Mid-Century Modern: Recently Withdrawn

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listing withdrawn December 5, 2019

  • $1,099,000 (originally listed at $1.195 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,864 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $384
  • Built in 1955
  • Listed July 25, 2019
  • Last sale: $225,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Designed by Thomas Hayes for his college roommate, construction executive Will Howard
    • Listing: The house “has been completely restored to its former glory w/open floor plan, sleek lines, walls of glass, original terrazzo floors, 6 outdoor terraces & 2-story Casita. Completely rebuilt by Gary Jobe, preserving almost everything in the original 1955 plan.”
    • The reconstruction addressed “long-term challenges related to materials, drainage, and sustainability. It retains its original H-shaped plan and honors the scope, scale and materials of the initial design.” (Preservation Greensboro)
    • Architects for the restoration were Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn of UrbanLab of Chicago; Brent Skelton did the landscape design. (N.C. Modernist)
    • Before being bought and restored by the current owners, the house was included on the N.C. Modernist 2013 Endangered List.

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1 Kempton Drive
listing withdrawn June 6, 2019

  • $279,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,170 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1971
  • Listed September 9, 2018
  • Last sale: $64,900, June 1976
  • Note: Located in the Forest Oaks neighborhood in Guilford County.
    • The front door opens to an interior courtyard.
    • There don’t appear to be any windows on the front of the house.

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1903 Colonial Avenue
listing withdrawn September 1, 2018

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,100 square feet, 0,41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed July 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $230,000, April 2014
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Listing: “Original quarry tile flooring was discovered during remodel and restored to 1950’s condition.”
    • This appears to have been the home of Robert A. Atkinson Jr., partner of Edward Lowenstein in the Lowenstein-Atkinson firm. He and his wife, Violet, owned the property and lived there from 1953 to 1977.
    • Now a rental property

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1315 Moody Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn August 29, 2018

  • $65,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1964
  • Listed July 30, 2018
  • Last sale: $79,465, September 2004
  • Neighborhood: College Forest
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The roof appears to need significant work.