Mid-Century Modern

Updated February 6, 2023

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. Mid-Century Modern homes are found throughout the 12 counties of the Triad, though they aren’t as plentiful in the Triad as in the Triangle, Charlotte and the mountains.

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

Featured Listing: Two Pyramids in Rowan County, $675,000

  • $675,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and “several” half bathrooms, 3,687 square feet, 18.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1987
  • Listed August 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $230,000, February 2006 (part of a multi-property sale)
  • Note: Yeah, they’re pyramids. And there are two of them.
    • The blue one “features an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living room with a wood burning fireplace and oven. Two master suites, one downstairs and one upstairs with a balcony overlooking the 6 fenced in pastures. Tons of storage, laundry room, built-ins, skylights, 5 full baths and several half bathrooms throughout both homes.”
    • The red one is unfinished and described as “a huge garage space with multiple rooms for second living quarters.”
    • The property includes a creek; an outbuilding with electricity and water; and banana, apple and fig trees.
    • Click here for more about the pyramids and James Kluttz, their designer and original owner.

Current MCM Listings

191 Riverbend Drive, Bermuda Run, Davie County
The Jerry and Beverly Supple House

  • $895,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,688 square feet, 1.03 acres
  • Price/square foot: $243
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed October 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $340,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Bermuda Run Golf & Country Club
  • Note: Designed by Henry Dole Norris (1913-1992). Built by Tommy Jones.
    • Featured in Better Homes & Garden Magazine in 1972 as the readers’ favorite house plan.
    • The original owners were Jeremiah M. Supple (1905-1986) and Beverly A. Supple (dates unknown). Jerry was born in Ireland. The house was sold for the first time in 2003. It was sold in 2020 to the current owners, who renovated it.

1506 Davidson Court, High Point, Davidson County
sale pending February 6, 2023

  • $750,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,986 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $251
  • Built in 1962
  • Listed January 10, 2023
  • Last sale: $260,000, October 2017
  • Note: Located barely west of the High Point and Guilford County lines in Davidson County
    • Realtor hype: “No detail has been left untouched!”
    • Something you don’t see every day: “beautifully landscaped yard, adorned with over $80,000 in specimen plants.”
    • The property includes an outbuilding now used as an art studio.

2854 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem

  • $750,000 (originally $850,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,646 square feet, 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1969
  • Listed August 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $436,000, August 2015
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Original owner and architect unknown.

2001 Crescent Drive, Graham, Alamance County
The Jim and Jane Ferrell House
sale pending December 27, 2022

  • $687,500 (originally $787,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,219 square feet, 1.84 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed August 26, 2022
  • Last sale: The property hasn’t been sold since the house was built.
  • Listing: “Based off an original design by architect Avriel Shull.” Avriel Joy Christie Shull (1931–1976) was an architectural designer/builder and interior decorator who worked primarily in Indiana. She is best known for her mid-century modern residential designs. In the 1970s she began selling house plans in do-it-yourself home-building magazines.
    • Something you don’t see every day: “large entertainment room with bar and dance floor”
    • The property was bought in April 1975 by James Miller Ferrell (1938-2017) and Katherine Jane “Pookie” Ferrell (1937-2021). They operated Ferrell Manufacturing Company in Graham. At the time of his death, Jim had remarried and was living in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • $675,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and “several” half bathrooms, 3,687 square feet, 18.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1987
  • Listed August 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $230,000, February 2006 (part of a multi-property sale)
  • Note: Yeah, they’re pyramids. And there are two of them.
    • The blue one “features an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living room with a wood burning fireplace and oven. Two master suites, one downstairs and one upstairs with a balcony overlooking the 6 fenced in pastures. Tons of storage, laundry room, built-ins, skylights, 5 full baths and several half bathrooms throughout both homes.”
    • The red one is unfinished and described as “a huge garage space with multiple rooms for second living quarters.”
    • The property includes a creek; an outbuilding with electricity and water; and banana, apple and fig trees.
    • Click here for more about the pyramids and James Kluttz, their designer and original owner.

310 Coffey Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County
The Leonard and Rose Herring House
sale pending June 26 to July 24, 2022
sale pending December 16, 2022

  • $625,000 (originally $845,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,751 square feet, 2.96 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed May 3, 2022
  • Last sale: The house is being sold for the first time since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Finley Park
  • Note: Designed by Aiji Tashiro; construction by Claude Foster
    • The property includes a heated in-ground pool, pool house, gazebo, lighted tennis court and slate patio.

104 Elmwood Terrace, Greensboro
The Sowerby-Causey-O’Dell House

  • $560,000 (originally $575,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,277 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • Built in 1957
  • Listed September 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $480,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The original owners were Nelson Douglas Sowerby Jr. (1929-2011) and Mary Lee Dehart Sowerby (1935-1970). They bought the house for $8,800 in 1957. Nelson was vice president and manager of the family business, the Greensboro Nehi Bottling Company. His father was president, and his mother was vice president and secretary.
    • In 1962, the Sowerbys sold the house to Charles W. Causey Jr. (1907-1990) and Jane Stafford Pendleton Causey (1907-1995). They owned it for 30 years. Charles and his brother Frank were co-proprietors of Causey Brothers, a yarn wholesaler.
    • After Charles’s death, Jane sold the house in 1992 to Roy Max O’Dell (1937-2021) and Carolyn Jackson “Mimi” O’Dell (1937-2022). They, too, owned the house for 30 years.
    • Max and Carolyn were graduates of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. They lived in Roanoke for 20 years before moving to Greensboro. Max worked in IT for the state of West Virginia, the Home Shopping Network and, from 1987-2004, Cone Mills. Carolyn worked in the clothing industry for 40 years and owned, with her husband and daughter, Kelley, Mimi’s Plus Limited from 1990 to 2008. Max and Carolyn were married for 63 years.

182 Golfview Drive, Bermuda Run, Davie County
sale pending February 2, 2023

  • $299,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,850 square feet, 0.1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed January 30, 2023
  • Last sale: $250,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: Bermuda Run Country Club
  • HOA: $225/month
  • Note: The listing describes it as one of only two detached homes in the golf-course development.
    • The house backs up to the driving range and main clubhouse.
    • Country club membership is optional.
    • The property includes a two-car garage.
    • Something to ask about: The description says the home has “two additional rooms that could easily be used as bedrooms/office/storage.” Those rooms would be problematic as bedrooms if they’re the two rooms in the basement that don’t have windows. The 2022 listing for the home claimed it had five bedrooms, including “2 in the basement without windows.” Under the building code, bedrooms are required to have two ways in and out (typically a door and a window).