The Ashley-Alexander House
Step back in time at the Ashley-Alexander House, one of rural Arkansas's historic highlights. Whether you choose to purchase as a personal residence or you choose to host events or perhap host a bed and breakfast, there is so much to love about this plantation home. Nestled in a pecan orchard just outside of Scott, Arkansas, the home is 5468 sq ft. Situated on just under 10 beautifully landscaped acres that include outbuildings and a small horse pasture.
Prominent Arkansas native, Chester Ashley constructed the original house is 1835. Ashley was the third U.S. Senator from Arkansas and was founding member of Little Rock's Rose Law Firm. He also donated land to the city of Little Rock for what is now the historic Mount Holly Cemetery. This home served as his country home. The original home was built with solid hand-hewn cypress logs. They were later covered with the narrow white clapboard exterior you see today.
The house features a gable roof, from which extends three dormers on the façade and one on the rear elevation. The symmetrical façade is marked by a centered one-story flat-roofed porch. The original part of the house consist of a 24-foot wide center hall, flanked by two rooms on each side. It is a gracious southern country home.
General Frederich Steel, with the Union Army, stayed in the house before he took over Little Rock with 3000 troups.
Arthur Alexander purchased the home in 1895 and it has been in the same family for five generations. The addition of the living room dining room, kitchen and bathrooms were added later.
The current owner has hosted weddings and special events in this home for the last several years. Among many other recent updates, she purchased new appliance for the kitchen in 2019.
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||5,468|
- Built-in Bookcases
- Wood floors
- Back porch
- Paneled walls
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