Historic Homes

Updated March 7, 2021

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

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

804 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
The Van Wyck Williams House
listing withdrawn July 9, 2011; relisted March 13, 2014
listing withdrawn February 28, 2016; relisted May 20, 2016
listing withdrawn May 31, 2016; relisted August 7, 2017
listing withdrawn May 30, 2019; relisted February 4, 2021
contract pending February 19, 2021

  • $1.24 million (originally listed at $1.795 million)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,470 square feet (per county), 0.49 acre (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $357
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2011
  • Last sale: $650,000, August 1992
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Williams House is a wonderfully detailed one-and-a-half-story Tudor Revival cottage. It combines Flemish bond brickwork on the first story with stucco and half timbering on the upper story and a steep gabled roof with multi-colored slate shingles of graduated overlap from ridge to eaves. Other notable features include dormers with half-timbered gables, a front porch with timber posts, and a side chimney with highly decorative brickwork.”
    • Overlooks the Greensboro Country Club golf course
    • Listing: “Matching guest quarters with attached garage includes sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths” (750 square feet not included above).
    • The house apparently was vacant until 1928. The address doesn’t appear in the Greensboro city directory until 1929.
    • Van Wyck Williams (1886-1962) bought the house from the Irving Park Company in May 1928. He was a traveling salesman. Williams sold the house in August 1934 and then bought it back again five months later, in January 1935. The prices weren’t recorded on the deeds.
    • Williams didn’t sell the house again. On his death, he left it to his wife, Sarah Alberta Watkins Williams (1897-1972). She sold the house in 1964 to Charles and Betty Cheek. He was president of Piedmont Financial. The Cheeks sold it to the current owners in 1992.

2309 Lafayette Avenue, Greensboro
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — Two Million-Dollar Mansions Sell Suddenly in Irving Park, But You Still Have a Few to Choose From

  • $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.”

3650 Southeast School Road, Eastern Guilford County
listing withdrawn January 8, 2020

  • $814,500 (originally $835,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms,  3,234 square feet (per county records), 8.48 acres
  • Price/square foot: $252
  • Built in 1869
  • Listed March 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, February 2003
  • Note: The house includes the original log cabin and a modern addition.
    • The property includes a guest house, 1-acre pond, grass tennis court with irrigation and a barn with a two-car garage/workshop and office.

709 Blair Street, Greensboro
The Tom and Sara Sears House
contract pending February 5, 2021

  • $800,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,974 square feet (per county), 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1979
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: The house has been owned by the sellers since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house is a meticulous copy of the John Vogler House in Old Salem, built in 1819.
    • The house was built by Tom and Sara Sears, two of the Triad’s most accomplished preservationists and antique collectors (Antiques magazine says they’ve assembled “one of North Carolina’s finest collections of southern antiques.”). Both have served on the boards of Old Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. Tom also has served as Old Salem’s director of grounds and buildings, a member of the Greensboro Historic Preservation Commission and on the executive council of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
    • Seasons magazine: “With master builder D.C. Patton from Burlington and woodworker Roger Harvell from Greensboro (who once worked for famed designer Otto Zenke) — not to mention a lot of their own sweat equity — the Searses raised a near perfect replica of the Vogler House … . It included five fireplaces and eventually a copy of Old Salem’s bake house for a tool shed, plus a replica of the Moravian firehouse on the square for a garage.”
    • Old Salem NRHP nomination: “A prominent architectural statement was made when silversmith John Vogler built his 1819 two-story Federal style brick house on Main Street at the southwest corner of Salem Square, which departed from traditional Germanic/Moravian architecture. An early advocate of industrialization, Vogler’s hand was in the mix of the Salem grist mill in 1819, the Salem Cotton Mill in 1836, and the industrial activities that followed. However, even with its refinement and stylishness, the house contained Vogler’s shop, and he did not separate his work and living space until 1846. The house was given to Old Salem in 1952 by Vogler descendants and is an exhibit building.”

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

  • $699,700
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,902 square feet 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $241
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $455,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: It looks like a slate roof. The listing shows the roof material as “other,” so I’m guessing it is.
    • The house was built by Kirkwood Inc. in 1928 and was a rental property until the company lost it to foreclosure in 1931. It was bought by the Ballard Brothers Fish Company of Cape Charles, Virginia (which appears still to be in business, dba Cherrystone Aqua-Farms). Although the company doesn’t appear to have had any other presence in Greensboro, it continued to use the house as a rental property.
    • The first owner-occupants were salesman Albert W. Proctor of the Greensboro Overall Company and his wife, Ann, who bought it in 1936.
    • In 1939 Dr. Willard Cardwell, a physician, bought the house and owned it for 53 years, selling it in 1992. His wife, Amelia, was a singer (soprano) and general manager of the Greensboro Opera Association in the 1950s.

