Bungalows and Cottages

Updated August 15, 2022

A bungalow is a one or one-and-a-half story home, typically with a front porch and often, though not always, relatively small and intimate. “Cottage” as an architectural style (rather than as functional description, such as vacation cottage) describes small homes, informal and descended from modest farm houses and other rural dwellings.

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

  • $250,000 (originally $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $224,500, January 2022
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property is zoned for business but has been used as a residence.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story Craftsman bungalow with a clipped-side-gable roof and a clipped-gable dormer; wraparound porch engaged on the front and supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing, 4/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets, asbestos siding, brick retaining wall at sidewalk.”

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Alexander and Georgiana Burgess House

  • $415,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,634 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $254
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed June 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The original owners were Alexander Graham Burgess (1872-1948) and Georgiana Rivers Smith Burgess (1875-1937). Alexander was a shipping clerk with Odell Hardware. They bought the property in 1923, and it remained in their family for 58 years. They sold it to their daughter, Lorena Cadess Burgess Wachter (1896-1980), in 1936.
    • Oddly for the time, only Lorena’s name is on the deed; her husband, Andrew Wachter (1884-1962), isn’t mentioned. On her death, the house passed to Roberta Lucille Burgess Trulove (1932-2012). Their relationship is unknown. Roberta sold the house the next year, 1981.

800 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro
The Edwin and Betsy Sink House
sale pending August 15, 2022

  • $400,000 (originally $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,198 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed July 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $201,000, October 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage.
    • The listing shows only 1,935 square feet.
    • Edwin McKee Sink (1914-1997) and Sarah Elizabeth “Betsy” Doubles Sink (1919-2009) bought the property in 1940 and owned it for 37 years. Edwin was a Realtor for 50 years and served as president of the Greensboro Board of Realtors in 1963. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
    • In 1977 they sold the house to their son, the Rev. Edwin Sink Jr., and his wife, Deborah J. Sink. They owned the house for 10 years.

1002 Magnolia Street, Greensboro

  • $399,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,813 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $221
  • Built in 1920 (per county, but probably a bit earlier; see note)
  • Listed August 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $228,000, December 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The main entrance appears to be on the right side of the house, by the driveway.
    • The house was a rental property from the time it was built until at least the 1960s.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1918-19 edition. The original owners most likely were Ernest Eugene White (1883-1959) and Marjorie Kennedy White (1888-1950). They bought the property in 1917 and sold it in 1920. White was a jeweler with the locally prominent R.C. Bernau firm.
    • Ernest Clyde Love (1883-1959) bought the house in 1920 and owned it until he died 39 years later. He appears to have never lived there. He was the proprietor of Barbers Supply Company. There’s no record online of a wife or children.
    • When he died, Love owned seven pieces of land. In 1962 they were sold in a single transaction by a group of 37 heirs, including his one surviving sibling (a sister) and many nephews and nieces (he had been the youngest of seven children).

1205 Latham Road, Greensboro
The Edward and Louise Barton House
sale pending August 9, 2022

  • $389,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,076 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed July 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $196,000, September 2002
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park
  • Note: An usually elegant post-war bungalow
    • The property was bought in 1944 by building contractor Edward M. Barton. The address was listed in the city directory for the first time in the 1947-48 edition with Edward and his wife, Louise A. Barton, listed as the residents.

807 S. Elam Avenue, Greensboro

  • $379,000 (originally $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,804 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $180,000, March 2022
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street (see note)
  • Note: The listing says the house is in Sunset Hills. It’s not. The neighborhood is called Brice Street.

210 W. Fisher Avenue, Greensboro
The Armfield-Morrison House
contract pending July 6, 2022

  • $335,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,754 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $198,000, April 1997
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: This block of Fisher Avenue is part of the Downtown Greenway.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Cross gables, two front bays; partially enclosed wraparound front porch supported by fluted Corinthian columns”
    • The original owners were Joseph Henry Armfield and (1876-1949) Vivian Ann Pegram Armfield (1888-1976). Joseph bought the lot in 1907, and they were married in 1908. Joseph is identified in the city directory as a chief clerk.
    • The Armfields sold the property in 1921 to William Worth Morrison (1887-1970) and Daisy Deborah Gray Morrison (1883-1947). William was a founder and president of the Morrison-Neese Furniture Company. In 1939 he received the Cavalier Award as “one of the outstanding furniture men in America.” He served as company president until he retired in 1945. In retirement, he served as a consultant and lecturer in the merchandising division of the National Retail Furniture Association.
    • Daisy was born in LaGrange. She was a music teacher at Morven High School in Morven in Anson County when they married.
    • The Morrisons sold the house in 1946, a year before Daisy’s death. She’s buried in Lenoir County. William died 23 years later and is buried in Asheville, where he moved around the time of Daisy’s death.

