Bungalows and Cottages: Sales, Summer-Fall 2022

  • Sold for $325,000 on December 1, 2022 (listed at $325,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,244 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $261
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $170,000, November 2006
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gable, aluminum-sided [now vinyl] bungalow displays exposed purlins along its gables. Battered wood posts on stone plinths support the front-gabled porch with synthetic-sided fascia and eaves.
    • “The original Craftsman-style door composed of two vertical panels below six lights set in a rectangle remains beneath the porch roof. Windows are nine-over-one replacements. A stone chimney rises from the east elevation.”
    • The property was bought in 1928 by John Edward Faulkner (1876-1947) and Mary Embrey Faulkner (1886-1979). The Faulkners built the house as a rental; it first appeared in the 1929 city directory. They lived nearby at 1714 Madison Avenue. J. Edward was credit manager with Huntley Stockton Hill Co., a furniture store on North Elm Street. Mary taught at Irving Park Elementary School. The house remained in their family as a rental until 1964.
  • Sold for $179,000 on December 1, 2022 (listed at $159,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,597 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $127,500, August 2021
  • Neighborhood: Gorrell Street Community
  • Note: Vinyl replacement windows and floors

117 Cypress Street, Greensboro
The Ben and Fannie Pickard House

  • Sold for $270,000 on November 30, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1915 (per county, but probably later; see note)
  • Listed October 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $145,000, April 2006
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival cottage”
    • Benjamin Franklin Pickard (1888-1957) and Fannie Hendrix Pickard (1894-1988) bought the lot in 1920 and built their house by 1921, when the address first appeared in the city directory. Ben was a sales manager for N.C. Public Service Company. They sold the house in 1940.
    • The next owner sold it only five months later to George Deeb Gabriel Sr. (1916-1988) and Lillian Weisner Gabriel (1918-2010, who owned the house for 55 years. They lived at 702 Cypress and apparently used the house as a rental property. George was the owner of the Gabriel Food Center on East Washington Street. Lillian sold the house in 1996.
  • Sold for $188,000 on November 30, 2022 (listed at $195,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,596 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $55,000, July 2016
  • Note: Vinyl everything
  • Sold for $75,000 on November 30, 2022 (listed at $95,000)
    • Bought by an LLC based in Austin, that owns 10 homes in Guilford County, all bought since May
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,160 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed October 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $46,000, October 2001
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: Vinyl siding and replacements widows. Little is seen in the listing’s photos of the original floors. Ceilings aren’t original. This renovation doesn’t look especially recent.
  • Sold for $130,000 on November 23, 2022 (originally $139,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $80,000, March 2007
  • Note: The interior needs to be painted, and the floors could use refinishing.
  • Sold for $150,000 on November 23, 2022 (listed at $159,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,396 square feet, 1.12 acres
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed November 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1997
  • Listing: “Potential for subdividing property into two parcels for additional building lot.”
  • Sold for $92,167 on November 7, 2022 (originally $138,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,064 square feet, 0.12 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built circa 1915
  • Listed September 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $4,950, April 1953
  • Neighborhood: Centerville Historic District
  • Note: Located across the street from the UNC School of the Arts campus
    • County records give the date as 1935, but that appears to be about 20 years late.
    • The listing says it was built by the grandfather of the current owner, but that appears unlikely as he bought the house in 1953.
    • The house has been a rental for many years.
    • A 1914 deed locates the property in “the town of Centerville.” The buyers were Fred Nelo Snyder (1891-1991) and Ruth Geneva Miller Snyder. They owned it until September 1950.
  • The District NRHP nomination dates the house to circa 1915: “Gable Ell Cottage is one story with vinyl siding; one-over-one replacement windows; hip-roof porch; square posts. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
  • Sold for $232,500 on October 28, 2022 (originally $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,667 square feet, 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $142,000, February 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached one-car garage and a storage building.
  • Sold for $208,000 on October 28, 2022 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,772 square feet, 3.78 acres
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed July 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, April 2020
  • Sold for $189,900 on October 28, 2022 (originally $204,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,095 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square feet: $173
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $43,500, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Alamance Mill Village Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property has a Burlington mail address.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Asbestos shingles sheathe the one-story bungalow; the roof is covered with 5-V metal. Windows are one-over-one sash.
    • “The two-bay façade consists of a single window in the south bay (the shutters are non-operable) and a door in the north bay. The upper half of the front door is composed of a single, rectangular pane of glass; the lower half has a horizontal wood panel above two vertical wood panels.
    • “The engaged front porch features a tongue-and-groove floor, a beaded-board ceiling, tapered wood posts, and a plain balustrade.
    • “A modern metal carport with a shed roof and metal support posts is attached to the south side of the house.”
    • “According to present [2007] owner Myrtle Newton Sykes, her family moved to the village in 1931, when she was eleven years old. They stayed for two years, moved away, and then returned for good in 1936. When they moved away in 1933, the mill (Standard Hosiery Mill at that time) still owned all the houses, but when they returned in 1936, the company had sold the houses to individuals.
    • “The company also had built a long, one-story row of brick apartments up the hill (to the south) past Pond Road for mill workers, and she and her parents lived there from 1936 until the apartments were demolished in 1955.
    • “At that point, she moved into her present [2007] house at 3965 NC Hwy 62 S.
    • “Providing an indication of the family ties within the village, Mrs. Sykes added that her oldest brother, William James Leroy Newton, purchased the house at 3961 NC Hwy 62 S; her youngest brother, Walter Alexious Newton Jr., purchased the house at 3957 NC Hwy 62 S and another brother, Walter Taft Newton, boarded there with him because he wasn’t married; and her next to youngest brother, Charles Clyde Newton, bought the house at 3953 NC Hwy 62 S. Thus, for a time, four houses in a row were owned and occupied by members of the Newton family.”
    • From the obituary for Myrtle Newton Sykes (1920-2017): “Myrtle was employed by Tower Hosiery Mill for 49 years and she received her G.E.D. when she was 80 years old. She was a former girl scout and member of Burlington First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. She was a member of the choir and secretary of her Sunday School Class for many years. She enjoyed playing solitaire, doing word search puzzles, and spending time with her family.”
  • Sold for $140,000 on October 28, 2022 (listed at $140,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,195 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $45,000, August 1992
  • Note: Priced like a fixer-upper, but it looks livable in the listing.
  • Sold for $365,000 on October 21, 2022 (originally $399,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,813 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1920 (per county, but probably a bit earlier; see note)
  • Listed August 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $228,000, December 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The main entrance appears to be on the right side of the house, by the driveway.
    • The house was a rental property from the time it was built until at least the 1960s.
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1918-19 edition. The original owners most likely were Ernest Eugene White (1883-1959) and Marjorie Kennedy White (1888-1950). They bought the property in 1917 and sold it in 1920. White was a jeweler with the locally prominent R.C. Bernau firm.
    • Ernest Clyde Love (1883-1959) bought the house in 1920 and owned it until he died 39 years later. He appears to have never lived there. He was the proprietor of Barbers Supply Company. There’s no record online of a wife or children.
    • When he died, Love owned seven pieces of land. In 1962 they were sold in a single transaction by a group of 37 heirs, including his one surviving sibling (a sister) and many nephews and nieces (he had been the youngest of seven children).
  • Sold for $205,000 on October 21, 2022 (listed at $200,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,741 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed September 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, August 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car carport and workshop.
  • Sold for $520,000 on October 17, 2022 (listed at $539,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,047 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $254
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed September 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $360,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park neighborhood (outside the boundaries of the historic district)