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

  • $695,000 (originally $729,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,486 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $230,000, July 1996
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground saltwater pool, an amenity rarely found in historic districts; freshwater spa; and koi pond.
    • E.S. Wills was the president of Wills Book & Stationery, secretary-treasurer of Matheson-Wills Real Estate Company and vice president of the Greensboro Real Estate Board. The store was at 107 S. Greene Street. It survived well into the ’90s, then located at Four Seasons Mall. The company also had a store in Raleigh for many years at the North Hills Shopping Center.

3932 Starmount Drive, Greensboro
The Herman and Edyth Davidson House
contract pending November 21 to December 14, 2020
contract pending January 14, 2021

  • $639,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,560 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed November 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $565,000 May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
  • Note: An unusual collaboration — the architect was modernist Edward Lowenstein; the interior designer was traditionalist Otto Zenke.
    • Herman Davidson (1904-1980) was president of the Davidson Supply Company, which sold auto accessories at 317 S. Greene Street. After he died, Edyth (1914-2006) owned the house until 2005.

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

  • $630,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,524 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $250
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, February 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled, weatherboard Colonial Revival-style house features a front-gabled portico supported by Tuscan columns and graced by triglyphs along its frieze. It shelters a multi-light and paneled wood door. Four-over-four casement windows and six-over-six double-hung sash illuminate the interior. An eyebrow dormer rests on the front roof slope. A brick chimney occupies the east gable end of the main block where it intersects with a two-story, side-gabled wing that contains a sun porch on its first level. The 1936 city directory lists Mr. Sawyer as an agent in charge at the Internal Revenue Office.”
    • The Sawyers owned the house from 1934 to 1964.

809 Dover Road, Greensboro
The Ezra and Mabel Hodgin House
contract pending February 24, 2021

  • $575,000 (originally $599,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,559 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $162
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $555,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage with a 400 square-foot guest suite.
    • The listing shows only 2,886 square feet; county records say 3,559.
    • The first owners of the house were Ezra Clay Hodgin and his wife, Mabel Coggin Hodgin. They bought the property in 1937 and sold it in 1948. He was a chiropractor.
    • Although county records give a 1936 date for the house, it doesn’t show up in city directories until 1938. The property was owned by a bank until the Hodgins bought it in 1937.

1101 Virginia Street, Greensboro
The R.L. Thompson House
contract pending January 14, 2021

  • $570,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,279 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $250
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $530,000, May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: One of the most remarkable houses in Fisher Park
    • From Greensboro: An Architectural Record — “Flared eaves, a pointed-arch entry underpinned by half-timbering ad brackets, flower boxes, clipped gables stuccoed walls — all lend a fanciful appearance to the Germanic revival-style house … “

2500 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County
contract pending January 17, 2021

  • $525,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,459 square feet, 6.47 acres
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $244,500, October 2020 (foreclosure sale)
  • Note: The property includes a recently built detached three-car garage.

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

  • $500,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,556 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • 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.”

211 E. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • $475,000 (originally $375,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,268 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $100,000, April 2020
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property was bought by an LLC in April for $100,000; three months later it was listed for sale at $375,000. The price has been raised twice since.
    • Renovations were under way when the property was listed for sale.
    • The property is in the Fisher Park Neighborhood and NRHP historic district, but is not within the local historic district. That means it’s not subject to the appearance guidelines of the local historic district.

3808 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
The Sapp-Shepherd House
contract pending January 27, 2021

  • $449,000 (originally $475,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,665 square feet, 1.83 acres
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed December 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $60,136, November 1969
    • Note: The interior was designed by Otto Zenke.
    • When the house was built, it was outside of the city. The western city limit was about where Wendover Avenue now crosses Friendly.
    • The property was bought in 1945 by Victor and Denholm Sapp. Victor was controller of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance. They apparently built the house and then sold it in 1951.
    • In 1970 it was bought by Bernard and Ellenor Shepherd, owners of the Bernard Shepherd menswear store. Bernard died in 2007. Ellenor still owns the house.

228 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Joseph H. Packer House
contract pending January 20, 2021

  • $425,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 2,180 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and a garden shed.
    • District NRPH nomination: “This two-story, hip-roofed,Craftsman-style house is three-bays wide and double-pile with a brick veneer, flared eaves, and exposed rafter tails and purlins. The house has four-over-one, Craftsman-style, wood-sash windows with three three-light casement windows in the hip-roofed dormers on the facade and side elevations. On the first-floor facade are two,one-story, hip-roofed, projecting bays, each with a picture windows topped by two replacement, four-light sashes. The six-panel door has six-light, Craftsman-style sidelights and is sheltered by a gently-curved, front-gabled porch supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. A one-story, hip-roofed screened porch on the left (west) elevation is supported by tapered, square columns and has an original wood railing. It extends beyond the rear (north) elevation as a porte-cochere. The earliest known occupant is Joseph H. Packer (Packer Photo Company) in 1925.”

