Preservation Personals: Discover a Wealth of Options at This Arkansas Folk Victorian
Don’t view me as just another house. Instead, think of me as a large, comfortable, fashionable backpack: I have the space to meet your every need, and I do it in style. Versatility’s my middle name, and that’s why I’m more than worth a closer look.
Built in 1890, I’m a Folk Victorian that sits in the heart of Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ “Silk Stocking District.” In other words, most of the houses in my neck of the woods tend to be on the grandiose side. While I wouldn’t use that word to describe myself, I certainly have an abundance of lovely features.
They start with my wraparound porch, perfect for enjoying Arkansas summers in the shade. But it won’t be much longer before you realize I have not one, but two front doors! Remnants of a bygone era, they once opened into separate men’s and women’s parlors, which now serve as my foyer and home office.
Choosing the foyer entrance leads to a pair of French doors, which open into a living room flooded with natural light. In addition, the kitchen is directly adjacent, making the trip from the microwave to the couch more efficient than ever! Of course, that’s far from its most appealing feature—concrete countertops and a tiled backsplash give the room a rustic, yet modern feel. Best of all, the floor tiles in both the living room and kitchen are heat-controlled, keeping your feet warm in the winter months!
Remember when I mentioned how versatile I was? Well, if you follow the stone path that meanders through my backyard, you’ll find a two-story guest cottage that definitely qualifies. It’s a licensed bed & breakfast with an open living area, full bathroom, and a modern kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Whether you’d prefer to use it for visitors or to bring in a steady income, the choice is entirely yours.
When it comes to me, the possibilities are nearly endless. Learn more about me here.