Historic Homes

Updated January 25, 2022

The most historic, notable and interesting classic houses now for sale in the Triad

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties
Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

434 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Fred and Elsie DeTamble House
contract pending December 20, 2021

  • $324,900 (originally $379,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,901 square feet (per county), 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1925 (per county, but probably a bit earlier)
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $435,000, April 2005 (the property then consisted of what are now two properties, 434 S. Hawthorne and the five apartments at 438 S. Hawthorne)
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 2,183 square feet.
    • The property was formerly part of 438 S. Hawthorne Road (per 2005 deed). The original address was 430 Ardmore Road (city directory 1921 and later)
    • Out-of-state owner
    • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival. Two story; side gable; weatherboard; six-over-one, double-hung sash; gable-roof entry porch; square posts; open truss in porch gable; panel and louver shutters with cross motif [no longer present]; half lunette windows flank chimney in gable end; shed-roof side porch. Appears on 1921 Sanborn map.”
    • The first owners were Frederick James DeTamble (1886-1961) and his wife, Elsie Elliott DeTamble (1888-1961). Fred owned Twin City Motors, the local dealer of Ford and Lincoln cars and Fordson tractors (the Model T of tractors).

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

201 Country Club Drive, Greensboro
The Roy and Rosamund Morgan House
Blog post — The Roy and Rosamund Morgan House in Greensboro: 1940’s Home of a Distinguished Lawyer-FBI Agent-Diplomat, $863,000

  • $863,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,058 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $282
  • Built in 1939 (per county, see note)
  • Listed October 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $427,500, April 1999
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1942, suggesting a date of 1941 or 1942 for the house.
    • The property was bought in 1940 by Roy Leonard Morgan (1908-1985) and Rosamund Woodruff Morgan (1901-1995); they owned it until 1965. Roy was a special agent with the FBI and a lawyer practicing with Brooks, McLendon and Holderness. He had a remarkable career.
    • “While he was a special agent for the FBI, he represented the U.S. government during the 1942 detention of 1200 Japanese, German and Italian diplomats from North and South America at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia and The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
    • “In 1946 he went to Tokyo for the War Department to serve as Associate Counsel and Chief of the Investigative Division of the International Prosecution Section (IPS) of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.” (University of Virginia: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Digital Collection)
    • Roy came back to Greensboro, continued practicing law and served on the City Council. In 1950 he went back to Japan to work for Ford Motor Company. Four years later, he went to Germany as a military intelligence analyst for a year.
    • “For the next fifteen years Morgan served in various capacities for the U.S. and Japanese governments. In 1955-1956 he was one of the American advisors to the Prime Minister of Japan, and Chief Justice of the U.S. Civil Administration, Appellate Court for the Far East until 1960.
    • “From 1960 to 1967 he was Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, and consultant of the U.S. government, advisor on international trade with Japan, and in 1962 and 1968, he served as Head of the U.S. Trade Missions to Japan.”
    • He retired to Florida and eventually moved to Mount Airy, where he died in 1985. He and Rosemund are buried in Low Gap.

210 Country Club Drive, Greensboro
contract pending January 19, 2022

  • $789,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,325 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $237
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed January 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $580,000, April 2012
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage with a storage room.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1928. It was a rental until 1937, owned by Southern Real Estate Company and then by attorney Julius C. Smith.
    • The first owner-occupants were Sidney E. Pruden (1898-1944) and his wife, Helen (later Helen Ferree Pruden Hall, 1900-1993). They bought the house in 1937. Sidney died of a heart attack in 1944; Helen sold the house in 1946 and later moved to Reidsville. Sidney was the proprietor of the Greensboro Small Loan Company and was serving as the clerk of the Greensboro War Price and Rationing Board when he died.
  • $400,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,132 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed December 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $122,500, May 1989
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District/Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property was owned by the Summit Avenue Building Company from 1911 to 1946. The address appears in the city directory for the first time in 1921. The residents were William T. Hatfield and his wife, Evelyn S. Hatfield. He was a landscape architect employed by Proximity Manufacturing Company. They were listed at 814 Cypress until 1924.

1315 Greenway Drive, High Point
The James and Mary Kearns House
contract pending January 14, 2022

  • $381,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,416 square feet, 0.82 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed January 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $320,000, January 2021
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is five bays wide and double-pile with vinyl siding, six-over-six, wood-sash windows, and an exterior brick chimney in the left (south) gable end.
    • “The door has a large, classical surround with fluted pilasters, a tall entablature, and a broken swan’s neck pediment.
    • “A one-story, hip-roofed wing on the left elevation and a side-gabled wing on the right (north) elevation both have vinyl siding and eight-over-eight windows. Railings have been removed from the rooflines of both wings.
    • The earliest known occupants were James W. and Mary T. Kearns in 1930. James was secretary-treasurer of Royal Hosiery Mill.

1013 Country Club Drive, High Point
contract pending December 17, 2021

  • $325,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,146 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $230,000, January 2016
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: Detached two-car garage
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, gambrel-roofed, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with full-width, shed-roofed dormers on the facade and rear elevation.
    • “The house has vinyl siding and replacement windows.
    • “The six-panel door has a multi-light fanlight and paneled pilasters and is sheltered by a small, front-gabled roof on sawn brackets.
    • “A one-story, hip-roofed wing on the right (north) elevation has vinyl siding and replacement windows.
    • “The earliest known occupant is William W. Walker (The Rome Company) in 1928.”

5303 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
listing withdrawn August 10, 2021
relisted January 22, 2022

  • $319,900 (originally listed at $310,000, later $303,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,212 square feet, 0.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • 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

512 N. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro

  • $315,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,496 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $160,000, July 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The address first appears in the city directory in 1924, when it was owned by Orlander Blaine Souther (1892-1951), a municipal bonds broker. He lived at 412 N. Mendenhall and used this house as a rental property. He lost it in a foreclosure sale in 1935.
    • The buyer was his brother, Roy Hobart Souther (1897-1984). Hobart was a chemist and colorist at Proximity Print Works. He owned the house until 1981. He, too, used it as a rental property. Roy lived in the White Oak Mill neighborhood at 17 12th Street with their widowed mother, Fannie Ludemia Norman Souther (1861-1943).

213 Woodrow Avenue, High Point
The Sidney H. Tomlinson House
contract pending January 14, 2022

  • $245,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,092 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed December 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $119,500, July 2000
  • Neighborhood: Sherrod Park Historic District
  • Note: Drone video
    • The house itself is not listed on the National Register, although it bears a plaque stating that it is. It’s on the NRHP as part of the neighborhood, not as an individual building.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The oldest house in Sherrod Park actually dates to 1907, and is a large frame Late Queen Anne style house. It was built at 700 N. Main Street for Sidney H. Tomlinson, owner of the Tomlinson Chair Factory in High Point.
    • “In 1924 Tomlinson moved to his new large Tudor Revival house on Hillcrest Drive in Emerywood. His old house was moved off N. Main Street, which was changing from the main residential avenue to a commercial boulevard, to its current location at 213 Woodrow Avenue in Sherrod Park in the 1930s.
    • “The weatherboard is now concealed by vinyl siding, but the Sidney H. Tomlinson House still contributes a unique Victorian accent to the 1920s and 1930s streetscape. The two-story frame house has a high hipped roof with dormer windows and a two-storied, cross-gabled side bay.”

710 Delmont Street, High Point
The Norman and Mary Thomas House

  • $227,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,701 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed January 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $140,000, December 2016
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, hip-roofed Foursquare is two bays wide and double-pile with a later one-story, hip-roofed wing on the right (south) elevation.
    • “The house has vinyl siding, original three-over-one, Craftsman-style, wood-sash windows on the second story, and replacement windows on the first story. The replacement door is located on the left (north) end of the facade and is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch on replacement turned posts with decorative brackets.
    • “The brick foundation and a massive brick chimney centered on the facade have extruded mortar joints.
    • The first occupants were James Norman Thomas and his wife, Mary Cheek Thomas in 1928. Thomas was general manager of P.A. Thomas Car Works. They owned the house from 1928 to 1951.
    • Delmont Street was originally Tate Street and then Scott Street.