4401 Pleasant Garden Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County
listing withdrawn September 26, 2017; relisted February 26, 2021 (with the price raised $35,000)
contract pending March 1, 2021

  • $384,900 (originally $349,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,484 square feet, 3.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed August 11, 2017
  • Last sale: $180,000, October 2015
  • Listing: “Many original details remain,” but not the wood siding or original windows.
    • “10 stall barn includes 2nd level perfect as an event space and office. Large fenced pasture.”

7204 Whitsett Park Road, Whitsett, Guilford County
contract pending January 22, 2021

  • $375,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, 3,447 square feet, 1.79 acres
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed January 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $262,000, May 2018 (foreclosure; the house sold for $425,000 in September 2010)
  • Note: Vinyl siding

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.

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

  • $325,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet
  • Price/square feet: $142
  • Built in 1907 (see note below)
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $275,000, January 21, 2021
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The property was put up for sale less than six weeks after being bought. The listing notes the need for “minimal, light cosmetic rehab,” raising the question of why anyone would pay $325,000 for the exact same house that sold for $50,000 less earlier this year.
    • Originally a single-family home, it was divided into three units decades ago.
    • Rev. Rankin was chairman of the Presbyterian Home Missions committee.
    • County records give the house a 1940 date, but city directories show a residence at the address from 1907. The historic district’s NRHP nomination says 1905-10.

401 Otteray Avenue, High Point

  • $318,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,415 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and five-pile with a front-gabled section behind the main gable that connects to a side-gabled section at the rear of the house. The house has weatherboards and twelve-over-twelve, wood-sash windows, generally in groups of two or three. The house has two entrances, one facing Otteray Avenue and one on the left (east) elevation facing Hurdorver Street. There are twelve-over-twelve windows flanked by six-over-six windows on both street elevations. Two fifteen-light French doors are sheltered by an inset porch on the left end of the facade. The porch has been enclosed with glass. An entrance on the left elevation is sheltered by a small, gabled porch on paneled, square columns. A shed-roofed dormer extends nearly the full depth of the right elevation. There is a loose stone wall along the front sidewalk. The earliest known occupant is Reverend Lloyd T. Wilson (pastor, First Baptist Church) in 1927.”
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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

425 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro
The Charles Augustus Hendrix House
contract pending March 1, 2021

  • $300,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,255 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built around 1895
  • Listed February 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000 plus unspecified balance of a mortgage, July 2007
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The house has remained in the extended Hendrix family since it was built, owned successively by a daughter and son-in-law, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter of Charles Hendrix.
    • Although the photos indicate the house is in very livable shape, it’s priced like a fixer-upper. At least some of the floors need refinishing, and a new owner might well want to update the kitchen and bathrooms.
    • County records show the date of the house as 1902, but the city directory shows brothers Charles and Edward Hendrix living there with their wives by 1896. The NRHP nomination for the Summit Avenue Historic District gives the date as 1895-99. The Hendrix brothers appear to have bought the property in the 1880s. Edward, a broker, died in 1919.
    • Charles Augustus Hendrix (1862-1942) was identified in the 19th century as a farmer and horse trader, but later became a prominent contractor. His obituary credits him as the contractor for the Aycock school and Sedgefield Gold golf course and for the excavations for the Southeastern Building, the King Cotton Hotel and the original O. Henry Hotel. He was a founder of the Sedgefield Ride and Hunt Club and the North Carolina Fox Hunt Association.
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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

  • $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

711 Park Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending February 19-March 3, 2021
contract pending March 3, 2021

  • $274,900 (originally $286,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $273,622, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

1000 N.C. Highway 61, Whitsett, Guilford County
contract pending March 4, 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

912 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro
The Wrenn-Foushee House
contract pending February 24, 2021

  • $265,000 (originally $288,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, May 2014
  • Note: Rental property
    • According to the historic district’s NRHP nomination, the first owner was Owen Wrenn, a civil engineer.
    • The house was owned by Sam and Verna Foushee and their descendants from 1941 to 2010. Sam was a conductor on the Yadkin & Atlantic Railway.