540 E. Farriss Avenue, High Point
sale pending July 19, 2022

  • $239,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,484 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, June 2016
  • Note: The property backs up to Armstrong Park.

1801 Roseland Street, Greensboro
sale pending June 11, 2022

  • $125,000 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,016 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $27,000, October 2006
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Owner lives in California
    • Listing: “Ready for sweat equity buyer. Motivated seller willing to complete upfits, give allowances or adjust selling price.”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

1116 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Edwin and Rosebud Cole House

  • $549,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,229 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed August 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $420,750, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage with pull-down stairs and storage space.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Cole House is a large one-and-a-half-story bungalow with a pebbledash first story and a wood shingled upper story. Typical of bungalows, the broad gable roof has widely overhanging braced eaves. The German-sided front shed dormer may be an addition, but of unknown date.
    • “The house has paired bungalow style windows, a sidelighted front door, and an off-center gabled porch with square wood posts on brick plinths and a plain balustrade. The front yard has a high stone retaining wall and a long flight of stone steps.
    • “In 1916 Edwin L. Cole, a foreman at RJR Tobacco Co., and his wife, Rosebud, purchased this property, but it was not until 1921 that they were listed in the city directory at this location. The Coles occupied the house until selling it in 1966.”

1225 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The Edmond R. Snyder House
listing withdrawn August 11, 2022

  • $455,000 (originally $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,301 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $220,000, October 2021
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached one-car garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Snyder House is very similar in form to the Reich House next door. It is a one-and-a-half-story frame bungalow with a broad gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a matching front dormer, grouped six-over-one sash windows, and an engaged porch across the right two bays of the facade with paneled posts on brick plinths and a plain balustrade.
    • “E.R. Snyder purchased the property in 1920, and in 1921 the house was listed for the first time in the city directories as the residence of Edmond R. and Josephine Snyder. The Snyders occupied the house until the late 1940s, and retained ownership until the early 1970s.”
    • Edmond was identified as cashier for Automotive Repair Company.

14 E. Devonshire Street, Winston-Salem
The Rupert and Elsie Ring House
sale pending June 17, 2022

  • $399,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,150 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $285,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story Craftsman bungalow with side-gable roof; weatherboard sheathing; shingled, gable dormer; shingled gable ends; three, four-light attic windows; eight-over-one large single light windows; multi-light door; exposed rafter tails; knee braces; shed porch is supported by battered columns on brick piers. Appears on 1928 Sanborn map.
  • 1920 CD: not listed; 1930 CD: R.P. and Elsie Ring (W), a teller at Wachovia Bank and Trust; 1940 CD: ditto; 1950 CD: ditto.”
  • Rupert Paschal Ring (1890-1971), Elsie Elbert Ring (1893-1953)

26 E. Banner Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Robah and Erma Mendenhall House
sale pending July 19, 2022

  • $299,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,508 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, February 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided five-bay Craftsman bungalow with two three-bay shed dormers on front, inset wrap porch supported by square posts on brick piers; partially exposed brick end chimney (upper stack removed) and two interior chimneys.
    • “Decorative false knee braces and exposed rafter ends; paired 9/1 windows front and sides. Stone steps lead from sidewalks on Banner and Sunnyside.
    • “Mendenhall (wife Erma M) was in real estate and insurance in 1918, and by 1923 was secretary-treasurer of North State Loan and Investment Company and a rotary at One Masonic Temple.”

109 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Lipscomb-Criner House
sale pending August 1, 2022

  • $279,000 (originally $350,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,742 square feet, 0.08 acre
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $52,500, April 1993
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: No central air conditioning
  • District NRHP nomination: “This unusual one-and-a-half-story frame cottage has a weatherboarded first story, a wood shingled upper story, and a front-facing clipped gable roof with side shed dormers.
    • “The front porch has heavy square posts, a plain balustrade, and a shed roof which flares outward. A stone retaining wall borders the front yard.
    • “The house was first listed in the 1916 city directory as the residence of William H. and Harriet Rankin. The house appears to have been used as rental property for many of its years.
    • “In 1929 Mary B. Lipscomb purchased the house, and she and her husband, H. Taverner Lipscomb, occupied it at least through 1945.
    • “Thereafter, the house was the long-time residence of Arthur C. and Ethel Criner until 1982.”

