Historic Mansions: Recent Sales

606 Lexington Road, Asheboro, Randolph County
The James B. Neely House

  • Sold for $730,000 on September 16, 2021 (originally $798,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,850 square feet, 4.84 acres
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed May 12, 2021
  • Last sale: November 1939, price not specified on deed
  • Note: James Brevard Neely (1897-1964) was president of the Bank of Asheboro from 1947 until his death. He was a veteran of World War I. Before going into banking, he served as Asheboro’s town clerk. His first wife, Golda Hayworth Neely (1904-1941), died at the age of 37. His second wife, Anne Burgess Neely (1916-2014), worked as a home demonstration agent for the Randolph County Extension office and as a teacher at Seagrove School.
    • FWIW: There are no historic districts in Asheboro, local or on the National Register. The only three historic districts in Randolph County are in Coleridge, Franklinville and Liberty.

3210 N.C. Highway 119 South, Haw River, Alamance County
The Henderson Scott House II

  • Sold for $735,000 on August 20, 2021 (originally $899,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,371 square feet (per county records), 3.42 acres
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1848
  • Listed June 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $450,000, February 2007
  • Neighborhood: Henderson Scott Farm Historic District
  • Note: The house is the birthplace of Gov. W. Kerr Scott.
    • “During his term as Governor from 1949 to 1953, he introduced one of the most progressive plans ever, the ‘Go Forward’ program,” the district NRHP nomination says. “He proposed spending State surplus revenue on services for the aged, dependent, handicapped and mentally ill. He was also responsible for paving many secondary roads, ‘getting North Carolina out of the mud’ and the rural electrification program. He was a United States Senator at the time of his death in 1958.”
    • This is the second house built by Henderson Scott, whose descendants established the Scott family as political and agricultural leaders in Alamance County and the state.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Henderson Scott Farm, as the home of five generations of the Scott family beginning with Henderson Scott (1814-1870), is the site most closely associated with this dynasty of statewide significance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the areas of agriculture and government/politics. … The farm is the birthplace of three of North Carolina’s most influential twentieth century statesmen: member of State Legislature and long-time State Board of Agriculture leader Robert Walter Scott (1861-1929); Governor William Kerr Scott (1896-1958); and Senator Ralph Scott [1903-1989].”
    • Kerr’s son, Gov. Bob Scott, was born nearby on the Kerr Scott Farm.
    • The house remained in the Scott family until 2007, when the current owners bought it.
    • Online listings show 4,762 square feet, compared to 4,371 in county records.

1121 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $2 million on July 30, 2021 (originally $2.65 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,054 square feet, 2.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $248
  • 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

1875 Runnymede Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.1 million on July 28, 2021 (not listed for sale)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,830 square feet, 0.98 acre
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1925
  • Not publicly listed for sale
  • Last sale: $600,000, November 1989
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Listing: “Handsome Flemmish bond brick and stunning green barrel tile roof highlight this architectural masterpiece.”

638 N. Spring Street, Winston-Salem
The Thomas S. Douglas House
Blog post — From Listing to Closing in Two Weeks: The Douglas House, a 1907 Mansion in Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $635,000 on July 22, 2021 (listed at $649,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,287 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed July 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, September 1997
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Douglas House combines late Victorian irregular massing with Colonial Revival detailing. The two-story frame house has a multi-gable roof, with some of the sparse ornamentation seen in the Palladian window of the smaller front gable and in the trefoil attic vent of the larger gable.
    • “The present front porch features Tuscan columns and a slightly projecting pedimented entrance bay. However, the 1917 Sanborn Hap shows only a corner wrap-around porch. The porch was probably altered in the 1910s or 1920s, when the south side porch was converted to a sun room.
    • “In the last decade the house was sheathed with aluminum siding, but this was done without obstructing any of the detailing and has had little effect on the overall architectural integrity of the house.
    • “The interior includes a closed string Colonial Revival stair and several typical Colonial Revival mantels.
    • “Thomas S. Douglas purchased the property in 1907 and was listed at this location in the 1908 city directory. He was a traveling salesman. The Douglas family retained ownership until 1955.
    • “One of T.S. and Fannie Douglas’ sons, Wilson, experimented and made the first Douglas storage battery in the garage (no longer standing) on Spring St. Later he and his brother, Thomas Jr., built the Douglas Storage Battery Co. into the large industry which it is today.”

