Historic Homes

Updated June 24, 2021

These classic houses exemplify the qualities and character of their eras.

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719 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Walters House
contract pending March 24, 2021
no longer under contract June 24, 2021

  • $227,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,958 square feet, 1.46 acres
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • 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.”

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

2321 Kirkpatrick Place (aka 2331 Kirkpatrick), Greensboro
The Matthew and Elsie Coiner House

  • $1.195 million (originally $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,783 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $316
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $310,000, May 2000
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: A 1 1/2-story cross-gable, brick Tudor Revival house
    • There are a couple notable differences between the listings and county records. The listings all show the address as 2321 Kirkpatrick, but county records have it down as 2331.
    • The county has the square footage as 3,783; the listings say 4,600 ($272/square foot), a difference of just over 20 percent. Differences on that measure are common, but this is unusually large.
    • The property includes a detached garage with 565 square feet on a second floor.
    • “Literally every inch remolded,” including replacement windows, which is so sad in such a great old house.
    • The original owners were Matthew De Coursey Coiner (1893-1939) and Elsie Clewer Coiner (1892-1980). Matthew was a salesman. They sold the house to Matthew’s mother in 1937 and then bought it back from her a year later. Later in 1938, they sold it a final time.

2309 Lafayette Avenue, Greensboro
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  • $1.049 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $349
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $550,000, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: The property includes a detached 1,600 square-foot “guest house/garage/rec room/office” with two bathrooms. Also “Moss walkways, Blue Stone patios & Koi Pond.”
    • From 1924 to 1930, the property was sold five times. In 1930, it was bought by its first long-term owner, surgeon Richard B. Davis. He owned the house until 1945.
    • Hampton Shuping, an executive with J.P. Stevens and his wife, Margaret, owned the house from 1958 to 1982. Stevens may be best remembered today as the bitterly anti-union textile company that served as the villain in the film Norma Rae. Stevens’s resistance to unionization was characterized by The New York Times in 1981 as “one of the ugliest episodes in recent labor history.”

712 Dover Road, Greensboro
The White-Snyder House
contract pending June 18, 2021

  • $735,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,745 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • 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.

113 Kensington Road, Greensboro
The Hassie and John Markham House
contract pending June 11, 2021

  • $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.

417 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Dr. Thomas M. Stanton House
contract pending June 9, 2021

  • $529,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,993 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • 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.”

212 E. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • $529,000
  • Duplex, total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,163 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • 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.”

713 Simpson Street, Greensboro

  • $455,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,442 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • 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.
    • 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.

708 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
The Samuel Lampell House

  • $450,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,130 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • 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.”

311 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
The John and Elizabeth Edmunds House
listing withdrawn May 24, 2021; relisted May 27, 2021
contract pending June 8, 2021

  • $449,900 (originally $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,492 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • 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.

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

  • $447,000 (originally listed at $500,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,556 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • 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

  • $429,000 (originally $450,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2,020 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • 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:

4831 Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro
The McNairy House

  • $425,000 (originally $445,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, 1.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • 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. 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.

524 Church Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Kivette House
contract pending May 28, 2021

  • $349,900 (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.

1010 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Everett Byerly House

  • $325,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,325 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • 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.

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

  • $325,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,601 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $203
  • 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.

704 Spring Garden Street
listing withdrawn December 14, 2020 (previously for sale in a package with two other properties)
relisted December 15, 2020

  • $325,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,745 square feet (single-family home divided into three apartments)
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, July 2001
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, the house was divided into three apartments decades ago.
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5303 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro

  • $303,900 (originally listed at $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,212 square feet, 0.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $179,900 on November 5, 2018
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The property includes a tennis court.
    • Vinyl siding

105 Adams Street, Greensboro

  • $299,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,868 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed March 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $147,500, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood (sort of)
  • Note: Vinyl siding

1119 Rotary Drive, High Point
listing withdrawn December 28, 2020; relisted April 21, 2021
contract pending May 13-19, 2021
contract pending May 24, 2021
no longer under contract June 14, 2021

  • $299,000 (originally $289,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $173,000, May 2014
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
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202 Isabel Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn November 3, 2020; relisted November 13, 2020
listing withdrawn February 12, 2021
relisted March 1, 2021

  • $289,000 (originally $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,843 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 24, 2019
  • Last sale: 1968, price not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: Asbestos siding
    • Previously a rental, the house has been renovated since it was listed for sale in 2019.

