Black Apple Pocket Community in Bentonville, Arkansas

Black Apple Pocket Community in Bentonville, Arkansas

Black Apple homes Listed by The Limbird Real Estate Group

My name is Jill Bell.  I’m a Realtor ePRO with Crye-Leike Realtors in the Fayetteville office.  I am just dying to help a buyer purchase one of these homes in the Black Apple pocket community that The Limbird Group has listed in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Have you heard about Black Apple?  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an Open House at this pocket community and I absolutely love the location, the design and the concept.  Let me tell you about it.

Black Apple backs up to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which means you can hop on the trails in an instant and enjoy a 3.5 mile run through the museum’s 120 acre site.  The community is just north of the Bentonville Square so you can walk to the Farmer’s Market, The Hive, or any of the numerous events held on the Square.

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Black Apple consists of 11 homes situated around a community center on 1 acre of land.  The community center consists of a grassy area, fire pit, and a pavilion with a table, kitchen and a bathroom.

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Below is an excerpt from  I love the way they express their vision and could never say it better.

“This community represents an old and new way at looking at the American Community. Prior to World War II, zoning was more apt to allow medium density zoning with modest scale homes – typically appointed with front porches organized around a central courtyard where conversation and relationship with neighbors was prevalent and important part of daily life. Since then the American Dream and consequently the zoning and markets have graduated to a “more is better” philosophy – larger homes in isolated communities, high privacy fences, large garages, often disconnected from urban cores with little need to interact with neighbors in everyday passing. Perhaps we have lost our way.

This community along with many others spawning across America is an attempt to rekindle this old sense of community, of front porches, of conservation, of Sunday Dinners with neighbors – where the value of one’s life is not dictated by scale but by quality of time. The idea of being close to downtown, to arts, to restaurants, to nature, to activity and to relationships is one that Americans are rediscovering.

The Black Apple Community is a modern ode to this older and more familiar way of life. Situated on land that was originally part of a larger farm that produced the famous black apple – a staple crop for many years in NW Arkansas. The Black Apple design finds its inspiration from this “old and familiar soul.” Reinvented things from the past – old corn crib structures, farm tables, silos, rust, barn wood, central courtyards and places for that lost art of conversation.

Perhaps Wallace Stegner said it best when describing what home should mean in his book Sense of Place, “There it was, there it is, the place where during the best times of our lives friendship had its home and happiness its headquarters.””

I snapped some shots of the homes I toured.  However, the pictures do not do it justice. You need to see it to really get the feel for this great neighborhood.














Some of the building specifications include:

* Pre-insultated crushed stone foundations with conditioned crawl space, steel framing, and structurally insulated panels (SIPs) sheathed with magnesium oxide boards (Magnesium Oxide mortar built the Great Wall of China… these homes are built to last.)

* Insulation method makes homes up to 85% more energy efficient than typical comparable homes.

* Firestone Metal Roofing with concealed fasteners and a 20-year Kynar finish (arguable a 100 year roof).

* Special Green wall panel provides both water and air resistant barrier.

* Corten steel chimney and reclaimed wood siding.

* Ductless HVAC systems; each unit utilizes air inlets to provide constant fresh air.

I know you’re now curious about the floor plans.  You can see the available floor plans and square footages on the Black Apple website.  They offer 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom plans.  I found the space to be used very efficiently.  The homes were staged by Howse and they did an beautiful job setting them up and helping us get a feel for how the space could be used.  House has a retail location in Bentonville that you all need to check out.

So you’re sitting there wondering how much these homes are listed for, right?  Currently there are 3 homes available to buy, with more homes that will become available in the coming weeks and months.

304 NE Black Apple Ln is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath consisting of 850SF listed by The Limbird Team for $350,000

306 NE Black Apple Ln is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath consisting of 1,280SF listed by The Limbird Team for $475,000

308 NE Black Apple Ln is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath consisting of 1,750SF listed by The Limbird Team for $600,000

If you would like to see one of these homes, please contact me, Jill Bell or my partner, Cheri Marks, to set up a showing appointment.  Like I said, I am dying to help a buyer purchase one of these homes because I love them so much!  The Limbird Real Estate Group did an amazing job setting up these listings, marketing them, and hosting the Open House.  Thank you Limbird Group!


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