Notable Recent Sales

From the 1770s to the mid-20th century, from rural Yadkin County to downtown Mebane, these are the most interesting historic mansions and homes sold in recent years in the Piedmont Triad.

Notable Sales, 2017-2019

Notable Non-Sales — Significant properties that have been withdrawn without sales

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853 Buttonwood Drive, Winston-Salem

  • $699,900 (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

  • Sold for $635,000 on June 2, 2021 (originally $720,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,991 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed January 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $295,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: County records show the house having 2,991 square feet. The owners say it’s 3,150, which would make the price $206 per square foot.
    • Designed by Jaroslav Jan Kabatnik (1907-1995), who worked with Edward Lowenstein and later with Edward Gulledge, the builder of 117 W. Keeling. Born in Bohemia, Jaroslav 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 ended up in a refugee camp and then set out for Morocco, France, Chicago and, by 1953, Greensboro.
    • From 1932-1954, the property was owned by Charles Gillespie Yates, a vice president of Vicks Chemical Company and, during World War II, city civilian defense coordinator for Greensboro. He apparently didn’t build on it.
    • Dr. Thomas Edgar Sikes Jr. (1925-2015) and his wife Betty Gale Edwards Sikes (1926-2018) bought the land in 1954 and built the house four years later. Edgar and Betty Gale were married for 66 years. The house was sold by their children in 2020.
    • Edgar was an oral surgeon (his father was a dentist); he practiced in Greensboro for 40 years. He also served as head of dental services at Wesley Long and Moses Cone hospitals and taught pathology and anatomy at Guilford Technical and Community College. His obituary said he sang in the choir at West Market St United Methodist Church for 60 years, served as chairman of the Guilford County Board of Health and volunteered in the Department of Archives at the Greensboro History Museum. He also served as museum president.
    • Betty Gale was a charter member of the Greensboro History Museum Guild, served on the Board of Trustees and as a docent for 35 years. She died at the age of 92. Her survivors included her step-mother-in-law, Mary Ann Mitchell Sikes, who was born the same year she was (and died two years later). They were both a year younger than Edgar.

2206 Union Cross Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $750,000 on May 26, 2021 (originally $750,000, later $850,000)
  • 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: Not available in online records
  • Note: The listing shows 4,723 square feet; county records show 4,106.

2456 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $159,000 on May 13, 2021 (listing price was $159,000; originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,248 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed October 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $95,000, July 2011
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: Note: The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It’s a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction).

104 Kemp Road West, Greensboro
The Harry Barton House
Blog post — 104 Kemp Road West — Harry Barton’s Own House (August 2, 2020)
Blog post — The 1925 Harry Barton House in Hamilton Lakes, $1.65 million 
(June 28, 2019)

  • Sold for $805,000 on May 12, 2021 (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $105,000, June 1976
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The house was designed by Harry Barton as his own residence. The property is on Benjamin Lake.
    • A separate gym with a steam shower and hot tub overlooks the lake.
    • Italian tile roof
    • County property records show the house being bigger than the listing says it is — 4,027 square feet vs. 3,464.

605 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Preddy House
Blog post — 605 Park Avenue: The 1920 Boyhood Home of the Preddy Brothers, Greensboro’s Great Heroes of World War II

  • Sold for $225,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,756 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $136,000, July 2004
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The boyhood home of Greensboro’s great heroes of World War II, fighter aces George and William Preddy.
    • George E. Preddy Sr. (1889-1972) bought the property in 1919. The house is dated 1920 in county records, but George apparently rented the house out until 1928. He and his family lived first at 610 Park with his parents, George M. and Sarah, and George E.’s younger siblings Dale and Irene, and later renting the house at 607 Park. George was a Southern Railway conductor.
    • George E. and wife Clara (1893-1974) had three children. Their daughter, Jonnice Carolyn, died in 1939. Both sons died in the war — George over the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas Day 1944 and William over Czechoslovakia the day before the war ended. Clara sold the house after George Sr. died in 1972.

905 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The J. Ed Millis House

  • Sold for $1 million on April 30, 2021 (listed at $1.15 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,242 square feet, 1.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $246,000, 1983
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The house has been in the Millis family since it was built.
    • J. Ed Millis was an executive of the Adams-Millis Corporation. He was the son of J. Henry Millis, co-founder of the company.
    • The designed by Northrup and O’Brien of Winston-Salem.
    • The Architecture of High Point North Carolina: “The Millis residence stands as one of the most impressive in the city, with period detail that evokes a rambling medieval English manor house. The house is a distinctive variation of the Tudor Revival style in its incorporation of stuccoed walls throughout, rather than the more typical brick and false half-timbering.”
    • Listing: “The garage apt includes an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchen, and den. The property overlooks the High Point Country Club golf course and includes a 3 car garage and wonderful outdoor gazebo.”

