Historic Mansions

Updated July 1, 2020

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

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3215 N. Rockingham Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Ayrshire
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 3215 N. Rockingham Road: A 1935 Cotswold Tudor manor house for $2.9 million
listing expired February 1, 2020
relisted February 3, 2020

  • $2.9 million (originally $3.25 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 half-baths, 10,696 square feet, 2.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $271
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed December 2015
  • Last sale: None
  • Note: Located on the Sedgefield Country Club golf course
    • Architectural features include butterfly pegged floors, wood and plaster moldings, lead-pane windows, solid wood beams, a marble wall fountain in the main hall.

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303 Burke Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion

  • $2.2 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 5,166 square feet, 2.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $426
  • Built in 1906
  • Listing date not known
  • Last sale: $1.1 million, January 2011
  • From the inn’s website: “Caesar Cone, a textile magnate and co-founder of Cone Mills Corporation, built the house on 303 Burke Street in 1906. In 1911, Caesar Cone sold the home to J.W. Burke, where 4 generations of the Burke family resided in the estate. The Brady Family bought Burke Manor in 1999 and restored the home to its original grandeur, as designed by the Cone family. The Brady’s converted the grounds into an inn with the idea of transforming the house into a bed & breakfast. The owners today, Lori and Lil Lacassagne, purchased Burke Manor in 2011. ”
    • The property includes an in-ground pool.

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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

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510 Country Club Drive
The Britt and Jane Armfield House

  • $1.7 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,640 square feet (per county property records)
  • Price/square foot: $366
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, July 2002
  • Note: Britt and Jane Armfield owned the house from 1938 until her death in 2002. It has remained in the family since then.

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815 Woodland Drive
The Haywood Duke House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 815 Woodland Drive: Irving Park’s highest-priced mansion (2017)

  • $1.59 million (originally $1.79 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,215 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $305
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 24, 2017
  • Last sale: $1.7 million, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Home has been listed for sale five times since 2011 without a sale (Zillow).

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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro

  • $1.175 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,225 square feet, 2.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,650, May 1964
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a pool, guest house and gazebo.

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104 Kemp Road West
The Harry Barton House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The 1925 Harry Barton House in Hamilton Lakes, $1.65 million

  • $1.125 million (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $279
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $105,000, June 1976
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The house was designed by Harry Barton as his own residence.
    • The property is on Benjamin Lake.
    • A separate gym with a steam shower and hot tub overlooks the lake.
    • Italian tile roof
    • County property records show the house being bigger than the listing says it is — 4,027 square feet vs. 3,464.

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902 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The R.T. Amos House
listing withdrawn March 6, 2020
relisted May 15, 2020

  • $925,000 (originally listed at $1.295 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,816 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $230,000, March 1983
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Designed by Northrup and O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached garage with a two-bedroom guest suite upstairs.
    • R.T. Amos Sr. (1880-1968) was founder of Amos Hosiery Mills in 1916, a member of the City Council in the 1930s and first president of what is now the United Way of Greater High Point.

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7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville
The Kivette House
listing withdrawn November 8, 2018
relisted September 9, 2019

  • $825,000 (originally $875,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 12.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed March 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2004
  • Note: The property includes a two-story carriage house.
    • The property was marketed previously as a residence or as a b&b/event venue (although there already is one in Gibsonville).
    • For more about the Kivette family, click here.

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301 Shadow Valley Road, High Point
Woodsfield

  • $800,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,582 square feet, 3.03 acres (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed April 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $577,500, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood Estates
  • Note: The property has a High Point address but is located in Davidson County.
    • The property includes a swimming pool.

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5703 Anson Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
contract pending June 15, 2020
no longer under contract June 26, 2020

  • $685,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,664 square feet, 1.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $255,000, December 1997
  • Note: The property includes a three-car garage.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

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7980 Valley View Drive, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • $2.95 million
  • 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms, 12,881 square feet, 4.45 acres
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $625,000, December 2006
  • Note: Designed by architect Charles Barton Keen for a niece of R.J. Reynolds.
    • Landscape architecture by Thomas Sears, designer of Reynolda Gardens.
    • Listing: “Original Elevator! Too many exquisite features to mention!”
    • The property has been for sale seven times since it was last sold in 2006.

