Address: 28 Ridgeway
Number of Floors 3
Number of rooms 7 bedrooms, (we book out 5) 3 kitchens, 6 bathrooms, 3 parlors
Architectural Description: Colonial Revival with 4 columns
Built in 1908, Added on to home a side building apartment in 50's.
Landscape: Terraced, plaster walls, One Oak tree on left side of house thatwe were told was at least 150 years old
Prior Owners Annie Perkins, Roy & Ida Walker (former city mayor and civil engineer), Linda Kerkera, James & Becky Taylor and us (there is an owner between Annie Perkins and Linda Kerkera, believe name isWalker.
Special Info: In 1987 the house was completely renovated by Linda Kerkera who ran it as a Bed and Breakfast starting in 1990. All of the original woodwork was saved, restored and reused. W. O. Perkins, who built many of the homes (and courthouse) in Eureka Springs, built the home for his aunt, Annie Perkins. In the 40's, it was bought by a family who sold it to Linda in 1987.
Note: A grand-daughter of Roy Walker (second owner) told me that W. O. Perkins, when
he built the home for his aunt and uncle Arthur and Annie Perkins, insisted that only wood would be used with no knot holes. Well, the kids made a game of trying to find the knot holes any time they spent the night with their grandparents. She said they never could find any knot holes. Now, my grand-son tries to do the same thing.
In 1994, James and Becky Taylor bought the house to run as a Bed and Breakfast. We actually stayed with Linda one time and then with Becky and James(Sony) 15 times before buying the Bed and Breakfast from them in 2001.
Owner Name Gayla & Keith Hubbard
Date of Purchase 2001