Bungalows and Cottages: Sales, Winter-Spring 2022

1722 Country Club Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $570,000 on June 30, 2022
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,186 square feet, 1.31 acres
  • Price/square foot: $261
  • Built in 1920
  • Sold privately, not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $237,500, July 2001

912 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro
The Howlett-Harrington House

  • Sold for $480,000 on June 30, 2022 (listed at $369,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,813 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $265
  • Built in 1927 (per county, but probably by 1923)
  • Listed May 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $260,000, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a gazebo and a storage shed with electricity, now used as a workshop.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end rectangle with columned one-bay portico and columned side porch.”
    • The original address was 912 Keough Street.
    • The original owners appear to have been Willis Scott Howlett (1880-1947) and his widowed mother, Adolia Ann Yocum Howlett (1851-1933). Willis bought the property in 1922; by the time he sold it in 1931, Adolia’s name was included on the deed. Willis worked in various positions for the North Carolina Public Service Company. The address first appears in the city directory in 1923 with both listed as occupants.
    • In 1939 the house was bought by John T. Harrington, the assistant county auditor, and Frances K. Harrington. The owned it until they died, John in 1982 and Frances four months later in 1983.

1164 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $380,000 on June 30, 2022 (listed at $349,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,733 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $213,000, December 2013
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a studio with covered porch and a garage/workshop.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half story; front gable; side, shed-roof dormers sheathed in shingles; brick; wood casement windows; hip-roof entry bay; facade chimney; stucco quoins at entry.”
    • The house first appears in the 1930 city directory with Thomas L. Morris as the occupant. He was the proprietor of Morris Service, which sold soda and mineral water.

2516 Bridgeview Road, Ossipee, Alamance County

  • Sold for $152,000 on June 29, 2022 (listed at $145,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,240 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $94,000, June 1990
  • Note: Elon mailing address, but it’s in Ossipee.

674 Chestnut Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $325,000 on June 27, 2022 (listed at $279,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,262 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $258
  • Built in 1938 (per county, but probably earlier)
  • Listed May 31, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, July 2007
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow, Residence, 1925-30, Baxter Poole, Plumber, Crutchfield Plumbing Co.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1930 with Baxter Poole as the occupant.
    • The house was built by William B. Mendenhall, president of Guilford Lumber & Manufacturing Company, who bought the property in 1919. In 1934 he lost the house to foreclosure. From 1934-39, an out-of-owner continued to rent the house out.
    • Joseph Mitchell (1892-1974) and Affe Shahane Mitchell (1901-1982) bought the house in 1939, and it remained in their family for 48 years. Joseph was a salesman and later operated a general merchandise store, Mitchell’s, at 311 East Market Street. He and Affe were born in Lebanon. Their neighbors two doors away were Abdou and Edna Showfety, who also were born in Lebanon.

1204 Portland Street, Greensboro
The William and Annie Greeson House

  • Sold for $210,000 on June 24, 2022 (listed at $199,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,380 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $43,000, October 2017
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: Rental property
    • The listing shows 1,728 square feet.
    • The original owners were William Allison Greeson (1870-1945) and Annie M. Andrews Greeson (1874-1915). The house remained in their family for 85 years. William was a carpenter. Sadly, Annie died just nine months after they bought the house. Their children Nellie Evelyn Greeson (1905-1978), Annie Willie Greeson (1909-2004) and Thomas Ralph Greeson (1911-1998) inherited the house. Unmarried sisters Nellie and Annie lived in the house, Annie until she entered a nursing home. She and Thomas’s daughter Brenda sold the house in 2000, just a few years before Annie’s death at age 94.

800 Chestnut Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $200,000 on June 24, 2022 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,322 square feet (per county), 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed May 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $112,000, April 2016
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage-workshop.
    • The listing shows 1,505 square feet.

411 Tarpley Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Cicero Holt House

  • Sold for $285,000 on June 22, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,864 square feet, 0.53 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $132,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • Note: The district’s NRHP nomination identifies a different home as the Cicero L. Holt House (603 W. Davis Street). Oddly, the page with information on this Craftsman bungalow is missing from the online PDF.

6450 Old Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Guilford County

  • Sold for $499,900 on June 21, 2022 (listed at $499,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,404 square feet, 3.03 acre
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed March 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $276,000, January 2017
  • Note: The property includes a new detached garage/workshop with a two-beam car lift.

1421 Pennrose Drive, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $232,500 on June 21, 2022 (originally $259,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,104 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $37,000, September 2012
  • Neighborhood: Pennrose Park
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground swimming pool.

416 Summit Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $295,000 on June 17, 2022 (listed at $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,190 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed May 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $119,000, November 2018
  • Listing: “Potting shed or artist studio in back.”
    • A remarkable amount of apparently original interior detail remains.

704 S. 8th Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $193,000 on June 16, 2022 (listed at $212,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 989 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed May 6, 2022
  • Last sale: $63,000, August 1994

614 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
The William and Selina Wooten House

  • Sold for $380,000 on June 9, 2022 (originally $389,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $341
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed November 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $38,000, May 1999
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • Note: The price is far higher than is typical for houses in the neighborhood.
    • For sale by owner
    • Listing: “Back ground level is a completely private one-bedroom apartment – separate from the main floor, completely refurbished with LVP floors, custom paint, not yet lived in. Living room/bedroom separated by a Japanese wall custom built in 1955.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “This is a minimal traditional cottage with brick and aluminum siding.”
    • The National Register nomination mistakenly dates the house only to 1955.
    • The original owners were William J. Wooten (1862-1927) and his wife, Selina Galloway Wooten (1865-1930). William was a tobacco worker. They had three adopted children.

1302 Randolph Avenue, Greensboro
The Earley and Lizzie Apple House

  • Sold for $185,000 on June 6, 2022 (listed at $165,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,554 square feet, 0.30 acre
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed May 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $80,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Note: Currently a rental
    • The original owners were Earley Walker Apple (1891-1982) and Elizabeth Louvella Gorrell “Lizzie” Apple (1888-1970). Earley was a carpenter and then became a building contractor. They owned the house until 1964.

303 S. Fisher Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $375,000 on June 3, 2022 (listed at $325,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,762 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed April 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $230,000, December 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The most ubiquitous house type in the West Davis Street-Fountain Place District is the bungalow. … The most popular bungalow variety is one-and-one-half-stories with a gabled roof and engaged full-facade front porch, supported by brick piers or tapered box posts on brick piers. A row of three bungalows in this basic design at 303, 305 and 307 South Fisher Street delineate the east edge of the district. …
    • “Although all three of these one-and-one-half-story bungalows feature gable roofs and engaged full-facade porches, each exhibits different materials and decorative elements. … 303 and 305 South Fisher Street both have large square masonry porch piers and aluminum siding on their lower elevations, with stucco and split shake shingles, respectively, above. 303 South Fisher Street retains its original windows with decorative muntin patterns in the upper sashes …”

1757 W. Center Street Extension, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $255,000 on June 3, 2022 (originally $275,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,112 square feet, 4.49 acres
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $88,900, March 2017
  • Listing: “There are real hardwood floors located under the carpet.”

