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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
sale pending June 2022

  • $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

7884 Eversfield Road, Stokesdale, Guilford County

  • $674,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,532 square feet, 26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $440
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: September 1972, price not listed on deed
  • Listing: “Home and outbuildings are sold ‘as is’ and have little value.”
    • The property is being sold by the estate of Phyllis Jones Warren (1938-2021). She worked as a bookkeeper for Newman Machine Company for more than 30 years. Her husband, Paul Wesley Warren (1934-2006), worked for Newman Machine Company for 38 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Barn Dance in Julian. They owned the property for 49 years.

408 Warren Street, Greensboro
sale pending May 27, 2022

  • $279,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,704 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $88,000, June 1993
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills-College Park Historic District (NRHP study list)
  • Note: At the least, it needs interior and exterior cosmetic work and landscaping.

302 Oakwood Avenue, High Point
The Gurnie L. Frazier House

  • $220,000
  • Duplex, total of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,860 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed July 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $105,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “Home has been mostly remodeled …. Just a few finishing touches needed to make it move-in ready! No permits were pulled for renovation.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “frame Queen Anne with wooden shingle accents in gables and as bands on three-sided bay at north side of house; projecting three-sided end bay on main facade capped by attic pediment; wide front porch extends to porte cochere. Approximately 3,000 square feet.
    • “Frazier managed Frazier Piano Company in High Point.”

523 Julian Street, Greensboro
The Archus and Lena Hinkle House
sale pending May 19, 2022
no longer under contract May 23, 2022

  • $200,000 (originally $245,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,197 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • 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.

1720 Roseland Street, Greensboro

  • $199,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,840 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $73,000, March 1989
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights

1600 Marion Street, Greensboro
sale pending April 7-18, 2022
sale pending May 9 to June 16, 2022
sale pending June 25, 2022
no longer under contract June 29, 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”

621 Wesley Drive, High Point

  • $113,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,950 square feet 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $28,000, May 1998
  • Listing: “up and coming neighborhood”

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

112 S. Poplar Street, Winston-Salem

  • $235,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,371 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “A near twin to 110 S. Poplar Street, this two-story, cross gable house has paired and single two-over-two windows, and a hip roof porch with square posts. It has an irregular diamond shaped attic vent and asbestos siding.”

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
sale pending May 27 to June 9, 2022
sale pending June 29, 2022

  • $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.

210 N. Dunleith Avenue, Winston-Salem
sale pending June 3, 2022

  • $130,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,246 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $55,700, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: East Winston Historic District (determined eligible for National Register nomination)

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

2522 Reid School Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $950,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,800 square feet, 63 acres
  • Price/square foot: $528
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: July 1986, price unknown
  • Note: There are two houses on the property. The other is an 1,800 square foot ranch built in 1947.
    • Listing: “Price does not reflect house values or any guarantees of square footage or any components of the two houses.”
    • “City water and sewer available nearby”
    • The property includes at least six outbuildings.

608 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Villa Fortuna, aka The Jennings-Baker House
Jennings-Baker House NRHP
Blog post — Villa Fortuna: An Eclectic 1888 National Register Property in Reidsville, $99,900
listing withdrawn and relisted repeatedly since 2019
contract pending June 26-27, 2020
contract pending November 7 to December 4, 2021
listing withdrawn January 29, 2022
relisted June 27, 2022

  • $200,000 (previously as low as $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,188 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in the late 1880s, per NRHP nomination
  • Listed February 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $25,000, June 2011
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Listing: “the perfect blend of unpretentious elegance and a rustic urban farm.”
    • “This house is for someone with vision, passion and some skills would be handy.”
    • “The 30’x32, steel frame greenhouse has a block base. There is a 8’x12′ barn used for my goats. It is Amish made with a metal roof and 2 lofts. The woodshed is 3′ deep x 13′ long. There is an addition not included in the square footage. It includes a sun room, a pantry, and mud room off the driveway.”
    • Answering the most obvious question: “YES there is a urinal on the wall in the purple bedroom. The last owner put it there it is no longer hooked up.”
    • Previous listing: “The facing came off the back of the second story and squirrels got in and damaged the wiring in the ceiling of the purple bed room. All 22 windows need to be replaced [Editor’s note: or, better yet, repaired].”
    • NRHP nomination (1986): “… a distinctive example of a vernacular use of elements of the Gothic Revival and Italianate styles of architecture popular in the mid nineteenth century.”
    • The first owner and probable builder of the house was William G. Jennings, a brick manufacturer.
    • “Only six brick houses dating from the years prior to 1890 are known to survive in the city, and it is unlikely that any substantial number more were built. Of these six, five can be described as in the Italianate style or exhibiting Italianate influence. … The Jennings-Baker House is a much more vernacular and personal expression of Victorian tastes, as it combines elements of several styles. The triangular patterned brickwork above windows and doors on the facade have a vaguely Gothic flavor, while the segmental arch openings on the side and rear elevations and in the ell … are typical of masonry construction of the period. The facade’s projecting bays and porch suggest the influence of architecture predominantly found at military institutions, while the corbel table on the facade and the parapeted side elevations of the main block are reminiscent of commercial architecture in the late nineteenth century.”
    • “This combination of elements strengthens the possibility that Jennings may have intended his house as a sort of advertisement for what was then a young enterprise, exhibiting the products of his brick yard and demonstrating the masonry skills of his workers.”
    • If you’re a traveler from the East, the lodge meets next door.

