Bungalows and Cottages: Sales 2021

Sales 2018-2020

1001 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Ross and Vallie Ham House

  • Sold for $430,000 on December 30, 2021 (listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,326 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1919 (or earlier, see note)
  • Listed November 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $267,000, December 2008
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The porch columns are made of milk quartz.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1915. The original address was 827 McGee.
    • Ross Ham and his wife, Vallie, bought the property in 1914 and owned it until 1969. Numa Ross Ham (1886-1984) was a cashier for the American Railway Express Company. Vallie Maud Coe Ham (1888-1977) was born in Stokes County, as was her husband. They both died in Charlotte and are buried in Greensboro.
    • Maurice Fels Poole Jr. (1918-2003) bought the house in 1972. He and his descendants owned the house until 2005. He was president of Greensboro Fabric Converters, as his father had been.

900 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Emory James House

  • Sold for $340,000 on December 28, 2021 (originally $399,500)
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $89,500, November 1979
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: “The lower level consists of well-lighted space consisting of 5 rooms of 1,053 sqft which has been a doctor’s office until recently. … There is an additional 1,411 sqft of unfinished basement area.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “Spanish Eclectic. One story; cross gable, stucco; six-over-six, double-hung sash; gable-roof porch with arcaded opening; side porch; round-head door; original tile roof removed; dovecote attic vent. The house was designed by Hall Crews.”
    • Although county records date the house to 1925, the address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1931, when Emory E. James was listed as the resident. He was secretary-treasurer of Disher & James, real estate brokers.

412 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The John S. Thomas House

  • Sold for $273,000 on December 28, 2021 (listed at $279,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,107 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-one-half-story 1930s brick structure is a derivative of the popular bungalow style, built for John S. Thomas, a local attorney.
    • “It has a side-gable roof with a narrow box cornice and a one-story rear wing. The three-bay facade has paired six-over-six windows flanking the entrance.
    • “The projecting two-bay porch has a front gable roof with a four-pane oculus in the gable end; it is supported by square brick posts connected by elliptical arches and a lozenge-patterned brick balustrade.”

702 James Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $37,500 on December 28, 2021 (originally $68,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,074 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Spray
  • Note: No pictures of the interior are included in the listing.

112 E. Devonshire Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $235,000 on December 22, 2021 (listed at $235,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,412 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $166
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed November 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $87,000, March 2005
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside/Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow is one and a half stories with a side-gable roof; vinyl siding; six-over-one, four-over-one, and eight-over-one replacement windows; engaged porch supported by square posts on brick piers; gabled wall dormer at one corner; knee braces.”

9 Maple Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $125,000 on December 20, 2021 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,418 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, December 2019
  • Note: The property includes a 1,400 square-foot garage.
    • Difficult location: It’s one of only two homes on the block (the other is next door), just off Main Street.

408 S. 4th Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $317,000 on December 15, 2021 (listed at $285,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,590 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $103,500, November 1997
  • Neighborhood: Old South Mebane Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “A 1½-story 3-bay Craftsman-style house of wood construction, finished in weatherboard, with a hipped roof, hipped dormers, and exposed rafter tails beneath the eaves of the house and the dormers.
    • “An engaged front porch extends across the façade, supported by battered wood posts resting on painted brick piers, shielding an off-center entry.
    • “Flat-topped Craftsman-style windows, 3/1 and 4/1 sash, are generally maintained. Red brick chimneys penetrate the roof.”

426 Carolina Circle, Winston-Salem
The John and Marjorie Moore House

  • Sold for $630,000 on December 14, 2021 (listed at $599,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,058 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $306
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed November 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $565,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes an 800 square-foot guest house.
    • John Watson Moore and Marjorie McApline Moore bought the property in 1921. They owned it for 48 years. John was the first principal of R.J. Reynolds High School and also served as football coach.
    • John (1891-1968) and Marjorie (1885-1974) both were born in Japan. Their fathers were missionaries, the Rev. John Wallace Moore (1842-1923) and Dr. Robert Eugenius McAlpine (1862-1950).
    • John Watson Moore was a 1912 graduate of Davidson College. He served in World War I as a captain in the U.S. Army Cavalry. He left Reynolds to become superintendent of the city schools for 23 years. An elementary school in Winston-Salem is named for him.
    • Bonus facts about Reynolds High School: Its official name is now the Richard J. Reynolds Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The school auditorium’s opening in 1924 featured a performance by Harry Houdini (John Watson probably got to meet him). Notable alums musician Ben Folds, country music star George Hamilton IV and the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott.

823 W. 7th Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $169,000 on December 13, 2021 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,003 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $18,001, June 2013
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: The house is in the West End neighborhood, but it’s just outside the historic district.

680 Chestnut Street, Greensboro
The Abdou Showfety House

  • Sold for $345,000 on December 10, 2021 (listed at $339,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,219 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000, March 2008
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath/Summit Avenue Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Colonial and Tudor Revival styles, popular from the teens through the thirties, are found in smaller numbers in the district than they are in other contemporary Greensboro neighborhoods. … The Tudor Revival style appears only at a small number of late brick-veneered cottages, such as those of store owner Abdou Showfety at 680 Chestnut Street …”

449 W. Lexington Avenue, High Point
The Dr. Stanley Stewart Saunders House I

  • Sold for $194,000 on December 9, 2021 (originally $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,070 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed November 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, clipped-side-gabled English Cottage is three bays wide and double-pile with a projecting, clipped-front-gabled wing on the right (west) end of the facade.
    • “The house has stuccoed with vinyl trim and an exterior stuccoed chimney in the left (east) gable.
    • “It has replacement windows including a single window in each side gable. It retains an arched eight-light window in the front gable and the six-panel door is located in a recessed entrance bay with arched openings.
    • “An uncovered terrace extends across the left bay of the facade. An entrance on the right elevation is sheltered by a metal awning and there is a full-width, gabled wing at the rear.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Dr. Stanley Stewart Saunders (Burrus Clinic) in 1929.”

504 W. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $185,000 on December 9, 2021 (originally $249,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,428 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $146,500, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Acadia
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The property includes a detached workshop/storage building.
    • The historical character of the house has been eroded with vinyl siding and replacement floors.

658 S. Spring Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $89,000 on December 7, 2021 (originally $100,000)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 1,384 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $12,000, November 1982
  • Note: The house is the lone residential property left on what was once a mostly residential block between West Gate City Boulevard and the railroad tracks. It’s a rental now, with vacant lots on either side and across the street. Otherwise, the block is occupied by a couple of industrial or warehouse buildings. It’s the only residence remaining in the Gate City Boulevard area from South Elm Street west to Fulton Street.
    • Although county records date the house to 1901, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1923. The occupants listed were John Williamson, a firefighter, and his wife, Hattie, and Claude Ward, a brakeman, and his wife, Eva.

1012 Carolina Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $260,000 on December 6, 2021 (listed at $260,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,285 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,000, November 2005
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: The house is in the Fisher Park neighborhood, but this block is just outside the boundaries of the local and National Register historic districts.

829 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro
The Strader-Simmons House

  • Sold for $159,900 on December 6, 2021 (listed at $159,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 984 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $162
  • Built in 1918 (per county, probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed October 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $1,650, September 1945
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: No photos of the interior are included in the listing.
    • The exterior looks like it needs work, but the house is priced like a house in excellent condition in a much more expensive neighborhood.
    • The city directory lists the address as early as 1912 with Galveston Garrett Strader (1882-1957) and his wife, Mattie Eva Chrismon Strader (1883-1981), as residents. Galveston was a delivery clerk for Columbia Laundry. They owned the house until 1933, when they lost it to foreclosure.
    • Samuel M. Simmons Jr. and his wife, Etta Mae Simmons, bought the house in 1945. That was the last time the house was sold. Samuel operated his business, Simmons Printing Company, in a cinder-block building in the backyard, which still stands.
    • The address was originally 915 Glenwood. It was changed around 1913.

211 Isabel Street, Greensboro
The Hill-Weill House

  • Sold for $440,000 on December 3, 2021 (listed at $449,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,253 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1918 (per county, or earlier; see note)
  • Listed October 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $208,000, August 2009
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Shingled, gable-end bungalow with engaged porch, long front shed dormer.”
    • The house was listed in the city directory for the first time in 1915. The original owners were Roland G. Hill and his wife, Lottie H. Hill, who owned the property from 1913 to 1917. Little information on them appears to be available, except for Roland’s diverse occupations. From 1914 to 1917, the city directory listed him with a different job each year — as a partner in Hill-Stockard, a men’s furnishings store, in 1914; as simply “real estate” in the 1915-16 edition; and as an actor in 1917.
    • They sold the house to Martin, Robins & Weill, an insurance agency, in 1917, and eight months later the firm sold it to its president, Charles Louis Weill (1883-1953), and his wife, Beatrice Schwab Weill (1890-1987). They owned the house until 1944.
    • While living in the house, they had a son, C.L. “Buddy” Weill Jr. (1924-2020). He grew up to become one of Greensboro’s most prominent businessmen for decades. After serving in the Army in World War II, he was president of Robbins & Weill and established Weill Investment Company. He was one of the organizers of Well-Spring Retirement Community, where he was living when he died at age 95, and served on and/or led a remarkable number of the city’s high-profile boards, including the Center for Creative Leadership, Greater Greensboro Realtors Association, Greensboro College, Greensboro County Club, Greensboro Planning and Zoning Commission, Greensboro Symphony, Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, United Way of Greater Greensboro and the UNC Greensboro Excellence Foundation.

725 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Brock-Rountree House

  • Sold for $215,000 on December 3, 2021 (originally $250,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,160 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed July 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $150,000, March 2000
  • Neighborhood: Country Club Estates Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Story-and-a-half Tudor Revival cottage of brick-veneered frame construction with a composite-shingled side-gable roof. The brickwork throughout is highly decorative, with sinuous irregular coursing and numerous stone accents with irregularly shaped and colored stones.
    • “The stonework frames a round-arched front entry containing a batten door with a window. The entry is set into a gabled projection which adjoins a brick chimney with a single two-step shoulder.
    • “On the east side is a porch under a slightly lower gable with brick pillars (with accent stones) and wooden beam spans. Similar beams form lintels over windows. Other features include replacement windows, a terrace behind the side porch, and a rear addition with novelty weatherboard siding, one-over-one windows, a large original wing across the back, and a basement garage.
    • “The county date for the house is 1929, although Mary Brock Higgs, the daughter of the original owner, believes it may have been built in the 1930s. The original owner was Joseph William Brock, who was with Pine State Knitwear, and his wife, Mary Louise Lineback Brock.
    • “Julian H. ‘Jake’ Rountree, a furniture company salesman, lived in the house in the 1940s, according to George Barney Cashwell and Otis M. ‘Bud’ Oliver. J.H. Rountree lived at this address in 1966.
    • “The house’s decorative masonry is similar to that in houses designed by the French-born architect Joseph T. Levesque, who worked for the Winston-Salem architectural firm of C. Gilbert Humphreys in the late 1920s.
    • “The house stands on a large lot that is mostly wooded to the rear.”

202 Walnut Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $190,000 on December 3, 2021 (originally $185,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,691 square feet, 0.67 acre
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed September 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $97,500, May 2021
  • Note: Replacement windows and floors, but, amazingly, it still has its wooden siding.

226 Vance Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • ⇧ Sold for $153,000 on December 1, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,225 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed October 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $28,000, June 2010 (foreclosure sale; last non-foreclosure sale was $61,500, October 2009)
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • The property includes a wired 9×11 outbuilding.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story hip-roofed house with a large gabled dormer and a wraparound porch supported by square wood posts spanned by a metal railing; 9/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, rear gabled wing with shed addition, aluminum siding.
    • “This house appears on the 1923 Sanborn map and was occupied by Lewis Barrier, an employee of the Davidson Motor Company, in 1925-26.”

304 S. 5th Street, Mebane, Alamance County
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  • ⇧ Sold for $445,000 on November 30, 2021 (listed at $430,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,363 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $330,000, August 2019
  • Neighborhood: Old South Mebane Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This is a 1-story Craftsman-style house of wood, finished in vinyl siding, with a gable-front roof, with paired gabled projections on the south elevation.
    • The façade incorporates both a shed-roofed porch and an open extension of the porch which forms a patio. The porch and patio are within a wood balustrade with square balusters and red brick piers. The patio is accessed from the inside by a double set of French doors.
    • “There are flat-topped windows with multi-light/1 sash, including fixed multi-light horizontal windows in the gable ends. Exposed purlins are visible under the eaves and an interior red brick chimney penetrates one of the slopes of the roof.
    • “A porte-cochere is on the north elevation, formed by an extension of the porch roof.”

444 Pee Dee Avenue, Norwood, Stanly County

  • Sold for $379,000 on November 30, 2021 (originally $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,704 square feet, 2.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed August 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $150,000, March 2016
  • Note: Norwood is just across the Pee Dee River from Mount Gilead and Montgomery County.

1606 Wright Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $340,000 on November 30, 2021 (originally $348,750, then $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,626 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Basically for sale by owner, it’s listed with an Atlanta “flat fee MLS provider,” an agent that gets the house listed on the MLS and does little else (which may explain the odd way the price has bounced around).

1225 Forsyth Street, Winston-Salem
The J.D. Slawter House

  • ⇧ Sold for $460,000 on November 24, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,078 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $221
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $308,000, May 2016
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Slawter House is a handsome and well-preserved bungalow, one of the finer examples of the style in the West End. The one-and-a-half-story house is distinguished by its bold granite front porch details (corner plinths, balustrade, and splayed front step enclosures) and off-center gable end chimney which contrast with the weatherboard siding of the first story and the wood shingle siding of the upper story.
    • “The house is also characterized by a broad gable roof with overhanging bracketed eaves, a matching wood shingled front dormer, and hoods over the upper story windows.
    • “In the late 1910s through at least 1920 the house was listed as the residence of attorney J.D. Slawter and his wife, Carrie. In 1924 it was purchased by Mrs. J.W. Hanes (Anne) and rented for the next decade to G.D. and Effie Hodgin. The house remained in the ownership of Mrs. Hanes or her heirs until 1972, and was used as rental property for much of that time.”

705 Old Liberty Road, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • ⟺ Sold for $265,000 on November 23, 2021 (listed at $265,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,430 square feet, 2.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $149,500, February 2016

112 Hillcrest Drive, High Point
The Arthur B. Henley House

  • ⇧ Sold for $231,750 on November 23, 2021 (listed at $209,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,404 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $140,000, November 2003
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The seller is the Vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, L-shaped, Period Cottage is three bays wide and four-pile with front-gabled section on the left (north) and a side-gabled wing projecting from the right (south) elevation.
    • “The house has a skintled brick veneer with faux half-timbering in the side gable and stone detailing at the corners, on the chimney in the right gable, and around the entrance.
    • “It has eight-light, wood casement windows, generally grouped, with a group of three, diamond-paned casement windows on the front of the right wing, each with a diamond-paned transom.
    • “The four-light, arched, batten door is located on the right elevation of the main section and has an arched stone surround. There is a shed-roofed section at the rear.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Arthur B. Henley (traveling salesman) in 1933.”

407 Poplar Street, Graham, Alamance County

  • ⇧ Sold for $170,000 on November 23, 2021 (listed at $145,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,106 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $103,000, October 2015
  • Note: The house is being sold as-is. It needs some cosmetic work inside. Some of the floors have carpeting that needs to be replaced, raising the question of what the floors beneath look like.

