West of Downtown

Updated June 22, 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

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3303 Kettering Place
listing withdrawn August 22, 2019; relisted November 14, 2019
contract pending April 29, 2021
no longer under contract May 7, 2021

  • $950,000 (originally listed at $1.175 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,277 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $151
  • Built in 1985
  • Listed March 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $1,054,000, January 2007
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Listing: Built by Bea Melton, who built a number of Mid-Century Modern homes in the Triad.

308 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro
The Lyon-Farrell House
listing withdrawn March 9, 2021; relisted May 6, 2021
contract pending June 4, 2021

  • $623,900 (originally $575,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $230
  • 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.
    • The Lyons 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.
    • What the house looked like before being renovated:

113 Kensington Road
The Hassie and John Markham House
contract pending June 11, 2021

  • $565,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,794 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $202
  • Built in 1925 (per county records)
  • Listed June 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $515,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Double lot
    • The property includes a detached two-car garage.
    • County records show the house’s date as 1925, but the National-Register nomination for Sunset Hills suggests 1928.
    • The house has had only three owners. The current owners had it for about nine months before putting it up for sale.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The two-story, three-bay, truncated hip-roofed, brick, Colonial Revival-style dwelling displays a bracketed cornice. A classical portico supported by fluted Doric columns and pilasters is centered on the facade. The flat-roofed portico is topped by a turned balustrade with short, bold, square, corner balusters and graced with molded brackets.
    • The brick porch floor extends the width of the façade and wraps around to the north elevation where a porch with a crowning balustrade is situated. The balustrade displays the same corner posts, but simple square balusters. This porch, like the front portico, has curved brackets along its cornices and fluted columns and pilasters for support, except at the northwest (front) corner where a brick post supports the post.
    • “A one-story wing on the south elevation has the same crowning balustrade as the north porch, as well as the molded brackets on its cornice. It is enclosed with six-over-one windows. Windows elsewhere on the house are eight-over-one.
    • “The Markhams bought the property in December 1927 and likely built the house soon thereafter. He was a structural engineer. The family owned the house until 1980.”
    • John Wellington Markham Sr. (1884-1935) died barely seven years after buying the house. Hassie D. Whitley Markham (1896-1987) continued to live in the house. She sold it in 1979.
    • Robert and Carolyn Clendenin bought the house from Hassie. Robert Amos Clendenin (1932-2016) was a longtime teacher and principal in the Greensboro and Guilford County schools. He served as principal at Bessemer High School, Bessemer Junior High, Aycock Middle School and for more than 20 years principal at Page High School. Carolyn Reid Clendenin (1937-1999) was a music teacher and choral director in the local school systems. Their son, Carter Clendenin, inherited the house from his father and owned it until 2020. He’s a lieutenant with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.

2411 Camden Road
The Helen and Alex Claiborne House
contract pending May 20, 2021

  • $545,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $222
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $386,000, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Alexander W. Claiborne (1888-1969) and Helen Irene Schnick Claiborne (1896-1989) were the first residents listed in the city directory. They bought the house in 1928 and owned it for 50 years. Alex was a traveling salesman. After he died, Helen continued to live in the house until she sold it in 1978.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, cross-gabled, brick Period Cottage features a battered brick façade chimney. The altered, partial-width, flat-roofed screened porch is sheathed in aluminum as are the gable ends on the façade and on the front, east elevation. The porch shelters the multi-light door located on the east elevation of the front-facing gable. The brick beneath the porch has been painted white. A side-gabled, brick projection is located on the east side of the gabled, brick, rear ell. Windows are six-over-one.”

