Updated September 19, 2020
- $3.45 million
- 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,304 square feet, 48.23 acres
- Price/square foot: $372
- Built in 1934
- Listed January 17, 2019
- Last sale: $782,500, March 2002
- 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.
- $1.95 million
- 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,839 square feet, 8.26 acres
- Price/square foot: $687
- Built in 1798 (per NRHP nomination)
- Listed August 12, 2020
- Last sale: $275,000, February 2014
- Listing: “Buyer qualification needed for showing.”
- “In the late 1940s, the interior of the house was remodeled according to plans prepared by Winston-Salem architect William Roy Wallace. When the present owners renovated the house in 2014-2015, they restored some of the original features based on physical evidence, retained some of the 1940s features when there was no evidence of earlier treatments, and made a few changes based on personal taste. … Even with the alterations of the 1940s and 2014-2015, the house still strongly projects the feeling of a substantial and sophisticated dwelling from the turn of the nineteenth century in Forsyth County.” (NRHP nomination)
- The 2014-15 renovation included the construction of a one-story addition behind the house, connected to the original structure by a hallway. “Although large, the one-story frame addition was designed and built to be as sensitive as possible to the historic character of the original house and to have the least impact on it. Among other things, the addition housed a new kitchen and two bathrooms, so that these facilities did not interrupt the original fabric of the house.” (NRHP nomination)
- The property is subject to a historic preservation and conservation agreement held by Preservation North Carolina.
1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District
listing withdrawn July 1, 2015, relisted October 10, 2015
listing withdrawn December 1, 2016, relisted April 5, 2017
listing withdrawn October 1, 2017, relisted June 13, 2018
- $950,000 (originally $1.495 million)
- 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
- Price/square foot: $106
- Built in 1912
- Original listing date was before July 2015; current listings dn’t go back any further.
- 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
contract pending September 19, 2020
- $174,500 (originally $495,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 18.39 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.
608 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Villa Fortuna, aka The Jennings-Baker House
Jennings-Baker House NRHP
Blog post — Villa Fortuna: An Eclectic 1888 National Register Property in Reidsville, $99,900
listing withdrawn September 1, 2019; relisted January 27, 2020
contract pending June 26, 2020
no longer under contract June 27, 2020
- $99,900 (previously $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.