Mid-Century Modern: 2022 Sales

Mid-Century Modern: 2018-2021 Sales

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4228 Starmount Drive, Greensboro
The Frank and Bertha Holliday House

  • Sold for $700,000 on June 22, 2022 (originally $749,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,031 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $231
  • Built in 1952
  • Listed April 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $390,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The house has a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and exterior door that could be used an in-law suite.
    • The original owners were Frank Robertson Holliday Jr. (1922-1990) and Bertha Anthony “Bert” Holliday (1926-1917). They bought the property in 1951. Although county records show the home’s date as 1952, they weren’t listed as living on Starmount Drive until 1956. Frank was a graduate of N.C. State University and served as an Army captain in World War II. He was president of Holliday Manufacturing Company and secretary-treasurer of F.R. Holliday and Company, plumbers, where he worked with his father and uncle Earle Holliday.
    • Frank died of asbestos-related lung cancer in 1990. Bert sold the house in 1996.
    • The recent renovation of the home included painting the exterior stone work, a highly second-guessable decision:
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5525 Williams Road, Lewisville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $875,000 on June 16, 2022 (listed at $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,153 square feet, 33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed March 1, 2022
  • Last sale: Online records are oddly unhelpful in identifying it.
  • Note: The listing shows 6,199 square feet.
    • Listing: “…screening room with original geometric wallpaper, paneled library lined with bookcases and a fireplace, spacious main level primary bedroom with fireplace inglenook, private guest suite on main plus a full finished walkout basement with three large bedrooms, office and large playroom. There is also an in-ground swimming pool with bath house and cabana and tennis court.”

186 Partridge Lane, Elkin, Surry County

  • Sold for $335,000 on May 20, 2022 (originally $389,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,410 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1974
  • Listed March 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $189,000, December 2011
  • Listing: “Basement has finished apartment area.”

1111 Green Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $175,000 on May 19, 2022 (listed at $167,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,433 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1960
  • Listed April 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $65,000, April 2014

1611 Longfellow Street, Greensboro
The Charles and Marjorie Jackson House

  • Sold for $185,000 on May 16, 2022 (listed at $155,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,379 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: O. Henry Oaks
  • Note: The house is tucked away in a little corner of the neighborhood where the streets are mostly named for famous American writers, including Alcott, Emerson, Holmes, Longfellow and Wolfe.
    • Charles T. Jackson and Marjorie D. Jackson bought the house from the builder, Kavanagh-Smith, in 1956. They paid $13,750. They owned it until 2018. Charles was a clerk with PTS (probably Postal Transfer Service).

1307 Latham Avenue, Greensboro
The George and June Newman House
Blog post — New Listing: A Mid-Century Modern Mansion in Greensboro Designed by a Top New York Architect, $550,000

  • Sold for $530,000 on May 12, 2022 (listed at $550,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,506 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed February 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $120,000, February 1987
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground pool and a pool house with an additional bathroom.
    • The home was built by George M. Newman Jr. (1909-1969) and June S. Newman (1919-1987). He was vice president of Newman Machine Company on Spring Garden Street (George Sr. was president). The house was sold by their sons in 1970.
    • It was designed by architect J.P. Coble, who practiced in New York City. Jack Pickens Coble (1909-1984) was born in Greensboro. “He graduated from the Cornell University College of Architecture, where he won first prize in the 1934 Baird Prize Competition, $35 and a gold seal, for designing a proscenium arch and a curtain for an opera house,” his obituary in The New York Times reported. His residential clients included Edgar Bronfman, Bennett Cerf, Stephen Sondheim and Mrs. Marshall Field.
1948 ad for Newman Machine Co. in the Greensboro city directory

473 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
The Layton and Ann Everitt House

  • Sold for $200,000 on April 25, 2022 (listed at $179,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed March 17, 2022
  • Last sale: September 1948, price nor recorded on deed.
  • Note: Located across the street from Bartlett Yancey High School
    • The basement has four rooms and is finished except for the floor, which is bare concrete. That may explain the listing’s offer of “$9,000.00 FLOORING ALLOWANCE AVAILABLE With acceptable offer!!!”
    • County records show only 1,334 square feet, which looks like it doesn’t include the basement.
    • The property was bought in 1948 by John Oliver Gunn and Annie Warner Newman Gunn, from the Yanceyville Development Company.
      • John (1892-1992) was a farmer and owned a car dealership. He served as Caswell County treasurer from 1936-1940 and was elected to four terms in the N.C. House of Representatives in the 1940s and 50s. He was a charter member of the N.C. Automobile Dealer’s Association and the Yanceyville Rotary Club, of which he served as president. He served as secretary of the Caswell Development Company, director and secretary of Royal Hosiery Mills, and vice president and member of the executive committee of the Bank of Yanceyville. He was also active in the Boy Scouts and served as a national and regional representative.
      • Annie (1899-1996) was a graduate of Louisburg Junior College and worked as a school teacher. She also taught Sunday school at Yanceyville United Methodist Church for 57 years. She was a member of the Women’s Society for Christian Service, in which she held local and district offices.
      • In 1965, the Gunns gave the property to their daughter, Ann Newman Gunn Everitt, and son-in-law, Layton John Everitt. The Everitts built the house, one of the very few Mid-Cntury Modern homes in Caswell County. They lived there until their recent deaths.
      • Ann (1936-2020) was a graduate of Bartlett Yancey High and Duke University, where she majored in psychology. She also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City. After returning to Yanceyville in 1966, she served on the Caswell County Board of Education from 1975 to 2002.
      • Layton (1930-2021) was born in Brooklyn and graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served a staff sergeant in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a plant engineer with Hanover Mills before starting Caswell Heating and Air. He operated the business until 1990, when he began teaching at Piedmont Community College in Yanceyville. He served on the town council and planning board.

