Withdrawn Listings: Most Notable

The most remarkable houses taken off the market without sales in recent months

Withdrawn Listings 2023
Withdrawn Listings 2022
Withdrawn Listings 2021
Withdrawn Listings 2020
Withdrawn Listings 2018-2019

204 N. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro
Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast
The Harden Thomas Martin House
Blog post — One of Greensboro’s Most High-Profile B&B’s, the Iconic 1909 Double Oaks, $1.795 Million
MLS listing withdrawn March 28, 2022; relisted July 7, 2022
MLS listing withdrawn December 28, 2022
B&B listing withdrawn March 2023

  • $1.65 million (originally $1.795 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 6,700 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed March 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $625,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Listing: “This is a turnkey business sale with all furnishings, fixtures and equipment included.”
  • NRHP nomination: “The dominant exterior feature of the Martin residence is the broad front porch with Tuscan columns and a turned balustrade which carries across the full facade and the forward bays of each side elevation. The centerpiece of the porch — and of the entire house — is the bowed, two-story portico supported by four fluted Ionic columns with large terra cotta capitals. The portico shelters a bowed, second story balcony with a turned balustrade.”
    • “A handsome retaining wall of Mt. Airy granite, whose materials match those of the foundation, lines Mendenhall Street in front of the residence. An early photograph of the house does not show this wall, which was probably added during the 1920s when the grade of Mendenhall Street was lowered to meet the newly created Madison (now Friendly) Avenue to the south.
    • “Completed in early 1909, the Harden Thomas Martin House is one of a handful of early Colonial Revival style residences surviving in the city of Greensboro.
    • “Designed by Greensboro architect G. Will Armfield, the house features a bowed, two-story, Ionic portico and an exceptionally generous center hall with a grand split-run stair. The house’s interior trim – including a handsome first-floor portal and eight mantels – remains completely intact.
    • “The house is the only known residential design of Armfield (1848-1927), a Guilford County native who pursued a successful career as a dry goods merchant before taking up architecture in his late 50’s.
    • “The house was built for Harden Thomas Martin (1857-1936) a native of Rockingham County who operated stores in the communities of Ayersville and Reidsville before moving to Greensboro in 1909, where he entered semi-retirement and engaged in small-scale real estate development.”
    • The NCSU Architects and Builders directory: “When North Carolina passed an architectural practice act and began the formal registration of architects, G. Will Armfield of Greensboro was granted certificate #1 on May 15, 1915. He was one of a large number of men who were certified based on having already been in practice prior to 1915. The Armfield Family Newsletter stated that his son Joseph joined him in architectural practice, and G. Will Armfield continued in that line of work as late as 1924.
    • “Armfield gained a number of substantial commissions, of which the best known is the large, classically inspired Alumni Hall (1914) at the Oak Ridge Institute in the village of Oak Ridge in Guilford County. He also undertook commercial and residential buildings in Greensboro. One of the few that have been identified as standing is the large, Southern Colonial-style residence Harden Thomas Martin House of 1909, built on Mendenhall Street in Greensboro as a retirement residence for Reidsville merchant Martin. The Manufacturers’ Record of July 23, 1908, noted that Armfield was building the house for Martin. Armfield’s blueprints for the house remained with the house and are now in the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries.”
    • Note: County records shows the size of the house as 4,973 square feet, which may not reflect recent work that restored the third floor. They also show the date as 1910.

2929 Seaforth Road, Chatham County
The James A. Thomas Farm
listing withdrawn February 1, 2023

  • $1.2 million (originally $1.3 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,528 square feet, 10.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $785
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed August 14, 2022
  • Last sale: Unknown
  • Note: The property has a Pittsboro mailing address but is 8 miles east of the town.
    • No central air conditioning
  • NRHP nomination: To come

415 E. Main Street, Jamestown, Guilford County
The Thomas C. Ragsdale House
listing withdrawn May 14, 2020; relisted August 10, 2020
listing withdrawn August 24, 2021; relisted November 15, 2021
sale pending April 8 to May 12, 2022
listing withdrawn November 6, 2022

  • $3 million (originally $2.5 million, later as low as $2.25 million and as high as $3.5 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,685 square feet, 21 acres
  • Price/square foot: $390
  • Built in 1951
  • Listed September 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $880,000, June 2004
  • Note: Ragsdale was a mayor of Jamestown (1951-53) and one of seven children of Lucy Coffin Ragsdale, a well-known advocate for public education and namesake of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown.
    • The property includes a swimming pool, pond, guest house, four-car garage, a five-stall horse barn and horse pasture.