331 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Charles Pfohl House

  • Sold for $580,000 on April 26, 2021 (originally $595,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,786 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $208
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed January 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2006
  • Listing: The house’s restoration won the 2013 Preserve Historic Forsyth Award.
    • District NRHP nomination: “At the turn of the century, Sanborn Insurance maps show a small house at the street front of this lot. The present house was built for Charles and Mary Josephine (Eberhardt) Pfohl by their son Herbert, then president of Fogle Brothers Company. Charles was working for Salem College and Herbert built this house to bring his father closer to his work. … The house on Lot 43 remained in the Pfohl family until 2006, with the exception of a 15-year ownership by retired Salem College president Dale Gramley beginning in 1971.”
    • “The high cross-gable main roof (asphalt shingle) meets at a large central brick chimney with corbelled cap. A variety of roof lines is created by multiple projecting pedimented gables with flared eaves and assorted dormers. Vertical and horizontal elements on the exterior walls, pointed arch and shingled solid verge boards, a tall partially engaged exterior end brick chimney with corbelled cap, and a range of window features give this frame house a decorative appeal. Window sash is four-over-one with wide surrounds.”
    • “The projecting front bay with tripartite windows has one large light one-over-one sash flanked by smaller one-over-one sash and louver panels. Paired and tripled windows are in dormers. Lunettes are featured in the north and south gable ends; the rear gable is clipped. The engaged front porch with Tuscan columns and turned balustrade is a reworking of the original porch as shown on the 1912 Sanborn Insurance map. This map also recorded two outbuildings. The rear yard, which ends with the granite wall at Cedar Avenue, is currently empty, although a formal garden with a fish pond and a frame garage were present in the mid-twentieth century. The house was rehabilitated in 2009.”
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351 W. Meadow Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The Eggleston-Ziglar House
Blog post — Rivermont in Eden: A Landmark 1936 Mansion on the Smith River, $650,000

  • Sold for $545,000 on April 9, 2021 (originally $650,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 5,231 square feet (per county records), 15.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 19, 2020
  • Last sales: $400,000, March 2019; $455,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: Was for sale by owner, now listed with an agent
    • The home’s new owners bought the house in March 2019, made some renovations, secured designation for it as a local landmark in June and now have put it up for sale again at 62 percent more than they paid for it.
    • The property is on the Smith River.
    • From the previous FSBO listing: “Rivermont would make a great home for entertaining, a B&B or wedding venue.” The last previous owners marketed it as a performance and event venue.
    • The house still has its slate roof.

319 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Peter Fetter House

  • Sold for $459,000 on March 25, 2021 (listed at $500,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,620 square feet (per county), 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed February 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $399,000, May 2020
  • Note: Converted into a duplex after a 1920 sale, the listing implies it’s now a single-unit house.
    • Interior designer Carol Wooley owned the house from 2001-2020 and rented out one side as a guest house for at least part of that time.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The ca. 1920 purchase of this house by Walter Hege and his conversion of it into a duplex concealed and modified the original center hall, two-room deep single family house.
    • “Located at the south end of Lot 83 and against the sidewalk, the two-story frame (weatherboard) building with side gable roof (asphalt shingle) has returned eaves and is on a high stuccoed stone foundation. The symmetrically arranged three-bay façade has wide cornice and corner boards and paired four-over-one sash windows with wide casings. Side porches (north and south) have low hip roofs supported by square posts with shingled balustrade. A two-story frame (weatherboard) centered rear ell has a hip roof with an interior chimney.”
    • “The remodeling of the house removed front and rear porches, altered fenestration, and adjusted the interior to accommodate two housing units. The house was split in half and a two-story rear ell was added to accommodate a kitchen/ pantry and additional bedroom for each unit. With the front entry removed, side porches were added to shelter new entrances. The roof retains interior end brick chimneys (south has lost its corbelled cap), and each upper gable end retains the two six-over-six sash windows at the third floor/attic level.”