703 West Street, Winston-Salem

  • $269,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,269 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed August 1, 2202
  • Last sale: $25,000, March 1979
  • Neighborhood:
  • Listing: “… classic bungalow in need of a buyer that will make it the jewel that it can be.” It needs cosmetic work — interior painting, floor refinishing, etc. — and perhaps a kitchen makeover (and who knows what you can’t see in photos), but it appears livable as is.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; weatherboard; ten-light, Craftsman-style transom over single-light windows; front-gable dormer; front-gable porch; battered posts on brick piers; wood shingles in gable ends and on dormer; knee braces; exposed rafter tails. 1915 CD: James and Jessie Prater, a plumber”

725 S. Green Street, Winston-Salem

  • $214,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 888 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $13,000, July 1984
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
    • The listing shows 1,025 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable porch; vinyl siding; one-over-one replacement windows; square posts on stuccoed piers.”
    • The address first appears in the 1921 city directory, with Raiford Miller Porter (1895-1946) and Ruth Campbell Bowers Porter (1896-1978) as residents. Raiford was a salesman with S.E. Case & Company, real estate and home builders. His brother, Ervin, was a partner in the firm. Raiford and Ruth were listed at the address for only one year. It may have been a rental property.

4326 Tise Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $205,000 (originally $225,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,707 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $66,500, September 2006
  • Neighborhood: Montview
  • Note: Replacement windows

2118 Waughtown Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn May 23, 2022; relisted May 25, 2022
sale pending June 9, 2022
no longer under contract July 9, 2022

  • $198,000 (originally $229,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,846 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built by 1929 (see note)
  • Listed May 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 1983
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable … gabled dormer; four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; sidelights; beveled glass; gabled porch; metal posts.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1929. County records show a 1940 date. The house may have been a rental property initially; different names are listed at the address each year for at least its first five years.

3256 Winthrop Street, Walkertown, Forsyth County
sale pending July 30, 2022

  • $175,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,711 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed July 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, May 2013
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage, now set up as a studio apartment.

1240 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem
sale pending July 8, 2022

  • $175,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,960 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1940 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed May 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $19,000 October 2013
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; stuccoed gable ends; one-over-one replacement windows; hip-roof porch with gable over entry; battered columns on brick piers; sidelights.”
    • The address was listed in the city directory by 1929. It apparently was built as a rental property, as it had different occupants listed annually for at least the first few years.

3672 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem
sale pending July 13, 2022

  • $129,900 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,338 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $60,000, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: Easton

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

106 N. 6th Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • $549,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,412 square feet, 0.70 acre
  • Price/square foot: $228
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, August 2015
  • Note: The property includes a detached three-car garage.

416 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
sale pending July 11, 2022
no longer under contract July 16, 2022

  • $365,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,139 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $159,900, October 2006
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This well-maintained frame bungalow, although altered by the use of vinyl siding, retains much of its original fabric and contributes to the overall character of the district.
    • The one- and one-half-story structure has a side-gable roof and gable dormer, a side-lighted entrance, full-facade porch extending to a porte-cochere supported by paneled posts on brick piers, purlin brackets and wood shingles in the gable ends, and shed-roofed projecting side bays.”

641 Haw Road, Browns Summit, Rockingham County
sale pending June 3, 2022

  • $269,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,361 square feet, 11.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 31, 2022
  • Last sale: $500,000, November 2005 (see note below)
  • Note: The property is in Rockingham County, although it has a Browns Summit mailing address.
    • The disparity in price between 2005 and today results from this sale including only one of four tracts included in the previous sale.
    • Listing: The property includes a barn and an unspecified number of ponds.
    • Not owner-occupied

3021 U.S. Highway 158 W., Yanceyville, Caswell County
sale pending July 27, 2022

  • $249,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,979 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $79,900, March 2013
  • Note: The house has a Yanceyville mailing address but is located to the west of town toward Locust Hill.

