Proud to have this new listing in Searcy AR. Historic house on Center Street.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

511 W Center Searcy AR

Tell me the lines of this house are not beautiful.

You must agree with me that they are so pleasing.  Here's another view from the side.

511 W Center Searcy AR

And check out the back yard!  Who has a trellis with climbing vines anymore?

511 W Center Searcy AR

And I have this house listed for sale right now.  My sign is in the yard.   Go to and check out Searcy homes listed for sale between $135 and $150,000 or go to my website  and see pictures.  The attic was opened up a few years ago and made into a lovely master suite with fancy bath, sitting space and hobby space.  For any of you Searcy Sleuths trying to remember history, Jim Baugh Jones's grandparents lived here.  It was built, according to the courthouse data, in 1929. 

And right across the street are two other other Searcy lovelies.  Here's where lots of kids took piano lessons.

Center Street Searcy AR

And this one is where a fun-loving owner used to have a fake gorilla in the yard. Review the blog about this house which started out as a blog about a Searcy girl's rejection letter from Walt Disney.

W Center Searcy AR

The whole neighborhood is lovely.  Help me find a buyer!!


Comments (11)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I simply do love the lines on the home Barbara, particularly the curve on the roof. A simply gorgeous listing. Good luck with that Searcy beauty...

Jun 23, 2012 09:02 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Gary, thanks.  The curve of the roof is something different and I find myself trying to figure out how it looked as a frame house (without brick) as reported by the grandson who is a REALTOR in the office beside mine.

Jun 23, 2012 09:37 AM
Anita Fuller

Take it off the market, it is SOLD to me.  (but only in my dreams)....

LOVE it, would love to take a tour of when I come to Searcy to get my red and white saddles, and look thru your VHS's.....maybe we can go through it?

That E. Center Street neighborhood where those houses are, is still well preserved and looks cared for.  Thanks for the current pics.

Jun 23, 2012 11:13 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, let's plan this out.  You don't get my saddle oxfords til I die.  Unfortunately, I gave the VHS's away so you may have to go to Habitat for Humanity store to shop for them.  But you can sure see that house.  I am thinking of having an open house on Sunday.  Did you look at pictures on line?

Jun 24, 2012 07:07 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

This home is spectacular, Barbara. It reminds me of homes in East Sacramento. What a gorgeous neighborhood. It almost makes me want to leave California and move to Searcy!!! Not to mention, your prices are 70% less expensive . . .

Jun 24, 2012 11:40 PM
Anita Fuller

Bob told me I had a "typo" in my above.  Meant to say West Center, but said East.  My Bad.

Jun 25, 2012 05:06 AM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Barbara, I love the architechture of the home. It is quite different.

Best wishes for a speedy sale to a happy new owner.

Jun 27, 2012 10:50 PM
Luke Jones
Garver - Little Rock, AR

Ah! That's the Mark P. Jones house, listed on the national Register. Jones was the father of Perrin Jones, and I'm sure some of the sleuths around here are familiar with him. As far as I know, Perrin is still alive and lives in LR. Last time I was in Searcy he was still writing a weekly column for the Citizen, which he used to own.

One odd thing about the Jones house is that it's an exact mirror of another house on the other side of town. Here's a picture I took of it back in 2009. Unfortunately being a low-rent house belonging to an absentee landlord, it wasn't taken very good care of. For a few months there was nobody living there and the front door was left open. (I confess Jenna and I went inside to have a look around; we lived nextdoor and had the same landlord, after all.)

Jul 03, 2012 07:19 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Luke, thanks for that information.  Jim Baugh Jones, Perrin's brother, occupies the office right beside mine and says he was a little bratty at that house as a kid.  There may still be scars from him.  The thing I like best is the curved part and the one you mention does not have that.  Wonder how the curve came to be?  It is unique and makes for great lines.  Jim Baugh says it was a frame house to begin brick.  I may try to hold an open house next Sunday.

Jul 03, 2012 10:20 AM
Kevin Stewart

Hi Barbara,

I was just introduced to your blog when I did a search for Angel's grocery in Searcy (the paper in the morning says they are tearing down the walking bridge over Gin Creek that was built to access Angel's Grocery and I had no clue where that was). I am a recent Searcy resident, only being here 9 years! 

I live next door to the house in this entry and I must agree that it is amazing.  We have such a great little neighboorhood!  We hope you find a buyer for it quickly (because I don't know how much longer I can keep my wife from buying it!).


Jul 12, 2012 11:32 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kevin, the houses in  this old neighborhood are lovely.  I do wish it could sell and be loved by some family.  I have had to remove my signs as a listing but it is still for sale.  Perhaps you and your wife need to step up to the plate and buy it!

Jul 12, 2012 10:25 PM