709 Blair Street, Greensboro
The Tom and Sara Sears House

  • Sold for $730,000 on March 15, 2021 (listed at $800,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,974 square feet (per county), 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1979
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: The house has been owned by the sellers since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house is a meticulous copy of the John Vogler House in Old Salem, built in 1819.The house was built by Tom and Sara Sears, two of the Triad’s most accomplished preservationists and antique collectors (Antiques magazine says they’ve assembled “one of North Carolina’s finest collections of southern antiques.”). Both have served on the boards of Old Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. Tom also has served as Old Salem’s director of grounds and buildings, a member of the Greensboro Historic Preservation Commission and on the executive council of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
    • Seasons magazine: “With master builder D.C. Patton from Burlington and woodworker Roger Harvell from Greensboro (who once worked for famed designer Otto Zenke) — not to mention a lot of their own sweat equity — the Searses raised a near perfect replica of the Vogler House … . It included five fireplaces and eventually a copy of Old Salem’s bake house for a tool shed, plus a replica of the Moravian firehouse on the square for a garage.”
    • Old Salem NRHP nomination: “A prominent architectural statement was made when silversmith John Vogler built his 1819 two-story Federal style brick house on Main Street at the southwest corner of Salem Square, which departed from traditional Germanic/Moravian architecture. An early advocate of industrialization, Vogler’s hand was in the mix of the Salem grist mill in 1819, the Salem Cotton Mill in 1836, and the industrial activities that followed. However, even with its refinement and stylishness, the house contained Vogler’s shop, and he did not separate his work and living space until 1846. The house was given to Old Salem in 1952 by Vogler descendants and is an exhibit building.”

7435 U.S. 158 East, Leasburg, Caswell County
The Walter Thomas House

  • Sold for $130,000 on March 8, 2021 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,212 square feet, 1.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed June 30, 2019
  • Last sale: $154,500, July 2009
  • Listing: “Partially restored 1850 Greek Revival home … beautiful restored staircase, 5 chandeliers, 7 fireplaces (one restored Thomas Day design), large columned front porch, upstairs balcony, roof 2007, new septic, plumbing, electrical upgrades, new insulation, plantation shutters, reinforced chimneys, side porch, dbl carport, smoke house …”

605 N. Church Street, Greensboro
The Fisher-Carlson-Latham House
Blog post — New Listing: The Fisher-Carlson-Latham House in Fisher Park, $589,900

  • Sold for $493,000 on January 29, 2021 (originally $589,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,755 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $370,000, July 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is often referred to as the Carl Carlson House, but he was apparently the second owner. Arthur Fisher built the house and in 1913 sold it to Carlson.
    • County property records date the house to 1905. Fisher Park’s NRHP nomination has it as circa 1910-15. It first appears in the city directory in the 1912-13 edition with Fisher living there.
    • NRHP district nomination: “C. I. Carlson: topped by large shingled, cross-gambrell roof; multiple bays are recessed beneath the roof, behind a round-columned wraparound porch at the first story.”
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5703 Anson Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
The Odell Byerly House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Odell Byerly House: An Antique King’s Mansion in Sedgefield, $650,000

  • Sold for $630,000 on January 25, 2021 (originally $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,784 square feet (per county records), 1.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $255,000, December 1997
  • Note: Odell Byerly built the house and lived in it until his death in 1970, when he left it to Perry Ruth Byerly (his wife, I would guess). The house wasn’t sold until 1998. Since 1999 it has been owned by a series of trusts.
    • Odell Byerly opened an antique store in High Point in 1937. From 1958 to 2000, it was located on I-85 at the Groometown Road exit, where Byerly’s Antiques became an Interstate landmark with its towering Corinthian columns. It was torn down in 2000 for an expansion of the interstate. The store relocated but closed four years later.
    • The property includes a three-car garage.

916 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Voltz House

  • Sold for $410,000 on January 14, 2021 (originally $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,110 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1816
  • Listed March 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, December 1990
  • Listing: “Lower level features playroom w/separate outside entrance w/mudroom, playroom, bedroom & bath for frequent visitors, Air B&B or multi-generational living.”
    • Sold by Salem Academy & College

5576 Main Street, Bethania, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $290,000 on January 11, 2021 (listed at $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,332 square feet (per county records), 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1772
  • Listed June 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $337,000, June 2003
  • Note: The property includes a barn apartment.