504 Emerywood Drive, High Point
The Crews-Thomas House
listing withdrawn October 19, 2022

  • $750,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,773 square feet (per county), 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $210,000, October 1988
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a carriage house with 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette.
    • The listing shows only 3,537 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Tudor Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a projecting, front-gabled wing on the left (south) end of the facade and two hip-roofed dormers on the right (north) end of the facade.
    • “The house has a brick veneer with faux half-timbering in the gables and on the dormers. It has an exterior brick chimney with clay chimney pots in the right gable and vinyl windows.
    • “The batten door has a single light, with multiple, diamond-shaped panes and is sheltered by a front-gabled porch supported by grouped square posts supporting an exposed king-post truss.
    • “A one-story, hip-roofed porch on the right elevation has been enclosed with vertical wood sheathing and vinyl windows.
    • “The first known occupant is Dr. Numa H. Crews in 1928.” Dr. Crews (1888-1960) was eye, ear, nose and throat doctor. By 1941, he and his wife, Louise Trux Crews (1893-1960), had moved to Greeneville, Tennessee, where he continued to practice until he retired.
    • In 1956 the house was bought by John Willard Thomas Jr. (1927-2017) and his wife, Tommie Munford Thomas (1929-1999). It has been owned by their family ever since.
    • John served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1949 with a degree in manufacturing engineering. He joined Thomas Built Buses, which was founded by his brother, Pearley, and worked in engineering and sales before becoming president and chairman. He retired in 1992.
    • John was a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts, both locally and nationally, serving as president of the local Uwharrie Council and on the national executive board. He also served as National Commissioner, the scouts’ highest ranking volunteer, and received scouting’s highest service award, the Silver Buffalo.
    • In 1989, they sold the house to their son Christopher Peyton Thomas (1955-2012) and his wife, Theresa Wilson Thomas. Christopher also worked for Thomas Built.

3561 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
listing withdrawn July 10, 2022

  • $549,000
  • 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,780 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed March 31, 2022
  • Last sale: October 1999, price not recorded on deed
  • Note: Originally built as a girls dormitory for a Moravian school. The school was established through the will of Edwin Theodore Clemmons (1826-1896), a grandson of town founder Peter Clemons. It opened in 1901.
    • The house is next door to the Clemmons Moravian Church, the establishment of which was also called for in Clemmons’s will.
    • The Moravian church owned the house until 1999.
    • Although the listing extols the historic quality of the house, it has vinyl siding and replacement windows.
    • The immediate area is a mix of residential and commercial properties; the listing promotes the property for residential or commercial use.

1907 Madison Avenue, Greensboro
The Esther and William Truitt House
listing withdrawn July 8, 2022 (same day it was listed)

  • $789,750
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,833 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $430,000, August 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, front-gabled, brick Colonial Revival-influenced house displays a flat-roofed portico graced with a dentil cornice.
    • “Tuscan columns and pilasters support the portico that is topped by a picket balustrade with crowning finials on its corner posts. A multi-light transom and multi-light sidelights frame the paneled wood door.
    • “Windows are replacement nine-over-nine and are topped by brick relieving semi-elliptical arches with cast masonry keystones and abutments.
    • “A large brick intersecting gable is located on the east elevation; a synthetic-sided, front-gabled dormer is just forward of it. The west elevation displays another front-gable sheathed in brick.
    • “At least two corbelled brick chimneys rise from the interior.”
    • William Brooks Truitt (1886-1962) earned a mechanical-engineering degree from N.C. State University. He was a co-founder of Carolina Steel in 1919 and served as vice president until leaving to found Truitt Manufacturing Co. in 1941. He was its president until 1957. In 1960, at the age of 74, he founded Truitt Metal Fabricators.
    • William taught the Truitt Bible Class at First Christian Church (now Congregational UCC) for more than 50 years. He was a trustee of Elon College and Elon Children’s Home. 
    • Esther Pearl Lowe Truitt (1892-1973) married William in 1912. William Brooks Truitt on September 10, 1912. She served as organist at First Christian Church for more than 50 years.
    • In 1935, the Truitts lost the house to foreclosure.

