- 3,800 square feet
- Lot Size: .75 acres / Zoning: Residential
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
The Green-Parker-Tarwater House, known locally as “the Tarwater House,” was built in 1850 and is believed to be the product of renowned Greek Revival and Italianate builder Jacob Holt, who built numerous houses, churches, and even the town’s old jail, in Warrenton and other communities in northeastern North Carolina.
The home is approximately 3800 square feet. There are three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the third floor. The second (main) floor contains a large formal living room, dining room, den and full bathroom. The den or the formal living room could easily be converted into a main floor bedroom due to the full bathroom situated between them. Bulls-eye block molding, tall ceilings (10-12 ft on top two floors), original mantels, huge windows and heart pine floors are throughout the home. The house has four chimneys (all capped) and six fireplaces, two with gas logs (kitchen and den).
The first floor contains the kitchen, laundry room, large storage room, full bath and bedroom. The newly remodeled English kitchen is a true cook’s kitchen with five-burner gas range and marble counter tops. In addition to the countertops is a 3’X5’ island, the top of which is made of reclaimed pine from the old cotton mill that used to operate in town. The same wood is used for the open shelving in the kitchen. This compliments the exposed support beams that run along the ceiling.
The kitchen leads out to the patio, backyard, gardens and a three-car garage. This level has brick flooring which is great for easy maintenance, especially if one has pets. The backyard has two formal gardens, as well is a large lawn area, all completely fenced in. The upstairs of the three-car garage is very spacious and unfinished, allowing for tons of storage or possible bunk room/apartment.
A bonus structure, which used to be part of a late addition that was removed in the 1990s, overlooks the boxwood garden and has been converted to an office with built-in bookshelves.
This home is ideal for those with an appreciation for historic architecture, or who just want a spacious, comfortable house for gracious living and entertaining.
This is a great bargain for a unique piece of Southern American architectural history in beautiful, friendly and walkable downtown Warrenton. The home is under the protective covenants of Preservation North Carolina.
Warrenton is 1 hour from Raleigh and Durham and 2 hours south of Richmond.
The home will be featured on the Preservation Warrenton Christmas home tour this December 2nd and 3rd.