313 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Belo-Stockton House

  • Sold for $385,000 on January 8, 2021 (listed at $379,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,011 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1875
  • Listed December 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $155,000, December 1988
  • Neighborhood: Old Salem
  • District NRHP nomination: “… John Levin Belo constructed his house on the northern half of Lot 83 (brother of Edward Belo … 455 S. Main St.). The house is commonly associated with Tilla Stockton, a music teacher who taught lessons in her home and at Salem College.”
    • “Set back from the street by a shallow yard with picket fence, the Italianate house is a one and one-half story common bond (5:1) brick building. The side gable roof (wood shingle) has open eaves with exposed rafter and purlin ends. There are two interior brick chimneys with corbelled caps.”
    • “The symmetrical five-bay façade features a prominent centered entry-bay portico with chamfered posts and turned balustrade. It shelters a double-leaf door with large two-light transom and sidelights. From a low concrete retaining wall at the sidewalk, three concrete steps lead to four wide wood steps which access the portico. Centered above the portico is a gabled wall dormer with narrow glazed doors set in a round arch, which open onto the flat porch roof. This basic configuration is repeated in simpler form on the rear elevation.”
    • “First floor windows are large light four-over-four sash. The upper gable ends have four-over-four sash windows at the second floor level and are flanked by four-light casement attic windows. All sash windows are hung with louver shutters.”


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6069 Burlington Road, Sedalia, Guilford County
The Dr. Joseph McLean House, 1852
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post — A circa 1850 National Register House in Guilford County Has Become Very Affordable (October 4, 2017)

  • One lot, including the house and 3.01 acres, was sold for $153,000 on December 11, 2020 (listed at $174,500, originally $495,000 for all four lots totaling 18.39 acres)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 3.01 acres
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1852 (per county property records)
  • Listed February 24, 2017
  • Last sale: The property has been in the McLean and Wharton families since the 1830s.

124 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Henry D. Poindexter Cottage
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post — The H.D. Poindexter Cottage: A National Register Property in Winston-Salem’s West End, $299,900

  • Sold for $307,500 on December 1, 2020 (listed at $299,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,420 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $217
  • Built in 1874
  • Listed October 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $172,000, June 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The cottage was built behind the house at 506 W. Fifth Street, facing Spruce Street. Both were moved to West End Boulevard in 1978 to make way for the expansion of the Integon building (Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage).
    • Henry Dalton Poindexter was born in Yadkin County in 1849. In 1871, he moved to Winston-Salem, where he “became one of Winston’s earliest and most successful merchants,” the Poindexter houses’ National Register nomination says.
    • NRHP nomination: “In 1874, the year of his marriage to Augusta Miller, H. D. Poindexter moved into a cottage on Spruce Street. It is unclear whether Poindexter himself built the cottage, but he obtained the property from E. A. de Schweinitz, a Moravian brother. The original cottage was small, only three rooms, and local tradition maintains that Mr. Gaston Miller, a local builder, helped expand the cottage to five rooms.”
    • “Miller lived in a two room dwelling on the corner of Spruce and Fifth Streets (the future site of H. D. Poindexter’s large home) until he built a larger home for himself on Fourth Street. When Miller moved to Fourth Street, legend maintains that he offered the two rooms to Poindexter if he would move them to his own lot. According to Ruth Poindexter, her father ‘went to the top and sawed the house in two.’ He then rolled the sections on logs to their new site adjoining his cottage.”
    • Eight of the nine Poindexter children were born in the house. The family lived there until around 1894.

2457 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $247,000 on November 20, 2020 (listed at $248,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,654 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, February 2002
  • Note: Glencoe is a National Register historic district and one of Burlington’s local historic districts. Although it’s outside the city limits, Glencoe is within the city’s zoning jurisdiction.
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502 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
The Scarborough House

  • Sold for $35,000 on November 17, 2020 (originally $70,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,840 square feet (per county; listing says 2,692), 3.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $12
  • Built in 1892 (per county records)
  • Last sale: $16,500, August 1998
    • Listing: The property includes five outbuildings: well house, smokehouse, barn, corn crib and 1920s garage (Frankie Scarborough was one of the first car owners in Mount Gilead).
    • “The Scarborough House needs structural repairs to the rear hall floor and ceiling caused by a roof leak (recently dried-in), and porch repairs, removal of old ceiling tiles and carpeting, plus updates to the kitchen, baths, and mechanical systems.”
    • The property is still owned by a member of the Scarborough family.

2440 Hodges Road, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $210,000 on November 4, 2020 (originally $250,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,356 square feet, 0.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1900 (according to county property records)
  • Listing date unknown
  • Last sale: $45,500, June 2002
  • HOA: $55/month
  • Note: Restoration was completed in 2008. “The house was restored but not added onto, so new owners may add about 700 square feet of additional space.” (Preservation North Carolina)
    • The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It is a historic district administered by the City of Burlington (Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction)

811 Derby Road, Jackson Springs, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $285,000 on August 31, 2020 (originally listed at $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 63.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1772
  • Listing date unavailable
  • Last sale: $250,000, March 2016
  • Listing: “Restoration has begun on the farmhouse. Perfect project for someone wanting to renovate and restore a historic farm.”
    • The property consists of two parcels totaling 63.8 acres, according to county records.
    • Not owner-occupied

210 Isabel Street, Greensboro
The John L. Latham House

  • Sold for $575,000 on August 25, 2020 (listed at $575,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,032 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house was built by John L. Latham (1891-1950), president of Latham Cotton Company and secretary of J.E. Latham Co., which developed Latham Park and built homes in Fisher Park, including many Aladdin kit houses. John was a nephew of developer James Edwin Latham and cousin of James’s daughter May Latham Kellenberger. May’s husband, John, was a vice president of J.E. Latham Company.

