Aug 3, 2021 - News
Historic Fulbright family home in Fayetteville asks $1.6 million
Photo of a historic mansion in Fayetteville, Ark.
5 W. Mount Nord St. Photo courtesy of Portfolio Sotheby's International Realty

This 1906 estate was once home to the parents of J. William Fulbright, who was president of the University of Arkansas before serving as a U.S. senator from 1945 through 1974.

  • The house was a "hub of political and intellectual activity" in Northwest Arkansas while Fulbright's mother, Roberta, was alive, according to the realtor.
  • The building underwent a restoration in 2010, receiving modern updates but with care to preserve its original integrity.

Ann and Gene Bordelon have lived in the house since its restoration. Ann is the vice chancellor for finance and administration at UA.

The exact address is 5 W. Mount Nord St., Fayetteville. At 5,108 square feet, it has four bedrooms and three baths.

Design: Classical Georgian

Luxury touches: 18th-century French gilt chandelier in the dining room, exterior walls that are "3 bricks thick," a Palladian window with a marble window seat, solid oak flooring throughout.

Coolest rooms: A conservatory with windows overlooking the property; chef's kitchen with brick walls and backsplash and under-cabinet lighting.

Other highlights: Located on a nearly three-quarter acre corner lot with views of downtown Fayetteville and the Boston Mountains.

Listed by: Robin Forbis at Portfolio Sotheby's International Realty

Here's a look around:

5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.
5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.
5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.
5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.
5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.
5 Mount Nord Street, Fayetteville, Ark.

Photos courtesy of Portfolio Sotheby's International Realty

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