West of Downtown

Updated January 24, 2020

Westerwood, Sunset Hills, Lindley Park, Starmount Forest and Hamilton Lakes form a string of 1920s and ’30s neighborhoods stretching west from downtown along Market Street and Friendly Avenue.

Westerwood and West Market Terrace | Lindley Park | Sunset Hills and College Park | Starmount Forest | Hamilton Lakes

Recent Sales

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104 Kemp Road West
The Harry Barton House
Blog post — 104 Kemp Road West — Harry Barton’s Own House (August 2, 2020)
Blog post — The 1925 Harry Barton House in Hamilton Lakes, $1.65 million 
(June 28, 2019)

contract pending October 28, 2020
no longer under contract November 13, 2020

  • $950,000 (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $236
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $105,000, June 1976
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The house was designed by Harry Barton as his own residence.
    • The property is on Benjamin Lake.
    • A separate gym with a steam shower and hot tub overlooks the lake.
    • Italian tile roof
    • County property records show the house being bigger than the listing says it is — 4,027 square feet vs. 3,464.

117 W. Keeling Road
The Thomas Edgar Sikes Jr. House

  • $720,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $321
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed January 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $295,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Designed by Jaroslav Jan Kabatnik (1907-1995), who worked with Edward Lowenstein and later with Edward Gulledge, who built 117 W. Keeling. Born in Bohemia, he is said to have been a member of the Czech Olympic team in the 1936 Olympics. He also served with the Czech army in World War II. After the Communist coup in 1948, he went from a refugee camp to Morocco, France, Chicago and, by 1953, Greensboro.

3932 Starmount Drive
The Herman and Edyth Davidson House
contract pending November 21 to December 14, 2020
contract pending January 14, 2021

  • $639,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,560 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed November 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $565,000 May 2015
  • Neighborhood: Starmount Forest
  • Note: An unusual collaboration — the architect was modernist Edward Lowenstein; the interior designer was traditionalist Otto Zenke.
    • Herman Davidson (1904-1980) was president of the Davidson Supply Company, which sold auto accessories at 317 S. Greene Street. After he died, Edyth (1914-2006) owned the house until 2005.

308 Woodlawn Avenue
The Lyon-Farrell House

  • $575,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $220,000 on December 1, 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The house is being renovated and almost doubled in size. It previously had 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,480 square feet. Completion is scheduled for June.
    • The first owners of the house appear to have been J.T. and Mary Lyons, who bought it in 1922. He was a traveling salesman. They sold the home in 1926 to Charles and Anne Farrell, photographers and owners of The Art Shop, then located on the second floor at 101 1/2 W. Market Street. The house remained in the Farrell family until 1983. Click here for more about the Farrell family.

224 S. Tremont Drive
contract pending December 19, 2020

  • $558,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,653 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $210
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $215,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Renovated by current owner
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage.

309 S. Chapman Street
The Oscar and Henrietta McNeely House

  • $475,000 (originally $486,800)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,433 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $195
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed December 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, July 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records show the house with only 1,493 square feet, apparently not updated since an addition was built at the the back.
    • Oscar William McNeely (1894-1957) was a clerk with the U.S. Railway Mail Service at the Southern Railway depot. Margaret Henrietta Propst McNeely (1905-1997) outlived him by 40 years. On her death, her heirs didn’t sell the house until 2020.
    • The house when it was sold in July 2020:

3808 W. Friendly Avenue
The Sapp-Shepherd House

  • $449,000 (originally $475,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,665 square feet, 1.83 acres
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1948
  • Listed December 12, 2020
  • Last sale: $60,136, November 1969
    • When the house was built in 1950, it was outside of the city. The western city limit was about where Wendover Avenue now crosses Friendly.
    • The property was bought in 1945 by Victor and Denholm Sapp. Victor was controller of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance. They apparently built the house and then sold it in 1951.
    • In 1970 it was bought by Bernard and Ellenor Shepherd, owners of the Bernard Shepherd menswear store. Bernard died in 2007. Ellenor still owns the house.

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2405 Sylvan Road
listing expired January 1, 2020; relisted March 10, 2020
contract pending August 29 to September 23, 2020
listing withdrawn September 23, 2020
relisted November 13, 2020

  • $416,000 (originally $420,000, later $424,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,780 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $90,000, April 1991
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: For sale by owner

2207 Sherwood Street
contract pending December 12, 2020; no longer under contract December 22, 2020
under contract December 23, 2020

  • $399,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,122 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $188
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $89,000, March 1992
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • The property includes a detached garage.

