Bungalows and Cottages: Sales, Summer-Fall 2022

  • Sold for $155,000 on September 30, 2022 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,086 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed July 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $45,000, May 2022
  • Neighborhood: Bridge Street
  • Note: The house went up for sale less than two months after being sold.

208 Chestnut Street, Lexington, Davidson County
The Earl and Catherine Andrews House

  • Sold for $395,000 on September 29, 2022 (listed at $398,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2,545 square feet, 0.28 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed August 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $257,700, October 2020
  • Neighborhood: Grimes Park, Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Realtor Babble: “MAGAZINE WORTHY!”
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-one-half-story side-gable-roofed Colonial Revival with a polygonal bay window in a projecting gabled wing on the north side of the façade; very wide, triple, multi-paned window on the east side of the façade; 6/6 sash, slightly recessed entry, two gabled dormers, vinyl siding, brick front patio.”
    • Lee Earl Andrews (1901-1980) was superintendent of the Lexington public school system from 1937 to 1967. Catherine M. Andrews (dates unknown) was organist of the First Baptist Church of Lexington.
  • Sold for $258,900 on September 26, 2022 (listed at $258,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,338 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $70,000, February 2022
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Note: Recently renovated with cheap vinyl floors.
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story hip-roof Craftsman Bungalow built of rusticated concrete block with front-gable porch supported by square posts on block piers; shingled gable end; sidelights; six-over-one and replacement one-over-one windows.”

2116 Queen Street, Winston-Salem
The Vance and Flora Chambers House

  • Sold for $575,000 on September 23, 2022 (listed at $575,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,360 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $244
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 19, 2022
  • Last sale: $415,000, April 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Arguably the best example of a Craftsman bungalow [in Ardmore] is at 2116 Queen Street.
    • “Built in 1926, this one-and-a-half-story house has both shed-roof and eyebrow dormers and a side-gable porch that extends into a porte-cochere.
    • “Its porch is its most significant feature with heavy, battered posts ornamented with elongated diamond motifs. The posts rest on brick piers, while the stuccoed gable ends feature half-timbering.”
    • The original owners were Lewis Vance Chambers (1885-1944) and Flora Cranfill Chambers (1896-1973). Vance was an electrician.
  • Sold for $335,000 on September 23, 2022 (originally $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,804 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $180,000, March 2022
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street (see note)
  • Note: The listing says the house is in Sunset Hills. It’s not. The neighborhood is called Brice Street.
  • Sold for $214,500 on September 23, 2022 (listed at $214,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 888 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $13,000, July 1984
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
    • The listing shows 1,025 square feet.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; front gable; front-gable porch; vinyl siding; one-over-one replacement windows; square posts on stuccoed piers.”
    • The address first appears in the 1921 city directory, with Raiford Miller Porter (1895-1946) and Ruth Campbell Bowers Porter (1896-1978) as residents. Raiford was a salesman with S.E. Case & Company, real estate and home builders. His brother, Ervin, was a partner in the firm. Raiford and Ruth were listed at the address for only one year. It may have been a rental property.
  • Sold for $125,000 on September 21, 2022 (listed at $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,346 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed August 17, 2022
  • Last sale: The property is part of a 25-acre tract, part of which has been in the Cole family since before 1924.
  • Note: Little of the home’s historic character remains. The original walls, floors and ceilings have been cheaply replaced or covered up. Vinyl siding on the exterior. Some interesting outbuildings.

1510 Northfield Street, Greensboro
The Fowler-Watson House

  • Sold for $418,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $400,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,026 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1935 (per county, probably a few years later; see note)
  • Listed August 25, 2022
  • Last sale: $249,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The address doesn’t appear in the city directory until 1939. The original owners were Charles Worth Fowler (1869-1945) and Hattie Green Hollowell Fowler (1885-1954). They bought the property in 1924 and owned it for 31 years. Charles was a railroad conductor.
    • After Hattie’s death, the house was bough by Wallace Charles Watson (1906-1972) and Eliza Jane Anderson Watson (1902-1983). It remained in the family from 1955 to 1985. Charlie was the local sales manager for the Hill Directory Company, publishers of the Greensboro City Directory.
  • Sold for $220,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,318 square feet (per county), 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $95
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed July 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $140,000, April 2019
  • Sold for $199,000 on September 16, 2022 (listed at $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,525 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $105,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; gable-roof dormer; decorative wood shingles in gable end; vinyl siding; engaged porch; square posts on brick piers; two-over-two, double-hung sash; exposed rafter tails; knee braces.”
    • The city directory first listed residents on Hutton Street in 1922. The residents listed were Buren Archibald Nading and Conna A. Nading. Buren was a bookkeeper at Wachovia. They were listed at the address through 1931.
  • Sold for $244,000 on September 15, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,979 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 15, 2022
  • Last sale: $79,900, March 2013
  • Note: The house has a Yanceyville mailing address but is located to the west of town toward Locust Hill.

518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Alexander and Georgiana Burgess House

  • Sold for $400,000 on September 14, 2022 (listed at $415,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,634 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $245
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed June 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • The original owners were Alexander Graham Burgess (1872-1948) and Georgiana Rivers Smith Burgess (1875-1937). Alexander was a shipping clerk with Odell Hardware. They bought the property in 1923, and it remained in their family for 58 years. They sold it to their daughter, Lorena Cadess Burgess Wachter (1896-1980), in 1936.
    • Oddly for the time, only Lorena’s name is on the deed; her husband, Andrew Wachter (1884-1962), isn’t mentioned. On her death, the house passed to Roberta Lucille Burgess Trulove (1932-2012). Their relationship is unknown. Roberta sold the house the next year, 1981.

800 Guilford Avenue, Greensboro
The Edwin and Betsy Sink House

  • Sold for $400,000 on September 13, 2022 (originally $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,198 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $182
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed July 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $201,000, October 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property includes a two-car garage.
    • The listing shows only 1,935 square feet.
    • Edwin McKee Sink (1914-1997) and Sarah Elizabeth “Betsy” Doubles Sink (1919-2009) bought the property in 1940 and owned it for 37 years. Edwin was a Realtor for 50 years and served as president of the Greensboro Board of Realtors in 1963. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
    • In 1977 they sold the house to their son, the Rev. Edwin Sink Jr., and his wife, Deborah J. Sink. They owned the house for 10 years.
  • Sold for $390,000 on September 12, 2022 (listed at $359,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,731 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 18, 2022
  • Last sale: $252,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • NRHP district nomination: “The one-story, side-gabled brick house features a small centered gable with an arched-head window. Wood paneled posts support a nearly full-width screened porch.
    • “Windows are replacement nine-over-one and six-over-one.
    • “A brick chimney occupies the east elevation, forward of the roof ridge. A hip-roofed ell extends from the rear elevation.”
    • The house was originally a rental property, owned originally by John F. Wysong (1903-1948) and Louise E. Wysong (dates unknown). John was proprietor of Wysong’s Men’s Shop at 117 S. Elm Street. They owned the property from 1927 to 1929.
    • Mazel and Elmer Swaim (dates unknown) are the first residents, listed in the 1928 city directory. Elmer was co-owner of Boren and Swaim, a filling station. They apparently lived in the house for a year.
    • The house was owned from 1954-1984 by Eliza Lucille James Farrington (1910-1982) and John Vanstory Farrington (1902-1966), owners of Elam Drug Company on Walker Avenue.
  • Sold for $212,360 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $205,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,657 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,500, September 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage/carport.
  • Sold for $182,000 on September 8, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,711 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed July 27, 2022
  • Last sale: $76,000, May 2013
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage, now set up as a studio apartment.

109 Piedmont Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $270,000 on August 31, 2022 (originally $329,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,742 square feet, 0.08 acre
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $52,500, April 1993
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: No central air conditioning

3054 N. Old 52 Road, Pinnacle, Surry County

  • Sold for $150,000 on August 30, 2022 (originally $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,566 square feet, 1 1/2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 7, 2022
  • Last sale: $75,000, September 2016
  • Listing: “Very old barn on property as well as a smokehouse for storage.”

