Bungalows and Cottages: Sales, Winter-Spring 2023

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109 Oakwood Street, High Point
The David O. Cecil House

  • Sold for $230,000 on February 3, 2023 (listed at $250,000)
  • 13 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,345 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $63,500, August 1994
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “Has been a Boarding house … During Covid the owners shut it down and planned to remodel but have decided to sell.”
    • “Needs cosmetic work such as sheetrock work, painting, and refinishing flooring. … Kitchens and Baths are ready for your renovations.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “large bungalow/craftsman house that is very distinctive due to its quartzite stone exterior; gable roof with wide front dormer that is gable front at each end with a shed in between; front porch with massive tapered stone piers extending to porte cochere. Approximately ],670 square feet.
    • “The Cecil House is among the finest examples of the bungalow/craftsman style house found in High Point.
    • “Cecil was a furniture manufacturer with his plant not far from this home on English. In the 1920s, Cecil started a chain of car service stations and an oil supply company supply them.”
  • Sold for $175,000 on January 27, 2023 (originally $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,764 square feet, 1.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed November 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $112,000, July 2018
  • Sold for $235,000 on January 13, 2023 (originally $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,366 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1926 (per county)
  • Listed September 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, June 2022
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Standing in an area known for its more substantial structures, this late nineteenth century one-story frame cottage is a good example of the more traditional forms of architecture used in Burlington.
    • “Its single-pile rectangular form is topped by a pressed tin triple-A gable roof and expanded to the rear by gable-roofed double ells. The openings on the three-bay facade are sheltered by a hip-roofed porch with square posts and simple balustrade.
    • “A second facade with central gable is found on the side of the west ell; the porch at this entrance is identical to that on the front except for a turned balustrade.”
  • Sold for $234,000 on January 9, 2023 (listed at $245,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,037 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $226
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed December 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $116,000, July 2012
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: Bungalow, ca. 1920-25
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1923, listed as vacant. The house was bought by Susan Jane “Jennie” Morris Shaffer (1875-1957) and William Samuel Shaffer (1870-1937) in 1923. It was owned by their family for 36 years. William was a co-proprietor of Couch & Shaffer, a pool hall. Their daughter Kathryn “Kizzie” Shaffer Murray (1897-1958) and her husband, Eli Malcolm Murray (1896-1957), were listed as residents in 1924. Eli was a traveling salesman for W.I. Anderson, a produce wholesaler. Eli and Jennie’s descendants sold the house in 1959.
  • Sold for $75,000 on January 6, 2023 (listed at $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom, 1,540 square feet, 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed November 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $550, September 1942
  • Sold for $205,000 on January 4, 2023 (listed at $209,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,744 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed November 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $59,000, January 2020
  • Note: The property turns up on Google Maps as 4837 Oakdale Drive and as 4746 Dippen Road, which apparently is an obsolete address. The county GIS system identifies it as 4837 Oakdale only.
  • Sold for $510,000 on January 3, 2023 (listed at $499,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,753 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $291
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed November 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $199,500, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival: Gambrel-front roof with pedimented side dormers; full-facade front porch supported by fluted Doric columns.”