428 W. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County
sale pending July 23, 2022

  • $215,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,701 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (inside the local historic district, just outside the National Register district)

373 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
sale pending August 10, 2022

  • $205,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,657 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,500, September 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage/carport.

906 Central Avenue, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $179,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,380 square feet, 2.47 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $66,500, July 2006
  • Neighborhood: West Burton

203 S. Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County
contract pending July 10-15, 2022
sale pending July 20, 2022

  • $160,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,086 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $45,000, May 2022
  • Neighborhood: Bridge Street
  • Note: The house went up for sale less than two months after being sold.

338 Irvin Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The J.R. Maxwell House
sale pending August 4, 2022

  • $159,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,820 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in
  • Listed July 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $117,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: County records show the date as 1937, which looks wrong. The district’s National Register nomination says circa 1905, which makes more sense.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The form and roofline of this one-story frame house are similar to those found on the adjacent house to the north (334 Irvin Street). However, this house has been clad in aluminum siding and the original porch spanning the three-bay facade has been replaced with a bungalow porch having tapered posts on brick piers.
    • “The facade has paired windows flanking a sidelighted entrance.
    • “A long-time occupant of the house was J.R. Maxwell, a machinist with American Tobacco Company.”
    • J. Raleigh Maxwell (1875-1956) was a master mechanic. His wife was Arra L. Vernon Maxwell (1877-1950).

301 Wentworth Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $119,900 (originally $139,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $80,000, March 2007
  • Note: The interior needs to be painted, and the floors could use refinishing.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

1065 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The W.E. Lindsay House

  • $392,000 (originally $449,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,178 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $304,000, September 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hill Historic district
  • Listing: Previously a triplex used as a B&B.
    • 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.”

310 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, Surry County
The Nichols-Hall House
sale pending December 8-11, 2021
sale pending December 17, 2021, to January 4, 2022
listing withdrawn January 4, 2022; relisted March 8, 2022
sale pending March 15 to April 8, 2022
sale pending May 4-11, 2022

  • $289,000 (originally $309,000, later $409,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,222 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built around 1930
  • Listed September 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $66,500, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue-Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The earliest known occupant of this one-and-a-half-story frame house was H. Grady Nichols, manager of the Elk Printing Company, which published The Elkin Tribune. Grady Nichols served as manager of the paper, while his brother, Walter E. Nichols (who owned a house—no longer standing—on Gwyn Avenue directly behind Grady Nichols’s house), was editor.
    • “In 1936 the Clyde A. and Mano B. Hall family took occupancy of the house. Clyde Hall worked at the power plant at Chatham Mill; at the time of his death in 1989, he had attained the position of chief engineer at the mill.
    • “A long flight of steps leads up the steep hill from the street to the front entrance. The square house has weatherboard siding with beveled corners and a hipped roof with intersecting, wood-shingled, gabled dormers. The center-bay front entrance with sidelights is sheltered by a gable-roofed porch with grouped wood posts with lattice between the posts.
    • “The porch on the south side of the house repeats the use of grouped posts with lattice, but also has wood-shingled plinths and skirt. The gabled roofs of the dormers and porches all have overhanging, flared eaves with plain bargeboards that have circular notches at the ends. Windows have grouped nine-over-one or six-over-one sash.”

205 W. Dalton Road, King, Stokes County

  • $278,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,477 square feet (per county), 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built circa 1900
  • Listed July 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $85,000, December 2021
  • Neighborhood: King Historic District
  • Note: County records give the date as 1940, but it doesn’t look like a 1940 house. The ca. 1900 date in the National Register nomination is more likely.
    • Odd: The listing says the house is “totally remodeled.” It goes on and on about original details, etc., but it includes no photos of the interior.
  • District NRHP nomination: “L-plan cottage has hip roof porch with ornate turned posts, two-over-two windows, and double leaf entrance which has paneled doors with arched lights. The house has aluminum siding.”

