We here at Flyer Homes realize that chances are good you already live in a Fay Jones-inspired architectural masterpiece nestled in a wooded, park-like setting betwixt a natural spring and a babbling brook, where deer scamper, birds sing and each day seems like a gift from above. So, we’re sorry to waste your time on our latest listing.
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on 1708 N. Walnut Avenue.
There is not a pretentious beam in the rafters of this home, one that was built not to brag, but rather to blend; not to be grand on the outside but to make the outside grand from the inside. The house was designed to merge with its surroundings, utilizing natural, and often locally-sourced, building materials, such as the Arkansas maple and cherry hardwood features throughout, from door to floors, cabinets to trim.
And talk about bringing the outside in, whether it’s the impressive 2-sided dry-stack stone fireplace in the center of the home, the many unique windows framing the surrounding landscape from every room, or the hardwood features all around you, short of opening the front door and letting the raccoon family move in, this is about as one-with-nature as it gets.
If you did decide to open your home to the indigenous fauna, you’d find out just how great the house is set up for casual entertaining. The kitchen, which has just been outfitted with a new stainless appliance package, opens up to two dining areas, the living room and, of course, that fireplace. And just beyond the dining room is the serene but spacious patio with lots of room for sitting, enjoying the trickle of the waterfall into the Koi pond, or for your guests, just doing some after dinner preening. That fur’s not going to clean itself, am I right?
The Koi pond is fed by a natural spring, which flows all 365 days of the year as it makes its way down the hill through colorful landscaping, past your very own full-on playground until it joins a creek at the bottom. And to care for all of this amazing outdoor space, you’ll make great use of the garden shed on the north side of the property and the wired and plumbed workshop/garage to the south.
Above the carport is located the most flexible space in the house. Currently an apartment with full kitchen, bath and its own entrance, the possibilities are limitless for these 500+ square feet. Used simply as a guest quarters or mother-in-law suite, or even an apartment for your U of A student, the space is ready to go. Used as a spectacular home office, an inspiring studio, or the ultimate man (or ma’am) cave, this space would be something truly unique.
Inside the main house the flexibility continues with the third bedroom/office. Either spoil your favorite child with a bedroom complete with a playroom and a separate lofted sleeping area, or use all of that built in shelving for your home office, saving the loft for weekend guests.
There is so much more to know about the home, so call Jay Downing at 479-601-5453 to set up a private showing and visit WalnutHideaway.com.