Martens-Schubert Home Featured on Tour
The 62nd annual Southern Pines Garden Club Home and Garden Tour will be held Wednesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour features two homes in the historic Weymouth area of Southern Pines, two homes in the Country Club of North Carolina and two homes in the Village of Pinehurst.
The tour’s first stop was formerly the home of Lt. Gen. William P. Yarborough, an important figure in local Southern Pines history and the man credited with the formal establishment of the Green Berets. This lovely stucco home has been resurrected with imagination and creative flair by Meridith Martens and her husband, Howard Schubert.
Antiques that once belonged to the general share space with family treasures from around the world. Marten’s accomplishments as an artist are dramatically clear from room to room, as contemporary pieces hang among the gilded frames of Rembrandt and Titian-inspired portraits. Repositioning the kitchen made possible a generous master bath and bedroom, the centerpiece of which is an imposing carved Italian bed which soars nearly to the ceiling. The new kitchen and family room overlook mature plantings surrounding the original stone fountain and reflecting pool. Guests can wind through thick patches of bamboo on paths marked with whimsical “yard art,” placed with Marten’s light-hearted sense of humor.
Also included in this year’s tour are the homes of Mary Schwab, Kappa and Gregory Muldoon, Susan and Donald Newell, Betsy and Stephen Saye, and Megan and Eric Young.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 at www.southernpinesgardenclub.com or at the Campbell House, The Country Bookshop, Nature’s Own, Java Bean Plantation and Opulence in Southern Pines. In Pinehurst, advance tickets may be purchased at Poppy’s and Lyne’s Furniture.
Tickets the day of the tour are available for $20 at all the houses and the Campbell House. Lunch will be offered the day of the tour at the Country Club of North Carolina for $15.
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