Historic Houses

Updated September 30, 2022

The most historic, notable and distinctive classic houses now for sale in the Triad

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties
Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

  • $199,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed July 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $200,000, September 2016
  • Neighborhood: Academy Street Historic District
  • Listing: “Zoned for business and/or residential use.” County tax records describe it as an office building.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story frame T-shaped house with two tall interior brick chimneys.
    • “Distinguishing features are a two-story, three-sided bay in projecting gabled wing of facade, richly carved pendant brackets all along the roofline, and classical details, including Tuscan porch columns and molded architraves topped by boxed heads above doors and windows.
    • “Thomas Ruffin Pratt (1856-1937), prominent local civic and business leader, had the house built during the 1890s. The current [as of 1980] owner is Pratt’s grandson.”
    • Thomas and Maybud Julia Pratt (1861-1932) had at least four children. Ownership of the house apparently passed to the eldest, Annie Pearl Pratt Van Noppen (1886-1968). Her husband, John James Van Noppen II (1871-1919), was a first-generation Dutch American and a dentist in Spray. He died in the Spanish Flu pandemic.
    • Annie was a teacher and contributed articles to Madison’s newspaper, The Messenger, including a series on historic homes along the Dan River in Rockingham County. After John’s death at age 47, she never remarried and outlived him by 49 years.
    • From Thomas’s findagrave.com listing: “Thomas and his brother, Charles Benton Pratt, operated a general merchandise store located in the south half of the Carter-Moir Hardware Store.
    • “The two-story building that housed their general merchandise store is located in the Leaksville Commercial Historic District and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a two-story brick building built in the 1880’s and noted for its decorative brickwork. The building may also have housed the Bank of Leaksville, chartered in 1889.
    • “In the 1890’s Thomas built a two-story T-shaped house at 101 W. Academy Street noted for richly carved brackets and classical details. Thomas also sold insurance. His other business pursuits included a brick manufacturing plant and a mortuary.
    • “He served as a Rockingham County Commissioner and was involved in the infamous story of Rockingham County’s ‘Bridge to Nowhere‘, a bridge built in 1929 across the Dan River with no approaches or connecting roads. Thomas was the chairman of the Rockingham County [Board of Commissioners] when the contract was approved for building the bridge. That resulted in a lengthy and famous lawsuit between the county and the builders, Luten Bridge Company.”
    • In an entertaining academic legal paper, the Luten Bridge/Mebane Bridge case is recounted as “a remarkable story, one that arose within a heated tax revolt pitting the county’s farmers against its most celebrated industrialist. Much more than a crisp illustration of the duty to mitigate, Rockingham County v. The Luten Bridge Co. offers a window into a southern community’s struggles with a divided social order, the introduction of wealth into local politics, and a changing economy.”

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

705 N. Greene Street, Greensboro
Structure only — The house must be moved
The Emma and Florence Monroe House
sale pending, new location secured

  • Price to be determined
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,026 square feet
  • Built in 1912 (per county)
  • Listed August 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $42,750, February 1976
  • Note: The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund is seeking a buyer to save this house from demolition. It will have to be moved from its present site.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival Foursquare. Simply finished, hip-roofed house with front hipped dormers, plain cornerboards and friezeboards, and round-columned front porch.”
    • Ownership of the land can be traced back to Captain Basil Fisher, the original developer of Fisher Park. After his death the land passed through several hands until it was sold to sisters Emma and Florence Monroe in 1912.
    • The house was built between 1914-1915. Emma Jane Monroe (1860-1950) lived to age 90 and had no formal occupation listed in city directories. Florence Estelle Monroe (1874-1968) lived to the age of 94. She was a stenographer and notary for area law firms, and she was active in the N.C. Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. She served as local president in 1923. The house remained in their names until 1969.
  • $849,900 (originally $895,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,464 square feet, 7.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $345
  • Built in 1910 (per county)
  • Listed May 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $230,000, August 1998
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground saltwater pool, log cabin, 5-plus acres of horse pastures, a barn with a two-car and a shed.
    • The listing gives a 1908 date for the house.

1820 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Barney-Farr-Hoover House
sale pending August 29, 2022

  • $699,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,604 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $269
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed August 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $420,000, September 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, hip-roofed, brick Colonial Revival-inspired house includes a front-gabled hood supported by carved wood brackets and featuring a vaulted soffit. It shelters a fanlight that surmounts a paneled wood door with sidelights.
    • Windows are three-over-one and topped with soldier-course lintels. Half-circle, louvered wood vents sit on the east and west roof slopes.
    • “A brick chimney rises from the west elevation of the main block and through the low hip-roofed, one-story, brick wing that occupies that side of the house.
    • The rear (north) half of the wing contains a screened porch that tops a one-bay, basement garage.
    • “A one-story-on-basement, brick wing occupies the rear elevation.”
    • The original owners were Winfield Supply Barney Sr. (1883-1955) and Minnie Ola Drury Barney (1890-1974). Winfield was a professor of Romance languages at the North Carolina College for Women. He chaired the department from 1919 to 1953. Winfield was a founder of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, an elder of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and 1938 president of the Greensboro Civitan Club. The Barneys sold the house in 1929.
    • The house was owned for 30 years by the long-lived Sallie Hampton Copeland Farr (1876-1965) and William Beatty Farr (1876-1965). He was a traveling salesman. They bought the house in 1935 and lived in it until their deaths at age 88, Sallie just seven months after William.
    • In 1975, the house was bought by Jon Gary Hoover (1940-2003) and Roberta R. Hoover. Jon was a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNCG. Roberta sold the house in 2018.

1106 Ferndale Boulevard, High Point

  • Sold for $545,000 on August 29, 2022 (listed at $535,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,190 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed August 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $370,000, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage with a one-bedroom apartment.

1014 Country Club Drive, High Point
The James A. Myatt House
sale pending July 14-15, 2022
sale pending September 13, 2022

  • $475,000 (originally $515,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,969 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $110,000, August 1985
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story, side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a steeply pitched, asphalt-shingled roof with flared eaves and a projecting, front-gabled wing on the right (south) end of the facade.
    • “The house has a stuccoed exterior with brick detailing and faux half-timbering in the gables. The leaded-glass, diamond-paned casement windows have rough-hewn lintels. There is brick detailing at the entrance and a batten door with leaded-glass light.
    • “A two-story, shed-roofed wing at the rear has batten sheating. There is a decorative brick chimney in the left (north) gable, a one-story, side-gabled, batten wing on the left elevation, and an attached, side-gabled, screened porch to its left.
    • “A low, brick retaining wall extends along the sidewalk.
    • “The earliest known occupant is James A. Myatt (attorney; city solicitor) in 1928.”

1300 W. Market Street, Greensboro
sale pending July 17, 2022
no longer under contract July 20, 2022

  • $399,900 (originally $459,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,872 square feet (per county), 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $13,500, June 1966
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: Before its recent renovation, it was one of the most problematic student rentals in the UNCG area (the university is directly across the street).
    • Although it’s advertised as 5 bedrooms, Greensboro zoning prohibits renting to more than four unrelated persons.
    • Out-of-town owner
    • Replacement windows, but the siding and floors are still wood
    • The listing shows only 2,600 square feet.
    • The last time the house was sold, Friendly Avenue was still called Madison Avenue.
    • The property is on a triangular lot, surrounded by student rentals, on a small triangular block squeezed between two major thoroughfares:

1930 Golden Gate Drive, Greensboro
sale pending August 17, 2022

  • $200,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,175 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $155,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights
  • Note: Renovated/homogenized to eliminate most of the historic character (cheap vinyl windows and siding, etc.).

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

406 Biscayne Street, Winston-Salem

  • $569,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,040 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $279
  • Built in 1995
  • Listed September 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $175,000, January 1998
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: A rare contemporary Queen Anne

1526 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $465,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/ bathrooms, 2,346 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $325,000, October 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.

1124 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Miller-Hancock House
listing expired December 19, 2018; relisted May 20, 2022
listing withdrawn June 23, 2022
relisted July 12, 2022

  • $379,900 (originally listed at $249,000, later $379,999)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,545 square feet (per county), 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed for sale five times since August 2010
  • Last sale: $151,500, July 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The owner has been trying to sell it, off and on, for 12 years at prices ranging from $149,000 to, now, $400,000.
    • Rental property
    • District NRHP nomination: “This Colonial Revival cottage is a one-and-a-half-story weatherboarded frame house with a clipped gable roof.
      • It features a hipped front dormer, a glass and wood paneled entrance with sidelights, a facade porch with Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade, steep wooden steps to the porch, and a high brick porch foundation with large south-facing windows.
      • “Like many of the houses on the street, it has a stone retaining wall bordering the front yard and stone front steps.
      • “Mary Eva Miller purchased the property in 1910, and the 1917 Sanborn map shows that the house had been built by that time. The 1918 city directory — the first to cover this area of West End Blvd. — lists Paul L. Miller, a contractor, and his wife, Eva, as residing at this location.
      • “They occupied the house through 1935 and sold it to Thomas W. and Alice B. Hancock in 1941.” The Hancocks occupied the house at least until 1975. By 1986 the house was a rental. The family retained ownership of the property until July 2007.

3690 Day Road, Walkertown, Forsyth County
sale pending September 27, 2022

  • $350,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,720 square feet, 6.11 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $340,000, October 2021
  • Note: The property includes a barn.

614 S. Hawthorne Street, Winston-Salem
The Luther and Della Martin House
sale pending August 31, 2022

  • $341,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,787 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed August 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $198,500, September 2001
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman. Two story; cross gable; shingled upper level; stuccoed lower level; six-over-one and four-over-four, double-hung sash; flat-roof porch with roof deck; classical columns; exposed rafter tails; knee braces; small shed roof over attic window; one-story wing.”
    • The original residents were Luther Ernest Martin (1884-1962) and Della M. Martin (1886-1961). Luther was the proprietor of the Martin Advertising Service.

8076 Broad Street, Rural Hall, Forsyth County
sale pending June 29 to July 12, 2022
sale pending August 24-28, 2022
sale pending September 8, 2022
no longer under contract September 26, 2022

  • $259,900 (originally $279,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,470 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1891
  • Listed June 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $153,000, February 2016
  • Listing: “The ‘Rev. Smoak House’, this historic home has a fascinating story …” I wonder what it is. The listing doesn’t say, and the house isn’t listed in any of the usual sources. Internet searches don’t turn up anything, either.

2401 Urban Street, Winston-Salem

  • $129,900 (originally $144,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,104 square feet, 0.10 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1900 (possibly later; see note)
  • Listed July 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Belview, Waughtown-Belview Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Urban Street doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1915.
    • The property has been sold seven times in this century.
    • This property’s original address was 201 Urban Street.
    • The store was operated by I.L. Campbell in 1915; J.B. Whitley, 1916-22; Daisy M. Williamson, 1923-37; William B. Wicker, 1938; James T. Lawrence, 1939-1959; and others later. It was a grocery store through at least 1963.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Another prominent building in the Belview area of the district is a rare example of a two-story store/house combination located at 2401 Urban Street. … Although altered with vinyl siding, the building is a rare example of a frame commercial building in the district.”
    • “Two-story; hip roof; vinyl siding; recessed entry; upper level porch; one-over-one windows. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

8587 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, Alamance County

  • $975,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,852 square feet, 42 acres
  • Price/square foot: $526
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 17, 2022
  • Last sale: 1909 or earlier, price unknown
  • Note: The house may have been built by farmer Amos Julius Richardson (1854-1938). In 1909 ownership passed to two of his children, eight-year-old Arthur Wilbert Richardson (1901-1983) and Daisy Richardson (1884-1971). Arthur’s son Ralph Gray Richardson (1933-2021) inherited the farm in 1983. It being sold by his heirs.
    • Ralph was a graduate of Eli Whitney High School and Burlington Business College. He was a beef and chicken farmer and also worked at Western Electric and the UNC-Chapel Hill public safety department. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

283 S. N.C. Highway 62, Yanceyville, Caswell County
listing withdrawn February 5, 2022; relisted February 7, 2022
listing withdrawn April 11, 2022
relisted April 12, 2022

  • $580,900 (originally $629,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,025 square feet, 2.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $133,000, May 2003
  • Note: The property includes a guest house, 688 square feet.
    • The house is immediately south of Bartlett Yancey High School.

1622 Saddle Club Road, Mebane, Orange County

  • $499,000 (originally $525,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, 3.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $126,000, May 2021
  • Note: The property is just over the Alamance-Orange county line north of Lake Michael.

507 Circle Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $450,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,428 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed September 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $265,000, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Central Heights neighborhood

617 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The A.J. and Ruth Ellington House

  • $395,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,791 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $295,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Listing: “2 car garage with a potential office/studio space that is heated/cooled.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Constructed in the late 1920s for Dr. A.J. Ellington, a
    local dentist, this two-story brick T-plan period house features elements derived from the Colonial Revival style.
    • “The base of the T is extended by a two-story frame wing; a brick chimney with corbelled cap rises between the two sections. A tripartite window in the left bay of the three-bay facade has an elliptical opening with keystone; a keystone is also located in the flat window opening in the right bay.
    • “The single-bay entrance porch has a shed roof supported by paired Doric columns which flank a classical entrance. A six-panel door is topped by a leaded glass semi-circular fanlight; the Doric pilasters of the surround have double capitals with a shell motif in the upper capital.
    • “Decorative brickwork accents the structure at several points. A narrow box cornice with returns is a feature of the cross gable roof.”
    • Dr. Amzi Jefferson Ellington Sr. (1890-1980) and Ruth Martin Norwood Ellington (1899-1988) bought the property in 1924. It was sold by Ruth’s heirs in 1992.

615 Piedmont Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending, July 3-11, 2022
sale pending August 31 to September 12, 2022
sale pending September 14, 2022

  • $319,000 (originally $349,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,445 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, February 2022
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: A previous listing said the property included an in-ground pool.
    • Oddly, the historic district’s National Register nomination doesn’t mention the house.

717 W. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
sale pending September 15, 2022

  • $315,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,156 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed September 3, 2022
  • Last sale: May 2022, price not recorded on deed (it was most likely donated; see note below)
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Listing: “Property needs TLC”
    • The current owner is the Church of the Redeemer, an Anglican parish in Greensboro.
    • Previously, the property had been owned by the family of Roger Gant Sr. (1887-1960) for 102 years. Gant was a son of John Q. Gant, founder of still-thriving Glen Raven Mills (established 1880 as Altamahaw Cotton Mills). Roger became president of Glen Raven when his father died in 1930, serving until he died in 1960.
    • Roger bought the property in 1920. He lived at 1016 W. Davis Street; 717 was occupied by one of his brothers, Russell Gant (1893-1978). The Russell Gant Company was a wholesaler of yarn.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story mid-1930s brick-veneered house has a gambrel roof, three-bay facade, engaged porch with square posts, wide shed dormer, and two-story frame rear addition. The distinguishing feature of this Period House is the very shallow arch between each of the porch posts.” No owners or residents of the property are listed.

306 N. Maple Street, Graham, Alamance County
The Ben Farrell House

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 2,304 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $70,000, February 1993
  • Neighborhood: North Main Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The frame I-house with center cross gable exhibits two interior
    brick chimneys, aluminum siding, replacement one-over-one sash windows, and a
    one-story porch with cross gable Craftsman base supports and turned railing. The
    front entrance is a multi-paned door with sidelights.
    • The house was built for Ben Farrell after his wife purchased the lot from A.L. Bain
      in 1900. Ben Farrell left Graham in 1901 for a year to work for the Delgado Mills at
      Wilmington. … [He] moved back to the house and became an expert tailor and men’s clothing salesman at Sellars Department Store in Burlington.”
  • $199,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed July 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $200,000, September 2016
  • Neighborhood: Academy Street Historic District
  • Listing: “Zoned for business and/or residential use.” County tax records describe it as an office building.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story frame T-shaped house with two tall interior brick chimneys.
    • “Distinguishing features are a two-story, three-sided bay in projecting gabled wing of facade, richly carved pendant brackets all along the roofline, and classical details, including Tuscan porch columns and molded architraves topped by boxed heads above doors and windows.
    • “Thomas Ruffin Pratt (1856-1937), prominent local civic and business leader, had the house built during the 1890s. The current [as of 1980] owner is Pratt’s grandson.”
    • Thomas and Maybud Julia Pratt (1861-1932) had at least four children. Ownership of the house apparently passed to the eldest, Annie Pearl Pratt Van Noppen (1886-1968). Her husband, John James Van Noppen II (1871-1919), was a first-generation Dutch American and a dentist in Spray. He died in the Spanish Flu pandemic.
    • Annie was a teacher and contributed articles to Madison’s newspaper, The Messenger, including a series on historic homes along the Dan River in Rockingham County. After John’s death at age 47, she never remarried and outlived him by 49 years.
    • From Thomas’s findagrave.com listing: “Thomas and his brother, Charles Benton Pratt, operated a general merchandise store located in the south half of the Carter-Moir Hardware Store.
    • “The two-story building that housed their general merchandise store is located in the Leaksville Commercial Historic District and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a two-story brick building built in the 1880’s and noted for its decorative brickwork. The building may also have housed the Bank of Leaksville, chartered in 1889.
    • “In the 1890’s Thomas built a two-story T-shaped house at 101 W. Academy Street noted for richly carved brackets and classical details. Thomas also sold insurance. His other business pursuits included a brick manufacturing plant and a mortuary.
    • “He served as a Rockingham County Commissioner and was involved in the infamous story of Rockingham County’s ‘Bridge to Nowhere‘, a bridge built in 1929 across the Dan River with no approaches or connecting roads. Thomas was the chairman of the Rockingham County [Board of Commissioners] when the contract was approved for building the bridge. That resulted in a lengthy and famous lawsuit between the county and the builders, Luten Bridge Company.”
    • In an entertaining academic legal paper, the Luten Bridge/Mebane Bridge case is recounted as “a remarkable story, one that arose within a heated tax revolt pitting the county’s farmers against its most celebrated industrialist. Much more than a crisp illustration of the duty to mitigate, Rockingham County v. The Luten Bridge Co. offers a window into a southern community’s struggles with a divided social order, the introduction of wealth into local politics, and a changing economy.”

527 Barnes Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending June 5 to July 2, 2022
listing withdrawn July 2, 2022; relisted August 3, 2022

  • $177,400 (originally $194,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,032 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $30,000, November 1995
  • Note: Cheaply renovated with vinyl siding and vinyl replacement windows

939 Galloway Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $75,000 (originally $90,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,714 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $49,000, September 2016

801 N. Mebane Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Not given in MLS listing (see note below)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,280 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: To be determined
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $60,000, September 2016
  • Something you don’t see every day: One of 54 properties for sale all together for $7.8 million or individually. For the list of properties and their individual prices, contact the agent.
  • Listing: “Single Family, Duplex, Triplex and QuadPlex. Burlington, Graham, Reidsville, Eden and surrounding areas!”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

319 Granite Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $599,000 (originally $619,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,280 square feet, 0.67 acre
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $128,000, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Picturesque one-and-one half story English cottage style stuccoed house with a steep front gable over the right (west) bays and engaged porch sweeping across the left of the main elevation and extending to form a porte-cochere.
    • “A shed-roofed dormer is lighted by a band of six-light casement windows. The round arched entryway to the porch is repeated in a ‘garden gate’ entrance at the extreme right where the front gable extends almost to the ground.”
    • The National Register description mentions “a fanciful garden gazebo” in the backyard, but it doesn’t appear to have survived.

414 Will Boone Road, Mocksville, Davie County

  • $524,900 (originally $549,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,318 square feet (per county), 35.83 acres (two tracts)
  • Price/square foot: $226
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed June 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $144,000, August 1999
  • Note: The listing shows 2,482 square feet.
    • “The exterior features a large in-ground saltwater pool possibly in need of a new liner. Numerous storage and outbuildings.”

3007 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $479,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,486 square feet, 6.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1864
  • Listed September 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $61,000, July 1981
  • Note: The property includes a pond and creek, a three-stall horse barn with tack room and spring house, and a detached garage with a full bath and an office.
    • Located north of Mount Airy on N.C. Highway 104 near the White Sulphur Springs community, a 19th century resort.
    • I’ve found little information about the house, but the State Historic Preservation Office’s online map calls it the Sparger House. It’s near the site of the Smith & Sparger Tobacco Factory. Background on the locally prominent family is here and here.

579 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • $399,999 (originally $420,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,103 square feet, 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed July 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $85,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Salisbury Street Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Surprisingly, the house isn’t mentioned in the district NRHP nomination or in The Historic Architecture of Davie County.

220 W. Church Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Weldon and Nell Parker House
sale pending September 3, 2022

  • $360,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,496 square feet (per county), 0.33 acre
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $98,500, September 1999
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
    • The listing shows only 2,300 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story boxy house of novelty vinyl-sided frame construction with an asphalt-shingled hip roof. On the front of the roof is a hipped dormer.
    • “The one-story front porch has replacement fluted square wood columns in twos and threes on a solid railing. The granite porch steps have brick cheeks.
    • “Other features include two interior chimneys, replacement windows, a replacement front door, a brick foundation, and a one-story rear wing.
    • “A concrete tire strip driveway leads to a back garage. The address was formerly 185 W. Church.”
    • The earliest identifiable residents were James Weldon Parker (1899-1966) and Nell Irene Saunders Parker (1899-1983). Weldon was a clerk at the W.E. Merritt Company, a wholesale and retail hardware supplier. The Parkers remained in the house until at least until Weldon’s death in 1966.

484 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville, Davie County
The Hall-Call House

  • $355,000 (originally $375,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,207 square feet (per county), 1.03 acres
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built circa 1828
  • Listed August 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $190,000, March 2014
  • Neighborhood: Salisbury Street Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows only 2,885 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Three-bay, vigorous vernacular Italianate house; original log house probably built by Reverend William A. Hall of Joppa Church about 1828;
  • “purchased in 1871 by carpenter Samuel M. Call and wife Sallie, remodelled by Call;
  • “rear ell and gabled appendages added; semi-octagonal bay constructed on south elevation with hipped porch over it;
  • “hipped front porch with chamfered posts, trellis railings, flush-sheathed wall; six over six sash; bracketted cornice;
  • “step-shouldered exterior chimney on north elevation; standing seam metal roof;
  • “rear ell raised to two stories by daughter Martha Call ca. 1930.”

123 Kirby Road, King, Stokes County

  • $259,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,023 square feet, 0.93 acre
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $155,000, September 2002

304 W. Main Street, East Bend, Yadkin County

  • $199,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,982 square feet, 0.90 acre
  • Price/square foot: $101
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed September 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $62,500, August 2022

Davidson, Randolph, Montgomery and Chatham Counties

1130 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County
listing expired August 31, 2202
relisted September 1, 2022

  • $599,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,245 square feet, 7.05 acres
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed May 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $155,000, May 2021
  • Note: No information is given regarding the substantial renovations the property must have undergone. However, many rooms appear to have cheap vinyl replacement flooring, there appear to be cheap replacement windows throughout the house, and sloppy brick repairs mar the front. A generator and an air conditioning unit are located at the front of the house, unusual placement for such utilities, especially on such an expensive house.
    • The listing shows 7.52 acres.
    • County records show a second house on the property (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,553 square feet, built in 1950). That building, if it still exists, isn’t mentioned in the listing or seen in the photos.


Brown House Road, Trinity, Randolph County
The Dempsey Brown House
sale pending September 30, 2022

  • $395,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,918 square feet, 27.09 acres
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1836
  • Listed September 29, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: The property includes multiple outbuildings, a barn and a detached three-car garage.
    • Located on the Uwharrie River
    • The property is south of Interstate 85, just off Meadowbrook Drive.
    • Dempsey Clark Brown (1809-1889) was a farmer. He was married to Hannah Eliza Mock Brown (1815-1862) and Eliza Ann Laughlin Brown (1835-1909), whom he married in 1866.
    • A deed from 1837 shows him buying 10 acres “on waters of Uwharrie.” Census records show him owning nine slaves in 1850 and 17 in 1860.
    • The Architectural History of Randolph County: “This is one of the earliest surviving brick structures in Randolph County; an inscribed brick near the front door dates it 1836. Oddly, however, the outstanding interior woodwork seems to date from an earlier period.
    • “The exterior has been completely stuccoed at some time, although brickwork visible under the porch is laid in 1:5 common bond.
    • “The pylon supports of the porch date from ca. 1935 alterations as do the 1/1 window sash. Sawn Federal-style dentil work decorates the gable and cornice.
    • “An unusual detail of the brickwork is that all outside corners are chamfered, including both the edges of the house and the exterior end chimneys.”

208 Raleigh Avenue, Unit B, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $310,000 (originally $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,388 square feet (per county), 0.64 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $82,500, July 1998
  • Note: It’s a single-family residence, so the “Unit B” designation is meaningless.
    • The listing shows 2,601 square feet.
    • The listing says it’s “loaded with so much character,” but it has cheap replacement windows and vinyl siding.
    • The property includes an 18 foot-by-18 foot outdoor kitchen in the backyard.

111 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lexington, Davidson County
sale pending September 17, 2022

  • $250,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,226 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed September 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $$105,000, July 2012
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground pool, a greenhouse and an extra-large carport suitable for an RV.