Historic Mansions: Recent Sales

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4416 Holly Springs Road, East Bend, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $585,000 on September 7, 2019 (listed at $599,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,438 square feet, 11.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed May 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $147,000, March 1992
  • Note: The property includes a guest house, in-ground pool, three-car detached garage with second floor and barn.
    • The master bedroom has a wet bar.
    • The historical character of the house has largely been renovated away with vinyl siding and what looks to be little of the original interior remaining.
    • The property has an East Bend mailing address, but it’s well to the northwest, almost to Surry County.

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2210 Brookfield Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $750,000 on October 23, 2019 (originally listed at $1.325 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,477 square feet, 0.8 acre
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed January 31, 2019
  • Last sale: $585,000, April 1989
  • A particularly odd transaction: The sale closed one day after the sellers accepted the offer. The property was listed at $945,000 at the time; the buyers accepted $750,000. The buyer is an LLC registered in the state of Washington with an address in Saratoga Springs, NY.
    • The house is across the street from the Reynolda Historic District, Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village.
    • The house includes a guest suite including a living room with fireplace, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.

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201 Lake Drive East, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $390,000 on September 26, 2019 (originally listed at $485,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,104 square feet, 1.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed October 16, 2015
  • Last sale: $275,000, May 1987
  • Note: Interior designed by Otto Zenke

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900 Carolina Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.15 on September 9, 2019 (listed at $1.15 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,048 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $228
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $425,000, June 1989
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a terrace and pavilion, an outdoor fireplace and custom square fountain.

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401 Sunset Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.8 million on August 19, 2019 (listed at $1.975 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 7,507 square feet, 0.62 acre
  • Price/square foot: $240
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed March 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $2.1 million, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The listing says the house may be the second-oldest in Irving Park.
    • Slate roof
    • The property is across the street from the Greensboro Country Club.

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1800 Greenbrier Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $777,000 on August 15, 2019 (listed at $749,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,418 square feet, 1.12 acres
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed May 1, 2019
  • Last sale: The listing says the house has never been put on the market before.
  • Note: Designed by Luther Lashmit
    • The basement includes a nanny suite with a separate entrance.

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204 E. Naomi Street, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $422,500 on July 26, 2019 (listed at $450,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet, 1.98 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed March 27, 2019
  • Last sale: $143,000, September 1999

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2617 Club Park Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.85 million on July 10, 2019 (originally listed at $2.275 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,902 square feet, 1.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $377
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed March 29, 2018
  • Last sale: $1.4 million, June 1998
  • Note: Click here for a video.
    • This is the third time since 2015 that the house has been on the market at prices ranging up to $2.375 million.
    • Listing: “A Northup & O’Brien masterpiece … The construction took 10 years by many of same craftsmen as Graylyn. Hand cut stone. Soaring ceilings and views. A Thyssen Krupp elevator. Private grounds overlooking a stream. Newly done guest house with 2 apartments.”

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203 Wentworth Drive, Greensboro
contract pending as of April 30, 2019

  • Sold for $1.2 million on June 28, 2019 (listed at $1.225 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,339 square feet, 0.67 acre
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed April 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $480,000, September 1985
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage.

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534 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $825,000 on June 24, 2019 (originally listed at $895,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,081 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed February 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $688,700, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The house has a slate roof, circular front drive and two-car detached garage with driveway access around the corner from Virginia Road.
    • The house has been sold five times in the past 20 years.

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2560 Warwick Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.13 million on June 14, 2019 (listed at $1.199 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 4,153 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $272
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed March 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $1.37 million, June 2005
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by William Roy Wallace, partner of Charles Barton Keen
    • The property includes a greenhouse.
    • County property records show the house as 4,153 square feet; the listing says 4,800.

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715 Summit Street, Winston-Salem
The McGehee House

  • Sold for $675,000 on June 14, 2019 (listed at $675,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4,205 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed April 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $625,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: West End

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700 Woodland Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.75 million on May 31, 2019 (listed at $1,950,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 6,340 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $276
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed January 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $1.1 million, May 2014
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The owners are Steven Rendle, CEO of VF Corp., and his wife, Julie, who are relocating to Denver along with the corporate headquarters.
    • The house includes an elevator and a swimming pool.
    • The house was extensively renovated in 2014.

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808 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $989,000 on May 24, 2019 (listed at $995,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,820 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed Apri 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $655,000, August 1999
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property was listed for sale a year ago at $1.179 million.
    • The property has a detached two-car garage.

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406 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $835,000 on May 24, 2019 (originally listed at $924,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,835 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 5, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: Tile roof

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817 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Robert S. Galloway House

  • Sold for $670,000 on May 17, 2019 (originally listed at $749,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,641 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 5,  2019
  • Last sale: $19,000, October 1972
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: The house was designed by designed by Willard Northrup.
    • The house is being sold for just the second time in its 100-year history, according to the listing.
    • The roof is Ludowici green tile.

