West of Downtown

Updated October 26, 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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30 Kemp Road East

  • $1.9 million (originally $2.2 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 6,645 square feet, 0.61 acre
  • Price/square foot: $286
  • Built in 2017
  • Listed October 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $370,000, July 2015 (lot only)
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: Designed by Adam Sebastian of STITCH Design Group and built by Gary Jobe
    • On Starmount Country Club Golf Course
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201 Ridgeway Drive
contract pending September 13, 2020

  • $1.150 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3,674 square feet (per county records), 0.58 acre
  • Price/square foot: $313
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed August 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $360,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • The current owners have renovated and increased the size of the house.
    • Built on a double lot
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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)

  • $998,900 (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $248
  • 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.

1901 Madison Avenue
The Frances and Frank Werner House
contract pending October 24, 2020

  • $565,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,367 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, February 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)
  • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, side-gabled,brick Colonial Revival-style house displays a modillion cornice and a stylized dentil course on its frieze, but only on the main block.These same details carry to the entry’s entablature where a cornice with modillion blocks surmounts the frieze graced with Greek fretwork. Just below, rosettes flank a festoon. To complete this classical entry, Doric pilasters frame the paneled wood door. Windows throughout are eight-over-eight and six-over-six with those on the second floor façade notched into the frieze. A brick chimney rises from the east gable end of the main block, where it meets the lower, west gable end of a two-story, one-bay-wide, weatherboard wing. Its lower level displays casement windows above paneled aprons framed by full-height plain pilasters. The second floor includes six-over-six and eight-over-eight windows and a modern, oversized, fixed-glass window on the gable end, suggesting that this level was added somewhat recently. A west elevation, two-story, weatherboard wing displays six-over-six windows and a west gable-end brick chimney. A small ell extends from the rear and a pair of front-gabled dormers rest on the rear roof slope. According to the 1937 city directory, Werner was the supervisor of Juvenile Hosiery Mills.”

1715 Wright Avenue
The Esther W. Armfield House
Blog post — New Listing: 1715 Wright Avenue, A Fisher Park House in Sunset Hills (Maybe)
contract pending October 21, 2020
no longer under contract October 22, 2020

  • $525,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,532 square feet, 0.37 acre
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed October 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $364,500, June 2001
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The house may not have been built at its present location, according to Marvin Brown in Greensboro: An Architectural Record: “It is said to have originally overlooked Fisher Park from the present site of the First Presbyterian Church. By 1930 it had been moved to this site and was occupied by Armfield, widow of newspaperman G. Will Armfield.” First Presbyterian was built in 1928. 1715 Wright Avenue is listed in the Greensboro city directory for the first time in 1930.
    • George Williamson Armfield  (1849-1927) was actually not a journalist but an architect, actually the first licensed architect in the state. Among his works were the alumni hall at Oak Ridge Military Academy and the Harden Thomas Martin House on North Mendenhall Street, now Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast. “When North Carolina passed an architectural practice act and began the formal registration of architects, G. Will Armfield of Greensboro was granted certificate #1 on May 15, 1915,” the N.C. State University website says. “He was one of a large number of men who were certified based on having already been in practice prior to 1915. “
    • After her husband’s death in 1927, Esther (1857-1942) bought the property from her son Hugh (1898-1992). She and, later, her daughter Minnie Myrtle Armfield (1880-1973) owned it until Minnie’s estate sold it in 1974. The Armfields had eight children, six of whom survived to adulthood.
    • Esther’s parents, Henry and Ann Wakefield, were born in England and may have been Quakers. They moved to Canada, where their nine children were born, and then to North Carolina. Along with their three youngest children, they’re buried in New Garden Friends Cemetery in Greensboro. (Esther and G. Will are in Green Hill.)
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1002 Fairmont Street
The Laucks-Hooke House
contract pending September 29, 2020

  • $519,500 (originally $549,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,930 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $308,000, September 2003
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The property was owned from 1924 to 1939 by John Laucks, a clerk at Vicks Chemical Company. It was bought in 1939 by Malcolm Hooke, a professor of French at the Women’s College; his books on French grammar and usage are still available (though long out of print, malheuresment). He sold the house in 1970.