509 Atwater Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $205,000 on June 2, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,318 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed May 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, May 2019
  • Note: Extremely similar to 426 Parkview Drive in Burlington.

710 E. Morehead Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $154,000 on June 2, 2022 (listed at $165,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,044 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed May 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $129,500, April 2021

755 Percy Street, Greensboro
The W.B. Young House

  • Sold for $279,000 on June 1, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,593 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed April 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $200,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Hip-roofed cottage, ca. 1908”
    • William B. Young (1852-1925) bought the property in 1891; the address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1907. He was a grocer and later a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Young used the house as a rental property until he sold it in 1922. He lived nearby at 748 Chestnut Street, a house he owned and occupied as early as 1905. His daughters didn’t sell that house until 1947.

1808 Rolling Road, Greensboro
The Grady and Herman Thacker House

  • Sold for $636,000 on May 27, 2022 (listed at $595,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,557 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $249
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed April 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $392,500, May 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gabled, brick Period Cottage displays a center, front-gable projection. A classical entrance composed of a broken pediment with a central finial and dentils tops fluted pilasters framing a paneled wood door crowned with a multi-light transom.
    • “Windows are replacement six-over-six with façade windows topped by a segmental arch.
    • “A pair of aluminum-sided dormers rest on the front roof slope. A brick chimney rises from the rear roof slope.
    • “A shed-roofed east elevation sun room has been sheathed in synthetic siding and fitted with modern casement windows.
    • “The Thackers bought the property in March 1927, but they do not appear at this address until the 1933 city directory. Thacker worked as a bookkeeper for J.W. Scott and Company.”
    • Herman Lafayette Thacker (1899-1973) and Grady B. Hargis Thacker (1902-1991) owned the house until 1983.

211 S. McCrary Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $195,500 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,400 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $90,000, July 2017

502 N. Charles Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $530,000 on May 26, 2022 9listed at $530,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,461 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $215
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $160,000, August 2021

419 Crestland Avenue, Greensboro
The Beulah Paschal House

  • Sold on May 25, 2022 for $363,000 (listed at $365,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,804 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed February 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $267,500, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The interior is more interesting than the exterior.
    • The listing shows only 2,221 square feet.
    • The first owner was Beulah T. Paschal, widow of Archie A. Paschal. She owned the property from 1939 to 1961. By 1945, she was apparently renting out the house and had left Greensboro.

208 E. Main Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $212,900 on May 25, 2022 (listed at $209,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,230 square feet, 0.64 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed April 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $159,000, April 2020
  • Listing: “Basement could be an in-law suite with kitchen and full bathroom.”

1612 Marion Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $187,000 on May 25, 2022 (listed at $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,078 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed April 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $71,000, November 2021
  • Neighborhood: Piedmont Hills
  • Note: County records give the house a 1935 date, but the address appears in the city directory by 1926.
    • The address originally was 34 Marion Street.
    • The original owners were Clarence E. McAdams (1896-1957) and Jesse Ellen Wilson McAdams (1900-1987). Clarence was an Army veteran of World War I and one of 11 children, nine of whom reached adulthood. He was a traveling salesman for Veazey-Chambers & Company, wholesale grocers. Jesse and Clarence had five children, only two of whom survived infancy.
    • They bought the property in 1925. They lost through a foreclosure in 1934 to the Home Owners Loan Corporation, a New Deal government creation formed to help homeowners prevent foreclosures (it had an 80 percent success rate).

134 Joyner Street, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • Sold for $149,900 on May 25, 2022 (originally $169,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,404 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed March 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $35,000, December 2016
  • Neighborhood: Cooleemee Mill Town Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: The Cooleemee Cotton Mill built 12 distinct types of houses from 1898 to 1953, when the company sold them. 134 Joyner is called a Type C:
    • House Type C — L-Plan (1898-ca. 1911): a one-story, three-bay wide, mill house with front and side-gable roofs, and a one- or two-room rear gable-roofed ell. The house’s main block has an L- plan with front-, side and rear-gable roof ridges joining at the same height at the center interior double-flu brick chimney.
    • “Originally the house had plain weatherboard, six-over-six or four-over-four sash windows, brick foundation piers, and rear kitchen ell brick flue. Gable ends feature distinctive arched, louvered attic vents and scalloped or flared bargeboards.
    • “The three-quarter engaged front porch has a shed-roof with hip-corner, four-inch square wood posts, plain wooden railing, two-inch square pickets, tongue-and-groove pine board flooring, and bead-board ceiling.
    • “Front rooms are accessed from the front porch by an off-center exterior door. Original front doors are wood doors dating after 1953 but during the period of significance are two-to-three panels with a six-to-nine-pane window above.
    • Rear porches were enclosed in 1930 to accommodate bathrooms when the mill company built the central water and sewer system replacing individual privies.”
    • Specifics of 134 Joyner: “Porch screened-in. The windows are replacements. The porch is shaded by an attached metal awning. Aluminum siding, concrete block underpinning and rear shed roof addition added. Rear porch with concrete slab floor, concrete block foundation, metal posts and railing and metal awning”
    • About 150 houses in the mill villages are this type. There are 443 buildings in the district, including homes, industrial and service buildings.

422 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The Dr. C.W. McPherson House

  • Sold or $441,000 on May 20, 2022 (listed at $380,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,001 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $220
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed April 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $18,000, May 1974
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Dr. C.W. McPherson, an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, built this one-and-one-half-story frame bungalow in the late 1920s.
    • “Its three-bay facade features triple windows with decorative upper sashes flanking the entrance; it is spanned by an attached porch which extends to a porte cochere, both supported by square brick piers.
    • “Other features include a simple slat balustrade on the porch roof and an exterior end chimney.”

1114 Grayland Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $300,000 on May 20, 2022 (listed at $259,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,187 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $253
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $183,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park
  • Note: The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1929, when it apparently was a rental property.
    • The first owners to live in the house appear to have been Howard D. Strickland (dates unknown) and Ruby Lee Rayle Strickland (1913-1962). They bought the house in 1933 and sold it in 1944. Howard was a hosiery worker.
    • After a couple of relatively short-term owners, in 1959 Ralph Rigdon White (1912-2002) and Bobbie Dixon Crowder White (1915-2012) bought the house. Ralph was a salesman at North State Chevrolet. They owned the house for 47 years until Bobbie sold it 2006.

628 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $260,000 on May 19, 2022 (listed at $229,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,641 square feet, 3.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1863
  • Listed May 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $235,000, February 2022
  • Listing: “Barns and corn crib that date back to the 1900’s.”
    • The property has a Cedar Lane address, and the driveway opens onto Cedar. The property runs all the way through the block, with the house sitting at the very back of the property on Whip O Will Way.
    • The house has rooftop solar panels that power the water heater and the furnace.
    • Located in what is now a rural subdivision northwest of town

2226 Westover Drive, Winston-Salem
The Frank Smith House

  • Sold for $361,000 on May 18, 2022 (listed at $329,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,646 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $219
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed April 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $218,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable projection; recessed porch; vinyl siding; paired, four (vertical)-light transom-over-one and four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; replacement porch posts. 1925 CD: Frank Smith, superintendent.”