501 S. Benbow Road, Greensboro
The Arledge-Hamilton House

  • Sold for $105,000 on November 22, 2021 (originally $159,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,472 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1937 (per county but probably earlier, see note)
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: January 1997, no price recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Notes: Rental property
    • Listing: “cosmetic upgrades needed. Sold as is.”
    • The address appears in the city directory beginning in 1929, suggesting the house was built by then.
    • Wesley S. Arledge and his wife, Phyllis, bought the property in 1928 and lived there until 1937, when they lost the house to foreclosure. Wesley was a gardener.
    • Fred G. and Ethel Mae Corpening Hamilton bought the house in 1938 and owned it until 1977. Fred was a clerk for Theodore F. Armstrong, confectioner with locations on East Lee and East Market streets. He later worked as a janitor at the Cannon Court apartments on North Elm Street and at First Presbyterian Church.

2295 Rowe Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • ⇧ Sold for $235,000 on November 19, 2021 (listed at $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,470 square feet, 2.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed September 24, 2021
  • Last sale: June 2000, price not recorded on deed

4300 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
The Belton and Grace Gibson House

  • Sold for $227,000 on November 19, 2021 (originally $275,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,239 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1923 (or 20 years later, see note)
  • Listed September 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $180,000, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Forest
  • Note: The property has a guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.
    • It also has “multiple” storage buildings with electricity.
    • Although county records show the date of the house as 1923, the property was sold in 1943 by the Starmount Company, the area’s developer, with all of the covenants listed as if there were no house on the site.
    • The first owners may have been Belton Hoy Shoaf (1894-1967) and wife wife, Carolyn Grace Shoaf Gibson (1900-1985). The bought the property in 1948, and it remained in their family for 70 years.

314 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem
The Charles and Fannie Cash House

  • Sold for $215,000 on November 19, 2021 (originally $225,000, later $252,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 988 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $218
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $91,500, January 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story … two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; plain posts. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • Charles and Fannie Cash were apparently the first owners of the house. They bought the property in October 1913. The address first appears in the city directory in 1915 (or possibly 1914, which isn’t available online). Cash was a clerk for Southern Railway.

105 Chestnut Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Bender House

  • Sold for $184,000 on November 18, 2021 (listed at $200,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,965 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed September 15, 2021
  • Last sale: Before 1988 but otherwise not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Hillcrest, Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: Two kitchens
    • Listing: “Priced to allow for improvements”
    • The house has been owned by the Bender family for at least 84 years.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The house at 105 Chestnut Street is another notable example of the Tudor Revival style. The circa 1927 dwelling, executed in brick with stuccoed and wood shingled gables, features a steeply-pitched, cross-gable roof, wood casement windows, and arched entries. …
    • “One-and-one-half-story brick picturesque Tudor Revival with a steeply-pitched cross-gable roof and inset gabled dormer; two projecting gabled bays, one with a rectangular, shed-roofed bay window, the other extends to encompass the main entrance, which is slightly recessed in a round-arch opening at the west end of the bay; wood casement windows, side porch with a tall hipped roof, brick interior chimney, stone accents, stuccoed or wood-shingled upper gables.
    • “The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Edward and Naomi H. Bender in 1937.”
    • Edward M. Bender (1878-1942) was a tailor. Naomi Hellard Bender (1899-1991) was a registered nurse. In 1988, she gave the house to their son, Edward M. “Bud” Bender Jr. (1929-2008), and daughter-in-law, Jerline Watson Bender.

612 Washington Avenue SW, Winston-Salem

  • ⇧ Sold for $275,000 on November 17, 2021 (listed at $264,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,996 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed October 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $182,000, March 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; gable-roof dormer; vinyl siding; one-over-one replacement windows; engaged porch; square posts.”

1611 Walker Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $250,000 on November 18, 2021 (listed at $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,395 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $14,000, December 1975
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property
    • The address appears in the city directory as early as 1927, when it was listed as vacant. The property was sold three times between April 1926 and September 1927, making it difficult to determine who first owned the house. In 1927 it was bought by Eureka Smith, who owned it until losing it to foreclosure in 1935. She apparently rented it out until she and her husband, Joseph J. Smith, moved in by late 1929. Joseph was a police sergeant.

123 E. Spring Street, Elkin, Surry County

  • ⟺ Sold for $134,500 on November 12, 2021 (listed at $134,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,030 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue-Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The original owner of this house is not known. … The house is a simple one-story, weatherboarded, frame bungalow with a hipped roof, wood-shingled hipped dormers, and an engaged porch with square posts and a plain balustrade across the three-bay facade. Windows are two-over-two sash, and on either side of the house is a slightly projecting bay window”

1407 S. Josephine Boyd Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $142,000 on November 10, 2021 (listed at $142,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,563 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Piedmont Hills
  • Note: Recently renovated but still has wood siding.

100 N. 6th Street, Mebane, Alamance County
Blog post — Mebane Has Been Discovered, as the Prices of These Two Craftsman Bungalows Show

  • ⟺ Sold for $498,000 on November 9, 2021 (listed at $498,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $108,000 November 2007
  • Note: Located across the street from the White Furniture Company factory, listed on the National Register and now converted to high-end apartments.
  • Sold for $120,000 on November 9, 2021 (listed at $129,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,214 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed October 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,000, June 2003
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belview Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; side gable, wraparound porch; four(vertical light)-over-one windows; weatherboard; shingled gable ends; metal posts on brick piers; knee braces.”

804 S. Elam Avenue, Greensboro

  • ⇧ Sold for $320,000 on November 8, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $238
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed September 15, 2021
  • Lasts sale: $65,000, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Before its sale in February 2021, the house had had only two owners in the previous 77 years. It had been a rental property for at least 54 years.
    • Although county records give the house’s date as 1915, it doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1927.
    • The first known residents were Clyde S. Harward (1883-1936) and his wife, Bessie Sampson Harward (1891-1954). Clyde was a woodworker and cabinetmaker. They bought the property in 1922 and lived there until they sold it in 1928. Eight years later, Clyde died at age 52. He was outlived by both his parents (Henry Robert died in 1943 at age 85, and Martha Elizabeth Lloyd Harward died in 1954 at age 93).

705 Windmill Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • ⇧ Sold for $206,000 on November 8, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,154 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $163,000, February 2019

500 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $125,000 on November 5, 2021 (originally $165,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $82,500, November 1992
  • Note: The house is in livable condition but needs updating.

1005 Apple Street, Winston-Salem

  • ⇧ Sold for $175,000 on November 4, 2021 (originally $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,217 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1910 (per county, or earlier)
  • Listed April 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $15,500, May 2012
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “One story; side gable; single pile; asbestos shingle siding; hip-roof porch; plain posts; four-over-four, double-hung sash; two-light transom. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1902 with Edward Petree and his wife, Ollie, as residents. Edwards was a painter with W.H. Clinard, house and sign painters.
    • By 1904, carpenter Henry J. Harris and his wife, Ida, lived here. They occupied the house until 1926 or 1927.

2605 Springwood Drive, Greensboro
The Winifred and James Willard House

  • ⇧ Sold for $410,000 on November 3, 2021 (listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,986 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed October 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $217,000, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: A three-month turnaround time and a flipped house is remarkably short, specially considering the almost 100 percent markup of the price.
    • When the house actually was built is unclear; the address first appears in the city directory in 1928. The property changed hands six times between 1924 and 1927, the last three times in a two-week period in March 1927, when it was finally bought by Winifred R. Willard (1896-1949). She owned the house until her death 22 years later. Although the name of her husband, James, appears on mortgage documents, her name alone was on the deed. James Adolphus Willard (1872-1944) operated the J.A. Willard Company, machinists.
    • How the house looked when sold in July 2021:

2133 Wright Avenue, Greensboro
The Harold and Mary Williams House

  • ⇧ Sold for $301,000 on November 2, 2021 (listed at $299,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,285 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, September 2014
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, cross-gabled with gable returns, four-bay, brick dwelling exhibits Tuscan columnettes supporting a front-gabled portico with a stucco tympanum. It shelters the divided-light door. Tuscan columns also support the northeast corner of the façade’s inset porch.
    • “Windows are replacement nine-over-nine and topped with soldier-course lintels. A brick chimney occupying the west gable end protrudes through the front roof slope. Both side gable ends are sheathed in stucco. A hip-roofed ell extends from the rear elevation.
    • “Mary and Harold Williams, a bank teller, bought this parcel in late 1928 and likely built the house soon thereafter. They sold the property in 1934.”

1413 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Rawlings-Lupo House

  • ⇧ Sold for $480,000 on October 29, 2021 (listed at $460,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,502 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $32,000, November 1978
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house had only two owners since 1943.
    • The house has pebble-dash stucco walls.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This little-altered pebbledash bungalow is a one-and-a-half-story dwelling with a steep gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a matching front dormer, shallow bay windows with pergola-influenced extended rafters, six-over-one sash windows, Craftsman doors, and a gabled front corner porch and matching northwest side porte-cochere with square posts on battered plinths.
    • “The house was depicted on the 1924 Sanborn Map, but the first tax listing was not until 1926 with Eva Tise Rawlings, The same year she and her husband, Clarence, were listed in the city directory at this location. In 1931 Rawlings was an employee of Chatham Blanket Mfg. Co., and in 1934 he was vice-president of the Robert E. Lee Billiards and secretary of the Zinzendorf Laundry.
    • “In 1943 the property was sold to A. Paul Lupo, and the Lupo family occupied the house and retained ownership until 1978.” Allen Paul Lupo (1890-1971) was a clerk at Reynolds Tobacco, where he appears to have spent his entire career.

211 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
The W. Howard Gardner House

  • ⇧ Sold for $355,200 on October 29, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,655 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1941 (per county, probably earlier, see note below)
  • Listed October 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $92,000, May 1984
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • Listing: “once beautiful cottage is ready and waiting to be restored”
    • The property includes a detached garage with an office.
    • The house first appeared in the city directory in 1935.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gabled brick Colonial Revival cottage features a prominent front gable with a classical entrance composed of a flat-roofed portico with dentils supported by slender Tuscan columns sheltering a paneled wood door topped with a blind fanlight set in wood and framed by multi-light and paneled sidelights. Pilasters frame entrance.
    • “An oculus window is set in the tympanum of the front gable. Eight-over-eight windows with paneled skirts and soldier-course radiating flat arches pierce the façade. Two front-gabled dormers sheathed in vinyl are situated on the front roof slope; one retains its six-over-six sash, while the other displays a replacement one-over-one window.
    • “A shed-roofed, south elevation wing with synthetic siding also displays eight-over-eight sash. The gable ends are partially sheathed in synthetic siding and display triangular louvered vents at their crowns. A brick chimney rises from the south end of the two-story block, while another brick chimney rises from the interior rear roof slope, just above a hip- roofed dormer. A gabled-roof ell extends from the rear.”
    • The property was sold nine times between 1926 and 1938. The first recorded resident was W. Howard Gardner (1910-1959), who bought the property in 1933. The 1935 city directory identifies him as cashier for the local office of E.A. Pierce & Company, the nation’s largest stock brokerage (after many acquisitions and mergers, E.A. Pierce eventually became Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. Merrill Lynch was acquired by Bank of America after the financial collapse of 2008).
    • Also listed at the address were Marshall J. Gardner (1914-1989), one of Howard’s brothers, and their step-mother, Florence F. Gardner, about whom little is known. Howard and Marshall’s father, Thomas E. Gardner, died in 1932; he had been superintendent of White Oak Mill. Their mother, Enah Mae Lowdermilk Garner, had died in 1919.
    • One month after buying the house, Howard sold it to Marshall. Marshall sold it in 1936, and everyone moved to Garland Street. Howard lived at 1407 with his newly married wife, Ruth McLeod Lang Gardner; Marshall and Florence moved in with brother Herman at 1508.

2318 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $355,000 on October 29, 2021 (originally $389,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,181 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $80,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “nine-over-one paired windows; shed-roof dormer; engaged wraparound porch with square posts on brick piers; knee braces.”

906 Courtland Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • ⇧ Sold for $285,000 on October 29, 2021 (listed at $272,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,718 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed September 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, November 2002

709 5th Avenue, Greensboro

  • ⇧ Sold for $160,000 on October 29, 2021 (listed at $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,233 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built around 1901
  • Listed September 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $32,000, February 1981
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Although county records show the date of the house as 1937, the address was listed in the city directory as far back as 1901, when it was listed as vacant.
    • It’s not clear who built the house. Ceasar and Jeannette Cone sold the property to E.A. and Anna Miller in April 1899; they lost the property to foreclosure in September 1900. The house was most likely built by then, since it appears in the 1901 city directory.
    • It was sold to E.L. Thomas in June 1903, and in the 1903-04 city directory, Thomas is identified as the resident. His wife was identified on a 1903 deed of trust as Margaret L. Thomas, but there is no record of his occupation or any other family living with him (or even his first or middle name).
    • The Thomases sold it in November 1904 to George W. Pritchett. Pritchett apparently rented the house out, as he was never identified as a resident. Online records indicate he must have sold the house sometime before 1919, when a different owner sold the house.
    • Between 1919 and 1941, the house changed hands five times, with the longest ownership belonging to Met Life, which foreclosed on it in 1931 and didn’t get it off its books again until 1941.
    • Mrs. Marion K. Shaw bought the house in 1941, and she owned it for 41 years. She was a clerk for Leonard Dry Cleaning.

410 Fulton Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $282,000 on October 28, 2021 (listed at $285,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,430 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1922 (see note)
  • Listed September 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $140,000, February 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Tiny lot — 0.11 acre
    • County records show a 1925 date for the house, but city directories show a residence at 410 Fulton from 1922.
    • The house probably was built by Luther and Nora Veazey, who owned the house next door, 702 Walker Avenue. They sold 410 Fulton in 1923. It appears to have been a rental property for the Veazeys and subsequent owners.
    • Luther D. Veazey (1870-1938) was one of the proprietors of Veazey-Chambers & Co., wholesale grocers. He was born in Durham County. Nora Y. Coleman Veazey was a native of Person County and, like Luther, she died in Wilmington. They’re buried together in Granville County.
    • The lot for 410 Fulton (3805) apparently had been part of the back yard of 702 Walker (3806). When the Veazeys bought 702 Walker in 1919, the lot was 198 feet deep; when they sold it in 1926, it was 118 feet deep.

324 Horace Mann Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • ⇧ Sold for $405,000 on October 26, 2021 (listed at $382,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,715 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $276,000, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

1618 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Clegg-Rierson House

  • Sold for $265,000 on October 26, 2021 (originally $325,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,559 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed August 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $170,000, January 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property
    • Listing: “The Walk-Out Basement has Maximum Ceiling Height of 6.7 feet and is not counted in finished square footage. The Basement has two additional Bedrooms, Bath, Den, Flex Room and Laundry which are not counted in square footage has a footprint of 1093 sq ft.”
    • Although county records date the house to 1932, it was built by 1928, when the address first appeared in the city directory. It was built by C. Bynum Clegg, who owned a building materials company. He rented the house out until losing it to foreclosure in 1931.
    • William Frank Rierson Sr. bought the house in 1945. He and his wife, Ruth Stout Rierson, owned it and lived there until 2000. He owned two grocery stores, one on Asheboro Street and, later, one on Pinecroft Road. After he died in 1996, Ruth owned the house until 2000.
    • The house is less than a block from UNCG. Nearly all the homes within a one-block radius are student rentals.

1018 Wharton Street, Greensboro
The William and Blanche Coltrane House

  • ⇧ Sold for $285,000 on October 25, 2021 (listed at $274,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,056 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $270
  • Built in 1834
  • Listed September 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $190,000, January 2016
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: Wharton Street is in Fisher Park’s National Register historic district, but it’s outside the locally designated historic district.
    • The original owners were William Gannaway Coltrane Jr. (1909-1965), an accountant, and Kendall May Coltrane (dates unknown). They bought the house in 1935 and sold it in 1947.

