The best feature of Flyer Homes’ latest listing is actually located just down the street

(Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer Homes)

I’m just going to say it. This home is a fabulous remodel in a highly desirable part of Fayetteville. Soon enough it will be mere steps from the city’s trail system, it’s a couple minutes drive to downtown and the university, and all of that you are going to have to pay for. But the best part is what comes for free.

I…will be…your neighbor.

People of the world, feast your eyes on Jay Downing, down-the-street neighbor to 819 N. Woodlawn Drive.

Address: 819 N Woodlawn Dr, Fayetteville
Price: $475,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2
Size: 2,379 SqFt
Built: 1955
Exterior features: Awesome neighborhood, large deck on which to have me over for drinks
Interior features: Updated kitchen, all new windows, washer and dryer convey
Set up a showing: Call 479-601-5453
More info: Click here for listing

An Arkansas native most of his life, Jay Downing has called Fayetteville his home for more than half of his 48 years. He lives on Woodlawn Drive with his two very polite and quiet children and no pets that bark all night or poop in your yard. His hobbies include not asking neighbors if he can borrow a couple of eggs at 6 a.m., but always keeping some on hand should a neighbor find themselves in need. He also enjoys walking up and down the street on Thursday mornings to move everyone’s empty trash and recycling bins back to the sides of their homes. And he’s an amateur pot hole filler who likes to practice on his own street.

Now that you know a little more about me, I’ll assume you are ready to submit your offer and become my neighbor. But just for fun, let’s spend a few seconds learning about our newest listing. I’ll be brief, then we can bring it back to me.

An Arkansas native all of its life, 819 N. Woodlawn Drive has called Fayetteville home for 67 years. Over the most recent years, under the tutelage of the current owners, the exterior has gotten a major facelift and the interior has gotten a … gutslift? … innards tuck? … It’s had some work done.

The facelift was substantial and includes some sexy big ticket items, like the all-new cement fiberboard siding and exterior paint, addition of gutters and downspouts (sooo sexy), and removal, re-pour and expansion of the driveway. That and a bunch of other things that needed to get done, got done. So the new owners will pretty much never have to worry about those items.

Same goes for the interior. The big ticket items just keep coming, with all windows replaced, furnace replaced, walls repainted, popcorn ceilings scraped, hardwood floors refinished. And the list of small to medium ticket stuff is too extensive to list here, so see the list below for everything else. In all though, it’s around $100,000 the seller as put into the house.

And all of that before I even mention that the previous owners completely remodeled the kitchen back in the late 2010’s, adding stainless appliances including gas cooktop, granite counters, new cabinets. You know the drill.

The main level has three bedrooms, two of which could be combined to make an impressive primary suite. The two bedrooms downstairs could also be utilized as office or studio spaces. The second living area on the lower level includes a wet bar and lots of space, making it an excellent place to cheer for sports ball team, or put in a pool table or a ping pong table or a shuffleboard table or a foosball table or a poker table or a bumper pool table or a Bumper Pool table (which is of course a handcrafted table made by beloved Arkansas linebacker Bumper Pool, available now on!).

Oh, and the location of this house … *fingertips kiss*. By car, by electric scoot, by pedal, bipedal … no matter how you travel you can be downtown or to Root Elementary, to Dickson St, to coffee shops and skatiums, to co-ops or parks, all in mere minutes. And soon enough we should have a connection to the Fayetteville trail system running right past our street on Mission Boulevard. Then you can start your weekend bike rides right out of your driveway, or enjoy super fast and safe walks to Root on the weekdays.

Well, now I’ve gone on an on about the house and we’ve run out of space to talk more about me. Man, really sorry guys. The sellers are going to be super disappointed I didn’t talk more about myself. But you should give me a call at 479-601-5453 and we can meet at 819 N. Woodlawn Drive and you can get to know me better … and I reckon I can show you the house.



  • New front door
  • Siding replaced with cement fiberboard
  • Removed broken driveway, replaced and extended to allow for 2-car parking
  • Replaced dated iron carport supports with cedar
  • New grass seed
  • Added railings to outdoor deck
  • Repaired stucco
  • Waterproofed foundation on southwest wall
  • Added 4 foundation piers using foundation specialist, 1/2020
  • Installed French drain on southwest side of house
  • Removed 4 extra large, unstable pine trees in backyard
  • Added xeriscape to front yard
  • Added fence to right side of house
  • New spot lights outside
  • Installed Ring doorbell and keyless entry
  • Replaced gutters, downspouts, soffits and facia


  • Refinished hardwood throughout
  • New interior doors
  • Fresh paint throughout
  • All windows replaced
  • Removed popcorn ceiling upstairs and concrete textured ceiling downstairs
  • Repaired/reinforced attic support beams
  • Reglazed upstairs enameled tub
  • Replaced upstairs toilet
  • Placed new light and installed shelves in bar area
  • Added railings to indoor stairs
  • Added insulation in attic and insulated north and south walls
  • New interior lights upstairs
  • Installed Nest thermostat
  • Installed work area in basement
  • Replaced shower head in downstairs shower
  • New carpet in downstairs bedroom
  • New furnace, 12/2022
  • A/C serviced 7/2022
  • Washer and dryer convey
  • Most furniture is negotiable, with a few exceptions.


Front exterior

Upper level interior

Lower level interior

Back exterior