O'Dwyer-Weeks House, Texarkana, Arkansas
Period Appropriate Paint Colors, Pearl Push Button Light Switches, Restored Antique Lighting, Clawfoot Bath Tub. Truly an Architectural Masterpiece!
The O'Dwyer-Weeks house underwent an extensive restoration from 2000-2005.
Bungalowcraft Company Plans
This 1927 Tudor Revival home was likely based on house plans featured by the Bungalowcraft Company of California. The layout is nearly identical. The home was built by the O'Dwyer family of Texarkana who were co-owners in the downtown dry-goods store, O'Dwyer & Ahern.
Formal Living Room
Throughout this thoughtful and loving restoration care was given to the smallest detail. Period appropriate paint colors were selected by Michigan Professor of Architectural History and noted author/Bungalow/Revival paint specialist Robert Schweitzer, author of "Bungalow Colors".
Formal Living Room
A radius-top wooden door provides the official entry into the Tudor Revival cottage. The formal living room boasts narrow windows that flank the sides of the fireplace mantel as well as the typical narrow vertical windows framing the front facade of the home.
Wonderful windows provide light and showcase a diamond patterned upper window sash. The dining room also boasts more decorative crown molding as in the formal living room.
Elegant French Doors provide a transition between the formal living room and the dining area. A swinging door also expertly partitions the cooking/eat-in kitchen and original butler's pantry from the dining room.
Kitchen. Task Area View
The kitchen features built-in appliances to preserve the period look of the space and to complement the look of the original butler's pantry. Restored period lighting, push button switches, subway tiles, granite countertops and other special touches bring charm and warmth to this wonderful room.
Kitchen - 1949 Maytag Dutch Oven/Stained Glass
Wonderful 1949 Maytag Dutch Oven, with owner's manual. Oven features 3 gas burners + well. Wonderful stove maintains true temperature. Well great for steaming, deep frying & slow cooking. Lots of neat recipes in owner's manual. Stained glass features transom type movement for right pane that provides unique view toward laundry/office area.
Original Butler's Pantry
Butler's Pantry in eat-in kitchen area boasts original bin pulls and ball tipped cabinet hinges. Spacious storage with updated glass shelving and lighting to display your prized antiques, china and stemware!
Eat-In Kitchen Nook
Wonderful eat-in kitchen area directly opposite the original butler's pantry. Swinging pass-thru door provides easy access to formal dining.
Wonderful, bright and cheery guest bedroom. Hardwood floors, restored antique lighting and Tudor-styled windows bring lots of light in to this welcoming room.
Guest bedroom - as nursery
Front bedroom features lots of light from 3 Tudor-style narrow casement windows and additional large double hung windows. Period light fixture original to the home.
Master bath features tumbled marble tile, period claw foot bath tub with hand-held shower fixture in brushed nickel, artwork featuring homeowner's honeymoon to southern Italy; images from Positano and Ravelo. Period wall-mount toilet, custom vanity, pressed glass French art-deco hanging fixture, textured plaster walls make this room an oasis.
Custom mural work in master bath
Award-winning Texarkana artist CJ Holmes created a muralscape in the master bath feature wall that reflected the homeowner's Italian honeymoon. Statues are recreated to the right of the grand window with mural scenes to the left of the window showcasing a church rooftop viewed by the honeymooner's who lodged at a nearby hotel in Positano, Italy.
Master bath. Sconces, custom vanity and vintage mirror
Oval mirror, oval carvings on cabinet doors of vanity all echo the oval shape of the 1920's era cast iron claw foot bathtub. Push button light switch with dimmer feature to set the ideal mood for a long relaxing soak!
Master bath -- custom vanity
Unique buffet repurposed as master bath vanity.
Master bedroom features two closets. (All closets boast period flush mount 2 light vintage fixtures) Smaller closet is cedar lined. Hardwood floors, large double hung wood casement windows.
Master bedroom -- view toward master bath
Soft, soothing paint colors on textured plaster make this a wonderful retreat.
2nd bath with custom shower
2nd bath features period appropriate lighting sconces, hanging fixture, Eastlake style mirror, subway tile in shower with brass fixtures, tile flooring and heart of pine wainscot and textured plaster walls.
Additional image -- shower surround
Surround features all glass door, brass hardware, brass fixtures, etc. Custom shower includes additional built-in/tiled bench.
Family Den -- french doors lead to flagstone patio
Family den features heart of pine paneling, wood blinds, tile floor, wet bar, ice maker, sink and refrigerator and library shelves make this room perfect for entertaining.