611 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro
contract pending January 29, 2021
no longer under contract April 8, 2021

  • $287,900 (originally $298,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,878 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $200,000, May 2010
  • Neighborhood: Cedar Street
  • Note: Rental property

205 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Roland T. Holton House
contract pending June 24, 2021

  • $279,900 (originally $289,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,377 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • 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.”

1000 N.C. Highway 61, Whitsett, Guilford County
contract pending March 4 to April 26, 2021
contract pending June 3, 2021

  • $269,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,173 square feet, 1.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, October 1993
  • Note: Vinyl siding

4620 Groometown Road, Greensboro

  • $265,000 (originally $274,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 3,651 square feet, 3.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • 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.

1008 Haywood Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)
listing withdrawn November 15, 2020
relisted December 4, 2020

  • $218,999 (originally $499,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed November 25, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1998
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Zillow listing says the house is 1,804 square feet; county tax records say 1,604.

700 Hendrix Street, High Point

  • $199,000
  • 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,294 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed April 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $112,000, May 2007
  • Note: Rental property

2315 Hubbard Street, Greensboro
contract pending June 3, 2021

  • $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 Mill built the house and sold it in 1973.

909 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro

  • $119,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,360 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, June 2003
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental property
    • The house was a rental property until 1938, when it was bought by the Rev. Paul Thomas Osborne (1911-1996) and his wife, Mary Myrick Osborne (1912-2002). They were married for 66 years. He was a minister of the Evangelical Friends Church for 42 years. They owned the house until 1954.
    • From 1954 to 1964, the house was owned by the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

416 Whitsett Avenue, Gibsonville, Guilford County
contract pending May 20, 2021

  • $105,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,429 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • 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.

4606 E. State Highway 150, Browns Summit, Guilford County
The Prince E. Taylor Sr. House
Blog post — 4606 N.C. Highway 150 East: An African American Blacksmith’s 1913 Home to be Auctioned

  • Auction scheduled for July 1, 2021, 10 a.m., Guilford County Courthouse
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,224 square feet, 1.15 acres
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed October 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $115,000, September 2005
  • Note: Prince E. Taylor Sr. (1865-1953) bought the property in 1904 from Cesar and Jeannette Cone. He paid $164. Taylor owned the property until his death.
    • His obituary in the Greensboro Daily News: “Veteran Blacksmith Claimed By Death: Prince E. Taylor, 87 year-old Brown Summit Negro blacksmith, died Friday at his home following a short illness. The elderly blacksmith had worked at his trade for more than 50 years. He continued to work until the last day of 1952 and became ill on New Year’s Eve. He is survived by four daughters, two sisters and three grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church…Burial will be in the church cemetery.”
    • It’s unclear who inherited the house, but daughter Annie Taylor Buffaloe (1899-1992) inherited it in 1983. She sold it in 1987.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

5400 Williams Road, Lewisville
listing expired December 5, 2020; relisted December 12, 2020
listing expired April 6, 2021
relisted April 16, 2021

  • $2.1 million (originally $2.21 million)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet, 26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $1,471
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed December 5, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: County tax records don’t show 5400 Williams Road as an address. The county GIS system shows a 40-acre tract at 5394 Williams Road, with the road running through it. A commercial for-sale listing for the entire West Bend Winery indicates this property is the 26 acres of that tract west of the road (although it gives a price of just $1.195 million). That’s where Google Maps shows 5400 Williams Road.
    • Listing: The property includes a horse barn, another house (2,400 square feet) and a potential site for an additional home.
    • “Owners have made a residence of what use to be an events center and restaurant, much more space to add additional bedrooms and baths, should one choose to expand this space. This property is also listed as commercial.”

2750 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • $999,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,968 square feet, 7-plus acres
  • Price/square foot: $337
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed June 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, February 1974 (see note)
  • Listing: “Per NCDOT, it is projected to sit next to the terminus of the W-S Northern Beltway w/proposed construction start date of 2028.” An aerial photo included in the listing appears to show the rod running along the north side of the property.
    • The listing positions the property as “a speculative long-term commercial investment” with a wide range of potential private or commercial uses: “private estate, rental, farm to table bistro, wedding venue, conference venue, gas station.”
    • Commercial use would require rezoning.
    • The property is “reported by the owners to be one of the Reynold’s old hunting lodges,” the listing says.
    • The property for sale includes six lots, one of which is 5 acres.
    • It’s not clear whether the 1974 sale included all six lots or just the 5-acre one.
    • On the GIS map below, the lots appear to be numbers 6803-44-7182 (the 5-acre lot), 6803-43-7883 on Stratford Road and around the corer on Lockwood Drive the adjacent wooded lots 6803-43-3975, 6803-44-3048, 6803-44-3148 and 6803-44-3257 (click on the map to see it larger).

726 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending June 11, 2021

  • $885,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,833 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $231
  • 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.”

742 Stratford Road NW, Winston-Salem

  • $829,800
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,242 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $256
  • 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:

724 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending May 17, 2021

  • $819,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,359 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $244
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $645,000, April 2016
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

1204 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Spencer House
contract pending May 14, 2021

  • $795,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,250 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • 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.

2580 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending June 24, 2021

  • $619,000 (originally $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,943 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • 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.

3160 Tobaccoville Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • $599,900 (originally $629,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,238 square feet, 26.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • 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.
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2020 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
The Goodman-Leinbach House
listing withdrawn December 7, 2018, relisted February 14, 2019
listing withdrawn February 20, 2019; relisted April 29, 2020
contract pending May 14, 2021

  • $599,000 (originally $549,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,170 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • 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.

633 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $525,000 (previously $499,900, originally $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,146 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 18, 2020
  • Last sold: $258,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house was for sale by owner for a year with no takers.
    • Out-of-state owner
    • The picture above is from Google Street View (2014). It’s the only photo of the exterior included in the listing.

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

  • $499,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,614 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • 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.”

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

  • $399,999
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • 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.

2200 Elizabeth Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Charles and Gladys Smithdeal House
contract pending June 11, 2021

  • $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.”

427 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending June 14, 2021

  • $374,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,186 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • 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.”
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725 Miller Street, Winston-Salem

  • $350,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,091 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • 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.”

901 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem
The David and Virginia Wilcox House
listing withdrawn November 7, 2019; relisted March 2, 2020
listing withdrawn May 4, 2020
relisted June 8, 2021

  • $349,900 (originally $325,000, later $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,503 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1928 (per county records)
  • Listed September 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $135,000, November 1999
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: Ardmore’s National Register nomination dates the house to ca. 1925.
    • The first residents appear to have been the Rev. David Henry Wilcox Sr. (1878-1943) and Virginia Floyd Goff Wilcox (1988-1962) in 1925. He was the pastor of First Baptist Church.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman. Two story; side gable; stucco; four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; hip-roof entry porch; classical replacement columns; shed-roof bay; side porch.”

116 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
contract pending April 12 to May 17, 2021
listing withdrawn May 17, 2021; relisted May 21, 2021
contract pending May 25, 2021

  • $269,000 (originally $299,999)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,653 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • 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.”

1921 E. 3rd Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 22-24, 2021
contract pending May 12, 2021
no longer under contract June 7, 2021

  • $143,000 (originally $149,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,501 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $30, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: East Winston

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

3420 Country Lane, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $1.25 million
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,762 square feet, 43.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $709
  • Built in 1848
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: The property was bought as two tracts in separate transactions — $300,000 in December 2013 and $185,000, March 2015.
  • Listing: “hand hewn brick home built in the 1800’s surrounded by rolling meadows. … A former dairy farm with original silos and old barns.”
    • The property includes a half-mile of frontage on Reidsville City Lake.
    • County GIS map (property includes the tract labeled 3420 and the surrounding tract with dashed outline; click to enlarge):

283 S. N.C. Highway 62, Yanceyville, Caswell County

  • $629,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,025 square feet, 2.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $208
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $133,000, May 2003
  • Note: The property includes a guest house.
    • The house is immediately south of Bartlett Yancey High School.

2382 W. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, Alamance County
Shagbark Hickory Farm
contract pending June 2, 2021

  • $500,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,701 square feet (per county), 25.10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $295
  • 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:

1404 Pennrose Drive, Reidsville, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn June 18, 2021

  • $499,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,413 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed May 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $270,000, May 2020
  • Neighborhood: Pennrose Country Club
  • Something you don’t see every day: “The martini bar is amazing!”

48 Hunt Road, Milton, Caswell County
The Hunt House
listing withdrawn December 3, 2020; relisted January 15, 2021
contract pending February 9-19, 2021
contract pending June 19, 2021

  • $429,900 (originally $439,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,970 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed September 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $72,000, October 2017
  • Note: The listing attributes detailing in the house to Thomas Day. The property includes two barns and two other outbuildings.
  • County property records are difficult to decipher, but they appear to show the house with 3,394 square feet.

3941 Cates Loop, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $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: $171
  • 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.

1011 Center Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The Johns Manor House (also known as the Johns-Osborne House)
contract pending October 12 to December 14, 2020
contract pending June 3, 2021

  • $375,000 (originally $390,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,970 square feet, 2.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • 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.”

