Historic Fayetteville Home Sold


Historic Fayetteville Home Sold
The Willis Noll House in Fayetteville (Washington County Assessor / Eagleview)

A Fayetteville home designed by architect Edward Durell Stone in 1949 sold for more than $1.1 million.

David Rose and his wife, Justine, bought the 6,500-SF home, known as the Willis Noll House. The home, set on a hillside on Mount Sequoyah, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Rose, vice president of marketing at Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, and his wife got a $265,000 loan from First Horizon Bank in Little Rock.

The seller was GOF Holdings Ltd. of Fayetteville, led by Mary Lockridge.

The Willis Noll Home was designed by Stone, a renowned architect born in Fayetteville who died in 1978, for Noll, a local grocer. Stone also designed Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., during his long career.

The home is a five-bedroom, four-bath, two-story home on an acre of land with expansive views of the University of Arkansas campus. It was remodeled in 2015.

The university used the house as its chancellor’s home for many years, and former UA basketball coach Eddie Sutton once lived there. The home features a basketball court that Sutton had installed.