210 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
The W. Chase Idol House

  • Sold for $825,000 on July 7, 2021 (originally $939,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,313 square feet (per county), 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed November 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $775,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: Designed by Lorenzo Winslow. He worked for Harry Barton and A.K. Moore in Greensboro, designing many homes in Sunset Hills. He later moved to Washington, where he became the architect for the White House. His work there included the complete renovation of the building in 1948-52.
    • The house was gutted to the studs in a 2017 renovation.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, gable-on-hip-roofed, Tudor Revival-style house features a terra cotta roof, a brick veneer, laid diagonally at the second-floor level, and faux half-timbering on the gables, dormers, and the second-floor level of the projecting gabled bays. The house is three bays wide and double-pile with a two-and-a-half-story, projecting, front-gabled bay on the right (east) end of the facade and a two-story, projecting entrance bay.
    • “It has grouped, six-light, metal casement windows, most with two-light transoms, and a group of three diamond-paned metal casement windows over the entrance. The batten door has leaded-glass sidelights with a shield motif. It is recessed slightly and accessed via a pointed-arched cast-stone surround. A bay window to the left (west) of the entrance has six-light casement windows with four-light transoms on all three sides and a tile hipped roof.
    • “There is a catslide, shed-roofed porte-cochere on the right elevation, supported by full-height brick piers with arched openings. A catslide, shed-roofed porch on the left elevation has matching supports with narrower arched openings.
    • “There are two massive, corbelled brick chimneys, a two-story, hip-roofed wing projecting from the rear of the left elevation, and a hip-roofed dormer on the right elevation.
    • “The house is listed as vacant in 1930; the earliest known occupant is W. Chase Idol (vice-president/cashier, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company; secretary/treasurer, Piedmont Bank & Loan Association) in 1933.”

438 Roslyn Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.1 million on July 2, 2021 (listed at $1.195 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,216 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $230,000, February 1993
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

370 Stratford Road NW, Winston-Salem
The Alice Lawrence House

  • Sold for $1.3 million on June 30, 2021 (listed at $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,291 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $705,000, April 1999
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The listing describes the house as Neo-Classical Palladian.
    • The house has an almost new slate roof (2017).
    • Although the listing says the house was built by a member of the Hanes family, it actually was built by Alice Ruth George Lawrence (1876-1959). She was married to Charles Solomon Lawrence Sr. (1878-1930), hospital founder and Army doctor, but she bought the property in her own name in 1928. She lived in the house until she lost it in bankruptcy in 1934. (Their son, Charles S. Lawrence, just died at the age of 94 on March 4, 2021.)
    • Katherine Jane Hanes (1878-1965) did buy the house in 1950. She lived in it until she died. She was the daughter of P.H. Hanes, founder of P.H. Hanes Knitting Company.

2000 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.15 million on June 30, 2021 (originally $1.325 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,649 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $204
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed August 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $452,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: A relatively uncommon (locally) example of French Provincial architecture
    • “Banquet size dining room with an elegant fireplace. … Lower level has gym, flex-room/6th BR with split bath. Double basement garage with 2 storage rooms, Climate controlled wine cellar.”

437 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Paul and Nora Speas House
contract pending May 17, 2021

  • Sold for $1.051 million on June 25, 2021 (listed at $1.025 million)
  • 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4,298 square feet (per county), 0.78 acre
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $400,000, June 1987
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The listing shows 5,032 square feet ($204/square foot).
    • Dr. William Paul Speas (1883-1967) and Nora Speas (1889-1971) bought the property in 1935. The address first appears in the city directory in 1937. Paul was an ophthalmologist and professor of ophthalmology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. In retirement, he operated an optician practice in Mocksville.

