c. 1890 Queen Anne – Little Rock, AR

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Added to OHD on 3/2/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   15 Comments

1422 S Summit St, Little Rock, AR 72202

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  • $179,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2964 Sq Ft
The Martin A Sharp House with pressed tin roof, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, 2 dining, abundance of porches, over 2,900 sq ft. Qualifies for state tax credits for rehab. No FHA OR VA LOANS accepted. No disclosures included lead paint to be offered with sale.
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Tony Curtis, Tony Curtis Realtors
(501) 374-1221

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15 Comments on c. 1890 Queen Anne – Little Rock, AR

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  1. says: 71 comments

    Absolutely lovely, but there appears to be some kind of emergency lighting in one of the photos? Anyone know, was this house maybe used as offices or an inn at one point?

  2. Ann says: 87 comments

    That entire stair case and upstairs landing is beautiful.

  3. John Shiflet says: 5661 comments

    Difficult to say if this is priced correctly for an “as is” home but location is probably the biggest factor here. Looks like most of the period details remain. I think the porch posts probably once had ornamental corbels/brackets around their tops. The colorful stained glass windows indicate the original interior was probably rich with patterns and colors that were popular at the time. Might qualify for tax credits from the state but that usually means some kind of commercial or income producing use. Streetview seems to show an improving neighborhood that is not quite gentrified.

  4. says: 9 comments

    What a sad kitchen. 🙁

    • Ed Ferris says: 298 comments

      It’s characteristic of the Red Formica period, with face-grain cabinets and a pushbutton-controlled dishwasher. The refrigerator should be a 16.7-cu. ft. top freezer unit in Harvest Gold.

    • RossRoss says: 2429 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      I like the kitchen!

      It is now old enough to be a period look!

      And I am now old enough, sigh, to recall when this look was IT!

      I would keep the kitchen and only offer subtle improvements. I think with but minor tweaks it would look pretty cool.

    • Kerri says: 3 comments

      I thought that too, I think I cringed when I saw the kitchen. The house is lovely, and then there was the kitchen….lol

  5. BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This house piques the imagination. Also, thanks to Ross those electric/gas fixtures (even if reproductions) always jump out at me now! 🙂

    • RossRoss says: 2429 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Bethany, I am delighted to be a bad influence!

      The gas/electric chandelier shown above jumped out to me, too! I just wish it jumped into my lap! I LOVE IT, and it is, deliciously, not a reproduction!

  6. says: 16 comments

    According to Zillow, just over two months ago, purchased for under $42K.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12490 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I’m not certain that was a normal sale. Could have been a pre-foreclosure sale or family to family sell (different last names though so maybe not.)

  7. Chris DiMattei says: 267 comments

    I am pretty convinced that this home is an example of a George F. Barber design. I am just not entirely sure of which published design it comes closest to. According to the SHPO of Arkansas, this home was constructed in 1899 and was the first home built on this block. I am doing lots more research on this one, but what a great home to dust off, and polish up. I really hope a preservation minded person grabs this one.

  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 7447 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    More relatively simple stained glass which might be mistaken for work from the 1970’s, but is not.

  9. lara janelara jane says: 465 comments
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    That light. Ded.

    Question for experts: How does one go about repairing and maintaining a roof like this? It’s possible, no? I’ve seen a few in our area (different shapes) and if I ever had a house with one I’d certainly love to keep it. Charming to the nth degree!

  10. Gini says: 19 comments

    This house is in an up and coming neighborhood, Central High Historic district and should qualify for historic tax credits. It was picked up for $42,000 in what seems to be an insider kinda sneaky foreclosure/preforeclosure under the table sale and immediately put on the market for $100,000 more. This house was fixed up in the 1980’s when the neighborhood was experiencing a revival, but has slipped downhill ever since as did the neighborhood until recently. The city has spent $$ in an attempt to attract investment into the area. I know the family across the street – both are very active personally and professionally in historic preservation in Little Rock, and a house on the diagonal corner is currently being restored (and was it a disaster!). So…is it worth $149,000? Needs a lot of work. Neighborhood is still kinda sketchy but improving with more houses selling and an active neighborhood association. You’d probably get your money out of it but not for at least another 10 years. Maybe.


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