Mid-Century Modern

Updated September 19, 2019

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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3905 Henderson Road, Greensboro
The Will and Diane Howard House

  • $1.099 million (originally listed at $1,195,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,864 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $384
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed July 25, 2019
  • Last sale: $225,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Listing: Designed by Thomas Hayes for his college roommate, Will Howard
    • Listing: The house “has been completely restored to its former glory w/open floor plan, sleek lines, walls of glass, original terrazzo floors, 6 outdoor terraces & 2-story Casita. Completely rebuilt by Gary Jobe, preserving almost everything in the original 1955 plan.”
    • The reconstruction addressed “long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped plan and honors the scope, scale and materials of the initial design.” (Preservation Greensboro)
    • Architects for the restoration were Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn of UrbanLab of Chicago; Brent Skelton did the landscape design. (N.C. Modernist)
    • Before being bought and restored by the current owners, the house was included on the N.C. Modernist 2013 Endangered List.

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616 East Lake Drive, Greensboro
The Mary and Norman Jarrard House
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contract pending as of August 31, 2019

  • $725,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,874 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $187
  • Built in 1969
  • Listed August 28, 2019
  • Last sale: $240,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property includes a saline swimming pool and a koi pond.
    • The house was designed by its original owner, Dr. Norman Jarrard, a professor of English at N.C. A&T State University.

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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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1896 Spero Road, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $250,000 (originally listed at $294,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,028 square feet, 2.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed September 10, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The property includes a wired workshop of almost 1,200 square feet and additional storage buildings.
    • Being sold as-is
    • Not owner-occupied

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3021 Lakeshore Drive, Winston-Salem
no longer under contract as of August 12, 2019

  • $247,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,639 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1984
  • Listed June 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $160,000, May 1987
  • Note: County property records show the house with 1,639 square feet; the listing shows 2,192.

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2701 Rockwood Road, Greensboro
contract pending as of August 31, 2019

  • $217,950
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,425 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed August 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $127,400, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Garden Homes

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225 Jones Circle, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $209,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,136 square feet, 0.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed September 17, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available online

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138 Circle Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $130,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,669 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed September 11, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records