1613 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The Hooper-McFetters House

  • ⇧ Sold for $308,000 on October 22, 2021 (listed at $289,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,275 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built around 1927 (see note)
  • Listed September 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $142,500, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: Rental property, priced ($227/square foot) like an owner-occupied house in Sunset Hills or Irving Park
    • The house appears to be in very good condition, but it’s less than a half a block north of the UNCG campus on a block long overrun by landlords.
    • Listing: “Potential 2nd Bath located in Basement area, but not included in heated sq ftg.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1927, but county records give a 1941 date. Unless this is the second house on the property (and there’s no other reason to think so), the earlier date appears likelier and would be more consistent with neighboring houses.
    • The original owners were Gerald and Pearl Hooper, who bought the property in 1927. Gerald was an engineer; he died around 1939. Pearl continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1944.
    • Ernest J. McFetters bought the house from Pearl. He was co-owner of Carolina Loom Reed Company. He made it a rental house, which it may have been ever since. His family owned it for 49 years.

101 Westover Terrace, Greensboro

  • ⇧ Sold for $231,000 on October 22, 2021 (listed at $225,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,384 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000, June 2008
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The property includes a detached carport with a storage building.
    • The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1927. The first owner appears to have been Cornelius M. Edwards, who bought the house in 1926. He was a bookkeeper with Patterson Brothers Inc., a grocery store. He lived in the house with his wife, Lula.
    • In 1927, Edwards sold the house to Henry Augustus Smathers, a dentist (1884-1971). Smathers lived there with his daughter, Katrina, a student. By 1929, he had married Viola Bradbury (1896-1967). Later, Margaret and Merrill Smathers also were listed at the address, both listed as students.
    • Henry owned the house until 1938, when he lost it to foreclosure. Henry was originally from Haywood County. He was one of 21 children born to Henry Austin Smathers (1848-1943), also a dentist and a minister as well. Henry the elder lived to be 94, outliving both of his wives, one by 50 years. The younger Henry lived to be 86; he died in San Antonio, Texas. Viola had died four years earlier in Orange County, Florida. They’re buried in Seneca, South Carolina.
    • In 1947, the house was bought by Albert Grover Poindexter (1922-2007), a clerk at his father’s pharmacy, Poindexter’s Drug Store at 836 W. Lee Street. His heirs sold the house 41 years later. He was known as A. Grover Poindexter Jr., although his father, who went by A. Grover Sr., was actually named Augustus, not Albert. Junior worked for his father for several years and later became an agent for Met Life.

4530 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $140,000 on October 22, 2021 (originally $225,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,522 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed April 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Price reflects the many opportunities this piece of property offers with road frontage on Country Club Rd. & Old Vineyard Rd.”
    • “Vacant for a long time. Would require extensive upfit if the house is to be used.**No heat or air source**”

200 E. Sheraton Park Road, Eastern Guilford County

  • ⇧ Sold for $330,000 on October 20, 2021 (originally $319,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,366 square feet, 20.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $255,000, June 2017
  • Listing: “Potential for 4 bedrooms”
    • The property includes several outbuildings and a mix of forest and field acreage.

2538 Old Highway 21, State Road, Surry County

  • Sold for $160,000 on October 20, 2021 (originally $179,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,992 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1950
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records

120 Mill Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $174,000 on October 18, 2021 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,147 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $15,500, April 1993
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mill Village Historic District
  • Note: The historic character of the house has been largely stripped away with new materials including vinyl siding, replacement flooring, etc.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-story, gable-on-hip roof, 1/1 sash, single-leaf entry, wraparound porch with metal posts, interior brick chimney, brick piers infilled with brick to form a continuous foundation, triangular gable vents, and vinyl siding.”

813 5th Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $169,900 on October 14, 2021 (listed at $169,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,018 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed September 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $115,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The first owners of the house apparently were Delacy Blair Burke (1915-1985) and his wife, Mary Kelly Burke (1918-2002). Blair was listed in the city directory as a general merchandise manager. The Burkes bought the house in July 1940 and sold it six months later, in January 1941. Blair later owned Burke’s Ben Franklin store in Leaksville.
    • The Burkes sold the house to Howard Lee Hughes (1904-1985). It wasn’t sold again for 50 years. Howard was a bookkeeper for Powell’s Walk Over Shop. He left the house to his wife, Margaret Pauline Ward Hughes (1905-1992), when he died. She sold it in November 1990.

56 Fairview Street, Milton, Caswell County
Milton Presbyterian Manse

  • Sold for $168,000 on October 13, 2021 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,821 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • Built in: Unknown, see note below.
  • Listed June 28, 2021
  • Last sale: Not found in online deeds
  • Neighborhood: Milton Historic District
  • Note: The house appears unlikely to have been built in 1950, the date given in county property records, unless it was a reconstruction of a previous house, which also seems unlikely.
    • Documents in the Caswell Register of Deeds office refer to the sale of the lot to the church in January 1858 and the church’s sale of the property in February 1950.

507 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $119,000 on October 13, 2021 (listed at $124,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,178 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $101
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,500, August 2002
  • Neighborhood: Decatur-Hunter Local Historic District

142 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • ⇧ Sold for $336,500 on October 12, 2021 (listed at $314,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,330 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $112,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: “One-and-a-half-story side-gable Craftsman Bungalow with vinyl siding; shed-roof dormer; one-over-one and hexagonal and diamond multi-light-over-one sash windows; engaged porch with square posts with applied, thru-tenon detail. Appears on 1917 Sanborn Map.”
    • Replacement windows

828 Silver Avenue, Greensboro
The Hodgin-Way House

  • ⇧ Sold for $189,500 on October 12, 2021 (listed at $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,287 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed August 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $53,000, September 11, 2001
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Listing: “Lovely fenced lot with surrounding vacant lots owned by UNCG and maintained by their ground crew.” But county records show only one bordering lot is owned by UNCG. The other is owned by Bulent Bediz, who owns at least 40 properties in Glenwood (under his own name and an LLC) and has attracted significant attention from the city and county over the years.
    • The first owner of the house appears to have been Victor Linville Hodgin (1879-1965), a carpenter. He bought the property in 1908 from John and Nannie Hodgin; their relationship is unknown. Victor Hodgin sold the house in 1923.
    • John Hodgin was a businessman who operated a real estate firm, a piano and organ dealership and a dairy and held positions, all at the same time, with Cape Fear Manufacturing Company; Greensboro Bedding Company; Hudson Grocery Company, of which he was president; Johnson, Hinkle & Company, a clothing firm; and Wilson Undertaking and Furniture Company.
    • The Rev. William Armisted Way Sr. (1886-1977) bought the house in 1924, and it remained in his family for 73 years. He was pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. By 1928, the reverend and his wife, Mary “Mamie” Ida Cox Way (1888-1966), were living elsewhere, apparently renting 828 Silver out. By 1960, they were listed as living back at 828 Silver. Their heirs sold the house in 1997.
    • The address was originally 926 Silver Run Avenue.

636 Fenimore Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $200,000 on October 7, 2021 (originally $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,280 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $2,200, November 1949
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Listing: “This property is being sold by the heirs of the property who have never lived in the home. They have very limited information and knowledge on the property. Home is being sold ‘as is’ …”
    • The first residents listed in the city directory were Charles L. and Carrie Craver in 1936. He was a foreman at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable projection; aluminum siding; one-over-one replacement windows; side-gable porch; battered posts on brick piers; knee braces.”

613 Brownstone Court, Gibsonville, Alamance County

  • Sold for $370,000 on October 5, 2021 (originally $400,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,845 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $202,000, August 2009
  • Note: The property includes a putting green and an in-ground pool.
    • The location is just across the county line in Alamance County, off Gibsonville-Ossipee Road.

925 Franklin Street SW, Winston-Salem

  • ⇧ Sold for $275,000 on October 4, 2021 (listed at $269,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,509 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $88,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story; vinyl siding; replacement shingles in gable end; one-over-one replacement windows; multi-light picture window; gable-roof porch; false beams; turned posts; sawn brackets; diamond attic vents. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

240 E. Railroad Street, Candor, Montgomery County

  • ⇧ Sold for $185,000 on October 1, 2021 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,940 square feet, 3.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 19, 2021
  • Last sale: June 1983, price unclear in deed
  • Listing: “All three window air units and front porch swing stay with house. No heat or air upstairs. Seller needs to CLOSE after September 30, 2021”

100 W. Lexington Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $130,000 on October 1, 2021 (listed at $139,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 988 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built circa 1825
  • Listed August 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $82,500, May 2017
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The listing gives the date of the house as circa 1825. County records show 1990, for what that’s worth.
    • The listing gives two different lot sizes — 0.66 acre and 0.35 acre.
    • The same house and lot (assuming the larger lot size is correct) were sold for $150,000 in 1995.
    • “Previously used as Law Office.”

1430 Carolina Avenue, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $165,000 on September 30, 2021 (originally $207,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,451 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, August 2005
  • Neighborhood: Draper

417 Mill Street Graham, Alamance County

  • ⇧ Sold for $100,000 on September 30, 3031 (listed at $98,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 12, 2021
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • “This home needs some TLC “… but it looks livable.

206 Fork Bixby Road, Advance, Davie County

  • ⇧ Sold for $220,000 on September 29, 2021 (listed at $209,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,865 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1899
  • Listed August 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000 October 2014

1748 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $650,000 on September 28, 2021 (originally $699,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,051 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $213
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $430,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: The property includes a guest house and a gazebo.

603 Northridge Street, Greensboro

  • ⇧ Sold for $341,000 on September 28, 2021 (listed at $315,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,222 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $279
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $194,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

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.”

222 N. Sunset Drive Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $215,000 on September 28, 2021 (listed at $215,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,433 square feet (per listing, see note)
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1925 (per county records)
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $89,000, May 2003
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Divided into two apartments, apparently both with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
    • Not owner-occupied
    • County records show the house with only 1,033 square feet, which may not account for the basement apartment.
    • The West End nomination for the National Register gives the house’s date as “ca. 1930s” and lists it as a non-contributing structure (the district’s period of significance is 1887-1930).
    • District NRHP nomination: “This late bungalow is a one-story asbestos-shingled house with a gable roof, overhanging braced eaves, a slightly projecting left front entrance bay, and a right front corner porch [now enclosed] with tapered posts and a wood-shingled balustrade.”

1800 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Hedrick-Stansbury House

  • Sold for $455,000 on September 23, 2021 (listed at $449,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,648 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $310,000, September 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Although it was built during the period of significance for the historic district (1925-1965), the house is considered a “non-contributing” structure. At some point, a poorly designed second-story addition was tacked onto the back of the otherwise one-story house. The addition’s exterior is well concealed in the listing’s photos; above, you can see a gable peeking out over the roof to the left of the chimney. Here’s a look at the left side of the house from the street:
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, hip- and cross-gabled, brick bungalow displays a full-width, recessed porch topped at its west end by a front-facing, wood shingled gable with exposed purlins; an identical side gable faces east. Battered paneled wood posts resting on brick piers that are linked by a solid brick balustrade support the porch as it shelters a divided-light door. Windows are six-over-one and an interior corbeled brick chimney rises from the dwelling’s center.
    • “A sunporch illuminated by eight-light, possibly casement, windows and a divided-light door occupies the east elevation. An original, one-story, hip- roofed ell extends to the rear.
    • “An unsympathetic, synthetic-sided, cross-gabled addition has been built on top of the west side of the house and just behind the chimney. Photographs from the 1990 suggest that this addition replaced an earlier shed-roofed shingled addition.
    • “This dwelling housed two families for at least the first twenty years after it was constructed. The earliest occupants were Hilda and F.E. Stansbury, who was a manager at Huntley Stockton Hill Company and Carrie and Eccles E. Hedrick, who was vice president Gate City Motor Company.”

219 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Grace and James R. Hendrix House

  • Sold for $398,000 on September 23, 2021 (originally $429,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,001 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed July 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, January 2007
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gabled,brick Craftsman bungalow displays an off-center front gable. Purlins and exposed rafter tails grace the roof and front-gabled dormer. Windows are nine-over-one with framing soldier-course lintels and header-course sills.
  • “Before 1990, the front porch was enclosed and fitted with eighteen-light fixed windows. The entrance was moved forward and now contains a slightly-recessed, paneled wood,double-leaf door.
  • “Concrete steps flanked by low brick wall stopped with concrete lead to the door. A brick chimney occupies the south gable end, forward of the roof ridge.
  • “The Hendrixes bought the property in April 1929 and first appear at this address in the 1930 city directory. James Hendrix was a post office clerk. The Hendrix family owned the house until 1975.”

710 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro
The Vernon-McCuiston House

  • Sold for $252,000 on September 23, 2021 (listed at $239,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,340 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $215,000, December 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The original owners were William A. Vernon, an agent for Atlantic Life Insurance, and his wife, Genevieve. They sold the house in 1949 to Robert Ellis McCuiston (1903-1984), a salesman with Vanstory Clothing. His wife, Cynthia Kathryn Williams McCuiston (1901-1991), inherited the house on his death. Her heirs sold it in 1991.

6279 Hunt Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • Sold for $345,000 on September 22, 2021 (listed at $309,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,468 square feet, 5.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000, October 1986
  • Listing: The property includes a “3 stall horse barn & arena. chicken coop, outbuilding.”
    • “No records of well per Guilford Co.”
    • The house apparently was built by Albion Monroe Fentress (1867-1963), who owned the property from 1911 to 1950. He was a music teacher and a member of the huge third generation of one of southeast Guilford’s most prominent families.
    • Albion and his wife, Flora Ann Newman Fentress (1884-1966), passed the property on to their daughter, Martha Angelina Fentress Riley (1908-1993). Although she was married, the name of her husband, Lucian Gray Riley (1903-1975), didn’t appear on the deed. Martha sold the house in 1976.
    • That sale ended the Fentress family’s ownership after more than 65 years. Albion had inherited the property, then part of a 22-acre tract, from his father, William Fentress (1827-1909).
    • Daily Record, December 11, 1909: “MR. WILLIAM FENTRESS DEAD – It was learned here today that Mr. William Fentress died Sunday night at his home in Pleasant Garden. The burial took place at Pleasant Garden today. Mr. Fentress was one of the oldest and best known citizens of the county. His age was 81 years. He is survived by two children, Mr. Albion Fentress of Pleasant Garden, and Mrs. Henry Kirkman of Vandalia.”
    • William’s father was none other than Frederick Fentress (1791-1874). Frederick was postmaster in the southeastern area of Guilford County and namesake of Fentress Township. He had 16 children between 1815 and 1855 by two wives.
    • Greensboro Patriot, September 30, 1874: “Deceased: On the 9th inst., F. Fentress, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Guilford, passed quietly away. He was in his 83rd year, and through his life was thoroughly identified with this county and for a long time one of its most active and influential citizens. He had lived respected and died beloved.”

2229 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Eben and Lillian Rawls House

  • Sold for $372,500 on September 20, 2021 (listed at $375,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,950 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $134,000, May 1996
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Spanish Eclectic. One story; hip roof; stucco; multi-light entry; bank of fixed french doors; segmental arch porch entry; hip-roof projection with arcaded porch; canvas awning over front patio. 1929 [city directory]: Eben and Lillian Rawls, president-treasurer Rawls-Dickson Candy Company.”

1800 W. Academy Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $439,900 on September 17, 2021 (listed at $439,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,375 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; large, hip-roof dormer with wood shingle sheathing; six-over-one, double-hung sash; engaged porch; battered posts on brick piers; projection on east side with crenellated parapet. 1929 CD: R. Leigh Coleman, vice president of Red Start Filling Station.”

308 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Lalah and Clarence E. Pierce House

  • Sold for $360,000 on September 17, 2021 (originally $515,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,339 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale $54,000, June 1978
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled with returns, weatherboard Period Cottage features a front-facing gable with returns and a brick façade chimney with paved shoulders and corbelling. A one-story, hip-roofed,screen porch supported by classically-inspired posts and topped by a half-circle, louvered wood vent occupies the north half of the façade.
    • “A bungalow-style wood and multi-light door with modillion blocks is on the north side of the front wing and sheltered by the screened porch. Some of the six-over-one windows are replacements. A hip-roofed sun porch with four-over-one windows is on the rear (east) of the north elevation. The interior remains intact.
    • “The Pierces bought the property in September 1925 and first appear in the city directory in 1927. Pierce was a traveling salesman. They sold the house in 1955.”

