LOCATION: Located at 210 S. Earl Street on Terry Hill, in the historic area of Poteau, OK. Poteau is the county seat of LeFlore County with a population of approximately 10,000. The larger city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, is less than 30 miles away and has a population of 80,000. Following are some of the attractions to this area: Lake Wister State Park, the Runestone State Park, Kerr Lake, the Kiamichi Mountains, and the Ouachita National Forest.
LAND: Situated on a sloping lot, which is 52.5 x 104 in size.
SERVICES: Electric, natural gas, city water and sewer, cable t.v.
HOME: This two story home has 1924 s.f. of living space with a basement plus a large front porch and a side porch. The exterior is brick with composite shingles on the roof. There are two central heat and air systems and there were 48 new insulated windows installed about 5 years ago. Built in the early 1920’s, many original accents are still in the home, including hardwood floors, doors, woodwork and trim, and light fixtures. Living space downstairs consists of the living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath, and a large enclosed porch with the washer/dryer connections. There is an attic fan over the winding staircase upstairs, with living space upstairs having a bedroom with adjoining sitting room/office, a bathroom, and a sunporch with a breathtaking view of downtown Poteau and nearby Poteau Mountain Range. This room could also be used for a bedroom or extra living area, if needed. The basement area under the porch has a concrete floor. The landscaping around the home and yard contains a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers, including nandinas, Japanese Maple, roses, crepe myrtles, oak trees, redbud, and spring flowering iris. There is a concrete driveway and several rock retaining walls on the property. Room dimensions and descriptions include:
LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM: 15 x 28 – this is one open room in space but easily defined separately by furniture arrangement. There are hardwood and beige carpeted floors, walls are painted khaki, wood crown molding, a brick faux fireplace with a mantel and tile hearth, original hanging brass light fixtures, original front door with beveled glass, old brass doorknob with backplate, with a new full-view glass storm door.
In the dining room there are French doors leading to the side porch and solid wood swing doors can separate the dining room from the kitchen. This combination of the living and dining area provides ample space for family gatherings.
KITCHEN: 9’ x 14’6” – Yellow and white painted kitchen cabinets go to the ceiling giving plenty of storage, cabinet tops are beige formica and there is a beige inlay floor, a metal sink with drawers and cabinet below, many decorative details which incorporate display space, range and refrigerator, and ceiling fan/light fixture.
UTILITY ROOM: 6 x 18’10 and 5’x8’ – this is an L-shaped room providing lots of space for a variety of needs. Probably a back porch at one time, there are 8 windows with the washer/dryer connections located here. There are two doors leading to the outside of the home, and there is an old door into the kitchen which has the old hardware and a glass window at the top.
HALLWAY: Hardwood flooring, old wide trim, has a deep linen closet and a closet under the stairway, with a hanging brass light fixture.
BEDROOM #1: 11’6” x 12’6” – Walls are sponge painted a lovely blue with carpeting on the floor in a multi-shade of tan and brown, spacious closet.
BEDROOM #2: 11’ x 11’7” – Walls are painted a pale green with tan carpet on the floor, windows on two sides of the room, and a deep closet.
HALL BATH: Flooring is a wood laminate, painted walls, a built-in cabinet has the hot water tank below with storage above, there is a tub/shower combination unit, a commode, and a pedestal sink.
UPSTAIRS: A winding staircase with an attic fan with a closet at the top of the landing.
SITTING ROOM/OFFICE: 9’6” x 11’8” – Beige carpet, wallpaper on walls, lots of windows.
BEDROOM #3: 8’8” x 13’4” – Walls are painted a traditional early period red with carpet on the floor, two closets with one being used for linens.
BATH: Inlay flooring, wallpaper walls, shower, commode, sink.
A hallway leads to the sunporch/sleeping room at the end of the house facing the east.
SUNPORCH: 6’ x 17’8” – Surround by windows with a wonderful view, there is a built-in bed platform with drawers below, a built-in ironing board plus built-in drawer for storage and a display cabinet. Ceiling is the old bead board used on porches of homes from this era.
FRONT PORCH: 9’10” x 19’6” - Wide steps from the lower yard lead to this front porch, which has concrete banisters around the edge, bead board ceiling, and plenty of room for porch swing.
SIDE PORCH: 9’3” X 19’ – 3 steps down from the front porch, this covered porch provides a sheltered outdoor living space and is just off the dining room. The French doors provide access for serving from the kitchen to this porch.
BASEMENT: Has a concrete floor.
COMMENTS: Do you remember when homes had front porches, high ceilings, real hardwood floors, and front porches? This comfortable home has the charm of yesteryear with modern improvements, such as the central heat and air systems and the new insulated windows. Built in the early 1900’s and in the historic area of Poteau, the owner has updated and restored the home with tasteful improvements.
PROPERTY NUMBER: 35018-68290