History

Greg House has been actively involved in the real estate business since 1974 when at the age of 20 he purchased a lot in the San Francisco Bay area and, with the help of friends and family, personally constructed a 5,000 square foot home.

With that experience, Mr. House became a California licensed general contractor and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area until 1978 when he moved to Hawaii. Having obtained his general contractor license in Hawaii, Mr. House built and invested in property on Kauai. In 1982, his travels eventually landed him in Northwest Arkansas where he attended the University of Arkansas and obtained a political science degree followed by a law degree. Mr. House has been a resident and investor in Northwest Arkansas since 1982.

Houses, Incorporated, established in 1986, is a real estate management, development and construction company specializing in mixed‐use projects. This firm is committed to the principals that are crucial to developing outstanding properties: a belief that a respect for history and proven building techniques, combined with careful planning and attention to detail will result in projects that will serve not only current occupants, but the needs of future generations. Houses, Inc. works closely with architectural teams to create buildings that not only emphasize a connection to the very best building traditions of the past, but are a positive joy for their occupants.

Through Houses, Inc., established in 1986, Mr. House has provided financial, design, construction and property management services for residential and commercial property in excess of 250,000 square feet in downtown Fayetteville. Mr. House’s experience in property management influences his work in the design and construction phase of projects.

Beverly Block, Greg’s wife and business partner, is the artistic muse for each Houses, Inc. project. With a degree in Fine Arts and over 25 years of involvement in Northwest Arkansas real estate, Beverly brings to the team experience in sales, historic renovations, construction, property management and development. For more than two decades Beverly has been the primary designer for Houses, Inc. Beverly brings a knowledgeable and discerning eye to each and every detail of both the interior and exterior finishes of each project. Beverly is a third generation Arkansas real estate broker, whose family owned Block Realty, which was one of the largest real estate firms in the state for more than 50 years.

The Three Sisters

A downtown mixed‐use development, space provides for Retail, Restaurant, Professional Office, and Residential uses.
Before / After

The 200 Block of West Dickson, known as the Three Sisters, was completed by Houses Inc. in the fall of 2000.

The design of the Three Sisters was inspired by the very best in Southern urban architecture. The project consisted of a collection of solid masonry structures, enhanced with a variety of architectural features, including cut stone, awnings, balconies, and arched windows. Careful attention was paid to how the buildings meet the street and parking areas.

The Bakery

The Bakery on Dickson began life over 75  years ago as a major commercial bakery. The rugged masonry walls, generous industrial windows, and exposed trusses were retained. The buildingʹs Art Deco flourishes were preserved and enhanced: new entries were created for each lease space featuring glass block, chrome canopies, neon and ornamental cut stone. In updating the 20,000 square foot building for use as restaurant, retail and office use, new landscaped parking was created in three lots around the building.

The Laundry Building

The site at 326 North West Avenue, The Laundry Building, has a history that goes back to the beginning of the century. Strategically located half way between the University of Arkansas and the Fayetteville Square, and adjacent to the railroad, the site served a variety of enterprises over the years, including the ʺFayetteville Iron Works, ʺ a foundry and machine shop. By 1919, the machine shop was supplanted by the ʺJackson and Henry Canning Factory.ʺ In 1923, J.A. Reiff constructed the existing building to house his industrial laundry: the ʺCitizens Laundry and Dry Cleaning Plant.ʺ Citizenʹs Laundry was replaced in 1985 by the Superior Linen Company, which moved out in 1998.

The Laundry Building interior spaces were planned for maximum flexibility. Ceiling heights are generous and a variety of lease spaces accommodate from 1,000 to 12,000 square feet. A wrap around balcony and canopies were added to create an inviting environment for window shopping and outdoor dining. A tower was added on the southeast corner of the building to enhance visibility. The tower encloses a dramatic two story atrium.

Garden Park Apartments

Past projects include the renovation of Garden Park Apartments. Formerly a student-based population consisting of 152 units, the appeal is now one of resort-style living surrounded by luxury and nature. Included is a spacious clubhouse and fully equipped fitness center. The Houses Inc. team redesigned and upgraded the entire structure to accommodate an additional 96 units. A multi-million dollar investment created this warmly landscaped, securely gated, and luxury appointed apartment complex.

Charleston Place

A Community Recalling the Coastal South

In the midst of Fayetteville’s east side lies Charleston Place, a neighborhood redolent of the charm and grace of the traditional South. Winding streets provided an ever-changing vista of graceful homes and mature trees.

The proportions, generous porches, richly landscaped courtyards, brick-rimmed walks, decorative wrought iron, and classical details were inspired by the finest examples of the architectural heritage of the coastal south: Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans. Houses Inc. developed and contracted a majority of the homes in this planned unit development.

31 East Center

Located downtown, just off the Fayetteville Square, 31 E. Center is one of Fayetteville’s more stately and original structures. This historic building features a popular restaurant on the first floor; spacious, comfortable, internet ready office suites on the second floor; and third floor modern urban condos, complete with hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, and great, large windows with views of Center Street . An elevator and rear exit provide added convenience. Historic, and rich in architectural detail, 31 E. Center is an example of Fayetteville at its unique best.

The Rollston Building

Formerly a one-story warehouse, renovated to accommodate two restaurants on the ground floor with six luxury condominium units above. Ground floor now Theo’s Bar & Dining Room.

221 East Avenue

Formerly a one-story residence, now a three-story office building originally leased by GE Capital.

323 W. Spring Street

323 W. Spring Street. 1994 — Formerly a residence, renovated to accommodate professional offices.

Other Multifamily Developments

Courts at Whitham Apartments

The Courts at Whitham, a citadel of Old World essence with its brick and ivy garden setting and original detail, brings history to the new millennium. Plenty of windows allow natural light throughout, and with the original hexagon tiling and hardwood floors, you’ll feel the pace of another era. This stylish residence provides built in closets w/ space below for storage, French doors in bedrooms, all stainless steel appliances, stackable washer/dryer, and plenty of storage in the kitchen. The Courts at Whitham offers the comforts of royalty, the quiet of nature, and the convenience of modern living.

Maison Sequoyah

Designed with luxury in mind, this 26 unit condominium community is constructed in a classic old world design. Located on a hillside setting that overlooks downtown Fayetteville, this is a dreamer’s delight. With French Provincial designer details throughout, these town homes and flats are beautifully planned and unique. Kitchens include an 8 foot island with double stainless steel sink, large pot and pan rollout drawers, and built-in china hutch. Beauty, luxury, and life-style have a new definition — Maison Sequoyah.

255 Fletcher

These Craftsman Style condominiums are nestled on the western slope of Mount Sequoyah, with panoramic views of downtown Fayetteville. Located just a few blocks from Dickson Street and the Fayetteville Square, the property is comprised of eight 700 square foot units (one bedroom/one bath), all with 9 foot ceilings, hardwood flooring in the living area of the ground floor units, large kitchen with granite tile countertops, stone washed tile vanity tops, full size washer and dryer, ceiling fans, courtyard and extensive landscaping, wrought iron railed balconies with views, and reserved parking.

Huntingdon Heights

New & upscale condominiums with 9 ft. ceilings, granite countertops, walk-in closets, and all appliances included, and located in the beautiful Huntingdon subdivision. Great views, large community pool,  balconies, all nestled in a private setting with easy access to NWA mall and I540.
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