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113 S. Gilmer Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $299,900
  • 11 apartments, 6,276 square feet, 1.01 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $135,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Listing: “11 unit apartment building upfit opportunity.”
    • Owned by an LLC in Charlotte
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story granite building with hipped roof, gabled dormers, gabled entrance porch with Doric columns, and one-over-one window~ Opened in 1918 as the nursing school serving Martin Memorial Hospital across Gilmer Street (#211). The school graduated its first class of five nurses in 1921. A total of 298 nurses graduated before the school was closed in the mid-1950s.”
    • In the 1980s, the building housed the Surry County health department.

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

7884 Eversfield Road, Stokesdale, Guilford County
sale pending July 5, 2022

  • $674,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,532 square feet, 26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $440
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: September 1972, price not listed on deed
  • Listing: “Home and outbuildings are sold ‘as is’ and have little value.”
    • The property is being sold by the estate of Phyllis Jones Warren (1938-2021). She worked as a bookkeeper for Newman Machine Company for more than 30 years. Her husband, Paul Wesley Warren (1934-2006), worked for Newman Machine Company for 38 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Barn Dance in Julian. They owned the property for 49 years.

216 Florence Street, Greensboro
sale pending August 14, 2022

  • $290,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,508 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed August 10, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Listing: “In need of extensive repairs.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival, Residence, c.19l6”
    • The house doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1918. Insurance agent Erle Harris Austin (1881-1955) and Clara Alleine Brown Austin (1887-1962) were the original owners.
    • By 1920, Dr. Frank Alexander Sharpe (1889-1947) and Martha Burns Sharpe (1895-1973) had bought the house. Frank was a physician. They owned the house until 1931.

302 Oakwood Avenue, High Point
The Gurnie L. Frazier House
listing withdrawn July 5, 2022

  • $220,000
  • Duplex, total of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,860 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed July 19, 2022 (listed as “Coming Soon” in early July)
  • Last sale: $105,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “Home has been mostly remodeled …. Just a few finishing touches needed to make it move-in ready! No permits were pulled for renovation.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “frame Queen Anne with wooden shingle accents in gables and as bands on three-sided bay at north side of house; projecting three-sided end bay on main facade capped by attic pediment; wide front porch extends to porte cochere. Approximately 3,000 square feet.
    • “Frazier managed Frazier Piano Company in High Point.”
  • $210,000 (originally listed at $175,000, later $165,000)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $144,000, October 2002
  • Note: For sale by owner

1720 Roseland Street, Greensboro
sale pending July 15-21, 2022
sale pending July 29, 2022

  • $189,000 (originally $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,840 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $73,000, March 1989
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights

609 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Wilson House
sale pending July 26, 2022

  • $179,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,263 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1915 (per county, but probably later; see note)
  • Listed July 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $2,000, October 1973
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: For what it’s worth, the listing agent isn’t putting too much effort into this one — the listing includes just one very poor exterior photo and says, “Heat source cannot be verified.”
    • Longtime home of Thomas Fidler, who owned eight rental properties when he died at age 82 in February 2022.
    • The district’s National Register nomination calls it a Queen Anne-Colonial Revival built circa 1916. The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1928.
    • Ceasar Cone bought the property from the North Carolina Steel & Iron Company in July 1895. He sold it in 1904, and it was sold again in 1912 before being bought in 1916 by sisters Allie L. Wilson (later Allie Wilson Fellman, dates unknown), Etha Wilson (later Etha Wilson Lee, 1879-1976) and Mary Julia Wilson (1892-1982). By 1928, two of the sisters were living there — Etha, a dressmaker; and Mary, a clerk at Jefferson-Standard Life Insurance. Allie, a teacher at N.C. College for Women, had sold her share of the property in 1926 after getting married. Etha moved away when she married but retained her share and came back after her husband died in 1951. Mary lived in the house for at least 46 years, leaving when she and Etha sold it to Fidler in 1974.

523 Julian Street, Greensboro
The Archus and Lena Hinkle House
sale pending May 19-23, 2022
listing withdrawn July 22, 2022; relisted August 1, 2022
sale pending August 5, 2022

  • $145,000 (originally $245,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,197 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed April 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,500, November 1985 (per county)
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: The first recorded residents were Archus A. Hinkle (1858-1923) and Lena McKnight Meacham Hinkle (1871-1904) in 1899. Archus was a co-proprietor of Johnson-Hinkle & Company, a clothing store at 516 S. Elm Street. Lena died at age 32, a year after giving birth to their eighth child in 16 years (Archus H., Elsie, Merton, Robert, Annice, Lena, Ruby and Clarence). Archus sold the house in 1910 or 1911.
    • The house had three different owners before their son Archus H. Hinkle bought the house in 1921 and owned it until 1927.

621 Wesley Drive, High Point
listing withdrawn August 10, 2022

  • $103,000 (originally $113,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,950 square feet 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $28,000, May 1998
  • Listing: “up and coming neighborhood”

1611 Dunbar Street, Greensboro
The William and Madeline Malone House
sale pending July 11, 2022

  • $99,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,391 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $19,000, August 1973
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights
  • Note: This one is really awful condition.
    • No central air conditioning
    • William P. Malone Jr. and Madeline Malone bought the house from Fidelity Construction Company in 1957, although the address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1959. William was an educator with the county health department.
    • The Malones sold the house in 1962 to Odell Delano Clanton Sr. (1916-1993) and Mary M. Clanton (died 1969). The Clantons had a troubled marriage, and on Thanksgiving Day 1969, Odell killed Mary, beating her to death in the kitchen of the home. He was convicted of manslaughter, a ruling upheld on appeal to both the Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court.
    • In 1971, ownership of the house passed to the Clantons’ four chidren, who sold it in 1973.

313 4th Street, High Point

  • $71,500
  • Divided into two apartments (3 BR, 1 BTH; 2 BR, 1 BTH), 1,982 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $36
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,200, June 1990
  • Neighborhood: North Centennial Street
  • Note: The first floor has no heat.
    • Out-of-town owner

1016 Caldwell Street, Greensboro
sale pending April 1-11, 2022
sale pending April 19

  • $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 vacent 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.

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro
contract pending March 27 to April 6, 2021
listing withdrawn June 30, 2021; relisted July 23, 2022
sale pending July 23-25, 2022
sale pending August 5, 2022

  • $40,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,020 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Property has active code violations”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

112 S. Poplar Street, Winston-Salem

  • $198,000 (originally $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,371 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • 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.”

1402 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem
The Ernest Nissen House
sale pending May 27 to June 9, 2022
sale pending June 29, 2022

  • $189,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,173 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1920 (or ca. 1905, see note)
  • Listed May 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $25,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belview Historic District
  • Note: The entire description in the listing: “PROPERTY HAS NO PERMANENT HEATING.”
    • The house needs cosmetic work, but a much interior detail remains. And the house hasn’t been cheapened with vinyl siding, vinyl flooring and other “upgrades.”
    • The property includes a dilapidated barn and a two-car garage.
    • The listing shows 2,846 square feet and 0.36 acre.
    • District NRHP nomination: “… there are a few more elaborate dwellings that combine elements of the Queen Anne style with Colonial Revival-style motifs. Located primarily on Waughtown Street, these include … the Ernest Nissen House at 1402 Waughtown Street (c.1905). This two-story house features a gabled, upper level bay, decorative shingles in gable ends, upper level porch with slim Tuscan columns, and polygonal bays on first floor.”
    • “Queen Anne I Colonial Revival. Two story; side gable; aluminum siding; hip-roof dormers; front gabled, upper level bay; decorative shingles in gable ends, diamond vent; upper level porch with slim Tuscan columns; hip-roof main porch; paired Tuscan columns on brick piers; polygonal bays on first floor; one-over-one windows; pressed tin shingles; one-story, hip-roof addition on east end.
    • “Local tradition holds that Frank Nissen built this house for his son W. Ernest Nissen. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • The Nissens were one of the more prominent Winston-Salem business families of the 19th century. John Philip Nissen (1813-1874) established the Nissen Wagon Works in 1834. It became one of the largest such manufacturers in the South.
    • After the Civil War, two of his seven sons ran the company (he and Mary Ann Elizabeth Vawter Nissen [1813-1881] also had five daughters). Another son started his own wagon business, which he later turned over to his brother Christian Francis (1847-1916), known as Frank. In 1910, the two companies merged.
    • The company was sold in 1925 and remained in business until 1948. It was located just a couple blocks down the road at 1539 Waughtown Street.

6576 Holder Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
sale pending May 29 to June 28, 2021
sale pending August 2, 2022

  • $175,000 (originally $276,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,047 square feet, 3.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 1, 2021
  • Last sale: Data not available online
  • Note: The house has no central heating system, but it does have central air conditioning.

312 Forest Hill Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $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
  • Neighborhood: Forest Hills
  • Listing: It’s “just waiting on some TLC!”

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.

2235 Cherry Grove Road, Caswell County
sale pending August 3, 2022

  • $225,000 (originally $319,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,994 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed June 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $28,900, November 1971
  • Note: The property has a Yanceyville mailing address but is well to the south between Cherry Grove and Anderson.
    • The listing originally was for 11 acres; now it’s just 4.57 acres of the tract. The entire tract is 86 acres.
    • Listing: “Home in disrepair is sold as is”

608 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Villa Fortuna, aka The Jennings-Baker House
Jennings-Baker House NRHP
Blog post — Villa Fortuna: An Eclectic 1888 National Register Property in Reidsville, $99,900
listing withdrawn and relisted repeatedly since 2019
contract pending June 26-27, 2020
contract pending November 7 to December 4, 2021
listing withdrawn January 29, 2022
relisted June 27, 2022

  • $200,000 (previously as low as $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,188 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in the late 1880s, per NRHP nomination
  • Listed February 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $25,000, June 2011
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Listing: “the perfect blend of unpretentious elegance and a rustic urban farm.”
    • “This house is for someone with vision, passion and some skills would be handy.”
    • “The 30’x32, steel frame greenhouse has a block base. There is a 8’x12′ barn used for my goats. It is Amish made with a metal roof and 2 lofts. The woodshed is 3′ deep x 13′ long. There is an addition not included in the square footage. It includes a sun room, a pantry, and mud room off the driveway.”
    • Answering the most obvious question: “YES there is a urinal on the wall in the purple bedroom. The last owner put it there it is no longer hooked up.”
    • Previous listing: “The facing came off the back of the second story and squirrels got in and damaged the wiring in the ceiling of the purple bed room. All 22 windows need to be replaced [Editor’s note: or, better yet, repaired].”
    • NRHP nomination (1986): “… a distinctive example of a vernacular use of elements of the Gothic Revival and Italianate styles of architecture popular in the mid nineteenth century.”
    • The first owner and probable builder of the house was William G. Jennings, a brick manufacturer.
    • “Only six brick houses dating from the years prior to 1890 are known to survive in the city, and it is unlikely that any substantial number more were built. Of these six, five can be described as in the Italianate style or exhibiting Italianate influence. … The Jennings-Baker House is a much more vernacular and personal expression of Victorian tastes, as it combines elements of several styles. The triangular patterned brickwork above windows and doors on the facade have a vaguely Gothic flavor, while the segmental arch openings on the side and rear elevations and in the ell … are typical of masonry construction of the period. The facade’s projecting bays and porch suggest the influence of architecture predominantly found at military institutions, while the corbel table on the facade and the parapeted side elevations of the main block are reminiscent of commercial architecture in the late nineteenth century.”
    • “This combination of elements strengthens the possibility that Jennings may have intended his house as a sort of advertisement for what was then a young enterprise, exhibiting the products of his brick yard and demonstrating the masonry skills of his workers.”
    • If you’re a traveler from the East, the lodge meets next door.

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

421 Glenn Street, Eden, Rockingham County
sale pending August 4, 2022

  • $160,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1845
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,000, August 1998
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville

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.

119 Tom Boggs Road, Snow Camp, Alamance County
sale pending August 12, 2022

  • $99,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,316 square feet, 2.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed August 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, February 2006

525 Moir Street, Eden, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn March 13, 2022
relisted March 14, 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.”

535 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Stephens-Scott House
sale pending July 18, 2022

  • $75,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,566 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built ca. 1853 (county records say 1903)
  • Listed June 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $78,500
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District
  • Listing: “(Tree damage to a section of the roof)”
  • District NRHP nomination: “The exterior of the Stephens-Scott House was altered in the 1870s or 1880s with the addition of twin gabled attic dormers with decorative sawn work bracing, but the interior retains simple Greek Revival style mantels, two-panel doors, and door and window surrounds with corner blocks.”
    • “Although its exact building date is unknown, this house is one of the oldest dwellings in central Leaksville. A letter written by Mrs. Absalom Stephens in 1853, refers to a house under construction here for her and her sons; Absalom Stephens, a tailor who died in the early 1850s, owned this property as early as 1844.
    • “Architectural details of the short two-story frame house include simple Greek Revival mantels, two-panel doors, and door and window surrounds with corner blocks, all indicative of an 1850s construction date.
    • “Originally, the house consisted of the front two-story block with a one-story wing across much of the rear elevation; the two gabled attic dormers with decorative sawnwork bracing probably were added in the 1870s or 1880s.
    • “One of the Stephens sons, James R. Stephens, lived in the house until his death in 1892. The younger Stephens was a Civil War veteran, cabinet shop owner, constable, and postmaster. His estate sold the property to Mrs. Laura A. Scott who remained here until her death in 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson purchased the house in 1934 and built the one story side and rear additions.”

1506 Courtland Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
sale pending June 29, 2022

  • $70,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,295 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1952
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $69,000, August 2000
  • Listing: “Unique exterior.”

118 N. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The Bateman-Winstead House

  • $60,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,304 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $26
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $9,350, July 1955
  • Neighborhood:
  • Listing (please excuse seller’s yelling): “HOME IS BEING SOLD AS-IS. NO REPAIRS BY SELLERS. BUYER TO VERIFY ALL SYSTEMS. USE CAUTION DURING SHOWINGS-UNLEVEL FLOORS & POSSIBLE MOLD FROM ROOF LEAKS”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Census records indicate that this one-story frame turn-of-the-century house was the home in 1910 of David S. Bateman, manager of the curing department of a tobacco factory. A later resident was Numa Winstead, clerk in the office of Glidewell, Dunn and Wynn, attorneys.
    • “The house, which is now covered with asbestos siding, has a three-bay facade, a side-gable roof of standing seam tin with a central facade gable, a later bungalow-style porch, and a rear shed addition. A stone retaining wall extends across the front of the somewhat shallow yard and along the north side.”
    • Numa Winstead (b. 1883) died in April 1955. His widow, Ollie Shreve Winstead (1901-1992) sold the house two months later to Henry Norman Vaughn (1911-1962) and Sallie Belle B. Vaughn (dates unknown). Henry worked for Williams Trull, the local International Harvester dealer. Sallie operated a hair salon. She left the house to Percy Lee “Bill” Moore (1943-2003) and Aileen Powell Moore (1931-2021). Bill was a state employee. Aileen served for 40 years as minister of music at Grooms Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

311 S. Washington Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The J.F. McDonald House

  • $59,000 (originally $78,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,536 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $10,000, June 1985
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Photo from Google Street View, 2013.
    • County property records describe the house as a duplex, although it doesn’t appear to be.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Probably constructed by the same builder and at the same time, this house is virtually identical in appearance to the adjacent house to the north (307 S. Washington Ave.).
    • The only apparent difference between these one and one-half story gambrel-roofed bungalows is the window and door treatment on the facade of 311. Here tripartite four over one windows flank a sidelighted entrance.
    • “This was apparently the home in 1929 of J.F. McDonald of the Meador & McDonald Service Station.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

113 S. Gilmer Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $299,900
  • 11 apartments, 6,276 square feet, 1.01 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $135,000, May 2021
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • Listing: “11 unit apartment building upfit opportunity.”
    • Owned by an LLC in Charlotte
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story granite building with hipped roof, gabled dormers, gabled entrance porch with Doric columns, and one-over-one window~ Opened in 1918 as the nursing school serving Martin Memorial Hospital across Gilmer Street (#211). The school graduated its first class of five nurses in 1921. A total of 298 nurses graduated before the school was closed in the mid-1950s.”
    • In the 1980s, the building housed the Surry County health department.

4579 N.C. Highway 89 W, Westfield, Stokes County
listing withdrawn August 23, 2021; relisted June 11, 2022
sale pending June 21, 2022
no longer under contract August 4, 2022

  • $134,000 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,686 square feet, 5.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $51,200, December 2019
  • Listing: “Home in the process of total remodel. Ready for you to finish.”
    • “Bring an open and creative mind”
    • Some of the work has been good (the siding was milled from trees on the property); some, not so good (replacement windows).
    • The property includes a horse stable and a creek along the rear property line.
    • “Home previously pulled from market, electrical was removed and reinstalled, electrical Permit is current but as home is finished permits will need to be updated, current plumbing and building/structure still needs county approval. Buyer to consult with county during due diligence.”
    • The property has a Westfield mailing address but is well to the east, roughly between Westfield and Lawsonville.

9608 N.C. Highway 67, East Bend, Yadkin County

  • $50,000
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms, you’ll have to work that out yourself (see note below); 2,704 square feet; 1.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $18
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 5, 2022
  • Last sale: 1989, no price recorded on deed
  • Note: The owner knows little about the property and appears to care even less: “Sellers have no survey, septic, well or any documentation or knowledge of what is/on the property.”
    • What they do know is intriguing, in an appalling sort of way: “1910 two story home, singlewide trailer, lots of debris/personal property that WILL NOT BE CLEARED BY SELLERS … Buyer accepts property, including land/homes/debris/personal property inside home as part of sale ..AS-IS — Unknown if any structure is repairable or if must be torn down … Used to have be [sic] a car sales lot and old home as a ‘flea market’ type place… YOU ARE ENTERING PROPERTY AT YOUR OWN RISK”
    • “Lots of debris” includes a great many used tires.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

6664 Gravel Hill Road, Denton, Davidson County
sale pending August 14, 2022

  • $219,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,234 square feet, 3.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1945
  • Listed August 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $2,000, May 1973
  • Note: The house has a Denton mailing address, but it’s in rural Randolph County.
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315 Brewer Street, Star, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 1, 2020; relisted June 26, 2202
sale pending July 27, 2022

  • $185,000 (originally $155,000, later $210,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,592 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed December 9, 2019
  • Last sale: $125,000, August 2016

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

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,549 square feet (per county), 11 acres (see note)
  • 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.

406 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn January 6, 2022; relisted March 18, 2022
sale pending March 26, 2002
no longer under contract May 19, 2022

  • $168,000 (originally $148,500)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,189 square feet, 1.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000, December 2001
  • Listing: The house has its original slate roof.
    • Plaster walls are “in surprisingly acceptable condition”.
    • Unpainted, original woodwork throughout house
    • No central heating or air conditioning
    • Comment on county property card: “REAR OF HOUSE IN BAD SHAPE”

500 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $150,000 (originally $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed May 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, November 2021
  • Note: The listing gives no information about why a buyer should pay $74,000 (initial listed price) more for the house than when it was sold seven months earlier.

711 Deberry Road, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • $140,000 (originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet, 6.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed April 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,000, May 1986
  • Listing: “in desperate need of some TLC”
    • The property includes five storage sheds and a barn.

758 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County
sale pending July 19, 2022

  • $139,500
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,082 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,000, April 1993

1595 Upper Lake Road, Thomasville, Davidson County
sale pending July 14, 2022

  • $135,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,119 square feet, 1.03 acres
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $145,000, November 2018
  • Listing: The owner has been restoring the house but has to relocate.
    • The property has a Thomasville mailing address but is west of the town, about halfway between I-85 and I-85 Business.

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

  • $90,000 (originally $78,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2007

7225 N.C. Highway 62, Trinity, Randolph County
listing withdrawn July 18, 2022
relisted August 11, 2022

  • $90,000 (originally $95,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,265 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • 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.”

601 S. Main Street, Denton, Davidson County
sale pending August 12, 2022

  • $79,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,713 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $32,000, August 1978
  • Listing: “Once upon a time this was one of Denton’s finer homes, now begging for someone to return it its original charisma. Several outbuildings needing attention as well. North side of lot is in the city limits, but the house is not.”

60 Park Circle, Lexington, Davidson County
sale pending August 5, 2022

  • $62,500 (originally $65,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 691 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed May 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $37,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mill Village Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows the last sale date as 1988, but county records show the house actually was sold in May for only $37,000.
    • Houses in the mill village became privately owned in 1953.
    • District NRHP nomination: There are fifteen primary types of mill houses within the Erlanger Mill Village Historic District based on form. Variations exist within each type in elements such as siding material and porch posts. The more basic, earlier house types are categorized as A through G. Type A is among the forms that appear with great frequency.
    • Typical modifications include replacement of window sashes, porch posts and original pressed-metal shingle roofs; installation of porch railings; and aluminum, asbestos, rolled asphalt, Masonite hardboard, or vinyl siding.
    • “Type A: a one-story, three- or four-bay, single-pile, side-gable-roofed house with a central shed-roofed entrance porch supported by square posts (some of which are chamfered), six-over-six sash, a central chimney at the roof ridge, a brick foundation (in some cases brick piers infilled with brick or concrete block), weatherboards or wood shakes, and gable vents. Some dwellings have or originally had two front doors; others have rear shed- or gable-roofed ells. Thirty-two Erlanger Mill houses fall into this category; 60 Park Circle and 86 Seventh Street are relatively intact examples.”

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

2953 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
sale pending August 1, 2021, to July 19, 2022
listing withdrawn July 19, 2022

  • $139,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,306 square feet, 2.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,000, June 1983
  • Listing: “Fixer upper but move in condition … . Includes a large cinder block workshop”