328 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Burgess House

  • Sold for $276,000 on September 17, 2021 (listed at $239,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,300 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $137,500, July 2008
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Side-gabled jerkin-head house with projecting front-gabled porch supported by paired square posts on brick piers; three bays wide with central entrance and paired windows with 8/1 vertical-paned sash. Shingled; false knee braces and exposed rafter ends.
    • “Mrs. O.O. Burgess lived here in 1922; (her son?) Troy L. Burgess (wife Eva) moved here by 1923 from Alex Apartments; he was a clerk with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.”

1712 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
The George A. Boozer House

  • Sold for $305,000 on September 13, 2021 (originally $340,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,725 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 24, 2021
  • Last sale: 1975, price not available online
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Note: “High hipped-roof frame house with cross gables, front pent-caved gabled wing, front shed dormer with paired windows. Full wrap porch supported by classical columns with picket balustrade. At back is porch supported by turned posts with sawn brackets. Tall interior brick chimneys. Reroofed in 1943. Vinyl siding.
    • “Boozer (wife Alma) was a bookkeeper with Marler-Dalton-Gilmer Company in 1913, Secretary-Treasurer of Winston-Salem Christo Cola Bottling Company in 1916, and later bookkeeper for W.I. Young; he died ca. 1922 and his widow remained in the house.”

600 West Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $160,000 on September 9, 2021 (originally $159,900, later $179,900)
    • Sold to an out-of-state LLC
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,767 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed January 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2010
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; deeply recessed, gable-roof dormer; front-gable porch; brick piers; brick balustrade; stuccoed porch gable; diamond gable vent; six-over-one, double-hung sash.”

817 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $312,000 on September 7, 2021 (listed at $309,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,320 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1930 (per county records)
  • Listed July 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $300,000, May 5, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; dormer-like gable at eave; brick; six-over-one, double-hung sash and tripartite, Craftsman-style, six-light transom over-one with sidelights; complex porch; front-gable and shed-roof porch; massive brick piers with curved knee walls/balustrade; false beams; multi-light door; sidelights; exposed rafter tails; shingled gable ends; stone retaining wall.”
    • The city directory first lists the address in 1926 with W. Mark and Florence Ingle as occupants. He was a stereotyper for the Winston-Salem Sentinel. The Ingles lived in the house until 1933 or 1934.

701 Northridge Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $269,900 on September 7, 2021 (originally $279,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,410 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, October 2007
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The first owners of the house were Richard Benjamin Boren Jr. (1898-1961) and Nell Mabel Reich Boren (1900-1993). They rented the house out while living on Winston-Salem Road, which ran from the Masonic Home on Spring Garden to the Greensboro-High Point Airport (apparently encompassing what is now Holden Road from Spring Garden to United Street, United Street and West Market Street from United Street west). In 1931, they sold the house to Richard’s widowed mother, Ida, and then bought it back from her in 1940. They sold it for a final time in 1946.
    • Richard Jr. was a foreman, most likely at one of the companies operated by William C. Boren Sr., which included Carolina Steel & Iron Company, Pomona Terra Cotta Company and the West End Mercantile Company. Richard Sr., possibly William’s brother, was superintendent at Pomona Terra Cotta, and at least five other Borens were employed at the various companies.
    • Sold for $269,900 on September 7, 2021 (originally $279,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,410 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, October 2007
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The first owners of the house were Richard Benjamin Boren Jr. (1898-1961) and Nell Mabel Reich Boren (1900-1993). They rented the house out while living on Winston-Salem Road, which ran from the Masonic Home on Spring Garden to the Greensboro-High Point Airport (apparently encompassing what is now Holden Road from Spring Garden to United Street, United Street and West Market Street from United Street west). In 1931, they sold the house to Richard’s widowed mother, Ida, and then bought it back from her in 1940. They sold it for a final time in 1946.
    • Richard Jr. was a foreman, most likely at one of the companies operated by William C. Boren Sr., which included Carolina Steel & Iron Company, Pomona Terra Cotta Company and the West End Mercantile Company. Richard Sr., possibly William’s brother, was superintendent at Pomona Terra Cotta, and at least five other Borens were employed at the various companies.

617 Hunter Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $169,900 on September 3, 2021 (originally $170,000, then $194,000)
    • Sold to an out-of-state LLC
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,320 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 2006
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One and a half story; front gable; brick; front-gable porch; brick piers; six-over-one, double-hung sash; exposed rafter tails; knee braces
    • Vinyl replacement windows

628 S. Elm Street, High Point

  • Sold for $80,000 on September 3, 2021 (listed at $85,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 951 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed June 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $15,000, May 2020

304 N. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Lula and Homer Legrand House

  • Sold for $335,000 on August 31, 2021 (listed at $349,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,624 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $305,000 January 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, pyramidal-roofed, brick bungalow displays a weatherboard front-gabled porch with gable returns and supported by brick battered posts on brick plinths. It shelters a divided-light door.
    • “Windows are six-over-one and brick chimney rises from the south elevation. A slightly projecting, side-gabled wing extends from the north elevation.
    • “The Legrands bought the parcel in October 1925 and constructed the house soon thereafter. Mr. Legrand worked for the Merrimon Insurance Agency.”

200 Fairview Road, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $140,000 on August 30, 2021 (originally $145,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed June 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $100,000, August 2017
  • Neighborhood: Kenneywood

311 N. Tremont Drive, Greensboro
The Lottie and Colvin Leonard House

  • Sold for $410,000 on August 27 2021 ($425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,192 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $187
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $335,000, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • The house as described in the district NRHP nomination in 2012: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, vinyl-sided house features a projecting, front-gabled sun porch with classical posts and metal casement windows, which are likely not original but are historic. An arched louvered wood vent pierces the upper gable, which is sheathed in asbestos shingles. The porch shelters a divided light door. Windows throughout are replacement six-over-one and a brick chimney rises through the roof on the north gable end.
  • “C.T. Leonard was vice-president and assistant treasurer of Southern Mortgage Loan and Land Company. The Leonards owned the property from 1926 to 1928.”

227 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Henry-Whitlow House

  • Sold for $310,700 on August 27, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,134 square feet (per county), 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $22,000, September 1970
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The online listing shows the house with only 1,904 square feet.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, clipped-side-gabled Period Cottage is three bays wide and double-pile with a two-bay-wide, projecting, clipped-front-gabled wing on the right (west) end of the facade.
    • “The house has a later manufactured-stone veneer on the lower one-third of the facade that wraps around the right elevation, terminating at the manufactured-stone chimney. There is asbestos siding above the stone, four-over-four, wood-sash windows, generally grouped, and exposed rafter tails.
    • “There is a thirty-two-light picture window on the left (east) end of the facade and an eyebrow wall dormer above the picture window.
    • “The arched door on the left end of the front-gabled wing is recessed slightly behind a faux-stone arch. An uncovered concrete terrace extends from the entrance to the left end of the facade. There is a clipped-gabled dormer on the left elevation.
    • “The house is listed as vacant in 1928; the earliest known occupant is John W. Henry (secretary, Henry Motor Sales Company) in 1933.”
    • The house has been owned since 1970 by John Douglas Whitlow (1942-2006) and Annalee Higgins Whitlow (1944-2021). Doug worked for Haworth Industries. Annalee had been in sales for Arthur Court Designs.

309 Mimosa Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $237,500 on August 27, 2021 (listed at $245,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,144 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $200,000, December 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace

401 E Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro
The John and Lola Pugh House

  • Sold for $265,000 on August 25, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,336 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $90,000, January 2002
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is in the National Register Historic District but just outside the local historic district.
    • The house was probably built by 1928, when the address first appeared in the city directory. The property was sold eight times between 1926 and 1932, making it difficult to identify which owner built the house.
    • It was a rental house until 1935, when John Clifford Pugh (1895-1974) and Lola Ethyl Shields Pugh (1902-1971) moved in. He had bought the house in 1932 and owned it until his death. His daughter, Nancy Pugh Felton, sold the house in 1977. Cliff Pugh was a department manager at Ellis-Stone Department Store.

620 Hunter Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $164,000 on August 25, 2021 (listed at $169,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,090 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, September 2014
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Tri-gable Cottage with Queen Anne decorative work. One story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; decorative wood shingles in gables; two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; turned posts; sawn brackets. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

1704 Grove Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $117,500 on August 25, 2021 (listed at $110,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,077 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed July 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $74,000, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: The house may been owned originally by attorney Sidney J. Stern and his wife, Flora. They lived in Fisher Park and apparently rented out 1704 Grove.
    • The Sterns sold the house in 1924 to Elias Herbert Moore (1895-1954), a Post Office clerk, and his wife, Claudia Frank Shields Moore (1898-1990). Claudia continued to live in the house for 34 years after Elias died. She gave the house to their three daughters in 1988. They sold it the next year, 65 years after Elias and Claudia bought it.

310 Otteray Avenue, High Point
The Herman F. Abels House I

  • Sold for $220,000 on August 23, 2021 (listed at $215,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,465 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $166,000, March 2007
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled, Craftsman-style bungalow is three bays wide and double-pile with a full-width, gabled rear wing. The house has weatherboards and six-over-one, wood-sash windows, generally in groups of two or three.
    • “The fifteen-light French door is sheltered by a two-bay-wide, front- gabled porch on slender, tapered columns with an original wood railing.
    • “Six-light casement windows flank the exterior brick chimney on the left (west) elevation and there is a projecting gabled bay at the rear of the left elevation.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Herman F. Abels (secretary, Colonial Life Insurance Company) in 1927.”

917 Hutton Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $138,500 on August 23, 2021 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,345 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $35,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Rental property
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable porch; square posts on plinth blocks; vinyl siding; four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; knee braces.”

302 S. 5th Avenue, Mayodan, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $81,500 on August 20, 2021 (listed at $65,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 958 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed July 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $11,000, August 1999 (per county records)

158 W. Church Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $215,000 on August 19, 2021 (originally $229,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,460 square feet, 0.98 acre
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $159,500, June 2008

2229 Sunnybrook Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $300,000 on August 18, 2021 (listed at $314,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,093 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $203,000, October 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

4221 United Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $190,000 on August 17, 2021 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 965 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $77,900, May 1997
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • The original owner may have been Elmer Dayvault Yost and his wife, Bessie Ladd Scarborough Yost (1899-1993). Elmer (1894-1983) was the founder and owner of Dixie Realty & Loan Co., now Berkshire-Hathaway Yost & Little. He would have used 4221 United as a rental property. The street was then called Winston-Salem Road, which included United Street and parts of what are now Holden Road and West Market Street.
    • The Yosts sold the house in 1936 to Clarence Willard Bolling (1897-1961), one of the proprietors of the Phillips-Bolling Lumber Company. He and his wife, Audrie Penelope Nicholson Bolling (1905-1974), lived in the house for a few years before the deed was put into Audrie’s name in 1939. She was an inspector for the Mock, Judson, Voehringer hosiery mill and later Kayser-Roth. By 1941, she was living on Oakland Avenue, and Clarence had disappeared from the city directory (as had Phillips-Bolling). Audrie continued to live on Oakland Avenue and to own 4221 United until her death in 1974.

151 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Morrisette-Dowdy House

  • Sold for $345,000 on August 16, 2021 (listed at $349,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,267 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $259,000, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Off-street parking is accessed by an alley.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Although simple, this one-story frame bungalow has its own distinguishing features. Of particular interest are the three-part facade windows, each composed of a central large window flanked by two narrow windows. Other features of the house include a very broad gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a low shed-roofed dormer, and a front porch with groups of slender Tuscan posts connected by a plain balustrade with central “star” panels.
    • “The house has been sheathed with aluminum siding and the foundation with formstone, but its central character still dominates.
    • “Lizzie E. Morrisette purchased the property in December, 1920, and by 1922 she and her husband, Stephen H. Morrisette, of Morrisette Dry Goods, were listed at this address. The Morrisettes sold the house to Johnathan A. and Mattie Boyer in 1928. The longest owner-occupant was Mrs. Bessie H. Dowdy, a teacher at South Fork School, who owned the house from 1944 to 1962.”

2409 Camden Road, Greensboro
The Mabel and George King House

  • Sold for $305,000 on August 12, 2021 (listed at $289,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,329 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $205,000, December 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, flat-roofed, brick, Mission-style dwelling features a shaped and flat parapet. An arched opening shelters the recessed wood and multi-light door.
    • “A patio to the west of the entry fronts the brick façade chimney topped with a chimney cap and a pair of French doors. A small niche window with six-over-one sash pierces the wall just to the east of the entry.
    • “Triangular wooden projections below the cornice appear to simulate the vigas, or wooden beams, found on adobe buildings in the southwest United States. Windows through out are six-over-one.
    • “The Kings bought the property in May 1928 and likely built the house soon thereafter; the Kings appear at this address in the 1929 city directory. He was vice-president of Greensboro Hudson-Essex Finance Corporation. They owned the house until 1943.”

410 W. Pine Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The William Hadley House

  • Sold for $158,800 on August 11, 2021 (listed at $185,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,360 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,150, March 2014
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Turn-of-the-century one-and-one-half-story brick late Victorian house with steep hipped roof, very steep cross gables sheathed with decorative wood shingles, dentilled brick course under the eaves and nearly full facade front porch with decorative sawn work baluster and paneled posts. Slightly projecting entrance bay with mitered brick corners.
    • “Home of William Hadley, son of James Hadley, who lived in the brick mansion next door.”

214 Broad Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The T.B. Norman House

  • Sold for $172,900 on August 9, 2021 (listed at $164,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathroom, 1,164 square feet, 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built as early as 1913; county records say 1928
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, April 2021
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story frame house has the front/side-gable roof form with asymmetrical front wing that was popular at the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century.
    • “The front porch is later; its Craftsman supports with tapered and paneled wood columns on brick bases was probably added in the 1920s. The solid porch railing is low and paneled [replaced].
    • Two interior flues are brick, as is the foundation, though it is parged. Other features include weatherboard siding, replacement windows, a rear wing added in the middle decades of the twentieth century, and replacement windows. T.B. Norman lived here in 1913.”

216 Shawnee Street, Winston-Salem
The Newton L. Hayes House I

  • Sold for $141,000 on August 9, 2021 (listed at $139,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 732 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $77,500, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Note: “Side-gabled frame house with attached full-front hip-roofed porch supported by full-height posts with plain picket balustrade. Three bays wide, central chimney. Asbestos siding. Hayes (wife Ada) was foreman at Fogle Furniture Co.”

707 Englewood Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $204,900 on August 6, 2021 (listed at $204,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,206 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, March 2014
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street

308 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Lyon-Farrell House

  • Sold for $605,183 on July 30, 2021 (originally $575,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000 on December 1, 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The house is being renovated and almost doubled in size. It previously had 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,480 square feet.
    • The first owners of the house appear to have been J.T. and Mary Lyons, who bought it in 1922. He was a traveling salesman.
    • The Lyons sold the home in 1926 to Charles and Anne Farrell, photographers and owners of The Art Shop, then located on the second floor at 101 1/2 W. Market Street. The house remained in the Farrell family until 1983. Click here for more about the Farrell family.
    • What the house looked like before being renovated:

403 S. Elam Avenue

  • Sold for $271,000 on July 29, 2021 (listed at $269,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,442 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1928, ca. 1942 or 1945 (see note)
  • Listed June 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $172,000, August 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records give a 1945 date for the house; the National Register nomination says ca. 1942. The address appears in the city directory from 1928. It would have been an awfully old-fashioned house to have been built in the ’40s.
    • It appears to have been a rental property until 1936, when it was bought by contractor H.L. Coble and his wife, Doris.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, vinyl-sided bungalow features a full-width recessed porch supported by square synthetic posts. A low-pitched front gable surmounts the porch and a pair of smaller, low-pitched front gables rests on the front roof slope.
    • “The paneled wood door is a replacement, but the original four-over-one windows remain. A brick chimney rises at the south gable end but the flue pierces the interior roof ridge.
    • “A side-gabled wing projects slightly from the south elevation. The gable ends and gable end of the projecting wing display solid triangular knee braces.”

