Eureka Springs Abode Is a Perfect Second Home Site

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This home in Eureka Springs, Ark., offers plenty of room for family and friends, but the real story is the views you can get from all those amazing porches.

If you’re the type that needs a second home with plenty to do, but like both country and city living, this multi-porched stunner in Eureka Springs is an example of some of the best parts of Arkansas.

This gorgeous home on Kirk Street has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Built in 1903, it’s been well-maintained and structurally updated.

“It was a Navy officer’s life project, starting with $100,000 in foundation updates,” said listing agent Ken Riley of Century 21 Woodland Real Estate. The owner then added an additional I beam support on the second floor, and rebuilt the rock walls.

“The craftsmanship in this home is seldom seen,” Riley said. Turn-of-the-century, hand-crafted dentil moldings, built-in bookcases and hand-carved corner inlays in the doorways are details that don’t survive a century in many homes, but in this home, they’ve been lovingly restored.

And to make it even more convenient, there is an elevator from the parking area, as well as a ramp.

And can we talk about those porches? Huge and plentiful, they feature, as Riley said, “some of the best views from the southeast, east, and northeast.”

It’s also close to food and fun on upper Spring Street, and is close to a trolley stop for adventuring sans automobile through town. And Spring Street was named one of America’s 10 Best Streets in 2010 by the American Planning Association.

And what about Eureka Springs? Between the nightlife, the shopping, and the dining, you will easily find enough in-town exploits to amuse you.  In 2014, Eureka Springs was named as having one of America’s Best Main Streets by Yahoo Travel, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs as one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.”

But add to that the nearby Buffalo River with its fun floating, fishing, ziplining, horseback riding, hunting, and hiking, and suddenly, even more options for fun and relaxation become available. The Buffalo National River is one of the country’s lesser-known national parks.

You’re also about an hour away from Fayetteville, Ark., where you can do more shopping, or even take in an Arkansas Razorback game — be it football, basketball, baseball, or soccer.

The home is listed for $499,900.