1914 – Searcy, AR

Added to OHD on 4/20/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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1233 Highway 31, Searcy, AR 72143

  • $45,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1620 Sq Ft
  • 1.78 Ac.
This historic home has plenty of 1900's charm and character with lots of potential. 3 bedrooms with the possibility of a 4th bedroom or den. Separate dining room with an open kitchen plan and large mudroom. While some of the homes features have been updated, there are still many elements that boast 1900's character throughout. You won't want to miss viewing this property that sits on 1.78 acres in downtown Antioch.
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Debbie Howard, RE/MAX,
(501) 268-1115

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24 Comments on 1914 – Searcy, AR

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Although the address says Searcy, it’s about 23 minutes away in the unincorporated town of Floyd. I don’t understand why the agent says this is in downtown Antioch (the unincorporated town) when it’s not.

    I know it’s got some fixin’ to do but this is my kind of house. 🙂

    I’m going to go DUH when someone tells me but what kind of stone is that under the porch?

  2. Holly Q says: 78 comments

    I’ve got a thing for original hardware, doorknobs and such. Love these!

  3. Tiffaney Jewel says: 82 comments

    I always wonder what I would do with the interior of a house like this, because I hate that dark wood shiplap or whatever it is. The 70s paneling can go and I won’t feel bad about that, but I know there are folks who would cringe at the thought of painting the dark wood… or removing it entirely. It just makes the interior too gloomy for me.

  4. John Shiflet says: 5429 comments

    Simple folk style cottage of a type that was built by the many thousands across Southern states. For those who like beaded board and shiplap (probably under the 1970’s paneling) this should make them happy. As for the stone around the porch foundation, it appears to be a native stone with a high iron content giving it shades of brown to reddish orange. In the 1920’s and ’30’s many simple cottages had walls made of this colorful material and when combined with a white mortar led to them being called “Giraffe” houses because of a similar color and patterning. From the hardware seen in a few photos the house does appear to pre-date WWI.

  5. MonicaG says: 167 comments

    Sorry I can’t help you with the stone, Kelly (except to say I love it) and I could never live with the heat but boy, I adore this little gem of a house, too. That bead board! Such a little doll house waiting to happen. And horses across the street!!! ❤️

  6. Dwight says: 36 comments

    Without closer inspection the stone under the porch looks like sandstone. In the right person hands this could be a beautiful home. When I first saw this house I thought of the Walton’s. Good night John Boy.

  7. Jules says: 50 comments

    Upstairs, is that linoleum pretending to be a fancy carpet?

  8. Dwight says: 36 comments

    According to the article I read on the internet the stone under the porch is a Flagstone that’s native to Arkansas and the surrounding area. The Giraffe stone is actually multi-colored Limestone. I didn’t know Limestone was multi-colored. Here in KY, all our Limestone is white in color. I hope this helps.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Cool, thank you! I thought it was something else, flagstone?! Thanks!

    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
      OHD Supporter

      It’s the same stuff, Dwight. Flagstone is a generic term for any flat stone used in construction. This is the native colored limestone used in the Ozark Giraffe masonry that John described.

  9. WhenIWinTheLottery says: 68 comments

    My first thought was flagstone for the foundation. It’s native to Arkansas. Is that linoleum on the floor in the attic room? Those heaters would need to be replaced with an HVAC unit… STAT! And the kitchen needs a complete reno.

  10. Ross says: 2481 comments

    Oh, there be a lot to work with here.

    In my crystal ball I see great beauty after a careful restoration!

  11. Tommy Q says: 459 comments

    Be great if you could move the house back a 100 feet. And don’t paint the bead board! :- )

  12. Plasterboy says: 112 comments

    The outside of this house needs scraped and painted very badly

  13. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 248 comments

    Adorable, love the bead board.

  14. Paul Price says: 202 comments

    Nice home. Many, many homes in the Little Rock area were build with this type of stone from the early 1900’s to the 1050’s when brick became more popular.

  15. RitaB says: 109 comments

    I spent my first 20 years seven miles from Searcy (it’s the county seat). And for a year I was Miss Searcy even though I didn’t live there. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family, and an hour or less from Little Rock for better shopping. I couldn’t wait to escape and 10 years later was dying to move back. There are tons of houses built entirely of that varicolored stone all over White County just south of the Ozarks proper. Couple of things about the house. I love the wood walls just like all the houses with them that you post on OHD. I also actually came across another house a few weeks ago in the southeast that had exactly that same lino rug in the upstairs bedrooms. It also is as hot and humid there as Florida or Houston come summer.

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