James and Amanda Keith moved to Greensboro in 2006 to complete graduate work at UNC-Greensboro. They soon purchased a home in the nearby College Hill Historic District, where they learned the art (and trials) of restoration. In 2016, they purchased Double Oaks with the vision to open the home to the community as a bed & breakfast to share the joys of historic living with others.
James is also the Associate Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greensboro, and Amanda is the Managing Editor at Wake Forest University Press, a publisher of Irish poetry. They have two pugs, Smee and Tootles.