West of Downtown

Updated September 28, 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

Single-Family Homes

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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)

  • $1.025 million (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • 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.
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1002 Fairmont Street
The Laucks-Hooke House

  • $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.
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304 Waverly Way
contract pending August 19, 2020

  • $475,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,323 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $298,500, June 2002
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The house was owned by Starmount Presbyterian Church from 1954 to 1963.
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310 S. Chapman Street

  • $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):

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2405 Sylvan Road
listing expired January 1, 2020; relisted March 10, 2020
contract pending August 29, 2020; no longer under contract September 23, 2020
listing withdrawn September 23, 2020

  • $424,000 (originally $420,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,780 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $238
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $90,000, April 1991
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
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1802 Rolling Road
contract pending August 25, 2020

  • $399,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,253 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed August 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: In 2007, during the run-up to the real-estate crash in 2008, the house sold for $400,000. Ten years later, it sold for $45,000 less.
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609 Longview Street
The Robert and Mabel Byrum House
contract pending September 11, 2020

  • $390,000 (originally $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,272 square feet (per county records), 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $172
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $296,000, May 2013
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: The house was built by Robert L. Byrum (1904-1962), the city electrical inspector. It remained in the family for 46 years. His wife, Mabel (1900-1980), and then their daughter, Mabel Paige Byrum Murray (1928-2014), continued to live in the house until 1984.

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.
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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

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

2209 W. Friendly Avenue
contract pending August 25, 2020
no longer under contract September 11, 2020

  • $274,500 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

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.”

307 S. Tremont Drive
The Rozelle and Giles Morris House
contract pending September 28, 2020

  • $259,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,605 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $161
  • Built in 1930 or earlier (see note)
  • Listed September 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $208,000, February 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hill
  • Note: County records date the house to 1930, but the neighborhood’s NRHP nomination has it built by 1928.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The one-story, four-bay, low-pitched-side-gabled stucco Spanish-influenced house features an off-center recessed front gable. The side-gabled roof encompasses a recessed entrance porch with arched openings. A later pergola shelters the patio with a solid balustrade and French doors on the front gable. Façade windows are one-over-one with weatherboard skirts below. They are topped with arched wood trim. A porte cochere with arched openings and supported by battered stucco posts is located on the north elevation. A stucco chimney also occupies the north gable end. The Morrises are the earliest known occupants and first appear at this address in the 1928 city directory. He was department manager for Morrison-Neese Furniture Company.”