About Kim Mitchell | Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate

About Kim Mitchell, North Carolina Real Estate Broker/ Realtor
 

Kim has made her home in Winston Salem for the past 35 years and has grown deep roots here. She grew up in Michigan and attended college in Oakland, California where she received her BFA in Art from the California College of the Arts.

She has over 30 years of experience representing buyers and sellers in all types of residential real estate transactions all over Forsyth Co. and surrounding counties as well. Her special passion is for historic and vintage, pre-WWII properties, both single-family homes, and historic rehab projects. She has personally restored or renovated seven historic houses in the Washington Park neighborhood and is always happy to help lend her creative ideas and design experience (and her contractors) to those considering renovations and restoration projects of houses they are considering purchasing or selling.

Kim can be also be found as a frequent volunteer in neighborhood house, garden and downtown loft tours. She is an avid gardener and has been a past volunteer in Old Salem Gardens, the Forsyth County Master Gardener Program and has had her own garden on tour several times for neighborhood fundraisers.

Kim is a patient and dedicated professional who would be very pleased to help you to buy or to sell your next home, new, historic, or anywhere in between.


In addition she has a long history as an dedicated advocate for Winston-Salem's older neighborhoods

 

  • Past member of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission, Education Committee which organized the 100 year Centennial Celebration of the merging of Winston and Salem, a four day event in May 2013.
  • Washington Park Neighborhood Association, she was the chairperson of the 2010 Spring Home and Garden Tour and again for the 2016 tour. Both fundraisers for the  neighborhood.
  • The March of Dimes, committee member helping with the planning of the fundraiser for the  2010 March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction for November 2010
  • Member of the Board of the City County Historic District Commission for two years overseeing the City of Winston Salem's historic districts.
  • Active member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the South Central Area Plan creating a guide by which to sensitively develop the city's early neighborhoods and historic districts.
  • One of the founding members of the Winston Salem Neighborhood Alliance, an advocate organization still thriving today.
  • Served as the Washington Park Neighborhood representative on the Southeast Gateway Council Board where she served for five years helping to guide the development of the ""Gateway"" plan near Old Salem.
  • Actively served on the Board of the Washington Park Neighborhood Association for 18 + years between 1987 and the present, serving as president, vice president, secretary and three times as house tour chairperson.
  • Worked on the research committee toward the establishment of the Washington Park Historic District, National Register of Historic Places Designation awarded in 1992
  • In 2008 she was nominated for a Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission 2008 Heritage Award, for the restoration of the Poindexter House at 225 Banner Ave. Winston Salem.

  • Featured in the book ""Historic Washington Park"" by Suzanne Bragg for her restoration work on two houses on Banner Ave in the Washington Park neighborhood.

  • Past board member of Preservation Forsyth an advocacy group for the preservation of historic properties in Forsyth County.

 





 

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