2300 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Patterson-Bonkemeyer House
contract pending February 8, 2021

  • $249,000 (originally $259,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,651 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed January 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $110,000, November 1997
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The notably low price for Lindley Park can be attributed to the need for cosmetic work (refinishing floors, paint, etc.) and the lack of central air conditioning.
    • Vinyl and aluminum siding
    • The house apparently was divided into apartments at one time. County records classify it as “APT<5 UNITS.”
    • The property has been sold only four times in 102 years. John D. Patterson, who was in real estate (the city directory isn’t more clear than that), bought the property in 1919 and built the house in 1923. He lost it to foreclosure in 1938.
    • Claudius and Lula Bonkemeyer bought the house in 1938. He was a general contractor. Claudius died in 1968 at age 74; Lula, in 1982 at age 87. Their daughter, Mildred Bonkemeyer Adams, owned the house until 1984.
    • Roy and Linda Arrington owned the house from 1984 to 1998. Roy was an accountant who was a co-founder in 1985 of Addams Bookstore, located in the old Victory Theatre on Tate Street until closing in 2014.
    • Since 1998, the house has been owned by Van Scott Walker. In 2003, he founded the Walker Family Band with his brother Landon and daughter Jennie.

612 Springwood Avenue, Gibsonville
contract pending March 3, 2021

  • $239,000 (originally $249,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,903 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: Not found in online records

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

  • $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.

802 Douglas Street, Greensboro
The Eula Chandler House
contract pending December 22, 2020

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

910 Douglas Street, Greensboro
contract pending February 7, 2021

  • $99,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,538 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed January 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,000, December 2005
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

5400 Williams Road, Lewisville
listing expired December 5, 2020
relisted December 12, 2020

  • $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.”

701 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending March 6, 2021

  • $799,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,248 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed February 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $695,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Five months after buying the house, the owners are asking $100,000 more than they paid. The listing calls it “beautifully refreshed” and lists a radon mitigation system, waterproofing in the crawl space and other unspecified improvements.
    • “The owner is a licensed real estate agent,” but isn’t the listing agent.

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

  • $769,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,529 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $218
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $550,000, June 2008
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes an attached two-car garage and a detached garage converted into office/studio space.
    • Something you don’t see every day: “Even a bedroom custom painted by local artist Laura Lashley!”
    • The first occupants listed in the city directory were T. Pinckney and Nannie Fulton. He was an employee of the Taylor Brothers Warehouse.

217 N. Pine Valley Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 11-31, 2020
contract pending February 1, 2021

  • $725,000 (originally $825,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,216 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed May 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $680,000, May 2010
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Designed by William Roy Wallace

331 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Charles Pfohl House
listing removed January 27, 2021
relisted February 11, 2021

  • $593,900 (originally $595,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,786 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $213
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed January 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2006
  • Listing: The house’s restoration won the 2013 Preserve Historic Forsyth Award.
    • District NRHP nomination: “At the turn of the century, Sanborn Insurance maps show a small house at the street front of this lot. The present house was built for Charles and Mary Josephine (Eberhardt) Pfohl by their son Herbert, then president of Fogle Brothers Company. Charles was working for Salem College and Herbert built this house to bring his father closer to his work. … The house on Lot 43 remained in the Pfohl family until 2006, with the exception of a 15-year ownership by retired Salem College president Dale Gramley beginning in 1971.”
    • “The high cross-gable main roof (asphalt shingle) meets at a large central brick chimney with corbelled cap. A variety of roof lines is created by multiple projecting pedimented gables with flared eaves and assorted dormers. Vertical and horizontal elements on the exterior walls, pointed arch and shingled solid verge boards, a tall partially engaged exterior end brick chimney with corbelled cap, and a range of window features give this frame house a decorative appeal. Window sash is four-over-one with wide surrounds.”
    • “The projecting front bay with tripartite windows has one large light one-over-one sash flanked by smaller one-over-one sash and louver panels. Paired and tripled windows are in dormers. Lunettes are featured in the north and south gable ends; the rear gable is clipped. The engaged front porch with Tuscan columns and turned balustrade is a reworking of the original porch as shown on the 1912 Sanborn Insurance map. This map also recorded two outbuildings. The rear yard, which ends with the granite wall at Cedar Avenue, is currently empty, although a formal garden with a fish pond and a frame garage were present in the mid-twentieth century. 148 The house was rehabilitated in 2009.”

