By Autumn Jacob :: Photography by Jamison Mosley
An easy thirty-minute drive from Little Rock ensures a relaxing escape from the bustle of busy workdays.
In the Cabot home of Bob Woller and Kara Wright, architectural details and unique pieces create a warm, private retreat set on eight acres. Built in 1975, the traditional style home was featured in Better Homes & Gardens and is a showcase of Arkansas-sourced materials. Woller purchased the property in 2006, which was originally a part of a 100-acre estate, and began an extensive renovation to leave his mark. The storied home is rich with history, honoring the past and bringing it into the future.
HAMMERED PERFECTION The hammered copper farmhouse sink adds a worn luxury to the granite countertops. Casement windows directly above the sink are handy for easily taking in the view and fresh air. Teak pair and apple canisters and servinf trays from Ken Rash’s Arkansas.
An antique cook stove, bricks, wood beams and tin ceiling create a recipe for old-world charm. Woller purchased the house in 2006 and updated many rooms, including the kitchen. The 100-year-old tin ceiling was sourced from a farm in Mena. The ceiling beams were salvaged from a school in Vilonia.
The downstairs game room is home to billiards and foosball, as well as hunting and sports memorabilia. A granite wet bar with wood panels serves up sophistication. Bricks used in the floor of the game room were originally from the home of a local doctor.
Woller salvaged an early 1900s floor safe made by Victor Safe Lamp; Lock Co. from a local business. A brass duck lamp and magnifying glass sit atop the safe.