3307 Gaston Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
The Herbert and Nancy Downs Smith House
also known as Commencement House III
listing withdrawn June 2022

  • $765,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,088 square feet, 1.6 acres (figures per county)
  • Price/square foot: $187
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed April 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $359,000, October 2009
  • Neighborhood: Sedgefield
  • Note: One of Edward Lowenstein‘s “Commencement Houses,” the three homes designed by Lowenstein and his students when he taught at the Women’s College (which had become UNCG by the time this one, the third, was built).
    • The entrance hall has a 17-foot high wall of windows. There are large windows throughout the house, an open staircase and minimal ornamentation. At the back, a second-floor deck provides a view of the Sedgefield Country Club golf course. The house sits well back from the street in a forested landscape. The kitchen is modern but maintains its strikingly 1950s look.
    • Herbert L. Smith Jr. was general manager of Cummins Diesel Carolina. Nancy was with WUNC-TV. “Nancy Downs, hostess for the WUNC-TV show Potpourri, had covered the 1958 Commencement House and had her eyes on being the next Commencement House client,” N.C. Modernist says. The Smiths owned the house until 1986.

327 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Alanson Welfare House, Lot 43
listing withdrawn October 22, 2021; relisted November 16, 2021
sale pending November 16, 2021 to January 11, 2022
listing withdrawn March 8, 2022

  • $550,000 (originally $545,000)
  • House is divided into three apartments, 2,160 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1840 (per county or ca. 1860 per NRHP)
  • Listed October 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $191,000, July 1998
  • Note: The apartments all have 1 bathroom. One is a 1-bedroom, one is a 2-bedroom, two-level unit, and one is a 1-bedroom studio. The house was divided around 1950.
    • Lot 43 also was the site of the 1839 Theophilus Vierling Shop, which no longer exists. This site remains undeveloped at the north end of Lot 43 where Vierling built a shoe shop in 1839.
    • District NRHP nomination: “In 1855, Lot 43 was divided and the upper half was sold to Alanson Welfare. Welfare (b.1824) was a gunsmith, watchmaker and locksmith. In 1860, the lane on the north property line was reduced in size by fifteen feet, with 7 ½ feet added to Lot 83 and Lot 43. It is probable that Welfare built his brick house at this time. The ell was added sometime later. …
    • “The Welfare House sits back from the sidewalk several feet and has a picket fence at the sidewalk. It is a two-story, common bond (4:1) brick house with a low-pitch side gable roof (standing seam metal) on a full story brick foundation. There are exterior end brick chimneys with corbelled caps.
    • “The one-room deep center hall plan house is built into the slope of the lot and has a one-story brick ell at the rear. The symmetrical three bay façade has a centered entry bay portico supported by four tall brick piers with a cellar door below at street grade.
    • “The portico is accessed on its north end by two granite steps to a landing and then a turn to a flight of wooden steps. The portico has square paneled posts with turned balustrade and shelters a six panel door with three-light transom.
    • “The low hip porch roof (standing seam metal) supports a projecting frame gabled bay with paired one-over-one sash windows with lunette in gable.
    • “First and second floor window sash has been altered to two-over-two while the cellar retains earlier six-over-six window sash. Windows are hung with single panel shutters. There are no windows on the south elevation and one is on the north first floor.
    • “The common bond (5:1) brick ell is an L-shape with gable roof and open eaves and a central brick chimney. The windows are two-over-two sash.
    • “A late nineteenth-century photograph of the house and shop (as sewing machine and music store) recorded the front porch of the house with turned posts and sawn bracket and balustrade.
    • “Sanborn Maps from the late nineteenth century indicate several outbuildings on the lot: wood house, shed, servants’ room, and the Vierling shop. The Vierling shop had several uses: shoe shop, post office, photo, pressing. The building labeled ‘servants’ adjoined the wood house and sat to the east of and behind the ell and suggests the presence of African American residents.”
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115 S. Pearl Street, Troy, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 19, 2020; relisted August 15, 2020
contract pending May 9, 2021; no longer under contract May 9, 2021
listing withdrawn February 16, 2022

