Recent Sales: B&B’s, Wedding Venues, Vineyards, Etc.

  • Sold for $900,000 on January 9, 2023 (originally $875,000)
    • Closing occurred a year and eight months after the property went under contract
    • Bought by a couple whose address is in Thomasville
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 13.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed March 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2004
  • Note: The property includes a two-story carriage house.
    • The property was marketed previously as a residence or as a b&b/event venue (although there already is one in Gibsonville).
    • For more about the colorful Kivette family, click here.

128 Pet Burwell Road, Warrenton, Warren County
The John Watson House
National Register of Historic Places

  • Sold for $1.149 million on September 20, 2022 (listed at $1.149 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 6,909 square feet, 9.89 acres
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1815, expanded 1855 (per county; see note)
  • Listed June 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $685,000, December 2019
  • Note: Now the Historic Magnolia Manor wedding venue
    • The wedding venue website says the original house was built in 1779. The National Register gives 1855 as the date of the expanded house.
    • Built by Jacob Holt: “Although not trend-setting or sophisticated, Jacob Holt’s work is important as a consistent and highly personalized oeuvre within the mainstream of mid-nineteenth-century American vernacular architecture.
    • “Particularly significant are three aspects of his work: he was prolific, constructing dozens of buildings in a many-county area, perhaps as many as eighty; many of his buildings are documented and either surviving or pictured; and at least two mid-nineteenth-century pattern books are known to have been his sources.
    • “His handsome Greek Revival buildings and distinctive, more ornate Italianate ones are an important element in the mid-nineteenth-century architectural fabric of North Carolina.” (NCpedia)
  • From the National Register nomination: “… a unique example of the Greco-Italianate mode of Jacob Holt and his school. His style dominated Warren County and nearby areas in the decade before the Civil War.
    • “The Watson House is unusual in two respects: for the use of a front cross-hall and side wings seldom seen in Holt’s work, and for the construction of the 1850s house as an expansion of a much earlier dwelling. While most of Holt’s houses were built all of a piece, he was clearly not above expanding an existing house in his distinctive style — and leaving the early house pretty much intact.
    • “The house, typical of Holt’s two-story Italianate structures, has one of the county’s most beautiful porches and front entrance with well proportioned sawnwork brackets and graceful detail. In addition to the plan, the interior is important for its excellent and extensive marbleizing and woodgraining.
    • “The earlier house still retains its original integrity from the simple Federal finish of the baseboards and flat paneled mantel in the attic room of the ell to the fine mantel in the first floor east room, typical of the Federal era in Warren County.”

4719 Groometown Road, Greensboro
The Groome Inn

  • Sold on August 24, 2022, price not recorded on deed (listed at $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 4,617 square feet, 7.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: NA
  • Built in 1900 (per county)
  • Listed August 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $249,000, November 2003
  • B&B website: “A rich tobacco community of leaders named for Zachariah Groome (1827-1904) bought this farmland in 1888. The Groome Family built this particular house around 1890.”
    • Zachariah was born in Caswell County in 1827 or 1828 (sources differ). By 1840, his family had moved to Rockingham County. He lived there until 1883, serving as a county commissioner 1869-72.
    • He moved briefly to Randolph County before buying 500 acres of land southwest of Greensboro in Guilford County and establishing the Groometown community.
    • Zachariah married Louisa Blackburn (1823-1850) in 1849. He married Lavinia Jane Whittemore (1835-1898) in 1852. They had 12 children, 11 of whom survived to adulthood.

465 N. Broad Street, Seagrove, Randolph County
The Duck Smith House Bed and Breakfast

  • Sold for $589,000 on July 28, 2022 (originally $695,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,179 square feet, 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed August 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $299,900, March 2020
  • Listing: The property includes an owners cottage of 1,343 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchenette and a loft over one of the bedrooms.
    • The property also has a carport and five outbuildings, three of which are connected via a wooden deck. “These building are currently used for storage, but could easily be converted into artist studios, pottery workshops, guest rooms, gift shop or event space.” The others are a children’s play house and a tobacco barn.

