1963 Contemporary in Fort Smith, AR

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8 Berry Hill Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72903

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  • $675,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4224 Sq Ft
  • 2.75 Ac.
This gem by E. Fay Jones, one of the 10 most influential architects of the 20th century, is marked by an abundance of vertical glazing and a long, low-lying profile. This 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath residence seamlessly blends into its 2.75 acre lot on Berry Hill in the center of Fort Smith. Custom trim throughout, brick flooring, views with glorious natural light and two monumental fireplaces are among the many features In this home. Over 4200 Sq ft of custom millwork that has stayed sensitive to E Fay Jones' original vision. Patios for entertaining and privacy for your family.
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Linsey E. Yates, Linsey E. Yates Realtors
(479) 431-4168
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11 Comments on 1963 Contemporary in Fort Smith, AR

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  1. TGrantTGrant says: 941 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    One can always see the influence of FLW on Jones’ work, yet it is always distinctly his own. Jones excelled at creating these very liveable contemporary structures that seemed to rise from the land they were built on.

  2. Designed with utter consistency and uncommon finesse. (Greenhouse +++)

  3. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2262 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    I’m not into MCM, but… really like the way this house was built on its lot – as if part of it, rather than being plopped on top of a site.

  4. PhillipPhillip says: 271 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    An absolute work of art and in such an original state. I wish it were being sold with protective covenants to prevent anyone from ruining it. Hopefully the right buyer will get it and understand what they have bought. Just a great find Kelly. Wouldn’t it be fun to furnish this place.

  5. cardstackercardstacker says: 71 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I’m always a fan of Jones, but not always a fan of MCM. I often find MCM houses to be an awkward collision of space and materials, but here, Jones has handled both masterfully as usual. It looks like after you’ve come in that amazing door, you go up just a few steps to the living room, which is on the second floor balcony. Overhead the roof folds and parts in interesting ways near the chimney. Immediately below this balcony is a space within a space, where an intimate fireside living room is tucked under that same balcony. Very complex layering of space and beautiful but simple use of materials with a few flourishes here and there. A masterpiece. Let’s pray it survives the future as it is.

  6. 59classic59classic says: 67 comments
    Hot Springs, SD

    You dont always get to see MCM relatively untouched but this is amazing!

  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 7146 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Meh. I’m not really a Fay Jones fan. His work almost always seems to me to be too derivative of Wright; without much fresh to say beyond the odd gimmick. I almost never care for the types of “inorganic”, or unnatural seeming, brick he chose either.

    would be interesting to know what’s going on with that (fountain?). That looks really intriguing.

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 354 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      For my personal taste it would be a cool place to visit, but I could never live there. It’s easy to see however, that MCM folks would go gaga over this house!

  8. woeismewoeisme says: 153 comments
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    1990 suburban
    Vacaville, CA

    Is that just a sculpture or a water feature on the terrace? I really like this MCM.

  9. leighlevleighlev says: 82 comments
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    1905 victorian vernacular
    Stone Mountain, GA

    Amazing work of art! Glad so many original details are still intact. Sometimes MCM’s feel a bit sharp and linear but this one is really homey.

  10. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1067 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    This home has been loved and babied. And it shows. ❤️


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