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Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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113 S. Gilmer Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $299,900
  • 11 apartments, 6,276 square feet, 1.01 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $135,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Listing: “11 unit apartment building upfit opportunity.”
    • Owned by an LLC in Charlotte
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story granite building with hipped roof, gabled dormers, gabled entrance porch with Doric columns, and one-over-one window~ Opened in 1918 as the nursing school serving Martin Memorial Hospital across Gilmer Street (#211). The school graduated its first class of five nurses in 1921. A total of 298 nurses graduated before the school was closed in the mid-1950s.”
    • In the 1980s, the building housed the Surry County health department.

Preservation North Carolina Listings

1567 Belmont Road, Linwood, Davidson County
Beallmont

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,422 square feet, 2.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Listing: “Rare NC example of 1840s Picturesque Cottage with decorative lattice porch, bay window and early woodwork.”
    • “The original small two-story frame house was built by either Doctor Robert Moore, the original grant holder, or his son Ebenezer, in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century. A two-story log addition was built early on. Ebenezer’s son-in-law Burgess Lamar Beall, a prominent physician and politician, transformed the house into a fashionable picturesque villa in the late 1840’s. … The side wing was added during the picturesque villa remodeling and also featured latticework. The current one-bay wide porch was added in the twentieth century.”
    • The house has been moved to a nearby lot with access to a small pond. The surrounding land will be protected by a conservation easement.
    • The house will require a complete rehabilitation, including structural repair, restoration carpentry, new systems, bathrooms and kitchen.

653 Vernon Road, Wentworth, Rockingham County
The King House

  • $69,000
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 1,643 square feet, 10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1802
  • Last sale: 1785, price not available
  • Listing: “The farm has been continuously owned and operated by the King family and was designated a North Carolina Century Farm in 1986 and a Bicentennial Farm by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture in 2017.”
    • “Early log house with large stone chimneys, exposed beaded ceiling joists, wide wall planks, hand-forged door hardware, and a rear wing, once an early separate kitchen. Family cemetery with ancient soapstone markers nearby all situated on a scenic ridge between Wentworth and Reidsville.”
    • “The house has been covered by rolled asphalt siding. Small sections have been uncovered to reveal lap siding on the main house and board-and-batten siding on the kitchen.”
    • “The house will require a complete rehabilitation including repair of the roof (some 5v metal panels were ripped off in a recent storm), restoration/repair of log structure, installation of new systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC, a new kitchen and bathrooms.”
    • The property for sale includes the cemetery. It’s a 10-acre piece of a 240-acre farm.

148 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Gordon-Brandon House

  • $32,500
  • 1,968 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built around 1850
  • Listing: “It was purchased by an absentee owner in 2000 and suffered several years of neglect. Happily, it was recently purchased by a local preservationist who has enlisted Preservation NC’s assistance to find someone to purchase and restore it to its former elegance.”
    • “An unusual example of a uniquely Milton house type, the Gordon-Brandon House is a modest-scale raised Greek Revival cottage consisting of a brick lower level and a wood frame upper level containing the main entrance and ornamentation.”
    • “The house has suffered neglect for several years and will need a complete rehabilitation.”
    • The property is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is eligible for tax credits.
    • In better days:

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

523 Julian Street, Greensboro
The Archus and Lena Hinkle House

  • $225,000 (originally $245,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,197 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed April 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,500, November 1985 (per county)
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: The first recorded residents were Archus A. Hinkle (1858-1923) and Lena McKnight Meacham Hinkle (1871-1904) in 1899. Archus was a co-proprietor of Johnson-Hinkle & Company, a clothing store at 516 S. Elm Street. Lena died at age 32, a year after giving birth to their eighth child in 16 years (Archus H., Elsie, Merton, Robert, Annice, Lena, Ruby and Clarence). Archus sold the house in 1910 or 1911.
    • The house had three different owners before their son Archus H. Hinkle bought the house in 1921 and owned it until 1927.

1600 Marion Street, Greensboro
sale pending April 7-18, 2022
sale pending May 9, 2022

  • $150,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,882 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed April 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,000, June 2014
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: The house has been victimized by replacement windows and cheap vinyl flooring.
    • Listing: “Please note the posted photos are from BEFORE the last Tenants moved in a year ago — the home needs repairs”

2417 Cypress Street, Greensboro
sale pending September 16, 2021, to March 11, 2022
sale pending April 6, 2022

  • $80,000 (originally $70,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $49,583, May 5, 2021
  • Neighborhood: White Oak
  • Note: The house was put up for sale less than three months after its last sale with no apparent work done and a mark-up of almost 50 percent.
    • Words picked up verbatim from previous listing: “The water and utilities are not on. Copper pipes were stolen.”