339 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, Surry County
The Bridge Street Apartments

  • Sold for $147,500 on December 6, 2021 (originally listed at $139,000)
  • Five 1-bedroom apartments, 3,654 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed February 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $153,500, March 2001

1065 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The W.E. Lindsay House
Mojo Bed & Breakfast

  • Sold for $304,000 on September 28, 2021 (originally $380,000)
  • Triplex, total of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,622 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $128,500, November 2011
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic district
  • Listing: “Triplex, Duplex or Single-Family Home … Pick owner’s apt and rent other 2. Live in 2 apts & rent 1. Rent as 3 apartments or don’t rent at all and live in the entire house. … Furnishings etc. needed to be earning $ immediately, come with purchase.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “W.E. Lindsay is thought to have been the original owner of this Craftsman bungalow, which was probably built around 1920. In 1922 Lindsay was the manager and secretary-treasurer of the Alpine Woolen Mills. He lived at this address in 1928.
    • “The story-and-a-half frame house has a conventional bungalow form, with a low-pitched side-gable roof that supports a large gabled dormer and flares to engage a front porch. The porch and a porte cochere on the left side have stout square wood columns on river-cobble pedestals. The honey-colored cobbles, which are also used for the foundation and two interior chimneys, are not an unusual material for a ca. 1920 bungalow but they stand out in Mount Airy where most stonework from the period is local granite. The house is sheathed with wood shingles and there are large triangular brackets in the gables of the main roof and porte cochere and under the front corners of the porch roof.
    • “Since the house was first surveyed in the 1980s, two added front entries—presumably the result of the house’s conversion into apartments—have been removed to return the façade to its original three bays of windows flanking the front door, apparently when the house was returned to its original use as a single-family dwelling. Other features include replacement windows, exposed rafter ends, and rear shed and gable dormers.
    • “By 1948 the house had been converted to the Lindsey Apartments, a name that remained in use into the 1960s.”

1011 Center Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County
The Johns Manor House (also known as the Johns-Osborne House)

  • Sold for $366,500 on August 3, 2021 (originally $390,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,970 square feet, 2.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1840 (sometimes listed as 1850)
  • Listed June 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $20,000, December 2009
  • Note: Designated as a historic landmark by the Eden Historic Preservation Commission
    • Listing: “Built between 1840 and 1850 by Dr. Anthony Johns, one of the first physicians in Leaksville.”
    • The property has been used as an event center “but can be a grand private residence.”
    • City ordinance designating the house as a historic landmark: “The original house was a large brick, one-room-deep, two-story structure with a rear two-story ell. … The main house was enlarged in the late 19th or early 20th century with a two-story addition behind the original structure. In the mid-20th century, a one-story wing over a basement was added on the rear and east side of the main house. A wide two-story portico with square columns was also added sometime in the 20th century, giving the home a ‘Mount Vernon’ style appearance.”

643 Holly Avenue, Winston-Salem
The W.H. Turner House

  • Sold for $560,000 on July 26, 2021 (originally $649,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,039 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed October 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $385,000, March 2007
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The house has been divided into six one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Turner House is a two-story, brick Colonial Revival house with a hip roof and a battered hip dormer sheathed in slate shingles. The full-width shed porch has a central pediment over the entrance with half-timbering in the pediment.
    • “Windows are eight-over-one, and tripartite windows are composed of one twelve-over-one window with six-over-one sidelights.
    • “The entrance has a leaded transom and sidelights. The house also has a porte cochere.
    • “Turner was the treasurer and manager of Twin City Wood Co.”
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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.
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704 Summit Avenue, Greensboro
The Thomas J. Reavis Jr. House

  • Sold for $150,000 on May 22, 2020 (originally $170,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,559 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 13, 2019
  • Last sale: $28,500, December 2005
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: No central air conditioning
    • Photos with the listing indicate the interior is in better condition than the exterior.
    • Online listings say the house has “over 3,900” square feet; county property records show 2,559.
    • Online listings shows 8 bedrooms; country property records show 5.
    • Listing: “Basement with kitchenette, three bedrooms, full bath and private entrance.”
    • The house was demolished in 2021. The owner claimed he didn’t know he couldn’t tear down a house in a historic district, and the city, violating its own policy, issued a demolition permit without requiring the owner to get a certificate of appropriateness.
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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.).”
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465 N. Broad Street, Seagrove, Randolph County
The Duck Smith House Bed and Breakfast

  • Sold for $299,900 on March 12, 2020 (originally listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,179 square feet, 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1914
  • Listing date unknown
  • Last sale: $325,000, November 2005
  • Listing: The property includes an owners cottage of 1,343 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchenette and a loft over one of the bedrooms.
    • The property also has a carport and five outbuildings, three of which are connected via a wooden deck. “These building are currently used for storage, but could easily be converted into artist studios, pottery workshops, guest rooms, gift shop or event space.” The others are a children’s play house and a tobacco barn.
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109 E. Main Street, East Bend, Yadkin County
Christy’s Inn at East Bend
aka Drummers Home

  • Sold for $305,000 (originally listed at $349,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,594 square feet, 2.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $130,000, May 2013
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402 Steele Street, High Point
Dr. John Joseph Hamlin and Margaret Pickett Hamlin House

