Harden Thomas Martin House (Double Oaks)
- 6,437 square feet
- Lot Size: 0.54 acres acres / Zoning: Residential
Tom Pickard & Associates
Berkshire Hathaway Yost and Little Realty
Completed in 1909, the Harden Thomas Martin House – now known as Double Oaks – is one of only a few surviving examples of Colonial Revival style architecture in Greensboro, NC!
The Harden Thomas Martin House was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The property’s most distinctive features are the bowed, two-story Ionic portico which frames the front entrance and the series of eighteen original bowed glass window panes. This home has been beautifully renovated and includes 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The driveway provides a formal entrance through a porte-cochere. The interior features a generous center hall with a grand split-run staircase.
The house is the only known residential design of G. Will Armfield (1848-1927), a Guilford County native who pursued a successful career as a dry goods merchant before taking up architecture in his late fifties. The home was built for Harden Thomas Martin (1857-1936), a native of Rockingham County who operated stores in Ayersville and Reidsville before relocating to Greensboro in 1909, where he entered semi-retirement and engaged in small-scale real estate development. Members of the Martin Family lived in the home until 1973.
Currently operating as Greensboro’s popular Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast and event space, this home is available as a turn-key business or private residence. The property includes six luxurious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and an incredible commercial kitchen and service bar off the grand foyer. The house boasts eight original fireplaces and abundant space with common areas, covered porches, patios, and gorgeous gardens perfect for gatherings large and small. The property includes a small “Innkeeper’s Cottage” plus former garage which is fully equipped with commercial refrigerators and service equipment. There is plenty of on-site and on-street parking. A new slate and copper roof was installed in 2023.
This stunning residence is a cornerstone of the popular Westerwood Neighborhood and is a short walk to UNC Greensboro, Greensboro College, Downtown, and the Greenway. Visit website at www.doubleoaks.com.
Listed by Berkshire Hathaway Yost and Little Realty. Contact Tom Pickard at 336-253-3606 or Melissa Greer at 336-337-5233.