North of Wendover Avenue

Final update September 1, 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

710 Country Club Drive
The J. Spencer Love House I

  • $7.495 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 3 half-bathrooms, 11,201 square feet, 3.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $669
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed August 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $2.49 million, February 1997
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park Historic District
  • Listing: “In the late 1990’s the house underwent a total renovation by the present owners. Original features to the house include the Grand Foyer, Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Sunroom, Library, Kitchen, Butler Pantry’s, Morning Room, Six Bedrooms, inclusive of a magnificent primary suite with his & hers dressing rooms, baths.
    • “Lower level with Sauna, hot tub, bedroom, bath, exercise room & mechanical room. Pool House with two kitchens, two living areas & three bedrooms. The Cottage with open kitchen & living area, massive fireplace, two bedrooms, two baths, Carriage House with kitchen, bedroom & bath.
    • “Gazebo, Tennis Court & open air breeze back grounds overlooking beautifully maintained gardens. Picturesque park like grounds face Greensboro Country Club golf course.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “This was the residence of J. Spencer Love, president of Burlington Mills, and his family. The Love House is a palatial Georgian Revival mansion inspired by eighteenth century Virginia houses. It features Flemish bond brickwork, a steep hipped roof with segmental-arched dormers and a modillioned cornice, a five-bay facade with a swan’s neck pedimented entrance, a string course between floors, and brick corner quoins. Large one and two-story wings project from either side of the main block. An expansive landscaped lawn fronts the house and is bordered by a molded brick wall.”
    • James Spencer Love (1896-1962) bought a small company called the Gastonia Cotton Manufacturing Company in 1919 from one of his grandfathers and an uncle and in 1922 moved it to Burlington. “Shortly afterwards, he decided to gamble on a new product, rayon. Throughout his business career, Love continued to be bold, expanding frequently and seeking new products even in the hard times of the 1930s.” (Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) That kind of initiative turned his small mill into the largest textile company in the world, Burlington Industries.
    • Benjamin and Anne Cone bought the house in 1941 from Love’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Love Appleget. Cone (1899-1982) was a son of Ceasar and Jeannette Cone. He served as mayor of Greensboro from 1949-51 (Greensboro mayors traditionally served only one term until the 1970s); chairman of Cone Mills, 1957-71; and chairman of Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, 1956-65. He and his wife, Anne Coleman Wortham Cone (1915-1999), were major benefactors to the Weatherspoon Art Museum. They owned the house until 1977, when they sold it to Richard Love, a son of J. Spencer Love, and his wife, Bonnie B. Love. They sold the house in 1982.
    • in 1997, the house was bought by the current owner, Bonnie McElveen Hunter, founder and CEO of Greensboro’s Pace Communications, president of the American Red Cross and former ambassador to Finland, and her husband, Bynum Merritt Hunter (1925-2018).
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815 Woodland Drive
The Haywood Duke House
listing removed May 10, 2011; relisted July 29, 2011
listing removed November 11, 2011; relisted February 22, 2012
listing removed May 24, 2012; relisted October 28, 2013
listing removed October 20, 2014; relisted February 24, 2015
listing removed May 24, 2016; relisted March 24, 2017
listing removed September 29, 2020
relisted August 23, 2021

  • $1.889 million (originally $1.89 million, later $1.59 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,215 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $362
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed January 8, 2011
  • Last sale: $1.7 million, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Haywood Duke was general manager of the King Cotton Hotel. The grand 13-story hotel stood downtown on Market Street at Davie, where the News & Record building now is, from 1927 to 1971.

206 Sunset Drive
The Jarboe-Orr House
contract pending August 8, 2021

  • $1.7 million (originally $1.749 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,050 square feet, 0.60 acre
  • Price/square foot: $281
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 24, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a stone koi pond, gazebo and outdoor fireplace.
    • It’s on the 14th green of Greensboro Country Club.
    • Greensboro: An Architectural Record — “The cleanly articulated Mediterranean Revival-style villa, designed by Raleigh James Hughes, was erected for Dr. [Parren] Jarboe in the mid-teens. Its elegant entry is marked by a round-arched door and transom and an Ionic portico topped by a Chinese Chippendale balustrade. Round arches and Ionic columns are repeated at its flanking first-story bays and latticed end pavilions. Its second story features shutters with fleur-de-lis cutouts, its roof curvilinear exposed brackets.”
    • Dr. Jarboe and his wife, Lucille, owned the house until 1934.
    • The house was owned for 53 years by two generations of the Orr family, major figures in the textile industry. In 1953, Burlington Mills executive Douglas M. Orr bought the house. He owned it for 29 years, selling it to his son (I think) Donald in 1982. Donald, also a textile executive, owned the house for 24 years.

2011 Granville Road
The L. Homer Hole House

  • $1.599 million (originally $1.75 million)
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-baths, 7,247 square feet, 1.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $221
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $850,000, October 1987
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Greensboro: An Architectural Record: “A full-height portico of four columns fronts this Neoclassical Revival-style dwelling. In its shadow, the central entry is framed by an oversized Palladian surround.”
    • Lemuel Homer Hole (1874-1948) and Marguerite Forbes Hole (1885-1941) were the original owners. He was in the insurance business, according to the city directory (Greensboro: An Architectural Record says he was an executive with N.C. Public Service Company; the city directory’s roster of executives for the company doesn’t include him). He later served on the city Planning and Park Commission.