208 Woodrow Avenue, High Point
The Walter and Mazie Hepler House

  • Sold for $265,000 on October 17, 2022 (listed at $289,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,185 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $34,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: Sherrod Park Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “1 1/2 story brick Craftsman style house, quite similar to the Crissman House at 226 Woodrow Ave., with overhanging bracketted eaves, a stuccoed shed dormer across the rear, and a side front porch with heavy brick posts.
    • “W.L. and Mazie Hepler bought the lot in December 1927 and apparently built the house soon afterward. In July 1928 they lost the house through foreclosure. Hepler was a captain in the City Fire Department.”
    • Walter Lee Hepler, 1877-1940; Mazie Eleanor Roach Hepler, 1880-1970
  • Sold for $160,000 on October 14, 2022 (listed at $179,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,682 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed September 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $146,500, October 2007
  • Sold for $125,000 on October 14, 2022 (listed at $139,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,218 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Decatur-Hunter Historic District (local)
  • Sold for $395,000 on October 12, 2022 (originally $429,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,128 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed August 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $170,000, February 2022
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; weatherboard; front-gable porch; shingled gable ends and balustrade; battered posts on brick piers; knee braces; exposed rafter tails; eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows and sixteen-light, Craftsman-style transoms over single-light windows; battens on porch gable.”

