Mid-Century Modern

Updated November 26, 2020 — Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

  • $1.9 million (originally $2.2 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $286
  • 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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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro

  • $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.
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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listing withdrawn July 31, 2020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
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510 Emerywood Drive, High Point
The Wayne and Betty Lackey House
listing withdrawn July 1, 2020

relisted September 28, 2020

  • $800,000 (originally $750,000, previously as low as $699,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,025 square feet, 0.71 acre
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • 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
    • Owned by an LLC in Florida
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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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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
contract pending August 4-20, 2020
contract pending September 6-16, 2020
listing expired November 13, 2020
relisted November 17, 2020

  • $525,000 (originally $549,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,842 square feet, 0.83 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $206,500, July 2004
  • Note: Located on High Point Lake

5909 Arcadia Drive, Greensboro
The Edward and Frances Taylor House
contract pending November 1, 2020

  • $359,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,828 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed October 28, 2020
  • Last sale: The house has been in the Taylor family since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Guilford College
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1058 Teague Road, Winston-Salem
The Austin D. and Alberta C. Parker House

  • $279,900 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,381 square feet, 1.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed August 9, 2020
  • Last sale: The property 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

902 Quaker Lane, High Point

  • $215,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,494 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1950
  • Listed November 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $80,000, July 2018