Mid-Century Modern

Updated July 1, 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 authoritative source for information on Mid-Century Modern homes in North Carolina is North Carolina Modernist Houses.

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2716 Bartram Road, Winston-Salem
The Maya Angelou House

  • $2.395 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 7,249 square feet, 1.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $330
  • 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 house includes a three-floor elevator and a basement guest suite with a second kitchen.
    • 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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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro

  • $1.175 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,225 square feet, 2.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,650, May 1964
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a pool, guest house and gazebo.

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853 Buttonwood Drive, Winston-Salem

  • $789,000 (originally $825,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,053 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $258
  • Built in 1981
  • Listed March 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $480,000, February 2008
  • Neighborhood: Sherwood Forest
  • Note: The property includes an Asian style landscape, two-level Japanese tea house, greenhouse/four-season sun room off the master bedroom.

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2206 Union Cross Road, Winston-Salem

  • $750,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,106 square feet, 8.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1992
  • Listed February 28, 2020
  • Last sale: No available in online records
  • Note: The listing shows 4,723 square feet; county records show 4,106

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510 Emerywood Drive, High Point
The Wayne and Betty Lackey House
listing withdrawn July 1, 2020

  • $699,000 (originally $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

  • $630,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet, 6.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed January 24, 2020
  • Last sale: November 1948, no price recorded on deed

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402 Shadow Valley Drive, High Point

  • $599,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,996 square feet, 3.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed March 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $340,000, January 1992
  • Note: The house is owned by an LLC belonging to Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams.
    • The property is in Davidson County although it’s just northwest of downtown High Point.

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509 Mendenhall Road, Jamestown

  • $539,000 (originally $549,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,842 square feet, 0.83 acre
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $206,500, July 2004
  • Note: Located on High Point Lake

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605 Kemp Road West, Greensboro
The M.B. and Lucie McMillan House

  • $499,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,357 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed June 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $444,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: For sale by owner

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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
contract pending April 13-18, 2020
contract pending June 2, 2020
no longer under contract June 23, 2020

  • $459,000 (originally priced at $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,476 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed November 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $423,000, October 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Previous listing said the house is an “Open Pacific Northwest design with Modernist features.”
    • The house was sold in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.

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1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House

  • $319,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: It has been in the Parker family since at least 1941.
  • Listing: “unique Caribbean style, custom built home in a lovely country setting”
    • This house may stretch the definition of Mid-Century Modern. It looks like a precursor to MCM. Description on N.C. Modernist: “Parker sketched the designs for this and the next house on a paper bag while sailing back to the United States after one of his trips to Cuba. He hired Fogle Brothers to build two unusual but not really Modernist houses, one for himself and one for his son, Mark Parker.” It’s still owned by the Parkers’ heirs.

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514 Forestdale Drive, Jamestown
contract pending June 3, 2020
no longer under contract June 2, 2020

  • $299,999 (originally $309,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,887 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, May 2006

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421 Crestland Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending June 30, 2020

  • $280,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,270 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1950
  • Listed June 29, 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

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126 Lakeview Circle, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending as of April 10, 2020

  • $225,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,187 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed March 27, 2020
  • Last sale: December 2019, price not available in online records
  • Note: The property includes a bridge over a creek that runs through the backyard.

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1896 Spero Road, Asheboro, Randolph County
listing withdrawn July 1, 2014; relisted September 10, 2018
listing withdrawn April 24, 2019; relisted June 5, 2019
listing expired December 2, 2019; relisted June 3, 2020
contract pending June 5, 2020

  • $224,500 (originally listed at $294,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,028 square feet, 2.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed April 16, 2014
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The property includes a wired workshop of almost 1,200 square feet and additional storage buildings.
    • The property includes a workshop with a garage door, a three-bay tractor shed and a storage building
    • Not owner-occupied

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3300 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro
contract pending June 22, 2020

  • $130,000 (originally $139,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,204 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed March 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $114,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: O. Henry Oaks