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906 Forest Hill Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $358,000 on May 7, 2019 (originally listed at $389,998)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 4,956 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 14, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Listing: “Diamond in the Rough in old Emerywood.”
    • The property includes a two-car detached garage and apartment.

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2025 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.2 million on April 30, 2019 (listed at $999,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 7,647 square feet, 1.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed February 15, 2019
  • Last sale: $650,000, June 1987
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by William Roy Wallace, who was mentored by Charles Barton Keen
    • The property consists of three lots, but only two are included in this listing. The third lot is available for $450,000.
    • Slate roof
    • Aluminum siding
    • The property is being sold as-is (unusual for a property of this character and price).
    • Previously listed in 2012 for $1.5 million

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301 Edgedale Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $493,000 on April 29, 2019 (listed at $550,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,076 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed September 28, 2018
  • Last sale: $600,000, February 2006

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2566 Warwick Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.150 million on April 12, 2019 (originally listed at $1.349 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,477 square feet, 0.93 acre
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed February 7, 2018
  • Last sale: $976,000, September 2002
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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420 Edgedale Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $535,000 on April 12, 2019 (originally listed at $598,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,002 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed May 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $222,500, June 1997
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: A 1998 addition doubled the size of the house.

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112 N. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.325 million on April 5, 2019
  • 12 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 8,738 square feet, 2.72 acres
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1925
  • Listing date not available
  • Last sale: $704,000, February 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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351 W. Meadow Road, Eden, Rockingham County
Rivermont
The Eggleston-Ziglar House

  • Sold for $400,000 on March 29, 2019 (listed at $499,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 5,231 square feet, 15.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed April 7, 2018
  • Last sale: $455,000, September 2017
  • Note: The property is being marketed as a private residence, event venue or b&b. It is now identified as a performance and event venue on its Facebook page.
    • The house still has its slate roof.

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2300 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $600,000 on March 22, 3019 (listed at $650,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,130 square feet, 0.94 acre
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed March 11, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Bring your own contractor and restore this piece of history into your dream home.”

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1820 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
The David Reid House

  • Sold for $515,000 on March 21, 2019 (originally listed at $579,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,300 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1894
  • Listed April 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $262,000, June 2003
  • Note: Designated as a Forsyth County Landmark
    • Located in the Washington Park National Register Historic District

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531 W. Main Street, Elkin, Surry County

  • Sold for $700,000 on March 19, 2019 (originally listed at $849,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 5,284 square feet, 6.37 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 27, 2018
  • Last sale: 1991, price not available in online records
  • Note: The property was listed for sale in 2015 at $749,900 and in 2016 at $799,900.
    • Listing: “… expansive decks with long range views of the Brushy Mountains.”

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802 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Melrose Estate

  • Sold for $420,000 on March 6, 2019 (originally listed at $725,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,316 square feet, 3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 2017
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “9 fireplaces, 12 foot ceilings with an elegant Mahogany staircase leading up to a view of a one of a kind, hand made stained glass masterpiece.”

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419 S. Main Street, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $238,000 on February 8, 2019 (originally listed at $285,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4,399 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1837
  • Listed July 2, 2018
  • Last sale: $180,000, April 2002
  • Note: The property is next door to Korner’s Folly.

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809 Church Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $390,000 on December 13, 2018 (listed at $400,000 for the house and 2.61 acres or $515,000 for the house and 16 acres)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4,522 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed October 17, 2018
  • Last sale: $64,000, July 2012
  • Note: The property includes a pool and pool house, garage with studio apartment and other outbuildings.
    • The house has geothermal heating.
    • Located on the Alamance County side of Gibsonville.

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3301 Alamance Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Adamsleigh
Blog post: Adamsleigh: Demolition Appears Likely for A Great North Carolina Mansion ‘Not Fit for Today’s Lifestyle’

  • Sold for $2.41 million on November 5, 2018 (listed at $3.895 million)
  • 10 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 5 half-bathrooms, 30,000 square feet, 16.72 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 16, 2018
  • Last sale: The property has been owned by the Adams-Watkins family since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Sedgefield
  • Listing: “One of the largest and most famous homes in the Triad, this exceptional Tudor-style mansion completed in 1930 was designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit (Graylyn Mansion) for textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation. The construction materials, unsurpassed in style and workmanship, include a solid masonry foundation and walls, clay tile roof, custom paneling and woodwork, plaster moldings and custom ironwork. The attached garage/autocourt and detached stable are all executed in the same architectural style as the manor house. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity!”
    • Adamsleigh also is being marketed by a commercial real-estate firm: “Property is an exceptional repurposing opportunity as a bed and breakfast or, with rezoning, might be converted to condominiums, luxury apartments or a country inn. Adjacent to hole #’s 11, 12, 14 & 15 of the Donald Ross golf course at the prestigious Sedgefield Country Club.”

