Historic House Listings

Off market. “The Avarana”, also known as “The Veranda Inn”, Circa 1899 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. $749,900

November 19, 2019

This doesn’t seem like a bad price! The Avarana, also known as The Veranda Inn, was built in 1899. It is located on .25 acres in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This home was built for prominent Chicago banker, W. H. Reid and his wife Caroline. This was their summer home. The home was designed by noted architect, Theodore Link. This is a landmark home in Eureka Springs. Noted for its 3,000 square feet of verandas. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 5,365 square feet. $749,900

From the Zillow listing:


Built circa 1899 by prominent Chicago banker, W. H. Reid and wife Caroline, and designed by famed St. Louis architect, Theodore Link, this gracious Colonial Revival near the Crescent Hotel is a well known landmark with 4 levels, and over 3,000 sq. ft. of grand verandas, making the most of the iconic views of Eureka Springs. Elegant main level entry hall, parlor, library, formal dining room, pocket doors, windows to the floor, and many other original details, with fabulous veranda overlooking Ellis Grade and Glenwood Park. The 2nd level features 4 lovely bedrooms, each with ensuite bath. The attic with all its nooks and crannies is a delightful 5th bedroom with bath. The lower level, with its own veranda, features more living areas, a 6th bedroom and bath, and storage. The Reids named this lovely home “The Avarana,” their beloved vacation home enjoyed as a special retreat for many years. Rich history followed for this magnificent home, but in more recent past, was a B & B known as the “The Veranda Inn.”


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