Renovation Projects

Updated January 19, 2020

Recent Sales

The run-down, falling down and down on their luck — these classic houses require varying degrees of renovation, some extensive.

1008 Haywood Street
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)

  • $219,999 (originally $499,000, last listed price was $309,998)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed November 25, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1998
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Zillow listing says the house is 1,804 square feet; county tax records say 1,604.
    • Even reduced by almost 60 percent from the original price, it’s still priced far higher that what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood that needs work.

751 Chestnut Street
contract pending December 9, 2020

  • $168,500 (originally $179,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,056 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: 1966, price not recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Listing: “… looking for new owners to bring back the glory days. Exterior has been covered in aluminum siding, interior plaster walls covered by wood paneling, wood floors covered by carpeting since 1960.”
    • “FP mantels and newel posts from original Dunleath Mansion.”
    • The property was bought in 1905 by Leon M. Ham and his wife, Kate, who apparently built the house as a rental. They lived on East Lee Street. Leon was secretary-treasurer of the family business, the Ham Grocery Company at 215 S. Elm Street. The first known tenant was Dr. John R. Williams, a physician, in 1908. By 1909, the house was occupied by Jesse and Walter Waynick, both carpenters, and Miss Clara and Miss Molly Waynick.
    • A somewhat odd 1912 deed shows the house being sold to “D.A. McLarty and her heirs.” County property records identify her as Mrs. Eugene McLarty; he was listed in the city directory as living at the same address. He was a druggist. Also living there were Verne McLarty, a clerk at Sykes Drug Store, and William McLarty, a student. They owned the house for 54 years, selling it in 1966.
    • The house apparently has remained in one family since then. It is being sold by the estate of Norman P. Alley, who died in June at age 85. He was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of AMP Inc., now part of Tyco.
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4201 Pineneedle Drive
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under contract, September 2-September 28, 2019
under contract, October 2-November 13, 2019
under contract February 21-April 15, 2020
under contract November 1-9, 2020
listing withdrawn December 23, 2020
relisted December 30, 2020

  • $169,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,416 square feet, 3.76 acres
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $5,500, December 1982
  • Neighborhood: Summit Hills
  • Listing: “House is sold AS IS and will not qualify for FHA/Va loans.”
    • No heating or cooling systems
    • No photos or description of the interior
    • The property appears to be priced for development, as $120/square foot is a very high price for a house in this condition, even with the acreage. The listing says, “Would be a great property to develop.”
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8425 W. Harrell Road, Oak Ridge
under contract July 12-23, 2018
listing withdrawn October 28, 2018; relisted September 19, 2019
contract pending December 14, 2020

  • $149,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,496 square feet, 2.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed September 6, 2017
  • Last sale: 1949, no price available in online records
  • Not owner occupied.
    Listing: “… maybe a rehab project or full tear down, will need new well and septic.”
    Listing includes no pictures of the house (interior or exterior), only an aerial shot of the lot.

1911 Bradford Street
contract pending January 18, 2021

  • $121,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,377 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $3,000, December 1966
  • Neighborhood: McAdoo Heights
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

2501 Hubbard Street
contract pending January 19, 2021

  • $79,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 999 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed January 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $13,000, October 1976
  • Neighborhood: Cone Mills
  • Note: Cone Mills owned the house until 1974.
    • Listing: “Replacement windows. Wall furnace natural gas heat. Window unit a/c.”
    • Not owner-occupied

6124 Burlington Road, Sedalia
contract pending December 30, 2020

  • $75,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,912 square feet, 1.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed December 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $48,000, March 1990
  • Note: The house is in Sedalia but has a Gibsonville mailing address.
    • No central air conditioning

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

  • $40,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,020 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Needs some TLC.”