319 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Peter Fetter House
contract pending February 20, 2021

  • $500,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,620 square feet (per county), 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed February 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $399,000, May 2020
  • Note: Converted into a duplex after a 1920 sale, the listing implies it’s now a single-unit house. Interior designer Carol Wooley owned the house from 2001-2020 and rented out one side as a guest house for at least part of that time.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The ca. 1920 purchase of this house by Walter Hege and his conversion of it into a duplex concealed and modified the original center hall, two-room deep single family house. Located at the south end of Lot 83 and against the sidewalk, the two-story frame (weatherboard) building with side gable roof (asphalt shingle) has returned eaves and is on a high stuccoed stone foundation. The symmetrically arranged three-bay façade has wide cornice and corner boards and paired four-over-one sash windows with wide casings. Side porches (north and south) have low hip roofs supported by square posts with shingled balustrade. A two-story frame (weatherboard) centered rear ell has a hip roof with an interior chimney.”
    • “The remodeling of the house removed front and rear porches, altered fenestration, and adjusted the interior to accommodate two housing units. The house was split in half and a two-story rear ell was added to accommodate a kitchen/ pantry and additional bedroom for each unit. With the front entry removed, side porches were added to shelter new entrances. The roof retains interior end brick chimneys (south has lost its corbelled cap), and each upper gable end retains the two six-over-six sash windows at the third floor/attic level.”

633 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $499,900 (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: For sale by owner
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The listing says the house has 2,700 square feet; county records show 2,146.
    • The picture above is from Google Street View (2014); no photo of the full front of the house is included in the listing.

3622 Milhaven Road, Winston-Salem

  • $475,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,311 square feet (per county), 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed December 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $67,500, April 1995
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage with a large workshop and a second-floor office/studio.

714 Manly Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 21, 2021
The Charles S. Noble House

  • $449,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,440 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $390,000, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Colonial Revival detailing of this house is typical of the period, but the form is somewhat unusual. It is a two-story weatherboarded frame house with a gable roof which sweeps low in the rear. The facade features an off-center porch with paneled wood posts and a plain balustrade and a left front second story wing which projects over the porch. The north slope of its gable sweeps downward to porch roof level. In 1923 Charles S. and Edith A. Noble purchased the property and built the house as their residence. He was president of Cobb-Noble-Loyd Co., a real estate and general insurance firm, and secretary-treasurer of Citizens Building and Loan Assn. The Nobles owned the house until 1942, The longest subsequent owners were John F. and Rena L. Wallace, from 1944 to 1974.”

511 Jersey Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 8, 2021

  • $430,000
  • 4 apartments: one with two bedrooms, three with one bedroom each; 4 bathrooms total; 3,200 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed January 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 3,200 square feet; county records say 1,549, which doesn’t look right.
    • Aluminum siding
    • District NHRP nomination: “This is a plain one-story frame house with a low hip roof, a northeast corner engaged front porch, and a small projecting bay on the southwest side. The Sanborn maps show that a one-story house with a full-facade porch and a rear porch was built here between 1917 and 1924. If this is the same house, it has been altered by comprehensive changes to the porches and by the addition of aluminum siding.”

1558 W. Northwest Boulevard, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 16, 2021

  • $414,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,479 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $276,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: The house has been extensively renovated, in some ways well and in some ways not (replacement windows and vinyl siding).

6930 Walnut Cove Road (U.S. 311), Walkertown, Forsyth County
contract pending February 1, 2021

  • $379,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,632 square feet, 14.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $43,713, March 2004
  • Note: The listing says the house “is ready for your makeover.”
    • The property includes a spring-fed pond.
    • The house house has a Walkertown mailing address but is well north of the town.

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

  • $379,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,894 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed January 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $342,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame house with gable-on-hip roof, three bays wide with central entrance, triple window above entrance. One-bay entrance porch has flat trellis roof supported by fluted Doric columns and pilasters, extensive use of brackets (which match those beneath main roof) to suggest pergola. Side porch has similar treatment but no pilasters (may have been removed when asbestos siding added). At rear is attached, flat-roofed carport. Jacob G. Isenhour (wife Clara) lived here for a short time; he worked for Mutual Fountain Company. Dr. Bennett B. Pool, a physician (wife Alta), bought the house in 1927, lived there one year and sold it to real estate company.”

4003 Max Drive, Winston-Salem (for-sale listing)
4003 Max Drive, Winston-Salem (auction listing)
listing withdrawn February 29, 2020; relisted March 11, 2020
listing withdrawn September 12, 2020; relisted September 14, 2020
listing expired October 12, 2020
relisted December 3, 2020

  • $285,000 (originally $449,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,004 square feet, 15.58 acres
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1882
  • Listed April 9, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: The house is being sold by the estate of Carolyn C. Shelton (1932-2016). “She was the co-owner of the former Shelton Swimming Lake, owned and managed beauty salons, was a developer, and an avid residential and commercial real estate investor in NC and SC alike,” her obituary says. She appears to have been the developer of the Shelton Lake neighborhood, where the house is located.
    • The property includes a small lake; about 12 properties border the water.
    • Ominous? “New owner will be responsible for Lake/Lake Dam and any pending actions by the state regarding the dam.” (from previous listing)
    • Also ominous? “No Septic Information on file.” (from previous listing; information wasn’t included when the property was relisted)
    • New as of February 2021: “The listing price is per Fannie Mae’s list price guidance. This property is to be placed in an upcoming auction. All bids should be submitted at Xome.”
    • New as of December 2020: “Potential short sale. … All offers Considered… Sold AS IS… Buyer is responsible for Lake and/or Dam repairs. May be Subject to Bank Approval!”
    • The property is being sold as is.