912 N. Main Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Moss J. Burley House

  • Sold for $135,000 on July 28, 2021 (listed at $121,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,888 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed July 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $79,000, January 1997
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story brick bungalow with a cross-gable roof, projecting gabled bays on the façade and rear elevations’ west ends and the side (east and west) elevations, a hip-roofed front porch supported by brick posts on brick piers spanned by a pierced brick knee wall, 6/1 sash (often paired or tripled), brick end and interior chimneys, and false beams. The house appears on the 1948 update to the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Moss J. Burley in 1937. The city directory does not give an occupation for Mr. Burley.”

909 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $115,000 on July 23, 2021 (listed at $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,360 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, June 2003
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental property
    • The house was a rental property until 1938, when it was bought by the Rev. Paul Thomas Osborne (1911-1996) and his wife, Mary Myrick Osborne (1912-2002). They were married for 66 years. He was a minister of the Evangelical Friends Church for 42 years. They owned the house until 1954.
    • From 1954 to 1964, the house was owned by the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

2135 Wright Avenue, Greensboro
The Sweeney-Hodgkin House

  • Sold for $311,000 on July 22, 2021 (listed at $275,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,723 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $240,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Listing: Looking for a buyer “who can lovingly restore this beauty!”
    • “Review of full house and structural inspections are necessary prior to scheduling an appointment. … Detached garage is semi finished …”
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, cross-gabled with gabled returns,brick Period Cottage includes a side-gabled brick entry porch with arched bays that has been screened and fitted with a screened door. The porch contains the front door, which is not visible from the street.
    • “A façade chimney marked by a blind arched brick niche and flanked by rectangular louvered wood vents occupies the front-facing gable. A smaller chimney flue straddles the ridge of the side gable. Windows throughout are nine-over-nine and topped by soldier-course lintels.
    • “Ethel and Dennis Sweeney, who was director of North Carolina Typothetae, a printers association, bought the property in July 1928 and likely built the house soon thereafter. They sold the property in 1931. The Hodgkin family owned the house from 1931 until 1979.”
    • Ralph Edwin Hodgkin (1895-1960) was a chemist. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1951 the deed was transferred to his wife, Kathryn Elaine Brown Hodgkin (1906-1996). She passed the house on to their son, John Edwin Hodgkin, and his wife, Carol Maria Kypriss Hodgkin, in 1978. They sold the house in 1979.

2625 Camden Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $280,000 on July 22, 2021 (originally $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,440 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
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124 Hemlock Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $172,000 on July 21, 2021 (originally $199,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,372 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1888
  • Listed May 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $138,500, November 2005
  • Listing: “Earliest portion of the home was built in 1888 and many original characteristics remain,” although it now has vinyl siding.
    • The property includes an attached two-car carport, a two-story outbuilding with electricity and air conditioning, and two RV or truck carports.

506 Coleridge Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $78,000 on July 19, 2021 (originally $85,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,158 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, November 2015
  • The property includes a two-car garage with electricity and a storage building.

4060 Reidsville Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending June 2, 2021

  • Sold for $175,000 on July 15, 2021 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,800 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $8,000, March 1975
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage, one-car covered carport and a workshop.

1602 West End Place
The Carroll-Keith House

  • Sold for $345,000 on July 13, 2021 (listed at $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: The property was sold seven times between 1924 and 1927. The first residents appear to have been Walter Jonathan Carroll (1895-1943) and his wife, Chat Ratley Carroll (1898-1994). He was identified in the city directory as simply a manager. They bought the house in December 1925 and sold it in April 1927, attaining by far the longest ownership during that period.
    • The Carrolls sold the house to Johnsie Glass Keith (1875-1954). Johnsie and her daughter, Blanche Keith Watson (1901-1988), owned it for 40 years. Johnsie was the widow of Flavius Keith (1872-1906).

301 Louise Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $270,000 on July 13, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,597 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed May 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $141,500, August 2017
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street
  • Note: The listing says the property is in the Johnson Street Historic District, but a map shows the address, at the corner of Louise Street and Hawthorne Avenue, outside the district.

503 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $114,900 on July 13, 2021 (listed at $114,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,218 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $22,500, September 1986 (2/3 ownership share)
  • Neighborhood: Hunter-Decatur Street Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The lot is large but a bit oddly shaped at the back:

3600 Old Climax Road, Climax, Guilford County

  • Sold for $237,000 on July 12, 2021 (listed at $244,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,071 square feet, 2.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed May 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 2021
  • Note: How it looked when it was sold in January 2021:

208 Cox Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sld for $125,000 on July 9, 2021 (listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,853 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed May 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000, August 1984
  • Listing: “This house needs some TLC , cosmetic updating … House is SOLD AS IS”

2605 Springwood Drive, Greensboro
The Winifred and James Willard House

  • Sold for $217,000 on July 7, 2021 (originally $360,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,258 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $214,500, August 2001
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: When the house actually was built is unclear; the address first appears in the city directory in 1928. The property changed hands six times between 1924 and 1927, the last three times in a two-week period in March 1927, when it was finally bought by Winifred R. Willard (1896-1949). She owned the house until her death 22 years later. Although the name of her husband, James, appears on mortgage documents, her name alone was on the deed. James Adolphus Willard (1872-1944) operated the J.A. Willard Company, machinists.

716 Elwell Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $138,000 on July 7, 2021 (listed at $135,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,218 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed April 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $56,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Bessemer Hills

2409 Walker Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $290,000 on July 2, 2021 (listed at $290,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,144 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed May 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $250,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

200 S. Elm Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $165,000 on July 1, 2021 (listed at $162,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,422 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,000, September 2020

655 Irving Street, Winston-Salem
The Clinard and Venice Goodman House

  • Sold for $290,000 on June 30, 2021 (originally $319,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,528 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed March 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $265,000, June 2018
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; vinyl siding; gable-roof dormer; nine-over-one replacement windows; shed-roof porch; Tuscan columns.”
    • Although country records give the date of the house as 1924, the address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1933. The listed occupants were E. Clinard and Venice Goodman. He was assistant cashier at Farmers National Bank & Trust.

412 S. Third Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $281,000 on June 30, 2021 (listed at $263,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,767 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Year built: Good question! See note below.
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Old South Mebane Historic District
  • Note: County property records show the date of the house as 1950, which appears unlikely given its design. The neighborhood’s National Register nomination gives a more likely circa 1920 date.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This is a 1-story hip-roofed vernacular house on a corner lot, finished in vinyl siding, with projecting front and side gables, interior brick chimneys and an exterior chimney on north elevation, and several early additions on the rear (west) elevation. A hip-roofed projecting bay is on the north elevation and pointed louvered vents are in the gable ends. A wrap-around porch, partially enclosed, is in the angle of the ell on the façade, supported by battered wood posts resting on brick piers. Windows are flat-topped with replacement 1/1 sash and exterior fixed shutters.”
    • The listing notes a “20 x 40 unwired historical workshop.” The National Register nomination describes it as a “1-story front-gable vernacular wood building at the rear of the lot, facing W. McKinley Street; finished in rolled asphalt, with a 3-bay façade, a centered double-leaf entrance door, and fixed 9-light sash. The roof is sheathed with metal. Its appearance suggests that it may have served a commercial purpose.”

41 Park Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Wade F. Stonestreet House I

  • Sold for $425,000 on June 29, 2021 (listed at $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,176 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed June 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $138,000, November 2020
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-sided brick-veneered bungalow with large central gable dormer, one-story gable-front three-bay porch supported by tapered square columns on brick piers with cast stone caps. One-bay side gable porch supported by classical columns. All gables are stuccoed, have cornlce returns.
  • “Stonestreet (wife Lacie J.) began Sampson Medicine Company in 1920 on Waughtown Street with his brother Arthur. In 1935 they bought building at comer Acadia and Hollyrood and moved the business there; Wade and Lacie built this house and moved from Lomond Street. In 1947 they built #43 next door.”

2415 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $290,000 on June 29, 2021 (originally $324,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,679 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed April 2, 2021
  • Last sale: Not found in online records
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

2408 Spruce Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $120,000 on June 29, 2021 (listed at $120,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,033 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $61,000, August 2006
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: The listing describes the house as “move-in-ready,” but the interior colors may be a little bold for some buyers.

218 Mayflower Drive, Greensboro
The Cohen-Milton House

  • Sold for $435,000 on June 25, 2021 (listed at $450,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,436 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1927 (city directory) or 1928 (per county)
  • Listed May 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $129,900, February 1993
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: The property includes a brick two-car garage.
    • Between them, Charles B. Cohen, a salesman, and his wife, Jessie Browning Cohen, bought the house three times. Both times they sold it, the same person appears to have bought it and then, years later, sold it back to them. Regardless of ownership, Jessie appears to have lived in the house continuously for 57 years, from 1927 until her death in 1984.
      • The Cohens bought the house initially in 1927, the first year the address was listed in the city directory. They sold it in 1931 to Gloria C. Milton but continued to live in the house.
      • Charles and Jessie bought it back from her in 1940. Later that year, the property was transferred to Jessie’s sole ownership. She continued to live there, including some number of years with her second husband, Dewitt Cheek, a traveling salesman.
      • In 1960, Jessie, now widowed, sold the house to Gloria Milton Pemberton, now of Montreal, Quebec. Again, Jessie continued to live in the house.
      • In 1983, Jessie bought the house back again, this time with Jack Milton Jr. The next year, Jessie passed away at age 94. Jack Milton sold the house in 1987 to Robert Lock, millionaire publishing entrepreneur and founder of the legendary Compute! magazine.

120 Bay Street, Rural Hall, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $199,000 on June 25, 2021 (listed at $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,257 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed May 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $62,000, June 1995

2411 Camden Road, Greensboro
The Helen and Alex Claiborne House

  • Sold for $610,000 on June 23, 2021 (listed at $545,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $248
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $386,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Alexander W. Claiborne (1888-1969) and Helen Irene Schnick Claiborne (1896-1989) were the first residents listed in the city directory. They bought the house in 1928 and owned it for 50 years. Alex was a traveling salesman. After he died, Helen continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1978.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, cross-gabled, brick Period Cottage features a battered brick façade chimney. The altered, partial-width, flat-roofed screened porch is sheathed in aluminum as are the gable ends on the façade and on the front, east elevation. The porch shelters the multi-light door located on the east elevation of the front-facing gable. The brick beneath the porch has been painted white. A side-gabled, brick projection is located on the east side of the gabled, brick, rear ell. Windows are six-over-one.”

904 Wharton Street, Greensboro
The Lorenzo and Albinia Winslow House

  • Sold for $205,000 on June 23, 2021 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,188 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1928 (per county, but probably earlier, see note below)
  • Listed May 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $91,000, March 2000
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park (outside the local historic district)
  • Note: The listing shows only 960 square feet.
    • Lorenzo S. Winslow and his wife, Albinia D. Winslow, bought the property in 1923. The address first appears in the city directory that year, with the Winslows as residents. He was a draftsman for A.K. Moore Realty. They lost the house to foreclosure in 1936.

35 Carter Circle, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $193,519 on June 23, 2021 (listed at $169,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,075 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $108,500, March 2012
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor

1015 Wharton Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $317,000 on June 22, 2021 (listed at $317,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,571 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed June 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $225,000, September 2005
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: Rental property
    • The property is in the Fisher Park National Register Historic District, but Wharton Street is just outside the local historic district.
    • The first owners of the house were Cecil J. Tinsley, a vice-president of Farmers & Mechanics Bank, and Jesse G. Bradshaw, a salesman for J.E. Latham Company, which sold them the property. Tinsley and Bradshaw used it as a rental property. By 1935, Tinsley, now a manufacturers representative, was the sole owner of the house and bankrupt. He claimed it with his homestead exemption, although he didn’t live there. He continued to rent it out until he sold it in 1944.
    • In 1946, John Lloyd York (1912-1966) bought the house and lived there with his wife, Mary L. York. He was the office manager for Harry D. Kellett, the local Plymouth and Dodge dealer. He later operated his own auto sales business, which also employed his wife, Mary Louise Linville York (1910-1990), and son, John Jr. The deed was transferred to Mary in 1957; John Jr. sold the house in 1991.
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148 W. Poplar Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The R.F. Sumner House

  • Sold for $149,900 on June 22, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,924 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed April 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $69,500, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story Queen Anne-influenced house of weatherboard-sided frame construction is a textbook example of the triple-A cottages built throughout the state around the turn of the twentieth century. The triple-A moniker refers to the roof, which has a decorative front gable at the center of the composite-shingled side-gable main roof. The three As or gables are sheathed with beveled wood shingles and have peaked openings: a louvered vent in the front gable and windows in the side ones.
    • “Paired brick chimneys with flaring corbeling rise from the middle of the roof ridge, indicating a center-passage plan within. The front porch has turned balusters and turned posts grouped in twos and threes.
    • “Other features include a granite foundation, a wood and glass front entry door, one-over-one wood sash (apparently) windows, and a landscaped yard with a granite fishpond and granite rip-rap on the bank at the sidewalk.”

1924 Brantley Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $332,000 on June 21, 2021 (listed at $339,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,522 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $218
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $292,000, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

515 Foy Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $127,000 on June 21, 2021 (previously $137,500, originally $129,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,672 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,500, December 2020
  • Note: Renovated by current owner
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5234 Prospect Street, Archdale, Randolph County

  • Sold for $100,000 on June 21, 2021 (listed at $130,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,096 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $32,000, February 2014
  • Listing: The property includes a barn.
    • The house has a High Point mailing address, but it’s located southwest of Archdale. It may be closer to Thomasville than anywhere else.

215 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $75,000 on June 21, 2021 (listed at $99,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,500 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $35,000, November 1986
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

501 Redd Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $160,000 on June 16, 2021 (listed at $175,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,789 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $33,000, July 2000
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3015 Collier Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $200,000 on June 15, 2021 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,064 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $136,500, October 2008
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

307 Rockspring Road, High Point

  • Sold for $101,500 on June 15, 2021 (listed at $95,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,064 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed April 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $55,000, January 1999
  • Note: Rental property
    • Asbestos siding, replacement windows
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2721 Apple Little Road, Gibsonville, Guilford County

  • Sold for $230,000 on June 14, 2021 (listed at $219,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,711 square feet, 4.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed May 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, March 2019
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2365 Lyndhurst Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Thomas and Estelle Wilson House

  • Sold for $240,000 on June 11, 2021 (listed at $218,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,289 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed May 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,500, May 2008
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; brick; six..,over-six, double-hung sash, single and paired; side gable porch with stone piers; gabled projection; side entry; grade falls to rear allowing lower level, side gable carport with stone piers and basement entry; facade chimney; exposed rafter tails; knee braces; shingled gable ends. 1930 [city directory]: Thomas and Estelle Wilson, secretary-treasurer of Westover Realty Company.”

505 Otteray Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $260,000 on June 9, 2021 (originally $223,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,188 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed May 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $203,000, August 2019
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Minimal Traditional-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with two gabled dormers on the facade. The house has plain weatherboards and eight-over-eight, wood-sash windows with six-over-six windows in the dormers. The six-light-over-two-panel, Craftsman-style door has a classical, fluted pilaster surround and is accessed by an uncovered stoop.
    • “There is a one-story, side-gabled porch on the left (east) elevation that is supported by square posts.There is a modern deck in front of the porch and a modern stone retaining wall under the deck and along the driveway.
    • “The earliest known occupant is W. Stewart Stone (secretary, Lyles Chevrolet Company) in 1940.”

