Guilford County

Updated August 25, 2020

Classic homes dating back to the 19th Century are found throughout Guilford County and the towns of Gibsonville, Jamestown, Julian, McLeansville, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Whitsett and others.

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Eastern Guilford County
Forest Oaks, McLeansville, Sedalia, Whitsett
Northern Guilford County
Browns Summit, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield
Pleasant Garden
Elsewhere in Guilford County
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Eastern Guilford County

200 E. Sheraton Park Road
contract pending August 5, 2021

  • $319,900
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,366 square feet, 20.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $234
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed July 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $255,000, June 2017
  • Listing: “Potential for 4 bedrooms”
    • The property includes several outbuildings and a mix of forest and field acreage.

806 N.C. Highway 61, Whitsett
The Dick-Bradsher House
contract pending August 20, 2021

  • $295,900 (originally $315,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,645 square feet, 0.87 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed July 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $145,000, January 2021
  • Note: If the 1895 date is accurate, the house probably was built by A.W. Lindsay, who bought the property in January 1895 from J.C. Welch (Deed Book 95, Page 771). It was adjacent to property belonging to the Fairview Institute (later the Whitsett Institute), a boarding school and junior college. The deed includes this hand-drawn map:
  • There is no identifiable deed showing Lindsay selling the property. The next identifiable deed is dated 1897, when neighbors Cyrus A. and Anna B. Wharton sold the property to Pandora A. Wharton Dick (their familial relationship, if any, is unknown). That deed states that the Whartons bought the property in 1895 from neighbor Levinia (per the deed) Foust, citing Deed Book 95, Page 771, which, as noted above, actually shows Lindsay’s purchase of the property from Welch. There may be deeds moving the property from Lindsay to Foust and Foust to the Whartons, but finding them among two years worth of hand-written deeds, not listed in strictly chronological order, would be a pretty tedious challenge, if they do exist.
    • It is documented that Pandora (1845-1925) and her daughters owned the house for 57 years. Dora left the house to daughter Katie Anne Dick (1878-1953), who bequeathed it to her sister, Alice J. Dick Rollins (1882-1954).
    • Henry Alex Bradsher Sr. (1907-1978) and his wife, Carolyn Spencer Ingle Bradsher (1916-1986), bought the house from Alice in 1953. After Henry’s death, Carolyn owned the house until she died.

1000 N.C. Highway 61, Whitsett
contract pending March 4 to April 26, 2021
contract pending June 3, 2021

  • $269,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,173 square feet, 1.19 acre
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $75,000, October 1993
  • Note: Vinyl siding


303 Burke Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion
listing withdrawn January 2021
relisted March 2021

  • $2.2 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 5,166 square feet, 2.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $426
  • Built in 1906
  • Listing date not known
  • Last sale: $1.1 million, January 2011
  • From the inn’s website: “Caesar Cone, a textile magnate and co-founder of Cone Mills Corporation, built the house on 303 Burke Street in 1906. In 1911, Caesar Cone sold the home to J.W. Burke, where 4 generations of the Burke family resided in the estate. The Brady Family bought Burke Manor in 1999 and restored the home to its original grandeur, as designed by the Cone family. The Brady’s converted the grounds into an inn with the idea of transforming the house into a bed & breakfast. The owners today, Lori and Lil Lacassagne, purchased Burke Manor in 2011. ”
    • The property includes an in-ground pool.
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7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville
The Kivette House
Blog post — The Kivette Houses, Both Now For Sale: The Gibsonville Homes of Two Sisters Who Loved Parties and Elon (July 11, 2020)
listing withdrawn November 8, 2018; relisted September 9, 2019
contract pending April 28, 2021

  • $825,000 (originally $829,900)
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 12.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed March 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2004
  • Note: The property includes a two-story carriage house.
    • The property was marketed previously as a residence or as a b&b/event venue (although there already is one in Gibsonville).
    • For more about the Kivette family, click here.

613 Brownstone Court, Gibsonville, Alamance County

  • $375,000 (originally $400,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,845 square feet, 0.75 acre
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed August 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $202,000, August 2009
  • Note: The property includes a putting green and an in-ground pool.
    • The location is just across the county line in Alamance County, off Gibsonville-Ossipee Road.

308 S. Joyner Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
contract pending July 22, 2021
no longer under contract July 27, 2021

  • $60,000 (originally $80,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,379 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $3,850, July 1962
  • Note: Edward Roesallars Gerringer Sr. (1895-1973) and his wife, Florence Virginia Younger Gerringer (1898-1997), bought the property from Cone Mills in 1962. No deeds indicate to whom the ownership has passed, but it’s apparently being sold by the estate Edward Jr. (1927-2021), the last living child of the eight born to Edward Sr. and Florence. Edward Jr. was a Navy veteran and retired employee of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.