  • Sold for $160,000 on January 3, 2020 (listed at $175,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,702 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $75,000, June 1994
  • Listing: “Most of the remaining updates are cosmetic … ”
    • “Located within walking distance of the Furniture Showroom District it screams for a new life as a Bed and Breakfast.”
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640 Cedar Grove Church Road, Mocksville, Davie County
Chestnut Trail Vineyards

  • Sold for $400,000 on November 27, 2019 (listed at $450,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 2,629 square feet, 10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed April 11, 2019
  • Last sale: $265,000, May 2006
  • Listing: Possible uses include “Continue the legacy of Chestnut Trail Vineyards award winning wines, horse farm, possible bed and breakfast, special event center …”
    • The house includes an attached in-law suite.
    • Vinyl siding
    • The property has a large barn with six stalls, one acre of established muscadine vines, and a 24-foot-by-36-foot covered pavilion with a full basement, rough plumbed for bathrooms.
    • An additional 30 acres are available.
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705 E. Main Street, Yadkinville, Yadkin County
The Vintage Inn Bed and Breakfast

  • Sold for $295,000 on October 23, 2019 (originally listed at $375,000)
  • 5 bedrooms; 2 full bathrooms, 3 three-quarter bathrooms, 1 half -bathroom; 3,225 square feet; 1.44 acres
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed October 12, 2017
  • Last sale: $245,000, September 2005
  • Note: Vinyl siding
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2027 Berry Lane, Randolph County

  • Sold for $372,000 on September 23, 2019 (listed at $392,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,275 square feet, 27.34 acres
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 26, 2019
  • Last sale: The property consist of three lots. Last sale prices for them are not clear in online records.
  • Note: Vinyl siding, replacement windows
    • The house appears to have a Pleasant Garden mailing address but is located well to the south in Randolph County.
    • Listing: “2 springs on property. Barn. Deck with handicap access. Walking Trails. Perfect for large family, wedding venue or bed & breakfast!”
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216 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
The Dr. Nathaniel Roan House, 1838

  • Sold for $72,500 on September 9, 2019 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,572 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1838
  • Listed December 21, 2016
  • Last sale: Information not available online
  • Listing: “Charming 1.5 story home in Greek Revival and Gothic Cottage styles in the heart of downtown Yanceyville across from public library. … With its proximity to the courthouse, town hall and several churches, this would also make a tremendous wedding venue.”
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130 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $324,000 on June 5, 2019 (listed at $329,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3,702 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 16, 2019
  • Last sale: $68,000, August 1983
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: Five-unit apartment house — four units have 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, one has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
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408 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $139,000 on May 28, 2019 (listed at $149,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,442 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed October 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $175,000, September 2010
  • Note: The house is apparently divided up into multiple units and has been used at least partly as offices. A sign in the front yard formerly read, “Virtual-Office Space.”
    • The property also is listed by a commercial real-estate broker as offices.
    • Property includes a garage/workshop.
    • “Lots of potential in downtown historic area. … Many possibilities!! Needs TLC.”
    • Located next to First Presbyterian Church and across the street from First Baptist Church.
    • The seller is using an online broker-assisted for-sale-by-owner service that provides MLS listings and assistance via email and phone.
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308 W. Church Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $267,000 on May 24, 2019 (originally listed at $280,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 3,351 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 2017
  • Last sale: $158,000, July 2002
  • Note: A 1996 renovation replaced all interior walls and electrical, lighting, plumbing and wiring systems.
    • Floors are “primarily” original hardwoods.
    • The listing promotes the property as a potential bed-and-breakfast.

3301 Alamance Road, Sedgefield

  • Sold for $2.41 million on November 5, 2018 (listed at $3.895 million)
  • 10 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 5 half-bathrooms, 30,000 square feet, 16.72 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 16, 2018
  • Last sale: The property has been owned by the Adams-Watkins family since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Sedgefield
  • Listing: “One of the largest and most famous homes in the Triad, this exceptional Tudor-style mansion completed in 1930 was designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit (Graylyn Mansion) for textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation. The construction materials, unsurpassed in style and workmanship, include a solid masonry foundation and walls, clay tile roof, custom paneling and woodwork, plaster moldings and custom ironwork. The attached garage/autocourt and detached stable are all executed in the same architectural style as the manor house. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity!”
    • Adamsleigh also is being marketed by a commercial real-estate firm: “Property is an exceptional repurposing opportunity as a bed and breakfast or, with rezoning, might be converted to condominiums, luxury apartments or a country inn. Adjacent to hole #’s 11, 12, 14 & 15 of the Donald Ross golf course at the prestigious Sedgefield Country Club.”