  • $549,900 (originally $599,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,135 square feet, 0.42 acres (see note)
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed July 14, 2019
  • Last sale: Listing says it was in 1910; no further information is available online.
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • The house is on a lot of 0.42 acre. The listing references two additional lots that are included, apparently another 0.43 acre total.
    • The house is across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
    • “A portion of the home was the original town post office and has remained in the same family since 1910.”
    • “Remington chandeliers from Pennsylvania, mahogany over-mantles from plantations on the Mississippi River, fireplaces throughout. Hidden doorways and many nooks and crannies with quirky charm. … An impressive 2 story pine paneled entrance with original oak floors, stained glass window, and a massive staircase … Original 10′ & 12′ stamped metal ceilings. Elegant formal dining room has been known to seat 30+ family and guests. A fully stocked library with volumes of antique books. … 20×36 foot wine cellar in basement with stone fireplace and steel reinforced storm shelter.”
    • “Perfect for a bed and breakfast, home-based business, shop, office, educational facility or just a residence for large family or someone who welcomes an abundance of visitors.
    • “Entertainment/game/billiard room is 25 x 36 with pool table included. An indoor pool remains structured under the large billiard room floor if so desired to convert back into function.”
    • “A 64×32′ garage holds approx. 18 cars and is located on additional 2 lots (included) just perfect for a multitude of needs from collector cars to business product storage.”
    • This appears to be the garage:
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308 E. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Bailey House Inn & Village
listing withdrawn August 5, 2021; relisted November 23, 2021
listing withdrawn January 31, 2022

  • $1.2 million
  • Seven buildings, 13,842 square feet on 7 acres
    1. 5,004 square feet, built in 1925 (listed in property records as a house)
    2. 2,620 square feet, 1900 (office)
    3. 1,274 square feet, 1900 (house)
    4. 276 square feet, 1900 (storage)
    5. 1,296 square feet, 1960 (house)
    6. 1,926 square feet, 1925 (duplex)
    7. 1,446 square feet, 1925 (house)
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $256,500, October 1995
  • Note: Several of the buildings have had multiple uses in the past, including retail, office and residential.
    • The property:
  • $375,000 (originally $425,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,158 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $185,000, April 2015
  • Note: Condo in Renfro Lofts, a former hosiery plant

401 E. 4th Street, Suite 301, Winston-Salem
National Register of Historic Places
listing expired December 1, 2021

  • $550,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,338 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $411
  • Built in 1921, converted to condos in 2006
  • Listed May 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $194,500, July 2006
  • Note: Forsyth County Local Historic Landmark Program: “The Brown Brothers Tobacco Prizery is one of the few remaining buildings from Winston’s late 19th century tobacco industry. … a six-story, brick, Second Empire-style building, complete with mansard roof. The building features multiple window styles, including double-hung sash topped by brick segmental arches. The mansard roof is sheathed in alternating fish scale and straightedge slate shingles.”
    • “The building is Winston-Salem’s only remaining industrial example of the Second Empire style and one of only three examples of the style remaining in the city.”

1244 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The George F. Jenkins House
listing withdrawn November 29, 2021

  • $850,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 5,370 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed October 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $186, May 2007
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Owned by an out-of-state LLC
    • The write-up in the listing mistakenly refers to the house as being 6,300 square feet.
    • The house has a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, apartment with a separate entrance.
    • It also has a three-car garage, 700-bottle wine cellar and an oak bar.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This house may be either a ca. 1920s rebuilding or an enlargement of the half-story dwelling shown on the 1917 Sanborn Map. The property was owned by George F. Jenkins [1869-1959], a traveling salesman, and his family from 1916 to 1977. Eva Jenkins [1879-1964], George’s widow, continued to live in the house until at least 1960.
    • “It is a large two-story frame structure with a gable roof, overhanging eaves with nice Craftsman braces, nine-over-one sash windows, and a double tier front porch where the first story has paneled Classical posts and a plain balustrade and the second story has shingled posts and balustrade.
    • “Of particular interest is the lower level rear porch which has paneled posts and plain balustrade like the main porch.
    • “The house was sheathed with asbestos shingles during mid-century, but it still retains many interesting features which contribute to the architectural character of the West End.”

328 Indera Mills Court, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 11, 2021

  • $899,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,846 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $725,000, December 2016
  • HOA: $507/month
  • Note: The Mill at Tar Branch is a 30-unit condo complex in an old mill building. Some of its condos — and this one, specifically — are among the largest and most expensive you’ll find in a historic structure in the region.

2937 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn October 4, 2021

  • $629,900 (originally $649,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,676 square feet, 0.62 acre
  • Price/square foot: $171
  • Built in 1968
  • Listed August 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $385,000, October 2012
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Owned by an LLC that also owns a million-dollar mansion on Reynolds Drive and an office building.

4337 S. N.C. 62 Highway, Alamance, Alamance County
The Fogleman-Lupton House
listing withdrawn, date not recorded

  • $675,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,928 square feet, 7.36 acres
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed August 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,500, December 2005
  • Note: The original owner appears to have been Elizabeth V. Fogleman, who bought the property in 1935 and sold it 1954.
    • The house was owned from 1954 to 2005 by Dr. Emmett Stevenson Lupton (1913-2005), a physician, and his wife, Ruth Paschal Lupton (1914-2002). Emmett came from a high-achieving family of four brothers — Emmett and Carroll were doctors, Harvey was a Superior Court judge and Frederick was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Ruth was a graduate of Wake Forest University, where she majored in Greek. After a seven-year courtship, Ruth and Emmett were wed in 1940 and remained married until her death 62 years later. They rode motorcycles together.
    • There are at least three houses called the “Fogleman House” in the immediate area. This one is on N.C. 62 south of Alamance mill village, next to First Baptist Church of Alamance. The Polly Fogleman House is on Brick Church Road, just off N.C. 62 almost to the Guilford County line; it’s on the National Register. Another Fogleman House is just across the county line in Guilford County on the same road (it’s called Holt’s Store Road in Guilford).

216 W. Hunter Street, Madison, Rockingham County
The Hunter House Bed & Breakfast
listing expired September 7, 2019; relisted March 5, 2021
listing withdrawn September 3, 2021

  • $450,000 (previously listed as high as $595,000 and as low as $368,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,790 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed July 23, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, August 2016
  • Note: The property includes seven fireplaces; main-level master with en-suite, 12’x11′ walk-in closet and private side yard; wrap-around front porch; large back yard with in-ground pool, hot tub, two pergolas and privacy fencing.

5400 Williams Road, Lewisville
listing expired December 5, 2020; relisted December 12, 2020
listing expired April 6, 2021; relisted April 16, 2021
listing withdrawn July 31, 2021; relisted August 2, 2021
listing withdrawn August 5, 2021 (what is going on with these people?)

  • $2.2 million (originally $2.21 million)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet, 26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $1,540
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed December 5, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: County tax records don’t show 5400 Williams Road as an address. The county GIS system shows a 40-acre tract at 5394 Williams Road, with the road running through it. A previous commercial for-sale listing for the entire West Bend Winery indicated this property is the 26 acres of that tract west of the road (although it gave a price of just $1.195 million). That’s where Google Maps shows 5400 Williams Road.
    • Listing: The property includes a horse barn, another house (2,400 square feet) and a potential site for an additional home.
    • “Owners have made a residence of what use to be an events center and restaurant, much more space to add additional bedrooms and baths, should one choose to expand this space. This property is also listed as commercial.”

1903 Colonial Avenue, Greensboro
The Robert and Violet Atkinson House
listing withdrawn August 27, 2015; relisted April 23, 2017
listing withdrawn May 11, 2017; relisted July 13, 2018
contract pending August 15-30, 2018
listing withdrawn December 10, 2020; relisted May 13, 2021
listing withdrawn June 30, 2021

  • “Bidding starts at $335,000.” (see note below; originally listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,075 square feet, 0,41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed July 27, 2015
  • Last sale: $230,000, July 2014
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: This was the home of Robert A. Atkinson Jr. (1923-1976), partner of Edward Lowenstein in the Lowenstein-Atkinson firm. He and his wife, Violet Gertrude Hedrick Atkinson (1926-1993), owned the property and lived there from 1953 to 1985.
    • Listing: “Place offers between May 14-23 at 5 p.m. Seller using transparent offer platform for all offers. Bidding starts at $335,000. Buyers must register and be pre-qualified.”
    • Even in this sellers’ market, this was an audacious move with a house that’s been listed twice in recent years, at considerably lower prices, and withdrawn without a sale each time. The house was priced originally at $250,000 and the second time at $309,000.
    • The house was sold in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2014.
    • “Furniture in the home is for sale as well!”
    • Previous listing: “Original quarry tile flooring was discovered during remodel and restored to 1950’s condition.”
    • Now a rental property

3420 Country Lane, Reidsville, Rockingham County
listing removed May 17, 2021

  • $1.25 million
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,762 square feet, 43.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $709
  • Built in 1848
  • Listed November 2, 2020
  • Last sale: The property was bought as two tracts in separate transactions — $300,000 in December 2013 and $185,000, March 2015.
  • Listing: “hand hewn brick home built in the 1800’s surrounded by rolling meadows. … A former dairy farm with original silos and old barns.”
    • The property includes a half-mile of frontage on Reidsville City Lake.
    • County GIS map (property includes the tract labeled 3420 and the surrounding tract with dashed outline; click to enlarge):

2450 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County
listing withdrawn March 25, 2021

  • $250,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed: March 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $250,000, March 5, 2019
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132 Becktown Road, Mocksville, Davie County
Boxwood Lodge
Boxwood Lodge NRHP
Blog post — Boxwood Lodge: An Elegant National Register Mansion-Wedding Venue-B&B near Mocksville, $3.45 million
listing withdrawn March 8, 2021

  • $3.45 million
  • 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,304 square feet, 48.23 acres
  • Price/square foot: $372
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed January 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $782,500, March 2002
  • Note: The house was designed by Delano & Aldrich of New York.
    • The property is what remains of a 1,500-acre hunting retreat developed from 1911 to 1931 by William Rabb Craig, a New York cotton and sugar broker who died in 1931. Craig’s widow built the house on the site of a hunting lodge built in the 1910’s.
    • The listing says a $5 million restoration of the house was completed in 2007.
    • The property includes a guest cabin built in 1933, a barn built in the 1910’s and a pond.
    • It is now a bed and breakfast and a wedding/event venue.
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3935 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn February 11, 2021

  • $1.1 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,206 square feet, 4.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, August 1998
  • Note: Designed by Northup & O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached three-car garage with guest quarters.

2750 Thornfield Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn February 1, 2021

  • $795,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,141 square feet, 1.39 acres
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1968
  • Listed December 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $654,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Reynolda Estates
  • Note: Designed by Ray Troxell
    • The house includes separate guest quarters and a main-level two-car garage.
    • Japanese themed landscape
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3215 N. Rockingham Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 3215 N. Rockingham Road: A 1935 Cotswold Tudor manor house for $2.9 million

listing withdrawn January 21, 2021

  • $2.9 million (originally $3.25 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 half-baths, 10,696 square feet, 2.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $271
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed November 2015
  • Last sale: None
  • Note: Located on the Sedgefield Country Club golf course
    • Architectural features include butterfly pegged floors, wood and plaster moldings, lead-pane windows, solid wood beams, a marble wall fountain in the main hall.

1219 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
The Hurdle-Williamson-Hairston House
listing withdrawn January 9, 2021

  • $515,000 (originally $575,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, either 2,311 or 4,100 square feet (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $223 or $126 (see note below)
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed November 16, 2020
  • Last sale: $200,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: County property tax records show the house with 2,311 square feet. The listing shows 4,100. Space estimates often vary, but rarely by this much.
    • The West End NRHP district nomination dates the house to around 1917, but county records show 1930.
    • County records show the house as a duplex; the listing says, “Separate living space in the basement for rental income if desired.”
    • The house is being sold furnished except for the basement.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story brick veneer house of simple Craftsman style influence was originally a handsome dwelling with front and side gables with widely overhanging braced eaves, grouped windows, and a heavy front porch with brick posts and granite and wood trim. Although much of the original form and detail of the house remains visible, so many significant changes have been wrought in recent years that it is difficult to still label it a ‘contributing’ building. Among the changes are a brick-infilled front entrance, stained wood shingle one and two-story additions, a shingled ‘roof’ around the front porch and side shingled room with an iron-balustraded deck, ironwork exterior stairs on the north side, a bay window, and an attached basement level garage. The house was depicted on the 1917 Sanborn Map …”

3650 Southeast School Road, Eastern Guilford County
listing withdrawn January 8, 2020

  • $814,500 (originally $835,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms,  3,234 square feet (per county records), 8.48 acres
  • Price/square foot: $252
  • Built in 1869
  • Listed March 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, February 2003
  • Note: The house includes the original log cabin and a modern addition.
    • The property includes a guest house, 1-acre pond, grass tennis court with irrigation and a barn with a two-car garage/workshop and office.


