1928 Tudor Revival – Paragould, AR – $49,900

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Added to OHD on 1/2/17 - Last OHD Update: 12/2/17 - 37 Comments
629 W Poplar St, Paragould, AR 72450
  • $49,900
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Sqft: 2719
  • Map: Street View
Unique stone Tudor style home with lots of character. This historically significant home was built in the roaring 20's and has been updated throughout the years. Inside features original hardwood floors on the main level, charming Tudor diamond style windows and three bedrooms on the upper level. The lower level features an unfinished basement that has original stone fireplace and access to a hidden tunnel that connects to 628 W. Highland. This is a great opportunity for investors looking for a fixer upper.
Contact Details
Eric Burch, Burch & Co.      (870) 680-3820
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37 Comments on 1928 Tudor Revival – Paragould, AR – $49,900

  1. Wow wow wow!!! What an amazing home! Who doesn’t dream of living in an adorable English cottage straight out of a Disney movie when they were a little kid? And that price is such a steal! What’s there to do in AR? I might have to move down there.

    Also, whats up with that tunnel? Looks kind of creepy but I’d probably explore the heck out of that! Does anyone know of the history of this place? I bet it’s super interesting! You’ve got to be an interesting person, I’d say, to live in such a house.




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  2. What is the physical state of both properties? Basically sound? No termites, rotten foundation, etc.? What about the area the house is located in? Safety? Socioeconomics?




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  3. $55K for THIS?

    $30K for the carriage house?

    And a tunnel is included connecting both?

    ZOUNDS!

    The house is fabulous. A day with a crowbar will remove all that absurd blond paneling.




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  4. I really don’t understand why they aren’t being sold together. Looks like there’s a mold/water problem, but hopefully not serious.




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  5. I didn’t a street view and discovered that another, equally charming and run down Tudor is next door; they must have shared the garage structure. Same architect and building materials. Each would have had a single garage. I would love to get ahold of all three and create a compound! LOL.




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    • It would be awesome and you can get all 3 units right now. I live across the street. email me if you want some neat, unbiased information of the lot. It’s AMAZING




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  6. I found several forums on topix.com by doing a Google search for “Paragould ar home with tunnel” regarding this property. Disclaimer: No idea if any of this is factual. Apparently the house was built by a family from Germany. Perhaps the Rhine family of the Rhine and Rhine Law Offices. A son was a biology teacher. Staircase may have been from the old Busch beer mansion. The house next door at 639 W. Poplar is smaller and also has a tunnel to the garage. Each house has a hidden safe by a fireplace! The tunnel starts from the garage as one and splits to each house. There may have been a sitting area at the split. The laundry room is at the end of the tunnel under the carriage house. Not very handy. There are two small apartments in the carriage house originally built as servants quarters.

    It is said the basement has always been damp, but due to the partial collapse of a tunnel, it now floods resulting in mold and rot. It has been gutted of it’s original wooden features. One person that lived there mentioned termite damage back in the mid 70’s. Oh, it might be haunted, of course.

    I also found this listing that appears to have older pictures of the house: http://www.real-estate-multilist.com/multilist/asp/public/propertydetail.asp?lid=177180

    If you have time, fun to read. Even after reading all of this, I’m still enchanted by this property. Too bad it’s a 10 hour commute!




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    • NonaK, two of the Rhine brothers lived here in 1940. George W. Rhine, manager at the veneer plant, lived here at 629, and attorney Harold C. Rhine lived next door at 639. Their brother Lyle, the teacher and later an attorney, lived a couple of blocks away, and their parents also lived in town in 1940. The addresses aren’t listed in 1930 and the Rhines lived elsewhere, so the houses were not yet built at that time. This house was valued in 1940 by George at $12,000 and Harold’s was $6500. The Rhines were born in Kansas, and the family ancestor came from Germany to Maryland in the 1700’s.
      The staircase and woodwork appear consistent with the architecture, so no tales need explain it.




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      • Thanks JimH. Thus my disclaimer. The forums seemed to be local folks passing on what they had heard over the years. A few had actually lived in one of the three properties. Like so many others, it’s just sad that they have gotten to the state they are in.




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        • NonaK, actually the name was very helpful to find the owners without access to deeds. Thanks!

          It’s always interesting how tales about old houses get started with a fact or two, added to speculation and a few embroidered details. Tunnels almost always become “secret passages” in some sort of mystery story!




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  7. What a lovely building – am I alone in wanting to find the person who butchered the panelled room to create that curiously pine-panelled cupboard and discuss how best to cut into panels of that quality without ruining the effect?




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  8. sure makes me wonder bout the history of original owner, with a tunnel? bootlegger? lol or worse, sorry but that tunnel is creepin me out




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  9. Seems to me if the Tunnel flooded in the past, it could flood again. IMHO, this would be a very expensive project & why buy the house without the Carriage House Garage & mention of another Tudor next door needing work…I agree, great for an Investor to buy all of it and make a Compound out of it. Spell Big Bucks!




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    • These houses on the lot are brilliant and very very unique
      Right now, I am told you CAN get all 3 units right now. 2 houses at front on Poplar Street and long building at rear property which has 2 garage bays accessed from the street one block behind Poplar by the town’s “dead man’s curb” forcing slow traffic

      It’s the bigger, main house and the long, open-form, duplex type rear building that is listed here but the smaller front of property home on the west is also now vacant. Each home’s basements are multi roomed with tunnels to connect each house and then to the long, rear building. The basements were also living areas as there is kitchenette & shower, etc. Stained glass, inlay basement windows.
      I live across the street.
      You may email me if you want some neighborly, unbiased information of the lot. It’s AMAZING. The paintings on the walls are original from the builder’s…2 brothers from Germany. These men had $$$ for the time. It’s details are painstakingly beautuful if you appreciate historical architecture.
      The pics shown are from before its last owner, I’d say, as it’s had more repairs.
      There is a tree, beech tree I believe, in center of property that had to be planted upon building or even older as it is about 3.5 feet wide at its tall trunk.

      There’s too much to write in this box… so much can be described that’s not in listings. I’ve always loved the place. Love to see someone move in to keep it in near-original form. (the bathrooms have been improved amongst other things since the pics shown here)
      It is solid built homes.
      I don’t mind if you’d like more details just to help put this home (compound-lol) into loving hands.
      taylorlanney@yahoo.com




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  10. The carriage house (I think!) was listed on Circa in late August, and shows as off-the-market. I am trying to get more information on both homes.




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  11. I had no idea I wanted a house with a tunnel. It turns out I want a house with a tunnel.




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  12. Another on the favorites list! I want all 3. What a fun place to restore! It could be a family compound!




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  13. Way back in 2010 people were saying this place needed a ton of work. I cannot imagine what is needed now. Perhaps that is why it been on the market for so long? Makes me so sad. The longer it sits the worse things get. One cannot deny that all structures are right out of a fairy tale and are just amazing. Perhaps the cost of restoring it all is too daunting? I also cannot imagine not buying the carriage house with the home. It just belongs with the house (as well as being in the backyard). I hope someone with vision and deep pockets buys this and restores it. It’s magazine worthy.




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  14. If you wander around streetview a little, you will see that the carriage house has its own street address of 629 W Highland. It is apparently a duplex – two mailboxes, yet there are 4 electric meters, 2 of them probably feeding the houses. It appears that the lot line goes right through the middle of the carriage house(s).

    So they are going to subdivide each lot to remove the carriage house portion?

    At a minimum, you’d have to run a new electrical service to each house.

    Sounds messy …




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