6510 Old Valley School Road, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $81,000 on June 9, 2021 (listed at $84,999)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,176 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $42,000, May 2015

1821 Rolling Road, Greensboro
The Huffine-Bingham House

  • Sold for $685,000 on June 8, 2021 (listed at $650,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,120 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed March 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $525,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • Note: Ernest and Rose Huffine bought the property in 1926. He was a salesman for Morris & Co., a wholesale meat company. They owned it until 1935.
    • Alvin and Virgie Bingham bought the house in 1957 and owned it for 56 years. He was an engineer with Newman Machinery on Spring Garden Street.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled,brick Period Cottage displays two front gables of different heights and exposed rafter tails on the facade. The larger, western gable crowns the multi-light and paneled wood door and three, grouped, six-over-one windows, both of which are sheltered by a hip-roofed porch supported by decorative, scrolled metal posts. A three-part picture window composed of a twelve-over-one window flanked by six-over-one windows pierces the east side of the façade and sits below the smaller gable. Windows throughout are six-over-one and crowned by soldier-course lintels. An exterior, brick chimney rises from the east elevation, forward of the roof ridge. A gabled brick ell extends from the rear.”

229 W. Banner Avenue, Winston-Salem
The A Frank Thornton House

  • Sold for $456,000 on June 7, 2021 (listed at $439,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,510 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed March 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $334,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame hipped-roof house with gabled wings and attached hipped-roof porch supported by classical columns. Hipped dormer at front and side; small one-bay side porch with turned posts and sawn brackets. Interior chimneys. House reroofed and repaired ca. 1930. … Thornton (wife Luna) was a foreman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and later was assistant manager for Morris and Co. He lived here by 1918, perhaps as early as 1913.”

416 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $315,000 on June 4, 2021
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,456 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $216
  • Built in 1918
  • Apparently wasn’t listed for sale
  • Last sale: $207,500, January 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

2321 Elizabeth Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $375,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $365,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,584 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $237
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $288,000, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival Bungalow. One story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; eyebrow dormer; horizontal-light casement windows; arched entry portico; classical columns. 1928 [city directory]: Roger and Blanche Adams, a clerk at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.”

1201 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Tierney-Wainer House

  • Sold for $359,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $359,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,950 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed April 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $280,000, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; gable-roof dormer; nine-over-one windows; engaged porch with massive rough stone piers/balustrade trimmed with brick; stuccoed, arched opening; asbestos shingle siding; false beams; exposed rafter tails.”
    • The first owners were James Franklin Tierney (1878-1950) and Patsy Crail Tierney (1886-1979). Their son James M. Tierney (1908-1976) and daughter-in-law Katherine M. Tierney (1908-1988) lived with them. Father and son were principals of J.F. Tierney & Son, general contractors and home builders.
    • Max Wainer (1900-2001) bought the house in December 1943 and owned it for 57 years, selling it in January 2001, just three months before his death at age 100. In 1943 Max was a salesman for Empire Loan Company, operated by Moses Wainer, who may have been his brother. Max later operated Howard’s Men’s Shop.

702 Englewood Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $329,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed May 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $77,000, October 1992
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street
  • Note: The listing is carefully worded to say the house is “in the heart of the Lindley Park area,” but it’s not actually in Lindley Park. It’s close, though. The north end of Englewood near Brice Street is one of the most attractive the neighborhood.

406 E. Whittington Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $153,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $150,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,264 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed April 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $74,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park

1404 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $140,000 on June 3, 2021 (listed at $129,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,082 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed April 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $18,500, February 1972
  • Note: The house includes an in-law suite with bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen.
    • The property includes a detached garage and storage sheds.
    • This house appears to be in extraordinary condition for the price.

1010 Benbow Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $144,000 on June 1, 2021 (originally $167,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,441 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $67,500, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Note: Ernest and Blanche Raiford bought the house in January 1934. They and their heirs owned it until 2020. Ernest was a teacher at Dudley High School.

2102 Brightwood School Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $86,000 on June 1, 2021 (listed at $90,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,379 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed May 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,300, October 2010
  • Neighborhood: Moore’s Heights
  • Something you don’t see every day: The property includes a shed that previously was used as a recording studio.

309 Ardmore Circle, High Point
The Araminta F. Davis House

  • Sold for $250,000 on May 28, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,890 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed April 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $165,500, April 2016
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled bungalow is three bays wide and double-pile. It has weatherboards and nine-over-one, wood-sash windows. Windows are paired on the side elevations with twelve-over-one windows on the facade flanked by nine-over-one windows. The fifteen-light French door is sheltered by a front-gabled porch on tapered wood columns.
    • “An uncovered terrace extends the full width of the facade on each side of the porch. The house has knee brackets in the gables. The site slopes to the rear to reveal a basement level with a ground-level deck at the rear of the house. A stone retaining wall extends from the left (east) side of the house along the driveway.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Mrs. Araminta F. Davis in 1927.”

1201 S. Park Drive, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $240,000 on May 28, 2021 (originally $265,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,062 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed February 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $68,000, August 2004
  • Note: The property is zoned commercial, but the block is residential.

705 Delmont Street, High Point
The John Shore House

  • Sold for $203,000 on May 28, 2021 (originally $190,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,334 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $40,000, September 2020 (per deed)
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Listing: “Eligible for High Point Homebuyer Assistance Program providing up to $5,000 for qualified buyers.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, parapet-roofed, Spanish Mission-style house is three bays wide and triple-pile. The house has a brick veneer and twenty-light French door with twenty-light sidelights centered on the facade. The door is sheltered by a half-round,flat-roofed porch supported by columns and with a turned balustrade at the roof. The porch floor extends the full width of the facade as an uncovered terrace with brick knee wall. The house has paired,ten-light, French doors on either side of the entrance, each with a tiled pentroof. Windows on the side elevations are one-over-one windows. The house is listed as vacant in 1928; the earliest known occupant is John Shore (employee, Marine Oil Company) in 1930.”

715 E. Morehead Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $140,000 on May 28, 2021 (listed at $130,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,258 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed April 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 2019

2411 Wright Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $229,000 on May 27, 2021 (originally $245,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,016 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed March 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $165,000, August 2011
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The property is located on the single-block, disconnected section of Wright Avenue west of South Elam Street.

417 Circle Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $362,500 on May 26, 2021 (listed at $362,500)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,335 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $266,000, January 2007

3008 Collier Drive, Greensboro
The Lahser-Strange House

  • Sold for $230,000 on May 26, 2021 (listed at $230,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,407 (per county) square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed April 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $172,500, November 2016
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The street first appeared in the city directory in 1940 (as Collier’s Drive). Ten of the 11 addresses were listed as vacant. The initial owner of 3008, Glenn Summers, bought the property in 1940 and sold it in 1941. His name never appeared in the Greensboro city directory.
  • Dr. Conrad B. Lahser (1872-1944), a native of Germany and music professor at Greensboro College, bought the house from Summers. His sons sold the house in 1945 to William C. Strange (1909-1991), an IRS agent. Strange and his wife, Beulah (1906-1990), owned the house for 45 years, selling it in 1990.

1104 Elwell Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $130,000 on May 26, 2021 (listed at $130,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,365 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, December 2018
  • Neighborhood: Glendale Hills
  • Note: Rental property

207 Aberdeen Terrace, Greensboro

  • Sold for $279,000 on May 25, 2021 (listed at $285,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,877 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,000, August 1988
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: County records show the property changed hands 10 times in seven years between 1923 and 1930. The address first appears in the city directory in 1926 with Edna P. and Otis H. Longest identified as occupants. They owned the house from January 1926 to September 1927. He was a claims clerk.
  • If the house was indeed built in 1925, the first occupants could have been T.J. and Edith Hill Hendricks, who owned the property from June 1925 to January 1926. The only similar name in the 1925 directory is Mrs. Edith H. Hendrix, a teacher at White Oak Graded School who was listed as living in Bessemer Heights.
  • Mary Elizabeth Walters Brooks (1905-1988) bought the house in 1944 and owned it for 40 years. She was a manager at Jefferson-Standard Life Insurance. She bought the house a few weeks after the death of her husband, Frederick Holliday Brooks Jr. (1904-1944). He had worked at Jefferson-Standard as well. They had lived on Pinecroft Road, which was then outside the city.

6447 Beulah Church Road, Southeast Guilford County

  • Sold for $315,000 on May 24, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,536 square feet, 5.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $205
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed April 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $135,500, June 2016
  • Note: The property has a Liberty mailing address but is in Guilford County.
    • The listing describes the house as “restored to all it’s original charm,” but it has asbestos siding, which isn’t original (or charming). It also has a picture window, which doesn’t look original to a 1917 house.

536 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $650,000 on May 21, 2021 (listed at $598,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,934 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $336
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $410,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

443 W. Lexington Avenue, High Point
The W. Harold Albertson House

  • Sold for $175,000 on May 21, 2021 (listed at $147,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,359 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $127,500, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, cross-gabled, Spanish Mission-style house is three bays wide and four-pile with two projecting gables on the right(west) elevation and a shed-roofed section between them. The house has a tile roof and stuccoed exterior with stuccoed chimney in the gable end of the front, side-gabled bay. It has a three-part, Palladian-like window with inverted arches typical of the Spanish style in the front gable with an attached window box. An arched picture window on the side-gabled wing is flanked by ten-light windows that continue the arch. Windows on the side elevations are one-over-one, wood-sash windows. The four-light-over-four-panel door is located in a projecting, shed-roofed bay and accessed bay an uncovered terrace that extends the width of the side-gabled wing and has a stuccoed knee wall. The earliest known occupant is W. Harold Albertson (traveling salesman) in 1928.”

5854 Howard Circle, Trinity, Randolph County

  • Sold for $72,500 on May 21, 2021 (listed at $79,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,180 square feet, 1.56 acres
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2021
  • Note: The property is in Trinity, but it has a High Point mailing address.
    • No central air conditioning
    • No interior pictures are included in the listing.
    • Unanswered question: If the house sold for $50,000 in February, what makes it worth 60 percent more now?

727 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem
The H.L. and Ella Baker House

  • Sold for $415,000 on May 19, 2021 (listed at $399,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,560 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $162
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed April 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $189,000, August 2005
  • Neighborhood: West Salem
  • Listing: “Large 2nd lot w/add’l parking & green space conveys w/the property”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; shed-roof dormer; aluminum siding; engaged porch; wood shingled piers with arcaded openings; leaded, multi-light transom over single-light windows and six-over-six, double-hung sash; exposed purlins; transomed sash.”
    • The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1921, when H.L. and Ella Baker were listed as occupants. He was an agent for Metropole Insurance Company.

2253 Rosewood Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $406,000 on May 19, 2021 (listed at $429,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,743 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $233
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $210,000, November 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The address first appears in the 1929 city directory with Windsor and Gertrude Adams listed as occupants. He was a partner in the Franklin Adams Motor Company.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front-facing jerkinhead roof; brick; shingled gable ends; jerkinhead roof projection; eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows; Craftsman-style, multi-light door; wrap around porch; metal posts on brick piers.”

905 Englewood Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $265,000 on May 19, 2021 (listed at $263,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1,830 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $240,000, May 2020
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street

1221 S. Hawthorne Street, Winston-Salem
The J. Swanson and Lela McMillan House

  • Sold for $320,000 on May 18, 2021 (listed at $299,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,837 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $174
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $105,000, October 1993
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; hip roof; projection with jerkinhead roof; hip-roof dormer; brick (painted); ten-light transom over single-light windows and six-over-one, replacement sash; engaged porch; square posts.”
    • The address was first listed in the city directory in 1929. The occupants were J. Swanson and Lela McMillan. He was the manager of the Manufacturers Outlet Store.

824 Bellview Street, Winston-Salem
The Hughes House

  • Sold for $259,000 on May 17, 2021 (listed at $247,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,235 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 17, 0221
  • Last sale: $210,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Tudor Revival. Two story; front-facing jerkinhead roof; shed-roof dormer on side; side porch; brick lower level and shingled upper level; gable-roof entry pavilion with projecting roof; side porch; Tuscan columns; pilasters at entry; knee braces.”
    • Although county records give the date as 1928, the house doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1942. The owners were S. William Hughes, a teacher, and his wife, Lucille, a nurse.

902 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $139,000 on May 17, 2021 (listed at $139,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,357 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed March 25, 2021
  • Last sale: Not available online
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

5677 Old Randleman Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $350,000 on May 14, 2021 (listed at $320,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,610 square feet, 5.48 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $274,000, March 2019
  • Note: The property includes three outbuildings and a chicken coop.

319 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
The Minnie and Joseph Warren House

  • Sold for $450,000 on May 13, 2021 (listed at $439,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,122 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1926 (see note below)
  • Listed April 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $395,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The neighborhood’s NRHP nomination dates the house to 1927. County records say 1938
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled Colonial Revival-style house displays a full-width, shed-roofed porch topped with an eyebrow gable with returns and supported by single and paired Tuscan columns.The Craftsman-style door is paneled and glazed. Concrete steps are flanked by metal railings. Windows are six-over-one. A pair of small louvered eyebrow dormers with wood keystones rest on the front roof slope. A brick chimney rises from the north elevation, while an addition extends from the rear elevation. The Warrens bought the property in August 1926 and first appear at this address in the 1927 city directory. He was manager of the National Biscuit Company. They sold the house in 1945.”
    • How the house looked when it was sold in 2020:

440 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The Benbow House

  • Sold for $490,000 on May 12, 2021 (listed at $459,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,543 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $158,000, June 2001
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; gable-roof dormer; eight-over-one and nine-over-one windows;· engaged porch; side-gable porte-cochere; stucco; stucco-sheathed balustrade. and piers with angled caps; sidelights; false beams; knee braces; exposed rafter tails.”
    • Although the county and the NRHP nomination give the date of the house as 1925, the address first appears in the 1923 city directory. The residents listed were four brothers, Dr. J. Thomas Benbow (1881-1958), a physician, Robert Poindexter Benbow (1886-1939), identified as a real estate director, Dr. Lester Winfield Benbow (1892-1985), a dentist, and Edgar Vernon Benbow (1899-1983), a student; and their widowed mother, Mattie Jane Poindexter Benbow (1860-1943). Also listed were the first of Thomas’s three wives, Jamie May Leak Benbow (1902-1966), who was not listed at the home after 1923; and Charles F. Benbow, relationship unknown, secretary of the American Bond and Mortgage Company.

663 Brent Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $299,900 on May 12, 2021 (listed at $279,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,692 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed March 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

1308 Front Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $130,000 on May 12, 2021 (originally $140,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 896 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Draper
  • Last sale: $20,000, February 2020
  • Note: Vinyl siding

236 E. Wainman Avenue, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $149,900 on May 11, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,734 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed April 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $90,000 November 2015

418 Scott Avenue, Greensboro
The Avery-Russell House

  • Sold for $300,000 on May 10, 2021 (listed at $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,417 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed March 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,000, May 2008
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Listing: “Seller will start reviewing offers on Monday April 5th at noon.”
    • The original owner was Thomas Settle Avery (1909-1995), an employee of Odell Hardware, who bought the house in 1941 and owned it for six years.
    • Donald and Virginia Russell bought the house in 1955. The deed was transferred to Virginia’s sole ownership in 1975; she didn’t sell the house until 2008.
    • Don Russell came to the Women’s College in 1955 and ultimately served as dean of the School of Education before retiring in 1988.
    • He recalled in a UNCG oral history interview how he came to Greensboro: “… coming back out of the service, I finished up my doctorate at Boston University, then went to the University of Hartford [Connecticut] for five years as dean. Then, as a result of itchy feet and wanting to get out of administrivia, enter the classroom and so forth, was asked about the possibility of moving to what was then WC [Woman’s College]. And I had no idea of doing this. And then I was asked, ‘Well, please come down during the spring holidays and visit us.’ So I did come down for that interview, and Greensboro being dogwood city, I was overwhelmed. My wife took one look and we agreed: this is not quite the Garden of Eden, but dogwoods were in bloom and that did it, along with the magnetism of Curry School [campus laboratory school], which was then pretty much at its peak as a very ideal place for our three youngsters.”

