For years now Fayetteville has been ranking high on these lists. Whether it’s best places to retire or to raise kids, fastest-growing places, cheapest places to live, best places own a business, most squirrels per acre, fluffiest flapjacks, pointiest steeples … Fayetteville really has a lot going for it, as is evidenced by our presence near the top of all those very real lists!
807 N Woodlawn Dr, Fayetteville
Size: 2,489 SqFt
Exterior features: New siding, windows and roof, super location near downtown
Interior features: Beautiful kitchen remodel, open plan, two full kitchens
Set up a showing: Call Jay at 479-601-5453
More info: Click here for listing
And if you are ready to lock in another top spot on the Best Decisions of Your Life list and plant yourself in the heart of it all, Flyer Homes latest listing is just the place for that.
People of the world, feast your eyes on 807 N Woodlawn Dr.
Tucked in at the base of Mt Sequoyah and adjacent to Fayetteville’s historic district, this updated and well-maintained home may not be the sole reason Fayetteville keeps making all the best-of lists, but it is smack dab in the middle of all the reasons.
Just a few minutes walk, bike or drive to the downtown square and Dickson St, the U of A and Razorback sports, world class performing arts venues, historic restaurants and diverse food trucks, cozy coffee shops and award-winning cocktail bars, the award-winning public library, the award-winning farmers market … I would not at all be surprised if there was an award-winning trophy and awards shop somewhere close by.
Plans are also in place for the city to extend the trail system on Mission Blvd, so it will eventually be running right past this neighborhood. You can hit the trails right from your from door, and it will make for safe and easy travel to and from Root Elementary, one of the most popular schools in town less than a mile away.
So ten out of ten on location. Let’s dig into the home itself, starting with all the updates that have happened over the last few years. And we are taking the expensive stuff that no one really wants to deal with. The roof was just replaced, every old metal window in the house was replaced with new more energy efficient vinyl windows, original hardwood floors were restored, and the siding was replaced with long-lasting cement fiberboard. Those are some high dollar projects that you will pretty much never have to think about.
No less cheap but a little more fun was the complete, down to the studs kitchen remodel, which introduced gleaming quartz counters, new appliances (including gas range), lots of cabinets and open shelves, a deep under-mount sink, room for three at the bar, and those matte black hexagonal floor tiles. So custom.
The kitchen opens up to the formal dining area and living room, and I can’t say enough about the size of this room. Enormous, especially for a house of its era. Plenty of room to gather with friends to watch the Hogs play, but also perfect for just snugging up near the gas fireplace to thumb through all your TikToks and Tweet-o-grams®.
Finally, we have to talk about the lower level and flexibility of that space. Complete with a huge greatroom, second full kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bath, and with access from both the main level and from outside, you’ve got options. The current owner lives upstairs and Airbnbs the lower level for some extra income. This is also the perfect set up for parents looking to buy for their incoming U of A students to live and collect rent from the roommates. It also works perfectly as a mother-in-law suite. Or just buy it as a house that happens to have an extra kitchen. Put a big ol’ TV down in the second living room and use it as your entertainment level.
If you still haven’t heard enough, have a look below at the seller’s top ten favorite things about the house and a list of improvements since she’s owned the place. Then call Jay Downing at 479-601-5453 to schedule your showing.
Owner’s Top 10 Favorite Things About the Home
1. Income producing! Both short (AirBnB) and long-term rentals in basement apartment.
2. Beautiful sunsets and winter views of Old Main.
3. Original charm – original hardwoods and built-ins maintained throughout (bedroom shutters, hall phone cabinet, kitchen desk).
4. Bike/walkable to Wilson Park, trail system, Dickson St, Fayetteville square, Ozark Natural Foods, U of A
5. Large, fully-fenced backyard; large corner lot.
6. Beautifully updated kitchen and open concept living area.
7. Proximity to Mt Sequoyah Center (ClubHaus Fitness, pool and tennis, summer concerts, community events).
8. Ample closet space and storage inside.
9. Plenty of natural lighting, including in basement.
10. Large deck for entertaining and views.
Improvements since 2020
– All new windows
– Kitchen remodel (complete gut, all new)
– Original wood floors refinished (upstairs)
– HardiPlank siding and exterior paint
– Southwest basement bedroom – new carpet, new sheetrock
– Additional driveway/parking space
– New roof