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2716 Bartram Road, Winston-Salem
The Maya Angelou House

  • $2.395 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 7,249 square feet, 1.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $330
  • Built in 1960
  • Listed March 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou bought the house in 1994 and lived there until her death in 2014. She was appointed to be the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in 1982.
    • The house includes a three-floor elevator and a basement guest suite with a second kitchen.
    • The property includes a detached 1200 square-foot guest house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
    • Garages for five cars
    • Gated lot
    • Landscaped by artist Chin Chin Tan of Winston-Salem and Singapore

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1121 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn March 23, 2020
relisted March 27, 2020

  • $2.39 million (originally $2.65 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,054 square feet, 2.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $297
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $2.35 million, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by Charles Barton Keen, landscape designed by Thomas Sears

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2005 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.39 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,453 square feet, 0.90 acre
  • Price/square foot: $312
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $41,500, July 1969
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Notes: The property includes a detached two-story carriage house with a living room, fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom totaling about 1,300 square feet (not included in the square footage figure above).
    • The original owners appears to have been Luther and Maude Hobson. He was the manager of Ino Milling Company. The property, which may have been larger at the time, then featured a chicken lot, orchard, vineyard and pine grove. They sold the property in 1925 (Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage).

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1701 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.195 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,125 square feet, 2.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $233
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 2017
  • Last sale: $500,000, January 1994
  • Note: Designed by Charles Barton Keen, landscape architecture by Thomas Sears
    • The house features a foyer with its original marble floor, six fireplaces and a master suite on first floor with two bathrooms.
    • The property includes an enclosed heated pool, guest house and rose garden.

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201 N. Westview Drive, Winston-Salem
contract pending June 22, 2020

  • $1.15 million (originally $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,899 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $235
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed February 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $950,000, May 2014
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage attached to the house through a mudroom.

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3935 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.1 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,206 square feet, 4.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, August 1998
  • Note: Designed by Northrup & O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached three-car garage with guest quarters.

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2311 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $939,000 (originally $989,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,275 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed May 26, 2020
  • Last sale, $550,000, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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1716 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending May 7, 2020

  • $980,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,317 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $227
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed April 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $582,000, March 2001
  • Note: The listing says the house is 5,202 square feet ($188/square foot), considerably larger than the size in county property records.

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626 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $945,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,629 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $204
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $55,730, September 1983
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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533 Summit Street, Winston-Salem
listing expired January 1, 2020
relisted March 27, 2020

  • $829,000 (originally listed at $1.199 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7,345 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed April 2, 2019
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2012
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Listing: Truncated hip slate roof, wraparound porch, leaded and jeweled glass window details, vestibule and entrance with large glass panel double-leaf doors with beveled and glass sidelights and transoms, 10 fireplaces, paneled wainscot, sliding pocket doors.

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403 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn January 2, 2019; relisted March 4, 2020
listing withdrawn April 3, 2020; relisted May 9, 2020
contact pending June 29, 2020

  • $599,000 (originally $665,000; has been listed as low as $599,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,351 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed April 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $353,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Since the house was listed in 2018, it also has been listed for rent.

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
Richardson Houses Historic District NRHP
listing withdrawn July 1, 2015, relisted October 10, 2015
listing withdrawn December 1, 2016, relisted April 5, 2017
listing withdrawn October 1, 2017, relisted June 13, 2018

  • $950,000 (originally $1.25 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 13, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: Belmont is one of the three Richardson family homes comprising the principal structures of the Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 22 buildings and structures on about 30 acres near downtown Reidsville.
    • Listing: “The home has been completely restored … currently being used as a private residence and venue for weddings and other events.”
    • This is the fourth time the current owners have put the house on the market. The original price was $1.495 million.
    • County property records say the house has 8,946 square feet. A current listing lists that figure and an additional 3,332 unfinished square feet for a total of 12,278.

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351 W. Meadow Road, Eden, Rockingham County
Rivermont
The Eggleston-Ziglar House
Blog post — Rivermont in Eden: A Landmark 1936 Mansion on the Smith River, $650,000
listing withdrawn March 6, 2020
relisted March 16, 2020

  • $575,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 5,231 square feet (per county records), 15.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1936
  • Last sales: $400,000, March 2019; $455,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: Was for sale by owner, now listed with an agent
    • The home’s new owners bought the house in March 2019, made some renovations, secured designation for it as a local landmark in June and now have put it up for sale again at 62 percent more than they paid for it.
    • The property is on the Smith River.
    • From the previous FSBO listing: “Rivermont would make a great home for entertaining, a B&B or wedding venue.” The last previous owners marketed it as a performance and event venue.
    • The house still has its slate roof.

