Historic Homes: 2022 Sales

Historic Homes: 2020-2021 Sales
Historic Homes: 2018-2019 Sales

1390 Johnsontown Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $297,000 on January 24, 2022 (originally $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,371 square feet, 2.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed September 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, January 2001

111 E. Maple Avenue, Mocksville, Davie County
The Roy G. Walker House

  • Sold for $320,000 on January 21, 2022 (originally $499,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,136 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $36,000, January 1993

213 W Main Street, Yadkinville, Yadkin County
The S. Carter Williams House

  • Sold for $287,000 on January 18, 2022 (listed at $339,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,098 square feet, 0.99 acre
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed November 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $36,000, April 2018
  • Notes: Samuel Carter Williams (1887-1945) was a “widely known and popular lawyer” in Yadkinville (The Charlotte Observer, 1935). He also was a farmer, businessman and public official. He was born in Union Grove in Iredell County.
    • He served as register of deeds and county attorney for Yadkin County, representing Yadkin in apparently controversial negotiations with Forsyth County on the construction of a steel bridge across the Yadkin River in 1916.
    • He was elected mayor of Yadkinville in 1911 and served in the state House Representatives, 1915-16, and in the state Senate in the late 1920s. In 1929 he unsuccessfully proposed abolishing the state income tax and property taxes and replacing them with a statewide sales tax, excluding food. (On the same day, another senator proposed bringing back the whipping post for drunk drivers and bootleggers, among others.)
    • He was president of the Dixie Bond & Mortgage Company and of Southern Loan and Discount Company and Southside Realty Company, both of which were active in developing downtown Winston-Salem. He also served as a director of the Bank of Yadkin and the Statesville Air Line Railway Company.

418 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Garrett-Hinton House

  • Sold for $679,000 on January 13, 2022 (listed at $679,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,076 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $221
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed December 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $414,000, October 2017
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1923, when Early B. and Blanche Garrett owned the house. Early was a county farm demonstration agent.
    • The Garretts sold the house in 1924 to James R. Hinton (1889-1940) and Nellie Lee Nesbit Hinton (1889-1986). James was a division engineer for American Eagle and Continental Fire Insurance. After James died in 1940, Nellie lived in the house until she sold it in 1972.

2750 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $650,000 on January 13, 2022 (originally $999,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,968 square feet, 7-plus acres
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed June 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, February 1974 (see note)
  • Listing: “Per NCDOT, it is projected to sit next to the terminus of the W-S Northern Beltway w/proposed construction start date of 2028.” An aerial photo included in the listing appears to show the road running along the north side of the property.
    • The listing positions the property as “a speculative long-term commercial investment” with a wide range of potential private or commercial uses: “private estate, rental, farm to table bistro, wedding venue, conference venue, gas station.”
    • Commercial use would require rezoning.
    • The property is “reported by the owners to be one of the Reynold’s old hunting lodges,” the listing says.
    • The property for sale includes six lots, one of which is 5 acres.
    • It’s not clear whether the 1974 sale included all six lots or just the 5-acre one.
    • On the GIS map below, the lots appear to be numbers 6803-44-7182 (the 5-acre lot), 6803-43-7883 on Stratford Road and around the corer on Lockwood Drive the adjacent wooded lots 6803-43-3975, 6803-44-3048, 6803-44-3148 and 6803-44-3257 (click on the map to see it larger).

430 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $105,000 on January 13, 2022 (originally $95,000, later $144,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,817 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed May 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story Late Victorian tri-gable with asbestos shingle siding; central projecting bay, shingled gable end; hip-roof porch with chamfered posts, sawn brackets, and spindle frieze; two-over-two windows; single light, three-panel door. Appears on 1917 Sanborn Map.”

303 E. Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $335,000 on January 11, 2022 (originally $349,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,690 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed September 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $197,000, December 2017
  • Note: The home’s historic character has been eroded by vinyl siding, replacement floors and windows.

2011 Waughtown Road, Winston-Salem
The Smith House

  • Sold for $180,000 on January 10, 2022 (listed at $180,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,927 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1898
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, January 2021
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: Replacement windows and vinyl siding, sadly
    • District NRHP nomination: “Tri-gable House with Queen Anne influences. I-house; two story; tri-gable; vinyl siding; partially enclosed wraparound porch; six-over-six double-hung sash; turned posts; sawn brackets; sidelights; original double-leaf doors; paired brackets at eave.
    • “It is thought that this house was built by the Smith family, who resided here for much of the early twentieth century. The property is mentioned [in an unpublished memoir written by Waughtown native Roxie Sides] as the Milton Smith house. The house was later used as Waughtown Baptist Church Parsonage. Appears on 1928 Sanborn map.
    • “Sarah Smith was the daughter of William Spach, founder of Spach Wagon Works (Roxie Sides). 1902 CD: (3009) Milton and Sarah Smith (W), Smith and Phillips General Merchandise and M.D. Smith and Son (Waughtown Dairy Co.); 1910 CD: (3009) M.D. Smith (W), livery …”

313 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Forsyth County
The Belo-Stockton House
Blog post — Old Salem’s 1875 Belo-Stockton House: It’s Being Sold for the Second Time in a Year, This Time by a Certain Retired Banker

  • Sold for $412,500 on January 6, 2022 (listed at $440,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,100 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • Built in 1875
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $385,000, January 2021
  • District NRHP nomination: “… John Levin Belo constructed his house on the northern half of Lot 83 (brother of Edward Belo … 455 S. Main St.). The house is commonly associated with Tilla Stockton, a music teacher who taught lessons in her home and at Salem College.”
    • “Set back from the street by a shallow yard with picket fence, the Italianate house is a one and one-half story common bond (5:1) brick building. The side gable roof (wood shingle) has open eaves with exposed rafter and purlin ends. There are two interior brick chimneys with corbelled caps.”
    • “The symmetrical five-bay façade features a prominent centered entry-bay portico with chamfered posts and turned balustrade. It shelters a double-leaf door with large two-light transom and sidelights.
    • “From a low concrete retaining wall at the sidewalk, three concrete steps lead to four wide wood steps which access the portico. Centered above the portico is a gabled wall dormer with narrow glazed doors set in a round arch, which open onto the flat porch roof. This basic configuration is repeated in simpler form on the rear elevation.”
    • “First floor windows are large light four-over-four sash. The upper gable ends have four-over-four sash windows at the second floor level and are flanked by four-light casement attic windows. All sash windows are hung with louver shutters.”

4325 Whittier Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $330,000 on January 6, 2022 (listed at $330,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,571 square feet, 8.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $226,500, December 2019
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage and barn.

1119 Rotary Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $278,000 on January 6, 2022 (originally $289,000, later $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $173,000, May 2014
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood