Restoration Projects: 2022 Sales

Restoration Projects: Sales, 2020-2021
Restoration Projects: Sales, 2017-2019

  • Sold for $72,000 on November 28, 2022 (listed at $77,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,074 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, November 2006
  • Sold for $345,000 on November 10, 2022 (listed at $395,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,475 square feet , 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed October 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $18,000, April 1974
  • Note: Contrary to what the listing says, it’s outside the boundary of the nearby College Hill Historic District.
    • Single-family home, after 1944 divided into three apartments, two with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and one with 2 bedrooms, and one bathroom.
    • The house apparently was built as a single-family rental house by Leon M. Ham, a real estate agent. It first appears in the city directory in 1915.
    • In 1918, John R. Robinson (1872-1939) and Lena Robinson (1885-1952) bought the the house from Ham. They lived in it and owned it until 1944. John was an attendant at the Keeley Institute, which occupied nearby Blandwood for about 60 years. Keeley was a sanitarium for alcoholics, selling a snake-oil cure containing gold and a variety of secret ingredients. The Greensboro location was one of 200 in the United States and Europe.
    • Lena sold the house in 1944 to Usher David Koonce (1886-1973) and Mary Sue Raynor Koonce (1883-1957). They divided the house into apartments and owned it until 1973, when they sold it to the family that still owns it. Usher operated a barber shop in the Glenwood neighborhood and served as a field representative for the Association of Master Barbers. He and Mary lived nearby at 912 Walker Avenue.

1402 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem
The Ernest Nissen House

  • Sold for $165,000 on November 10, 2022 (listed at $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,173 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • 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.
  • Sold for $48,500 on November 8, 2022 (originally $77,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,154 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, April 2020
  • Sold for $170,000 on November 7, 2022 (originally $319,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,994 square feet, 4.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • 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”
  • Sold for $155,500 on November 4, 2022 (listed at $190,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,845 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in the early 1920s (per NRHP, see note)
  • Listed September 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,500, August 1970
  • Neighborhood: South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District
  • Note: County records give the date as 1950, but no one built houses like this in 1950.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Side-gabled 2-story house with Colonial Revival-style pedimented gable ends and a pedimented front dormer. The facade has 9-over-1 sash windows, while the sides have 2/2 sash windows. A full-facade porch with Craftsman~style posts is probably original. Walls have aluminum siding.”
    • The original owners, from sometime before 1922, appear to have been Benjamin Trollinger Elder Sr. (1871-1922) and Annie M. Teague Elder (1875-1922).
    • After their early deaths, at ages 51 and 46 or 47, respectively, their eldest daughter, Daisy Kathleen Elder Fowler (1898-1990), lived in the house and raised at least three of her younger siblings. In the 1930s, the other siblings passed their shared ownership of the house to her. Kathleen and her husband, Frederick Desmond Fowler (1900-1961), lived there until selling it in 1957. Frederick was vice president of the Hood System Industrial Bank.
  • Sold for $65,000 on November 1, 2022 (originally $75,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,061 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed October 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $23,000, September 2008
  • Listing: “Unsure if heating system works, septic records have been requested from County Environmental Health. Interior of home has been gutted down to subfloor, bathroom unfinished, no kitchen cabinets. Needs windows, Some work has been started and work will continue until sold.”
  • Sold for $125,000 on October 13, 2022 (originally $148,500, later $168,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,189 square feet, 1.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • 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”
  • Sold for $75,000 on October 12, 2022 (originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, 1,164 square feet, 6.38 acres
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • 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.
  • $140,000 on October 5, 2022 (listed at $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,119 square feet, 1.03 acres
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • 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.
  • Sold for $55,000 on October 3, 2022 (listed at $71,500)
  • Divided into two apartments (3 BR, 1 BTH; 2 BR, 1 BTH), 1,982 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • 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
  • Sold for $52,000 on September 30, 2022 (originally $60,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,304 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $9,350, July 1955
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • 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.
  • Sold for $205,000 on September 23, 2022 (listed at $219,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,234 square feet, 3.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $92
  • 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.
  • Sold for $150,000 on September 22, 2022 (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.
  • Sold for $85,000 on September 21, 2022 (listed at $103,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 763 square feet, 5.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed August 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,000, April 2007
  • Note: Located northwest of Eden, almost to the Virginia state line.
    • Not owner-occupied

1720 Roseland Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $165,000 on September 9, 2022 (originally $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,840 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $73,000, March 1989
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights

1611 Dunbar Street, Greensboro
The William and Madeline Malone House

  • Sold for $88,500 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,391 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • 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.
  • Sold for $53,000 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $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: $20
  • 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.

758 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $135,000 on August 31, 2022 (listed at $139,500)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,082 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,000, April 1993

119 Tom Boggs Road, Snow Camp, Alamance County

  • Sold for $110,000 on August 30, 2022 (listed at $99,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,316 square feet, 2.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed August 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, February 2006

216 Florence Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $285,000 on August 29, 2022 (listed at $290,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,508 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • 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.

601 S. Main Street, Denton, Davidson County

  • Sold for $69,900 on August 26, 2022 (listed at $79,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,713 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • 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.”

421 Glenn Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $144,000 on August 24, 1022 (listed at $160,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1845
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,000, August 1998
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $36,500 on August 22, 2022 (listed at $40,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,020 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $36
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Property has active code violations”

523 Julian Street, Greensboro
The Archus and Lena Hinkle House

  • Sold for $145,000 on August 22, 2022 (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.
  • Sold for $185,000 on August 16, 2022 (originally listed at $175,000, later as low as $165,000; $210,000 when sold)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $144,000, October 2002
  • Note: For sale by owner

1506 Courtland Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $60,000 on August 16, 2022 (listed at $70,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,295 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1952
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $69,000, August 2000
  • Listing: “Unique exterior.”

60 Park Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $50,000 on August 16, 2022 (originally $65,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 691 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • 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.”

609 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Wilson House

  • Sold for $188,000 on August 15, 2022 (listed at $179,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,263 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • 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.

535 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Stephens-Scott House

  • Sold for $50,000 on August 15, 2022 (listed at $75,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,566 square feet, 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • 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.”

6576 Holder Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $15,000 on August 15, 2022 (originally $276,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,047 square feet, 3.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $14
  • 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.

1600 Marion Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $130,000 on August 8, 2022 (listed at $150,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,882 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed April 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $16,000, June 2014
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: The house has been victimized by replacement windows and cheap vinyl flooring.
    • Listing: “Please note the posted photos are from BEFORE the last Tenants moved in a year ago — the home needs repairs”

1214 Joy Ridge Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • Sold for $296,500 on August 5, 2022 (listed at $285,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,692 square feet, 14.39 acres
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 8, 2022
  • Last sale: The house hasn’t been sold since it was built.
  • Listing: “The property is currently advertised as 2 bath but 1 of the baths is not functional but fully plumbed for use.”
    • “The farmhouse is currently all one level living, the second story has yet to be finished and is wide open to tons of potential and possibilities for reconfiguration.”
    • The property has two outbuildings and a pack house.
    • Poorly updated with a badly designed second floor, cheap replacement windows, plank boards for a porch floor and aluminum siding.

311 Spring Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $95,000 on August 3, 2022 (listed at $75,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,890 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $34,500, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District (local)
  • Listing: Short sale, subject to bank approval

210 Union Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $180,000 on July 29, 2022 (listed at $195,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,037 square feet, 0.35 acre (both per county)
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $109,500, February 2008
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage and workshop.
    • The listing shows the house and lot both slightly smaller.
    • Longtime rental property near downtown Burlington

4039-4049 Creekridge Country Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $103,950 on July 25, 2022 (listed at $55,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,873 square feet (per county), 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $20,000, September 2011
  • Note: The listing seeks a buyer with “a great imagination.”
    • The property includes a “dilapidated” building once used as a store.
    • “All offers are subject to court approval. … Please walk property/home at your own risk with your agent, recommended to not walk alone as this home has sat vacant for quite some time.”

1224 N.C. Highway 65, Wentworth, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $63,000 on July 19, 2022 (listed at $63,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,968 square feet, 2.0 acres
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1906
  • Not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: Unknown
  • Note: The property has a Reidsville mailing address.
    • The upstairs has no heat or air conditioning.
    • Much of the house has awful linoleum (or something) covering the floors.
    • Vinyl siding, looks like cheap replacement windows, too. This poor house.

5306 Seward Circle, Pfafftown, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $179,900 on July 18, 2022 (originally $130,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,343 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 6, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Listing: “needs TLC”

210 N. Dunleith Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $125,000 on July 14, 2022 (listed at $130,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,246 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $55,700, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: East Winston Historic District (determined eligible for National Register nomination)

216 W. 7th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $70,000 on July 12, 2022 (originally $89,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,810 square feet (per county), 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,500, November 1978
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows only 1,260 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story weatherboarded Craftsman bungalow with a side-gable roof and an engaged porch supported by square posts on rockface concrete block piers; 3/1 and 4/1 sash, gabled dormer, wood-shingled gables, exposed rafter ends, stepped eave brackets, rockface concrete block foundation, interior chimney, metal roof.
    • “The house appears on the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by William and Albertine Fritts in 1925-26. No occupations were listed for the Frittses.” They both were in their 80s at the time.
    • William Fritts (1843-1932) served in the 18th N.C. Infantry in the Civil War. Jane Albertine Grimes Fritts (1846-1935) married William in 1870.

408 Warren Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 6, 2022 (listed at $279,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,704 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $88,000, June 1993
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills-College Park Historic District (NRHP study list)
  • Note: At the least, it needs interior and exterior cosmetic work and landscaping.

516 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Stubbins House

  • Sold for $110,000 on June 16, 2022 (listed at $119,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,429 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 31, 2022
  • Last sale: $30,000, January 2021
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Standing in an area known for its more substantial structures, this late nineteenth century one-story frame cottage is a good example of the more traditional forms of architecture used in Burlington.
    • “Its single-pile rectangular form is topped by a pressed tin triple-A gable roof and expanded to the rear by gable-roofed double ells. The openings on the three-bay facade are sheltered by a hip-roofed porch with square posts and simple balustrade.
    • “A second facade with central gable is found on the side of the west ell; the porch at this entrance is identical to that on the front except for a turned balustrade.”

500 W. Cascade Avenue, Winston-Salem
The A.B. Stroup House

  • Sold for $215,000 on June 15, 2022 (listed at $225,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,590 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Builtin 1920
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $179,000, August 2010
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • Listing: “Opportunity abounds”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided Colonial Revival style house, three bays wide with brick exterior end chimney.
    • “Central entrance beneath hipped roof hood supported by modillions; front door with four-light sidelights and classical half-columns; 8/8 sash; one-story rear gable ell over garage bay.
    • “House is in wooded area with Washington Park across Cascade Street and to the east across Park Blvd.
    • “Stroup (wife Jessie) was general agent with Occidental Life Insurance Company. He bought the property from Emma Gilmer in 1928 and built this house; they moved here from Melrose in the Ardmore neighborhood.”

2417 Cypress Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $70,000 on June 15, 2022 (originally $70,000, later $80,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $49,583, May 5, 2021
  • Neighborhood: White Oak
  • Note: The house was put up for sale less than three months after its last sale with no apparent work done and a mark-up of almost 50 percent.
    • Words picked up verbatim from previous listing: “The water and utilities are not on. Copper pipes were stolen.”

148 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Gordon-Brandon House

  • Sold for $25,000 on June 15, 2022 (listed at $32,500)
  • 1,968 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $13
  • Built around 1850
  • Note: The buyer in this sale was the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina.
    • Listing: “It was purchased by an absentee owner in 2000 and suffered several years of neglect. Happily, it was recently purchased by a local preservationist who has enlisted Preservation NC’s assistance to find someone to purchase and restore it to its former elegance.”
    • “An unusual example of a uniquely Milton house type, the Gordon-Brandon House is a modest-scale raised Greek Revival cottage consisting of a brick lower level and a wood frame upper level containing the main entrance and ornamentation.”
    • “The house has suffered neglect for several years and will need a complete rehabilitation.”
    • The property is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is eligible for tax credits.
    • In better days:

19 Vance Circle, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $203,000 on June 6, 2022 (listed at $190,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,942 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1933 (per county, probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed April 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $11,650, January 1965
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: The house is on a residential street but is zoned commercial.
    • County records give 1933 as the date of the house, but the district NRHP nomination says it appears on the 1923 Sanborn fire-insurance map.
    • The listing shows 4,679 square feet. County records show 3,942 square feet heated, 1,042 unheated.
    • Listing: “separate entrance for upstairs which could be separate apt or inlaws quarters. Double garage with workshop area. Property had beautiful landscaping at one time.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “19 Vance Circle, circa 1920, Noncontributing Building: Heavily altered, one-and-one-half-story, brick house with a side-gable roof, a front-gabled bay and a gabled entry porch supported by metal posts; 6/1 and picture windows, brick end chimney, substantial modern additions on south and east elevations.”
    • The house has been in the family of Dr. Amos Hedrick Smith (1921-2008) and his wife, Betty Ann Sharpe Smith since 1965. Amos received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his dental degree from University of Louisville. He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and served as the shipboard dentist at Bikini Atoll during the testing of the atomic bomb. After resigning his commission in 1956, he practiced in Lexington until retiring in 1985. He was a past president of the Lexington Lions Club, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship.
    • Betty was a graduate of Catawba College. She was a member of the Charity League and the Lexington Garden Club. She was presented as a N.C. debutante. She was part owner of Daisy’s Dress Shop and later worked in her husband’s dental office.

168 Rose Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Sold for $73,000 on June 2, 2022 (originally $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,776 square feet (per county), 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $7,500, October 1971
  • Note: Paul William Barrett (1929-1994) and Margaret Elizabeth “Pie” Donehue Barrett (1932-2017) purchased the house from Randolph Mills in 1971. It is being sold by their heirs.
    • The entire description of the house in the listing: “Large rooms with high ceilings. Needs renovating.”
    • The listing shows 1,930 square feet.
    • No central air conditioning

8176 Peak Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $275,000 on May 25, 2022 (originally listed at $339,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,754 square feet, 11.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 18, 2022
  • Last sale: September 1962, sale price illegible on online deed
  • Note: The property includes a pond and a barn (“will need some attention”).

705 Pinnacle Hotel Road, Pinnacle, Surry County

  • Sold for $103,000 on May 19, 2022 (originally $125,020)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,527 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1830
  • Listed September 3, 2021
  • Last sale: The lot was part of a tract of 25 acres last sold more than 30 years ago.
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Listing: “Owner re-located and home has been vacant for years.”
    • “(2) monitor heaters heat the main level and are the only known heat source.”
    • “Master Bedroom does not have a formal closet.”

219 Smith Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $100,000 on May 19, 2022 (listed at $118,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,452 square feet, 2.44 acres
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed March 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2019
  • Listing: “needs a complete overhaul”

938 Martin Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $80,000 on May 12, 2022 (listed at $90,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 990 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed April 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,500, April 5, 2022
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Prepped and ready for paint”
    • The house was listed for sale 10 days after the previous sale closed.
    • The listing shows 1,201 square feet.
    • The house was built by Johnsie Gillespie Blair (1872-1955). She lived on Blandwood Avenue and used 938 Blair as a rental. She owned the property from 1896 to 1920. Her husband, Leonidas Tully Blair (1852-1912), had owned it before her. Lee Blair was principal of the Asheboro Street Public School for 30 years.

413 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $110,000 on May 10, 2022 (listed at $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,386 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed April 11, 2022
  • Last sale: March 29, 2022
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District (local)
  • Listing: “used to be 3 bedrooms on main level, previous owners made a full bath with walk-in closet and a main floor laundry out of the 3rd bedroom.”

1350 Salisbury Street, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $27,500 on May 10, 2022 (listed at $25,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 820 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $6,000, May 2016
  • Listing: “House is in rough shape”

433 N. Logan Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $110,000 on May 6, 2022 (listed at $110,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,711 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed April 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $23,000, October 2009 (bought out of foreclosure)

503-B Hawfields Road, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $140,000 on May 2, 2022 (listed at $138,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,738 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $90,000, September 2019
  • Note: Out-of-town owner
    • Listing: “Cash only given the condition of the home. No heat in home currently. Be careful on steps and on second floor!”

217 Polk Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $60,000 on April 26, 2022 (listed at $79,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,204 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed April 8, 2022
  • Last sale: Not found in online records

307 Broad Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $95,000 on April 22, 2022 (listed at $99,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,045 square feet, 0.72 acre
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed February 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $40,000, August 2018
  • Note: Rental property
  • Listing: “Use your imagination!”

103 W. 6th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
The David and Georgia Siceloff House

  • Sold for $195,000 on April 20, 2022 (listed at $219,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,515 square feet, 0.83 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built ca. 1920 (see note below)
  • Listed January 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, August 2019
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: County records give the date of the house as 1950, which is unlikely. The NRHP nomination says circa 1920.
    • The interior has been torn out down to the studs. The cheap replacement windows from 2009 remain.
    • The property includes two vacant lots adjacent to the house.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story weatherboarded Colonial Revival with a Palladian dormer and a wraparound porch with a central pediment and paired Tuscan columns spanned by a wood railing; 1/1 sash, entry with sidelights, brick interior chimneys, eave brackets, one-story rear addition.
    • The house appears on the 1923 Sanborn map and was occupied by David and Georgia Siceloff in 1925-26. Mr. Siceloff was the proprietor of Siceloff Manufacturing Company (overall makers).”

2185 Lick Fork Creek Road, Ruffin, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $60,000 on April 20, 2022 (originally $99,400)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,480 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed January 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $72,500, July 2003
  • Listing: “Needs repairs.”

241 Broad Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $48,000 on April 18, 2022 (originally $66,700)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 812 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed March 5, 2022
  • Last sale: The house has been in the same family since Erlanger Mills first sold it in November 1953. No price was recorded on the deed.
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mills Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Rental property
    • Replacement windows, vinyl siding
    • No photos of the interior are included in the listing.
  • District NRHP nomination: Most homes in the district are classified in 15 types based on form. This house is one of 65 labeled Type K: “a one-story, double-pile, side-gable-roofed bungalow (some of which have shallow rectangular shed-roofed side bays), with a recessed full-façade porch, paired and single six-over-six sash, an interior chimney, a brick foundation, weatherboards or wood shakes (some examples have weatherboard or German siding wainscoting below wood shake siding), exposed rafter ends, and false beams or triangular eave brackets and vents in the gable ends.”
    • This specific house: “Type K with square porch posts flanked by large diagonal braces on brick piers, false beams in the gable ends, and vinyl siding.”

214 N. Henry Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $85,000 on April 14, 2022 (originally $129,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,410 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $25
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed September 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $100,800, April 2021
  • Note: The listing contains an above-average amount rigamarole about how you have to make an offer online and get it approved “by all parties,” etc.

28 Hames Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $71,000 on April 12, 2022 (listed at $68,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,098 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed March 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $21,000, June 2003
  • Neighborhood: Erlanger Mills Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: Most homes in the district are classified in 15 types based on form. This house is one of 69 labeled Type B: “double-pile, with an almost full-façade porch and central chimney on the front roof slope. …
  • “Several Type B houses on Hames and Eighth streets have stone foundations that match the stone retaining walls found throughout the mill village. Some dwellings of this type were duplexes, although quite a few examples lost one front door when they became single-family homes.”
    • This specific house: “Type B with replacement square porch posts, a modern wood railing, 2/2 sash, a stone foundation, diamond-shaped gable vents, Masonite hardboard siding, a modern standing-seam metal roof, and a stuccoed shed-roofed addition on the north elevation.”

948 Grooms Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $169,000 on April 12, 2022 (originally $189,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,034 square feet, 5.84 acres
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed October 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $37,500, October 2003
  • Listing: House “is waiting on a restoration to bring back to it Glory.”
    • The property includes a spring.

405 S. Washington Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $60,000 on April 8, 2022 (originally listed at $70,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,185 square feet, 0.12 acre
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed February 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,500, October 1973
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: No heat or air conditioning systems
  • District NRHP nomination: “A fourth version of the bungalow in the 300-400 block of S. Washington Ave., this one-story frame dwelling has a broad side gable roof with a shed dormer and an engaged porch with tapered wooden posts. Drop siding sheaths the house, which has a three-bay facade, interior chimneys and one over one windows.”

938 Martin Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $75,500 on April 5, 2022 (listed at $67,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 990 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed March 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $7,000, January 2008 (per deed)
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “This home is prepped for paint and ready to update.”
    • The listing shows 1,201 square feet.
    • The house was built by Johnsie Gillespie Blair (1872-1955). She lived on Blandwood Avenue and used 938 Blair as a rental. She owned the property from 1896 to 1920. Her husband, Leonidas Tully Blair (1852-1912), had owned it before her. Lee Blair was principal of the Asheboro Street Public School for 30 years.

219 Edgedale Drive, High Point
The Kilby A. Page House III

  • Sold for $180,000 on April 1, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,078 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $149,500, May 2020
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood/Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: “… a blank slate ready for renovations”
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house has a wide, asymmetrical, front-gabled projecting bay with a prominent brick chimney centered in the gable and faux half-timbering at the second-floor level.
  • “The house has a brick veneer, eight-light casement windows, and faux half-timbering in the gables. The arched six-light-over-two-panel door is located on the left (east) end of the projecting bay, under a catslide roof. It is inset slightly in a brick surround.
  • “There is a small, shed-roofed dormer to the left of the front-gabled bay and a one-story, side-gabled wing on the left elevation.
  • “A one-story, shed-roofed porch on the right (west) end of the facade is supported by square posts with diagonal braces. A one-story, shed-roofed wing on the right elevation has faux half-timbering in the gable and an entrance on the right elevation.
  • “The earliest known occupant is Kilby A. Page (salesman) in 1928.”

710 Martin Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $91,000 on March 28, 2022 (listed at $69,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,523 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $64,000, April 2017
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Close to downtown Greensboro home had previous fire damage. Being sold as-is where is cash!”

913 Pekin Road, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $97,000 on March 25, 2022 (listed at $149,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,074 square feet, 9.0 acres
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed February 22, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable from online records
  • Listing: “The house needs a new roof, all new mechanicals and replacement of the floor joists in the kitchen and bathrooms due to extensive termite and water damage.”

1129 Irving Avenue, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $130,000 on March 23, 2022 (listed at $125,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,603 square feet (see note), acreage not listed in county records
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 3, 2022
  • Last sale: July 1986, purchase price not available
  • Neighborhood: Matrimony Heights/Leaksville
  • Listing: The second floor has no heat, so it can’t be counted in the square footage of the house. County records show the house with 2,598 square feet.

245 Brightwood Church Road, Whitsett, Guilford County
The Huffman-Hinton House

  • Sold for $110,000 on March 21, 2022 (listed at $99,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,658 square feet, 2.49 acres
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed February 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $85,000, November 2007
  • Note: The house is in Whitsett but has a Gibsonville mailing address.
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The property was owned by O.W. Bright as part of an approximately 1,000-acre hunting estate in eastern Guilford County. He sold this small piece of the estate in 1924 to Thomas F. Huffman (1870-1952) and Effie L. Hinton Huffman (1872-1943). It remained in the Huffman-Hinton family for 84 years.
    • Thomas Huffman bequeathed the house to Effie’s nephew, Jacob Alton Hinton (1908-1958). Jacob was a barber and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. The property passed to his wife, Lucille Trogdon Hinton (1909-1992), on his death.
    • The Hintons’ son James Winston Hinton (1945-2007) inherited the house from his mother. He, too, was a barber, owner of City Barbershop in Gibsonville. After his death, his son, James Winston Hinton II, sold the house in 2008.

316 N.E. 28th Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $89,000 on March 17, 2022 (listed at $89,995)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,056 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,500, February 2005
  • Neighborhood: Bon Air
  • Note: No heating or air conditioning systems
    • Listing: “Owner made many upgrades and improvements in 2020 … but the property has been vandalized.”

713 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $75,000 on March 14, 2022 (listed at $85,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,192 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $56,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park (see note below)
  • Note: Online listings describe the house as being “in one of Winston Salem’s premier historic districts.” According to the State Historic Preservation Office, it’s not. The property is the black dot at the lower left. It’s near but not in the Washington Park Historic District.

105 E. 2nd Avenue, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $20,000 on March 10, 2022 (originally $50,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,734 square feet, 0.67 acre
  • Price/square foot: $7
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 2, 2021
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “… needs lots of work but has endless possibilities.”
    • Apparently was divided into two apartments.
    • The for-sale listing shows 4,101 square feet and 4 bedrooms, compared to 2,734 and 5 in county records.
    • No heat or air-conditioning system
    • Asbestos siding

409 Banks Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $53,000 on March 8, 2022 (listed at $55,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,280 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed January 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $47,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Cumberland
  • Listing: “Code Violations noted and Buyer to verify all info with code enforcement Department.”

7808 Jackson School Road, Browns Summit, Guilford County
The Ira and Hattie Herbin House

  • Sold for $70,000 on March 4, 2022 (originally $100,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 786 square feet (per county), 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $550, December 1942
  • Note: Ira Herbin Sr. (1911-1989) bought the house in 1942 and lived there until his death. He was an employee of Cone Mills’ White Oak Plant. His wife, Hattie Jane Milton Herbin (1920-2019), then owned the property until her death.
    • For much of his life, Ira was one of two unrelated men named Ira Herbin in Browns Summit. The other, Ira Russell Herbin (1898-1960), was a farmer and building contractor.

902 Sidney Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $110,000 on March 3, 2022 (listed at $89,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,430 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $45
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed February 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $15,000, August 2008
  • Listing: At the top it says, “So much character remains, home needs some TLC to be back to its beauty.” At the bottom, “Home Has Been Condemned By City And Needs Repairs.”

2424 Lomond Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $72,400 (originally $77,500, later $68,000)
  • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 879 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed April 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, September 2002
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Listing: “Home needs a new roof, siding, and total interior renovation”
    • Replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-story hip-roof bungalow with hip-roof dormer; wide eaves; wood shingle siding; six-over-six replacement windows; engaged/shed-roof porch supported by paired, square posts; vertical vinyl siding under porch; exposed rafter tails.”

724 N. Bridge Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $115,000 on March 1, 2022 (listed at $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,918 square feet, 2.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed October 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, October 1994
  • Listing: “Property is being sold ‘as is’ and with all the contents. … Second story has 2 bedrooms, small office and some plumbing but is not heated. … Blower on air conditioner not working.”
    • The owner lives out of state.

234 S. Main Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $150,000 on February 16, 2022 (listed at $165,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,800 square feet, 0.88 acre
  • Price/square foot: $83
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed December 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $100,000, May 2017
  • Listing: “Upstairs consist of 3 unfinished bedrooms. Home is being sold ‘as is.'”

615 Piedmont Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $95,000 on February 15, 2022 (originally $115,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,204 square feet (per county), 0.56 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $56,500, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District/ Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: For sale by owner; out-of-state owner per tax records
    • Vinyl siding
    • The current owner is selling with extensive renovations unfinished: “Present owner has begun the restoration but is unable to continue with her vision.”
    • “Owner has not researched functionality of inground pool.”

329 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $73,000 on February 11, 2022 (listed at $89,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4,365 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed January 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $20,000, March 2001
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District (local)
  • Note: The listing shows 2,812 square feet ($32/square foot).
    • Listing: “Out buildings still remaining on the property include a stable and wood-coal shed.”

3228 Pleasant Ridge Road, Summerfield, Guilford County

  • Sold or $91,000 on February 10, 2022 (listed at $75,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,232 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed January 24, 2022
  • Last sale: Not clear in online records

66 Bombay Road, Denton, Davidson County

  • Sold for $58,000 on February 10, 0222 (listed at $64,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,604 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $36
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed January 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $18,000, April 2020
  • Listing: “Room for a 2nd bath in walk in attic.
    • “A lot of the hard work has been completed on this home. Owner just doesn’t have the time to invest”

4421 N.C. Highway 150, Browns Summit, Guilford County

  • Sold for $147,500 on February 4, 2022 (originally $200,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,104 square feet (per county), 2.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed December 13, 2021
  • Last sale: Two tracts, one sold in January 1940 for $1,000; the other, May 1945, price unknown.
  • Note: The listing shows 1,400 square feet.

601 Foy Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $44,000 on January 13, 2022 (originally $75,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 996 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1897
  • Listed September 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,000, February 2021
  • Note: The listing includes no interior photos.
    • The seller of the house goes by the name My Fast House Offer LLC.

412 7th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $60,000 on January 12, 2022 (originally $65,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,404 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed October 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $28,000, November 2016
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • Note: “One-and-one-half-story side-gable bungalow with a recessed wraparound porch supported by square posts on brick piers; 4/1 sash, gabled dormer, exposed rafter ends, brick piers infilled with concrete block, interior chimney, asbestos siding. The house appears on the 1916-17 city directory map and was occupied by Mrs. Nannie L. Lanning, the widow of Joseph Lanning, in 1925-26.”

217 Haled Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $82,500 on January 3, 2022 (listed at $79,950)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,256 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $37
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed December 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $35,000, October 2016
  • Neighborhood: Centerville Historic District
  • Note: The house was sold twice on January 14, 2022, first for $25,000 and then for $82,500 to an LLC based in Texas.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The house at 217 Haled Street is an I-house with a hip-roof porch and square posts. Gable returns are the only ornamentation. …
    • “Two-story tri-gable I-house with six-over-six, replacement windows; asbestos shingle siding; vertical wood under porch; hip-roof porch; square posts; gable returns.”