Mid-Century Modern

Updated November 6, 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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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

  • $2.2 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $331
  • 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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2850 Galworthy Drive, Winston-Salem
The Butler House

  • $1.3 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,250 square feet, 2.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1964
  • Listed on N.C. Modernist as “Coming Soon”
  • Last sale: $979,000, May 2012
  • Note: The property is adjacent to the Reynolda House gardens.
    • Teak entry doors, marble walls

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3905 Henderson Road, Greensboro
The Will and Diane Howard House
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  • $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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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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1624 S. Marblehead Road, Lewisville, Forsyth County

  • $475,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,476 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed November 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $423,000, October 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • “Open Pacific Northwest design with Modernist features.”
    • The house was sold in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.

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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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225 Jones Circle, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $199,900 (originally listed at $209,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,136 square feet, 0.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed September 17, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available online

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138 Circle Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • $120,000 (originally listed at $130,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,669 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed September 11, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records