540 E. Farriss Avenue, High Point

  • Sold for $265,000 on August 30, 2022 (listed at $239,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,484 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, June 2016
  • Note: The property backs up to Armstrong Park.

14 E. Devonshire Street, Winston-Salem
The Rupert and Elsie Ring House

  • Sold for $399,900 on August 24, 2022 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,150 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $285,000, October 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “One-and-a-half-story Craftsman bungalow with side-gable roof; weatherboard sheathing; shingled, gable dormer; shingled gable ends; three, four-light attic windows; eight-over-one large single light windows; multi-light door; exposed rafter tails; knee braces; shed porch is supported by battered columns on brick piers. Appears on 1928 Sanborn map.
  • 1920 CD: not listed; 1930 CD: R.P. and Elsie Ring (W), a teller at Wachovia Bank and Trust; 1940 CD: ditto; 1950 CD: ditto.”
  • Rupert Paschal Ring (1890-1971), Elsie Elbert Ring (1893-1953)

403 W. Center Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $245,000 on August 24, 2022 (originally $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,379 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $224,500, January 2022
  • Neighborhood: Lexington Residential Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property is zoned for business but has been used as a residence.
  • 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.”

428 W. 5th Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $225,000 on August 24, 2022 (listed at $215,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,701 square feet, 0.25 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 21, 2022
  • Last sale: $130,000, April 2022
  • Neighborhood: West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District (inside the local historic district, just outside the National Register district)

26 E. Banner Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Robah and Erma Mendenhall House

  • Sold for $305,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,508 square feet, 0.23 acre
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, February 2019
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Frame gable-sided five-bay Craftsman bungalow with two three-bay shed dormers on front, inset wrap porch supported by square posts on brick piers; partially exposed brick end chimney (upper stack removed) and two interior chimneys.
    • “Decorative false knee braces and exposed rafter ends; paired 9/1 windows front and sides. Stone steps lead from sidewalks on Banner and Sunnyside.
    • “Mendenhall (wife Erma M) was in real estate and insurance in 1918, and by 1923 was secretary-treasurer of North State Loan and Investment Company and a notary at One Masonic Temple.”

210 W. Fisher Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $330,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $335,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,754 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price for square foot: $120
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 4, 2022
  • Last sale: $198,000, April 1997
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Note: This block of Fisher Avenue is part of the Downtown Greenway.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Cross gables, two front bays; partially enclosed wraparound front porch supported by fluted Corinthian columns”
    • The original owners were Joseph Henry Armfield and (1876-1949) Vivian Ann Pegram Armfield (1888-1976). Joseph bought the lot in 1907, and they were married in 1908. Joseph is identified in the city directory as a chief clerk.
    • The Morrisons sold the house in 1946, a year before Daisy’s death. She’s buried in Lenoir County. William died 23 years later and is buried in Asheville, where he moved around the time of Daisy’s death.
    • The original owners were Joseph Henry Armfield and (1876-1949) Vivian Ann Pegram Armfield (1888-1976). Joseph bought the lot in 1907, and they were married in 1908. Joseph is identified in the city directory as a chief clerk.
    • The Armfields sold the property in 1921 to William Worth Morrison (1887-1970) and Daisy Deborah Gray Morrison (1883-1947). William was a founder and president of the Morrison-Neese Furniture Company. In 1939 he received the Cavalier Award as “one of the outstanding furniture men in America.” He served as company president until he retired in 1945. In retirement, he served as a consultant and lecturer in the merchandising division of the National Retail Furniture Association.
    • Daisy was born in LaGrange. She was a music teacher at Morven High School in Morven in Anson County when they married.
    • The Morrisons sold the house in 1946, a year before Daisy’s death. She’s buried in Lenoir County. William died 23 years later and is buried in Asheville, where he moved around the time of Daisy’s death.

