded corner blocks, paneled wainscot in the hall, paneled newel posts, turned balusters, Victorian mantels, and more. Front and back porches, balcony, garage/basement on one of the largest home sites in downtown.”

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211 S. Tate Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $315,000 on July 28, 2020 (listed at $295,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,236 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed June 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $255,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

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521 Church Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $312,000 on July 28, 2020 (listed at $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,994 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square feet: $156
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, October 2019

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2447 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $250,000 on July 28, 2020 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed June 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $190,000, August 2014
  • HOA: $55/month

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1100 Johnson Street, High Point
The Charles C. Barnhart House

  • Sold for $200,000 on July 26, 2020 (listed at $224,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,188 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built about 1916 (see note below)
  • Listed November 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $194,000, November 2004
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street Historic District (local), Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The neighborhood’s National Register nomination lists the house as circa 1916. County records say 1922.
    • Not owner-occupied
    • “This two-story, truncated-hip-roofed Foursquare is two bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, projecting, canted bay on the right (south) elevation. The house has weatherboards on the first story, wood shingles on the second story and one-over-one, wood-sash windows with wood aprons at the first story. The one-light-over-two-panel door has beveled glass and is sheltered by a hip-roofed porch that extends the full-width of the facade and wraps around the right elevation. The porch is supported by tapered, square columns and there are low, pedimented gables over the front and right side entrances. There is a small round window to the left (north) of the entrance and a one-story, hip-roofed ell at the rear.” (NRHP district nomination)

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716 Walker Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $387,500 on July 23, 2020 (listed at $387,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,198 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed June 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $201,600, February 2020 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

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1228 Glade Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $542,000 on July 21, 2020 (originally $659,900)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,538 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $520,000 September 2016
    • The last previous sale before that was $46,250, June 1983
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Former home of Rence Callahan, senior partner with Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects

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612 Trollinger Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $261,000 on July 21, 2020 (listed at $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed June 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $173,000, April 2011
  • Neighborhood: West Davis/Fountain Place Historic District

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6115 Salem Chapel Road, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $235,000 on July 21, 2020 (listed at $229,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 1,908 square feet, 2.82 cares
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed May 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $57,000, March 2019

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2007 Craven Street, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $45,055 on July 17, 2020 (listed at $44,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,528 square feet, 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed June 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $88,000, February 2018
  • Note: Owned by HUD

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618 S. Fifth Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $450,000 on July 16, 2020 (originally $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4,004 square feet, 2.25 acres
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 6, 2019
  • Last sale: $415,000, May 2008
  • Listing: “Mebane landmark was once featured in Southern Living Magazine.” And now it has vinyl siding.

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306 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $413,000 on July 16, 2020 (originally $429,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,814 square feet, 0.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed June 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $227,000, May 2004
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: Replacement windows

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462 Lockland Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $299,000 on July 16, 2020 (originally $329,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,915 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $277,000 December 2016
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

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107 W. Academy Street, Madison, Rockingham County
The Twitchell-Gallaway House
Blog post — Historic House of the Week: The Twitchell-Gallaway House, an 1824 Federal-Greek Revival Mansion in Madison, $259,900

  • Sold for $172,500 on July 16, 2020 (originally listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,465 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1832
  • Listed September 2014
  • Last sale: $155,000, March 2014
  • Note: Architect was Dabney Cosby Sr. Woodwork is attributed to Thomas Day.

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131 E. Lexington Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $75,000 on July 16, 2020 (originally listed at $297,570, previously as low as $50,000, per Zillow)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,265 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1898
  • Listed October 16, 2019
  • Last sale: $87,000, April 2001
  • Note: Listing: “previous use was office/commercial”
    • A previous listing said the upstairs and downstairs are divided into separate units.
    • Vinyl siding

1869 Gumtree Road, Winston-Salem (Northern Davidson County)

  • Sold for $60,000, July 14, 2020
  • Sold for $49,500, July 2, 2020
  • Sold for $41,500 on October 10, 2019
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,312 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $26 ($60,000)
  • Built in 1901
  • Last sale: $53,000, March 2002
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property includes two lots.
    • The property has a Winston-Salem address but is in Davidson County near Wallburg.