403 Albright Avenue, Graham, Alamance County

  • Sold for $300,000 on May 17, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,120 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed April 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $1,000, September 1980

1105 Grayland Street, Greensboro
The Goodman-Winstead House

  • Sold for $235,000 on May 16, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,930 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $19,250, June 1964
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park
  • Note: The interior needs some cosmetic work.
    • The first owner of the house may have been Dennis Keel, a dentist who owned the property from 1924 to 1931, when he lost it in a foreclosure. He was listed throughout the period as living at other addresses, so, if the house had been built at the time, he used it as a rental (the city directory is unclear on when the address was first in use).
    • The first owner-occupants were Guthrie Gorman Goodman (1890-1952) and Addie B. Crowder Goodman (1895-1945). Guthrie was commercial manager for Southern Public Utilities Corp. The house was sold in 1952 by Guthrie’s estate.
    • The house was bought in 1964 by James Merritt Winstead (1925-2018) and Sandra Jarrett Wisntead (1935-2021). Jim was a native of Roxboro, served in the Army in Europe during World War II and later worked for the Savannah River Project. He worked as the tennis pro at the Greensboro Country Club for 27 years. Sandra, originally from Thomasville, received her nursing education at City Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. She worked as a public health nurse and retired from Eagle Tannenbaum and Eagle Cardiology.

712 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $305,000 om May 13, 2022 (listed at $299,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,696 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed April 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $180,000, April 2005
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached carport with a storage area.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. Front gable with side gable and front gable projections; one and a half story; brick; six- over-six, double-hung sash with transoms; gabled, stone entry pavilion with segmental arch opening; attached, hip roof side porch, screened, with brick piers; stucco and half-timbering in gable end.”

2250 Rosewood Street, Winston-Salem
The William and Effie Saylor House

  • Sold for $352,500 on May 12, 2022 (listed at $350,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,920 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $165,000, June 2002
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; gable-roof dormers; vinyl siding; shingled gabled ends; one-over-one replacement windows; engaged porch; paneled posts on brick piers; front-gable porch entry with decoratively shaped architrave; exposed rafter tails. 1928 [city directory]: William and Effie Saylor, salesman.”

407 Colonial Drive, High Point
The Alf L. Schwartz House

  • Sold for $277,000 on May 10, 2022 (listed at $239,900)
  • 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom, 1,436 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed April 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $165,000, August 2020
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • NRHP district nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled Period Cottage is three bays wide and triple-pile with a full-width, gabled rear ell. The house has a brick veneer, a decorative brick chimney on the facade, and replacement windows, generally paired, except for a single six-over-six wood-sash window in the front gable.
    • “The arched, batten door has four small lights and strap hinges; it is recessed slightly in a front-gabled entry bay and has an arched brick surround. An uncovered brick terrace extends to the right (west) of the entrance.
    • “A second entrance on the left (east) elevation is sheltered by a gabled roof on knee brackets and there is a small frame addition with vinyl siding at the left rear (southeast).
    • “The house was listed as vacant in 1937; the earliest known occupant is Alf L. Schwartz (manager, Rosaine Shop) in 1938.”

8144 N.C. Highway 87, Wentworth, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $180,000 on May 10, 2022 (originally $139,900, the $149,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,376 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed April 4, 2022
  • Last sale: Can’t be determined in online records
  • Note: Some online listings show the house being in Wentworth; others, in Reidsville. It’s actually about halfway between them.
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage with a separate workroom.
    • About 24.5 acres of vacant land adjacent to the property is available separately.

2308 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
The William and Gertrude Matsen House

  • Sold for $350,000 on May 9, 2022 (listed at $350,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,576 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed March 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $224,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story side-gable bungalow has vinyl siding; six (vertical light)-over-one and six-over-one windows; recessed porch with small projecting flat roof at entry all supported by paired square posts on brick piers; shed-roof dormer.”
    • The original owners were William Oscar Matsen (1877-1938) and Gertrude Janette Spaugh Masten (1882-1952). William was a salesman.

3172 Bellemont Mount Herman Road, Bellemont, Alamance County

  • Sold for $365,000 on May 6, 2022 (originally $359,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet (per county), 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed March 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, November 2012
  • Note: The description in the listing house says there are two “bonus rooms.” The septic system permit allows only three bedrooms.
    • Listing: “Old pump house on property conveys AS IS. Per seller, hardwoods under carpet at some areas.”
    • The property has a Burlington mailing address but is in the community of Bellemont.
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620 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Kernodle-Pratt House

  • Sold for $360,000 on May 5, 2022 (listed at $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,949 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1909 (or a bit later; see note)
  • Listed February 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $$160,000, April 2021
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • RealtorTalk: “This isn’t just a gorgeous home– it’s a lifestyle.”
  • Note: This house is within a local historic district and recently received significant exterior renovations. If any violations of historic district standards are found, the responsibility to remedy them become the responsibility of the buyer if they aren’t fixed by the seller before closing.
    • Considered a non-contributing structure in the National Register district because of previous alterations to the house (but it’s still subject to local historic-district standards)
    • The home was built by Dr. John Franklin Kernodle (1883-1967), a dentist, and Dora Cassandra “Cassie” Summers Kernodle (1885-1984), and it remained in their family until 2000. Interestingly, only Cassie’s maiden name is on the 1910 deed. Although property records give a 1909 date for the house, the National Register nomination gives it as ca. 1911. The address appears in the 1912 city directory.
    • The Kernodles owned the house until 1947, when they sold it to their daughter Evelyn Kernodle Pratt (1917-2002) and her husband, Charles Alexander Pratt (1911-1994). Evelyn was a graduate of the Women’s College. She served on the governor’s North Carolina Society for Preservation of Trees. Charles was a salesman for Rhodes-Perdue Furniture Company in 1947. By 1960, he was proprietor of Pratt Realty & Insurance Co. After Charles’s death, Evelyn owned the house until 2000.
    • How it looked when it was sold in 2021:
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3703 Liberty Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $280,000 on May 2, 2022 (listed at $279,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,337 square feet, 1.05 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed March 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $133,000, July 2002
  • Listing: “This home needs some TLC and likely to benefit from a renovation loan.” The interior looks livable, though.
    • The property includes a detached unit that could be an in-law suite, Airbnb or rental unit.

1148 W. Green Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $168,000 on May 2, 2022 (listed at $167,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,148 square feet, 0.82 acre
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed February 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $100,000, January 2021
  • Note: Renovated with minimal attention to the historic character of the house (vinyl siding, cheap vinyl replacement flooring, etc).

