Mid-Century Modern

Updated March 2, 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.

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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro
contract pending December 7, 2020, to January 29, 2021
contract pending February 21, 2021

  • $1.025 million (originally $1.175 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,225 square feet, 2.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • 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.

3303 Kettering Place, Greensboro
listing withdrawn August 22, 2019
relisted November 14, 2019

  • $960,000 (originally listed at $1.175 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,277 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1985
  • Listed March 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $1,054,000, January 2007
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Listing: Built by Bea Melton, who built a number of Mid-Century Modern homes in the Triad.

2627 Club Park Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending January 20, 2021

  • $889,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,553 square feet, 1.15 acres
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1977
  • Listed January 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $620,000, June 1997
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The house has an indoor pool and two home offices.
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2206 Union Cross Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn July 31, 2020
relisted October 1, 2020 (with price increased $100,000)

  • $850,000 (originally $750,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,106 square feet, 8.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1992
  • Listed February 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The listing shows 4,723 square feet; county records show 4,106

4200 Cold Springs Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 18, 2021

  • $830,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,021 (see note below) square feet, 2.36 acres
  • Price/square foot: $275
  • Built in 1976
  • Listed February 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $790,000, September 2009
  • Note: County records show 3,021 square feet. One online listing shows 4,349; another, 4,391. Square-footage figures often vary from one source to another, but rarely by so much.
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853 Buttonwood Drive, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn January 5, 2021
relisted January 8, 2021

  • $699,000 (originally $825,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,053 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • 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.

117 W. Keeling Road, Greensboro
The Thomas Edgar Sikes Jr. House

  • $695,000 (originally $720,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $310
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed January 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $295,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Designed by Jaroslav Jan Kabatnik (1907-1995), who worked with Edward Lowenstein and later with Edward Gulledge, who built 117 W. Keeling. Born in Bohemia, he is said to have been a member of the Czech Olympic team in the 1936 Olympics. He also served with the Czech army in World War II. After the Communist coup in 1948, he went from a refugee camp to Morocco, France, Chicago and, by 1953, Greensboro.

3932 Starmount Drive, Greensboro
The Herman and Edyth Davidson House
contract pending November 21 to December 14, 2020
contract pending January 14, 2021

  • $639,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,560 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed November 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $565,000 May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
  • Note: An unusual collaboration — the architect was modernist Edward Lowenstein; the interior designer was traditionalist Otto Zenke.
    • Herman Davidson (1904-1980) was president of the Davidson Supply Company, which sold auto accessories at 317 S. Greene Street. After he died, Edyth (1914-2006) owned the house until 2005.

179 Dr. Floyd Scott Lane, Burlington
listing withdrawn July 21, 2020
relisted November 24, 2021

  • $620,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet, 6.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed January 24, 2020
  • Last sale: November 1948, no price recorded on deed

627 Lankashire Road NW, Winston-Salem
contract pending February 26, 2021

  • $350,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,598 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1970
  • Listed February 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $99,000, May 1978
  • Neighborhood: Sherwood Forest
  • Note: There’s a huge discrepancy between the size of the house in the county records, 2,598 square feet ($135/square foot), and the size in the listing, 3,812 ($92/square foot).

2110 Lynwood Drive
The Walter and Lois Short House
contract pending January 27, 2021

  • $269,900 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,429 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed December 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $120,000, November 1996
  • Neighborhood: Lynwood Lakes
  • Note: The house has had only two owners. Walter and Lois Short bought the house in 1959, the year it was built. They both were natives of Surry County. Walter Oliver Short (1912-1991) was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps and an employee of Lorillard. Mallie Lois Sutphin Short (1913-2010) sold the house to the current owners in 1996. She was one of 15 siblings; 13 survived to adulthood. When she died at age 96, her survivors included two sisters and a brother.

1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House
listing withdrawn January 26, 2021; relisted February 26, 2021
contract pending February 27, 2021

  • $249,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • 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.

444 Downing Drive, Danville, Virginia
The JoAnne Spangler Residence

  • $249,900
  • 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1,579 square feet (per city records), 0.72 acre
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1959
  • Last sale: $150,000, December 2006
  • Not: Designed by Edward Lowenstein

1111 Green Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $149,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,422 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1960
  • Listed February 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, April 2014