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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856
contract pending October 1-26, 2018
listing withdrawn January 28, 2019, relisted May 10, 2019

  • $154,900 (originally $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built around 1856
  • Listed November 10, 2016
  • Last sold: June 2013, $88,000
  • Note: A previous version of the listing said, “Ready for your cosmetic upgrades … The house is being sold as-is with the kitchen and second bathroom needing updates. Cracked plaster and peeling wall paper will also need to be repaired. All of the windows have been replaced.”
    • The original woodwork remains and is attributed to Thomas Day (not uncommon in houses of this period in the Caswell-Rockingham area).

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

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132 Becktown Road, Mocksville, Davie County
Boxwood Lodge
Boxwood Lodge NRHP

  • $3.45 million
  • 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,285 square feet, 48.23 acres
  • Price/square foot: $372
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed January 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $1.3 million, December 2017
  • Note: The house was designed by Delano & Aldrich of New York.
    • The property is what remains of a 1,500-acre hunting retreat developed from 1911 to 1931 by William Rabb Craig, a New York cotton and sugar broker who died in 1931. Craig’s widow built the house on the site of a hunting lodge built in the 1910’s.
    • The listing says a $5 million restoration of the house was completed in 2007.
    • The property includes a guest cabin built in 1933, a barn built in the 1910’s and a pond.
    • It is now a bed and breakfast and a wedding/event venue.

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1085 N. Main St, Mocksville, Davie County
The Philip Hanes House
contract pending May 30, 2020

  • $569,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,384 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1900 (per county records)
  • Listed May 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $153,000, June 2012
  • Note: Outbuildings include an office with fireplace dating back to 1861, a barn with loft, and a garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “… substantial, three-bay, high-hipped frame Classical Revival style house; two-story side pavilions with pedimented gables; u- shaped, hipped porch with Tuscan columns, projecting pedimented bay over steps; slightly-projecting central bay with Palladian window on second level; large, pedimented dormer with hipped shoulders supported by pairs of short columns, flanked by hipped dormers; rear one- and two-story hipped wings; pair of large, corbelled-capped interior chimneys; double front doors with sidelights and transoms; two-over-two sash windows; lunar windows in side gables; louvered blinds; notable Classical Revival interior; built by a contractor named Ford for Philip Hanes (1851-1903) and wife, Sallie Clement Booe Hanes (1857-1927), daughter of Alexander Booe; Hanes was partner in B.F. Hanes Tobacco Company in Winston; Alexander Booe House was pulled down and new house built on site”

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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  • $1.4 million (originally $1.6 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,636 square feet, 35.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed November 9, 2018
  • Last sale: $900,000, May 2016
  • Note: The property is located on the Yadkin River, 3 miles from Clemmons. Although it has a Clemmons mailing address, it’s in Davidson County.
    • The house was built around a hunting lodge.
    • The property includes a heated salt water pool, pond, a two-bedroom guesthouse, barn, stable, chicken coops, duck hutch and large fenced garden.

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115 S. Pearl Street, Troy, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 19, 2020

  • $599,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,135 square feet, 0.42 acres (see note)
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed July 14, 2019
  • Last sale: Listing says it was in 1910; no further information is available online.
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • The house is on a lot of 0.42 acre. The listing references two additional lots that are included, apparently another 0.43 acre total.
    • The house is across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
    • “A portion of the home was the original town post office and has remained in the same family since 1910.”
    • “Remington chandeliers from Pennsylvania, mahogany over-mantles from plantations on the Mississippi River, fireplaces throughout. Hidden doorways and many nooks and crannies with quirky charm. … An impressive 2 story pine paneled entrance with original oak floors, stained glass window, and a massive staircase … Original 10′ & 12′ stamped metal ceilings. Elegant formal dining room has been known to seat 30+ family and guests. A fully stocked library with volumes of antique books. … 20×36 foot wine cellar in basement with stone fireplace and steel reinforced storm shelter.”
    • “Perfect for a bed and breakfast, home-based business, shop, office, educational facility or just a residence for large family or someone who welcomes an abundance of visitors.
    • “Entertainment/game/billiard room is 25 x 36 with pool table included An indoor pool remains structured under the large billiard room floor if so desired to convert back into function.”
    • “A 64×32′ garage holds approx. 18 cars and is located on additional 2 lots (included) just perfect for a multitude of needs from collector cars to business product storage.”
    • This appears to be the garage:

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