Updated February 5, 2020
Some older properties, especially outsized, rural ones, are marketed as possible commercial properties — b&b’s, vineyards, event venues and such — rather than or in addition to residential use.
- $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.
354 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road, Surry County
listing expired August 1, 2019
relisted April 10, 2020
- $915,000 (originally $1.175 million)
- 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 7,567 square feet, 22 acres
- The figures are totals for a cottage and four log cabins.
- Price/square foot: $121
- Built in 1940
- Listed August 1, 2018
- Last sale: $3.6 million, February 1992
- Note: The property includes four log cabins and a cottage that are now rented for weddings and events. It is part of Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery.
- Located a mile outside Elkin and two miles from Interstate 77
- The property includes creeks, a lake and a pond.
- The cottage has two suites with a bathroom in each.
- The main log cabin has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a large entertainment area, a dining room that can seat more than 50 people, a fully equipped kitchen and a covered porch overlooking the lake.
- Two cabins are two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplexes.
- The fourth cabin is a game room with a pool table, card table, satellite television, stereo, bar and bathroom.
- All furniture, fixtures and equipment are included in the sale.
- One of the cabins:
7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Kivette House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Kivette Houses, Both Now For Sale: The Gibsonville Homes of Two Sisters Who Loved Parties and Elon
listing withdrawn November 8, 2018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.
- $595,000 (originally listed at $425,000 and as low as $368,000)
- 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,790 square feet, 0.57 acre
- Price/square foot: $124
- Built in 1903
- Listed July 23, 2018
- Last sale: $365,000, August 2016
- Note: The property includes seven fireplaces; main-level master with en-suite, 12’x11′ walk-in closet and private side yard; wrap-around front porch; large back yard with in-ground pool, hot tub, two pergolas and privacy fencing.
351 W. Meadow Road, Eden, Rockingham County
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
contract pending October 7 to November 13, 2020
contract pending January 21, 2021
- $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.
643 Holly Avenue, Winston-Salem
The W.H. Turner House
listing withdrawn January 2, 2021
relisted January 4, 2021
- $599,900 (originally $649,000)
- 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,039 square feet
- Price/square foot: $148
- Built in 1923
- Listed October 20, 2020
- Last sale: $385,000, March 2007
- Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
- Note: The house has been divided into six one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments.
- District NRHP nomination: “The Turner House is a two-story, brick Colonial Revival house with a hip roof and a battered hip dormer sheathed in slate shingles. The full-width shed porch has a central pediment over the entrance with half-timbering in the pediment. Windows are eight-over-one, and tripartite windows are composed of one twelve-over-one window with six-over-one sidelights. The entrance has a leaded transom and sidelights. The house also has a porte cochere. Turner was the treasurer and manager of Twin City Wood Co.”
115 S. Pearl Street, Troy, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 19, 2020
relisted August 15, 2020
- $549,900 (originally $599,000)
- 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,135 square feet, 0.42 acres (see note)
- Price/square foot: $107
- 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:
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
- 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.”