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

  • Sold for $525,000 on October 11, 2022 (listed at $549,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,229 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed August 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $420,750, February 2021
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage with pull-down stairs and storage space.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Cole House is a large one-and-a-half-story bungalow with a pebbledash first story and a wood shingled upper story. Typical of bungalows, the broad gable roof has widely overhanging braced eaves. The German-sided front shed dormer may be an addition, but of unknown date.
    • “The house has paired bungalow style windows, a sidelighted front door, and an off-center gabled porch with square wood posts on brick plinths and a plain balustrade. The front yard has a high stone retaining wall and a long flight of stone steps.
    • “In 1916 Edwin L. Cole, a foreman at RJR Tobacco Co., and his wife, Rosebud, purchased this property, but it was not until 1921 that they were listed in the city directory at this location. The Coles occupied the house until selling it in 1966.”

405 Law Street, Greensboro
The Henry and Victoria Sellars House

  • Sold for $130,000 on October 11, 2022 (listed at $134,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,295 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1935 (per county, probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed September 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $56,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Nocho Park
  • Note: The address appears in the city directory beginning in 1929. The original owners were Henry J. Sellars (1890-1945) and Victoria Sellars (1892-1976). Henry was a porter at Couch & Shaffer, a billiard hall. They lost the house to foreclosure in 1931.

1225 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The Edmond R. Snyder House

  • Sold for $437,500 on October 10, 2022 (originally $475,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,301 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $220,000, October 2021
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached one-car garage.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Snyder House is very similar in form to the Reich House next door. It is a one-and-a-half-story frame bungalow with a broad gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a matching front dormer, grouped six-over-one sash windows, and an engaged porch across the right two bays of the facade with paneled posts on brick plinths and a plain balustrade.
    • “E.R. Snyder purchased the property in 1920, and in 1921 the house was listed for the first time in the city directories as the residence of Edmond R. and Josephine Snyder. The Snyders occupied the house until the late 1940s, and retained ownership until the early 1970s.”
    • Edmond was identified as cashier for Automotive Repair Company.
  • Sold for $85,000 on October 7, 2022 (listed at $115,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,561 square feet, 0.89 acre
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed September 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $35,000, October 2014

302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Amber and Max Rawlins House

  • Sold for $492,000 on October 6, 2022
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,350 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $364
  • Built in 1925
  • Not listed for sale in MLS
  • Last sale: $365,000, July 2022
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, wood-shingled Craftsman bungalow on a stone foundation displays knee braces and curved brackets along its soffits.
    • “A wide front gable porch sheathed in wood shingles and pierced by a louvered vent dominates the façade and is supported by stone battered piers that extend to the ground. The porch shelters the multi-light front door. Windows are four-over-one.
    • “A stone chimney occupies the north elevation, while another (material unknown) rises from the interior of the gabled ell.”
    • The original owners were James Max Rawlings (1893-1957) and Amber Eola Mangum Rawlins (1891-1972). In the 1920s, Max owned the city’s Oldsmobile dealership, but after the Depression hit, he worked as an insurance agent. They sold the house in 1930.
  • Sold for $310,000 on October 4, 2022 (listed at $315,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,290 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $240
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $276,000, September 2021
  • 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.”
  • Sold for $250,000 on October 3, 2022 (originally $278,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,477 square feet (per county), 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built circa 1900
  • Listed July 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $85,000, December 2021
  • Neighborhood: King Historic District
  • Note: County records give the date as 1940, but it doesn’t look like a 1940 house. The ca. 1900 date in the National Register nomination is more likely.
    • Odd: The listing says the house is “totally remodeled.” It goes on and on about original details, etc., but it includes no photos of the interior.
  • District NRHP nomination: “L-plan cottage has hip roof porch with ornate turned posts, two-over-two windows, and double leaf entrance which has paneled doors with arched lights. The house has aluminum siding.”
  • Sold for $174,900 on September 30, 2022 (listed at $174,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,568 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,000, September 1994
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This charming one-story frame drop-sided cottage is embellished with numerous examples of turned and sawn wooden details. The pedimented gable roof is sheathed in standing seam tin with brick chimneys rising behind the roof ridge.
    • “A semi-octagonal bay projects in the north bay of the three-bay facade; elegant sawn ornament decorates the gables above this bay and that on the east elevation, and rectangular multi-paned colored-glass attic windows are set in the gable ends.
    • “A one-story porch with bracketed turned posts and a square-section balustrade spans the facade and curves around the east and west side elevations.
    • “Windows are two over two sash. Large trees shade the corner lot, which has a low hedge across the front.”
  • Sold for $155,000 on September 30, 2022 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,086 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $45,000, May 2022
  • Neighborhood: Bridge Street
  • Note: The house went up for sale less than two months after being sold.

208 Chestnut Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Earl and Catherine Andrews House

  • Sold for $395,000 on September 29, 2022 (listed at $398,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2,545 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed August 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $257,700, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Grimes Park, Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Realtor Babble: “MAGAZINE WORTHY!”
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story side-gable-roofed Colonial Revival with a polygonal bay window in a projecting gabled wing on the north side of the façade; very wide, triple, multi-paned window on the east side of the façade; 6/6 sash, slightly recessed entry, two gabled dormers, vinyl siding, brick front patio.”
    • Lee Earl Andrews (1901-1980) was superintendent of the Lexington public school system from 1937 to 1967. Catherine M. Andrews (dates unknown) was organist of the First Baptist Church of Lexington.
  • Sold for !59,900 on September 29, 2022 (listed at $159,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,820 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed July 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $117,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: County records show the date as 1937, which looks wrong. The district’s National Register nomination says circa 1905, which makes more sense.
  • District NRHP nomination: “The form and roofline of this one-story frame house are similar to those found on the adjacent house to the north (334 Irvin Street). However, this house has been clad in aluminum siding and the original porch spanning the three-bay facade has been replaced with a bungalow porch having tapered posts on brick piers.
    • “The facade has paired windows flanking a sidelighted entrance.
    • “A long-time occupant of the house was J.R. Maxwell, a machinist with American Tobacco Company.”
    • J. Raleigh Maxwell (1875-1956) was a master mechanic. His wife was Arra L. Vernon Maxwell (1877-1950).

1205 Latham Road, Greensboro
The Edward and Louise Barton House

  • Sold for $389,900 on September 27, 2022 (listed at $389,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,076 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed July 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $196,000, September 2002
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park
  • Note: An usually elegant post-war bungalow
    • The property was bought in 1944 by building contractor Edward M. Barton. The address was listed in the city directory for the first time in the 1947-48 edition with Edward and his wife, Louise A. Barton, listed as the residents.
  • Sold for $132,000 on September 27, 2022 (listed at $107,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 999 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed August 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $5,500, May 1972
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: Mill house built by Cone Mills. The company sold it to a sold to a private owner in 1972. It has remained in the same family, owner occupied, ever since.
  • Sold for $258,900 on September 26, 2022 (listed at $258,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,338 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $70,000, February 2022
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: Recently renovated with cheap vinyl floors.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story hip-roof Craftsman Bungalow built of rusticated concrete block with front-gable porch supported by square posts on block piers; shingled gable end; sidelights; six-over-one and replacement one-over-one windows.”

2116 Queen Street, Winston-Salem
The Vance and Flora Chambers House

  • Sold for $575,000 on September 23, 2022 (listed at $575,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,360 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $244
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $415,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Arguably the best example of a Craftsman bungalow [in Ardmore] is at 2116 Queen Street.
    • “Built in 1926, this one-and-a-half-story house has both shed-roof and eyebrow dormers and a side-gable porch that extends into a porte-cochere.
    • “Its porch is its most significant feature with heavy, battered posts ornamented with elongated diamond motifs. The posts rest on brick piers, while the stuccoed gable ends feature half-timbering.”
    • The original owners were Lewis Vance Chambers (1885-1944) and Flora Cranfill Chambers (1896-1973). Vance was an electrician.
  • Sold for $335,000 on September 23, 2022 (originally $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,804 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $180,000, March 2022
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street (see note)
  • Note: The listing says the house is in Sunset Hills. It’s not. The neighborhood is called Brice Street.
  • Sold for $214,500 on September 23, 2022 (listed at $214,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 888 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $13,000, July 1984
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
    • The listing shows 1,025 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable porch; vinyl siding; one-over-one replacement windows; square posts on stuccoed piers.”
    • The address first appears in the 1921 city directory, with Raiford Miller Porter (1895-1946) and Ruth Campbell Bowers Porter (1896-1978) as residents. Raiford was a salesman with S.E. Case & Company, real estate and home builders. His brother, Ervin, was a partner in the firm. Raiford and Ruth were listed at the address for only one year. It may have been a rental property.
  • Sold for $125,000 on September 21, 2022 (listed at $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,346 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed August 17, 2022
  • Last sale: The property is part of a 25-acre tract, part of which has been in the Cole family since before 1924.
  • Note: Little of the home’s historic character remains. The original walls, floors and ceilings have been cheaply replaced or covered up. Vinyl siding on the exterior. Some interesting outbuildings.

1510 Northfield Street, Greensboro
The Fowler-Watson House

  • Sold for $418,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $400,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,026 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1935 (per county, probably a few years later; see note)
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $249,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1939. The original owners were Charles Worth Fowler (1869-1945) and Hattie Green Hollowell Fowler (1885-1954). They bought the property in 1924 and owned it for 31 years. Charles was a railroad conductor.
    • After Hattie’s death, the house was bough by Wallace Charles Watson (1906-1972) and Eliza Jane Anderson Watson (1902-1983). It remained in the family from 1955 to 1985. Charlie was the local sales manager for the Hill Directory Company, publishers of the Greensboro City Directory.
  • Sold on September 19, 2022, price not recorded on deed (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,016 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $27,000, October 2006
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Owner lives in California
    • Listing: “Ready for sweat equity buyer. Motivated seller willing to complete upfits, give allowances or adjust selling price.”
  • Sold for $220,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,318 square feet (per county), 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed July 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $140,000, April 2019
  • Sold for $199,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,525 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $105,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; gable-roof dormer; decorative wood shingles in gable end; vinyl siding; engaged porch; square posts on brick piers; two-over-two, double-hung sash; exposed rafter tails; knee braces.”
    • The city directory first listed residents on Hutton Street in 1922. The residents listed were Buren Archibald Nading and Conna A. Nading. Buren was a bookkeeper at Wachovia. They were listed at the address through 1931.
  • Sold for $244,000 on September 15, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,979 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $79,900, March 2013
  • Note: The house has a Yanceyville mailing address but is located to the west of town toward Locust Hill.

518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Alexander and Georgiana Burgess House

  • Sold for $400,000 on September 14, 2022 (listed at $415,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,634 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed June 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The original owners were Alexander Graham Burgess (1872-1948) and Georgiana Rivers Smith Burgess (1875-1937). Alexander was a shipping clerk with Odell Hardware. They bought the property in 1923, and it remained in their family for 58 years. They sold it to their daughter, Lorena Cadess Burgess Wachter (1896-1980), in 1936.
    • Oddly for the time, only Lorena’s name is on the deed; her husband, Andrew Wachter (1884-1962), isn’t mentioned. On her death, the house passed to Roberta Lucille Burgess Trulove (1932-2012). Their relationship is unknown. Roberta sold the house the next year, 1981.

800 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro
The Edwin and Betsy Sink House

  • Sold for $400,000 on September 13, 2022 (originally $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,198 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed July 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $201,000, October 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage.
    • The listing shows only 1,935 square feet.
    • Edwin McKee Sink (1914-1997) and Sarah Elizabeth “Betsy” Doubles Sink (1919-2009) bought the property in 1940 and owned it for 37 years. Edwin was a Realtor for 50 years and served as president of the Greensboro Board of Realtors in 1963. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
    • In 1977 they sold the house to their son, the Rev. Edwin Sink Jr., and his wife, Deborah J. Sink. They owned the house for 10 years.
  • Sold for $390,000 on September 12, 2022 (listed at $359,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,731 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $252,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • NRHP district nomination: “The one-story, side-gabled brick house features a small centered gable with an arched-head window. Wood paneled posts support a nearly full-width screened porch.
    • “Windows are replacement nine-over-one and six-over-one.
    • “A brick chimney occupies the east elevation, forward of the roof ridge. A hip-roofed ell extends from the rear elevation.”
    • The house was originally a rental property, owned originally by John F. Wysong (1903-1948) and Louise E. Wysong (dates unknown). John was proprietor of Wysong’s Men’s Shop at 117 S. Elm Street. They owned the property from 1927 to 1929.
    • Mazel and Elmer Swaim (dates unknown) are the first residents, listed in the 1928 city directory. Elmer was co-owner of Boren and Swaim, a filling station. They apparently lived in the house for a year.
    • The house was owned from 1954-1984 by Eliza Lucille James Farrington (1910-1982) and John Vanstory Farrington (1902-1966), owners of Elam Drug Company on Walker Avenue.
  • Sold for $212,360 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $205,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,657 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,500, September 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage/carport.
  • Sold for $182,000 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,711 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed July 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, May 2013
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage, now set up as a studio apartment.

109 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $270,000 on August 31, 2022 (originally $329,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,742 square feet, 0.08 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $52,500, April 1993
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: No central air conditioning

3054 N. Old 52 Road, Pinnacle, Surry County

  • Sold for $150,000 on August 30, 2022 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,566 square feet, 1 1/2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,000, September 2016
  • Listing: “Very old barn on property as well as a smokehouse for storage.”

540 E. Farriss Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $265,000 on August 30, 2022 (listed at $239,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,484 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, June 2016
  • Note: The property backs up to Armstrong Park.

14 E. Devonshire Street, Winston-Salem
The Rupert and Elsie Ring House

  • Sold for $399,900 on August 24, 2022 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,150 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $285,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story Craftsman bungalow with side-gable roof; weatherboard sheathing; shingled, gable dormer; shingled gable ends; three, four-light attic windows; eight-over-one large single light windows; multi-light door; exposed rafter tails; knee braces; shed porch is supported by battered columns on brick piers. Appears on 1928 Sanborn map.
  • 1920 CD: not listed; 1930 CD: R.P. and Elsie Ring (W), a teller at Wachovia Bank and Trust; 1940 CD: ditto; 1950 CD: ditto.”
  • Rupert Paschal Ring (1890-1971), Elsie Elbert Ring (1893-1953)

403 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $245,000 on August 24, 2022 (originally $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $224,500, January 2022
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property is zoned for business but has been used as a residence.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story Craftsman bungalow with a clipped-side-gable roof and a clipped-gable dormer; wraparound porch engaged on the front and supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing, 4/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets, asbestos siding, brick retaining wall at sidewalk.”

428 W. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $225,000 on August 24, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,701 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (inside the local historic district, just outside the National Register district)

26 E. Banner Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Robah and Erma Mendenhall House

  • Sold for $305,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,508 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, February 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided five-bay Craftsman bungalow with two three-bay shed dormers on front, inset wrap porch supported by square posts on brick piers; partially exposed brick end chimney (upper stack removed) and two interior chimneys.
    • “Decorative false knee braces and exposed rafter ends; paired 9/1 windows front and sides. Stone steps lead from sidewalks on Banner and Sunnyside.
    • “Mendenhall (wife Erma M) was in real estate and insurance in 1918, and by 1923 was secretary-treasurer of North State Loan and Investment Company and a notary at One Masonic Temple.”

210 W. Fisher Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $330,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $335,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,754 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price for square foot: $120
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $198,000, April 1997
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: This block of Fisher Avenue is part of the Downtown Greenway.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Cross gables, two front bays; partially enclosed wraparound front porch supported by fluted Corinthian columns”
    • The original owners were Joseph Henry Armfield and (1876-1949) Vivian Ann Pegram Armfield (1888-1976). Joseph bought the lot in 1907, and they were married in 1908. Joseph is identified in the city directory as a chief clerk.
    • The Morrisons sold the house in 1946, a year before Daisy’s death. She’s buried in Lenoir County. William died 23 years later and is buried in Asheville, where he moved around the time of Daisy’s death.
    • The original owners were Joseph Henry Armfield and (1876-1949) Vivian Ann Pegram Armfield (1888-1976). Joseph bought the lot in 1907, and they were married in 1908. Joseph is identified in the city directory as a chief clerk.
    • The Armfields sold the property in 1921 to William Worth Morrison (1887-1970) and Daisy Deborah Gray Morrison (1883-1947). William was a founder and president of the Morrison-Neese Furniture Company. In 1939 he received the Cavalier Award as “one of the outstanding furniture men in America.” He served as company president until he retired in 1945. In retirement, he served as a consultant and lecturer in the merchandising division of the National Retail Furniture Association.
    • Daisy was born in LaGrange. She was a music teacher at Morven High School in Morven in Anson County when they married.
    • The Morrisons sold the house in 1946, a year before Daisy’s death. She’s buried in Lenoir County. William died 23 years later and is buried in Asheville, where he moved around the time of Daisy’s death.

1240 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $175,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,960 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1940 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed May 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $19,000 October 2013
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; stuccoed gable ends; one-over-one replacement windows; hip-roof porch with gable over entry; battered columns on brick piers; sidelights.”
    • The address was listed in the city directory by 1929. It apparently was built as a rental property, as it had different occupants listed annually for at least the first few years.

2584 Mill Creek Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $302,300 on August 15, 2022 (originally $314,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,036 square feet, 1.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, August 2017
  • Note: Located south of Ramseur, about halfway to Coleridge
    • 21 miles from the Greensboro-Randolph County Megasite

502 Sunset Drive, High Point
The J. Fred Nance House

  • Sod for $155,000 on August 11, 2022 (listed at $155,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,982 square feet (per county), 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, August 2007
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows only 1,458 square feet. The difference could be that the upstairs rooms have ceilings below 7 feet high and thus can’t be counted in the square footage of the house for sales purposes.
    • The house has central air conditioning, but two upstairs bedrooms have window AC units, so it may not be effective upstairs.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, gambrel-roofed, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a gambrel-roofed front gable and a one-story, projecting bay on the left (west) elevation.
    • “The house retains no visible historic fabric. It has vinyl siding and windows, a vinyl-sided chimney, and replacement vinyl columns supporting the hip-roofed porch. The replacement door retains an original one-light-over-three-panel sidelight.
    • “There is a full-width, shed-roofed rear ell and a large, gabled wing at its rear.
    • The house appears on the 1924 Sanborn map; the earliest known occupant is J. Fred Nance (barber, Central Barber Shop) in 1925.”

5659 Church Road, Saxapahaw, Alamance County

  • Sold for $220,000 on August 8, 2022 (listed at $199,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,045 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, May 2013
  • Note: The house has a Graham mailing address.

3672 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $131,500 on August 5, 2022 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,338 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $60,000, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: Easton

1455 N. Hamilton Street, High Point

  • Sold for $189,000 on July 30, 2022 (originally $195,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,390 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $108,000, November 2020
  • Note: The listing says the sale includes “an additional lot behind the house,” but the county GIS shows only an alley (possibly abandoned) behind the house.

372 Gene Hege Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $266,400 on July 29, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,377 square feet, 10.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $42,000, October 1990

813 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The J.D. Watt House

  • Sold for $190,000 on July 29, 2022 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,913 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Although altered by the enclosure of its front porch and covered with masonite shingles, this one and one-half story frame bungalow retains its original form, massing and details.
    • “The residence in 1929 of J. D. Watt, a bookkeeper at Citizens Bank, the frame house is topped by a side gable roof and has a wide gabled wall dormer on the facade and gabled bays on the north and south elevation.
    • “A brick chimney rises in a central location through the main roof ridge.”

6003 Siloam Road, Siloam, Surry County

  • Sold for $447,000 on July 26, 2022 (listed at $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,867 square feet, 3.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,500, November 2010
  • Note: A Sear Roebuck kit house
    • Something you don’t see very day: Tongue-and-groove porch floor with boat varnish
    • “Fenced part of backyard has an herb garden & patio of white marble & green Arkansas marble. Botanical garden. Orchard. Smokehouse. Dog run. Newly built storage building with metal siding. Multiple pastures.”
    • The listing says the home was featured in American Bungalow magazine, but I couldn’t find it. (I also couldn’t tell whether the magazine is still publishing.)

1021 N. Main Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The James and Nannie Campbell House

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 26, 2022 (listed at $300,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,444 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1933 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, March 2022
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story brick bungalow with a cross-gable roof, projecting gabled bays on the façade’s west end and the side (east and west) elevations, a wraparound porch supported by brick posts on brick piers spanned by a pierced brick railing, large plate-glass windows on the façade flanked by transoms and narrow 4/1 sash, (the remaining sash are 6/6 replacements), a brick end chimney with a tall stack, decorative cast-stone diamond-shaped insets in the gables, and vinyl-sided soffits and porch gables.
  • “The house appears on the 1952 update to the 1929 Sanborn map (the first to show this section of Main Street) and was occupied by James A. and Nannie S. Campbell in 1927. Mr. Campbell was a carpenter.”
  • James, 1899-1987; Nannie, 1899-1995

302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Amber and Max Rawlins House

  • Sold for $365,000 on July 22, 2022 (listed at $345,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,350 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $270
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $160,500, November 2004
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, wood-shingled Craftsman bungalow on a stone foundation displays knee braces and curved brackets along its soffits.
    • “A wide front gable porch sheathed in wood shingles and pierced by a louvered vent dominates the façade and is supported by stone battered piers that extend to the ground. The porch shelters the multi-light front door. Windows are four-over-one.
    • “A stone chimney occupies the north elevation, while another (material unknown) rises from the interior of the gabled ell.”
    • The original owners were James Max Rawlings (1893-1957) and Amber Eola Mangum Rawlins (1891-1972). In the 1920s, Max owned the city’s Oldsmobile dealership, but after the Depression hit, he worked as an insurance agent. They sold the house in 1930.

426 Parkview Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $185,000 on July 21, 2022 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,094 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $48,000, June 2022
  • Neighborhood: Central Heights Historic District (National Register study list)
  • Note: Located across the street from Williams High School

246 Coleridge Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $156,900 on July 21, 2022 (listed at $156,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,530 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $84,000, October 2019
  • Note: The house has been substantially renovated, including new siding in the front gables. How the house looked when it was sold in 2019:

631 Miller Street, Winston-Salem
The Stanley and Catherine Warner House

  • Sold for $345,000 on July 20, 2022 (listed at $364,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,722 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Tudor Revival. One and a half story; side gable; steeply-pitched, front-gable projection; gable-roof wall dormer; eyebrow arch over entry; facade chimney; stucco; one-over-one replacement windows; side porch.”
    • The house first appears in the city directory in 1929 with Stanley Rupert Warner (1882-1970) and Catherine Barrett Warner (1882-1967) as occupants. Stanley worked for Southern Plumbing Company and later owned Warner Flooring Company. They lived at 631 Miller until around 1936, when they moved to Buena Vista.

