Historic Homes Nearby

National Register Properties

Historic Homes in the Piedmont

Recent Sales

Where is the line between truly historic homes and those that are simply old? It can be hard to tell sometimes, but these homes in Guilford and nearby counties are clearly on the historic side of the line. And many are within a reasonable commute to Greensboro.

National Register Properties

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5869 U.S. 158, Locust Hill, Caswell County
The Moore House, 1790 (aka Stamp’s Quarters, aka the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House)
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post

  • $1.75 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
  • Price/square foot: $281
  • Built in 1790
  • Listed June 1, 2018
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: The property apparently has a Yanceyville address but is located in the Locust Hill area, southwest of Yanceyville.
    Listing: “The Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House, a classic Federal style attributed locally to a design by Thomas Jefferson [Note: Jefferson’s name does not appear in the National Register documentation] was originally built in 1790 for Samuel Moore, a successful planter. The current owners added 2 flanking wings in 1995 housing 2 additional master bedrooms, a kitchen, family room & 2 offices. The 200+/- acres of fields & managed forests give the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House the appropriate landscape for its period & history, including the formal boxwood gardens & a fenced garden. Heated & cooled Guest House. Pond”

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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District

  • $1.25 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 10,067 square feet, 8.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 13, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: Belmont is one of the three Richardson family homes comprising the principal structures of the Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 22 buildings and structures on about 30 acres near downtown Reidsville.
    Listing: “The home has been completely restored … currently being used as a private residence and venue for weddings and other events.”
    This is the fourth time the house has been put on the market. The original price was $1.495 million.

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1415 Kellenberger Drive, McLeansville
Miramichi, 1921
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post 1 (April 2017)
Blog post 2 (May 2018)

  • $750,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $200
  • 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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6069 Burlington Road, Sedalia
The Dr. Joseph McLean House, 1852
National Register of Historic Places
Blog post

  • $145,000 with approximately 1.5 acres (originally listed at $150,000), or
  • $318,900 for the house and 18.39+/- acres (originally listed at $495,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1852 (per county property records)
  • Listed February 24, 2017
  • Last sale: Property has been in the McLean and Wharton families since the 1830s.

Historic Homes in the Piedmont

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900 Rockford Road, High Point
Hillbrook, 1930

  • $3.75 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, 9,888 square feet, 5.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $379
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed Febraury 1, 2018
  • Last sale: Online records are unclear.
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Designed by Luther Lashmit, architect of Graylyn in Winston-Salem and Adamsleigh in Sedgefield.
    Listing: “1930’s Norman Tudor built w/quality materials & workmanship found in few homes, Original architectural detailing. Four levels of total renovation — lower level bar, walk in safe, half bath, recreational room w/ firepl & kitchen, top flr. sauna, spa, exercise room & full bath. Supreme location, gated security & auto court. Flagstone terraces overlook magnificent grounds.”
    The house has been for sale off and on since 2010 at prices as high as $3.95 million.

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7980 Valley View Drive, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • $2.25 million
  • 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms, 12,881 square feet, 4.45 acres
  • Price/square foot: $175
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $625,000, December 2006
  • Note: Designed by architect Charles B. Keen for a niece of R.J. Reynolds.
    Landscape architecture by Thomas Warren Sears, designer of the Reynolda Gardens.
    Listing: “Original Elevator! Too many exquisite features to mention!”
    The property has been for sale seven times since it was last sold in 2006.
    It was scheduled for an auction on ConciergeAuctions.com in November 2017 but didn’t sell.

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3230 N.C. Highway 150, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Lenox Castle, also known as Rockingham Springs, 1878

  • $750,000 (originally listed at $900,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,665 square feet, 144 acres
  • Price/square foot: $450
  • Built in 1878
  • Listed January 9, 2016
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Historical marker: “LENOX CASTLE Also known as Rockingham Springs. Council of State met here, 1790. Owned by John Lenox, Archibald D. Murphey, & Thomas Ruffin. Famous health resort.” (Click for details)
    Four homes are on the farm, including the 1878 main house and a guest house next door, plus two rental properties, several barns, fenced-in pastures and mature hardwood forest. More than 1,000 feet of road frontage.

