Bungalows and Cottages

Updated February 6, 2023

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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Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties
Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

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

  • $359,900 (originally $449,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,178 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • 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.”

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

305 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro
The John and Helen Kleemeier House
sale pending February 2, 2023

  • $424,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,745 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $243
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 1, 2023
  • Last sale: $335,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NR)
  • Note: The property includes a wired storage building.
  • District NR nomination: The original owners were John August Kleemeier (1879-1957) and Helen L. Bouldin Kleeneier (1884-1920). John, a native of Cincinnati, was president of Wysong & Miles. He sold the house in 1937.
    • Wysong & Miles was a manufacturer of machine tools and woodworking machinery established in 1903 (still in business).
    • For 48 years, from 1955 to 2003, the house was owned by Guy Delafield (1920-2008) and Letitia Carter Delafield (1920-2008). Guy was the office manager for the Lassiter Corporation, which sold cellophane products. Carter was an associate professor of English at Guilford College. She received her master’s degree in English from UNCG in 1966. Her thesis was titled, “Flannery O’Connor: Prophet and Evangelist.”
    • Guy and Carter were born six months apart in 1920 and died eight days apart in February 2008.

1409 Northfield Street, Greensboro

  • $350,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,288 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $272
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed December 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $158,000, July 2005
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The property was sold by four times in 1925-25, Northfield Street didn’t appear in the city directory until 1925.

1105 W. Westwood Avenue, High Point
The Robert and Hilda Fountain House
sale pending January 23, 2023

  • $299,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,951 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed January 21, 2023
  • Last sale: $220,000, February 2021
  • Note: Recently renovated, much period detail remains, although the windows were replaced.
    • The house was bought in 1938 Robert and Hilda Fountain. Robert (1895-1982) was manager of the claims department of Liberty Mutual Insurance. Hilda still owned the house when she died in 2012. It was sold by their heirs in 2013, 75 years after the couple bought it.

4248 Princeton Avenue, Greensboro
The Frank and Mildred Rogers House
listing withdrawn April 26, 2022
relisted January 2, 2023

  • $288,888 (originally $305,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,089 square feet (per county), 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $265
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The listing shows 1,431 square feet.
    • From 1944 to 2021, the house was owned by the family of Frank and Mildred Rogers. Frank James Rogers Sr. (1915-1983) was a printer and later foreman at the Greensboro News.

206 Louise Avenue, High Point
sale pending February 4, 2023

  • $263,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,575 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed February 2, 2023
  • Last sale: $105,000, July 2003
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage, a chicken coop and a raised-bed garden.
    • “The house is being sold AS-IS and will need some work.”
    • The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1927, when it was the home of Edgar N. Allen (1880-1943) and Annie Grady Hastings Allen (1883-1981). Edgar was a traveling salesman. They were listed at the address until 1932.

303 Springwood Avenue, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • $255,000 (originally $265,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,303 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • Built in 1917 (per county)
  • Listed October 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $67,500, December 2008
  • Realtor hype: “Oldest home in Gibsonville city limits.” If the house was built in 1917, that’s not even close to true.

615 Chandler Avenue, High Point
The Rev. Samuel and Lollie Hensley House

  • $235,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms (per county), 1,938 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $120,000, October 2010
  • Listing: “Unpermitted work completed by seller and/or contractor include addition of primary bathroom on main level, conversion of existing half bath into full bathroom on main level (totaling 3 full bathrooms), and HVAC installation. Seller says make an offer.”
    • The original owners were the Rev. Samuel Thomas Hensley (1875-1930) and Lollie Elizabeth Tomberlin Hensley (1882-1962). They were listed in the city directory in 1928, the only house on Chandler Avenue (as it was for several years) in its first year appearing in the directory. Also listed were two of their five children — son Gay, a student; and daughter Ila, a teacher (they had three other sons as well — Alba Homer, Samuel Jr. and James). Lollie continued to live in the home for about 11 years after Samuel died.

