National Register Properties

Updated May 12, 2019

Recent sales

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432 Willow Oak Drive, Eden, Rockingham County
Willow Oaks Plantation
National Register of Historic Places (as “Cascade Plantation”)
listing withdrawn May 2019

  • $7.5 million
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 6,187 square feet, 1,768 acres
  • Price/square foot: $1,212
  • Built in 1825
  • Listing date unknown
  • Last sale: $1.58 million, August 2001
  • Property website: “For the past years the plantation has hosted hunting and sporting activities … Throughout most of our long history, Willow Oaks Plantation has been a private residence. The Property is reverting to such. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  More information is coming soon.”
    • The property includes two additional residences called the Lodge and the Ranch.
    • Located on the Dan River, the property includes creeks, two 6-acre lakes, ponds and shallow impoundments.
    • The property includes equestrian facilities.

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132 Becktown Road, Mocksville, Davie County
Boxwood Lodge
National Register of Historic Places

  • $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.

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5869 U.S. 158, Locust Hill, Caswell County
The Moore House, 1790 (aka Stamp’s Quarters, aka the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House)
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post

  • $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”

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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District

  • $995,000 (originally listed at $1.25 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 10,067 square feet, 8.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • 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.

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1415 Kellenberger Drive, McLeansville
Miramichi, 1921
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post 1 (April 2017)
Blog post 2 (May 2018)

  • $735,000 (originally listed at $750,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 6, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, May 1999
  • Note: The property includes a pond and a detached building that could be used as a studio, guest house or workshop.

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6069 Burlington Road, Sedalia
The Dr. Joseph McLean House, 1852
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post
back on the market as of November 14, 2018

  • $145,000 with 1.64 acres (originally listed at $150,000), or
  • $292,560 for the house and 18.39+/- acres (originally listed at $495,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $74 (at $145,000)
  • 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.

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608 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Jennings-Baker House

  • $125,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,188 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in the late 1880s, per NRHP nomination
  • Listed February 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $25,000, June 2011
  • Note: For sale by owner
  • 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.

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2177 Highway 801 S., Advance, Davie County 
The John Edward Bell Shutt House

  • $89,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,606 square feet, 6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1885
  • Last sale: The property has been in the Shutt family since the houses were built.
  • Note: The original one-and-a-half story timber frame house was built in 1885; the larger three-bay-wide weatherboard story-and-a-half house was added in 1905. They’re connected by a breezeway, providing air circulation throughout the house.
    • The property is eligible for state and federal tax credits.