182 Golfview Drive, Bermuda Run, Davie County

  • Sold for $250,000 on April 22, 2022 (originally $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,850 square feet, 0.1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed January 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $131,500, November 1984
  • Neighborhood: Bermuda Run Country Club
  • HOA: $225/month
  • Note: The listing describes it as a “free-standing condo.”
    • The house backs up to the driving range and main clubhouse.
    • Country club membership is optional.
    • The narrative description says the home has 5 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).

2853 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $210,000 on April 22, 2022 (originally $220,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet, 2.25 acres
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: South Fork/Muddy Creek

2212 Coy Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Victor and Judy Chisholm House

  • Sold for $430,000 on April 20, 2022 (listed at $410,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,372 square feet, 1.04 acre
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1979
  • Listed March 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,500, May 1978 (lot only)
  • Neighborhood: Spring Forest
  • Note: The house has been in the Chisholm family since it was built.
    • It’s a Deltec house, made by a company in Asheville that produces round houses.
    • The property includes an in-ground pool.
    • Victor Thomas Chisholm (1943-1996) served with the Army in Vietnam and Thailand. He returned to Burlington and started Chisholm Services Inc., a heating and refrigeration company. He was a member of the Alamance Bicycle Club and owner of the Chisholm Bicycle Racing Team. He served on the Board of Alamance Community College and was a member of the Burlington Rotary Club, Burlington Shag Club and Alamance Plumbing & Heating Association, among many other organizations.

1 Kempton Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $340,100 on April 18, 2022 (originally $279,000, later $299,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1971
  • Listed September 9, 2018
  • Last sale: $64,900, June 1976
  • Neighborhood: Forest Oaks
  • Note: The front door opens to an interior courtyard.

2937 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $599,900 on April 11, 2022 (originally $649,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,676 square feet, 0.62 acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1968
  • Listed August 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $385,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Sold by an LLC that also owns a million-dollar mansion on Reynolds Drive and an office building.

901 Ransom Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $420,000 on April 8, 2022 (listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,111 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed March 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $110,000, June 2008
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor

1009 Chatfield Drive, Greensboro
The Carey and Catheryn Gillis House

  • Sold for $449,000 on March 7, 2022 (listed at $439,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,162 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1976
  • Listed February 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $320,000, December 2016
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Forest
  • Note: The original owners of the house were Carey and Catheryn Gillis. They bought the property in 1976 and sold it in 1986. Catheryn Gillis was president of Carpets By Direct.

212 Primrose Lane, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $150,000 on March 3, 2022 (originally $260,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,916 square feet, 3.45 acres
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1977
  • Listed November 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $160,000, February 2002
  • Note: The property includes a pond with a dock.

1905 Colonial Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $374,000 on February 4, 2022 (listed at $382,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,170 square feet (per county), 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $320 ($239 if you believe the listing’s square footage; see note)
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed January 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $252,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: The listing shows 1,566 square feet; the 2021 listing showed 1,362.
    • The property was sold in 1954, 1955 and 1956. Although county records show the date of the house as 1955, the address first appears in the city directory in 1954, listed as vacant. It’s shown in 1955 with an apparent renter as the occupant.
    • In January 1956, Earl Nello Brewer (1908-1991) and Faye East Brewer (1908-1981) bought the house. They owned it for 35 years. Earl, originally from Winston-Salem, was a salesman for plumbing supply companies. Faye also was a native of Forsyth County.

2608 Saddle Club Road, Burlington, Alamance County
The Norman and Ethel Allred House

  • Sold for $355,000 on January 24, 2022 (listed at $395,000)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,499 square feet, 0.98 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1957
  • Listed December 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $335,000, June 2020
  • Note: Located on the Alamance Country Club golf course
    • Norman and Ethel Allred bought the property in 1955 and owned it for 64 years. They had built their house by 1960, the first year Saddle Club Road was listed in the city directory.
    • Norman Everett Allred (1921-2009) was a supervisor at Western Electric. During World War II, he was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps in Italy, serving as a ball turret gunner. He flew 51 missions and was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. 
    • Ethel Elsie Sykes Allred (1921-2019) was the seventh of 11 children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. She outlived them all. Ethel was a graduate of Burlington Business College. She worked for the Sykes Foundry & Machine Company and became treasurer and later president of Sykes Supply Company. She and Norman were both avid golfers. After her death, her heirs sold the house.