Historic Hot Springs Home Offers Vacation Mode for All – Even the Dogs

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hot springsIf you’ve been looking for a second home that can accommodate a family — even the furry ones — and has plenty of amenities to offer at home and in the area, this week’s historical shelter in Hot Springs, Arkansas, may be for you.

Built in 1918 for D.D. King as a summer home, this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Craftsman is 4,980 square feet of house, with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. It sits on 7.62 acres, and is directly across from the Hot Springs Country Club, which boasts two 18-hole golf courses and a tennis complex.

But it’s also close to all the things Hot Springs has to offer, including state parks, bath houses, museums, shopping, fine dining, fishing, and Oaklawn Racing and Gaming.

The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, so all updates have been carefully considered to preserve the original architecture and style.

In a word, it’s gorgeous. Outside, your drive up is met with a washed gravel concrete circle drive, a low-level natural stone boundary wall, and an attached porte-cochere. Inside, you see all the beveled glass doors, French doors, 10-foot ceilings and stained beams, and built-ins that are specific to the time period.

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A 1982 addition remained true to the original home, and features a kitchen-family area, a den, an office and a 1,024 square foot master bedroom.

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And yes, there’s even a dog complex that features a comprehensive dog run, utility house, and exercise yard, built by previous owners for servicing show dogs. There is also a four-stall stable for horses and four acres of pasture.

There is even an income property potential with a 500 square foot guest cottage. There is also a 50-foot long floored attic bonus room, perfect for family game night, or it could even be fitted out as a bunkhouse for the kids.

The home is listed for $1.6 million by Larry Meyers of Meyers Realty Company