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802 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Melrose Estate, 1909

  • $575,000 (originally listed at $725,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,316 square feet, 3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed May 2017
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “9 fireplaces, 12 foot ceilings with an elegant Mahogany staircase leading up to a view of a one of a kind, hand made stained glass masterpiece.”

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1308 Flat Rock Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County
Twin Oaks, 1912

  • $449,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,363 square feet, 10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed May 4, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: Although it has a Rockingham mailing address, the property is just across the Guilford County line.
    Not owner occupied
    Property includes a guest house with 3 bedrooms and one bathroom.

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236 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Jacquelin Taylor House, 1885

  • $375,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,969 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed June 15, 2018
  • Last sale: $212,000, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    The house is divided into three apartments.
    Listing: “… easily converted back to single-family. Recent $100k + of structural and interior renovations & updates. Huge main level apartment, move-in ready. “

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2440 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County
Blog entry

  • $269,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,090 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed March 17, 2017
  • Last sale: $38,000, April 2000
  • Located in the Glencoe National Register Historic District and the locally designated historic district.

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107 W. Academy Street, Madison, Rockingham County
The Twitchell-Gallaway House, 1832

  • $259,900 (originally listed at $364,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,465 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1832
  • Listed October 2016
  • Last sale: $91,500, April 2016
  • Listing: “Intricate detailing in doors, windows & mantles by Thomas Day.”
    Written up on oldhouses.com and Circa (which, oddly, doesn’t mention Thomas Day)
    Neither piece mentions, much less explains, the house’s interesting price history (according to realtor.com):
    2003 — Sold for $195,000
    2004 — Sold for $180,000
    2014 — Sold for $155,000
    2014 — Two months later, listed for sale at $290,000
    2015 — Price raised to $649,999
    2016 — Sold for $91,500
    2016 — Six months later, listed for sale at $369,000
    2017 — Price cut to $209,900
    2018 — Price raised to $259,900

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6243 Stoney Mountain Road, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $249,900 (originally listed at $260,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,187 square feet, 4.37 acres
  • Price/square foot: $114
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed December 4, 2017
  • Last sale: $95,000, January 2012
  • Note: The house has seven fireplaces with original mantles.
    The property includes a large hand-hewn barn and large garden space.

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14566 N.C. Highway 119 North, Semora, Caswell County

  • $199,000 (originally listed at $289,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,236 square feet, 3.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1820
  • Listed June 14, 2017
  • Last sale: May 2005, price not available in online records
  • Listing: “Additional acreage and barn with pasture available.”

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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856

  • $170,000 (originally listed at $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built around 1856
  • Listed November 10, 2016
  • For more information, see the Preservation North Carolina listing
    “Ready for your cosmetic upgrades … The house is being sold as-is with the kitchen and second bathroom needing updates. Cracked plaster and peeling wall paper will also need to be repaired. All of the windows have been replaced.”
    The original woodwork remains and is attributed to Thomas Day (not uncommon in houses of this period in the Caswell-Rockingham area).

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77 Broad Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Wilson-Austin-Mehaffey House, 1880

  • $149,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 3,238 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed March 29, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available online

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216 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
The Dr. Nathaniel Roan House, 1838

  • $119,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,572 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1838
  • Listed December 21, 2016
  • Last sale: Information not available online
  • Listing: “Charming 1.5 story home in Greek Revival and Gothic Cottage styles in the heart of downtown Yanceyville across from public library. … With its proximity to the courthouse, town hall and several churches, this would also make a tremendous wedding venue.”

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110 Holder Street, Milton, Caswell County
contract pending as of May 31, 2018

  • $59,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,686 square feet, 4.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built around 1830
  • Listed October 26, 2017
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “…needs work but has so much potential if you are looking for an older home to renovate. ”
    Property includes a shed with electricity.

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The Van Hook-Worsham-Stamps House, 1852
No address

  • $35,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1,425 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1852; portions of a 1780 structure remain
  • Listing: “The Vanhook-Worsham-Stamps house has been completely dismantled, cataloged and stored by a renowned builder in Caswell County, NC.”
    “… house is a two-pin log home that features a number of Greek Revival characteristics, including street-facing façade and gable, a hip roof with widely overhanging eaves and clapboard siding, while the upper casement windows give rise to a shallow second story.”