North of Wendover Avenue

Updated January 13, 2021

Irving Park, Latham Park and Kirkwood form a cluster of classic neighborhoods north of Wendover Avenue between Battleground Avenue and Elm Street.

Irving Park  |  Kirkwood and Browntown  |  Latham Park

Recent Sales

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2021 St. Andrews Road
contract pending November 6, 2020

  • $1.895 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,596 square feet (per county records), 1.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $412
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed August 7, 2020
  • Last sale: Total of $1.77 million for two lots, which have since been combined into one: $1.24 million, August 2008, for 2021 St. Andrews, which includes the house (0.87 acre), and $534,000, May 2013 (0.53 acre), for 2023 St. Andrews, which has no structures on it.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a heated salt-water pool.
    • The house was owned from 1978-84 by the late W. Eugene Johnston III (1936-2018), businessman and member of Congress for the 6th district, 1981-83.
    • Johnston sold the house to Steven D. Bell, founder and chairman of Bell Partners of Greensboro, which buys and sells apartment complexes, mostly in the Southeast and western states, and serves as an “investment manager for institutional and high net worth clients.” He sold the house in 1997.
    • Online listings show the size of the house at as little as 4,164 square feet and as much as 4,853.
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2309 Lafayette Avenue

  • $1.049 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $349
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed July 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $550,000, March 2003
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Listing: The property includes a detached 1,600 square-foot “guest house/garage/rec room/office” with two bathrooms.
    • Also “Moss walkways, Blue Stone patios & Koi Pond.”
    • From 1924 to 1930, the property was sold five times. In 1930, it was bought by its first long-term owner, surgeon Richard B. Davis. He owned the house until 1945.
    • Hampton Shuping, an executive with J.P. Stevens and his wife, Margaret, owned the house from 1958 to 1982. Stevens may be best remembered today as the bitterly anti-union textile company that served as the villain in the film Norma Rae. Stevens’s resistance to unionization was characterized by The New York Times in 1981 as “one of the ugliest episodes in recent labor history.”
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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro
contract pending December 7, 2020

  • $1.025 million (originally $1.175 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,225 square feet, 2.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,650, May 1964
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a pool, guest house and gazebo.

709 Blair Street
The Tom and Sara Sears House

  • $800,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,974 square feet (per county), 0.73 acre
  • Price/square foot: $201
  • Built in 1979
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: The house has been owned by the sellers since it was built.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The house is a meticulous copy of the John Vogler House in Old Salem, built in 1819.
    • The house was built by Tom and Sara Sears, two of the Triad’s most accomplished preservationists and antique collectors (Antiques magazine says they’ve assembled “one of North Carolina’s finest collections of southern antiques.”). Both have served on the boards of Old Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. Tom also has served as Old Salem’s director of grounds and buildings, a member of the Greensboro Historic Preservation Commission and on the executive council of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
    • Seasons magazine: “With master builder D.C. Patton from Burlington and woodworker Roger Harvell from Greensboro (who once worked for famed designer Otto Zenke) — not to mention a lot of their own sweat equity — the Searses raised a near perfect replica of the Vogler House … . It included five fireplaces and eventually a copy of Old Salem’s bake house for a tool shed, plus a replica of the Moravian firehouse on the square for a garage.”
    • Old Salem NRHP nomination: “A prominent architectural statement was made when silversmith John Vogler built his 1819 two-story Federal style brick house on Main Street at the southwest corner of Salem Square, which departed from traditional Germanic/Moravian architecture. An early advocate of industrialization, Vogler’s hand was in the mix of the Salem grist mill in 1819, the Salem Cotton Mill in 1836, and the industrial activities that followed. However, even with its refinement and stylishness, the house contained Vogler’s shop, and he did not separate his work and living space until 1846. The house was given to Old Salem in 1952 by Vogler descendants and is an exhibit building.”

809 Dover Road
The Ezra and Mabel Hodgin House

  • $599,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,559 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $157
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed January 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $555,000, March 2015
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a detached two-car garage with a 400 square-foot guest suite.
    • The listing shows only 2,886 square feet; county records say 3,559.
    • The first owners of the house were Ezra Clay Hodgin and his wife, Mabel Coggin Hodgin. They bought the property in 1937 and sold it in 1948. He was a chiropractor.
    • Although county records give a 1936 date for the house, it doesn’t show up in city directories until 1938. The property was owned by a bank until the Hodgins bought it in 1937.