1016 Caldwell Street, Greensboro
sale pending April 1-11, 2022
sale pending April 19

  • $60,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,254 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 31, 2022
  • Last sale: $8,200, August 1964
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Note: The property changed hands nine times between August 1925 and August 1928, making to difficult to identify the original owner of the house. It was listed as vacent in 1926 and 1927. The first occupants listed in the city directory were Arnold B. Whitt and Rose Lee Whitt, who bought the house in December 1927. Arnold is identified in the directory with only the word “transfer.”
    • In August 1928, Annie L. and Charles B. Pugh bought the house. Charles was a conductor. They lost the house in a foreclosure in 1930.
    • After a few years as a rental owned by real estate and investment companies, the next owners were Harry D. Donnell and Martha E. Donnell, who bought the house in 1936. Harry operated a grocery store a block away at 513 Andrew Street and later worked as a mechanic with Wysong & Miles. They lived in the house until they sold it in 1964.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

8176 Peak Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
sale pending April 30, 2022

  • $339,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,754 square feet, 11.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 18, 2022
  • Last sale: September 1962, sale price illegible on online deed
  • Note: The property includes a pond and a barn (“will need some attention”).

6576 Holder Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
sale pending May 29 to June 28, 2021

  • $199,000 (originally $276,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,047 square feet, 3.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 1, 2021
  • Last sale: Data not available online
  • Note: The house has no central heating system, but it does have central air conditioning.

1402 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem
The Ernest Nissen House

  • $189,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,173 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1920 (or ca. 1905, see note)
  • Listed May 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $25,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belview Historic District
  • Note: The entire description in the listing: “PROPERTY HAS NO PERMANENT HEATING.”
    • The house needs cosmetic work, but a much interior detail remains. And the house hasn’t been cheapened with vinyl siding, vinyl flooring and other “upgrades.”
    • The property includes a dilapidated barn and a two-car garage.
    • The listing shows 2,846 square feet and 0.36 acre.
    • District NRHP nomination: “… there are a few more elaborate dwellings that combine elements of the Queen Anne style with Colonial Revival-style motifs. Located primarily on Waughtown Street, these include … the Ernest Nissen House at 1402 Waughtown Street (c.1905). This two-story house features a gabled, upper level bay, decorative shingles in gable ends, upper level porch with slim Tuscan columns, and polygonal bays on first floor.”
    • “Queen Anne I Colonial Revival. Two story; side gable; aluminum siding; hip-roof dormers; front gabled, upper level bay; decorative shingles in gable ends, diamond vent; upper level porch with slim Tuscan columns; hip-roof main porch; paired Tuscan columns on brick piers; polygonal bays on first floor; one-over-one windows; pressed tin shingles; one-story, hip-roof addition on east end.
    • “Local tradition holds that Frank Nissen built this house for his son W. Ernest Nissen. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • The Nissens were one of the more prominent Winston-Salem business families of the 19th century. John Philip Nissen (1813-1874) established the Nissen Wagon Works in 1834. It became one of the largest such manufacturers in the South.
    • After the Civil War, two of his seven sons ran the company (he and Mary Ann Elizabeth Vawter Nissen [1813-1881] also had five daughters). Another son started his own wagon business, which he later turned over to his brother Christian Francis (1847-1916), known as Frank. In 1910, the two companies merged.
    • The company was sold in 1925 and remained in business until 1948. It was located just a couple blocks down the road at 1539 Waughtown Street.

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

210 Union Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
sale pending May 16, 2022

  • $195,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,037 square feet, 0.35 acre (both per county)
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $109,500, February 2008
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and workshop.
    • The listing shows the house and lot both slightly smaller.
    • Longtime rental property near downtown Burlington

1129 N.C. Highway 65, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $179,900 (originally $189,900)
  • Two houses and an old store building, 4 acres total
    • The Dewey Adams House, 1935: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet
    • The Robert G. Mitchell house — county tax card: 1907, bedrooms and bathrooms not listed, 1,216 square feet, no heat, no electrical, construction grade F, unsound condition
    • The Robert G. Mitchell Store — county tax card: 1900, 720 square feet, no heat, no electrical, construction grade F, unsound
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Listed March 3, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: The properties are in Wentworth but have a Reidsville mailing address.
    • The listing gives date for the buildings that vary slightly from county records.