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294 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Brown House
Blog post — 294 West End Boulevard: A 1920 Craftsman Gem in Winston-Salem, $445,000

  • Sold for $390,000 on July 10, 2020 (originally $445,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,713 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $65,000, April 1984
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

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408 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $152,000 on July 10, 2020 (listed at $162,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,482 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed March 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $33,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Park Place Historic District

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232 Hobson Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $141,000 on July 9, 2020 (originally $174,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,440 square feet, 1.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Holiday Acres
  • Note: The property has a Mocksville mailing address but is located well to the south, closer to Cooleemee and the community of Jerusalem.

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713 Morehead Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $112,000 on July 9, 2020 (listed at $99,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $159,000, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, this house was converted into three apartments many years ago. At less than $100,000, it’s a great candidate to be converted back into a single-family home.
    • The 2020 selling price of the property was 30 percent lower than the price 13 years ago.
    • The property has been the site of five local-ordinance nuisance violations in the past nine years.

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300 Carlile Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 8, 2020 (originally listed $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,208 square feet, 3.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1865
  • Listed November 19, 2019
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2017
  • Note: This home was moved to this property in 2001.
    • The property is now a flower farm and photography studio.

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2412 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County
The Zack L. Whitaker House

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 8, 2020 (originally $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,358 square feet, 1.08 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1898
  • Listed April 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $223,000, July 2005
  • Neighborhood: Oak Ridge Historic District
  • Original listing: A “National Folk I-House style reminiscent of 17th century “hall & parlor” homes.”
    • “Col. Zack” was a teacher and administrator at Oak Ridge Military Academy for more than 50 years.
    • Most remarkable feature: The property includes a pub in a separate building:

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1012 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $260,000 on July 8, 2020 (originally $279,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,829 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed March 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $242,000, May 2016
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

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1622 W. First Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $329,000 on July 6, 2020 (listed at $329,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $145,000, December 2006
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands

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124 Brownstone Lane, Toast, Surry County

  • Sold for $239,900 on July 1, 2020 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,970 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed January 29, 2019
  • Last sale: July 1959, price not listed in online records
  • Note: The property includes a second house, 127 Brownstone Lane, 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms.
    • The property also includes a detached garage and a storage building.
    • The write-up in the listing says the property is “over 2 acres,” but county records say 1.8 acres.
    • Not owner occupied

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200 W. Greenway South, Greensboro
The Kornegay-Forbis House

  • Sold for $420,000 on June 30, 2020 (originally listed at $515,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,814 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 19, 2018
  • Last sale: $3,500 plus unspecified balance of previous owner’s mortgage, August 1970
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Former home of John W. Forbis, mayor of Greensboro 1981-87 and former president of Forbis & Dick Funeral Home.
    • Former home of the late Horace R. Kornegay, who served as Guilford County district attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
    • County tax records show the size of the house as 2,814 square feet; the listing says 2,634.

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407 W. Greenway North, Greensboro

  • Sold for $675,000 on June 29, 2020 (listed at $699,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,360 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $650,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Greenway Park is across the street.
    • The house has been sold now five times since 2000.

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1700 Lynnwood Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $467,000 on June 29, 2020 (originally listed at $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,548 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $250,000, February 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands

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1319 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $260,000 on June 29, 2020 (listed at $269,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,035 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $105,000, March 2008
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Listing: “Downtown 2 bedroom 1 bath home with an upstairs apartment.”

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114 Cypress Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $331,000 on June 26, 2020 (listed at $339,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,962 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, December 2001
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

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111 N. Spring Street, Winston-Salem
The Maxwell House

  • Sold for $315,000 on June 23, 2020 (listed at $329,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,184 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $68,900, May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District (NRHP)

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417 Edgedale Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $300,000 on June 19, 2020 (listed at $289,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,035 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $230,000, February 2004
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood