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Updated December 3, 2022

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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603 W. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Cicero Holt House

  • $400,000 (originally $432,000)
  • Single-family home divided into 10 units (see note): 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,084 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1930 (or ca. 1915, see note)
  • Listed August 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $250,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: “Currently serves as a 10 unit home with 3 Full Bathrooms and a common Kitchen. … Could be converted back into a Single Family Home.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Originally a one-story ca. 1915 structure, this frame residence of Cicero Holt, a partner in Burlington Hardware Company, achieved its present configuration when the shingle-sided second floor was added in the early 1920s.
    • “The house is covered by a hipped roof and features a one-story wraparound porch, enclosed on the east side, with massive tapered wooden posts on brick piers. These tapered posts probably are replacement supports installed when the second story was added.”

Preservation North Carolina Listings

1567 Belmont Road, Linwood, Davidson County
Beallmont

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,422 square feet, 2.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Listing: “Rare NC example of 1840s Picturesque Cottage with decorative lattice porch, bay window and early woodwork.”
    • “The original small two-story frame house was built by either Doctor Robert Moore, the original grant holder, or his son Ebenezer, in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century. A two-story log addition was built early on. Ebenezer’s son-in-law Burgess Lamar Beall, a prominent physician and politician, transformed the house into a fashionable picturesque villa in the late 1840’s. … The side wing was added during the picturesque villa remodeling and also featured latticework. The current one-bay wide porch was added in the twentieth century.”
    • The house has been moved to a nearby lot with access to a small pond. The surrounding land will be protected by a conservation easement.
    • The house will require a complete rehabilitation, including structural repair, restoration carpentry, new systems, bathrooms and kitchen.

653 Vernon Road, Wentworth, Rockingham County
The King House

  • $69,000
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 1,643 square feet, 10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1802
  • Last sale: 1785, price not available
  • Listing: “The farm has been continuously owned and operated by the King family and was designated a North Carolina Century Farm in 1986 and a Bicentennial Farm by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture in 2017.”
    • “Early log house with large stone chimneys, exposed beaded ceiling joists, wide wall planks, hand-forged door hardware, and a rear wing, once an early separate kitchen. Family cemetery with ancient soapstone markers nearby all situated on a scenic ridge between Wentworth and Reidsville.”
    • “The house has been covered by rolled asphalt siding. Small sections have been uncovered to reveal lap siding on the main house and board-and-batten siding on the kitchen.”
    • “The house will require a complete rehabilitation including repair of the roof (some 5v metal panels were ripped off in a recent storm), restoration/repair of log structure, installation of new systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC, a new kitchen and bathrooms.”
    • The property for sale includes the cemetery. It’s a 10-acre piece of a 240-acre farm.

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

601 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Rigdon and Helen Dees House
sale pending October 20, 2022
no longer under contract October 26, 2022

  • $199,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,636 square feet, 0.10 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed August 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,000, March 1976
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Longtime rental property
    • No central air conditioning
    • Dr. Rigdon Osmond Dees (1884-1954) and Helen Hazel Groome Dees (1891-1988) were the original owners. Rigdon bought the property in 1913, and they sold it in 1933, although by 1923 they had moved to 305 S. Mendenhall Street. Dr. Dees was a physician and surgeon. He practiced with his brother, Ralph Erastus Dees (1881-1957). Rigdon and Helen moved to Myrtle Beach in 1952. They were the paternal grandparents of the noted media figure Rigdon Osmond Dees III (b. 1950).
  • The district’s NRHP nomination classifies the house as a “non-contributing structure”: “Permastone, asbestos siding, and altered windows have compromised this dwelling’s integrity.”

502 Ferndale Boulevard, High Point

  • $180,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,582 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed November 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,500, March 1940
  • Note: No central air conditioning

5712 McLeansville Road, McLeansville, Guilford County

  • $150,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,064 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,000, August 1977
  • Listing: “Home needs paint but wood seems to be in good condition.”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

112 S. Poplar Street, Winston-Salem
sale pending August 19 to September 8, 2022
sale pending October 28, 2022

  • $165,000 (originally $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,371 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “A near twin to 110 S. Poplar Street, this two-story, cross gable house has paired and single two-over-two windows, and a hip roof porch with square posts. It has an irregular diamond shaped attic vent and asbestos siding.”

3800 Cavalier Drive, Winston-Salem
sale pending October 5, 2022

  • $125,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,312 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $20,500, August 1979
  • Neighborhood: South Fork
  • Listing: “Great opportunity for a complete remodel of the entire home”

2400 N. Glenn Avenue, Winston-Salem
sale pending November 22, 2022

  • $77,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,074 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $37
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, November 2006

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

2522 Reid School Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending August 13, 2022

  • $950,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,800 square feet, 63 acres
  • Price/square foot: $528
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: July 1986, price unknown
  • Note: There are two houses on the property. The other is an 1,800 square foot ranch built in 1947.
    • Listing: “Price does not reflect house values or any guarantees of square footage or any components of the two houses.”
    • “City water and sewer available nearby”
    • The property includes at least six outbuildings.

603 W. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Cicero Holt House

  • $400,000 (originally $432,000)
  • Single-family home divided into 10 units (see note): 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,084 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1930 (or ca. 1915, see note)
  • Listed August 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $250,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: “Currently serves as a 10 unit home with 3 Full Bathrooms and a common Kitchen. … Could be converted back into a Single Family Home.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Originally a one-story ca. 1915 structure, this frame residence of Cicero Holt, a partner in Burlington Hardware Company, achieved its present configuration when the shingle-sided second floor was added in the early 1920s.
    • “The house is covered by a hipped roof and features a one-story wraparound porch, enclosed on the east side, with massive tapered wooden posts on brick piers. These tapered posts probably are replacement supports installed when the second story was added.”
  • $199,000 (originally $288,000)
  • Single family residence divided into 8 units: 3 bathrooms, 3,504 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed August 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $195,000, December 2020
  • Note: “8 Units with 2 Full Bathrooms, Common Kitchen”

3405 Maple Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $200,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,552 square feet, 1.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: October 1932, deed not found online
  • Listing: The property includes a building that was once a grocery store.
    • No central air conditioning

1129 N.C. Highway 65, Wentworth, Rockingham County

  • $149,900 (originally $189,900)
  • Two houses and an old store building, 4 acres total
    • The Dewey Adams House, 1935: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet
    • The Robert G. Mitchell house — county tax card: 1907, bedrooms and bathrooms not listed, 1,216 square feet, no heat, no electrical, construction grade F, unsound condition
    • The Robert G. Mitchell Store — county tax card: 1900, 720 square feet, no heat, no electrical, construction grade F, unsound
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Listed March 3, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Note: The properties are in Wentworth but have a Reidsville mailing address.
    • The listing gives dates for the buildings that vary slightly from county records.

402 E. Main Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County
sale pending November 30, 2022

  • $125,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom, 1,540 square feet, 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed November 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $550, September 1942

304 S. Washington Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The C. J. Neal House
sale pending November 11, 2022
no longer under contract December 2, 2022

  • $99,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,168 square feet, 0.09 acre
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, March 2020 (part of a multiple-property sale)
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The majority of bungalows in the district are clearly derived stylistically from the Craftsman influence popular in the early 20th century; typically, such houses have deep porches supported by tapered posts on brick piers, broadly overhanging roofs with exposed rafter ends and knee braces, windows with novelty upper sash, and craftsman-style doors. Intact examples include … 304 and 306 South Washington Avenue.”
    • “A well-appointed one and one-half story frame dwelling, this house is one of eight bungalows erected on this block of S. Washington Ave. during the second and third decades of the 20th century.
    • “Clad in drop siding with wood shingles in the gable ends, the house has a large gabled dormer with engaged balcony and a shed-roofed bay on the south elevation.
    • “Typical of craftsman bungalows, it has an engaged porch with heavy wooden posts on brick piers, a slat balustrade, and exposed rafter ends.
    • “Windows have latticed upper sashes, and interior brick chimneys pierce the asphalt shingle roof in front of the roof ridge.
    • “In 1929, this was the home of C.J. Neal of Model Dry Cleaners and Dyers”

802 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending October 6, 2022
no longer under contract October 17, 2022

  • $85,000 (originally $93,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet, 0.8 acre
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $27,500, February 2016

525 Moir Street, Eden, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn March 13, 2022; relisted March 14, 2022
listing withdrawn November 7, 2022

  • $80,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,616 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed February 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,000, September 2019
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Out-of-town owner
    • Listing: “Home was damaged in a fire and is being SOLD AS IS. Cash offers only.”

131 Arlington Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $70,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,796 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed October 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $10,000, January 2020
  • Note: The property consists of two lots.
    • The owner is an LLC in Charlotte, which apparently has done nothing in almost three years of ownership except put it back on the market at seven times the price it paid.

405 Lindsey Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending September 21 to October 20, 2022
listing withdrawn October 20, 2022; relisted December 2, 2022
sale pending December 2, 2022

  • $32,500 (originally $40,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,772 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $12
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed September 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, April 2006
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Although clad in asbestos siding and minus its two-bay porch, this two-story, T-shaped frame house retains enough of its original ornament to identify it as a simple, but well-crafted Italianate dwelling.
    • “These identifying features include the three-sided bay window with paneled frieze and apron, the round-arched window openings with two over two sash, double-leaf front door with arched lights in the upper half, and circular decorative attic vents.
    • “Brick chimneys emerge through the ridge of the standing seam tin gable roof. Since the 1978 survey, the boxed cornice with returns has been replaced.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

No listings at the moment

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

209 W. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County
listing withdrawn May 24, 2021
relisted June 11, 2022

  • $175,000 (originally $78,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2007
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315 Brewer Street, Star, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 1, 2020; relisted June 26, 2202
sale pending July 27, 2022
no longer under contract October 28, 2022

  • $168,000 (originally $155,000, later $210,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,592 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed December 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $125,000, August 2016

Auctions

223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
sale pending March 26 to April 3, 2021
sale pending April 29 to May 1, 2021
sale pending June 24 to July 6, 2021

  • Alternates between online auctions and periods of direct offers
    • “Suggested offer”: $103,930 to $118,586 (originally $56,698 to $111,944)
    • Previous online auctions: Opening bid $35,000, reserve price $97,930, $53/square foot
  • 3 bedrooms, 2  bathrooms, 1,856 square feet, 3.29 acres
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $79,764 (foreclosure auction), September 2019; last non-foreclosure sale price was $96,100, August 2002
  • Note: Bank-owned property

In Limbo

1016 Caldwell Street, Greensboro
sale pending April 1-11, 2022
sale pending April 19, 2022; no update since then

  • $60,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,254 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 31, 2022
  • Last sale: $8,200, August 1964
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Note: The property changed hands nine times between August 1925 and August 1928, making to difficult to identify the original owner of the house. It was listed as vacant in 1926 and 1927. The first occupants listed in the city directory were Arnold B. Whitt and Rose Lee Whitt, who bought the house in December 1927. Arnold is identified in the directory with only the word “transfer.”
    • In August 1928, Annie L. and Charles B. Pugh bought the house. Charles was a conductor. They lost the house in a foreclosure in 1930.
    • After a few years as a rental owned by real estate and investment companies, the next owners were Harry D. Donnell and Martha E. Donnell, who bought the house in 1936. Harry operated a grocery store a block away at 513 Andrew Street and later worked as a mechanic with Wysong & Miles. They lived in the house until they sold it in 1964.

3369 E. Holly Grove Road, Davidson County
sale pending April 10 to June 18, 2021
sale pending February 15 to March 16, 2022
sale pending April 17, 2022; no update since then

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,549 square feet (per county), 11 acres (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1868 (per listing)
  • Listed February 25, 2021
  • Last sale: Before 1990; no identifiable deed found online.
  • Neighborhood: The property has a Lexington mailing address but is well to the east, just beyond I-85.
  • Listing: No heat or air conditioning systems.
    • The tax card shows 13 acres. The listing says some land was taken for the I-85 corridor. Eleven acres is an estimate subject to survey.
    • County records also show the date of the house as 1900.

7225 N.C. Highway 62, Trinity, Randolph County
listing withdrawn July 18, 2022; relisted August 11, 2022
sale pending October 7 to October 12, 2022
listing withdrawn October 12, 2022
relisted November 15, 2022

  • $75,000 (originally $95,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,265 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $35,000, March 2005
  • Listing: “needs some TLC in order to restore it to its former glory.”