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Past, Present, Future

Family puts down roots in historic Fayetteville neighborhood

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

Ashley Bernstein thinks visitors will love her Highland Avenue home -- or maybe not.

Fast Facts

Washington Elementary

Tour of Homes Participants

• 503 E. Prospect St. — Daniel Keeley of DK Designs: Built in 1948. The front door is made of teak, and the accent wall in the den is 100-year-old barn wood. The floor in the bathroom is made of actual pebbles. As an exterior designer, Keeley set out to decorate his home exclusively with outdoor furnishings to illustrate how luxurious and stylish outdoor pieces can be.

• 531 N. Sequoyah Dr. — The Lefler-Noll House: An excellent example of mid-century post-modern, the home was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Edward Durell Stone, whose works include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall. The Noll residence, built for Willis Noll, a local wholesale grocer, is Stone’s only residential design to be built in Fayetteville, his birthplace.

• 426 N. Highland Ave. — Aaron and Ashley Bernstein: Built in 1936, it underwent a “guts-to-the-studs” renovation in 2011 by Mark Zweig. All the original wood flooring that was hiding under layers of different flooring materials was refinished during the renovation.

• 507 N. Park Ave. — Suzannah M. Garrison: Built in 2002 in a style reminiscent of the Craftsman era, the 2,788-square-foot home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Originally designed as a duplex, but masked as a single family home in order to fit into the historic neighborhood, it was converted to a single family home in 2003 by the homeowner. The home features handmade bronze door knobs and hardware from Indonesia, oak low-gloss wood flooring throughout, marble countertops in the upstairs master bath and kitchen area and limestone from Eureka Springs in the custom design of the fireplace mantel.

• 609 W. Dickson St. No. 901 — Todd and Kristie Ross: With more than 4,000 square feet of modern urban living, Todd and Kristie Ross’ ninth-floor condo at The Dickson offers a sense of industrial design while also paying homage to the Razorbacks.

• 609 W. Dickson Street No. 905 — Dr. and Mrs. Michael Liggett make this ninth-floor condo at The Dickson their home away from home, with their primary residence in Fort Smith. With one bedroom and one bathroom, this 709-square-foot home brings the outside in and makes the small space feel large and unconfined with floor to ceiling windows.

French Metro Antiques at 200 W. Dickson St. will be hosting a reception and serving refreshments during the tour.

— Source: Melissa Werner

Go & Do

Washington Elementary

11th Annual Tour of Homes

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Six homes around Fayetteville

Cost: $20 in advance at Washington Elementary School office, French Metro Antiques, The Gift House or the downtown Bank of Fayetteville

Benefits: Washington Elementary School

Information: Melissa Werner at 466-1641

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