7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856

  • Sold for $154,900 on August 24, 2020 (originally $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built around 1856
  • Listed November 10, 2016
  • Last sold: June 2013, $88,000
  • Note: A previous version of the listing said, “Ready for your cosmetic upgrades … The house is being sold as-is with the kitchen and second bathroom needing updates. Cracked plaster and peeling wall paper will also need to be repaired. All of the windows have been replaced.”
    • The original woodwork remains and is attributed to Thomas Day (not uncommon in houses of this period in the Caswell-Rockingham area).

1077 E. Kent Road, Winston-Salem
The Owen Moon Jr. House
Blog post — The Owen Moon Jr. House: Sold for $1.495 Million, Apparently Without Even Trying

  • Sold for 1.45 million on August 6, 2020
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,540 square feet, 2.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $262
  • Built in 1926
  • The property wasn’t listed for sale.
  • Last sale: $1.075 million, June 2015
  • Neighborhood: Reynolda Park
  • Note: A previous listing described the house as an “English Cotswold Cottage.”
    • The house was designed by Karcher and Smith of Philadelphia. Thomas Sears planned the gardens.
    • Moon was the president of the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel.
    • “The expansive residences situated on large lots [two to six acres] in Reynolda Park Sections One and Three reflect Winston-Salem’s early twentieth-century wealth and growth to a greater extent than any other suburb of the period.” (Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage)

279 Old Rail Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
The William Carter House (aka The Carter-Miller House)
William Carter House NRHP

  • Sold for $2 million on August 3, 2020 (listed at $1.925 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,678 square feet, 15.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $352
  • Built in 1834
  • Listed November 15, 2019
  • Last sale: $1.3 million, March 2009
  • Note: “Few houses in the county survive from the early nineteenth-century Federal period. … [The Carter House is] one of the most impressive, as well as one of the best preserved, dwellings of the period. It is the only pre-1850 brick house remaining in Surry County (and one of only three surviving from prior to 1900), which, in itself, renders it significant.” (NRHP registration form)
    • The property is protected by a preservation covenant held by Preservation North Carolina.
    • Located northwest of Mount Airy, west of Interstate 77
    • A creek forms the rear property line.
    • The property includes a “Mountain-Style Lodge” of about 550 square feet, built in 2006 along the creek.
    • The original brick house is now located behind a large 20th-century addition.

1085 N. Main St, Mocksville, Davie County
The Philip Hanes House

  • Sold for $548,000 on July 30, 2020 (listed at $569,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,384 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1900 (per county records)
  • Listed May 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $153,000, June 2012
  • Note: Outbuildings include an office with fireplace dating back to 1861, a barn with loft, and a garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “… substantial, three-bay, high-hipped frame Classical Revival style house; two-story side pavilions with pedimented gables; u- shaped, hipped porch with Tuscan columns, projecting pedimented bay over steps; slightly-projecting central bay with Palladian window on second level; large, pedimented dormer with hipped shoulders supported by pairs of short columns, flanked by hipped dormers; rear one- and two-story hipped wings; pair of large, corbelled-capped interior chimneys; double front doors with sidelights and transoms; two-over-two sash windows; lunar windows in side gables; louvered blinds; notable Classical Revival interior; built by a contractor named Ford for Philip Hanes (1851-1903) and wife, Sallie Clement Booe Hanes (1857-1927), daughter of Alexander Booe; Hanes was partner in B.F. Hanes Tobacco Company in Winston; Alexander Booe House was pulled down and new house built on site”

2447 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $250,000 on July 28, 2020 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed June 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $190,000, August 2014
  • HOA: $55/month

336 W. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
Dongola House
Blog post — Restoration Project of the Week: Dongola House in Yanceyville, “the Most Pretentious Farmhouse of the Piedmont”

  • Sold for $201,950 on July 20, 2020 (originally $258,000)
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms not listed, 2,881 square feet, 9.41 acres
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1832
  • Listed June 18, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Preservation North Carolina listing: “Many people believe it will take a fortune to refurbish this palatial home– we have quotes for everything and it will take less $100K.”
    • “Preservation NC will work with you to preserve this Historic Treasure.”
    • Dongola House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina.
    • The house was also being marketed for office use.
    • The property is part of a larger piece of land owned by an LLC located in Washington state.

