A Fort Smith family enlists the help of designer Emily Heim to update their classic home with a modern spin
The original rock exterior of the 1940s home is complemented with a fresh coat of paint on the door and copper lantern. Jessica’s friend Sarah Garlow, who is a Sebastian County Master Gardener, created the container plantings at the base of the steps.
I have a little bit of a Zillow addiction,” admits homeowner Jessica Irgens. Over the past 10 years, she and her husband, Shane, and their two children have lived in five different houses in Fort Smith. However, when she found this 1948 charmer on a long-established street, she knew it could be a place for her family to really put down roots….