Updated October 24, 2020
A downtown neighborhood of classic old houses and well designed new homes that fit together into a redeveloped “traditional neighborhood”
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A classic golf course community developed in the 1930s, lying at the southwestern edge of the city
3215 N. Rockingham Road
Blog post — 3215 N. Rockingham Road: A 1935 Cotswold Tudor manor house for $2.9 million
listing expired February 1, 2020
relisted February 3, 2020
- $2.9 million (originally $3.25 million)
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 half-baths, 10,696 square feet, 2.88 acres
- Price/square foot: $271
- Built in 1935
- Listed December 2015
- Last sale: None
- Note: Located on the Sedgefield Country Club golf course
5703 Anson Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
The Odell Byerly House
Blog post — The Odell Byerly House: An Antique King’s Mansion in Sedgefield, $650,000
contract pending June 15-26, 2020
listing expired July 18, 2020
relisted August 20, 2020
- $650,000 (originally $685,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,784 square feet (per county records), 1.55 acres
- Price/square foot: $136
- Built in 1953
- Listed May 14, 2020
- Last sale: $255,000, December 1997
- Note: Odell Byerly built the house and lived in it until his death in 1970, when he left it to Perry Ruth Byerly (his wife, I would guess). The house wasn’t sold until 1998. Since 1999 it has been owned by a series of trusts.
- Odell Byerly opened an antique store in High Point in 1937. From 1958 to 2000, it was located on I-85 at the Groometown Road exit, where Byerly’s Antiques became an Interstate landmark with its towering Corinthian columns. It was torn down in 2000 for an expansion of the interstate. The store relocated but closed four years later.
- The property includes a three-car garage.
- 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,578 square feet, 0.88 acre
- Price/square foot: $125
- Built in 1926
- Listed October 24, 2020
- Last sale: $244,000, January 2016
- Listing: “Additions such as the master suite, new kitchen and large living area were all completed in 2005.”
- The house was owned from 1958 to 2004 by Jonathan (1916-1969) and Frances Burnett Woodell (1920-209). He was president of E.A. Woodell & Co., a printing and engraving from started by his father, Edgar A. Woodell. Jonathan also served as state president of the B.P.O. Elks, 1965-66.
The residential neighborhood within Greensboro’s central business district has experienced a renaissance over the past couple decades. Many classic retail buildings now have renovated condos above them.
220 W. Market Street, No. 304
contract pending September 7, 2020
- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 646 square feet
- Price/square foot: $184
- Built in 1926
- Listed July 27, 2020
- Last sale: $106,000, February 2020
- Note: The condo sold for $142,500 in August 2007, 13 months before the housing market collapsed.
- HOA: $117/month
Elsewhere in Greensboro
Classic homes are found in many neighborhoods around Greensboro, including Brice Street, Highland Park, Lamrocton, McAdoo Heights, Pomona and other areas.
914 Englewood Street
The Cornelius Blair House
Blog post — New Listing: The Cornelius Blair House, A Sweet Little 1921 Cottage on Englewood Street, $189,900
contract pending September 6, 2020
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,279 square feet
- Price/square foot: $148
- Built in 1921
- Listed September 4, 2020
- Last sale: $52,882, July 2017
- Neighborhood: Brice Street
- Note: Not owner-occupied
- Cornelius Blair, a carpenter, bought the house in 1922. After his death in 1934, his wife, Bessie, and then their daughter (presumably) Lucy owned the house until 1984.
- The 1922 deed was affirmed by a justice of the peace rather than a notary.
3103 Canterbury Street
The John and Jane Caudle House
contract pending October 5, 2020
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,075 square feet
- Price/square foot: $157
- Built in 1958
- Listed October 3, 2020
- Last sale: $115,000, May 2009
- Neighborhood: Dellwood Park
- Listing: “STRONGEST OFFERS BY 10/4 5PM.”
- The backyard has a custom-built bench and garden shed.
- John Caudle, the original owner with his wife, Jane, was a manager with Jefferson-Standard Life Insurance.