702 Magnolia Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $450,000 on July 18, 2022 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,925 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $300,000, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow, residence, 1915-20, 1.5 stories”
    • The earliest known residents were attorney Alfred Scales Wyllie (1890-1944) and Margaret Williamson Hodges Wyllie (1892-1939), listed in the city directory in 1917. By 1918 they had moved to 306 W. Bessemer Avenue. Both were natives of Danville. Alfred received his law degree from the University of Virginia. By 1933, he was practicing in New York City. Margaret died there in 1939, as did Alfred in 1944.

505 Mayflower Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $258,000 on July 14, 2022 (originally $285,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,145 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $100,000, June 2005
  • Neighborhood: College Park

510 Cotton Grove Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $69,500 on July 14, 2022 (originally $110,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 800 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed March 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, February 2017

2070 Kivett Council Road, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $180,000 on July 13, 2022 (originally $224,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,631 square feet, 6.08 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 15, 2022
  • Last sale: January 1974, price not recorded on the one page of the deed available online.
  • Note: The property has a Liberty mailing address but is several miles south of town, just off N.C. 49.

1117 Virginia Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $447,000 on July 11, 2022 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,721 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 18, 2022
  • Last sale: April 1972, price not recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Listing: “Detached shed in the backyard can be turned into additional living space or storage.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end with with roof sweeping in flair over engaged font porch; shed dormer across front; pilasters & large round corners at porch”
    • The earliest listed occupant was Thomas L. Higgs and his wife (wives were unidentified in the city directory at the time) in 1918. He was an engineer with J.A. Latham Co.

2122 Konnoak View Drive, Winston-Salem
The Roma O. Renigar House

  • Sold for $332,000 on July 8, 2022
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,792 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1918
  • Not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Cross-gabled frame bungalow with shingled gable ends. Tall corbelled interior brick chimneys.
    • “Major element is hipped-roof porch extending to create porte-cochere, all supported by shingled square tapered posts on brick piers; shingled entablature drops to a V shape at posts creating an angled arch at each bay.
    • “This is the largest building on Konnoak Drive and the only one with a second story. This house is said to have been moved here when the new street opened and was the first house on the street. At that time (ca. 1919) the front rooms, porch and other Craftsman features were added.
    • “The rear (NW) retains early German-type siding.
    • “Roma and Emma Renigar lived here when he was a harness maker, salesman and foreman for Townsend Buggy Company, predecessor to Pleasants Hardware. TI1ey later started Renigar Grocery, Renigar Hardware Company, and Renigar Shoe Repair.”

408 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $300,000 on July 6, 2022
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,272 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1938
  • Not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $26,000, October 1976
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

212 Florence Street, Greensboro
The Whitt and Bessie Stone House

  • Sold for $221,500 on July 6, 2022 (no listed price as such)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,770 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1915 (per county, but probably a bit earlier)
  • Last sale: $97,000, May 1998
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund sold this Craftsman bungalow, divided as a triplex, for historic rehabilitation as a single-family residence. The sale was subject to a rehabilitation agreement and a preservation easement to ensure the structure and its distinctive features are returned to good condition and converted back to a single-family residence.
    • This link goes to more detailed information on the offer and the house, as well as a preliminary application form for potential buyers.
    • The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is Wednesday November 3, 2021.
  • Tax Credits: The House is a contributing structure in the Fisher Park National Register Historic District and eligible for federal and state historic preservation tax credits.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end structure; Chalet-like front dormer with ventilator at its peak, triangular knee-braces, stickwork, and band of casement windows.”
    • The house is halfway up a small hill rising from Fisher Park and Fisher Park Circle, adjacent to a set of six recently built upscale townhomes on the former site of Temple Emanuel’s activity center. Although rundown and divided as a triplex, the house is still charming, and most of its historic features are intact.
    • The first owners were Whitley Robert “Whitt” Stone (1881-1933) and his wife, Elizabeth Ella Eller “Bessie” Stone (1880-1963). They bought the property in 1911 and were listed as living in the house beginning with the 1913-14 city directory. Whitt was vice president of his brother’s firm, Joseph J. Stone & Company, printers, engravers and bookbinders. They sold the house in 1923.

315 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $503,000 on July 5, 2022 (listed at $509,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,080 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $294,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; vinyl siding; shingled gable ends; one-over-one replacement windows and eight-over-one Craftsman-style dormer windows; engaged porch; square posts on stuccoed piers; exposed rafter tails.
    • “1924 CD: Ashley M. Binkley, inspector at Hanes Knit Mills, and wife Nora.”