4330 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $337,000 on April 29, 2022 (listed at $339,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,144 square feet, 1.32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $250,000, April 2020

212 W. Decatur Street, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $170,000 on April 28, 2022 (listed at $165,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,294 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $131
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed March 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $38,000, September 1994
  • Neighborhood: Decatur-Hunter Historic District (local)

1202 N. Hamilton Street, High Point

  • Sold for $133,000 on April 28, 2022 (listed at $142,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,143 square feet (per county), 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed March 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $31,500, December 2011
  • Note: Out-of-town owner

903 W. McGee Street, Greensboro
The Walker and Mittie Hunt House

  • Sold for $355,000 on April 27, 2022 (listed at $385,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,181 square feet (per county), 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $221,000, May 2006
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: Greensboro College is across the street.
    • Rental property, out-of-town owner
  • District NRHP nomination: “Tudor revival”
    • Walker Henly Hunt (1877-1961) and Mittie Melvin Hunt (1881-1974) bought the property in 1928 and owned it for 41 years. By 1929 they had built the house and were listed in the city directory. He was identified in 1928 as an attendant at the Keeley Institute, the alcoholism treatment center that occupied Blandwood, Gov. Morehead’s home, for 60 years. Later, he was employed as a painter at the Women’s College. After his death, Mittie continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1969.
    • For what it’s worth, Mr. Hunt was listed in the city directory at various times as W.H. Hunt, Walker H. Hunt and William H. Hunt. The 1928 deed has him as Walker Henley Hunt, and his gravestone has Henly W. Hunt.
    • Digression: The Hunts bought the property from Cara-Mia Scarborough (1887-1977) of 911 W. McGee Street, the Walker-Scarborough House. That house was built around 1845; it’s one of only two antebellum houses remaining in College Hill. Samuel William Scarborough (1824-1905) bought the house in 1877. It apparently included the properties from 901 W. McGee to 1007 W. McGee.
    • Cara-Mia had been given 903 West McGee in 1921 by her mother, Julia B. Scarborough (1852-1930). Cara-Mia was the youngest of 10 children of Samuel and his two wives (Julia was the second). Cara-Mia was 40 years younger than her oldest half-sister. Julia was 28 years younger than Samuel and was younger than three of his children. He was 63 when Cara-Mia was born.
    • In 1928 Cara-Mia was living in the Walker-Scarborough House with her widowed mother and brother Henry Karl Scarborough (1885-1933). Cara-Mia sold the house after Henry’s death in 1933, 56 years after her father had bought it.

1051 S. Hawthorne Street, Winston-Salem
The Zachary and Nellie Harrison House

  • Sold for $327,500 on April 21, 2022 (listed at $309,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,450 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $226
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $140,000, January 2001
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property includes a detached one-car garage with a workshop area, storage and a screened-in area.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; cross gable; brick; Craftsman-style, six-over-one, double-hung sash; tripartite window with sidelights; wrap around porch; battered posts on brick piers; stuccoed gable ends; basket weave pattern at cornice.”
    • The first residents of the house were Zachary Taylor Harrison (1893-1934) and Nellie Fry Harrison (1900-1986). Zachary was a ticket agent at Union Station. After his death, Nellie stayed at 1051 S. Hawthorne until 1935. She had a varied career that included positions as a saleswoman, insurance agent and manager of a dry cleaner.

511 Liberia Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $89,400 on April 21, 2022 (listed at $94,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed February 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $4,000, April 1991
  • Neighborhood: Old Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Out-of-town owner
    • Although the house is a non-contributing building in the historic district due to its age, the property itself has a well-documented history.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Peter Stockton, a black man, aged 28 and a day laborer, purchased this lot in 1875 from the Moravian Church. He also bought the lot at 519 Liberia Street and 506 Pitts Street. The properties passed to Mamie Stockton Rogers then this lot passed to Jordan Rogers. The lot containing 511 Liberia and 506 Pitts Street was split and the south half became 511 Liberia and passed to Birdie Rogers Clark in 1933. The north half became 506 Pitts Street. 511 Liberia remained in the Stockton family until being sold to Victor Harrell, Jr. in 1964.
  • “Sitting back from the street with a shallow front yard is the one-story frame (weatherboard) house with a gable front roof (asphalt shingle) with box cornice and on a stuccoed masonry foundation. A louver vent is in the gable peak. Across the three-bay façade is a three-quarter hip roof porch with square posts and prefabricated wood railing. The front door is centered with windows (replacement) on either side. Three steps descend from the porch to the walkway to the street.”

1410 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
The Mooney-Moore House

  • Sold for $217,500 on April 19, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,294 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 17, 2022
  • Last sale: $105,500, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story bungalow is similar in form to the house at 134 N. Sunset Dr. (#409).
    • “The stuccoed house features a hip roof with a central chimney, a front shed dormer, nine-over-one sash windows, and a front porch with a combination of square stuccoed corner posts and tapered wood posts on stuccoed plinths.
    • “The porch extends beyond the house on the east side to form a porte-cochere.
    • “This house may be the one shown on the 1917 Sanborn Hap, but the first tax listing was in 1920 for W. L. Mooney, and the first listing in the city directories for Mooney at this location was in 1923.
    • “The Mooneys lived here until 1936, and the following year John A. and Virginia Moore were occupying the house. The Moores resided here until at least 1970 and held ownership until 1979.”

513 N. Charles Street, Mebane, Alamance County

  • Sold for $293,000 on April 14, 2022 (listed at $265,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,537 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $191
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $133,000, November 2021
  • Note: The historic character of the interior has been almost entirely homogenized away with vinyl floors, wall-to-wall carpet and other renovations. The exterior has vinyl siding. It’s hard to imagine they resisted the urge for replacement windows.

219 Bruton Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $177,688 on April 13, 2022 (originally $169,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,252 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed March 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $150,000, June 2016
  • Listing: “This home needs a TLC and being offered as a steal.”

300 Railroad Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $115,000 on April 13, 2022 (listed at $110,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 950 square feet, 0.29 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $47,000, August 2018
  • Note: Just outside the North Main Street Historic district (NRHP)
    • Rental property

708 S. Lexington Avenue, Burlington, Alamance County
The George T. Spruce House

  • Sold for $225,000 on April 12, 2022 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,880 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed December 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $4,950, March 1956
  • Neighborhood: South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “A Craftsman-style house at 708 S. Lexington Avenue, built in 1928, has architectural significance as a precocious harbinger of the low Ranch house form that came to dominate American houses in the 1950s.”
    • “Craftsman-style 1-story, five-bay house, with hip roof, a brick apron, and stucco simulating wood shakes above the apron. Along the east side is an engaged porch that has been screened.
    • “Other features are original 9/1 sash windows and a gabled entrance stoop with brick posts set on brick piers.
    • “The house is an unusually early example of the wide, horizontal form that characterized Ranch houses of the late 1940s.
    • “George T. Spruce, secretary-treasurer of Burlington Construction Co., had the house built.”

336 Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $250,000 on April 8, 2022 (listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,876 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed February 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, October 2021

337 E. Monmouth Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $130,000 on April 8, 2022 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 870 square feet, 0.1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, October 2021
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow is similar to 331 [“One-story front-gable Craftsman Bungalow with weatherboard siding; front-gable porch; one-over-one 15windows; four-light attic window; knee braces; plain posts.”] with replacement plain posts.”

15 Springdale Court, Greensboro
The Jennings-Horrnaday House

  • Sold for $276,000 on April 7, 2022 (originally $245,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,399 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $197
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed September 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $125,000, March 2010
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: Rental property
    • Although county records show the date of the house as 1928, the address was listed in the city directory by 1921. It had only two owners in its first 59 years.
    • Jasper James “Jack” Jennings (1894-1973) and his wife, Pearl Bilbro Jennings (1895-1974), bought the property in 1919 and owned it for 25 years. Jack was the traffic manager for Cone Export & Commission Company. By 1942, the Jennings had disappeared from the city directory, and the house was being rented by Leo Bascom Hornaday (1889-1969).
    • A 1944 deed shows the Jennings living in New York City and selling the house to Hornaday. He was a salesman. At his death, the house passed to his wife, Ola James Hornaday (1889-1970). Her heirs sold it in 1980.

408 Poplar Street SW, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $250,000 on April 7, 2022 (listed at $230,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 979 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,176, July 2016
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; front-gable porch; square posts on brick piers; knee braces; six-over-one, Craftsman-style windows.”

324 E. Monmouth Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $160,000 on April 6, 2022 (listed at $165,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 800 square feet (per county), 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed February 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $70,000, November 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows 1,920 square feet, compared to 800 in county tax records.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story side-gable bungalow; six-over-one windows, aluminum siding; gabled porch with square posts; decoratively cut knee braces.”

1610 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $359,000 on April 1, 2022 (listed at $380,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,117 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed January 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, March 2005
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: Detached two-car garage

1610 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $359,000 on April 1, 2022 (listed at $380,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,117 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed January 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, March 2005
  • Neighborhood: West Highlands
  • Note: Detached two-car garage

937 West Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $220,000 on March 31, 2022 (listed at $199,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,166 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed February 22, 2022
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online deeds
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front-facing jerkinhead roof; shingled gable end; weatherboard; hip-roof porch; square posts on brick piers; knee braces.”
    • The original owners were Thomas Harrison Nifong (1890-1954) and Minnie Lee Knight Nifong (1893-1969). They were listed at 937 West from 1923 to 1934. He was a draftsman at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

913 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $380,000 on March 30, 2022 (listed at $374,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,781 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $213
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed March 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $230,000, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Period Cottage. One and a half story; side gable; brick; one-over-one, replacement windows; front patio partially covered by modem, shed porch; gabled entry pavilion; stone facade chimney with single, rounded shoulder; stone walkway.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1935 with Robert Jones, deputy clerk of County and Superior Court, as the occupant.

5660 Church Road, Saxapahaw, Alamance County

  • Sold for $209,000 on March 30, 2022 (listed at $189,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 838 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $249
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed March 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $35,000, March 2004
  • Note: The house has a Graham mailing address but is in Saxapahaw.

1119 E. Main Street, Swepsonville, Alamance County

  • Sold for $283,000 on March 28, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1,855 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1910 (most likely; see note)
  • Listed February 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $175,000, November 2019
  • Note: Built by Virginia Mills
    • County records give the date as 1950; no one was building houses like this in 1950. Neighboring Virginia Mills houses were built in 1910, making that the likely date for this one, too.

256 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $270,000 on March 25, 2022 (originally $287,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,602 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $146,000, November 2010
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The house’s driveway is accessed from the street at points on the other side of the neighboring houses. It runs along the street in front of five houses.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This house is a mirror image of 252 West End Blvd., and like the other house, it was owned as rental property by Judge Erastus Beverly Jones and his heirs from 1907 to 1978.
    • “The vernacular Queen Anne cottage is a one-story weatherboarded frame dwelling with decorative wood shingle gables, a left front projecting bay, and a porch with turned posts, sawnwork brackets and plain balustrade which follows the irregular outline of the facade.
    • “The houses at 256 and 252 West End Blvd. are good examples of some of the more modest early twentieth century dwellings in the West End, which are smaller than some of the houses, but which are still architecturally compatible because of their form, material, and detail.”

512 Patrick Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Barker-Fulp House

  • Sold for $215,000 on March 25, 2022 (listed at $206,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,993 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1925 (per county, see note)
  • Listed February 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $150,000, January 2021
  • Neighborhood: Central Leaksville Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The date of the house is given as 1925 in county records, as ca. 1910-1920 in the district’s National Register nomination, and as “before the turn of the century” in A Tale of Three Cities: A Pictorial History of Leaksville, Spray and Draper.
  • District NRHP nomination: “A group of three exceptionally well-preserved one-and-one-half story frame bungalows, constructed between 1910 and 1920 and ornamented with a variety of decorative elements, is located at 510, 512 and 514 Patrick Street …”
    • From A Tale of Three Cities: “… a one-and-one-half story L-shaped cottage with a shed-roofed dormer and a projecting shed-roofed bay window. The house has an interior brick chimney and a shady bungalow style front porch carried by square paired posts set atop clapboard-covered plinths. The multi-panel windows are the most striking feature of this well-kept house. The bay window has a pair of thirty-five light casement windows with a twenty-eight light window above, and the dormer is lit by paired fifteen-light windows.”
    • “The home was one of the earliest bungalows to be erected in Leaksville …”

810 Carrick Street, High Point
The Lonnie W. Blackwelder House

  • Sold for $255,000 on March 24, 2022 (listed at $249,000)
  • 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,882 square feet, .18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, September 1998
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Suburbs Historic District
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story, gambrel-roofed, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, projecting bay on the left (north) elevation and a shed-roofed rear ell.
    • “There is a gambrel-roofed gable on the facade and two interior brick chimneys. The house has vinyl siding, vinyl shingles in the gables, a modillion cornice on the facade, and replacement windows.
    • “The one-light-over-one-panel door has a matching sidelight and a raised, paneled surround; it is sheltered by a near-full-width, hip-roofed porch on columns with a gable over the entrance.
    • “The earliest known occupant is Lonnie W. Blackwelder (police) in 1916.”

