This gorgeous turn-of-the-century Victorian is rich in history and stands majestically three blocks west of Downtown Bentonville. It is highly visible from Central Avenue, on a beautifully landscaped corner lot complete with picket fence, garden shed and a great bonus room over the garage (exterior entry).
A local historian has shared some great information on the house and the original structure (which is still part of this home) is believed to have existed during the Civil War as a small log cabin. She says the home was expanded twice, and it is believed the kitchen and front bedroom area are part of the original house. According to the historican, much of the home was added prior to 1910, but in the 1980s, the master suite was added, as well as the garage by expanding a detached garage. This home is truly a slice of history!
That porch - oh, that porch! Sit and sip your lemonade on a warm Saturday afternoon or enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine with your friends on a Friday evening before you walk a short three blocks to Downtown for some great food and atmosphere! Grab your bike from the Garden Shed and hit the nearby paved trails.
As you enter the home, you'll immediately notice the gorgeous stained glass that is found throughout many of the rooms. Walk on the over 100-year-old hardwood floors that have been carefully restored and imagine yourself at home in the living room with the old coal fireplace (early 1900s). There's even brick under the home dating back to a Fort Smith brick company that existed from 1880 to the late 1920s.
Keeping the historical charm, the owners carefully added modern conveniences over time including updating the kitchen with a double wall oven (there's a pull-out television hiding above the oven). You'll love the gas cooktop and of course, there's a disposal and dishwasher. Corian countertops and under cabinet lighting add to the updates.
The bonus room has tons of potential. Use it as a guest room, or broaden the living space into the oversized attic that is ripe for expansion, add a bathroom (the plumbing is right there), and create an apartment for a great income (AirBnB Potential). You could also expand the upstairs and add a stairway for more room if you need more bedrooms for your family.
You've got to tour this home to appreciate all that it has to offer! There's not another one like it on the market - so make it yours today before it's gone! Oh, and the historian who contributed to the history lives next door so imagine the stories you can hear on a warm afternoon as you sit on your porch and wave to the neighbors walking by! THIS is what Downtown Bentonville is all about!
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1,887 SQ FT
- 14374.8 Lot
- #1143484 MLS
Bentonville, AR 72712