306 Beech Street, Greensboro
contract pending December 3, 2021

  • $225,000 (originally $245,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,063 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed October 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $63,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Cumberland

1008 Haywood Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 4, 2018; relisted December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)
listing withdrawn July 24, 2021; relisted October 19, 2021
listing withdrawn January 17, 2022

  • $219,999 (originally $499,000, last listed price was $309,998)
  • 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.
    • Even reduced by almost 60 percent from the original price, it’s still priced far higher that what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood.

2624 West Court Street, Greensboro
contract pending January 7, 2022

  • $214,999
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,220 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed December 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $78,000, April 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lathamtown
  • How it looked when it was sold in April 2021:

503 Burke Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
contract pending December 30, 2021
no longer under contract January 11, 2022

  • $200,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,478 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed October 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $96,000, November 2002
  • Note: Replacement windows

610 Douglas Street, Greensboro

  • $130,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,518 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed January 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, April 2007
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Need some TLC … Home sold **AS-IS**. No repairs will be made.”
    • Some work has been done, not always for the best (vinyl siding, deck boards instead of tongue-and-groove on front porch floor).

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

2307 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem
The Paul and Ruby Johnson House

  • $1.15 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,895 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $295
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed September 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $402,500, June 2000
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The house first appears in the city directory in 1935, with Dr. Paul W. Johnson (1898-1983) and Ruby F. Johnson (dates unknown) as residents. Paul was a gynecologist-obstetrician and endocrinologist who had a private practice and taught at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He was a graduate of Wake Forest College, the University of Louisville and New York University. He served as president of the Forsyth County Chapter of the Wake Forest College Alumni Association in 1936. He also grew roses and bred horses with some success. By 1939, they had left Buena Vista Road.

3021 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending December 29, 2021
no longer under contract January 20, 2022

  • $899,000 (originally $970,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,486 square feet, 1.66 acres (estimated, see note)
  • Price/square foot: $258
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed August 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $770,000 November 2005
  • Neighborhood: Westview
  • Note: Located next to the entrance to the Forsyth Country Club
    • Oddly, the size of the lot is not shown in any public record available online, including current property tax records and an unbroken chain of deeds going back to 1922.

327 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Alanson Welfare House, Lot 43
listing withdrawn October 22, 2021; relisted November 16, 2021
contract pending November 16, 2021
no longer under contract January 11, 2022

  • $550,000 (originally $545,000)
  • House is divided into three apartments, 2,160 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1840 (per county or ca. 1860 per NRHP)
  • Listed October 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $191,000, July 1998
  • Note: The apartments all have 1 bathroom. One is a 1-bedroom, one is a 2-bedroom, two-level unit, and one is a 1-bedroom studio. The house was divided around 1950.
    • Lot 43 also was the site of the 1839 Theophilus Vierling Shop, which no longer exists. This site remains undeveloped at the north end of Lot 43 where Vierling built a shoe shop in 1839.
    • District NRHP nomination: “In 1855, Lot 43 was divided and the upper half was sold to Alanson Welfare. Welfare (b.1824) was a gunsmith, watchmaker and locksmith. In 1860, the lane on the north property line was reduced in size by fifteen feet, with 7 ½ feet added to Lot 83 and Lot 43. It is probable that Welfare built his brick house at this time. The ell was added sometime later. …
    • “The Welfare House sits back from the sidewalk several feet and has a picket fence at the sidewalk. It is a two-story, common bond (4:1) brick house with a low-pitch side gable roof (standing seam metal) on a full story brick foundation. There are exterior end brick chimneys with corbelled caps.
    • “The one-room deep center hall plan house is built into the slope of the lot and has a one-story brick ell at the rear. The symmetrical three bay façade has a centered entry bay portico supported by four tall brick piers with a cellar door below at street grade.
    • “The portico is accessed on its north end by two granite steps to a landing and then a turn to a flight of wooden steps. The portico has square paneled posts with turned balustrade and shelters a six panel door with three-light transom.
    • “The low hip porch roof (standing seam metal) supports a projecting frame gabled bay with paired one-over-one sash windows with lunette in gable.
    • “First and second floor window sash has been altered to two-over-two while the cellar retains earlier six-over-six window sash. Windows are hung with single panel shutters. There are no windows on the south elevation and one is on the north first floor.
    • “The common bond (5:1) brick ell is an L-shape with gable roof and open eaves and a central brick chimney. The windows are two-over-two sash.
    • “A late nineteenth-century photograph of the house and shop (as sewing machine and music store) recorded the front porch of the house with turned posts and sawn bracket and balustrade.
    • “Sanborn Maps from the late nineteenth century indicate several outbuildings on the lot: wood house, shed, servants’ room, and the Vierling shop. The Vierling shop had several uses: shoe shop, post office, photo, pressing. The building labeled ‘servants’ adjoined the wood house and sat to the east of and behind the ell and suggests the presence of African American residents.”