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415 E. Main Street
The Thomas C. Ragsdale House
listing withdrawn May 14, 2020; relisted August 10, 2020
listing withdrawn August 24, 2021

  • $2.25 million (originally $2.5 million, later $3.5 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,685 square feet, 42 acres
  • Price/square foot: $293
  • Built in 1951
  • Listed September 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $880,000, June 2004
  • Note: The price was raised by $1 million when the size of the property was doubled to 42 acres.
    • Ragsdale was a mayor of Jamestown (1951-53) and one of seven children of Lucy Coffin Ragsdale, a well-known advocate for public education and namesake of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown.
    • The property includes a swimming pool, pond, guest house, four-car garage, and a five-stall horse barn and horse pasture.

Northern Guilford County

4007 Oak Ridge Road, Summerfield
contract pending June 5 to July 15, 2021
contract pending August 16, 2021

  • $142,500 (originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,308 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Listing: “…a lot of potential for the right person with a keen eye, a lot of Elbow Grease and TLC.”
    • Something you don’t see everyday: “A bonus yard feature is a fire box for cooking Beets in a Steel Pot.”
    • “No septic or well records on file at Guilford Co. Environmental Health.”
  • Auction will be rescheduled for a fourth time; it had last been set for Wednesday August 18, 2021.
    • Opening bid had been $128,964
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,224 square feet, 1.15 acres
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed October 17, 2021
  • Last sale: $115,000, September 2005
  • Note: Prince E. Taylor Sr. (1865-1953) bought the property in 1904 from Cesar and Jeannette Cone. He paid $164. Taylor owned the property until his death.
    • His obituary in the Greensboro Daily News: “Veteran Blacksmith Claimed By Death: Prince E. Taylor, 87 year-old Brown Summit Negro blacksmith, died Friday at his home following a short illness. The elderly blacksmith had worked at his trade for more than 50 years. He continued to work until the last day of 1952 and became ill on New Year’s Eve. He is survived by four daughters, two sisters and three grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church…Burial will be in the church cemetery.”
    • It’s unclear who inherited the house, but daughter Annie Taylor Buffaloe (1899-1992) inherited it in 1983. She sold it in 1987.

Pleasant Garden

6279 Hunt Road, Pleasant Garden
contract pending August 2, 2021

  • $309,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,468 square feet, 5.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 24, 2021
  • Last sale: $152,000, October 1986
  • Listing: The property includes a “3 stall horse barn & arena. chicken coop, outbuilding.”
    • “No records of well per Guilford Co.”
    • The house apparently was built by Albion Monroe Fentress (1867-1963), who owned the property from 1911 to 1950. He was a music teacher and a member of the huge third generation of one of southeast Guilford’s most prominent families.
    • For what it’s worth, the family used both “Fentress” and “Fentriss” interchangeably throughout the 19th century, including on gravestones.
    • Albion and his wife, Flora Ann Newman Fentress (1884-1966), passed the property on to their daughter, Martha Angelina Fentress Riley (1908-1993). Although she was married, the name of her husband, Lucian Gray Riley (1903-1975), didn’t appear on the deed. Martha sold the house in 1976.
    • That sale ended the Fentress family’s ownership after more than 65 years. Albion had inherited the property, then part of a 22-acre tract, from his father, William Fentress (1827-1909).
    • Daily Record, December 11, 1909: “MR. WILLIAM FENTRESS DEAD–It was learned here today that Mr. William Fentress died Sunday night at his home in Pleasant Garden. The burial took place at Pleasant Garden today. Mr. Fentress was one of the oldest and best known citizens of the county. His age was 81 years. He is survived by two children, Mr. Albion Fentress of Pleasant Garden, and Mrs. Henry Kirkman of Vandalia.”
    • William’s father was none other than Frederick Fentress (1791-1874). Frederick was postmaster in southern Guilford County from 1841 to 1866 and namesake of Fentress Township. He had 16 children between 1815 and 1855 by two wives.
    • Greensboro Patriot, September 30, 1874: “Deceased: On the 9th inst., F. Fentress, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Guilford, passed quietly away. He was in his 83rd year, and through his life was thoroughly identified with this county and for a long time one of its most active and influential citizens. He had lived respected and died beloved.”

Elsewhere in Guilford County

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