533 Summit Street, Winston-Salem
listing expired January 1, 2020
relisted March 27, 2020
listing withdrawn November 16, 2020

  • $829,000 (originally listed at $1.199 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7,345 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed April 2, 2019
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2012
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Listing: Truncated hip slate roof, wraparound porch, leaded and jeweled glass window details, vestibule and entrance with large glass panel double-leaf doors with beveled and glass sidelights and transoms, 10 fireplaces, paneled wainscot, sliding pocket doors.

510 Country Club Drive, Greensboro
The Britt and Jane Armfield House
listing withdrawn September 21, 2020

  • $1.7 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,640 square feet (per county property records)
  • Price/square foot: $366
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, July 2002
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Britt and Jane Armfield owned the house from 1938 until her death in 2002. It has remained in the family since then.

77 Broad Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Wilson-Austin-Mehaffey House (more photos)
listing withdrawn March 16, 2019; relisted February 18, 2020
listing withdrawn August 12, 2020

  • $175,000 (originally $149,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,238 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built around 1870: Historic records say circa 1870, county records show 1882.
  • Listed March 29, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Milton Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing says the house would be a great bed-and-breakfast; all it needs “is your finishing touches.”
    • A previous listing showed 1 1/2 bathrooms.

1857 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn March 30, 2020

  • $799,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,725 square feet, 0.69 acre
  • Price/square foot: $215
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed March 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $535,000, October 2011
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by William Roy Wallace
    • The house has an elevator.

The Van Hook-Worsham-Stamps House
No address
listing withdrawn (spring 2020, date not recorded)

  • $35,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1,425 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1852; portions of a 1780 structure remain
  • Listing: “The Vanhook-Worsham-Stamps house has been completely dismantled, cataloged and stored by a renowned builder in Caswell County, NC.”
    • “… house is a two-pin log home that features a number of Greek Revival characteristics, including street-facing façade and gable, a hip roof with widely overhanging eaves and clapboard siding, while the upper casement windows give rise to a shallow second story.”

8207 Colonial Trading Path, Julian, Randolph County
listing withdrawn March 4, 2020

  • $339,000 (originally listed at $614,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,868 square feet, 33.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1880 (per county records; see note below)
  • Listed October 28, 2019
  • Last sale: $100,000, January 2005
  • Listing: “Tax maps say this farm house was built in 1880 but experts say it was constructed in the 1860s.” “Priced with rental home next door and two other vacant land parcels. Seller is willing to divide off parcels and houses. All offers will be considered.”
    • The lot containing the house is 13.21 acres.
    • Rental house, 8225 Colonial Trading Path, is 1,712 square feet, built in 1948. Lot is 6.4 acres.
    • Not owner-occupied
    • Located just south of the Randolph-Guilford County line along U.S. 421

2850 Galsworthy Drive, Winston-Salem
The Butler House
listing withdrawn January 2020

  • $1.3 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,250 square feet, 2.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1964
  • Last sale: $979,000, May 2012
  • Note: The property is adjacent to the Reynolda House gardens. Teak entry doors, marble walls


3905 Henderson Road, Greensboro
The Will and Diane Howard House
Blog post — A 1955 Mid-Century Masterpiece in Greensboro, $1.099 Million
listing withdrawn December 5, 2019

  • $1.099 million (originally listed at $1,195,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,864 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $384
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed July 25, 2019
  • Last sale: $225,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Listing: Designed by Thomas Hayes for his college roommate, Will Howard
    • Listing: The house “has been completely restored to its former glory w/open floor plan, sleek lines, walls of glass, original terrazzo floors, 6 outdoor terraces & 2-story Casita. Completely rebuilt by Gary Jobe, preserving almost everything in the original 1955 plan.”
    • The reconstruction addressed “long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped plan and honors the scope, scale and materials of the initial design.” (Preservation Greensboro)
    • Architects for the restoration were Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn of UrbanLab of Chicago; Brent Skelton did the landscape design. (N.C. Modernist)
    • Before being bought and restored by the current owners, the house was included on the N.C. Modernist 2013 Endangered List.

102 N. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn July 10, 2019
house demolished August 2019
Blog post — 102 N. Main Street: Time Runs Out for a Decaying Mansion in Downtown Reidsville

  • $27,997
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,992 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $7
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 19, 2019
  • Last sale: $46,000, September 1991
  • Note: The house was demolished in August 2019, per a demolition order, issued by the City of Reidsville in August 2018.
    • Listing: “Great fixer upper. Make an offer. All systems to be verified by buyer.”
    • One of the interior photos appears to show pews and a pulpit.

