Mid-Century Modern

Updated October 23, 2021

Recent Sales

Mid-Century Modern is in a class by itself — not old by historic standards, but historic in the innovation and aesthetic breakthrough that it brought to home design. Its continued popularity confirms that the history of home building didn’t end when front porches and nine-over-nine windows disappeared from new homes.

Mid-Century homes aren’t as plentiful in the Triad as in the Triangle, Charlotte and the mountains, which makes the relative few here all the more remarkable.

The authoritative source for information on Mid-Century Modern homes in North Carolina is North Carolina Modernist Houses.

Featured Listing: A 1956 Mid-Century Split-Level in High Point, $455,000

511 Hayworth Circle, High Point
contract pending September 3, 2021
no longer under contract October 22, 2021

  • $455,000 (originally $495,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,853 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed July 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $140,000, November 2020
  • Note: A relatively rare Mid-Century Modern split-level

Current MCM Listings

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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro
listing withdrawn December 2, 2020; relisted August 20, 2021
contract pending September 26, 2021

  • $1.9 million (originally $2.2 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $286
  • 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

5195 Williams Road, Lewisville, Forsyth County
contract pending September 17, 2021

  • $1.549 million (originally $1.1 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,341 square feet (per county), 4.08 acres
  • Price/square foot: $290
  • Built in 1975
  • Listed July 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $697,500, October 2019
  • Note: The for-sale listing shows the square footage as 7,800.
    • The property includes a swimming pool and tennis court.

2021 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending September 27, 2021

  • $799,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,155 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1951
  • Listed September 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $680,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The original owners were Thomas C. Wilson ans his wife, Annie T. Wilson. He was treasurer of W.M. Thacker Inc. and Tire Rebuilders Supply Company.

1007 W. Davis Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The W.T. Cheatham House
contract pending September 11, 2021

  • $650,000 (originally $735,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5,185 square feet, 0.97 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $262,000, February 2001
  • Neighborhood: West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: An impressive example of the International style of design, relatively rare in the region.
    • Listing: The property includes a two-room guest house with attached workshop and playhouse.
      • The interior features wall-to-ceiling built-in cabinets and shelves in library, beveled-glass pocket doors between the library and dining room, heavy wrought iron front doors and a whole-house generator.
      • District NRHP nomination: The House was built by Edwin C. Holt, a grandson of Edwin M. Holt and founder of several local cotton mills, for his daughter and son-in-law, W. T. Cheatham, who was also involved in the local textile industry. “Its elegant design, which might best be described as ”Classical-Mediterranean”, renders the structure one of the most unusual houses in Burlington. Salient features of the house are its flat roofs, stuccoed elevations, and two-story core bracketed by one-story wings with turned balustrades. Tuscan columns support the porch recessed between the wings.”

2937 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 4, 2021

  • $629,900 (originally $649,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,676 square feet, 0.62 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1968
  • Listed August 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $385,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Owned by an LLC that also owns a million-dollar mansion on Reynolds Drive and an office building.

179 Dr. Floyd Scott Lane, Burlington
listing withdrawn July 21, 2020
relisted November 24, 2020

  • $599,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet, 6.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed January 24, 2020
  • Last sale: November 1948, no price recorded on deed

511 Hayworth Circle, High Point
contract pending September 3, 2021
no longer under contract October 22, 2021

  • $455,000 (originally $495,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,853 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed July 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $140,000, November 2020
  • Note: A relatively rare Mid-Century Modern split-level

804 Willowbrook Drive, Greensboro
The Robert and Lula Paschal House
contract pending September 18, 2021

  • $209,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,144 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed September 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $14,500, April 1984
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Across the street from Market Street Park
    • The original owners of the house were Robert Garland Paschal (1909-1981) and his wife, Lula Busick Heath Paschal (1907-1990). He was a department manager for Binswanger & Company. They bought the property in 1952 and sold it in 1969. Robert and Lula were married for 51 years. They had two daughters, Doris (1930-2020) and Joan (1933-2018). Robert was a Mason; Lula was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

1604 E. Cone Boulevard, Greensboro
contract pending August 11, 2021

  • $150,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,206 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1957
  • Listed August 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $84,000, December 2019