1023 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The William and Ella Monday House

  • $264,900 (originally $274,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,291 square feet, 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $114,000, August 1997
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hill Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Pebbledash stucco ornaments the gables and a front shed dormer of this story-and-a-half Craftsman bungalow, built in the 1910s or early 1920s. The house has brick veneer at the first story and interior brick chimneys.
    • “The composite-shingled side-gable roof engages a front porch with square wood columns and an original or early railing with square balusters. The railing continues all the way across the front with a gate in line with the front entry, perhaps a feature to keep playing toddlers from wandering off the porch. The porch has a granite foundation (as does the rest of the house) and early or original lattice underpinning.
    • “The window sashes appear to be replacements, although they may replicate the original sash arrangements.
    • “Other features include sidelights around the front entry, an interior brick chimney, and a side shed addition with novelty weatherboard siding and a brick foundation.”
    • The original owners were William Isaac Monday (1887-1967) and Ella Smith Monday (1887-1979). William was vice president of the Home Building & Loan Association and vice president of G.C. Lovill Company, a wholesaler of groceries, feed and notions.

441 Elk Spur Street, Elkin, Surry County
sale pending August 9, 2022

  • $215,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,318 square feet (per county), 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed July 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $140,000, April 2019

3054 N. Old 52 Road, Pinnacle, Surry County
sale pending June 15, 2022
no longer under contract July 17, 2022

  • $169,900 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,566 square feet, 1 1/2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,000, September 2016
  • Listing: “Very old barn on property as well as a smokehouse for storage.”

1686 Keaton Road, Stokes County
sale pending June 8, 2022

  • $161,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,946 square feet, 17.46 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $100,000, October 1989 (83 acres)
  • Note: The property has a Westfield mailing address but is far to the southeast and across the county line in Stokes County. It’s about as close to Pilot Mountain as Westfield.
    • The property is adjacent to the state-owned property that includes the historic Vade Mecum Springs Hotel (restoration is planned, but the timeline is unknown).
    • A creek runs through the property.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

467 E. Slate Mine Road, Denton, Davidson County

  • $1.35 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,564 square feet, 152.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $527
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed June 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $160,000, October 2014 (probably covers just one tract; the property consists of at least three)
  • Note: It’s listed on Zillow as “Undisclosed Address,” but if you search for 467 E. Slate Mine Road, this is the property that comes up.
    • Listing: “The property has a heated and cooled 70×45 Red Iron building with four 10×12 garage doors. The building also has a full kitchen and bath …”

16 Williams Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $435,000 (originally $465,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,322 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $187
  • Built in 1925 (per county, probably much later; see note)
  • Listed July 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $97,000, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: Grimes Park, Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The house was gutted to the studs in a recent renovation.
    • The listing shows 2,600 square feet.
    • The street name is listed incorrectly on Zillow (Williams Crescent).
    • The address doesn’t appear in the city directories for 1925, when Williams Circle wasn’t listed, or 1937, when only two addresses were listed. The 1941 directory lists 14 residences but doesn’t give house numbers.
    • The earliest identifiable owner was Dr. Edwin J. Cathell, a surgeon and owner of the Cathell Clinic, in 1948. The house remained in the Cathell family until 2007, when it was sold to the current owners.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story, side-gable-roofed Period Cottage with a large front-gable bay and a tapered brick façade chimney; 6/6 sash, arched window in front gable, entry recessed in an arched opening sheltered by a gabled hood, tapered brick end chimney, offset screened side porch extends from north elevation, vinyl siding.
    • “Very similar to 18 Williams Circle. The house appears on the 1948 updates to the 1929 Sanborn map”

2584 Mill Creek Road, Ramseur, Randolph County
sale pending July 14, 2022

  • $299,900 (originally $314,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,036 square feet, 1.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, August 2017
  • Note: Located south of Ramseur, about halfway to Coleridge
    • 21 miles from the Greensboro-Randolph County Megasite

1214 Sunset Drive N., Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,560 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1945
  • Listed August 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $152,000, February 2022
  • Note: An unusual little house (oddly, there’s an almost identical house in the 1700 block of S. Scales Street in Reidsville)
    • For sale by owner
  • $250,000 (originally $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $224,500, January 2022
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property is zoned for business but has been used as a residence.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story Craftsman bungalow with a clipped-side-gable roof and a clipped-gable dormer; wraparound porch engaged on the front and supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing, 4/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets, asbestos siding, brick retaining wall at sidewalk.”

209 N. Main Street, Denton, Davidson County

  • $235,750 (originally $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,980 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed May 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $37,011, February 2012
  • Listing: “… in the heart of Denton!”

1304 Green Farm Road, Asheboro, Randolph County
sale pending August 1, 2022

  • $199,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,772 square feet, 3.78 acres
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed July 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, April 2020