804 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
The Van Wyck Williams House

  • Sold for $1.2 million on May 27, 2021 (originally listed at $1.795 million)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,470 square feet (per county), 0.49 acre (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $346
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2011
  • Last sale: $650,000, August 1992
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Williams House is a wonderfully detailed one-and-a-half-story Tudor Revival cottage. It combines Flemish bond brickwork on the first story with stucco and half timbering on the upper story and a steep gabled roof with multi-colored slate shingles of graduated overlap from ridge to eaves. Other notable features include dormers with half-timbered gables, a front porch with timber posts, and a side chimney with highly decorative brickwork.”
    • Overlooks the Greensboro Country Club golf course
    • Listing: “Matching guest quarters with attached garage includes sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths” (750 square feet not included above).
    • The address doesn’t appear in the Greensboro city directory until 1929.
    • Van Wyck Williams (1886-1962) bought the house from the Irving Park Company in May 1928. He was a traveling salesman. Williams sold the house in August 1934 and then bought it back again five months later, in January 1935. The prices weren’t recorded on the deeds.
    • Williams didn’t sell the house again. On his death, he left it to his wife, Sarah Alberta Watkins Williams (1897-1972). She sold the house in 1964 to Charles and Betty Cheek. He was president of Piedmont Financial. The Cheeks sold it to the current owners in 1992.

308 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The William Lindsey House

  • Sold for $445,000 on May 26, 2021 (listed at $434,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,205 square feet, 0.91 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1868
  • Listed April 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $322,000, August 2002
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Because of both its historical associations and its architectural distinction, the William Lindsey House is a pivotal building in the Reidsville Historic District.”
    • The house is “a two-story, single-pile brick Italianate dwelling with a three-bay facade, one-story bays on the side elevations, and a one-story brick ell spanning the rear of the main section. The hip-roofed house features elaborate Italianate trim, including deep paneled and bracketed eaves, decorative hoods over slender paired windows on the second floor, segmental arched window and door openings on the first, and paneled interior chimneys.
    • “Early in the 20th century, a new porch was constructed across this facade, in the Neo-Classical Revival style. It consists of a one-story, full-facade porch supported by corinthian columns which are repeated in monumental fashion in the central projecting two-story pedimented portico. Heavy turned balusters line the porch and the central balcony, from which a double-leaf door, similar to the main entrance, opens to the second floor. The earlier porch appears to have spanned only the entrance bay, with a second porch on the south elevation.” As late as the mid-1980s, there were large magnolia trees in the front yard.
    • “William Lindsey (1829-1889) is believed to have moved to this area of Rockingham County from Virginia in 1852 and opened a tobacco factory in the late 1850s …. In the early 1880s, he built a large brick factory on the west side of N.W. Market St., where he produced the following brands: “Johnnie Reb,” “Our Statesman,” “Edna Lindsey,” “Lindsey’s Leader,” and “Our Level Best.” In partnership with H.K. Reid, he operated a general store, and he was a founder of many local businesses. Lindsey owned several hundred acres of land in the new town of Reidsville, and his name appears on many land transactions as the town grew.
    • “He was married to Sarah Holderby [1833-1893], daughter of Joseph Holderby [1803-1875], who was prominent in the early development of Reidsville. The Lindseys first lived in the early 19th century home of Reuben Reid (demolished) which was at this location until they built a new home and moved the earlier house to a site on nearby Lindsey street. Occupied for many years by the Lindseys’ daughter, Edna [1868-1961], and her husband, tobacconist Eugene Watt [1868-1941], the house remains [as of August 1986] in the Lindsey family, occupied by his granddaughter, Sarah Watt [1901-1990] and her husband, William C. Stokes [1900-1986].”
    • Bonus Reidsville history: “Reuben Reid of Hogans Creek moved his family, including wife, Elizabeth Williams Settle, and son, David Settle Reid, to a 700-acre farm on the ridge between Wolf Island and Little Troublesome creeks in May, 1814. He became a successful farmer, operated a store and a public inn maintained in a private home and served the county as a constable and justice of the peace.
    • “The family secured a post office, aptly named Reidsville, in 1829. 16-year-old David Settle Reid was appointed its first postmaster. He would later become a State Senator (1835-42), a U.S. Congressman (1843-47), Governor of North Carolina (1850) and a U.S. Senator (1854).”
    • H.K. Reid, William Lindsey’s business partner, was another son of Reuben Reid.
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1185 Tall Tree Road, Clemmons, Davidson County

  • Sold for $1.14 million on May 13, 2021 (originally $1.6 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,636 square feet, 35.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • 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.

104 Kemp Road West, Greensboro
The Harry Barton House
Blog post — 104 Kemp Road West — Harry Barton’s Own House (August 2, 2020)
Blog post — The 1925 Harry Barton House in Hamilton Lakes, $1.65 million 
(June 28, 2019)

  • Sold for $805,000 on May 12, 2021 (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • 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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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District
Blog post — Sold: Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, a 1912 Mansion Among Mansions in Reidsville

  • Sold for $950,000 on May 10, 2021 (originally $1.495 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1912
  • Original listing date was before July 2015; current listings dn’t go back any further.
  • 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.”
    • 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.

