When the words “historic home” or “historic district” show up in a home description, we can’t help but take a look. Glad we did on this one in Bentonville, Arkansas. On the outside, it’s a very nice basic blue historic Colonial home but on the inside, a few contemporary touches have been added to accent the 1863 interior.
KAREN: Just needs a flag to be perfect Americana!
RICH: the entry foyer’s a little tight, but the arch and view into the living room is nice.
KAREN: the natural wood front door adds a lot of character and warmth.
KAREN: love how they continued the natural wood into the kitchen with the ceiling beams, floor, and countertops. Interesting detail on the stove hood – does that crown mould detail double as a display shelf?
RICH: the big 6-burner cooktop is a great upgrade for an historic home
KAREN: I like the open shelving on the back wall – they kept a nice traditional look, completely open shelves would look too contemporary in this house. The half plantation blinds in the windows add an interesting touch.
RICH: are those martini glasses in the upper cabinets? 😉
KAREN: not sure about those stools, though…
RICH: traditional home (especially historic ones) are often pretty closed-up inside. I like how they opened the kitchen in this house to the dining room, without going totally “open-concept”.
KAREN: I’ve always envied houses with a fireplace in the dining room! I would have chosen different furniture, however…
RICH: I really like the giant bay window in this room, and the french doors leading outside.
KAREN: what a cozy spot – covered outdoor spaces allow for such interesting eclectic furniture.
Rich: I spend as much time outdoors as the weather allows, I can see myself out here every evening.
RICH: interesting reclaimed wood ceiling in the den, and the plantation blinds give you options for privacy.