413 Woodlawn Avenue
The Alice E. Nicholson House
contract pending October 22, 2020

  • $459,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,420 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed October 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $160,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: The house was gutted to the studs in a 2017 renovation.
    • The first recorded resident of the house was Alice Eudora Clark Nicholson (1857-1933), known as Dora. She bought the property in 1924 from Van B. Nicholson, who owned the house next door (their familial relationship, if any, is unknown). She sold the house in 1928 and died in Raleigh five years later. She’s buried at Green Hill Cemetery with her husband, Joseph W. Nicholson (1983-1915). He had been secretary-treasurer of the Central Electric Company.
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310 S. Chapman Street
contract pending October 4, 2020

  • $445,000 (originally $457,700)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,404 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $277,000, May 2006
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

111 S. Tremont Drive
contract pending September 21, 2020

  • $439,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,778 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed September 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Renovated by current owner. What it looked like before (2010 photo, click to see it larger):

2003 Rolling Road
The Clara and Justin Hopkins House
contract pending September 28, 2020

  • $389,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,341 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed September 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $265,000, July 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, multi-hued brick Minimal Traditional house features an off-center, front-facing gable pierced by an upper, louvered wood vent. Tuscan columns and pilasters support the shed-roofed, hardboard-sided porch with dentils that shelters the hardboard-sided portion of the façade. A multi-light door piercing the east side of the front gable contains a fanlight. Windows throughout are six-over-six. A brick chimney rises from the west elevation. A brick ell extends from the rear. The Hopkins are the earliest known owners and occupants. They appear at this address in the 1941 city directory.”
    • Mr. Hopkins was a mail carrier; Mrs. Hopkins was a clerk at Montaldo’s, a women’s clothing store.

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

  • $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

  • $350,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,841 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1923
  • Last sale: $241,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: For sale by owner

2633 Walker Avenue
The Aaron and Annie Cohen House
contract pending October 16, 2020

  • $299,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,169 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1945
  • Listed October 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $240,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: Aaron Cohen was the yard superintendent for Greensboro Iron and Metal. He may have been retired by the time he and Annie had their new home built in 1945.

1332 W. Friendly Avenue
The Morton House
Blog post — New Listing: 1332 W. Friendly Avenue, A Beautiful 1918 Craftsman
contract pending September 12, 2020

  • $290,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,016 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed September 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $247,500, December 2017
  • Neighborhood: West Market Terrace

605 N. Mendenhall Street
contract pending October 11, 2020

  • $280,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,904 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $147
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed October 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $260,000, March 2020
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

702 Longview Street
The Clarence and Allie Boggs House
contract pending October 6, 2020

  • $275,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,592 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $173
  • Built in 1941
  • Listed October 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $163,000, August 2002
  • Note: Clarence and Allie Clarence Boggs became the original owners of the house in 1941. Clarence was a tax collector with the Internal Revenue Service. After his death in 1980, Allie owned the house until 1990.

106 Northridge Street
The Jeter and Nell Barker House

  • $274,500 (originally $279,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,697 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $162
  • 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.

2213 Wright Avenue
The Mabel and Samuel Strickland House
contract pending September 27, 2020

  • $270,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,392 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • 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.”

909 Longview Street
contract pending October 19, 2020

  • $268,400 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,765 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed October 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $20,000 plus the balance of a 1993 promissory note for $82,000, June 1997
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The 1997 deed describes the property as being on “Park Avenue (now Longview Street).” When the house was built, Lindley Park (or this part of it, at least) was called Park Place and was identified as being in Pomona rather than Greensboro.
    • Merrill and Gladys Dwiggins Dillon bought the house in 1939, and it stayed in their family for 52 years. Merrill (1897-1967) was a salesman with Traders Chevrolet and served in World War I with the 321st Ambulance Company. After his death, Gladys (1898-1988) owned it until 1987, when she passed the ownership to their son, Jack (1926-2012). He sold the house in 1991.

2209 W. Friendly Avenue
contract pending August 25 to September 11, 2020
contract pending October 23, 2020

  • $267,900 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

1007 Hampton Street
contract pending October 26, 2020

  • $224,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,276 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $175,000, August 2013
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

411 Hillside Drive
contract pending October 26, 2020

  • $219,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,131 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed October 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $76,000, March 1993
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: Rental property

3005 Collier Drive
contract pending October 11, 2020

  • $175,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 944 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed October 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park