905 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The J. Ed Millis House

  • Sold for $1 million on April 30, 2021 (listed at $1.15 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,242 square feet, 1.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $246,000, 1983
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The house has been in the Millis family since it was built.
    • J. Ed Millis was an executive of the Adams-Millis Corporation. He was the son of J. Henry Millis, co-founder of the company.
    • The designed by Northrup and O’Brien of Winston-Salem.
    • The Architecture of High Point North Carolina: “The Millis residence stands as one of the most impressive in the city, with period detail that evokes a rambling medieval English manor house. The house is a distinctive variation of the Tudor Revival style in its incorporation of stuccoed walls throughout, rather than the more typical brick and false half-timbering.”
    • Listing: “The garage apt includes an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchen, and den. The property overlooks the High Point Country Club golf course and includes a 3 car garage and wonderful outdoor gazebo.”

652 Summit Street, Winston-Salem
Dr. Arthur DeTalma Valk House
contract pending January 29, 2021

  • Sold for $800,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $790,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,643 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $286,500, August 1996
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Valk House is an unusual two-story stuccoed dwelling designed by Richmond architect Charles H. Robinson and constructed by Fogle Brothers. It has clipped gables, gable end chimneys flanked by lunette windows, and a southeast side shed room balanced by a northwest side sun room (originally an open porch) with Tuscan columns. The front entrance is sheltered by a Classical porch with Tuscan columns and a pedimented entablature. The rear of the house, which faces Jersey Ave., has an ell with a sleeping porch and a ground level arcade.”
    • “Anna L. Valk purchased the property in 1916, but she and her husband, Dr. Arthur DeTalma Valk, were not listed on Summit St. until the 1922 city directory. The Valks owned the property until 1975.”

603 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
The Lawrence W. Conant House
listing withdrawn June 30, 2018

  • Sold for $700,000 on April 19, 2021 (originally listed at $875,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,716 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed May 2017
  • Last sale: $850,000, September 15, 2008 (two weeks before the real estate market crashed)
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The property sold for $900,000 in 2006.
    • Listing: “2 laundry rooms. In law suite w/a full kitchen & its own separate entrance. … Stone Courtyard w/an outdoors kitchen, SS grill, granite countertops, fireplace and a hot tub.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house is a significantly altered and grossly enlarged, making it nearly unrecognizable from its original Colonial Revival style.
    • “The house is five bays wide and double-pile with a two-story, front-gabled wing on the right (west) elevation that constitutes the original Colonial Revival-style house. It has a stone veneer with faux half-timbering at the second-floor level of a projecting, front-gabled bay and on a shed-roofed dormer on the left (east) end of the facade and hip-roofed dormers on the right end of the facade and on the projecting, front-gabled wing.
    • “It has double-hung vinyl windows with vinyl casement windows in the dormers. There are projecting bay windows with leaded glass casement windows on the projecting front-gabled bay and front-gabled wing.
    • “A pair of fifteen-light French doors near the center of the facade have fixed fifteen-light sidelights and a four-paired transom. The batten door is sheltered by a front-gabled porch supported by square posts with diagonal braces and with exposed trusses in the gable.
    • “There are a series of shed-roofed sections on the right elevation and a hip-roofed dormer and octagonal projecting bay on the rear (south) elevation. Low stone walls encircle the property and define the circular drive at the front.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Lawrence W. Conant (consulting engineer) in 1928.”

254 N.C. Highway 22, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $335,000 on April 19, 2021 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,458 square feet, 20.96 acres
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed December 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $215,000 in two transactions — smaller lot, $170,000, December 1994; larger lot: $45,000, June 2005
  • Note: The property includes a pond.
    • “1st basement area has pool table fireplace & slate flooring, 2nd basement has large 22×16 bonus room/den/office/inlaw suite w/brick flooring, small kitchen & bath with deck leads outside on basement level.”
    • “Concrete Pool has not used for several yrs …”
    • The property consists of two non-contiguous lots, outlined in orange (4.11 acres with house) and red (16.85 cares with pond). Click to see a larger image:

912 Bethlehem Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $600,000 on April 8, 2021 (originally $725,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,872 square feet, 132 acres
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed September 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,000, September 1972
  • Note: Formerly the 912 Bethlehem restaurant
    • The property includes a pond and stables with five stalls.
    • “… Large den with gorgeous rock fireplace with a hard pine mantle from Spray Mercantile Building. Room has wormy Chestnut paneling and a separate air unit.”
    • “The kitchen for the restaurant was created from the two car garage. There is a separate office beside the home.”
    • The property was sold twice in two days about six weeks after the listing was withdrawn. First, on April 7, 2021, it was bought by Leaksville United Methodist Church; the amount was not specified on the deed. The next day, the church sold it to an LLC for $600,000.
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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

  • Sold for $545,000 on April 9, 2021 (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: $104
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 19, 2020
  • 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.

105 Brantley Circle, High Point
The J. Howard Paylor House

  • Sold for $580,000 on April 6, 2021 (originally $649,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,945 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $350,000, October 2009
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Listing: The property includes an attached two-car garage with workshop, a garden house and an adjacent lot (“an Emerywood anomaly”).
    • “This property has a strong furniture market rental history.”
    • Howard Paylor was a salesman. He owned the house from 1927 to 1948. The original owners may have been Henry and Fannie Harris and Lewis and Ida Harris, who sold the house to High Point Real Estate and Insurance Company in 1923. Paylor bought the house from the company.
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403 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $539,000 on March 17, 2021 (originally $665,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,351 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $101
  • 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.

217 N. Pine Valley Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $710,000 on March 16, 2021 (originally $825,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,216 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed May 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $680,000, May 2010
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Designed by William Roy Wallace
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2005 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $870,000 on February 11, 2021 (originally $1.15 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,453 square feet, 0.90 acre
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • 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 appear 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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2021 St Andrews Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $2.45 million on January 29, 2021 (listed at $1.895 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,596 square feet (per county records), 1.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $533
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed August 7, 2020
  • Last sale: Total of $1.77 million for two lots, which have since been combined into one: $1.24 million, August 2008, for 2021 St Andrews, which includes the house (0.87 acre), and $534,000, May 2013 (0.53 acre), for 2023 St Andrews, which has no structures on it.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a heated salt-water pool.
    • The house was owned from 1978-84 by the late W. Eugene Johnston III (1936-2018), businessman and member of Congress for the 6th district, 1981-83.
    • Johnston sold the house to Steven D. Bell, founder and chairman of Bell Partners of Greensboro, which buys and sells apartment complexes, mostly in the Southeast and western states, and serves as an “investment manager for institutional and high net worth clients.” He sold the house in 1997.
    • Online listings show the size of the house at as little as 4,164 square feet and as much as 4,853.
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5703 Anson Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
The Odell Byerly House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Odell Byerly House: An Antique King’s Mansion in Sedgefield, $650,000

  • Sold for $630,000 on January 25, 2021 (originally $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,784 square feet (per county records), 1.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $255,000, December 1997
  • Note: Odell Byerly built the house and lived in it until his death in 1970, when he left it to Perry Ruth Byerly (his wife, I would guess). The house wasn’t sold until 1998. Since 1999 it has been owned by a series of trusts.
    • Odell Byerly opened an antique store in High Point in 1937. From 1958 to 2000, it was located on I-85 at the Groometown Road exit, where Byerly’s Antiques became an Interstate landmark with its towering Corinthian columns. It was torn down in 2000 for an expansion of the interstate. The store relocated but closed four years later.
    • The property includes a three-car garage.

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2510 Pineway Drive, Burlington, Alamance County
The J. Thomas Lindley Sr. House

  • Sold for $925,000 on December 22, 2020 (listed at $965,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 9,081 square feet, 0.84 acre
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed April 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,200, October 1961
  • Note: Designed by William Roy Wallace
    • Located on the Alamance Country Club’s golf course, designed by Donald Ross
    • The property has had only two owners since the country club was founded in 1946. It’s not clear whether a residence was on the property when it was sold in 1961.
    • J. Thomas Lindley Sr. (1927-2019) was a Burlington native and in 1977 founded Lindley Laboratories, a specialty chemical manufacturer for the textile industry.
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902 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The R.T. Amos House