Family Den -- Built in library/wet bar
Family den features tile floors and many customized built-ins, wet bar, refrigerator, ice maker, making this a relaxing spot just steps away from the outside flagstone patio, craftsman style pergola, herb garden, fire pit and hammock.
Rear patio French doors
Flagstone patio, pergola and French Doors offer inviting retreat with fire pit, herb garden and hammock -- ideal for puttering and lazing away.
Six-foot privacy shadow-box fence with cap surrounds this oasis. Backyard features pergola, flagstone patio, fire pit, hammock, sprinkler system, recessed outdoor speakers, and more. Perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining!
Backyard -- Hammock
Lemon tree blossoms, gardenias, climbing jasmine provide a rich olfactory experience as you laze away in the hammock. Rated as a top spot by homeowners and friends!
Spacious front/side yard
Expansive yard on prestigious raised lot. Side beds feature period appropriate easy maintenance shrub roses, smoke tree, gardenia shrubs, camelia bush (original to lot) and more contained within unique art-deco extruded concrete border.
Spacious side yard/thoughtful carport addition
Spacious lot surrounds front/sides and rear of property. Carport added and features easy access to rear of home and private/fenced backyard. Driveway features washed aggregate concrete.
Laundry room -- washer/dryer convey
KitchenAid washer/dryer in laundry room to convey. Room includes built-in office/hobby area and built-in ironing board. Dog door leads to fenced back-yard.
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- Dining room
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Casement windows
- Driveway - Paved
- Fenced Yard
- Restored exterior
- Sprinkler System
- Built-in Bookcases
- Built-in Cabinets
- Ceiling Fans
- Ceramic Tile
- Gas Logs
- Original wood windows
- Walk-In Closets
- Wood floors
- Shingle Roof
- Central air
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Security System
- Sprinkler System
- Water Heater - Gas
- 10-foot Ceilings
- Ripple Glass
- Stained Glass Windows
- Clawfoot bath tub
- Custom bathroom vanity sink
- Flagstone patio & firepit
- Indoor/Outdoor sound system
- Interior lathe/plaster walls
- Mural artwork by local artisan
- Original brass switch plates
- Pergola & pergola hammock treatment
- Period bin pulls and other period hardware
- Period interior & exterior paint colors
- Reproduction pearl push button light switches w/dimmer feature
- Restored antique lighting - chandeliers & sconces
- Restored by Austrian Master Carpenter
- Stucco exterior
Local and Regional Links.
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
Historic Texarkana Country Club
TCC's cherished history includes golfing legend Byron Nelson who served as Club Professional in 1934 prior to his outstanding career on the PGA Tour. Mr. Nelson would always practice on the TCC course prior to the Masters tournament referring to it as “little Augusta” due to the many similarities between the courses. Don Murphy served next as Club Professional for 41 years and was instrumental in developing many players, the most famous being Miller Barber. As of 2010, eight players from TCC have been inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame -- the most from any golf club in the state!
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
The beautiful Perot theatre has been a landmark in Texarkana since 1924 when it opened as the Saenger's Gateway to the West theatre. Native son H. Ross Perot, thorugh his foundation, contributed much of the restoration costs in memory of his parents. The city, as a thank you, named the theatre in honor of the Perot family.
Texas A&M University -- Texarkana
Texarkana Community College
Texarkana, Texas ISD
Texarkana, Arkansas ISD
City of Texarkana, USA
Texarkana Gazette newspaper
KTXK -- local NPR affiliate
1923 County Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas property is identified as a contributing structure within the National Register Historic District – Beech Street Historic District. This recognition will allow property owners to apply for tax credits for any future restoration projects. In March 2009, Governor Mike Beebe signed into law the Arkansas Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit bill which offers a 25% credit for qualified rehab costs of both income-producing and owner-occupied properties.
Texarkana, Arkansas --- a Preserve America Community
Wadley Regional Medical Center
Since its founding in 1900 by four dedicated Texarkana physicians, Wadley Regional Medical Center has maintained its leadership role by providing patient care excellence and services unsurpassed by any other medical institution in the Ark-La-Tex region.
Centrally located along I-30 in Texarkana, TX, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System serves residents of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Established in 1916 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, CHRISTUS St. Michael offers a full scope of expansive health care services: heart care, imaging and diagnostic, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, wellness, cancer care, women’s and children’s services and 24-hour/day emergency services.
Archived in December, 2011
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