Mid-Century Modern

Updated January 27, 2020

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

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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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2850 Galsworthy Drive, Winston-Salem
The Butler House
listing withdrawn January 2020

  • $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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510 Emerywood Drive, High Point
The Wayne and Betty Lackey House

  • $699,000 (originally listed at $750,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,025 square feet, 0.71 acre
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1960
  • Listed September 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $450,000, November 2009
  • Listing: Stone fountain in foyer
    • New bathrooms in 2017 “w/white Zen quartz, LED mirrors
    • Whole house water filtration system with reverse osmosis/alkaline for drinking water
    • Solar panels
    • Schonbek chandelier in dining room

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179 Dr. Floyd Scott Lane, Burlington

  • $650,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet, 6.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $154
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed January 24, 2020
  • Last sale: November 1948, no price recorded on deed

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450 Cederwood Drive, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending (offer date unknown)
The George H. Koury House

  • $525,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 1.79 acres
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed December 6, 2019
  • Last sale: $375,000, September 2014
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: Designed by John Latimer
    • The street is unpaved, single-track and two-way. It’s an upscale, in-town neighborhood, so the gravel surface appears to be a choice by the homeowners, possibly to eliminate cut-through traffic.

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2323 N. Elm Street, Greensboro

  • $495,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,869 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1962
  • Listed November 19, 2019
  • Last sale: $123,500, June 1975
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park

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1624 S. Marblehead Road, Lewisville, Forsyth County

  • $475,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,476 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed November 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $423,000, October 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • “Open Pacific Northwest design with Modernist features.”
    • The house was sold in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.

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552 Tarleton Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The Barnwell House
contract pending as of November 22, 2019

  • $375,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,532 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed November 14, 2019
  • Last sale: $252,500, July 2014
  • Neighborhood: West Burlington
  • Note: “Designed by noted NC modernist architect and author Harold L. Cooler for his mother-in-law.”

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117 W. Keeling Road, Greensboro
contract pending as of January 12, 2020

  • $295,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2,244 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed December 10, 2019
  • Last sale: $2,750, April 1954
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Not: The property has been owned by the same family since before the house was built.

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113 Kathland Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $275,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,448 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1957
  • Listed November 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $198,000, September 2011
  • Designed by John E. Ramsay
    • The property includes a 600 square-foot bomb shelter, in-ground pool, hot tub, deck, patio and in-law suite.

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1601 Wilton Drive, Greensboro
contract pending as of January 12, 2020

  • $259,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,859 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed January 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $228,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park

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335 Biscoe Road, Troy, Montgomery County
contract pending as of December 2, 2019

  • $215,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,695 square feet, 4.54 acres
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed October 11, 2019
  • Last sale: $2,200, December 1951
  • Note: Designed by J. Hyatt Hammond

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225 Jones Circle, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending as of January 23, 2020

  • $169,900 (originally listed at $209,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,136 square feet, 0.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed September 17, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available online

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138 Circle Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending November 20, 2019 to January 23, 2020
contract pending as of January 24, 2020

  • $120,000 (originally listed at $130,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,669 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed September 11, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records

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1809 Hattie Circle, Winston-Salem

  • $105,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,859 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed January 27, 2020
  • Last sale: June 1957, price not available in online records
  • Note: Not owner-occupied