Eureka Springs - livin here
Visited as tourists since 1980. Bought a victorian here in 2015. Thought this was awesome. Turned out awesome on the negative scale. House that old certainly needs work (built in 1880). My dad told me always to hire a professional. He was right.
Victorians need a lot of paint normally. 5-10 years a redo is necessary. And, if you change the color, you get to go in front of the city and plead your case. Their charter is to retain as much as possible the actual "look" of your house. Tourist interest you know. Oh, my, I have major work to get done to the house...what ever do I do?
There are many folk that do such work in the town. Problem is, they must be licensed by the city. And, for any work outside a home on the historical route, they must obtain permits to perform same. I have had crews do work for me only to have them demo, then split, only to find they were not licensed or pulled permits...then the inspector will show up and determine what ever fine is Read More