Updated January 27, 2020
- $3.45 million
- 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,285 square feet, 48.23 acres
- Price/square foot: $372
- Built in 1934
- Listed January 17, 2019
- Last sale: $1.3 million, December 2017
- Note: The house was designed by Delano & Aldrich of New York.
- The property is what remains of a 1,500-acre hunting retreat developed from 1911 to 1931 by William Rabb Craig, a New York cotton and sugar broker who died in 1931. Craig’s widow built the house on the site of a hunting lodge built in the 1910’s.
- The listing says a $5 million restoration of the house was completed in 2007.
- The property includes a guest cabin built in 1933, a barn built in the 1910’s and a pond.
- It is now a bed and breakfast and a wedding/event venue.
- $1.925 million
- 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,678 square feet, 15.9 acres
- Price/square foot: $339
- 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.
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
- $1.75 million
- 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
- Price/square foot: $281
- 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”
- $1.4 million (originally listed at $2.475 million)
- An online auction that ended October 29, 2019, apparently 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: $307
- 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)
- It’s located 1 1/2 miles from downtown Tryon.
- Friendly Hills is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina.
1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District
- $950,000 (originally listed at $1.25 million)
- 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
- Price/square foot: $106
- Built in 1912
- Listed June 13, 2018
- Last sale: Unclear in online records
- Note: Belmont is one of the three Richardson family homes comprising the principal structures of the Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 22 buildings and structures on about 30 acres near downtown Reidsville.
- Listing: “The home has been completely restored … currently being used as a private residence and venue for weddings and other events.”
- This is the fourth time the current owners have put the house on the market. The original price was $1.495 million.
- County property records say the house has 8,946 square feet. A current listing lists that figure and an additional 3,332 unfinished square feet for a total of 12,278.
6069 Burlington Road, Sedalia, Guilford County
The Dr. Joseph McLean House, 1852
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — A circa 1850 National Register House in Guilford County Has Become Very Affordable
- $292,560 (originally listed at $495,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 18.39 acres
- Price/square foot: $143
- 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.
- $99,900 (previously listed at $150,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,188 square feet, 0.5 acre
- Price/square foot: $46
- Built in the late 1880s, per NRHP nomination
- Listed February 26, 2019
- Last sale: $25,000, June 2011
- Note: For sale by owner
- Listing: “the perfect blend of unpretentious elegance and a rustic urban farm.”
- “The facing came off the back of the second story and squirrels got in and damaged the wiring in the ceiling of the purple bed room. All 22 windows need to be replaced [Editor’s note: or, better yet, repaired].”
- NRHP nomination (1986): “… a distinctive example of a vernacular use of elements of the Gothic Revival and Italianate styles of architecture popular in the mid nineteenth century.”
- The first owner and probable builder of the house was William G. Jennings, a brick manufacturer.
- “Only six brick houses dating from the years prior to 1890 are known to survive in the city, and it is unlikely that any substantial number more were built. Of these six, five can be described as in the Italianate style or exhibiting Italianate influence. … The Jennings-Baker House is a much more vernacular and personal expression of Victorian tastes, as it combines elements of several styles. The triangular patterned brickwork above windows and doors on the facade have a vaguely Gothic flavor, while the segmental arch openings on the side and rear elevations and in the ell … are typical of masonry construction of the period. The facade’s projecting bays and porch suggest the influence of architecture predominantly found at military institutions, while the corbel table on the facade and the parapeted side elevations of the main block are reminiscent of commercial architecture in the late nineteenth century.”
- “This combination of elements strengthens the possibility that Jennings may have intended his house as a sort of advertisement for what was then a young enterprise, exhibiting the products of his brick yard and demonstrating the masonry skills of his workers.”
- If you’re a traveler from the East, you might be interested to know there’s a Masonic lodge next door.