Historic Mansions

Updated November 9, 2019

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

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3215 N. Rockingham Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Ayrshire
Blog post

  • $2.9 million (originally listed at $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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415 E. Main Street, Jamestown, Guilford County
The Thomas C. Ragsdale House

  • $2.5 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,685 square feet, 21 acres
  • Price/square foot: $325
  • Built in 1951
  • Listed September 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $880,000, June 2004
  • Note: Ragsdale was a mayor of Jamestown (1951-53) and one of seven children of Lucy Coffin Ragsdale, a well-known advocate for public education and namesake of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown.
    • The property includes a swimming pool, pond, guest house, four-car garage, and a five-stall horse barn and horse pasture.

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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

  • $2.2 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $331
  • Built in 2017
  • Listed October 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $370,000, July 2015 (lot only)
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Designed by Adam Sebastian of STITCH Design Group and built by Gary Jobe
    • On Starmount Country Club Golf Course

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815 Woodland Drive
The Haywood Duke House
Blog post

  • $1.59 million (originally listed at $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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104 Kemp Road West
The Harry Barton House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes

  • $1.495 million (originally listed at $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $371
  • 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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701 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
contract pending as of September 23, 2019

  • $1.495 million (originally listed at $1.785 million)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,597 square feet,  0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $325
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed April 19, 2017
  • Last sale: $1.575 million, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park

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902 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The R.T. Amos House

  • $1.145 million (originally listed at $1.295 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,816 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $230,000, March 1983
  • Note: Designed by Northrup and O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached garage with a two-bedroom guest suite upstairs.

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7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville
The Kivette House

  • $825,000
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 12.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed September 9, 2019
  • 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.
    • The house was listed recently for about a year, originally at $875,000.

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3000 W. Sedgefield Drive, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Tea House
Blog post

  • $570,000 (originally listed at $684,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,164 square feet, 1.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $655,000, April 2016
  • From Preservation North Carolina listing: “When this property was built in 1927, it was built as a Tea House, being located as a convenient stop-by point for travelers from Greensboro to High Point. During Prohibition it served as a Speakeasy, and it still has the small door in the front door which was to ‘screen’ travelers coming in. In the 1940’s it was converted to a private residence.”
    • This house is one of the most recognizable in Sedgefield because it faces High Point Road (the section now bypassed by Gate City Boulevard).
    • The property includes a “stone grotto formed with natural boulders surrounding a heated salt water pool.”

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705 Rockford Road, High Point

  • $529,000 (originally listed at $590,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,722 square feet, 1.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed April 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $412,000, June 2011
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood West
  • Note: Recent updates include a full kitchen makeover, new circular drive, refinished hardwood floors and new HVAC systems.
    • The house includes a separate two-bedroom suite, “perfect for student or Au Pair.”
    • There’s a circular staircase in the turret.

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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1121 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • $2.65 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,054 square feet, 2.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $329
  • 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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2440 Reynolds Drive, Winston-Salem
contract pending as of October 25, 2019

  • $1.699 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 7,017 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1950
  • Listed October 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $750,000, January 1997
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a salt-water pool and a full outdoor kitchen.

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2850 Galworthy Drive, Winston-Salem
The Butler House

  • $1.3 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,250 square feet, 2.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1964
  • Listed on N.C. Modernist as “Coming Soon”
  • Last sale: $979,000, May 2012
  • Note: The property is adjacent to the Reynolda House gardens.
    • Teak entry doors, marble walls

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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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800 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending as of October 23, 2019

  • $1.015 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,724 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $215
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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533 Summit Street, Winston-Salem

  • $999,000 million (originally listed at $1.199 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7,345 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • 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.

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

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5869 U.S. 158 West, Locust Hill, Caswell County
The Moore House, 1790 (aka Stamp’s Quarters, aka the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House)
Moore House NRHP
Blog post

  • $1.75 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
  • Price/square foot: $281
  • Built in 1790
  • Listed June 1, 2018
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: The property apparently has a Yanceyville address but is located in the Locust Hill area, southwest of Yanceyville.
    Listing: “The Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House, a classic Federal style attributed locally to a design by Thomas Jefferson [Note: Jefferson’s name does not appear in the National Register documentation] was originally built in 1790 for Samuel Moore, a successful planter. The current owners added 2 flanking wings in 1995 housing 2 additional master bedrooms, a kitchen, family room & 2 offices. The 200+/- acres of fields & managed forests give the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House the appropriate landscape for its period & history, including the formal boxwood gardens & a fenced garden. Heated & cooled Guest House. Pond”

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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
Richardson Houses Historic District NRHP

  • $950,000 (originally listed at $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

  • $650,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 5,231 square feet, 15.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1936
  • Last sales: $400,000, March 2019; $455,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The home’s new owners bought the house in March, 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.
    • 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; its Facebook page still exists (not updated since December 2018).
    • The house still has its slate roof.
    • County property records show the house with 5,231 square feet; the listing says 5,500.

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506 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County
Rosemont
Blog post

  • $399,000 (originally listed at $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,810 square feet, 1.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed January 11, 2019
  • Last sale: $340,000, June 2001
  • Note: The property includes a detached apartment
    • The house features a clay-tile roof, nine fireplaces and hand-laid parquet floors.

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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856
no longer under contract as of May 10, 2019

  • $159,500 (originally listed at $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • 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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3451 W. Pine Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
Pine Ridge Inn

  • $650,000 with 27.6 acres
    • … or $575,000 with 18.6 acres,
    • $499,000 with 8.1 acres
    • $445,000 with 3 acres,
  • 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 7,450 square feet, 27.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $87 (27.6 acres)
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed July 7, 2017
  • Last sale: $320,000, February 2003
  • Listing: “Gently rolling Pasture would make for great Vineyard …”
    • The property includes a guest house, outbuildings and a stream.
    • The house has a commercial kitchen and a large dining area.
    • Previously listed in 2015 for $799,000 (per Zillow).

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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  • $1.6 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,636 square feet, 35.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $241
  • 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

  • $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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