907 N. Church Street, Greensboro

  • $200,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,050 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1910 (per county)
  • Listed September 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $42,000, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The listing refers to it as “your very own historic home project.” In the listing’s photos house looks to be in good shape, so that may refer to something that can’t be seen.
  • The district’s NRHP nomination identified it as a bungalow built between 1925 and 1930. The address first appears in the city directory in 1917.

410 E. Whittington Street, Greensboro
The Bessie Brame House
sale pending September 26 to December 16, 2022
sale pending January 26, 2023

  • $195,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,075 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed September 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $39,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Note: Renovated with cheap plastic floors, replacement windows and siding.
    • The listing shows 1,444 square feet.
    • It’s not clear who the original owner was. Bessie Virginia Bitting Brame (1893-1981) bought the house in 1916 and owned it until 1933. Although she was married, only her name appeared on the deeds. Her husband, Arthur Archie Brame, was an assistant steward at the Guilford Hotel.
    • By 1931, Bessie was listed as Arthur’s widow, although he reportedly didn’t die until 1943. She had become a clerk with Dixie Fire Insurance Company.
    • The house number was originally 446.
    • What it looked like when it was sold in 2020:

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

668 N. Spring Street, Winston-Salem
The James M. Lentz House

  • $699,000 (originally $749,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,182 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed on September 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $150,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Lentz House is a one-and-a-half-story frame bungalow with a broad gable roof with overhanging, braced eaves, three hipped dormers across the front, a south side bay window, nine or twelve-over-one sash windows, and an unusual wrap-around engaged porch with paneled posts set on brick plinths.”
    • At one point, the house had aluminum siding. The listing says it now has vinyl siding, which is very unusual in a local historic district.
    • “A cement and stone retaining wall begins at the front walk and wraps around the east and north sides of the property.
    • “James M. Lentz, Forsyth County’s Register of Deeds for twenty-nine years, purchased the property in 1913, although city directories list him at this location as early as 1907.” Lentz (1891-1949) died at age 81. He was still in office as register.
    • The Lentz family owned the house until 1975, when they sold it to Elizabeth Ann Melton (dates unknown). She owned the house until 2019.

445 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem

  • $449,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,203 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $204
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $290,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; German siding and vinyl siding; eight-over-one Craftsman-style windows and tripartite fourteen-over-one with six-over-one sidelights; engaged porch; brick piers with short posts; side passage entry; exposed rafter tails; gable-roof dormer; brick balustrade; spindle trim and brackets have been added.”
    • The address first appears in the 1928 city directory with John A. Stallings (1892-1975) and Lallah Cable Stallings (1895-1956) as residents. John was an engineer with the city Public Works Department.

110 Park Boulevard, Winston-Salem
Carl and Pauline Charles House
sale pending February 4, 2023

  • $269,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,340 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 3, 2023
  • Last sale: $30,000, March 1984
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park
  • Note: The kitchen is a little odd.
  • District NR nomination: “Gable-front brick·veneered bungalow, three bays wide with wrap shed-roof porch supported by square posts on brick piers. Stretcher bond with continuing lintel course of alternating soldier and horizontal stretchers.
    • “Paired and triple-grouped 6/1 windows, two brick chimneys, one interior, one exposed face.
    • “Charles (wife Pauline) moved here from Franklin Street; he was a clerk with the post office and agent for Shenandoah Life Insurance Company.”
    • Carl Teague Charles, 1898-1974; Pauline Hyatt Charles, 1904-1998.

703 West Street, Winston-Salem
sale pending January 4, 2023

  • $219,000 (originally $269,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,269 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed August 1, 2202
  • Last sale: $25,000, March 1979
  • Neighborhood: West Salem
  • 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”

4326 Tise Avenue, Winston-Salem
sale pending November 29, 2022
no longer under contract December 15, 2022

  • $194,900 (originally $225,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,707 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $66,500, September 2006
  • Neighborhood: Montview
  • Note: Replacement windows

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

106 N. 6th Street, Mebane, Alamance County
sale pending December 13, 2022

  • $469,900 (originally $549,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,412 square feet, 0.70 acre
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • 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 11-16, 2022
sale pending January 1, 2022

  • $350,000 (originally $365,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,139 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • 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.”
  • $265,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,730 square feet, 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed October 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $150,000, September 2017
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage and and an oversized driveway for additional parking.