  • Sold for $825,000 on December 18, 2020 (originally listed at $1.295 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,816 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • 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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601 Magnolia Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $450,000 on December 18, 2020 (originally listed at $485,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,273 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 15, 2019; listing withdrawn August 13, 2019
  • Last sale: $145,000, May 1993
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The lower level could be used as an office or apartment.
    • The property includes a carport.
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301 Shadow Valley Road, High Point
Woodsfield

  • Sold for $700,000 on November 2, 2020 (originally $800,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,582 square feet, 3.03 acres (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • 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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2716 Bartram Road, Winston-Salem
The Maya Angelou House/The Isadore and Rachel Meschan House
Blog post — The Maya Angelou House in Winston-Salem: A Literary Giant’s Modern Mansion, $2.395 Million

  • Sold for $2 million on October 7, 2020 (listed at $2.395 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 7,450 square feet, 1.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $268
  • 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 property includes a detached 1200 square-foot guest house with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms.
    • Garages for five cars
    • Gated lot
    • Landscaped by artist Chin Chin Tan of Winston-Salem and Singapore
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325 Glenwood Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The McDade House

  • Sold for $550,000 on September 29, 2020 (originally $599,900)
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,560 square feet, 0.75 acre (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed April 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $250,000, August 2018
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Replacement windows
    • The listing contains conflicting data on the size of the property, saying 0.75 acre at one point and 1.25 acres at another. County property records do not give a size of the property. On the plat, the property look like it is made up of three quarter-acre lots.
    • The property includes a three-car garage with apartment, in-ground pool, basketball court and picnic shelter with outdoor fireplace.
    • The two-bedroom apartment above the garage is connected to the house, separated by a wall that could be removed.
    • The house was owned by the family of Dr. B.B. McDade from 1931 to 1997. It has had just one owner since.
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2311 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $830,000 on August 27, 2020 (originally $989,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,275 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed May 26, 2020
  • Last sale, $550,000, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House

  • Sold for $154,900 on August 24, 2020 (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).
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1077 E. Kent Road, Winston-Salem
The Owen Moon Jr. House

  • Sold for 1.45 million on August 6, 2020
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,540 square feet, 2.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $262
  • Built in 1926
  • The property wasn’t listed for sale.
  • Last sale: $1.075 million, June 2015
  • Neighborhood: Reynolda Park
  • Note: A previous listing described the house as an “English Cotswold Cottage.”
    • The house was designed by Karcher and Smith of Philadelphia. Thomas Sears planned the gardens.
    • Moon was the president of the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel.
    • “The expansive residences situated on large lots [two to six acres] in Reynolda Park Sections One and Three reflect Winston-Salem’s early twentieth-century wealth and growth to a greater extent than any other suburb of the period.” (Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage)
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201 N. Westview Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.05 million on July 31, 2020 (originally $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,899 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • 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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1085 N. Main St, Mocksville, Davie County
The Philip Hanes House

  • Sold for $548,000 on July 30, 2020 (listed at $569,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,384 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • 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”
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1716 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $940,000 on July 28, 2020 (listed at $980,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,317 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $218
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed April 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $582,000, March 2001
  • Note: The listing says the house is 5,202 square feet, considerably larger than the size in county property records.
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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 — Historic House of the Week: A 1790 Federal-Style Mansion in Caswell County on the National Register

  • Sold for $1.4 million on July 6, 2020 (listed at $1.75 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • 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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116 Brantley Circle, High Point
The Joseph D. Cox House

  • Sold for $650,000 on July 7, 2020
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,685 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1905
  • Apparently wasn’t listed for sale
  • Last sale: $$650,000, November 2019
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “This two-story, gambrel-roofed, Tudor Revival-style house has faux half-timbering in the gables and dormers. It is three bays wide and double-pile with a two-story, projecting, arch-roofed bay on the right (east) end of the facade and a shed-roofed dormer on the left (west) end. The house has weatherboards and six-over-one replacement windows, generally paired and including paired windows in the gables and narrow six-over-one windows in the front-gabled bay and dormer. The door is flanked by six-light casement windows and is sheltered by a front-gabled porch on grouped square posts with faux half-timbering in the gable. A one-story, shed-roofed wing extends from the right elevation, mostly below grade at the front with basement-level access from the rear. A one-story, shed-roofed ell extends from the left rear (northwest) with a wood railing along the roofline. A modern wood deck is located at the right rear (northeast). The earliest known occupant is Joseph D. Cox (J. Elwood Cox Manufacturing Company) in 1916.” (NRHP district nomination)
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607 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
The James W. Brawley House