308 Woodbine Court
The Lalah and Clarence E. Pierce House

  • $489,000 (originally $515,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,339 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $209
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale $54,000, June 1978
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled with returns,weatherboard Period Cottage features a front-facing gable with returns and a brick façade chimney with paved shoulders and corbelling. A one-story, hip-roofed,screen porch supported by classically-inspired posts and topped by a half-circle, louvered wood vent occupies the north half of the façade. A bungalow-style wood and multi-light door with modillion blocks is on the north side of the front wing and sheltered by the screened porch. Some of the six-over-one windows are replacements. A hip-roofed sun porch with four-over-one windows is on the rear (east) of the north elevation. The interior remains intact. The Pierces bought the property in September 1925 and first appear in the city directory in 1927. Pierce was a traveling salesman. They sold the house in 1955.”

218 Mayflower Drive
The Cohen-Milton House
contract pending May 20, 2021

  • $450,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,436 square feet (per county)
  • Price/square foot: $185
  • Built in 1927 (city directory) or 1928 (per county)
  • Listed May 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $129,900, February 1993
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: The property includes a brick two-car garage.
    • Between them, Charles B. Cohen, a salesman, and his wife, Jessie Browning Cohen, bought the house three times. Both times they sold it, the same person appears to have bought it and then, years later, sold it back to them. Regardless of ownership, Jessie appears to have lived in the house continuously for 57 years, from 1927 until her death in 1984.
      • The Cohens bought the house initially in 1927, the first year the address was listed in the city directory. They sold it in 1931 to Gloria C. Milton but continued to live in the house.
      • Charles and Jessie bought it back from her in 1940. Later that year, the property was transferred to Jessie’s sole ownership. She continued to live there, including some number of years with her second husband, Dewitt Cheek, a traveling salesman.
      • In 1960, Jessie, now widowed, sold the house to Gloria Milton Pemberton, now of Montreal, Quebec. Again, Jessie continued to live in the house.
      • In 1983, Jessie bought the house back again, this time with Jack Milton Jr. The next year, Jessie passed away at age 94. Jack Milton sold the house in 1987 to Robert Lock, millionaire publishing entrepreneur and founder of the legendary Compute! magazine.

317 Woodbine Court
The Eva and James Wells House

  • $429,000 (originally $450,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2,020 square feet, acre
  • Price/square foot: $212
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, January 2021 (price for two properties, separate prices not specified)
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “The one-and-a-half-story, five-bay, side-gabled, brick Colonial Revival-style dwelling displays a heavily molded cornice and a classical entrance with pilasters and a multi-light transom framing the paneled wood door.
    • “Windows are six-over-six, including those in the three, front-gabled, synthetic-sided dormers resting on the front roof slope. A brick chimney occupies the north end of the main block and extends through the roof of the one-story, side-gabled, synthetic-sided porch with arched openings that have been fitted with large expanses of glass windows and doors.
    • “A one-story, side-gabled, brick wing occupies the south elevation. Its south gable end is sheathed in synthetic siding.
    • “The Wells bought the property in March 1936 and appear in the city directory for that year. He was a traveling salesman. Wells heirs sold the property in 1970.”
    • The renovation may have included clear-cutting the front yard. 2014 photo from Google Street View:

311 N. Tremont Drive
The Lottie and Colvin Leonard House

  • $425,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,192 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed June 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $335,000, November 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • The house as described in the district NRHP nomination in 2012: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, vinyl-sided house features a projecting, front-gabled sun porch with classical posts and metal casement windows, which are likely not original but are historic. An arched louvered wood vent pierces the upper gable, which is sheathed in asbestos shingles. The porch shelters a divided light door. Windows throughout are replacement six-over-one and a brick chimney rises through the roof on the north gable end.
  • “C.T. Leonard was vice-president and assistant treasurer of Southern Mortgage Loan and Land Company. The Leonards owned the property from 1926 to 1928.”