137 N. Spring Street, Winston-Salem
The Walter and Ethel Conrad House
contract pending January 25, 2022

  • $499,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,807 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $178
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed January 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $380,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Conrad House was listed as under construction in the 1906 city directory. The house is a side-gable, two-story, frame, Colonial Revival with an attached, one-story porch. The porch has clustered Tuscan columns on paneled, wooden piers. There is a central pediment in the porch roof.
    • “The house has three pedimented dormers, the middle of which has a Palladian window. Windows are one-over-one.
    • “The house has German siding, with vinyl siding on the soffits and frieze. The front door is original and has a large oval light.
    • “The roof is pressed metal shingles with curved finials on the gable ends.
    • “Conrad was the secretary and treasurer of Vaughan Company.”
    • Vaughan & Company was a wholesale grocer.
    • William Walter Conrad (1878-1973) was the grandson of Carlos William Transou (1833-1863) and Amanda Louise Ketner Transou (1934-1931). Carlos was a Confederate solider killed during the war. Amanda, widowed for 68 years, never remarried.
    • By the time Carlos was killed at age 30, he and Amanda had six children. Middle daughter Laura Rebecca (1857-1939) married Edwin Alexander Conrad in 1877. William Walter was the first of their nine children.

633 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 18, 2021
relisted November 13, 2021

  • $499,000 (originally $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,146 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $233
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 18, 2020
  • Last sold: $258,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Out-of-state owner

1000 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Abraham and Stella Cohn House

  • $495,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,902 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed January 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $295,000, July 2012
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house includes an efficiency apartment in the basement, which is rented.
    • The property includes a one-car detached garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This house holds a proud location at the junction of West End Blvd., Piedmont Ave., and W. First St.
    • “The handsome two-story stuccoed house carries features typical of its period. Among these are a low hip roof with widely overhanging bracketed eaves, hipped dormers, eight-over-one sash windows with louvered wood shutters, and a front porch with tapered stuccoed posts and a stuccoed balustrade.
    • “Abe Cohn listed the property for taxes in 1920, and in 1922 Abraham and Stella Cohn, who owned A. Cohn & Co., jewelers, were listed at this location in the city directory. They owned the house until 1947.”

801 Hopewell Church Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending December 31, 2021

  • $375,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,563 square feet, 2.24 acres
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, March 1995
  • Note: An 1850 house with 1950’s-ish wings
    • The property includes a guest house with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms.
    • The two-car garage/workshop has a half-bath.

8066 Broad Street, Rural Hall, Forsyth County
contract pending November 26, 2021
no longer under contract December 10 2021

  • $324,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,460 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1998
  • Listed October 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $15,000, August 1976
  • Note: Replacement windows

434 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Fred and Elsie DeTamble House
contract pending December 20, 2021

  • $324,900 (originally $379,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,901 square feet (per county), 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1925 (per county, but probably a bit earlier)
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $435,000, April 2005 (the property then consisted of what are now two properties, 434 S. Hawthorne and the five apartments at 438 S. Hawthorne)
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 2,183 square feet.
    • The property was formerly part of 438 S. Hawthorne Road (per 2005 deed). The original address was 430 Ardmore Road (city directory 1921 and later)
    • Out-of-state owner
    • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival. Two story; side gable; weatherboard; six-over-one, double-hung sash; gable-roof entry porch; square posts; open truss in porch gable; panel and louver shutters with cross motif [no longer present]; half lunette windows flank chimney in gable end; shed-roof side porch. Appears on 1921 Sanborn map.”
    • The first owners were Frederick James DeTamble (1886-1961) and his wife, Elsie Elliott DeTamble (1888-1961). Fred owned Twin City Motors, the local dealer of Ford and Lincoln cars and Fordson tractors (the Model T of tractors).