156 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Roland C. Taylor House
contract pending November 18, 2020, to January 11, 2021
contract pending January 30, 2021

  • $279,000 (originally $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,351 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built around 1905 (see note below)
  • Listed March 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $237,500, November 2017
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The National Register nomination for the West End lists the date of the house as circa 1905. The county property listing says 1921.
    • NRHP district nomination: “The Taylor House is an example of one the more simple Queen Anne-influenced houses built in the West End in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is a two-story frame dwelling with a right front projecting bay. Exterior decoration is found only in the fish scale-cut wood shingles and in the front porch with its turned posts and balustrade (which continues down the front steps) and sawnwork brackets. Aluminum siding has been added in the last decade [late 1970’s to early 80’s], but does not detract from the overall character of the house.”
    • “Roland C. Taylor, a bookkeeper for Harler Dry Goods Co., purchased the property in 1904, and he and his wife, Eleanor, were listed at this location by 1906. They, or she (after his death), continued to occupy the house until the late 1930s, and retained ownership until 1945.”

6068 Hedgerow Circle, Clemmons, Forsyth County
contract pending November 30, 2020, to January 5, 2021
listing withdrawn February 7, 2021
relisted February 15, 2021

  • $264,000 (originally $320,000)
  • 5 bedrooms (per county records), 2 bathrooms, 1,812 square feet, 3.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed November 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, May 2004
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The property includes a three-car log garage.

1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House
listing withdrawn January 26, 2021; relisted February 26, 2021
contract pending February 27, 2021

  • $249,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: It has been in the Parker family since at least 1941.
  • Listing: “unique Caribbean style, custom built home in a lovely country setting” This house may stretch the definition of Mid-Century Modern. It looks like a precursor to MCM.
    • Description on N.C. Modernist: “Parker sketched the designs for this and the next house on a paper bag while sailing back to the United States after one of his trips to Cuba. He hired Fogle Brothers to build two unusual but not really Modernist houses, one for himself and one for his son, Mark Parker.” It’s still owned by the Parkers’ heirs.

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):

48 Hunt Road, Milton, Caswell County
The Hunt House
listing withdrawn December 3, 2020; relisted January 15, 2021
contract pending February 9, 2021
no longer under contract February 19, 2021

  • $439,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,970 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • 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.

401 Ped Road, Madison, Rockingham County

  • $399,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,818 square feet, 7.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • 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.

1011 Center Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The Johns Manor House (also known as the Johns-Osborne House)
contract pending October 12, 2020
no longer under contract December 14, 2020

  • $390,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,970 square feet, 2.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • 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, 2021
no longer under contract March 3, 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.

619 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Dan Hall House
listing withdrawn February 10, 2021

  • $325,000 (originally $345,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,052 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1897 (per NRHP district nomination; county records say 1910)
  • Listed November 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $235,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The front section of this two-story, one-room-deep frame house with triple-A roof was built for Dan Hall, a rural mail carrier, in 1897. It stands as a relatively intact example of a traditional nineteenth century house form accented with examples of vernacular Eastlake ornamentation. Originally a central hall plan, the house has received several one-and two-story rear and side additions … The front and side gables of the earliest section of the house are ornamented with imbricated or fish-scale shingles, and the porch which spans the three-bay facade and wraps around the east side of the house is supported by turned and bracketed posts connected by a turned balustrade. Simple moldings surround the two-over-two windows, while one of the original brick interior chimneys is ornamented with a corbeled cap.”

3743 Bellemont Mount Hermon Road, Alamance, Alamance County
contract pending January 25, 2021

  • $320,000 (originally $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,520 (per county records) square feet, 4.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed September 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, January 2011
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • County records show this address with 45 acres, but the listing specifically says 4.9 acres.
    • The property has a Burlington mailing address but is located southwest of the city near the community of Alamance.
    • For some reason, there are two addresses on Bellemont Mount Herman Road with the number 3743. This one is designated 3743E; the other is 3743C.

2473 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • $265,500 (originally $267,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,000 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $34,000, July 2004
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It is a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction).

1057 W. Main Street, Saxapahaw, Alamance County (Graham mailing address)
contract pending January 2, 2021

  • $259,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed November 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $55,000, July 2012
  • Note: Foreclosure sale

403 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan, Rockingham County
contract pending December 24, 2020, to January 27, 2021

  • $257,400 (originally $259,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,750 square feet, 0.8 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $68,750, November 2019
  • Note: Replacement windows

3168 Rock Hill Road, Alamance County
contract pending February 15, 2021

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,923 square feet, 3.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $128,000, September 2015
  • Note: The house has a Burlington mailing address but is far to the south near Bellemont.

