Most Notable Sales

These are among the most remarkable historic homes sold in Greensboro and Guilford County in recent years.

Most Notable Non-Sales — Listings that have been withdrawn without sales

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3000 W. Sedgefield Drive
Tea House
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A Distinctive 1927 Mansion in Sedgefield, $684,000

  • Sold for $465,000 on May 29, 2020 (originally $684,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,164 square feet, 1.57 acres
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $655,000, April 2016
  • From the Preservation North Carolina listing: “When this property was built in 1927, it was built as a Tea House, being located as a convenient stop-by point for travelers from Greensboro to High Point. During Prohibition it served as a Speakeasy, and it still has the small door in the front door which was to ‘screen’ travelers coming in. In the 1940’s it was converted to a private residence.”
    • One of the most recognizable houses in Sedgefield because it faces High Point Road (the section that Gate City Boulevard now bypasses).
    • Includes a “stone grotto formed with natural boulders surrounding a heated salt water pool.”

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806 Fairmont Street

  • Sold for $420,000 on May 26, 2020 (listed at $439,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,334 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $382,000 February 2017
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

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6104 Laurel Knoll Drive, Pleasant Garden
Blog post: 6104 Laurel Knoll Drive: Originally a 1907 Boys Dormitory in Pleasant Garden, $207,000

  • Sold for $201,000 on March 10, 2020 (originally listed at $220,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,084 square feet, 0.80 acres
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1907
  • Last sale: $150,000, December 2003
  • The home may originally have been a boys’ dormitory for Pleasant Garden High School, which had been a boarding school dating back to 1869 (Pleasant Garden Male and Female Academy, aka Pleasant Garden Boarding School). As of 1907, it was one of only two state-certified high schools in Guilford County, and it continued to attract boarding students.
    • “The boys’ dormitory is today a private residence on Laurel Knoll Dr.,” the town’s website says. County property records describe the property as “1 LOT BOYS DORMITOR”. The school closed in 1962 when Southeast Guilford High School opened; Pleasant Garden Elementary School now stands where the high school was, about a block away from 6104 Laurel Knoll Drive.
    • The property has been in the current owner’s family since 1953.
    • Listing: “The second level can be closed off & used as separate living quarters w/ 3Br, 2Ba, LR, Kitchen & Den- Has its own entrance or can be accessed from main level.”
    • “SEPTIC RECORDS are not available from county and can not verify approval for 6 BR’s.”
    • “There is additional lot that can be purchased to go with home.”

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515 Church Street, Gibsonville
The Dr. J.V. Dick House
Blog post — Historic House of the Week: The 1912 Dr. J.V. Dick House in Gibsonville, $400,000

  • Sold for $330,000 on December 11, 2019 (originally listed at $425,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,784 square feet, 0.98 acre (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 16, 2018
  • Last sale: $45,000, September 2016
  • Note: The house was occupied by the Bartlett Funeral Home from 1959 to around 2000.

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409 Hillcrest Drive
The Paisley House
Blog post — The Oldest Inhabited House in Greensboro (Probably) Was for Sale for a Few Days This Month

  • Sold for $415,000 on November 6, 2019 (listed at $415,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,418 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1820
  • Listed October 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $366,500, March 2016
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: “The oldest inhabited residence in Greensboro is likely the Paisley House of circa 1820,” What is Greensboro’s Oldest House? (Preservation Greensboro)
    • The house was relocated from its original location downtown (date unknown). The house, apparently in its original location (undated, photo courtesy of Preservation Greensboro):

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1415 Kellenberger Drive, McLeansville
Miramichi
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post 1 — The Kellenberger Estate: A National Register Property Now on the Market (April 2017)
Blog post 2 — Classic House of the Week: Greensboro’s Historic Garden Estate Miramichi Nears Century Mark (May 2018)

  • Sold for $650,000 on October 31, 2019 (originally listed at $750,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 6, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, May 1999
  • Note: The property includes a pond and a detached building that could be used as a studio, guest house or workshop.

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616 East Lake Drive
The Mary and Norman Jarrard House
Blog post — 616 East Lake Drive: A Spectacular Mid-Century Modern in Westerwood, $725,000

  • Sold for $695,000 on October 11, 2019 (listed at $725,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,874 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $179
  • Built in 1969
  • Listed August 28, 2019
  • Last sale: $240,000, September 2013
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property includes a saline swimming pool and a koi pond.
    • The house was designed by its original owner, Dr. Norman Jarrard, a professor of English at N.C. A&T State University.

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900 Carolina Street

  • Sold for $1.15 million on September 9, 2019 (listed at $1.15 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,048 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $228
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $425,000, June 1989
  • Note: The property includes a terrace and pavilion, an outdoor fireplace and custom square fountain.

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5311 Bowman Brook Drive, Julian

  • Sold for $185,000 on August 1, 2019 (listed at $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet, 6.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1870
  • Listed May 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $110,000, March 2011
  • Listing: “Partially restored looking for someone to finish the restoration. … This home needs a craftsman who truly appreciates its unique features & fine craftsmanship.”

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3514 Dillon Road, Jamestown
Robbins-Holton Mill House

  • Sold for $179,900 on August 1, 2019 (listed at $179,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1bathrooms, 1,188 square feet, 2.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed June 24, 2019
  • Last sale: $133,000, May 2014
  • Note: The lot has frontage on the Deep River.
    • Historic marker:

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108 Fisher Park Circle

  • Sold for $560,000 on May 31, 2019 (originally listed at $795,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,397 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 24, 2018
  • Last sale: $13,500, June 1933
  • Note: The house was bought in 1933 by Julia Gold Harden, daughter of Charles Willis Gold, president of Pilot Life Insurance Company. She deeded it to Charles Willis Harden in 1973.

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4246 McConnell Road, Eastern Guilford County
Oliver Boone Mill, also known as Katydid

  • Sold for $935,000 on April 5, 2019 (originally listed at $949,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,080 square feet, 2.72 acres
  • Price/square foot: $304
  • Built in 1835
  • Listed August 16, 2018
  • Last sale: $670,000, October 2006
  • Note: Guilford County Landmark designation, 1997
    • The listing calls the property “North Carolina’s Oldest Mill house.” Note that other mills claim earlier dates, including the Mill at Traphill in Wilkes County (1777) and the Mill House Lodge in Flat Rock (1830).
    • Screened porch overlooks a waterfall on Little Alamance Creek, which runs through the property.
    • The property includes a guest house.
    • Located near the intersection of McConnell and Millstream roads, off the Mount Hope Church road exit from I-40/85 coming from the east or the McConnell Road exit off I-40 if coming from Greensboro or the west.

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632 N. Elm Street

  • Sold for $199,500 on February 15, 2019 (auction held January 16, 2019)
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms unknown, 4,105 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1918
  • Last sale: $152,000, June 2002
  • Note: The house was divided into four apartments decades ago.
    • Brothers Lunsford Richardson III and H. Smith Richardson owned the house from 1923-44. Lunsford lived there from 1923 until he built his home at Hillsdale Farm in 1929.
    • The picture above was taken in 2017 (Google Street View).
  • Auction note: Enter the courthouse through the main entrance, go down one floor to the UG level and through the building to the hallway outside the Clerk of Court’s office at the former entrance on Eugene Street. You’ll have to go through security screening when you enter the building, which can take a few minutes. Wireless phones, cameras, laptops, etc., are prohibited in the building.

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3301 Alamance Road
Adamsleigh
Blog post — Adamsleigh: Demolition Appears Likely for A Great North Carolina Mansion ‘Not Fit for Today’s Lifestyle’
Blog post — 2019 List of Endangered Historic Properties Includes ‘Greensboro’s Grandest House’

  • Sold for $2.41 million on November 5, 2018 (listed at $3.895 million)
    • Demolished in 2019 by its new owner, Jason Harris, one of the owners of Furnitureland South. The house was significant enough that its demolition merited a report in Architectural Digest.
  • 10 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 5 half-bathrooms, 30,000 square feet, 16.72 acres
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 16, 2018
  • Last sale: The property has been owned by the Adams-Watkins family since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Sedgefield
  • Listing: “One of the largest and most famous homes in the Triad, this exceptional Tudor-style mansion completed in 1930 was designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit (Graylyn Mansion) for textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation. The construction materials, unsurpassed in style and workmanship, include a solid masonry foundation and walls, clay tile roof, custom paneling and woodwork, plaster moldings and custom ironwork. The attached garage/autocourt and detached stable are all executed in the same architectural style as the manor house. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity!”
    • Adamsleigh also is being marketed by a commercial real-estate firm: “Property is an exceptional repurposing opportunity as a bed and breakfast or, with rezoning, might be converted to condominiums, luxury apartments or a country inn. Adjacent to hole #’s 11, 12, 14 & 15 of the Donald Ross golf course at the prestigious Sedgefield Country Club.”

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3400 Alamance Road
The J. Hyatt Hammond House

  • Sold for $500,000 on October 4, 2018 (listed at $549,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,116 square feet, 1.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1983
  • Listed July 26, 2018
  • Last sale: The home has never been sold.
  • Note: Personal home of the late architect J. Hyatt Hammond
    • The property includes a four-car carport, stamped driveway, circular drive and privacy wall.
    • Located on the Sedgefield Country Club golf course

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106 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro
The Douglas-Ravenel House
Blog post — 106 Fisher Park Circle: One of Greensboro’s Grandest Mansions for Sale at $1.35 Million

  • $1.095 million on September 28, 2018 (originally listed at $1.35 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,230 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 27, 2017
  • Last sale: $770,000, March 2005
  • Note: Designated as a Guilford County Landmark, 1987
    • The house has twin living rooms, a library, dining room, den and eight fireplaces. Outdoor spaces include a spacious front porch, a private side porch and, in the backyard, an English garden and pergola.

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111 Arden Place, Greensboro
Edgewood
Blog post 1, January 10, 2018 — 111 Arden Place: A Million-Dollar Sunset Hills Mansion on the Auction Block
Blog post 2, January 24, 2018 — Following up on 111 Arden Place: BB&T Has Bought the Property at Auction
Blog post 3, March 27, 2018 — Update on 111 Arden Place: BB&T Is Preparing to Put Edgewood Up For Sale
Blog post 4, May 16, 2018 — Edgewood: Any Day Now

  • Sold for $785,000 on July 11, 2018 (listed at $850,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,209 square feet, 2.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 4, 2018
  • Last sale before foreclosure: $845,000, August 1999
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Foreclosure. The lender took possession of the house for $175,000 in February 2017.
    • The listing shows the house as 5,693 square feet; the Guilford County property record shows 5,209.

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1001 Country Club Drive
The Albert J. Klutz House

  • Sold for $1.35 million on June 28, 2018 (originally listed at $1.899 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 8,023 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 18, 2017
  • Last sale: $425,000, February 1982
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: “Massive Elizabethan style dwelling w/steeply pitched gables, stuccoed walls patterned in diamonds & squares at gables, all topped with distinctive tile roof.”
    • Albert J. Klutz was president of the Greensboro Building and Loan Association.

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609 Magnolia Street

  • Sold for $350,000  on June 12, 2018 (listed at $339,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,249 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed May 10, 2018
  • Last sale: $305,000, June 2014
  • Note: The “Nonie’s House” exhibit at the Greensboro Children’s Museum is a replica of this house.

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909 N. Elm Street
The Frank Leak House
Blog post — 909 N. Elm Street: Preservation Fund Seeks Buyer for Major Rehab Project

  • Sold for $257,000 on June 6, 2018 (originally listed at $330,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,790 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed September 1, 2017
  • Last sale: $233,000, February 2017
  • Note: The Leak House is being sold by the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund for a total rehabilitation. Click here for details on the rehabilitation agreement, preservation easement and application process. Contact Preservation Greensboro for details (336-272-5003).
    • The house after restoration:

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1021 Broad Avenue
The J. Kenneth Lee House

  • Sold for $200,000 on April 19, 2018
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 4,501 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1959
  • Listing date not available
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Benjamin Benson
  • Note: Attorney J. Kenneth Lee was a hero of the civil rights movement, nationally and in Greensboro. He died in 2018 at the age of 94.

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415 May Street, Gibsonville

  • Sold for $61,025 on April 18, 2018 (originally listed at $69,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,930 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed January 29, 2018
  • Last sale: $50,000, October 1993
  • Note: Foreclosure sale. Listing shows fewer square feet (1,850) than county property record (1,930).

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711 Sunset Drive
The Joseph M. and Kathleen Price Bryan House
Blog post — 711 Sunset Drive: The Joseph & Kathleen Bryan House Is For Sale for the First Time Since It Was New in 1935

  • Sold for $1.655 million on March 12, 2018 (listed at $1.675 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,008 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $275
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed February 1, 2018
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The Bryans bought the house when it was built in 1935. He left it to the Bryan Foundation in his will. The foundation provided it to UNCG as the chancellor’s residence until the university bought a new home in 2017.

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6043 Lake Brandt Road
Hillsdale Farm
Blog post — Hillsdale Farm: A Landmark Mansion and 27 Acres, $2.875 Million

  • Sold for $2,335,000 on February 14, 2018 (listed at $2,875,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 13,548 square feet, 27.66 acres
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 31, 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lake Brandt
  • Notes: Built by Lunsford Richardson III, son of the inventor of Vicks Vapo Rub.
    • Designed by architect Richardson Brognard Okie of Philadelphia
    • Guilford County Landmark designation, 2010 (50% tax deduction).
    • Indoor pool, greenhouse, playhouse, bathhouse, five-car garage with five-room apartment (1,268 square feet).
    • 1/6 share of private 26-acre Richardson Lake.

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4909 Guilford College Road
The William G. Wiley House
Blog post — 4909 Guilford College Road: A sweet little 1908 farmhouse

  • Sold for $173,000 on December 12, 2017 (originally listed at $194,800)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet, 2.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed February 2017
  • Last sale: September 2009, price unavailable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Near Grandover and Business 85
  • Note: Designated as a Guilford County Landmark, 1993
    • Includes a detached workshop with a large second-floor room and a dilapidated barn. Some rooms have been renovated, but most of the house needs work.
    • “Wiley was known as a progressive dairy farmer, and his farm was considered a model of state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. The cost of the house was $1,800, and plans were secured through Radford American Homes, a mail-order company based in Illinois. … This well-preserved site maintains an important link to early twentieth century rural life in Guilford County and illustrates the influence of national catalog and building supply companies on the vernacular landscape.” (Landmark Properties of Guilford County, North Carolina)

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211 N. Dudley Street

  • Sold for $220,000 on November 20, 2017 (originally listed at $300,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,789 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1968
  • Listed February 22, 2017
  • Last sale: $115,000, December 2011
  • Neighborhood: Cumberland
  • Note: The current owners have renovated extensively, restoring the home to its Mid-Century Modern glory.

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210 Kemp Road East
The Ellen and Edgar Marks House, designed by Edward Lowenstein

  • Sold for $920,500 on November 3, 2017 (listed at $975,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 7,233 square feet, 0.97 acre
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed August 21, 2017
  • Last sale: $385,000, May 1982
  • Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
  • Note: Listing describes it as a “Lowenstein contemporary.” Sunroom with indoor swimming pool.

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415 Sunset Drive
The Thornton Brooks House
Blog post — 415 Sunset Drive: A 1930s ‘Dream Castle’ Is Rescued in Irving Park

  • Sold for $1.5 million on October 6, 2017
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 and two half bathrooms, 6,360 square feet, 1.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $243
  • Built in 1937
  • Not listed on MLS when sold
  • Last sale: $375,000, March 1984

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707 Blair Street
The James H. and Anne B. Willis House, National Register of Historic Places
Blog post — 707 Blair Street, a Lowenstein classic on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Sold for $524,095 on August 2, 2017 (originally listed at $600,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,077 square feet, 0.7 acre
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed April 8, 2017
  • Last sale: $495,000, October 2002
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Mid-Century Modern classic, designed by the Lowenstein-Atkinson firm. The house has been meticulously restored by the current owners.