1602 West End Place
The Carroll-Keith House
contract pending June 11, 2021

  • $310,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed June 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $235,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: College Park
  • Note: The property was sold seven times between 1924 and 1927. The first residents appear to have been Walter Jonathan Carroll (1895-1943) and his wife, Chat Ratley Carroll (1898-1994). He was identified in the city directory as simply a manager. They bought the house in December 1925 and sold it in April 1927, attaining by far the longest ownership during that period.
    • The Carrolls sold the house to Johnsie Glass Keith (1875-1954). Johnsie and her daughter, Blanche Keith Watson (1901-1988), owned it for 40 years. Johnsie was the widow of Flavius Keith (1872-1906).
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5303 W. Friendly Avenue

  • $303,900 (originally listed at $310,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,212 square feet, 0.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $179,900 on November 5, 2018
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The property includes a tennis court.
    • Vinyl siding

105 Adams Street

  • $299,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,868 square feet
  • Price/square foot: S161
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed March 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $147,500, March 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood (sort of)
  • Note: Vinyl siding

2409 Walker Avenue
contract pending May 25, 2021

  • $290,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,144 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed May 25, 2021
  • Last sale: $250,000, July 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

2625 Camden Road
contract pending January 20-29, 2020
listing withdrawn January 29, 2020; relisted June 7, 2021
contract pending June 9, 2021

  • $279,900 (originally $235,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,440 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, April 2015
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park

2135 Wright Avenue
The Sweeney-Hodgkin House
contract pending June 5, 2021

  • $275,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,723 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $160
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $240,000, December 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Out-of-state owner
    • Listing: Looking for a buyer “who can lovingly restore this beauty!”
    • “Review of full house and structural inspections are necessary prior to scheduling an appointment. … Detached garage is semi finished …”
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, cross-gabled with gabled returns,brick Period Cottage includes a side-gabled brick entry porch with arched bays that has been screened and fitted with a screened door. The porch contains the front door, which is not visible from the street.
    • “A façade chimney marked by a blind arched brick niche and flanked by rectangular louvered wood vents occupies the front-facing gable. A smaller chimney flue straddles the ridge of the side gable. Windows throughout are nine-over-nine and topped by soldier-course lintels.
    • “Ethel and Dennis Sweeney, who was director of North Carolina Typothetae, a printers association, bought the property in July 1928 and likely built the house soon thereafter. They sold the property in 1931. The Hodgkin family owned the house from 1931 until 1979.”
    • Ralph Edwin Hodgkin (1895-1960) was a chemist. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1951 the deed was transferred to his wife, Kathryn Elaine Brown Hodgkin (1906-1996). She passed the house on to their son, John Edwin Hodgkin, and his wife, Carol Maria Kypriss Hodgkin, in 1978. They sold the house in 1979.

403 S. Elam Avenue

  • $269,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,442 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $187
  • Built in 1928, ca. 1942 or 1945 (see note)
  • Listed June 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $172,000, August 2013
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: County records give a 1945 date for the house; the National Register nomination says ca. 1942. The address appears in the city directory from 1928. It would have been an awfully old-fashioned house to have been built in the ’40s.
    • It appears to have been a rental property until 1936, when it was bought by contractor H.L. Coble and his wife, Doris.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, three-bay, side-gabled, vinyl-sided bungalow features a full-width recessed porch supported by square synthetic posts. A low-pitched front gable surmounts the porch and a pair of smaller, low-pitched front gables rests on the front roof slope.
    • “The paneled wood door is a replacement, but the original four-over-one windows remain. A brick chimney rises at the south gable end but the flue pierces the interior roof ridge.
    • “A side-gabled wing projects slightly from the south elevation. The gable ends and gable end of the projecting wing display solid triangular knee braces.”

2605 Springwood Drive
The Winifred and James Willard House
contract pending March 10 to April 6, 2021
contract pending May 17-24, 2021
contract pending June 9, 2021

  • $259,000 (originally $360,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,258 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $214,500, August 2001
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: When the house actually was built is unclear; the address first appears in the city directory in 1928. The property changed hands six times between 1924 and 1927, the last three times in a two-week period in March 1927, when it was finally bought by Winifred R. Willard (1896-1949). She owned the house until her death 22 years later. Although the name of her husband, James, appears on mortgage documents, her name alone was on the deed. James Adolphus Willard (1872-1944) operated the J.A. Willard Company, machinists.