1 beds 3.0 baths 5,500 SqFt 0.1 Acres


Historic Properties for Sale & Historic Homes For Sale near Leslie, Arkansas

402 Main St, Leslie, Arkansas 72645

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John Carr
(870) 447-2675


Historic Commercial Retail Building & Apartment For Sale in Searcy County, AR

This three-story brick commercial building, located on Main St. in the historic district of Leslie, AR, is for sale. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, Leslie had a population of 10,000 + related to the stave mills which produced 3,000-5,000 whiskey barrels daily. Today Leslie is a small, quaint town of approximately 400 + people. The refurbished historic buildings feature antique stores, a coffee shop, as well as well-known eating establishments. 

This 5,500 square foot historic building was built in 1908. In 2003-2004 all of the interior, including wiring and plumbing, was newly built and replaced. Currently the first floor is being utilized as an antique store. The second floor is used for storage and part of the private residence. 

The third floor is a private luxury apartment with plenty of ambience including 11' high authentic beadboard ceilings throughout and original brick and plaster walls. The apartment has one large bedroom and a loft with a built-in bed for guests. The large open floor plan features a modern kitchen open to the dining room, living area, and office space. The kitchen has black granite countertops, an extra-large custom island with a Bosch 5-burner propane stove top, and double electric wall ovens. The solid wood custom cabinets provide plenty of storage including heavy duty pull-outs for pots and pans, a food pantry, and a separate dish pantry. The living area showcases a custom built-in entertainment center. The custom cabinetry continues into the office with bookshelves, file drawers, storage cabinets, and a work desk. The large bedroom offers custom cabinetry for storage with built-in chest of drawers and window seats. Apartment floors are tongue and groove hickory, with wall to wall carpet in the bedroom. Light floods into the coveted corner building through the fourteen 7' tall, double pane, energy efficient, double hung custom windows. Views out the front feature the city park directly across the street, and along the side and back display the green forested hills that surround the scenic town. There are 2 full bathrooms on the third floor with walk-in custom tile showers and slate floors.

The second floor mezzanine offers 700 square feet for display, living, or storage as well as the laundry/utility room. This area could also be used as a common area for a multi-family use of the building.

The first-floor antique store has laminated support beams in the ceiling, original beadboard walls and 16' ceilings, and original pine floors. You can still see where the stools were attached to the floor when the building was the local pharmacy and soda fountain! There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combination and a separate work sink available in the store. New, energy efficient lighting has recently been installed throughout the first and second floors. A screened in porch is accessible from the back of the store for your outdoor enjoyment. This area could easily be converted to a living area with kitchen and separate entrance for multi-family living or could be used as a rental of airbnb.

Two 4-ton, energy efficient, commercial heating and air units service the building. The cooling is electric and the heating is propane. A security system is in place with keypads upstairs and downstairs, motion detectors covering the entrance, and glass break sensors in strategic locations.

This unique central Ozarks property is located near the Buffalo National River, Mountain View, AR, Greers Ferry Lake, and Branson, MO.


  • 3 Story Historic Building

  • Historic District

  • Luxury Apartment

  • Multipurpose Building

  • Potential Income Producing

  • In Arkansas Ozarks

  • Near Buffalo National River

  • John Carr 870-656-8926

  • Commercial Property
  • Historic Property
  • Home in Town
  • Investment & Income
  • Street Address: 402 Main St
  • City: Leslie
  • State: Arkansas
  • Postal Code: 72645
  • County: Searcy
  • County: United States
  • MLS#: 03099-18039
  • Year Built: 1908
  • Courtesy of : United Country United Country Real Estate | Central Ozarks Real Estate