These houses were taken off the market without sales in recent months.
7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville
The Kivette House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Kivette Houses, Both Now For Sale: The Gibsonville Homes of Two Sisters Who Loved Parties and Elon
listing withdrawn November 8, 2018; relisted September 9, 2019
contract pending April 28, 2021; no update since then
- $825,000 (originally $875,000)
- 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 12.82 acres
- Price/square foot: $130
- Built in 1934
- Listed March 11, 2018
- Last sale: $365,000, December 2004
- Note: The property includes a two-story carriage house.
- The property was marketed previously as a residence or as a b&b/event venue (although there already is one in Gibsonville).
- For more about the Kivette family, click here.
Withdrawn, Expired or Otherwise Not Sold
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listing withdrawn May 14, 2020; relisted August 10, 2020
listing withdrawn August 24, 2021
- $2.25 million (originally $2.5 million, later $3.5 million)
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,685 square feet, 42 acres
- Price/square foot: $455
- Built in 1951
- Listed September 4, 2019
- Last sale: $880,000, June 2004
- Note: The price was raised by $1 million when the size of the property was doubled to 42 acres.
- 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, and a five-stall horse barn and horse pasture.
7980 Valley View Drive, Clemmons, Forsyth County
listing withdrawn July 16, 2021
- $2.2 million (originally $3.9 million)
- 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms, 12,881 square feet, 4.45 acres
- Price/square foot: $171
- Built in 1928
- Listed October 9, 2009
- Last sale: $625,000, December 2006
- Note: Designed by Charles Barton Keen for a niece of R.J. Reynolds.
- Landscape architecture by Thomas Sears, designer of Reynolda Gardens.
- Listing: “Original Elevator! Too many exquisite features to mention!”
- The house has been listed and withdrawn without a sale seven times since 2009.
1903 Colonial Avenue
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listing withdrawn August 27, 2015; relisted April 23, 2017
listing withdrawn May 11, 2017; relisted July 13, 2018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listing withdrawn December 10, 2020; relisted May 13, 2021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
2450 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County
listing withdrawn March 25, 2021
- 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
132 Becktown Road, Mocksville, Davie County
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.
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 Northrup & O’Brien
- The property includes a detached three-car garage with guest quarters.
2750 Thornfield Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn February 1, 2021
- 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
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.
9292 Creek Farm Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County
listing withdrawn December 8, 2020
- $575,000 (originally $900,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,580 square feet, 30.35 acres
- Price/square foot: $223
- Built in 1881
- Listed June 1, 2020
- Last sale: Not available in online records
- Note: The owner says the house needs considerable work.
- “Large open fields with creek. Farmhouse, large barn and numerous outbuildings. Land suitable for development or possible commercial use.”
- “60 foot right of way to Pizza Hut.”
30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro
listing withdrawn December 2, 2020
- $1.9 million (originally $2.2 million)
- 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
- Price/square foot: $286
- Built in 2017
- Listed October 29, 2019
- Last sale: $370,000, July 2015 (lot only)
- Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
- Note: Designed by Adam Sebastian of STITCH Design Group and built by Gary Jobe
- On the Starmount Country Club Golf Course
801 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro
listing expired November 21, 2020
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,092 square feet
- Price/square foot: $172
- Built as early as 1916 or as late as 1931 (see note below)
- Listed May 28, 2020
- Last sale: $165,000, November 2003
- Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
- Note: Fisher Park’s National Register nomination describes it as a “three-bay, facade-gable, gable-end I house with a bungalow-style front porch.” The NRHP nomination dates the house from 1916-20, and city directories show a residence at 801 Keough, as the street was then known, dating back to 1921. County records, though, give the date as 1931. For what it’s worth, it looks more like a 1920 house than one built in 1931.
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.
815 Woodland Drive, Greensboro
The Haywood Duke House
Blog post –815 Woodland Drive: Irving Park’s highest-priced mansion (May 16, 2017) [It was, then, anyway]
listing removed May 10, 2011; relisted July 29, 2011
listing removed November 11, 2011; relisted February 22, 2012
listing removed May 24, 2012; relisted October 28, 2013
listing removed October 20, 2014; relisted February 24, 2015
listing removed May 24, 2016; relisted March 24, 2017
listing withdrawn September 29, 2020
- $1.59 million (originally $1.89 million)
- 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,215 square feet
- Price/square foot: $305
- Built in 1925
- Listed January 8, 2011
- Last sale: $1.7 million, June 2004
- Neighborhood: Irving Park
- Note: Haywood Duke was general manager of the King Cotton Hotel. The grand 13-story hotel stood downtown on Market Street at Davie, where the News & Record building now is, from 1927 to 1971.
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.
- $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
- 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
- George Black handmade brick, slate roof, copper gutters
- The house has an elevator.
The Van Hook-Worsham-Stamps House
listing withdrawn (spring 2020, date not recorded)
- 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
1604 N. College Park Drive, Greensboro
The Fowler House
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: ‘One of Greensboro’s Most Elegant’ Homes In College Park, $749,000
listing withdrawn January 29, 2020
- $549,000 (originally listed at $749,000)
- 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,372 square feet, 0.61 acres
- Price/square foot: $163
- Built in 1926
- Listed February 21, 2018
- Last sale: $245,000, June 1993
- Neighborhood: College Park
- Note: The property includes access from Mayflower Drive. Sale price includes the quarter-acre lot behind the house at 1911 Mayflower (tax appraisal: $58,000). The property includes a two-car garage with studio at the rear.
284 S. Main Street, Mocksville, Davie County
First Davie County Jail
Davie County Jail NRHP
Blog post — The 1839 Davie County Jail: A National Register Property in Mocksville Is For Sale in an Online Auction
listing withdrawn December 20, 2019
- Online auction had been extended to Tuesday December 17, 2019, but the listing was withdrawn before that date.
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,752 square feet (jail only), 0.53 acres
- Built in 1839
- Last sale: $650,000, April 2001
- Note: The property includes the old jail and a guesthouse. The property is being marketed as residential or commercial. It’s currently being used as an office.
- The is the fourth time since 2015 the current owner has tried to sell the property, according to Zillow; the original asking price was $620,000.
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.
400 McCollum Road, Madison, Rockingham County
listing withdrawn July 2019
- 1,935 square feet, 5 acres
- Price/square foot: $57
- Built ca. 1820 or earlier
- Last sale: Details not available in online records
- Listing: “… a remarkably intact early 19th century tobacco farm situated in the rolling foothills of Rockingham County between Madison and Wentworth. ” “The original tall two-story log house is thought to have been built in the 1820s, but could be earlier according to some historians. It is constructed of hand hewn square-notched logs. A one-and-a-half story addition of similar construction was built in the 1840s next to the earliest section creating two rooms on the first floor separated by a center hall. A two-room rear ell was added to the back of the 1840s section around 1904 creating even more space.”
- “The log house will require extensive rehabilitation in the 1820s section including foundation work and new flooring, ceiling repair, and the installation of mechanical systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The 1840s side with rear ell is habitable, but will benefit from cosmetic updates and possibly some system upgrades. A fire in 2006, which started on the second floor of the 1840s side and spread to the attic, resulted in the replacement of the roof, and loss of much of the original clapboard siding, the flush gable ends and boxed cornice.”
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
- 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.
- $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
- 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
- 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.”
- 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.”
4840 Solomon Lea Road, Leasburg, Caswell County
listing withdrawn May 2018
The Garland-Buford House
- 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.