2853 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending December 14, 2021
no longer under contract January 3, 2022

  • $220,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet, 2.25 acres
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: South Fork/Muddy Creek

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

401 Ped Road, Madison, Rockingham County
contract pending October 1, 2021

  • $2.1 million (originally $399,900, later $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,818 square feet, 240 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed February 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,500, June 2007
  • Note: The property was listed originally with 7.6 acres at $399,900.
    • The property is located south of Mayodan in the Ellisboro area.
    • Original listing: “Multiple heating systems with heat pumps and a wood furnace as well.”
    • Apparently not owner-occupied.

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

  • $595,000 (originally $629,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,025 square feet, 2.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $133,000, May 2003
  • Note: The property includes a guest house, 688 square feet.
    • The house is immediately south of Bartlett Yancey High School.

211 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The R.G. Wray House
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, to July 9, 2021
contract pending August 9 to October 5, 2021
listing withdrawn October 5, 2021; relisted October 18, 2021
contract pending November 8 to December 13, 2021
contract pending December 17, 2021

  • $365,000 (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
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • Note: In three and a half years-plus, they haven’t been able to sell the house, but they keep raising the price.
    • 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.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Th 1929 City Directory lists this two-story frame Colonial Revival house as the residence of R.G. Wray, who, with his father, W.B. Wray, had organized the Reidsville Flour Mill and Lumberyard in 1923…
    • “Now clad in aluminum siding, the house features a single-pile plan topped by a high hipped roof with two pedmented gable dormers, an exterior end brick chimney on the northwest elevation, and a one-story sun room, also on the northwest elevation.
    • “The three-bay facade has Palladian windows (narrow four over four windows flanking a six over six) on either side of the main entrance, which consists of a paneled door with transom and sidelights in classical surround with broken pediment. Other windows are also six over six sash.
    • “A one-story wing extends across the rear, and a frame garage stands behind the house.”

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

  • $335,000 (originally $345,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,421 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • 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.

1664 Estes Road, Ruffin, Rockingham County
contract pending December 21, 2021

  • $315,000 (originally $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,819 square feet, 13.24 acres
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 20, 2021
  • Last sale: July 2010, price not recorded on deed
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819 Washington Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The J.W. Hopper House
listing expired September 5, 2019
relisted November 3, 2021

  • $245,000 (originally $215,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,941 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed January 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $35,000, February 1973
  • Central Neighborhood: Leaksville Historic District
  • Listing: “Paint allowance for exterior with acceptable offer. Sold As-Is.”
    • Previous listing: “Hardwoods under all carpet.”
    • The air conditioning appears to consist of mini-split systems throughout the house.
    • Out-of-state owner
    • District NRHP nomination: “The best example of the Tudor Revival style is the J.W. Hopper House located at 819 Washington Street (#98). Around 1920, James W. Hopper (1888-1965) Leaksville’s foremost architect, designed this academic rendition of the style for his family.
    • “The large two-and-one-half story house features the characteristic elements of applied half-timbering on rough stucco on the second story, brick first story, prominent gabled wings, and bands of multi-pane casement windows.”
    • “Careful exterior detailing includes soldier courses of brick above the first-story windows and just below the second-story windows and carved raking boards with brackets in all of the gables.
    • “This attention to detail continues on the interior where all of the trim, including deep crown molding, and all of the doors, which are the vertical two-panel type, are stained.
    • “Except for the tile floor in the solarium at the southeast corner of the house (which has been converted to a library with walnut paneling and shelves lining the walls), all of the floors are white oak.
    • “In the living room, tall walnut wainscoting rises to rough plaster walls and exposed beams highlight the ceiling.”
  • $199,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,141 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed December 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $49,500, May 1980
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville, Boone Road Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The several units of this frame house reflect a complex history. The house originally consisted of the low two-story unit constructed in the late nineteenth century; its builder remains unknown.
    • “Prominent Leaksville businessman Doctor Franklin King owned the property as early as 1896 and may have built the original unit during the 1910s as a rental house.
    • “Upon his death in 1922, the house passed to his son, D. Frank King, and his wife, Anadel, who enlarged it with a series of additions. In 1936, a large one-story ell with a gable-end chimney was constructed and connected to the original house with the enclosure of a rear porch.
    • “In 1957, the original front porch facing the street was replaced with a small late nineteenth-century story-and-a-jump house moved from Bridge St. and attached to the front gable end. (The house moved from Bridge St. had been owned by D. Frank King’s uncle, John Seward King …).
    • “The shed-roofed board- and-batten building (#11a, contributing) south of the house was the original home of the internationally renowned King Chandelier Company, founded by D. Frank King in the early 1930s.”
    • The home was bought in 1980 by Harold David Francis (1921-2004) and his wife, Bonita Troxell Francis (1935-2019). Harold was a native of Draper and srved in the Marines in World War II. He was the owner of Francis Photography and a charter member of the Eden Historic Preservation Commission, the Eden Preservation Society and Rockingham County Historical Society. Bonita, originally from Winston-Salem, was a graduate of Catawba College. She was a longtime teacher in the Rockingham County Schools. The house is being sold by their daughters.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