  • Sold for $1,750,000 on June 1, 2020 (listed at $2 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,020 square feet, 0.89 acre
  • Price/square foot: $291
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $1.5 million, April 2005
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: “more than generous rooms … Master suite beyond description”
    • The Greensboro Country Club is across the street.
    • Brawley was an agent for Pilot Life.
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3000 W. Sedgefield Drive, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Tea House
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A Distinctive 1927 Mansion in Sedgefield, $684,000

  • Sold for $465,000 on May 29, 2020 (originally $684,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,164 square feet, 1.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $655,000, April 2016
  • From the 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.”
    • One of the most recognizable houses in Sedgefield because it faces High Point Road (the section that Gate City Boulevard now bypasses).
    • Includes a “stone grotto formed with natural boulders surrounding a heated salt water pool.”
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1825 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $725,000 on April 30, 2020 (listed at $789,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,239 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed February 27, 2019
  • Last sale: $530,000, May 1994
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage.
    • The house has a walk-in safe in the finished basement.
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1701 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.25 million on April 17, 2020 (originally $1.59 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,125 square feet, 2.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $244
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 2017
  • Last sale: $500,000, January 1994
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • 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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2830 Forest Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $915,500 on April 16, 2020 (listed at $1.1 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,507 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed February 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $275,000, June 1992
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Notes: Designed by Northrup & O’Brien
    • “Tasting rm, exercise rm & full living space w/ kitchen, br & bath on lower level w/ private entrance.”
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2440 Reynolds Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.46 million on April 15, 2020 (originally $1.699 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 7,017 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $208
  • 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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125 N. Westview Drive, Winston-Salem
The Ehle House

  • Sold for $910,000 on April 15, 2020 (not listed for sale)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,394 square feet, 1.98 acres
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1925
  • Last sale: $135,000, November 1969
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The home of novelist John Ehle, “the father of Appalachian literature”; Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Rosemary Harris Ehle; and their daughter, Jennifer Ehle, winner of two Tony awards.
    • Designed by Charles Barton Keen, the Spanish Revival-style residence has a pink stucco exterior and Ludowici-Celedon red tile roof.
    • The listing says the house has had only two owners.
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2020 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.65 million on March 31, 2020 (listed at $1.684 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,365 square feet, 1.05 acres
  • Price/square foot: $308
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed February 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $1.55 million, January 2018
  • Note: The property includes a garage apartment (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom) and a carriage house.
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408 S. Main Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Homestead (also known as the Holt House)

  • Sold for $425,000 on March 19, 2020 (listed at $435,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,091 square feet, 1.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1834
  • Listed January 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $260,000, May 2016
  • Listing: “Great for a private home or business (ex. venue for weddings, parties, etc.).”
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308 Meadowbrook Terrace, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.6 million on February 28, 2020
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,996 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $320
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed: Apparently was not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $901,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
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421 Westover Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $1.44 million on February 20, 2020 (listed at $1.675 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,744 square feet (per county records), 0.87 acre
  • Price/square foot: $251
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $1,150,000, September 2008
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property includes a saltwater pool.
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506 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County
Rosemont
Blog post — Rosemont, 506 W. Hunter Street in Madison: A Grand Old 1911 Mansion, $429,000

  • Sold for $370,000 on February 18, 2020 (originally listed at $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,810 square feet, 1.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • 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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1101 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The Dr. Walter L. Jackson House

  • Sold for $1.15 million on February 14, 2020 (listed at $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,382 square feet, 1.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed December 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $450,000, February 2013
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a guest house and an adjacent lot.
    • Dr. Jackson was a physician and principal investor in Guilford General Hospital and the president of Jackson Hosiery Mills.
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705 Rockford Road, High Point

  • Sold for $470,000 on February 7, 2020 (originally listed at $590,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,722 square feet, 1.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • 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.
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701 Sunset Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $1.3 million on December 10, 2019 (originally listed at $1.785 million)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,597 square feet,  0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $283
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed April 19, 2017
  • Last sale: $1.575 million, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
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800 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $995,000 on November 21, 2019 (listed at $1.015 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,724 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
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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

  • 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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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, 2019 (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
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  • $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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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.