503-B Hawfields Road, Mebane, Alamance County
sale pending April 7, 2022

  • $138,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,738 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $90,000, September 2019
  • Note: Out-of-town owner
    • Listing: “Cash only given the condition of the home. No heat in home currently. Be careful on steps and on second floor!”

525 Moir Street, Eden, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn March 13, 2022
relisted March 14, 2022

  • $80,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,616 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed February 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,000, September 2019
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Out-of-town owner
    • Listing: “Home was damaged in a fire and is being SOLD AS IS. Cash offers only.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

113 S. Gilmer Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $299,900
  • 11 apartments, 6,276 square feet, 1.01 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $135,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Listing: “11 unit apartment building upfit opportunity.”
    • Owned by an LLC in Charlotte
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story granite building with hipped roof, gabled dormers, gabled entrance porch with Doric columns, and one-over-one window~ Opened in 1918 as the nursing school serving Martin Memorial Hospital across Gilmer Street (#211). The school graduated its first class of five nurses in 1921. A total of 298 nurses graduated before the school was closed in the mid-1950s.”
    • In the 1980s, the building housed the Surry County health department.

705 Pinnacle Hotel Road, Pinnacle, Surry County
sale pending December 2, 2021, to April 7, 2022
listing withdrawn April 7, 2022; relisted April 12, 2022
sale pending April 15, 2022

  • $115,000 (originally $125,020)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,527 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Price/square foot: $45
  • Built in 1830
  • Listed September 3, 2021
  • Last sale: The lot was part of a tract of 25 acres last sold more than 30 years ago.
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Listing: “Owner re-located and home has been vacant for years.”
    • “(2) monitor heaters heat the main level and are the only known heat source.”
    • “Master Bedroom does not have a formal closet.”

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

19 Vance Circle, Lexington, Davidson County
sale pending April 7-28, 2022
sale pending May 3, 2022

  • $190,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,942 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1933 (per county, probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed April 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $11,650, January 1965
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: The house is on a residential street but is zoned commercial.
    • County records give 1933 as the date of the house, but the district NRHP nomination says it appears on the 1923 Sanborn fire-insurance map.
    • The listing shows 4,679 square feet. County records show 3,942 square feet heated, 1,042 unheated.
    • Listing: “separate entrance for upstairs which could be separate apt or inlaws quarters. Double garage with workshop area. Property had beautiful landscaping at one time.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “19 Vance Circle, circa 1920, Noncontributing Building: Heavily altered, one-and-one-half-story, brick house with a side-gable roof, a front-gabled bay and a gabled entry porch supported by metal posts; 6/1 and picture windows, brick end chimney, substantial modern additions on south and east elevations.”
    • The house has been in the family of Dr. Amos Hedrick Smith (1921-2008) and his wife, Betty Ann Sharpe Smith since 1965. Amos received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his dental degree from University of Louisville. He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and served as the shipboard dentist at Bikini Atoll during the testing of the atomic bomb. After resigning his commission in 1956, he practiced in Lexington until retiring in 1985. He was a past president of the Lexington Lions Club, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship.
    • Betty was a graduate of Catawba College. She was a member of the Charity League and the Lexington Garden Club. She was presented as a N.C. debutante. She was part owner of Daisy’s Dress Shop and later worked in her husband’s dental office.

3369 E. Holly Grove Road, Davidson County
sale pending April 10 to June 18, 2021
sale pending February 15 to March 16, 2022
sale pending April 17, 2022

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,549 square feet (per county), 11 acres (see note)
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1868 (per listing)
  • Listed February 25, 2021
  • Last sale: Before 1990; no identifiable deed found online.
  • Neighborhood: The property has a Lexington mailing address but is well to the east, just beyond I-85.
  • Listing: No heat or air conditioning systems.
    • The tax card shows 13 acres. The listing says some land was taken for the I-85 corridor. Eleven acres is an estimate subject to survey.
    • County records also show the date of the house as 1900.