432 Willow Oak Drive, Eden, Rockingham County
Willow Oaks Plantation
Willow Oaks Plantation NRHP (as “Cascade Plantation”)
listing withdrawn May 2019

  • $7.5 million
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 6,187 square feet, 1,768 acres
  • Price/square foot: $1,212
  • Built in 1825
  • Listing date unknown
  • Last sale: $1.58 million, August 2001
  • Property website: “For the past years the plantation has hosted hunting and sporting activities … Throughout most of our long history, Willow Oaks Plantation has been a private residence. The Property is reverting to such. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  More information is coming soon.” (via the Wayback Machine) The property includes two additional residences called the Lodge and the Ranch.
    • Located on the Dan River, the property includes creeks, two 6-acre lakes, ponds and shallow impoundments.
    • The property includes equestrian facilities.

723 S. Main Street, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
The Joshua Boner House
listing expired May 2, 2019

  • $599,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 half-bathrooms, 4,705 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in about 1844
  • Listed August 2, 2018
  • Last sale: 1971, price not available in online records
  • Note: The home is now the Salem College President’s House.


900 Rockford Road, High Point
listing withdrawn December 28, 2018

  • $3.75 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, 9,888 square feet, 5.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $379
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed Febraury 1, 2018
  • Last sale: Online records are unclear.
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Designed by Luther Lashmit, architect of Graylyn in Winston-Salem and Adamsleigh in Sedgefield.
    • Listing: “1930’s Norman Tudor built w/quality materials & workmanship found in few homes, Original architectural detailing. Four levels of total renovation — lower level bar, walk in safe, half bath, recreational room w/ firepl & kitchen, top flr. sauna, spa, exercise room & full bath. Supreme location, gated security & auto court. Flagstone terraces overlook magnificent grounds.”
    • The house has been for sale off and on since 2010 at prices as high as $3.95 million.

236 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Jacquelin Taylor House, 1885
listing expired November 30, 2018

  • $375,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,969 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed June 15, 2018
  • Last sale: $212,000, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: Not owner-occupied The house is divided into three apartments.
    • Listing: “… easily converted back to single-family. Recent $100k + of structural and interior renovations & updates. Huge main level apartment, move-in ready.”

4564 S. N.C. Highway 150, Tyro, Davidson County
Tyro Tavern, 1840
Tyro Tavern NRHP
listing expired November 18, 2018

  • $250,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,470 square feet, 0.96 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed May 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 2001
  • From the NRHP nomination, 1983: “This Greek Revival style structure has survived with almost no alterations except the removal of the two-story front porch in the mid-twentieth century.”
    • “… the finest example of Greek Revival domestic architecture in Davidson County. It was apparently built as the residence and tavern of Joseph H. Thompson, son of early nineteenth century innkeeper Frederick Thompson. J. H. amassed a fortune from his Tyro Iron Works, the largest agricultural foundry in the county throughout most of the second half of the nineteenth century. The imposing brick dwelling, which still dominates the crossroads village of Tyro, is the only structure remaining of Thompson’s mercantile and industrial empire.”

1915 Granville Road, Greensboro
listing withdrawn August 9, 2018
house demolished, 2021
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A 1936 Mini-Mansion in Irving Park

  • $735,000 (originally listed at $839,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,613 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $281
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed November 17, 2017
  • Last sale: $534,500, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Those are imported Italian shutters on either side of the front door.
    • The property includes a guest house.

4840 Solomon Lea Road, Leasburg, Caswell County
listing withdrawn May 2018
The Garland-Buford House

  • $412,000
  • 3,744 square feet, 2.37 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built around 1832
  • Note: Interior and exterior woodwork attributed to the renowned Thomas Day.
  • The home was used as a hospital during the Civil War.
    • Kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and stone flooring.
    • The property includes a swimming pool, hot tub, porches, decks, a detached pool house/office and wired workshop.
    • The house has been featured in Country Living, Money, and Smithsonian magazines.


104 Meadowbrook Terrace, Greensboro
listing withdrawn June 3, 2017

  • $1,765,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,525 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed October 2015
  • Last sale: $792,500, March 2007
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park