512 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $235,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,648 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed December 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $
  • Neighborhood: West Front Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • 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.”

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

  • $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 occupied by W. T. Ferneyhough, Jr.”
    • “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.”

533 College Street, Eden, Rockingham College
contract pending February 27 to March 5, 2021
contract pending March 5, 2021

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

311 E. Main Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County
contract pending February 7, 2021

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

511 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
contract pending March 4, 2021

  • $194,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,254 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed December 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $122,500, July 2000
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • Note: Vinyl siding
    • District NRHP nomination: “A good example of the Foursquare style, this frame house exhibits the typical characteristics of a two-story, box-like shape, topped with a low hipped roof and wide overhanging eaves. A hip-roof dormer projects from the roof as does a tall partially rebuilt interior chimney. A hip-roof nearly full facade porch is carried by plain square posts.”

5250 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, Chatham County
contract pending February 4, 2021
contact pending August 5 to September 20, 2020
contract pending November 28, 2020, to February 2, 2021
contract ending February 4, 2021

  • $169,900 (originally $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,049 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $110,000, March 2017
  • Note: Aluminum siding

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

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

  • $499,900 (originally $579,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,364 square feet and 6.1 acres (both per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built circa 1878
  • Listed December 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $203,500, February 2008
  • Neighborhood: Farmington Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows 3,800 square feet and 7 acres, both a bit larger than county records say. Farmington is 9 miles north of Mocksville and 9 miles west of Clemmons.
    • NRHP district nomination: “This I-house features a projecting, full-height, gabled central entrance bay with a double-leaf door and a hip-roofed front porch with a gable over the entrance. Turned porch posts have replaced the original square, bracketed posts and a square vent now pierces the front gable in place of the original decorative gable vent, but the house retains Italianate-style elements such as the heavy sawn work brackets that ornament the boxed cornices and the original two-over-two sash that illuminate the interior. A bay window projects from the north elevation’s first story, and a bracketed flat-roofed hood shelters the south elevation’s first-story window. Six-over-six sash light the attic. A standing-seam metal roof protects the house.
    • “The rear ell consists of two small gabled sections. The two-room western section is slightly taller and has a central brick chimney and a bay window on the north elevation. The shed-roofed porch on the south elevation has been enclosed to create a sun porch. According to family tradition, the ell’s east end was originally a detached kitchen and has been remodeled to serve the same function. A small room in the southeast corner,which served as a pantry, has been converted into a laundry room, while the adjacent room, originally a meat storage closet, is now a bathroom. The shed-roofed porch on the south elevation has been enclosed to serve as a garage.
    • “The interior retains original plaster walls, tall baseboards, plaster ceilings, and a stair with a turned newel post, turned balusters, and a molded handrail that rises from the center hall’s east end to a landing above the front door. As in several other Farmington dwellings, plaster arches frame the recesses on either side of the chimney and the bay window in the northwest room, which served as the parlor. The parlor and south second-floor bedroom mantels feature circular medallions incised from the central panels. …
    • “Molded trim surrounds the windows and original two-raised-vertical-panel doors. Two-light transoms surmount each door that leads into a hall. Electric light fixtures, probably installed about the time Farmington received electric service in 1921, remain in several principal rooms. The brass chandeliers in the dining room and hall were removed from Farmington Methodist Church when the interior was updated in the late 1980s.
    • “Carpeting covers the original wide cypress floors in the halls and bedrooms. Central plaster medallions ornament the parlor and dining room ceilings. The south second-floor bedroom ceiling features decorative plaster work in each corner.”
    • “Charles Frederic Bahnson (1840-1911) and his wife Jane Amanda Johnson (1842-1926), known as Jennie, erected the two-story main block after inheriting money from his mother’s uncle Israel George Loesch’s estate in 1878, but the one-story ell is older. Jennie’s parents, George Wesley and Martha Williams Taylor Johnson, gave the couple land in Farmington that included two small houses (formerly slave quarters according to oral tradition) at the time of their marriage on December 6, 1865. The Bahnsons initially resided on Johnson family property (which is now Tanglewood Park), but moved to Farmington and joined the two existing dwellings to create their home, which they occupied in August 1867.”
    • “The young couple established a successful farm on the land her parents gave them in Farmington, and Charles opened a small office and jewelry shop in a one-room building adjacent to their home. He also traveled throughout the region offering watch repair and optometry services in county seats on court days.”