1405 Fairmont Street
The William and Irma Kampschmidt House
Blog post — New Listing: 1405 Fairmont Street, a 1930 Gem Hidden Away in West Market Terrace, $350,000
contract pending November 20, 2020

  • $350,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,328 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed September 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $280,000, April 2018
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace
  • Note: The original owners were the Rev. William and Irma Kampschmidt. He was a teacher at Immanuel Lutheran College; she was the manager of the Dragon Shop, a millinery store at 123 W. Market Street. They owned the house from 1930 to 1967.
    • Immanuel Lutheran was a residential high school, junior college and seminary for African American students from 1905 to 1961. Its campus at the corner of East Market and Luther streets became part of the adjacent N.C. A&T State University campus. All of its buildings have been torn down. One of its most famous graduates was actor Gregg Morris of the original Mission Impossible TV series. (More here)
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905 Fairmont Street
contract pending December 9, 2020

  • $325,000 (originally $350,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,841 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1923
  • Last sale: $241,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

2213 Wright Avenue
The Mabel and Samuel Strickland House
contract pending September 27 to December 18, 2020
contract pending January 10, 2021

  • $275,000 (originally $270,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,392 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $198
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $166,000, August 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • NRHP district nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, aluminum-sided dwelling displays an altered, nearly full-width porch with square posts and a wood balustrade topped by an eyebrow pediment with a stucco tympanum and returns; vinyl siding sheathes the porch fascia. The replacement wood door includes a fanlight at the top. Windows are six-over-one. A brick chimney with a concrete set off occupies the west elevation. A hip-roofed ell extends from the rear elevation. Mr. Strickland worked as a traveling salesman for W. I. Anderson & Company.”

106 Northridge Street
The Jeter and Nell Barker House
contract pending December 16, 2020, to January 14, 2021
contract pending January 24, 2021

  • $269,900 (originally $279,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,697 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed September 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $180,000, December 2007
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Jeter and Nell Barker were the first residents of the house. He was office manager with Dick’s Laundry Service. After his death in 1983, Nell owned the house until 1988.

4926 Starmount Drive
The Walter and Alice Glynn House
contract pending December 11, 2020

  • $265,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,953 square feet, 0.43 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1958
  • Listed November 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $152,500, September 2004
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

400 S. Chapman Street
contract pending November 25 to December 25, 2020
listing withdrawn December 25, 2020; relisted January 11, 2021
contract pending January 16, 2021

  • $260,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,860 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed November 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $128,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Replacement windows
    • “New new HVAC and water heater. Updates to wiring and plumbing. Designer paint throughout. Now, it’s time for someone else to finish the project …” The extent of what remains to be done isn’t clear from the listing.
    • What it looked like before renovation:

2300 Walker Avenue
The Patterson-Bonkemeyer House

  • $249,000 (originally $259,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,651 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed January 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $110,000, November 1997
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The notably low price for Lindley Park can be attributed to the need for cosmetic work (refinishing floors, paint, etc.) and the lack of central air conditioning.
    • Vinyl and aluminum siding
    • The house apparently was divided into apartments at one time. County records classify it as “APT<5 UNITS.”
    • The property has been sold only four times in 102 years. John D. Patterson, who was in real estate (the city directory isn’t more clear than that), bought the property in 1919 and built the house in 1923. He lost it to foreclosure in 1938.
    • Claudius and Lula Bonkemeyer bought the house in 1938. He was a general contractor. Claudius died in 1968 at age 74; Lula, in 1982 at age 87. Their daughter, Mildred Bonkemeyer Adams, owned the house until 1984.
    • Roy and Linda Arrington owned the house from 1984 to 1998. Roy was an accountant who was a co-founder in 1985 of Addams Bookstore, located in the old Victory Theatre on Tate Street until closing in 2014.
    • Since 1998, the house has been owned by Van Scott Walker. In 2003, he founded the Walker Family Band with his brother Landon and daughter Jennie.

1606 Wright Avenue
contract pending December 3, 2020

  • $190,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,619 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,500
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Listing: “There are some deferred maintenance items but home is move in, livable, condition and fix up over time.”
    • The property includes a detached garage.