3405 Maple Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $200,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,552 square feet, 1.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: October 1932, deed not found online
  • Listing: The property includes a building that was once a grocery store.
    • No central air conditioning

210 Union Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
sale pending May 16-20, 2022
sale pending May 21-25, 2022
sale pending June 7, 2022
no longer under contract June 24, 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.

421 Glenn Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $160,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1845
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,000, August 1998
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville

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.”

535 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Stephens-Scott House

  • $75,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,566 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built ca. 1853 (county records say 1903)
  • Listed June 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $78,500
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • Listing: “(Tree damage to a section of the roof)”
  • District NRHP nomination: “The exterior of the Stephens-Scott House was altered in the 1870s or 1880s with the addition of twin gabled attic dormers with decorative sawn work bracing, but the interior retains simple Greek Revival style mantels, two-panel doors, and door and window surrounds with corner blocks.”
    • “Although its exact building date is unknown, this house is one of the oldest dwellings in central Leaksville. A letter written by Mrs. Absalom Stephens in 1853, refers to a house under construction here for her and her sons; Absalom Stephens, a tailor who died in the early 1850s, owned this property as early as 1844.
    • “Architectural details of the short two-story frame house include simple Greek Revival mantels, two-panel doors, and door and window surrounds with corner blocks, all indicative of an 1850s construction date.
    • “Originally, the house consisted of the front two-story block with a one-story wing across much of the rear elevation; the two gabled attic dormers with decorative sawnwork bracing probably were added in the 1870s or 1880s.
    • “One of the Stephens sons, James R. Stephens, lived in the house until his death in 1892. The younger Stephens was a Civil War veteran, cabinet shop owner, constable, and postmaster. His estate sold the property to Mrs. Laura A. Scott who remained here until her death in 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson purchased the house in 1934 and built the one story side and rear additions.”

1506 Courtland Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending June 29, 2022

  • $70,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,295 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1952
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $69,000, August 2000
  • Listing: “Unique exterior.”

311 S. Washington Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The J.F. McDonald House

  • $68,000 (originally $78,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,536 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $10,000, June 1985
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Photo from Google Street View, 2013.
    • County property records describe the house as a duplex, although it doesn’t appear to be.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Probably constructed by the same builder and at the same time, this house is virtually identical in appearance to the adjacent house to the north (307 S. Washington Ave.).
    • The only apparent difference between these one and one-half story gambrel-roofed bungalows is the window and door treatment on the facade of 311. Here tripartite four over one windows flank a sidelighted entrance.
    • “This was apparently the home in 1929 of J.F. McDonald of the Meador & McDonald Service Station.”

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.

4579 N.C. Highway 89 W, Westfield, Stokes County
listing withdrawn August 23, 2021; relisted June 11, 2022
sale pending June 21, 2022

  • $134,000 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,686 square feet, 5.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $51,200, December 2019
  • Listing: “Home in the process of total remodel. Ready for you to finish.”
    • “Bring an open and creative mind”
    • Some of the work has been good (the siding was milled from trees on the property); some, not so good (replacement windows).
    • The property includes a horse stable and a creek along the rear property line.
    • “Home previously pulled from market, electrical was removed and reinstalled, electrical Permit is current but as home is finished permits will need to be updated, current plumbing and building/structure still needs county approval. Buyer to consult with county during due diligence.”
    • The property has a Westfield mailing address but is well to the east, roughly between Westfield and Lawsonville.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

500 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $195,000 (originally $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed May 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, November 2021
  • Note: The listing gives no information about why a buyer should pay $74,000 more for the house than when it was sold seven months earlier.
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315 Brewer Street, Star, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 1, 2020
relisted June 26, 2202

  • $185,000 (originally $155,000, later $210,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,592 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed December 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $125,000, August 2016

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
no longer under contract May 19, 2022

  • $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

  • $140,000 (originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet, 6.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • 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.

758 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery Street

  • $139,500
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,082 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,000, April 1993

1595 Upper Lake Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $135,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,119 square feet, 1.03 acres
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $145,000, November 2018
  • Listing: The owner has been restoring the house but has to relocate.
    • The property has a Thomasville mailing address but is west of the town, about halfway between I-85 and I-85 Business.

209 W. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County
listing withdrawn May 24, 2021
relisted June 11, 2022

  • $90,000 (originally $78,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2007

216 W. 7th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
sale pending June 28, 2022

  • $79,900 (originally $89,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,810 square feet (per county), 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • 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.

311 Spring Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $75,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,890 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $34,500, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District (local)
  • Listing: Short sale, subject to bank approval

60 Park Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $62,500 (originally $65,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 691 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • 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”