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: For sale by owner
    • Vinyl siding, replacement windows

403 W. Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Surry County
The Swanson House
contract pending March 5, 2021

  • $299,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1896
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $239,900, October 2019
  • Note: Vinyl siding, which is such a shame on a beautiful house like this.
    • The house sold for $300,000 in July 2008, two months before the real-estate bubble burst. Eleven years later, that buyer sold it for $60,000 less (and likely had to pay an agent’s commission of about $14,000).

309 N. Bridge Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County

  • $298,000 (originally $338,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,057 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $163,000, February 2007

1106 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $195,900 (originally $204,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,935 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $101
  • 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.”

1132 Fox Knob Road, Jonesville, Yadkin County
contract pending January 25, 2021

  • $189,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,146 square feet (per county), 1.48 acres (per deed)
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed January 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $200,000, December 2020
  • Note: This is an odd one. The current owners bought the house December 22, 2020, for $200,000 and then put it up for sale again a month later at $189,900. That’s the same price the house was listed for when they bought it. The current owners apparently outbid other potential buyers. Then they accepted an offer the first day the house was for sale.
    • Aluminum siding
    • County records show 2,146 square feet; the listing says it’s 2,794. The deed shows 1.482 acres more or less; the listing says 1.42.

702 Arch Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending January 7-9, 2021
contract pending January 30, 2021
no longer under contract February 13, 2021

  • $171,500 (originally $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,600 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1879
  • Listed October 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $54,000, December 2008
  • Note: Vinyl siding

2231 Snow Hill Church Road, Danbury, Stokes County
contract pending December 17, 2020

  • $169,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,823 square feet (per county), 41 acres
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed November 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $1,000, August 1938
  • Note: The property is being sold by the estate of John Wesley Wall, who died in 1975 at age 62. His second wife, Doris Marie Bullington Wall, died in August 2020 at the age of 101.
    • The property has a Danbury mailing address but is located in the Lawsonville area, north of Danbury.
    • The listing says the house includes “a tater room for all the garden veggies.”
    • No central air conditioning
    • The property includes a pond and two outbuildings, both of which have two floors.

1544 NE Pine Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Ed Shelton House
contract pending October 12 to November 10, 2020
contract pending February 18, 2021

  • $159,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,503 square feet (per county records), 1.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $11,500, October 1981
  • Note: The house is not on the National Register of Historic Places. The property’s online listings initially were in error; other online sources picked up the false information. Click here for the State Historic Preservation Office’s full list of North Carolina properties and districts on the National Register.
    • Vinyl siding and replacement windows

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

209 McIntyre Lane, Troy, Montgomery County

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

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

  • $249,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,577 square feet, 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed February 3, 2021
  • Last sale $25,000, January 1978
  • Neighborhood: Salem Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The most ornate building is the Strickland-Long House at 117 Salem Street, but most of that decoration dates from the mid 1980s and is based on supposition of the original decoration.”
    • “The late Victorian vernacular Strickland-Long House at 117 Salem Street has a distinctive mansard-roofed tower that reflects the influence of the French Second Empire style.”
    • “Local tradition claims that Dr. J. T. Strickland built this house ca. 1887 but sold it soon thereafter to William Alexander Lambeth. The property changed hands several times until postmaster Keiffer L. Long purchased it in 1916. Long, who held various positions at the post office and later worked for Ragan Knitting Company, occupied the house until at least the early 1960s. Soon after they purchased the house, the Longs removed the front bay window and added a bungalow-type porch.”
    • “Around 1985 Steve Nixon, who purchased the house in 1978, rebuilt the bay window and added a period-inspired porch that wraps around the southwest corner of the house.” Nixon and his wife, Doris, are now selling the house.
    • “The two-story, weatherboarded frame dwelling boasts a tower with a wood-shingled, flared, mansard roof at the junction of its front and south-side wings that provides the house with a distinctive, vernacular French Second Empire-style appearance. The house has a gabled roof with bracketed eaves, an interior chimney with a corbeled cap, two-over-two double-hung sash windows with louvered wood shutters, decorative bay windows on the front and side elevations, and a wraparound porch with a turned balustrade, turned and bracketed posts, and a sawnwork frieze.”

609 Oliver Street, Ramseur, Randolph County
contract pending February 2, 2021

  • $199,900 (originally $235,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,680 square feet (per county), 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed August 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $73,500, February 2002
  • Note: The property includes two rentals, one over the garage (two bedrooms and one bathroom) and a double-wide (three bedrooms and two bathrooms). Both are currently rented for $500/month.

618 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County
contract pending March 7, 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.

6462 Jordan Road, Ramseur, Randolph County
listing expired July 31, 2020
relisted August 5, 2020

  • $169,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 0.84 acre
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $12,500, August 2016
  • Note: Vinyl siding