604 Boyd Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending January 11, 2023

  • $197,000 (originally $207,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,628 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,500, February 1990
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This attractive one and one-half story frame bungalow was built between 1922 and 1929, according to Sanborn maps.
    • “Clad in brown wood shingles [now vinyl siding], it is topped by a side gable roof and has a wide shed dormer across the facade.
    • “Wood shingles cover the tapered posts [now replaced] supporting the engaged porch which shelters the asymmetrical three-bay porch. Mature trees shade the house.”

206 Hundley Drive, Eden, Rockingham County
sale pending February 4, 2023

  • $110,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,016 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed February 2, 2023
  • Last sale: $60,000, January 2021
  • Neighborhood: Draper

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

227 W. Spring Street, Elkin, Surry County
The Ted and Avis Brown House
listing withdrawn January 1, 2023

  • $449,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, 2,447 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed September 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $119,000, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue-Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Until Avis Brown’s death in 2005, she and Ted were the sole occupants of the house since its construction. To mark the date of construction, they placed a stone date block on the side of the central chimney that says, ‘Avis & Ted Oct 1939.’
    • “Ted Brown was a volunteer fireman in 1936 who later became Elkin’s long-time fire chief. He also owned Brown Machine Company across the river in Jonesville. In 1930, Ted and his brother, Jake Brown, constructed Elkin’s first airplane, a one-passenger Heath-Parasol. In this, they followed in the footsteps of their father, who nearly thirty years earlier had built Elkin’s first automobile.
    • “The one-and-a-half-story Period Cottage is sheathed with irregularly-laid cut stone. The unusual masonry includes flat arches with keystones over the casement windows and a round arch framing the small fanlight above the front door.
    • “The asymmetrical house has a gabled roof with flared eaves, including over the central door. A wing projects forward at the west end of the three-bay facade, a short ell projects from the rear, and a set-back porch extends from the east side. A ground-level terrace fronts the east two-thirds of the house.”

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

  • $359,900 (originally $449,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,178 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • 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.”

415 Broad Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $284,900 (originally $289,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,187 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $139,000, May 2018

1041 Jackson Road, Westfield, Stokes County
sale pending January 12, 2023

  • $199,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,725 square feet, 2.68 acres
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed January 3, 2023
  • Last sale: $58,000, October 1998
  • Note: Located 4 miles west of Westfield

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

16 Williams Circle, Lexington, Davidson County
listing withdrawn August 31, 2022; relisted January 20, 2023
sale pending February 6, 2023

  • $395,000 (originally $465,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,322 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • 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 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”

1030 N. Main Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $295,000 (originally $389,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,688 square feet (per county), 2.13 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed September 14, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: The property includes a pond and several outbuildings.
    • The listing gives the size as only 2,294 square feet.

127 Dixon Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $250,000 (originally $265,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,462 square feet, 0.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed October 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $110000, September 2020
  • Note: Currently a rental property
    • The house has a studio apartment.
    • The property includes an outbuilding.

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!”

435 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn January 4, 2023
relisted January 25, 2023

  • $179,000 (originally $198,000, later $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,810 square feet, 0.72 acre
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $36,000, November 2021

211 W. Chestnut Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $129,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,386 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed January 31, 2023
  • Last sale: $82,400, April 2018

101 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Auction scheduled for Wednesday February 8, 2023, 11:30 a.m., Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington
    • Special Proceeding No. 22 SP 503, Case No. 11856-51010
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,059 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Built in 1926
  • Last sale: $83,000, June 2016
  • Note: Foreclosure auction