2333 Walker Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Everett Horne House

  • Sold for $225,000 on May 10, 2021 (listed at $199,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,235 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed April 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $135,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • District NRHP nomination: “Minimal Traditional. One story; side gable; gable-roof projection; asbestos shingle siding; eight-over-eight and six-over-six double-hung sash; shed-roof porch; square posts; facade chimney. 1946 [city directory]: Everett Horne, a buyer at B & L Construction.”

1804 Mansfield Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $85,000 on May 10, 2021 (listed at $75,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,008 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $11,000, March 2018
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown

1107 Blain Street, High Point

  • Sold for $135,000 on May 7, 2021 (listed at $135,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,450 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $29,400, March 2013
  • Note: Out-of-state owner

1331 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
The Adlai and Lillian Hudson House

  • Sold for $250,000 on May 6, 2021 (listed at $200,000)
  • Duplex: one unit with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, one unit with two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,739 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $117,000, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: Aluminum and vinyl siding
    • The original owners were Adlai Cleveland Hudson (1892-1945) and Lillian Mangum Hudson (1892-1996). Adlai was assistant county auditor and partnered with his wife in the firm of Hudson & Hudson, later A.C. Hudson & Co., a letter shop. When Lillian died at the age of 103, she was the oldest member of First Baptist Church. They owned the house for 57 years, from 1921 to 1978.
    • The house was owned by the Catholic Church from 1990-2004.
    • When the house was built and for many years after, the address was 1331 Madison Avenue.

405 Law Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $56,000 on May 6, 2021 (originally $95,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,186 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed January 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $5,000, February 1974
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Listing: “There is a currently a City of Greensboro Housing Case on this property …” Click here for details as of April 13, 2021. Building code violations stay with the property — a buyer of the house would be responsible for any repairs that hadn’t been made when the sale closes.

1125 Aycock Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The R. T. Johnson House

  • Sold for $382,000 on May 5, 2021 (originally $430,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,003 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $81,000, September 1985

817 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $300,000 on May 5, 2021 (listed at $284,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,320 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $227
  • Built in 1930 (per county records)
  • Listed March 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $248,000, March 13, 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

713 West Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $386,000 on May 4, 2021 (originally listed at $399,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 2,019 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $182,000, November 2007
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable … eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows; front-gable dormer; shed-roof porch; square posts on brick piers; knee braces. 1925 [City Directory]: Oliver and Rose Peddycord, a foreman at L.B. Brickenstein; 1934 CD: Thomas and Sudie Vuncannon, a clerk at David Hire; 1945 CD: Harry and Blye Collins, occupant, a baker at Kent Bakeries; 1955 CD: Francis and Beatrice Jarrard, owner-occupant, Jarrard’s Self Service Laundry.”
    • The listing shows the house having wood siding. It apparently had vinyl siding at some point.

4187 N.C. Highway 150, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $135,000 on May 3, 2021 (listed at $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,232 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed January 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $78,000, April 2014

1294 Becks Church Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $260,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $259,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,126 square feet, 1.51 acres
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed March 31, 2021
  • Last sale: $66,000, February 1995
  • Note: The house has a Lexington mailing address but is located south of Interstate 85 and Raleigh Road.

605 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Preddy House
Blog post — 605 Park Avenue: The 1920 Boyhood Home of the Preddy Brothers, Greensboro’s Great Heroes of World War II

  • Sold for $225,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,756 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $136,000, July 2004
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The boyhood home of Greensboro’s great heroes of World War II, fighter aces George and William Preddy.
    • George E. Preddy Sr. (1889-1972) bought the property in 1919. The house is dated 1920 in county records, but George apparently rented the house out until 1928. He and his family lived first at 610 Park with his parents, George M. and Sarah, and George E.’s younger siblings Dale and Irene, and later renting the house at 607 Park. George was a Southern Railway conductor.
    • George E. and wife Clara (1893-1974) had three children. Their daughter, Jonnice Carolyn, died in 1939. Both sons died in the war — George over the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas Day 1944 and William over Czechoslovakia the day before the war ended. Clara sold the house after George Sr. died in 1972.

519 S. Main Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Yancey Graves House

  • Sold for $220,000 on April 30, 2021 (originally listed at $249,000 and after at $259,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,134 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed December 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $90,000, November 2020
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Note: The district’s NRHP nomination gives a circa 1900 construction date. County records show 1918.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-story frame house constructed by 1905 and much altered in the early 1960s by the application of vinyl siding and the enclosure of the front porch. The high hip-roof and center gabled dormer are the only clues to the house’s turn-of-the-century construction date.”

429 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $205,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $194,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,004 square feet, 1.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $134,900, September 2015

479 Parkview Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $252,500 on April 29, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,353 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, January 1999
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage and carport.

611 Park Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $285,000 on April 28, 2021 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Listed as being built in 1925, but likely earlier (see note)
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,460, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: Property records and the district’s National Register nomination date the house to 1925, but city directories show the address as early as 1917. The owner of the property was Charles T. Smith, who lived next door at 613 Park, a house he built around 1911. 611 Park was apparently a rental until 1927, when it was bought by Frank and Louise Herbin. The Herbins owned it until 1957. He was a machinist.

18 Monmouth Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $139,000 on April 28, 2021 (listed at $135,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,176 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $47,201, November 2003
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-story front-gable Craftsman Bungalow; wood shingles with weatherboard skirt; engaged porch supported by paired square posts on stuccoed piers; six-over-six windows; knee braces; exposed rafter tails.”

2027 W. Academy Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $355,000 on April 27, 2021 (listed at $315,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,470 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $241
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $272,000, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: Replacement windows, but at least the wood siding is still intact.

420 McAdoo Avenue, Greensboro
The Margaret Murray Thornton House
More photos
Blog post — New Listing: 420 McAdoo Avenue, A 1905 Bungalow Long Owned by One of Southside’s Earliest Families

  • Sold for $310,000 on April 27, 2021 (listed at $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,071 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $156,600, November 2014 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Southside
  • Note: Older homes in Southside rarely come up for sale. There have been only two in the past three years.
    • The house sits at the corner of McAdoo and Murray streets. Originally part of the Murray family’s large estate, the property was bought in 1901 by Margaret Murray Thornton (1872-1926) from her mother, four siblings and other relatives. After her death, her husband, Charles Dilk Thornton (1872-1947) owned the house until 1943. He was born in Gloucestershire, England, and worked as a dispatcher for Southern Railway.
    • The Greensboro Redevelopment Commission bought the house in 1997 as part of Southside’s redevelopment.

1636 Old Salisbury Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $190,000 on April 27, 2021 (listed at $185,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,250 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed March 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $29,999, July 2011

614 E. Main Street, Boonville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $70,000 on April 27, 2021 (previously $89,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,240 square feet, 1.16 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1810
  • Listed March 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $17,650, January 1965 (23.75-acre tract, of which this property was part)
  • Listing: “… possibly the oldest home in Boonville. Original doors and door knobs through out. In good condition needing some restoration.”
    • “Some updates done,” including cheap replacement windows and deck boards for a front porch. Miraculously, it does still have wood siding, though.
    • Propane gas heating
    • Not owner-occupied
    • No direct street frontage:

307 Penn Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $135,000 on April 23, 2021 (listed at $149,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,638 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $10,000, September 1970
  • Note: Aluminum and vinyl siding

718 S. Lexington Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $135,000 on April 21, 2021 (listed at $135,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,229 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed December 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $29,000, September 1986

404 E. Whittington Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $140,000 on April 16, 2021 (listed at $135,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,134 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed March 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $65,000, August 2016
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park

925 Sevier Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $124,000 on April 16, 2021 (listed at $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,469 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $86,000, December 2005
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: Rental property
    • Vinyl siding

2240 W. Mountain Street, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $135,000 on April 15, 2021 (listed at $129,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,156 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed March 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $100,000, February 2018
  • Note: There is no mountain in Kernersville.

812 Gales Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $317,500 on April 14, 2021 (listed at $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,382 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $230
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $261,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

1201 Johnson Street, High Point
The Maude and Alice Overaker House

  • Sold for $280,000 on April 12, 2021 (listed at $269,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,484 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $175,000, March 2018
  • Neighborhood: Johnson Street Historic District (local), Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled house has been significantly altered with modifications made to the porch and an addition that extends along the left (south) elevation.”
    • “The house is three bays wide and double-pile with a pebble dash veneer on the first story and wood shingles on the second story and in the gables. It has replacement windows, including a pair of windows in the gambrel-roofed front dormer. The one-light-over-three-panel door is sheltered by a full-width, shed-roofed porch supported by replacement square posts with applied brackets and finials and a replacement railing. Additional mismatched brackets have also been added to the gables and front dormer.”
    • “A one-story, hip-roofed addition extends along the left elevation, flush with the facade and wrapping around the left rear (southwest) corner; it has a pebble dash veneer and paired vinyl windows. A two-story, shed-roofed addition is centered on the rear (west) elevation.”
    • “The earliest known occupants are Miss Maude and Alice Overaker, who lived in the house together and both worked at the High Point Studio.”

107 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem 

  • Sold for $205,000 on April 9, 2021 (originally $219,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,387 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 12, 2020
  • last sale: $12,500, May 1990
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

6683 Old U.S. Highway 29, Pelham, Caswell County

  • Sold for $120,000 on April 9, 2021 (originally $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 960 square feet, 22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: The property consists of two parcels. The 1-acre parcel was last sold in April 1966 for $2,500. Online records do not go back to the date of the last sale of the 21-acre parcel, which was before December 1941.
  • Note: The property is southeast of the Law Road exit off U.S. 29.

2615 Stockton Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $117,000 on April 9, 2021 (listed at $100,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,018 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: South Park
  • Note: The listing shows 1,126 square feet.

607 Broad Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $65,000 on April 7, 2021 (listed at $65,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,451 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $45
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed March 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Needs some work…priced accordingly…priced to sell! Cash transaction preferred; conventional loan also considered. No FHA/VA.”
    • The house was listed for sale just six months after it was bought. Since it’s advertised as needing work, it’s hard to see why the house would be worth 30 percent more now than it was six months ago.

911 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $113,500 on April 6, 2021 (listed at $120,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 903 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $63,500, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: Vinyl siding

410 Hillcrest Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $340,000 on April 5, 2021 (listed at $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,764 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed January 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, September 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The property includes a three-car garage.
    • The listing says, “No One Behind You So You Can Enjoy Your Backyard in Private.” This property’s lot is twice as wide as those behind it. The lot directly behind the garage of 410 Hillcrest does have a house on it. The other lot is vacant and owned by an LLC. The company’s plans for the lot will determine whether that privacy lasts.

120 Taylor Street SW, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $299,900 on April 5, 2021 (originally $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $155,000, April 2001
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Unfinished basement opens onto patio and outdoor fireplace.
    • Not owner-occupied

913 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $270,000 on April 5, 2021 (listed at $275,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,506 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $190,000, August 2016
  • Note: Vinyl siding

2024 Walker Avenue, Greensboro
The William and Dorothy Simpson House

  • Sold for $250,000 on April 5, 2021 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,389 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $21,500, September 1985 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The address first appears in the city directory in 1928, with William and Dorothy Simpson as the residents. He was an examiner for McAlister, Vaughan and Scales, an insurance brokerage. They lost the house to foreclosure in 1932.

319 Taylor Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $130,000 on April 5, 2021 (originally $154,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,958 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $105,000, August 2017

107 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $315,000 on April 1, 2021 (listed at $309,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,788 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $263,500, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

804 Gales Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $270,000 on April 1, 2021 (listed at $280,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,517 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $178
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $181,000, February 2006
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The house has solar panels on the roof.

3406 Summit Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $166,000 on April 1, 2021 (listed at $160,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,843 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed February 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2020
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and workshop/storage building.

2066 Queen Street, Winston-Salem
The McGuire House

  • Sold for $350,000 on March 31, 2021 (listed at $399,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,528 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $330,000, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half-story; front gable; wood shingle siding; six-over-one, double-hung sash; front-gable entry pavilion.”

1023 Franklin Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $222,500 on March 29, 2021 (listed at $239,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,826 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $76,000 July 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “Tri-gable Cottage. One story; side gable; central gable; hip-roof porch; square posts; large rear addition with central front gable; asbestos siding; diamond attic vent. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map. 1915 [city directory]: Thomas W. and Della Hartley, an upholsterer at Salem Parlor Furniture”

1612 West End Place

  • Sold for $235,000 on March 26, 2021
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,168 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1926
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Park

204 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Dixon-Ezzell House

  • Sold for $200,000 on March 26, 2021 (listed at $187,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,199 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed January 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $93,000, May 2000
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-front frame Craftsman bungalow with shorter gable-front wing and intersecting side-gabled wrap porch; German siding; lattice in front upper gable ends; triple-grouped windows, 1920s muntin pattern in large windows. Wrap porch supported by paired square posts with decorative picket between; corbelled interior chimney. Lee Dixon (wife Electa) and David J. Ezzell (wife Pauline) each lived in the house a short time; both worked at the Journal and Sentinel.”

1113 Rotary Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $379,000 on March 25, 2021 (listed at $398,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,801 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed March 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $105,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The Zillow listing calls the house “updated” but also says, “High potential … Medium rehab required.” It’s priced more like it has already been renovated.

201 Piedmont Way, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $206,000 on March 25, 2021 (originally listed at $210,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,637 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $168,000, March 2006
  • Note: The listing says the house is “in historic district of Burlington.” There is no historic district, local or National Register, in this neighborhood, according to the N.C. State Preservation Office online map, which shows the Beverly Hills Historic District about two blocks to the east.
    • Previous listing: “… complete remodel with historic preservation in mind” … but also vinyl siding and wall-to-wall carpet.
    • The listing said the house was a “physicians residence” for the old Rainey Hospital across the street, Burlington’s first hospital and a predecessor to Alamance Regional Medical Center. The building is now owned by Carolina Biological Supply.

302 Pershing Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $130,000 on March 25, 2021 (listed at $137,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,494 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, April 2002
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood

5 Hillcrest Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $169,000 on March 22, 2021 (listed at $165,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,685 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed February 3, 2012
  • Last sale: $115,000, February 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “As in many neighborhoods that developed during the first half of the twentieth century, the Lexington Residential Historic District includes examples of period revival styles, most notably the English cottage form, also called the Period Cottage … The circa 1940 Period Cottage at 5 Hillcrest Circle is a minimalistic example of the style—its only references to its English cottage antecedents being a slightly flared, projecting front-gable bay and arched door openings.”

1716 E. 1st Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $102,000 on March 22, 2021 (originally $97,700, then $109,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,244 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $86,000, August 2008
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7270 Blue Water Drive, Belews Creek, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $355,000 on March 19, 2021 (originally $379,000, then $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, 10.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $265,000, May 2016
  • Note: The property includes an above-ground pool.
    • Not owner-occupied

322 Gloria Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $340,000 on March 18, 2021 (listed at $335,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,532 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $226,000, October 2009
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park
  • Note: Vinyl and aluminum siding

1109 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
The George and Mary Nichols House

  • Sold for $310,000 on March 18, 2021 (listed at $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,709 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $181
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $260,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half story; side gable; brick; shed-roof dormer; dormer-like front gable on shed dormer at entry; brick; six-over-six, double-hung sash; side porch.”
    • The first occupants were George and Mary Nichols. He was co-proprietor of the Nichols Hat Works at 110 W. 4th Street.