422 Lexington Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $235,000 on March 22, 2022 (originally $265,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,154 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • πrice/square foot: $109
  • Listed September 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, July 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Avenue Historic District (local)

1306 Grove Street, Greensboro
The Ida Johnson House

  • Sold for $166,000 on March 17, 2022 (listed at $169,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,781 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $61,000, October 2019
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: Out-of-town owner
    • The first occupant listed at the address was Ida M. Bristow Johnson (1866-1947), identified as the widow of C.J. Johnson. She bought the property in 1920, and it apparently remained in her family for 72 years.
    • The city directory listed Ida as living on Grove Street as early as 1921, when house numbers were not listed for the street, and from 1926 at 1306 Grove.
    • Ida was born in Bertie County. She married Charles Johnson (1858-1916) of Martin County in 1884 or 1886 in Goose Nest Township, Martin County. Little is known about Charles, including whether he ever lived in Greensboro. Some of what is documented is contradictory, including whether he was Charles J. Johnson or Charles L. He’s buried in Martin County. Ida, who died 31 years after Charles, is buried in Greensboro.
    • By 1930, Charles L. Johnson, most likely her son, was living with her at 1306 Grove. Ida left the house to him on her death. He had a variety of employers through the years, including textile mills, Southern Railway and several for whom he was a deliveryman, including a grocer, two bakeries and a laundry.
    • Charles gave the house to Carlton Johnson in 1990. Their relationship, too, is unknown. Carlton sold the house in 1992.

632 W. Main Street, Yadkinville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $305,000 on March 16, 2022 (listed at $295,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,364 square feet, 1.19 acres
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed January 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, July 2021

1027 Franklin Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $255,000 on March 14, 2022 (listed at $235,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,329 square feet, 0.15 acre
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed February 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $100,000, January 2008
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: Although county records show the 1915 as the date of the house, the address appears in the city directory as early as 1904.
    • The earliest known occupants were Mortie Moore Morgan (1877-1956) and his wife, Tetsie Jean Futrel Morgan (1873-1956), in 1904. He was a bookkeeper for Salem Iron Works.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One story; side gable; single pile; vinyl siding; four-over- four windows; shed-roof porch; replacement porch posts; rear ell.”

215 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $217,000 on March 14, 2022 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,797 square feet, 0.2 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed February 1, 2022
  • Last sale: $60,000, May 2020
  • Neighborhood: Colonial Drive School Historic District (local)
  • RealtorSpeak: “Designer flare with Mid Century Farmhouse Charm”

309 Unity Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $180,000 on March 14, 2022 (listed at $180,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3,124 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $55,000, September 2019

18 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County

  • Sold for $123,500 on March 14, 2022 (listed at $124,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,452 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1845
  • Listed January 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,000, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Milton Historic District
  • Listing: “one of 4 raised cottages in the town built between 1840-1845”

620 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $200,000 on March 10, 2022 (listed at $189,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 907 square feet, 0.1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $221
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed February 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $98,000, March 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable porch; battered posts on brick piers; knee braces; vinyl siding; six-over-six, double-hung sash.”

111 Cherry Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County

  • Sold for $69,900 on March 9, 2022 (listed at $69,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,366 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $42,000, October 2000
  • Note: No central air conditioning
    • Not owner-occupied

105 N. Marshall Street, Graham, Alamance County
The William and Frances Walker House

  • Sold for $225,000 on March 9, 2022 (listed at $200,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,644 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed January 29, 2022
  • Last sale: The house has been in the Walker/Isley family since it was built.
  • Listing: “Property being sold for the land and has endless possibilities. … The home is in fair to poor condition.”

2613 Beechwood Street, Greensboro
The Johnson-Malone House

  • Sold for $302,500 on March 7, 2022 (listed at $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,268 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $239
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed February 9, 2022
  • Last sale: $173,500, June 2012
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The original owners appear to have been J. Stanley and Mozelle Johnson, who bought the property in 1926. He was a teacher at Greensboro High School. They lost the house to foreclosure in 1935.
    • In 1937 the house was bought by Willis H. Malone (1891-1971) and Vera E. Britt Malone (1899-1962). He was a meter reader for the city water department. They owned the house for 30 years.

220 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $159,900 on March 7, 2022 (listed at $159,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,603 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed January 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $57,000, February 2014

2413 Sylvan Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $670,000 on March 1, 2022 (originally $749,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,815 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $369
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed August 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $171,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The price is extraordinarily high for Sunset Hills, even reduced by $50,000. The highest price sale on a per-square-foot basis for a Sunset Hills home this year has been $255. Only two historic homes we’ve followed in the Triad this year have been sold at a higher price per square foot (both were in Irving Park).
    • The listing agent appears to be based in Southern California and offers cut-rate service for sellers in 15 states.

409 McAdoo Avenue, Greensboro
The John and Ruby Sparrow House

  • Sold for $307,500 on March 1, 2022 (originally $315,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,580 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed September 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $216,500, October 2014
  • Neighborhood: Southside
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Although county records date the house only to 1935, the address appears in city directories as far back as 1922. The original owners were John Ward Sparrow (1891-1967), a brakeman, and his wife, Ruby Juanita Bain Sparrow (1896-1969). They owned the property until 1938 but bought it back two years later. They sold it a second and final time in 1943.
    • With the decline of Southside in the mid-20th century, the property fell into disrepair and was acquired by the Greensboro Redevelopment Commission in 1999. As part of the city’s ambitious rehabilitation of the neighborhood, it was restored and sold to a new homeowner in 2001.

729 Uwharrie Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $242,000 on March 1, 2022 (listed at $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed January 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, October 2021
  • Note: Replacement windows and vinyl siding

1218 Fairview Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $155,000 on March 1, 2022 (listed at $147,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,368 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 3, 2022
  • Last sale: $40,000, March 1986
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: Rental property
    • The historic character of the house has been diminished with vinyl siding, wall-to-wall carpeting and, most likely, replacement windows.
    • Cone Mills sold the house in 1958. It has been a rental since at least 1987.

10 Springdale Court, Greensboro
The Paul and Jessie Stratton House

  • Sold for $227,500 on February 28, 2022 (listed at $220,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,073 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1927 (per county records, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed February 5, 2022
  • Last sale: $135,500, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The listing says the house is a Sears kit cottage. It might be this one, the Argyle.
    • Paul B. and Jessie Stratton bought the property in 1920. The address was first listed in the city directory in 1922. Paul was a salesman.
    • The Strattons sold the house in October 1927, the first of four sales of the property in 16 months. The last three were all to individual women, none of whom listed husbands on the deeds.
    • Edith Willingham Womble (1890-1980) bought the house in March 1929 and owned it for 15 years. She lived in Winston-Salem and used the house as a rental property. She was married to Bunyan Snipes Womble (1882-1976), an early partner in what is now Womble Bond Dickinson, a Winston-Salem law firm with offices in 19 U.S. cities and seven cities in England and Scotland.
    • From 1950 to 1971, the house was owned by Mary A. Tennent (1890-1971), assistant registrar of the Women’s College.

406 W. Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $319,900 on February 25, 2022 (listed at $319,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,253 square feet, 0.26 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1926 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed January 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $165,500, November 2010
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Colonial Revival bungalow, 1920-23. Gable-end structure with full facade, engaged, columned porch.”
    • The first residents were Leon M. King and his wife, Edith. He was a salesman with Justice Drug Company. There were listed at the address in the city directory in 1921.

4112 S. N.C. Highway 62, Alamance, Alamance County

  • Sold on February 24, 2022, one of eight properties sold for $772,862; no individual prices were specified; average price $96,608 (listed at $225,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 1,826 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $53 (at average price of eight properties)
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $88,000, June 1999
  • Note: The house has a Burlington mailing address, but it’s in the village of Alamance.

147 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $464,900 on February 18, 2022 (listed at $464,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,473 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed December 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $230,000, November 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “This one-story brick veneer house was probably built in the late 1920s and is another expression of the bungalow house type in the West End. It is characterized by a gable-on-hip roof and an engaged front porch with tapered wood posts set on brick plinths and a plain balustrade.”

2650 Peachtree Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $80,000 on February 22, 2022 (listed at $59,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 972 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed February 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $12,500, March 1992
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belview Historic District
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One story; front gable; aluminum siding; gable-roof porch; turned posts; six-over-one, double-hung sash; and six-over-six, replacement windows.”
    • The first occupant listed was Newbern J. Teague Jr., an employee of the Fogle Brothers construction company, in 1928.

3419 Southeast School Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $150,000 on February 21, 2022
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,508 square feet, 0.93 acre
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1932
  • Apparently not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $45,000, February 2007
  • Note: Rental property

220 Pope Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $62,500 on February 17, 2022 (listed at $69,995)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 708 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed January 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $31,000, April 2018
  • Note: The sale includes a vacant next-door lot, 0.32 acre.

417 W. Academy Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $355,000 on February 15, 2022 (originally $385,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,850 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $192
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed September 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $263,000, June 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District National Register nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; side gable; four (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash; wraparound porch; knee braces; shingled gable ends; weatherboard; stone retaining wall and steps from street.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1926 with W.R. Hauser as the occupant. he was a clerk with the Southern Railway.

419 Hillside Drive, Greensboro
The Kemp and Willie Clendenin House

  • Sold for $214,000 on February 14, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 961 square feet (per county), 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed December 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $33,500, September 1983
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The price per square foot is extraordinarily high for Westerwood.
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The property was sold by A.K. Moore Realty in 1922 to Henry W. Clendenin and his wife, Nannie Belle McNairy Clendenin. They sold it later that year to one of their sons, Kemp Cook Clendenin (1896-1968) and his wife, Willie Jean Sloan Clendenin (1902-1976). Henry and Kemp were in the real estate business together as H.W. Clendenin & Son.
    • The address first appeared in the city directory in 1923. In 1925, with the second of their three children on the way, the Clendenins sold the house. That second child, Peggy Louise Clendenin Petree (1926-2011), was named the first Miss Greensboro in 1940 (those dates don’t look quite right to me, either, but that’s what her findagrave.com page says; it also says she was 15, for what that’s worth).
    • Inscription on Kemp Clendenin’s grave:
      HE WAS A WALKING SERMON,
      A BREATHING PRAYER, A VISIBLE
      SPIRIT, A HUMAN CANDLE.
    • Inscription on Willie’s grave: “She was many things and they were all beautiful.”

212 Gwyn Avenue, Elkin, Surry County
The Charles W. Moseley House

  • Sold for $242,500 on February 10, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and two half-baths, 1,810 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed January 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $172,500, August 2018
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue – Bridge Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, frame, vernacular Queen Anne-style house has a stuccoed foundation, replacement aluminum siding, and a gabled roof with an intersecting gable on the front.
  • “All gable ends display pointed, wood-louvered vents. The four-bay-wide house features a left front projecting bay whose angled corners are decorated with sawnwork brackets.
  • “A fanciful hip-roofed front porch with turned posts and sawnwork brackets and balustrade carries across the remainder of the facade.”
  • “Charles W. Moseley (1865-1942), a physician, likely was the original owner of this house.” He was raised on a farm near Elkin and practiced medicine at Kapps Mill in Surry County and Jonesville before moving to Elkin. He later moved to Greensboro, where he became a widely recognized specialist in stomach ailments.

318 Climax Street, Graham, Alamance County
The Rev. Bobby Lee and Elneater Minnis House

  • Sold for $280,000 on February 8, 2022 (listed at $240,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,844 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 8, 2022
  • Last sale: $115,000, September 2015
  • Note: The house was owned for 45 years (1970-2015) by the Rev. Bobby Lee Minnis (1931-1999) and Elneater R. Minnis (1930-2001) and their heirs.
    • Bobby Lee was an ordained Pentecostal Holiness minister and educator. He taught at The high school level at the Gibsonville School and was an instructor at the Technical Education Center and the Technical Institute of Alamance.
    • He also was a musician and writer. He sang with the Revivalaires Quartet and played the organ, serving as a soloist at weddings and funerals. In 1969 he was named literary chairman of the Alamance Arts Association.
    • He received his undergraduate degree at Elon College and also held a master’s in sacred theology. He held an honorary doctorate in divinity from Colonial Academy and Pioneer Theological Seminary of Rockford, Illinois.

307 E. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The John D. Robertson House

  • Sold for $278,000 on February 3, 2022 (originally $280,000, later as low as $229,500)
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,552 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 22, 2019
  • Neighborhood: South Broad-East Fifth Streets Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a one-car garage built with the same stone as the house.
    • “Intact 1 1/2 story side-gabled bungalow of random ashlar stone, with engaged porch supported on ashlar piers. Other features include a gabled front dormer, decorative brackets, exposed rafter tails, 1/1 sash windows, and gables stuccoed to simulate wood shakes. Early owners of the house include John Robertson, a city employee; Guy E. Fitzgerald, owner of Alamance Vending Co., and R.E. Barnett, a pharmacist.”

523 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
The Clyde and Annie Rich House

  • Sold for $421,000 on February 1, 2022 (listed at $395,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 2,298 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed December 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, November 2014
  • Neighborhood: Holly Avenue Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The Rich House is a 1 1/2-story, side-gable, frame bungalow with a large gabled dormer and exposed raftertails. Gables on the house are shingled and have knee braces. The attached, gable front porch has battered posts on brick piers and stone steps. Windows are multi-light-over-one. Rich was a traveling salesman.”

924 Albert Street, Winston-Salem
The Joseph Hepler House

  • Sold for $200,000 on January 31, 2022 (originally $199,999)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 947 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed July 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, December 1999
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a two-story storage building with power and water.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Gable Ell Cottage. One story; vinyl siding; wood shingles in gable ends; two-over-two, double-hung sash; hip-roof porch; paneled, square posts. Appears on 1917 Sanborn map.”
    • The street was originally called A Street; the house was number 18 until 1918, when the street was renumbered and the house became number 924.
    • The first occupants were John Edgar Hepler and Carl C. Hepler. Both were clerks at Efird Brothers, wholesale and retail grocers.

115 Forest Drive. Thomasville, Davidson County

  • ⇧ Sold for $187,500 on January 31, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,442 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed December 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $141,000, August 2020
  • Neighborhood: Fairgrove Forest

833 W. 6th Street, Winston-Salem
The Byrd-Justice House

  • Sold for $310,000 on January 28, 2022 (originally $320,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,796 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $55,000, May 1985
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The exterior is covered with unusual wooden fish-scale-cut shingles.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This one-and-a-half-story frame Shingle style house complements while not copying the Shingle style Hinshaw House (#205) next door. It has a clipped gable roof, a front hipped dormer, an exterior front chimney, and a left front porch with openings forming a shingled arcade.
    • “The house was first listed in the 1910 city directory, when carpenter Henry D. Byrd and his wife, Hartha, lived here. In 1923 Mrs. Alice Bearden Justice purchased the property, and various members of the Justice family occupied the house. Mrs. Justice retained ownership until 1943.”

2201 Nissen Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $160,000 on January 27, 2022 (listed at $179,000)
  • Duplex: a 3-bedroom/2-bathroom unit and a 2-bedroom/1-bathroom unit, 1,409 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed December 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $63,000, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: Vinyl siding and six-over-six replacement windows
    • District NRHP nomination: “In the Queen Anne cottage, the pyramidal cottage is expanded and given asymmetry with the addition of a gable-roof front projection, the gable is often ornamented with contrasting wood shingles or molding.
    • “Otherwise, the decorative elements of these houses are in keeping with the Late Victorian motifs found on other houses of this period. Again, turned porch posts and sawn brackets are common. Several well-preserved examples of this house type can be found in the district.
    • “Nissen Avenue alone holds nine, virtually identical examples (These dwellings are located at 2200, 2201, 2205, 2208, 2209, 2213, 2216, 2218, and 2217-19 Nissen Avenue.).”

931 Willow Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $285,000 on January 24, 2022 (listed at $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,865 square feet (per county), 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed November 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $80,000, March 2021
  • Neighborhood: Lebanon Hill Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows 1,714 square feet; a previous listing showed 1,593.
    • District NRHP nomination: “A steep hip roof and vertical-striped false half-timbering at the upper story are distinctive features of this story-and-a-half Tudor Revival house, which may have been built about 1930 (it is not shown on the 1929 Sanborn map).
    • “The composite-shingled hip roof has a jerkinhead treatment at the two ends and a steep gabled projection on the front with a swooping eave that engages the front entry porch. The porch has round-arched openings in brick.
    • “Hipped dormers project from the roof and a shoulder-less brick chimney rises on the front gable end.
    • “The house is mostly brick-veneered and the four-over-one wood sash windows have false batten shutters with lozenge appliques [no longer present].”

1502 Fairview Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $119,431 on January 24, 2022 (foreclosure auction)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,357 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1923
  • Last sale: $48,000, March 1985
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mill
  • Note: Built by Cone Mills, sold in 1974
    • Photo taken in 2010

501 W. 2nd Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County
The Ezra and Ida Myers House

  • Sold for $269,000 on January 19, 2022 (listed at $279,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1911
  • Listed October 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $157,000, August 2004
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story weatherboarded bungalow with a side-gable roof, a large gabled dormer and an engaged porch supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing; replacement windows, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets.
    • “This house appears on the 1923 Sanborn map and was occupied by Ezra L. and Ida Myers in 1925-26. Mr. Myers was a manager at Efird’s Department Store.”

328 E. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $160,000 on January 13, 2022 (originally $185,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,652 square feet, 0.6 acre
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $121,000, May 2014
  • Note: No interior photos are included in the listing.

2411 Camden Road, Greensboro
The Helen and Alex Claiborne House

  • ⇧ Sold for $605,000 on January 12, 2022 (listed at $589,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $246
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed November 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $610,000, June 2021
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: A very odd case: Sold for $610,000 in June — $65,000 more than the asking price — and five months later put up for sale at a loss after a “total renovation.”
    • Alexander W. Claiborne (1888-1969) and Helen Irene Schnick Claiborne (1896-1989) were the first residents listed in the city directory. They bought the house in 1928 and owned it for 50 years. Alex was a traveling salesman. After he died, Helen continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1978.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, cross-gabled, brick Period Cottage features a battered brick façade chimney. The altered, partial-width, flat-roofed screened porch is sheathed in aluminum as are the gable ends on the façade and on the front, east elevation. The porch shelters the multi-light door located on the east elevation of the front-facing gable. The brick beneath the porch has been painted white. A side-gabled, brick projection is located on the east side of the gabled, brick, rear ell. Windows are six-over-one.”

403 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $224,500 on January 11, 2022 (originally $244,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,107 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed September 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $120,000, June 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The listing shows 2,326 square feet.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story Craftsman bungalow with a clipped-side-gable roof and a clipped-gable dormer; wraparound porch engaged on the front and supported by square posts on brick piers spanned by a wood railing, 4/1 sash, brick interior chimneys, triangular eave brackets, asbestos siding, brick retaining wall at sidewalk.”
    • Listing: “Nice size kitchen with classic avocado stove/oven! … Great space to be creative with additional remodeling/updating ideas! Price does reflect need for updating – being sold ‘as is.’”

744 Park Avenue, Greensboro

  • $113,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,053 square feet, 0.2 acre
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Apparently not wasn’t listed with MLS
  • Last sale: $77,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local)/Summit Avenue Historic District NRHP)
  • Note: Mary F. Harris bought the property in 1917 and owned it until 1944. She apparently used it as a rental house. The house appears in the 1917 city directory, listed as vacant, and beginning in 1918, with tenants.

628 Joyner Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $175,000 on January 7, 2022 (originally $189,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,505 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1919 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed October 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $90,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: The house was converted into a duplex decades ago.
    • District NRHP nomination: “This intact bungalow features large triangular knee-braces and a weatherboarded first story topped by a shingled shed dormers and shingled gables ends.”
    • The address first appears in the city directory in 1913, listed as vacant. In 1915, the residents were John Pinkney Merrell (1871-1934) and one of his two sons, John Franklin Merrell (1895-1926). Both were traveling salesmen. They lived in the house until about 1918.
    • John Franklin Merrell’s obituary from the Greensboro Daily News, January 1, 1927: “John Franklin Merrell died in Little Rock, Arkansas where he had been undergoing treatment. He was a member of the firm Merrell and Merrell here on East Washington St. He was survived by his parents, wife, and three children.”

1305 Bretton Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold on for $83,000 on January 5, 2022 (originally $89,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,519 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed November 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $18,000, October 2013
  • Neighborhood: Longview, Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: The street was originally called Soissons Street; then it was Forest Street for several decades. It was changed to Bretton around 1955. The streets in this part of the neighborhood now are named for the sites of World War I battles (Argonne, Marne, Verdun, etc.)
    • Rental property
    • The upstairs area is not included in square footage because of a low ceiling heights (78 inches).
    • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; asbestos shingle siding; shed-roof porch; textured, gray brick posts on brick piers; shed-roof dormer; eight-over-one, Craftsman-style windows; knee braces; Craftsman-style sidelights; exposed rafter tails.”

170 W. Maple Avenue, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $207,000 on January 3, 2022 (listed at $209,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,953 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed November 8, 2021
  • Last sale: $135,500, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Just outside the Salisbury Street Historic District