Historic 1906 Allen House For $438,000 in Monticello, Arkansas

$438,000 | Built 1906 | 5,556 Sq. Ft. | 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 1.65 Acres

This historical home, located at 705 N Main St, Monticello, AR 71655, is listed at $438,000. It was constructed in 1906 and offers approximately 5,556 square feet of living space. The house comprises 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and sits on a spacious 1.65-acre lot.

This remarkable residence was originally built for Joe Lee Allen, a local entrepreneur, and his family. Mr. Allen considered it a testament to his achievements as a successful businessman. The house is an architectural gem, featuring a harmonious blend of Queen Anne, Neoclassical, and Gothic elements. Upon its completion in 1906, it garnered attention for its distinctive design, even leading to the production of postcards featuring the house during the early twentieth century.

Over its 117-year history, this home has had only four owners. In recent decades, it has gained substantial media recognition and has been showcased on five national television programs. Additionally, it served as the setting for a feature film released in 2016. Several books have dedicated chapters to this house, and it served as the model for the house in the 1966 novel “The Scent of Lilacs.” Moreover, it is the primary subject of a bestselling nonfiction book published in 2012.

This property carries a rich history and unique architectural character, making it a truly remarkable and iconic piece of real estate.

Hope Hartness • hope@hopecorealty.com • (870) 723-3443

Hope & Company Realty
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