107 W. Academy Street, Madison, Rockingham County
The Twitchell-Gallaway House
Blog post — Historic House of the Week: The Twitchell-Gallaway House, an 1824 Federal-Greek Revival Mansion in Madison, $259,900

  • Sold for $172,500 on July 16, 2020 (originally listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,465 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1832
  • Listed September 2014
  • Last sale: $155,000, March 2014
  • Note: Architect was Dabney Cosby Sr. 

300 Carlile Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 8, 2020 (originally listed $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,208 square feet, 3.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1865
  • Listed November 19, 2019
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2017
  • Note: This home was moved to this property in 2001.
    • The property is now a flower farm and photography studio.

5869 U.S. 158 West, Locust Hill, Caswell County
The Moore House, 1790 (aka Stamp’s Quarters, aka the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House)
Moore House NRHP
Blog post — Historic House of the Week: A 1790 Federal-Style Mansion in Caswell County on the National Register

  • Sold for $1.4 million on July 6, 2020 (listed at $1.75 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1790
  • Listed June 1, 2018
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: The property apparently has a Yanceyville address but is located in the Locust Hill area, southwest of Yanceyville.
    • Listing: “The Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House, a classic Federal style attributed locally to a design by Thomas Jefferson [Note: Jefferson’s name does not appear in the National Register documentation] was originally built in 1790 for Samuel Moore, a successful planter. The current owners added 2 flanking wings in 1995 housing 2 additional master bedrooms, a kitchen, family room & 2 offices. The 200+/- acres of fields & managed forests give the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House the appropriate landscape for its period & history, including the formal boxwood gardens & a fenced garden. Heated & cooled Guest House. Pond”

200 W. Greenway South, Greensboro
The Kornegay-Forbis House

  • Sold for $420,000 on June 30, 2020 (originally listed at $515,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,814 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 19, 2018
  • Last sale: $3,500 plus unspecified balance of previous owner’s mortgage, August 1970
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Former home of John W. Forbis, mayor of Greensboro 1981-87 and former president of Forbis & Dick Funeral Home.
    • Former home of the late Horace R. Kornegay, who served as Guilford County district attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
    • County tax records show the size of the house as 2,814 square feet; the listing says 2,634.

3125 N.C. Highway 62 N., Blanch, Caswell County
The John Johnston House
Blog post — The 1820 John Johnston House in Caswell County: An Immaculate Little Cottage on the National Register, $118,500

  • Sold for $131,000 on June 26, 2020 (listed at $118,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 937 square feet, 2.59 acres
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1820
  • Listed May 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $48,000, December 2015
  • Note: The house is a few miles northeast of Yanceyville toward Milton. The second floor (486 square feet) has heat and cooling but can’t be counted in the square footage because the ceiling height is only 6 feet, 10 inches.
    • A real ell was added in the house’s 1990 restoration, containing a kitchen and bathroom.
    • National Register nomination: “The John Johnston House is an academically-restored early nineteenth-century rural house type that has almost disappeared from the North Carolina landscape. The house is set in a pristine section of this rolling Northern Piedmont rural county and evokes the feeling of the antebellum tobacco culture which gave rise to a plantation economy that supported several notable plantation seats. Although a number of the county’s great plantation houses are maintained in good condition, many of the modest, well-crafted Federal-inspired dwellings that once housed early nineteenth-century small planters have followed a typical progression of conversion to tenant houses, then to produce or equipment shelters, and finally, to abandonment and neglect.”
    • “In 1990, the John Johnston House, fallen into disrepair and bordering on decay, was rehabilitated with a meticulous academic restoration to its antebellum appearance, and a rear ell was added to render the house suitable for modern residential use. The owner recognized that a rare early house-type was concealed under early twentieth-century shed porch additions and a layer of stucco. As a result of the restoration, all early twentieth-century alterations were reversed, including the removal of the stucco and porches from all facades. The stucco was probably applied during the 1910s or 1920s, reflecting a common treatment of many other Caswell County buildings. The original beaded lapboard siding and window framing, which were deteriorated beyond repair, were replicated and milled to closely resemble the historic.”