406 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn January 6, 2022; relisted March 18, 2022
sale pending March 26, 2002

  • $168,000 (originally $148,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,189 square feet, 1.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000, December 2001
  • Listing: The house has its original slate roof.
    • Plaster walls are “in surprisingly acceptable condition”.
    • Unpainted, original woodwork throughout house
    • No central heating or air conditioning
    • Comment on county property card: “REAR OF HOUSE IN BAD SHAPE”

711 Deberry Road, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • $150,000
  • 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet, 6.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed April 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,000, May 1986
  • Listing: “in desperate need of some TLC”
    • The property includes five storage sheds and a barn.

219 Smith Road, Lexington, Davidson County
sale pending March 13 to April 20, 2022
sale pending May 9, 2022

  • $118,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,452 square feet, 2.44 acres
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed March 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2019
  • Listing: “… needs a complete overhaul”

216 W. 7th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $89,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,810 square feet (per county), 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,500, November 1978
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows only 1,260 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story weatherboarded Craftsman bungalow with a side-gable roof and an engaged porch supported by square posts on rockface concrete block piers; 3/1 and 4/1 sash, gabled dormer, wood-shingled gables, exposed rafter ends, stepped eave brackets, rockface concrete block foundation, interior chimney, metal roof.
    • “The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by William and Albertine Fritts in 1925-26. No occupations were listed for the Frittses.” They both were in their 80s at the time.
    • William Fritts (1843-1932) served in the 18th N.C. Infantry in the Civil War. Jane Albertine Grimes Fritts (1846-1935) married William in 1870.

168 Rose Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
sale pending May 3, 2022

  • $89,000 (originally $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,776 square feet (per county), 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $7,500, October 1971
  • Note: Paul William Barrett (1929-1994) and Margaret Elizabeth “Pie” Donehue Barrett (1932-2017) purchased the house from Randolph Mills in 1971. It is being sold by their heirs.
    • The entire description of the house in the listing: “Large rooms with high ceilings. Needs renovating.”
    • The listing shows 1,930 square feet.
    • No central air conditioning

60 Park Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $65,000
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 691 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed May 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $37,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mill Village Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows the last sale date as 1988, but the house actually was sold last month for only $37,000.
    • Houses in the mill village became privately owned in 1953.
    • District NRHP nomination: There are fifteen primary types of mill houses within the Erlanger Mill Village Historic District based on form. Variations exist within each type in elements such as siding material and porch posts. The more basic, earlier house types are categorized as A through G. Type A is among the forms that appear with great frequency.
    • Typical modifications include replacement of window sashes, porch posts and original pressed-metal shingle roofs; installation of porch railings; and aluminum, asbestos, rolled asphalt, Masonite hardboard, or vinyl siding.
    • “Type A: a one-story, three- or four-bay, single-pile, side-gable-roofed house with a central shed-roofed entrance porch supported by square posts (some of which are chamfered), six-over-six sash, a central chimney at the roof ridge, a brick foundation (in some cases brick piers infilled with brick or concrete block), weatherboards or wood shakes, and gable vents. Some dwellings have or originally had two front doors; others have rear shed- or gable-roofed ells. Thirty-two Erlanger Mill houses fall into this category; 60 Park Circle and 86 Seventh Street are relatively intact examples.”

4039-4049 Creekridge Country Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • $55,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,873 square feet (per county), 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $20,000, September 2011
  • Note: The listing seeks a buyer with “a great imagination.”
    • The property includes a “dilapidated” building once used as a store.
    • “All offers are subject to court approval. … Please walk property/home at your own risk with your agent, recommended to not walk alone as this home has sat vacant for quite some time.”

Auctions

223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
sale pending March 26 to April 3, 2021
sale pending April 29 to May 1, 2021
sale pending June 24 to July 6, 2021

  • Alternates between online auctions and periods of direct offers
    • “Suggested offer”: $103,930 to $118,586 (originally $56,698 to $111,944)
    • Previous online auctions: Opening bid $35,000, reserve price $97,930, $53/square foot
  • 3 bedrooms, 2  bathrooms, 1,856 square feet, 3.29 acres
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $79,764 (foreclosure auction), September 2019; last non-foreclosure sale price was $96,100, August 2002
  • Note: Bank-owned property

In Limbo

2953 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending August 1, 2021; no update since then

  • $139,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,306 square feet, 2.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,000, June 1983
  • Listing: “Fixer upper but move in condition … . Includes a large cinder block workshop”