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106 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro
The Douglas-Ravenel House
Blog post

  • $1.095 million on September 28, 2019 (originally listed at $1.35 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,230 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 27, 2017
  • Last sale: $770,000, March 2005
  • Note: Located in the Fisher Park Historic District
    • Designated as a Guilford County Landmark
    • The house has twin living rooms, a library, dining room, den and eight fireplaces. Outdoor spaces include a spacious front porch, a private side porch and, in the backyard, an English garden and pergola.

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958 N.C. Highway 65, Wentworth, Rockingham County
The Scales-Reid-Reynolds-Gunn House

  • Sold for $252,500 on September 4, 2018 (originally listed at $279,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,176 square feet, 1.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1858
  • Listed May 2, 2018
  • Last sale: $75,000, April 2004
  • Note: The stairway newel post is attributed to Thomas Day, according to a Town of Wentworth historical plaque in front of the house.
    • The property was owned from 1870-99 by Albert M. Scales, lawyer, congressman, Confederate general, and governor of North Carolina (1885-89).
    • Listings give the address as Reidsville, but the house is in Wentworth.

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3230 N.C. Highway 150, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Lenox Castle, also known as Rockingham Springs, 1878

  • Sold for $650,000 on August 24, 2018 (originally listed at $900,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,665 square feet, 144 acres
  • Price/square foot: $390
  • Built in 1878
  • Listed January 9, 2016
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Historical marker: “LENOX CASTLE Also known as Rockingham Springs. Council of State met here, 1790. Owned by John Lenox, Archibald D. Murphey, & Thomas Ruffin. Famous health resort.” (Click for details)
    Four homes are on the farm, including the 1878 main house and a guest house next door, plus two rental properties, several barns, fenced-in pastures and mature hardwood forest. More than 1,000 feet of road frontage.

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6265 Yadkinville Road, Lewisville/Pfafftown, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $560,000 on August 21, 2018 (originally listed at $699,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 5,287 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 2017
  • Last sale: $265,000, January 1998
  • Listing: The property includes a two-story barn, pool house with a gym and entertainment area, tree house and trails.
    • Some listings place the property in Lewisville and others in Pfafftown. It’s about halfway between the two communities, where the town of Vienna once was.

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111 Arden Place, Greensboro
Edgewood
Blog post 1, January 10, 2018
Blog post 2, January 24, 2018
Blog post 3, March 27, 2018
Blog post 4, May 16, 2018

  • Sold for $785,000 on July 11, 2018 (listed at $850,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,209 square feet, 2.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 4, 2018
  • Last sale before foreclosure: $845,000, August 1999
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Foreclosure. The lender took possession of the house for $175,000 in February 2017.
    • The listing shows the house as 5,693 square feet; the Guilford County property record shows 5,209.

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500 Main Street, Old Salem

  • Sold for $615,000 on June 29, 2018 (listed at $649,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,902 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1847
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $575,000, April 1996
  • Note: Built as the Bank of Cape Fear, it became the original home of SECCA (the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art) before being converted into a residence.
    • Listing: Original wide-plank floors, wavy-glass windows, large fireplaces and three-story staircase.

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1036 Covington House Road, Walnut Cove, Stokes County
The Col. Covington House

  • Sold for $143,500 on June 29, 2018
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,395 square feet, 5.19 acres
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1821
  • Listed May 21, 2018
  • Last sale: Before 1969, details not available online
  • Note: The listing calls it the oldest home in Stokes County.
    • Listing: “With a little love & care, this stately house will make a beautiful home place.”

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1001 Country Club Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.35 million on June 28, 2018 (originally listed at $1.899 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 8,023 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 18, 2017
  • Last sale: $425,000, February 1982
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: “Massive Elizabethan style dwelling w/steeply pitched gables, stuccoed walls patterned in diamonds & squares at gables, all topped with distinctive tile roof.”

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711 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
The Joseph M. and Kathleen Price Bryan House
Blog post

  • Sold for $1.655 million on March 12, 2018 (listed at $1.675 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,008 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $275
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed February 1, 2018
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The Bryans bought the house when it was built in 1935. He left it to the Bryan Foundation in his will. The foundation provided it to UNCG as the chancellor’s residence until the university bought a new home in 2017.

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428 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $600,000 on March 5, 2018 (originally listed at $848,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,734 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square feet: $127
  • Built in 1873
  • Listed March 2016
  • Note: The property includes the original detached kitchen with a fireplace and bathroom; it could be used as a studio, apartment or outdoor kitchen.
    • The house has an apartment with a private entrance.

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6043 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro
Hillsdale Farm
Blog post

  • Sold for $2,335,000 on February 14, 2018 (listed at $2,875,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and two half-baths, 13,548 square feet, 27.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 31, 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lake Brandt
  • Notes: Built by Lunsford Richardson III.
    • Guilford County Landmark designation (50% tax deduction).
    • Indoor pool, greenhouse, playhouse, bathhouse, five-car garage with five-room apartment (1,268 square feet).
    • The property includes a 1/6 share of the private, 26-acre Richardson Lake.