211 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn December 14, 2019; relisted January 15, 2020
listing withdrawn April 20, 2020; relisted May 15, 2020 (with $75,000 higher price)
contract pending February 2 to March 3, 2021
contract pending March 29, 2021

  • $350,000 (originally $304,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,190 square feet, 1.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 28, 2018
  • Last sale: Not clear in online records
  • Note: Aluminum siding The property includes a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, an in-ground pool with a two-level pool house and a two-car garage with storage space.

417 N. 3rd Street, Mebane, Alamance County
contract pending June 8, 2021

  • $349,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,122 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • 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.”

408 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The Freeman-Badgett House

  • $345,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,421 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed April 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $105,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: County records date the house to 1910, but the National Register district nomination has it at 1924 to 1929.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Constructed between 1924 and 1929 for Mark Freeman, an ice manufacturer and automobile salesman, this is an unusual two-story square frame house clad in German or novelty siding and capped by a hip roof. A one-story side wing has been expanded to wrap around the rear of the structure. The two-bay facade is divided by a centrally located exterior chimney with a projecting bay window to its right.”
    • The house was bought in 1945 by Dr. George Edwin Badgett (1918-1999) and his wife, Phyllis Joyce Badgett (1920-2010). It remained in their family for 73 years. It was sold by their heirs in 2018.

401 Ped Road, Madison, Rockingham County

  • $325,000 (originally $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,818 square feet, 7.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed February 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,500, June 2007
  • Note: The property is located south of Mayodan in the Ellisboro area.
    • The property includes half of a small lake.
    • Listing: “Multiple heating systems with heat pumps and a wood furnace as well.”
    • Apparently not owner-occupied.

414 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Bason House

  • $320,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,141 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $86,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “One of the numerous Foursquare structures contributing to the character of the district, this dwelling was erected in the early twentieth century for the Bason family, who operated a dress shop in Burlington for many years. It features elements of both the Colonial Revival and bungalow styles. Features of the former include the symmetrical configuration with hip roof and the entrance with transom and sidelights, while those of the latter include windows with narrow vertical panes in the upper sash … .”

421 Boone Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The McCollum-Truslow House
contract pending June 14, 2021

  • $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.”

8602 Park Springs Road, Ruffin, Caswell County
contract pending June 24, 2021

  • $295,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,804 square feet, 5.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • 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, a corn crib/ chicken coop, a two-tiered deck and a tractor shed.

617 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The A.J. and Ruth Ellington House
contract pending May 2, 2021

  • $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.”

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

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms, bathrooms, 2,317 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • 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.”

512 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending May 29, 2021

  • $225,000 (originally $235,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,648 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • 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.”

3766 U.S. Highway 220, Madison, Rockingham County
The Stokesdale Depot
Blog post — An 1898 Train Depot Goes Up for Auction in Madison This Saturday (September 26, 2019)
listing withdrawn July 24, 2020; relisted April 30, 2021
listing expired June 1, 2021
relisted June 10, 2021

  • $199,900 (originally $250,000, later as low as $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,612 square feet (per county), 1.93 acres
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1898
  • Listed October 7, 2015 (for sale off and on since then)
  • Last sale: $170,000, May 2003
  • Note: The Depot was relocated in 1977 and converted into a private home.
    • The house has a working elevator.
    • The listing shows the home as 2,458 square feet; an earlier listing said 2,132. County property records show 1,612.

1013 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending June 23, 2021

  • $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.

2544 Ossipee Front Street, Ossipee, Alamance County
contract pending March 22, 2021

  • $150,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,397 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • 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

122 N. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Edward B. Ware House
contract pending June 16, 2021

  • $139,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,088 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • 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
contract pending June 5, 2021

  • $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.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

593 Will Boone Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • $650,000 (originally $1.1 million)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,769 square feet, 82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $367
  • Built in 1863
  • Listed February 4, 2021
  • Last sale: Price not available. The property is part of a tract of more than 150 acres acquired in three transactions between 1956 and 1977. Prices were not included on all of the deeds.
  • Note: The driveway is a quarter-mile long.
    • The property includes a two-story garage, additional two-story outbuilding, a log barn, log woodshed and additional wooden sheds.
    • Vinyl siding

5541 Ammons Road, East Bend, Yadkin County
contract pending May 27, 2021

  • $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.

1392 S. Friendship Road, Stokes County
contract pending April 1, 2021
no longer under contract June 23, 2021

  • $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

6937 N.C. Highway 66 South, King, Stokes County

  • $340,000 (originally $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,523 square feet, 14.97 acres
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed May 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $140,000, July 2006
  • Note: Vinyl siding, replacement windows

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

  • $325,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,060 square feet (per county records), 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • 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.

524 W. Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Surry County
listing withdrawn May 4, 2021
relisted June 17, 2021

  • $325,000 (originally $309,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4,118 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed January 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $225,000, November 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner

124 Clabber Mountain Lane, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $299,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,840 square feet, 1.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, September 2017

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

  • $284,900 (originally $299,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,257 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • 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.”

520 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $279,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,375 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1920 or later (see note below)
  • Listed April 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $4,950, October 1945
  • Neighborhood: Country Club Estates Historic District
  • Listing: “There’s a second living space built in 1986 and features LR, Dining area, kitchen w/stove & refrigerator, bedroom plus full bath and a washer closet and a full basement as well. The two houses are connected with a porch”
    • District NRHP nomination: “Story-and-a-half Period Cottage of weatherboard-sided frame construction with a steep composite-shingled side-gable roof. The roof is broken up by a steep-pitched front gable and a shed dormer. The front entry, under the front gable, has a heavy classical surround and a wood panel door. The front south corner of the house is a glassed-in porch.
    • “To the south side, a one-story, two-bay, side-gabled addition is connected by a small, recessed, glassed-in hyphen so that the wing almost appears to be a separate building. It has a parged foundation and may date to around 1980.
    • “Other features include four-over-four wood sash windows, an exterior brick chimney on the north side with paved shoulders and parging above the roof line, and aluminum awnings at most of the windows of the original house.
    • “G. Barney Cashwell lived in the vicinity in 1949 and at this address in 1957. The identity of earlier occupants remains uncertain.
    • “The county date for the house is 1920 although that date is too early. The form and detailing of the house suggest it was built in the 1930s or as late as ca. 1940.”

309 N. Bridge Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County
listing withdrawn March 10, 2021; relisted March 23, 2021
contract pending April 23, 2021

  • $268,000 (originally $338,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,057 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $163,000, February 2007

331-337 Frank Short Road, Mocksville, Davie County
contract pending June 13, 2021

  • $255,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,494 square feet, 19.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • 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.”

1106 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending June 9, 2021

  • $169,900 (originally $204,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,935 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed February 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, January 2018
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story Craftsman Foursquare of novelty vinyl-sided frame construction with a composite-shingled hip roof. The one-story front porch has square wood posts on brick pedestals and wraps around the southeast side to form a porte cochere supported by steel poles. An exterior brick chimney on the southeast side has an asymmetrical stepped shoulder and there is also an interior brick chimney. Other features include paired triangular brackets, a parged brick foundation, and replacement windows. A granite retaining wall extends along the south side of the driveway. The front lawn has been replaced with gravel.”

180 Center Street, Cooleemee, Davie County
contract pending June 14, 2021

  • $153,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,422 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, January 2019

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

209 McIntyre Lane, Troy, Montgomery County
contract pending March 12-13, 2021
contract pending March 31, 2021
no longer under contract June 7, 2021

  • $375,000 (originally $550,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,391 square feet, 100 acres (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • 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.

605 N. Asheboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $325,000
  • 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,658 square feet, 2.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • 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.

263 Providence Church Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • $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

212 W. Colonial Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending June 8-9, 2021
contract pending June 12, 2021

  • $245,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,776 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,000, April 2007
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Local Historic District

327 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending June 17, 2021

  • $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).

2536 Spero Road, Randleman, Randolph County
contract pending June 15, 2021

  • $205,000 (originally $225,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,090 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • 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
contract pending March 7-30, 2021
contract pending June 8, 2021

  • $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.

337 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending May 22, 2021

  • $170,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,735 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • 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.

529 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
Mount Gilead Waterworks Plant

  • $169,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 1,443 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $23,000, April 2014
  • Note: The building was converted into a residence in 2015.
    • The building was constructed in 1932 by the Works Progress Administration.
    • The property includes a goldfish tank and a catfish tank.
    • The Mount Gilead Waterworks Plant is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Contact Dawn Williams via email or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy.
    • Video tour

1302 Cagle Loop Road, Seagrove, Randolph County

  • $159,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,620 square feet, 1.36 acres
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed May 29, 2021
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Whynot
  • Note: A 1999 survey shows the property with 2.1 acres.
    • The property includes a two-floor, detached workshop.

4927 Love Joy Road, Troy, Montgomery County
contract pending May 20, 2021

  • $140,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • 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!!”

2007 Craven Street, Ramseur, Randolph County
contract pending June 4, 2021

  • $115,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,483 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • 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.”