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625 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Galloway-Lovill House
listing expired November 30, 2018
relisted August 20, 2021

  • $565,000 (originally listed at $465,000, later as low as $440,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,238 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed May 3, 2018
  • Last sale: $66,500, August 1989
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Listing: “Pre-Qualified Buyers Only!”
    • Property includes an outbuilding with electricty, water and heat.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Substantial two-and-one-half story frame Colonial Revival style house with high hipped roof, hipped dormers, wrap-around porch and wide molded frieze carried by tapered box posts, molded corner boards, one-over-one windows, and a well-defined Colonial Revival interior.
    • “The unaltered house is sheathed with German siding and the dormers are ornamented with sawn shingles. The elaborate entrance surround features Doric pilasters set on paneled wooden plinths, projecting corner blocks and a heavily molded lintel.
    • “The house was built by Harry Galloway during the first decade of the 20th century, but owned by the James Lovill family for more than half a century.”

1913 Hamptonville Road, Hamptonville, Yadkin County
contract pending November 24, 2021

  • $550,000 (originally $595,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,741 square feet, 7.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed August 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $102,000 March 1996
  • Note: Out-of-state owners

593 Will Boone Road, Mocksville, Davie County
listing withdrawn November 29, 2021; relisted December 3, 2021
contract pending December 10, 2021

  • $400,000 (originally $1.1 million)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,769 square feet, 82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $226
  • 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

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

2026 Ray Loop Road, Westfield, Stokes County
listing withdrawn September 26, 2021; relisted October 8, 2021
contract pending January 13, 2022

  • $310,000 (originally $324,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,513 square feet, 32.62 acres
  • Price/square foot: $205
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, May 2019
  • Listing: The property includes a creek, barn, shed and “primitive cabin which was once the original homestead.”
    • “A renovators dream.”

520 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
listing withdrawn October 23, 2021; relisted November 15, 2021
contract pending January 17, 2022

  • $244,900 (originally $279,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,375 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1920 or later (see note below)
  • Listed April 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $4,950, October 1945
  • Neighborhood: Country Club Estates Historic District
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • 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.”

144 Church Street, Cooleemee, Davie County
contract pending December 18, 2021

  • $199,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,980 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed December 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,000, January 2011
  • Neighborhood: Cooleemee Mill Town Historic District
  • Note: The mill company sold the neighborhood houses to individual buyers in 1953.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Altered front porch enclosed with vinyl windows and apron wall; modern front door with center window; concrete slab porch floor. Vinyl siding, shutters, vinyl windows, metal roofing, paired windows on gable ends, one-story rear porch addition with shed roof, wood deck with pergola added.
    • “Asphalt driveway, concrete steps and walkway; large old growth deciduous shade trees …”
    • This house was rented to the manager of the Bank of Cooleemee. The bank opened in 1905 in a brick building on The Square at what is now 336 Main Street. It closed during the Depression.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

222 Chestnut Street, Troy, Montgomery County
contract pending December 27, 2021

  • $179,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,242 square feet, 1.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed December 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000, October 2019
  • Note: The 2019 listing said, “Double lot featuring old ‘home place’ in the back.” No information on the old “home place” was included in the listing. County property records described it as an “old hse used for storage”; no construction date, square footage or other information was provided. The tax value of the building was listed as zero.