2210 Granville Road
The Joseph and Juanita Gorrell House

  • $1.299 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,207 square feet, 0.77 acre
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed June 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $650,000, June 1997
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a swimming pool.
    • The 2100 and 2200 blocks of Granville Place, the two blocks north of Cornwallis Drive, first appeared in the city directory in 1959.
    • The first owners were Joseph Palmer Gorrell (1927-2003) and Juanita Taylor Gorrell (1928-1994). He was a career executive with Pilot Life and Jefferson-Pilot, retiring as vice president of the Securities Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of Duke University and the Diplomatic School at Georgetown University. In 1992 he passed ownership to his daughter Eva Jane Gorrell Hendrix, who sold the house in 1996.

2321 Kirkpatrick Place (aka 2331 Kirkpatrick)
The Matthew and Elsie Coiner House
listing withdrawn August 26, 2021

  • $1.195 million (originally $1.25 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,783 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $316
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed May 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $310,000, May 2000
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: A 1 1/2-story cross-gable, brick Tudor Revival house
    • There are a couple notable differences between the listings and county records. The listings all show the address as 2321 Kirkpatrick, but county records have it down as 2331.
    • The county has the square footage as 3,783; the listings say 4,600 ($272/square foot), a difference of just over 20 percent. Differences on that measure are common, but this is unusually large.
    • The property includes a detached garage with 565 square feet on a second floor.
    • “Literally every inch remolded,” including replacement windows, which is so sad in such a great old house.
    • The original owners were Matthew De Coursey Coiner (1893-1939) and Elsie Clewer Coiner (1892-1980). Matthew was a salesman. They sold the house to Matthew’s mother in 1937 and then bought it back from her a year later. Later in 1938, they sold it a final time.
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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.”

712 Dover Road
The White-Snyder House
contract pending June 18, 2021

  • $745,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,745 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $199
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,800, June 1966
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: It’s unclear who actually built the house, but it does appear to have been built by 1928. Shortly after it was built, it became property of its first identifiable owner, Pilot Life Insurance Company. In March 1929 Pilot Life sold it to the Irving Park Company, which sold it the same day to Southern Real Estate Company. The address first appears in the city directory in 1930; it appears to have been a rental property until it was bought in 1934 by Moses Andrew White (1892-1966) and Wilhelmina Margret Sawyer White (1900-1983). They owned the house for 32 years. He was an Army lieutenant in World War I and by 1934 was superintendent of agencies for Jefferson Standard Life Insurance.
    • After her husband’s death, Wilhelmina sold the house in 1966 to William David Snyder Jr. (1926-2015) and Ann Pender Snyder. Born in Monroe, Bill was an engineering graduate of N.C. State University and served as a combat engineer in the Korean War. In 1954, he and Ann moved to Greensboro, and he founded the Snyder Insurance Agency. Bill was a founder of the Greensboro Opera Company, president of the Greensboro History Museum and loved vintage cars. He owned a 1948 Rolls Royce, British green. In 2012, they passed the property to one of their daughters and her husband, who are now selling it, 55 years after her parents bought it.

714 Dover Road
The Alexander and Libby Hattaway House
contract pending June 25, 2021

  • $720,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,542 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $203
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $390,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The Irving Park Company sold the property to Alexander Clovis Hattaway Sr. (1893-1969) and Libby Johnson Hattaway (1900-1999) in 1928. The Hattaways lost the house to foreclosure in 1932 but continued to live there and were able to buy it back in 1934. Libby sold the house in 1994.
    • Alex was a native of Georgia; Libby was born in New Orleans. Alex and Ralph L. Hattaway operated Hattaway-Jordan Seed Company on S. Davie Street at Sycamore Street, now February 1 Place.
    • Later, Alex, Libby and Ira Hattaway operated Hattaway’s Seed Store at 224 S. Greene Street, a location that’s now part of the city-county government complex. Alex’s familial relationships with Ralph (1904-1991) and Ira, about whom nothing else can be found, are unknown, although Ralph was listed as president of Hattaway-Jordan and Alex was general manager.
Undated Hattaway-Jordan Seed catalog, for sale on Ebay

1900 Fernwood Drive
The Burns-Trivette House

  • $409,900 (originally $425,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,206 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $186
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $275,500, November 2015
  • Neighborhood: Kirkwood
  • Note: The house was expanded in 2006, apparently expanding the kitchen and adding a new primary bedroom and bath and a laundry room.
    • County records show the house with 2,088 square feet.
    • The first owners were electrical contractor Thomas J. Burns Jr. and Evelyn Hancock Burns, who bought the house from the Fairfield Company in December 1928. For whatever reason, they sold the house back to Fairfield seven months later.
    • The house was quickly sold to Adolphus Turner Trivette (1891-1970) and his wife, Minnie Hatfield Vannoy Trivette (1894-1977). It was in their family for the next 53 years. Known as Dolphus or D.T., he was manager of Greensboro Paint Company. They owned the house for 21 years before moving back to their native Wilkes County.
    • In 1950, they sold the house to Minnie’s sister Sallie Virginia Vannoy Jenkins (1889-1984), also of Wilkes County. She made the house a rental property and owned it for 32 years.

1116 Hill Street
contract pending August 23, 2021

  • $399,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,349 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $170
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $266,000, November 2002
  • Neighborhood: Latham Park