(Originally Published 6-2008) On my recent visit to Arkansas I got the opportunity to visit the Southern Living Magazine Idea House. The house is located in Red Oak Ridge, near Hot Springs Arkansas. This house was everything I expected a large new construction Southern house to be. The 5,500 square foot house has 4 bedrooms and an office, 5 ½ bathrooms, game room, theater room, wine closet, sewing room, computer loft and a 3 car garage. And little, if any environmental elements.
List price approx $1.65 million.
What struck me most about this house is how differently people live around the country. Sure Southern Colorado has it’s large houses, even extravagant homes. Maybe it was all the holiday decorations (included with a full price offer) that threw me. But in the West for that kind of money we would get a nicely appointed house and probably some acreage. This house was on what looked like an oversized city lot. Another thing that impressed me was that the volunteers in the house said that several serious buyers had been through and taking measurements.
Different strokes for different folks. I wish them well, it was a very nice house.
If you are interesting in seeing this house:
155 Dellmere Dr. Hot Springs Arkansas 866 768-3648