810 Watson Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $335,000 on March 16, 2021 (listed at $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,564 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $214
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed February 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $180,000, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore

1049 N. Main Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $47,500 on March 16, 2021 (listed at $55,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 924 square feet (per county), 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $36,000, March 2015

224 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $556,000 on March 15, 2021 (listed at $558,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,653 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $215,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Renovated by current owner
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage.

1318 W. Florida Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $77,500 on March 11, 2021 (listed at $85,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,087 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $30,000, July 1999
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Replacement windows
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1512 Spry Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $124,500 on March 12, 2021 (originally $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,290 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $37,000, February 1984
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • Replacement windows

309 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro
The Oscar and Henrietta McNeely House

  • Sold for $478,000 on March 11, 2021 (originally $486,800)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,433 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $196
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed December 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records show the house with only 1,493 square feet, apparently not updated since an addition was built at the the back.Oscar William McNeely (1894-1957) was a clerk with the U.S. Railway Mail Service at the Southern Railway depot. Margaret Henrietta Propst McNeely (1905-1997) outlived him by 40 years. On her death, her heirs didn’t sell the house until 2020.
  • The house when it was sold in July 2020:

430 W. Acadia Avenue, Winston-Salem
The John W. Thompson House

  • Sold for $235,000 on March 9, 2021 (listed at $239,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,019 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $182,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided bungalow with Craftsman details; engaged porch supported by square tapered posts on brick piers. Central gable dormer has paired windows; three bays, central entrance, vinyl siding. Thompson and wife Ollie moved here by 1920 from Devonshire Street. Thompson was a machinist at Forsyth Chair Factory (corner Acadia and South Main Street).”

203 Leftwich Street, Greensboro
The Volney B. Morgan House

  • Sold for $175,000 on March 9, 2021
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1920
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $43,500, December 1978
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The original owner appears to have been Volney B. Morgan, secretary-treasurer of the El-Rees-So Cigar Company, the locally prominent manufacturer of El-Rees-So and John T. Rees cigars.

615 W. Lexington Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $142,500 on March 5, 2021 (listed at $147,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,518 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $118,000, September 2007
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
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129 W. Main Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $70,000 on March 5, 2021 (originally $80,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,146 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $68,000, August 2019

106 Northridge Street, Greensboro
The Jeter and Nell Barker House

  • Sold for $265,500 on March 4, 2021 (originally $279,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,697 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed September 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Jeter and Nell Barker were the first residents of the house. He was office manager with Dick’s Laundry Service. After his death in 1983, Nell owned the house until 1988.

748 Granville Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $256,000 on March 4, 2021 (listed at $269,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,233 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $158,000, February 2015
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; vinyl siding; front-gable dormer; front-gable projection; hip-roof porch; replacement columns; knee braces; replacement six-over-six, eight-over-eight, and four-over-four, tripartite windows.”

4 E. Monmouth Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $90,000 on March 4, 2021 (listed at $110,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,340 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, February 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Listing: “Duplex with good rental and excellent AIRBNB history. … can be turned back into single family if desired.”

1200 Johnson Street, High Point
The Charles E. Diffendal House I

  • Sold for $44,500 on March 3, 2021
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,544 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1922
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $40,300, March 1980
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled, Craftsman-style bungalow is three bays wide and double-pile. It has a brick veneer with exposed rafter tails and stucco and knee brackets in the gables. There are triangular louvered vents in the side gables and two low, gabled dormers on the facade, each with a louvered vent. The house has one-over-one, wood-sash windows, generally in groups of two or three, and with awnings on the right (south) elevation. The one-light door is centered on the facade and sheltered by a near-full-width, front-gabled porch supported by narrow full-height brick piers on brick piers. An aluminum awning extends across the front of the porch and original wood railings remain. There is a projecting, shed-roofed bay on the right elevation and a gabled ell at the right rear (southeast) with a shed-roofed, enclosed porch at its rear. A granite retaining wall extends along the sidewalk at the front (west) and right elevations. The earliest known occupant is Charles Diffendal (manager, Marietta Paint Company) in 1923.”

2280 Darwick Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $190,000 on March 3, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet, 2.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed January 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $160,000, July 2014

108 Rolling Road, Burlington, Alamance County
The William and York Lee House

  • Sold for $155,000 on February 25, 2021 (listed at $153,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,919 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed January 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story vinyl-sided bungalow with a side-gable roof, an almost full-width shed dormer on the front roof slope, an inset front porch with robust Tuscan columns and a concrete floor, 8/1 sash, and a brick end chimney. The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by William S. and York H. Lee in 1935. Mr. Lee was secretary-treasurer of L&N Motor Company.”

1876 Allred Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $254,900 on February 24, 2021 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,428 square feet, 1.45 acres
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $217,000, January 2019
  • Note: A 2018 listing said the house was moved to its current location in 1995 and renovated.
    • The property includes a stone grill; irrigated, raised-bed garden; and koi pond.

226 Woodrow Avenue, High Point
The Walter Crissman House

  • Sold for $228,000 on February 22, 2021 (listed at $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,028 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed January 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sherrod Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “1 1/2 story brick Craftsman style house, with overhanging, bracketted eaves, a hooded front entrance, a brick shed dormer, and a front porch with massive brick posts. Walter Crissman bought this lot in 1927 and had the house built soon afterward as a residence for his mother. Upon her death Mr. Crissman and his wife moved in and lived here until 1966. Crissman had a long and illustrious career as a lawyer and Superior Court judge in High Point.”
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905 Fairmont Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $315,500 on February 19, 2021 (originally $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,841 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed November 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $241,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

1105 W. Westwood Drive, High Point
The Robert and Hilda Fountain House

  • Sold for $220,000 on February 19, 2021 (originally $245,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,102 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, November 2017
  • Note: Rental property (per Zillow)
    • Listing: “Upstairs not heated or included in Square footage and features 2 bedrooms, loft, and 1 bath.”
    • 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.

305 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro
The John and Helen Kleemeier House

  • Sold for $305,000 on February 18, 2021 (listed at $335,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,840 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed December 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $240,000, June 2014
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The Kleemeiers were apparently the first owners of the house. John August Kleemeier was president of Wysong & Miles, a manufacturer of machine tools and woodworking machinery established in 1903 (still in business). Helen Kleemeier died in 1920 at the age of 35. John sold the house in 1937.
    • For 48 years, from 1955 to 2003, the house was owned by Guy and Carter Delafield. Guy was the office manager for the Lassiter Corporation, which sold cellophane products.

923 N. Rotary Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $175,000 on February 18, 2021 (originally $220,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,820 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed October 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $28,500, January 1965
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

2200 Rawson Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $115,000 on February 17, 2021 (originally $140,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,158 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed January 15, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Last sale: $18,000, October 2013
  • District NRHP nomination: “Side-gabled frame house with two interior corbelled brick chimneys. Full-front gable-front porch … . Stone retaining wall at front. Penn (wife Lettie) was a black tobacco worker …. The Penn family bought the property in 1891 and lived here from at least 1922 until the 1960s. A building shown on the 1917 [Sanborn map] was apparently replaced in 1936 by this new house, erected by Walter Penn. In 1949 a room was added and the house ‘sealed all over.’ Aluminum siding.”
    • The NRHP nomination says Rawson Street was the only street in the neighborhood that had predominantly African American residents: “Many of the black families here were related, and an impressive number owned their houses. Shelton Penn bought land on Rawson Street as early as the 1890s; his son James V. Penn built a house there by 1915, and other family members built nearby.”

804 S. Elam Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $65,000 on February 17, 2021
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,344 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1915
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $7,700, August 1966
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

337 Gloria Avenue, Winston-Salem
The William B. Cook House

  • Sold for $306,000 on February 16, 2021 (listed at $309,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,803 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed January 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $176,400, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Side-gabled frame Craftsman bungalow with shingled central gable dormer and shingled gable ends; engaged porch supported by square posts on brick piers; large concrete steps leading to central entrance. At front of house is high stone retaining wall and steps up to front yard. Cook (wife Louise) was president of W.B. Cook Iron Works, a foundry and machine co.; they moved here from West End Boulevard.”

400 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $255,000 on February 16, 2021 (listed at $260,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,860 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed November 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $128,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • “New new HVAC and water heater. Updates to wiring and plumbing. Designer paint throughout. Now, it’s time for someone else to finish the project …” The extent of what remains to be done isn’t clear from the listing.

1606 Wright Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $185,000 on February 15, 2021 (listed at $190,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,619 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,500
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Listing: “There are some deferred maintenance items but home is move in, livable, condition and fix up over time.
    • “The property includes a detached garage.

424 Spring Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $178,000 on February 15, 2021 (originally $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,987 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, October 2019

1126 McCormick Street, Greensboro
The George Addison Jackson House

  • Sold for $121,000 on February 15, 2021 (listed at $69,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,606 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, January 2003
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: The interior is in remarkably good condition considering the price.
    • The earliest known owner was George Addison Jackson (1872-1924), listed as a clothing store clerk and later as a plumber. It apparently wasn’t sold again for 88 years. There’s no record of Jackson living in the house; directories show him nearby at 1330 Gregory. His younger brother Bonnie (1813-1956) inherited the house when George died. He and his wife, Gertrude, did live in the house for more than 30 years. He was a plumbing contractor.
    • Gertude Jackson (1885-1970) inherited the house on Bonnie’s death. She left it to Bertie W. Richardson; their relationship is unknown. Bertie passed the house on to her son and daughter-in-law, Thaxton Richardson Jr. and Ruth Richardson. They sold the house to the current owner in 2003.

2213 Wright Avenue, Greensboro
The Mabel and Samuel Strickland House

  • Sold for $271,500 on February 12, 2021 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,392 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $166,000, August 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • NRHP district nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, aluminum-sided dwelling displays an altered, nearly full-width porch with square posts and a wood balustrade topped by an eyebrow pediment with a stucco tympanum and returns; vinyl siding sheathes the porch fascia. The replacement wood door includes a fanlight at the top. Windows are six-over-one. A brick chimney with a concrete set off occupies the west elevation. A hip-roofed ell extends from the rear elevation. Mr. Strickland worked as a traveling salesman for W. I. Anderson & Company.”

170 N. Bingham Street, Denton, Davidson County

  • Sold for $65,500 on February 12, 2021 (listed at $67,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,047 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed November 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $30,000, November 1994

6630 Ridge Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $125,000 on February 11, 2021 (originally $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,386 square feet, 1.65 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $40,000, November 2019
  • Note: The current owners renovated the house, and they did a remarkably good job, resisting the current fervor for vinyl siding and replacement windows. The property includes a primitive log tobacco barn, three other wooden buildings and a chicken coop.
  • Before the renovation:

2608 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $394,000 on February 9, 2021 (listed at $394,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,282 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $29,000, October 1970
  • Note: Replacement windows

115 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $320,000 on February 9, 2021 (originally $335,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,866 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $155,500, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The listing says the house has vinyl siding, which in most historic districts would be odd.

1354 Salisbury Street, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $69,500 on February 9, 2021 (originally $115,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,644 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $47,000, May 2016

808 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $89,000 on February 8, 2021 (listed at $89,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,168 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $49,000, December 2017

2207 Sherwood Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $375,000 on February 4, 2021 (listed at $399,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,122 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $89,000, March 1992
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • The property includes a detached garage.

505 Newton Place, High Point

  • Sold for $57,250 on February 4, 2021 (listed at $69,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,190 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $58,500, November 2004
  • Note: Currently a rental
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1201 W. Northwood Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $300,000 on January 29, 2021 (originally listed at $305,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,734 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed May 23, 2020; listing withdrawn June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $157,500, August 2019
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park

809 Wilson Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $117,000 on January 29, 2021 (listed at $117,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,008 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $18,000, August 2005 (foreclosure sale)

1605 Ridge Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $280,000 on January 28, 2021 (listed at $300,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,892 square feet, 8.56 acres
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed December 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $30,000, December 1981
  • Neighborhood: Northern Davidson County
  • Note: “Exquisite detail has been given to this hand-built 4 bedroom farmhouse with original floors, doors, fireplaces, wrap-around porch, and so much more” … including vinyl siding.The property includes “a 106-year-old barn with original tin roof” and a storage shed.

108 Taylor Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $50,000 on January 28, 2021 (listed at $50,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 936 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed January 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $53,959, January 2006
  • Note: For sale by owner

2314 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
The Gunter-Settle House

  • Sold for $230,000 on January 27, 2021 (listed at $239,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,815 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed December 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, September 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The house had two owners from 1919 to 2006. Christopher and Eva Gunter (1881-1944) were the first owners, buying the property from Central Terrace Company in April 1919. Christopher Columbus Gunter (1881-1969) was vice president of Wells-Brietz, a furniture company, and later the proprietor of Standard Furniture Company.
    • Christopher sold the house in April 1958 to Walter and Ruth Settle. Both worked for Western Electric, Walter (1913-1987) as a maintenance worker and Ruth (b. 1920) as a clerk. Ruth sold the house in July 2006.

715 Faircloth Avenue (possibly Faircloth Street), Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $125,000 on January 25, 2021 (listed at $115,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 832 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed December 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $60,000, June 2013
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor
  • Note: Some listings have the address as Faircloth Avenue and others as Faircloth Street. The property record shows the property address as 715 Faircloth Avenue but the owner’s address as 715 Faircloth Street.
    • The property includes a storage building in the backyard.
    • Replacement windows

411 Hillside Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $219,900 on January 19, 2021 (listed at $219,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,131 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $76,000, March 1993
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: Rental property

271 N. Main Street, Denton, Davidson County

  • Sold for $159,900 on January 20, 2021 (listed at $159,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,126 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed December 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, July 2004
  • Note: The property includes a two-car detached garage with a room upstairs.
    • Some online listings show 2,558 square feet, which includes the garage.

412 Florence Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $205,000 on January 19, 2021 (listed at $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,453 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $83,000, October 1992
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park (see note below)
  • Note: The house is just outside the locally designated Fisher Park Historic District but is within the area designated for the National Register historic district.
    • The listing shows the house with four bedrooms but also describes it as a “three bedroom with office space.”
    • The property includes an outbuilding with electricity.

128 Carolina Avenue, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $152,500 on January 15, 2021 (listed at $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,614 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed December 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $113,500, April 2011

2617 S. Scales Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $187,000 on January 12, 2021 (originally $225,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,402 square feet, 9.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed November 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $124,100, October 2013

372 Gwyn Avenue, Elkin, Surry County
The Joseph and Ohna Bivins House

  • Sold for $175,000 on January 11, 2021 (listed at $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,355 square feet, 0.64 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed September 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 2009
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue — Bridge Street Historic District (NRHP)
  • NRHP district nomination: “The Bivins House has a broad, front-facing gable roof with shaped braces supporting the widely overhanging eaves. The main body of the house has weatherboard siding with beveled corners; the gabled eaves are wood-shingled. The house has both exterior and interior chimneys, and the windows are one-over-one sash. An offset front porch, with a gable roof — lower but otherwise matching the main roof gable — wraps around the southwest corner of the house. The porch, which is now screened, features brick posts with paneled caps and a paneled wood frieze. A matching porte-cochere extends from the south side of the house.”
    • “A particularly distinctive feature of the property is the use of river rock for a low retaining wall bordering the front yard, the risers of the front walk steps and step to the porch, and the planters located on either side of the front walk steps. The rocks in the step risers are all laid in a herring-bone pattern.”
    • “”This one-story frame bungalow was long the home of the Bivins family. Joe Bivins (1891-1961) married Ohna Poindexter in 1919. After living in Doughton, where they operated a general store at the end of the Elkin and Allegheny Railroad line with Foley Norman, and then moving to Gastonia, they returned to Elkin in 1925 to live and work. At that time, Joe Bivins and Foley Norman opened the Baseteria grocery store, which they continued to operate for thirty-two years. Beginning in 1930, Ohna Poindexter Bivins served as the first historian of the Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Lenoir Gwyn and great-granddaughter of town patriarch Richard Gwyn.”