1240 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $175,000 on August 17, 2022 (listed at $175,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,960 square feet, 0.14 acre
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1940 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed May 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $19,000 October 2013
  • Neighborhood: Waughtown-Belville Historic District
  • Note: District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; brick; stuccoed gable ends; one-over-one replacement windows; hip-roof porch with gable over entry; battered columns on brick piers; sidelights.”
    • The address was listed in the city directory by 1929. It apparently was built as a rental property, as it had different occupants listed annually for at least the first few years.

2584 Mill Creek Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $302,300 on August 15, 2022 (originally $314,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,036 square feet, 1.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 16, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, August 2017
  • Note: Located south of Ramseur, about halfway to Coleridge
    • 21 miles from the Greensboro-Randolph County Megasite

502 Sunset Drive, High Point
The J. Fred Nance House

  • Sod for $155,000 on August 11, 2022 (listed at $155,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,982 square feet (per county), 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $125,000, August 2007
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood, Uptown Suburbs Historic District
  • Note: The listing shows only 1,458 square feet. The difference could be that the upstairs rooms have ceilings below 7 feet high and thus can’t be counted in the square footage of the house for sales purposes.
    • The house has central air conditioning, but two upstairs bedrooms have window AC units, so it may not be effective upstairs.
  • District NRHP nomination: “This two-story, gambrel-roofed, Dutch Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a gambrel-roofed front gable and a one-story, projecting bay on the left (west) elevation.
    • “The house retains no visible historic fabric. It has vinyl siding and windows, a vinyl-sided chimney, and replacement vinyl columns supporting the hip-roofed porch. The replacement door retains an original one-light-over-three-panel sidelight.
    • “There is a full-width, shed-roofed rear ell and a large, gabled wing at its rear.
    • The house appears on the 1924 Sanborn map; the earliest known occupant is J. Fred Nance (barber, Central Barber Shop) in 1925.”

5659 Church Road, Saxapahaw, Alamance County

  • Sold for $220,000 on August 8, 2022 (listed at $199,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,045 square feet, 0.27 acre
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 20, 2022
  • Last sale: $95,000, May 2013
  • Note: The house has a Graham mailing address.

3672 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $131,500 on August 5, 2022 (originally $135,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,338 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed June 30, 2022
  • Last sale: $60,000, January 2004
  • Neighborhood: Easton

1455 N. Hamilton Street, High Point

  • Sold for $189,000 on July 30, 2022 (originally $195,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,390 square feet, 0.21 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $108,000, November 2020
  • Note: The listing says the sale includes “an additional lot behind the house,” but the county GIS shows only an alley (possibly abandoned) behind the house.

372 Gene Hege Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $266,400 on July 29, 2022 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,377 square feet, 10.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $42,000, October 1990

813 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The J.D. Watt House

  • Sold for $190,000 on July 29, 2022 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,913 square feet, 0.24 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed June 10, 2022
  • Last sale: $136,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Old Post Road Historic District (local), Reidsville Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Although altered by the enclosure of its front porch and covered with masonite shingles, this one and one-half story frame bungalow retains its original form, massing and details.
    • “The residence in 1929 of J. D. Watt, a bookkeeper at Citizens Bank, the frame house is topped by a side gable roof and has a wide gabled wall dormer on the facade and gabled bays on the north and south elevation.
    • “A brick chimney rises in a central location through the main roof ridge.”

6003 Siloam Road, Siloam, Surry County

  • Sold for $447,000 on July 26, 2022 (listed at $325,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,867 square feet, 3.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed June 22, 2022
  • Last sale: $89,500, November 2010
  • Note: A Sear Roebuck kit house
    • Something you don’t see very day: Tongue-and-groove porch floor with boat varnish
    • “Fenced part of backyard has an herb garden & patio of white marble & green Arkansas marble. Botanical garden. Orchard. Smokehouse. Dog run. Newly built storage building with metal siding. Multiple pastures.”
    • The listing says the home was featured in American Bungalow magazine, but I couldn’t find it. (I also couldn’t tell whether the magazine is still publishing.)

1021 N. Main Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The James and Nannie Campbell House

  • Sold for $295,000 on July 26, 2022 (listed at $300,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,444 square feet, 0.20 acre
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1933 (per county, but probably earlier; see note)
  • Listed June 14, 2022
  • Last sale: $185,000, March 2022
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story brick bungalow with a cross-gable roof, projecting gabled bays on the façade’s west end and the side (east and west) elevations, a wraparound porch supported by brick posts on brick piers spanned by a pierced brick railing, large plate-glass windows on the façade flanked by transoms and narrow 4/1 sash, (the remaining sash are 6/6 replacements), a brick end chimney with a tall stack, decorative cast-stone diamond-shaped insets in the gables, and vinyl-sided soffits and porch gables.
  • “The house appears on the 1952 update to the 1929 Sanborn map (the first to show this section of Main Street) and was occupied by James A. and Nannie S. Campbell in 1927. Mr. Campbell was a carpenter.”
  • James, 1899-1987; Nannie, 1899-1995

302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro
The Amber and Max Rawlins House

  • Sold for $365,000 on July 22, 2022 (listed at $345,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,350 square feet, 0.16 acre
  • Price/square foot: $270
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $160,500, November 2004
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, wood-shingled Craftsman bungalow on a stone foundation displays knee braces and curved brackets along its soffits.
    • “A wide front gable porch sheathed in wood shingles and pierced by a louvered vent dominates the façade and is supported by stone battered piers that extend to the ground. The porch shelters the multi-light front door. Windows are four-over-one.
    • “A stone chimney occupies the north elevation, while another (material unknown) rises from the interior of the gabled ell.”
    • The original owners were James Max Rawlings (1893-1957) and Amber Eola Mangum Rawlins (1891-1972). In the 1920s, Max owned the city’s Oldsmobile dealership, but after the Depression hit, he worked as an insurance agent. They sold the house in 1930.

426 Parkview Drive, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $185,000 on July 21, 2022 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,094 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $48,000, June 2022
  • Neighborhood: Central Heights Historic District (National Register study list)
  • Note: Located across the street from Williams High School

246 Coleridge Road, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $156,900 on July 21, 2022 (listed at $156,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,530 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 13, 2022
  • Last sale: $84,000, October 2019
  • Note: The house has been substantially renovated, including new siding in the front gables. How the house looked when it was sold in 2019:

631 Miller Street, Winston-Salem
The Stanley and Catherine Warner House

  • Sold for $345,000 on July 20, 2022 (listed at $364,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,722 square feet, 0.17 acre
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 24, 2022
  • Last sale: $225,000, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Tudor Revival. One and a half story; side gable; steeply-pitched, front-gable projection; gable-roof wall dormer; eyebrow arch over entry; facade chimney; stucco; one-over-one replacement windows; side porch.”
    • The house first appears in the city directory in 1929 with Stanley Rupert Warner (1882-1970) and Catherine Barrett Warner (1882-1967) as occupants. Stanley worked for Southern Plumbing Company and later owned Warner Flooring Company. They lived at 631 Miller until around 1936, when they moved to Buena Vista.

702 Magnolia Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $450,000 on July 18, 2022 (listed at $399,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,925 square feet, 0.11 acre
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 12, 2022
  • Last sale: $300,000, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Bungalow, residence, 1915-20, 1.5 stories”
    • The earliest known residents were attorney Alfred Scales Wyllie (1890-1944) and Margaret Williamson Hodges Wyllie (1892-1939), listed in the city directory in 1917. By 1918 they had moved to 306 W. Bessemer Avenue. Both were natives of Danville. Alfred received his law degree from the University of Virginia. By 1933, he was practicing in New York City. Margaret died there in 1939, as did Alfred in 1944.

505 Mayflower Drive, Greensboro

  • Sold for $258,000 on July 14, 2022 (originally $285,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,145 square feet, 0.13 acre
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 2, 2022
  • Last sale: $100,000, June 2005
  • Neighborhood: College Park

510 Cotton Grove Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $69,500 on July 14, 2022 (originally $110,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 800 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed March 29, 2022
  • Last sale: $54,000, February 2017

2070 Kivett Council Road, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $180,000 on July 13, 2022 (originally $224,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,631 square feet, 6.08 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 15, 2022
  • Last sale: January 1974, price not recorded on the one page of the deed available online.
  • Note: The property has a Liberty mailing address but is several miles south of town, just off N.C. 49.

1117 Virginia Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $447,000 on July 11, 2022 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,721 square feet, 0.22 acre
  • Price/square foot: $164
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed May 18, 2022
  • Last sale: April 1972, price not recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District (local and NRHP)
  • Listing: “Detached shed in the backyard can be turned into additional living space or storage.”
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end with with roof sweeping in flair over engaged font porch; shed dormer across front; pilasters & large round corners at porch”
    • The earliest listed occupant was Thomas L. Higgs and his wife (wives were unidentified in the city directory at the time) in 1918. He was an engineer with J.A. Latham Co.

2122 Konnoak View Drive, Winston-Salem
The Roma O. Renigar House

  • Sold for $332,000 on July 8, 2022
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,792 square feet, 0.18 acre
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1918
  • Not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $225,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Cross-gabled frame bungalow with shingled gable ends. Tall corbelled interior brick chimneys.
    • “Major element is hipped-roof porch extending to create porte-cochere, all supported by shingled square tapered posts on brick piers; shingled entablature drops to a V shape at posts creating an angled arch at each bay.
    • “This is the largest building on Konnoak Drive and the only one with a second story. This house is said to have been moved here when the new street opened and was the first house on the street. At that time (ca. 1919) the front rooms, porch and other Craftsman features were added.
    • “The rear (NW) retains early German-type siding.
    • “Roma and Emma Renigar lived here when he was a harness maker, salesman and foreman for Townsend Buggy Company, predecessor to Pleasants Hardware. TI1ey later started Renigar Grocery, Renigar Hardware Company, and Renigar Shoe Repair.”

408 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro

  • Sold for $300,000 on July 6, 2022
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,272 square feet, 0.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1938
  • Not listed in MLS
  • Last sale: $26,000, October 1976
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

212 Florence Street, Greensboro
The Whitt and Bessie Stone House

  • Sold for $221,500 on July 6, 2022 (no listed price as such)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,770 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1915 (per county, but probably a bit earlier)
  • Last sale: $97,000, May 1998
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund sold this Craftsman bungalow, divided as a triplex, for historic rehabilitation as a single-family residence. The sale was subject to a rehabilitation agreement and a preservation easement to ensure the structure and its distinctive features are returned to good condition and converted back to a single-family residence.
    • This link goes to more detailed information on the offer and the house, as well as a preliminary application form for potential buyers.
    • The deadline for submission of the preliminary application form is Wednesday November 3, 2021.
  • Tax Credits: The House is a contributing structure in the Fisher Park National Register Historic District and eligible for federal and state historic preservation tax credits.
  • District NRHP nomination: “Gable-end structure; Chalet-like front dormer with ventilator at its peak, triangular knee-braces, stickwork, and band of casement windows.”
    • The house is halfway up a small hill rising from Fisher Park and Fisher Park Circle, adjacent to a set of six recently built upscale townhomes on the former site of Temple Emanuel’s activity center. Although rundown and divided as a triplex, the house is still charming, and most of its historic features are intact.
    • The first owners were Whitley Robert “Whitt” Stone (1881-1933) and his wife, Elizabeth Ella Eller “Bessie” Stone (1880-1963). They bought the property in 1911 and were listed as living in the house beginning with the 1913-14 city directory. Whitt was vice president of his brother’s firm, Joseph J. Stone & Company, printers, engravers and bookbinders. They sold the house in 1923.

315 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $503,000 on July 5, 2022 (listed at $509,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,080 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 28, 2022
  • Last sale: $294,000, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One and a half story; side gable; vinyl siding; shingled gable ends; one-over-one replacement windows and eight-over-one Craftsman-style dormer windows; engaged porch; square posts on stuccoed piers; exposed rafter tails.
    • “1924 CD: Ashley M. Binkley, inspector at Hanes Knit Mills, and wife Nora.”