607 Sunset Drive, Greensboro
The James W. Brawley House

  • Sold for $1,750,000 on June 1, 2020 (listed at $2 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,020 square feet, 0.89 acre
  • Price/square foot: $291
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $1.5 million, April 2005
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: “more than generous rooms … Master suite beyond description”
    • The Greensboro Country Club is across the street.
    • Brawley was an agent for Pilot Life.

3000 W. Sedgefield Drive, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Tea House
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A Distinctive 1927 Mansion in Sedgefield, $684,000

  • Sold for $465,000 on May 29, 2020 (originally $684,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,164 square feet, 1.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $655,000, April 2016
  • From the Preservation North Carolina listing: “When this property was built in 1927, it was built as a Tea House, being located as a convenient stop-by point for travelers from Greensboro to High Point. During Prohibition it served as a Speakeasy, and it still has the small door in the front door which was to ‘screen’ travelers coming in. In the 1940’s it was converted to a private residence.”
    • One of the most recognizable houses in Sedgefield because it faces High Point Road (the section that Gate City Boulevard now bypasses).
    • Includes a “stone grotto formed with natural boulders surrounding a heated salt water pool.”

3736 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
The Peter Clemmons House
Blog post — The Peter Clemmons House: An 1805 Landmark in Forsyth County, Sold for Just $212,000

  • Sold for $212,750 on May 20, 2020 (listed at $212,750)
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3,502 square feet, 0.9 acre
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1805
  • Listed March 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $80,000, October 1994
  • Listing: “It will require a complete rehabilitation. The house has not been lived in since 1995 and the heir does not know if the systems, such as water, septic, heat will function. Recent roof and exterior paint.”
    • The house has served as a stagecoach stop, inn and residence.
    • The property is subject to a historic preservation easement.

2111 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $256,000 on May 19, 2020 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,988 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1852
  • Listed April 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $226,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Bethabara Historic District

311 Cherry Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $320,000 on May 15, 2020 (originally $531,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,312 square feet, 1.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed July 19, 2017
  • Last sale: $55,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District

319 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Peter Fetter House

  • Sold for $399,000 on May 8, 2020 (originally $459,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,642 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed February 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, July 2001
  • Note: The price is in line with the two 2019 home sales in Old Salem — 813 S. Main Street sold for $345,000, $178/square foot, in April and 508 Salt Street sold for a remarkable $372,000, $273/square foot in October.

1701 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
The Lola Johnston House
Note: The house was demolished shortly after it was sold.

  • Sold for $1.25 million on April 17, 2020 (originally $1.59 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,125 square feet, 2.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $244
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 2017
  • Last sale: $500,000, January 1994
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by Charles Barton Keen, landscape architecture by Thomas Sears
    • The house featured a foyer with its original marble floor, six fireplaces and a master suite on the first floor with two bathrooms.
    • The property included an enclosed heated pool, guest house and rose garden.

125 N. Westview Drive, Winston-Salem
The Ehle House
Blog post — The 1925 John Ehle-Rosemary Harris House in Winston-Salem Is Sold Without Being Listed

  • Sold for $910,000 on April 15, 2020 (not listed for sale)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,394 square feet, 1.98 acres
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1925
  • Last sale: $135,000, November 1969
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The home of novelist John Ehle, “the father of Appalachian literature”; Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Rosemary Harris Ehle; and their daughter, Jennifer Ehle, winner of two Tony awards.
    • Designed by Charles Barton Keen, the Spanish Revival-style residence has a pink stucco exterior and Ludowici-Celedon red tile roof.
    • The listing says the house has had only two owners.

8 Vance Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $324,150 on April 9, 2020 (listed at $319,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,876 square feet (per county records; real-estate listings show figures ranging from 3,576 to 4,225)
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1927 (see note below)
  • Listed February 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $270,000, September 2016
  • Neighborhood: Park Place Historic District (local) and Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: County records report the year built as 1927; the National Register nomination for the neighborhood says “circa 1910” and appears to have some facts to back it up: “This dwelling appears on the 1916-17 city directory map and is illustrated on the 1923 Sanborn [fire-insurance map] in its current form. Jacob A. and Fannie H. Lindsay occupied the house in 1925-26. Mr. Lindsay was the secretary-treasurer of Lexington Home Furnishing Company.”
    • “Two-story, weatherboarded, side-gable-roofed Queen Anne/Colonial Revival with a one-and-one-half-story, hip-roofed addition with a large, gabled wall dormer on the front of the dwelling; full-width front porch with Doric columns spanned by a wood railing, a pediment over the entrance and a square corner gazebo with a pyramidal roof; 1/1 sash, single-leaf French door with sidelights and transom, brick interior chimneys with corbelled stacks, wood-shingled gables, rear porch with paneled posts.” (NRHP nomination)

2446 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County

  • Sold for $237,500 on March 23, 2020 (originally $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,823 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed June 2017
  • Las sale: $35,000, March 2003
  • Note: The current owner restored and expanded the original mill house.

408 S. Main Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Homestead (also known as the Holt House)

  • Sold for $425,000 on March 19, 2020 (listed at $435,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,091 square feet, 1.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1834
  • Listed January 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $260,000, May 2016
  • Listing: “Great for a private home or business (ex. venue for weddings, parties, etc.).”

80 Country Club Road, Tryon, Polk County
Friendly Hills
Friendly Hills NRHP

  • Sold for $1.05 million on March 13, 2020 (originally listed at $2.475 million) An online auction that ended October 29, 2019, was unsuccessful.  The property was to be sold at or above $975,000.
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,553 square feet, 17.54 acres
  • Price/square foot: $231
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed April 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $250,000, April 1983
  • Note: Friendly Hills was owned by Margaret Culkin Banning, novelist, essayist and an early advocate of women’s rights, from 1936 until her death in 1982. She spent the winters there (instead of her home in Duluth, Minnesota).
    • “In addition to its acreage, Friendly Hills is composed of a 1924 Tudor Revival house, a 1920s-1930s swimming pool, a small log cabin built in the 1920s or 1930s, a stone-lined fish pool that probably dates from the 1920s, a 1988 workshop-garage, a 1988 well house, and a mid-1980s garage apartment.” (National Register nomination)

450 Cederwood Drive, Burlington, Alamance County
The George H. Koury House

  • Sold for $500,000 on February 28, 2020 (listed at $525,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 1.79 acres
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed December 6, 2019
  • Last sale: $375,000, September 2014
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: Designed by John Latimer
    • The street is unpaved, single-track and two-way. It’s an upscale, in-town neighborhood, so the gravel surface appears to be a choice by the homeowners, possibly to discourage cut-through traffic.

506 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County
Blog post — Rosemont, 506 W. Hunter Street in Madison: A Grand Old 1911 Mansion, $429,000

  • Sold for $370,000 on February 18, 2020 (originally listed at $449,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,810 square feet, 1.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed January 11, 2019
  • Last sale: $340,000, June 2001
  • Note: The property includes a detached apartment
    • The house features a clay-tile roof, nine fireplaces and hand-laid parquet floors.

1101 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The Dr. Walter L. Jackson House

  • Sold for $1.15 million on February 14, 2020 (listed at $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,382 square feet, 1.14 acres
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed December 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $450,000, February 2013
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a guest house and an adjacent lot.
    • Dr. Jackson was a physician and principal investor in Guilford General Hospital and the president of Jackson Hosiery Mills.

705 Rockford Road, High Point

  • Sold for $470,000 on February 7, 2020 (originally listed at $590,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,722 square feet, 1.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed April 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $412,000, June 2011
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood West
  • Note: Recent updates include a full kitchen makeover, new circular drive, refinished hardwood floors and new HVAC systems.
    • The house includes a separate two-bedroom suite, “perfect for student or Au Pair.”

117 Southern C’s Trail South, New Bethel, Rockingham County

  • Sold on January 31, 2020, for $1.8 million as part of a 74-acre property (originally listed as a separate property for $775,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,637 square feet, 35 acres
  • Price/square foot: NA
  • Built in 1820
  • Listed December 2, 2019
  • Last sale: Price not available in online records
  • Note: Previous Zillow listing referred to the cabin as “a ‘commercial photo shoot’ venue!”
    • “Separate septic, full bath. 6 stall center island barn w/tack room & upper level hay storage. Attached apartment for trainer or caretaker. Pastures have Nelson watering systems, matching run in sheds, board fencing. Kennel w/waste management system, 7 runs. Potting Shed, small chicken coop & pony barn, 3 tobacco barns …”
    • The property has a Summerfield mailing address but is in southwestern Rockingham County.
    • Another property with the same address is also listed for sale currently. It has 74.71 acres, including a 12-acre lake; a house built in 1990 (4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 1,008 square feet); and a price of $1.2 million. It has been on the market since May 2019:

1013 Johnson Street, High Point
The Dalton-Bell-Cameron House

  • Sold for $436,000 on January 28, 2020 (originally listed at $550,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,613 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed October 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $302,500, March 2008
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: 2019 High Point Designers’ Showhouse
    • Twice damaged by fire, the interior has been entirely rebuilt.
    • Described as the earliest documented Craftsman home in High Point.