The Kerr Mansion was truly something majestic in its heyday. Among many other notorious guests it entertained and housed 5 U.S. Presidents including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush–the rooms where each president slept retain their names to this day. Resting thoughtfully on a bluff overlooking the Poteau River Valley and with mountain views clear into Arkansas, the Kerr Mansion is a statement piece which transcends time. Two sets of cabins or hotel style buildings were constructed on the west end of the ridgeline with a total of 10 separate units each with their own entrance, bedroom and bathroom. In addition, several breezeways were closed in on the main house. In total the estate includes 6 separate structures including: (1) main house–approximately 13,000 sq/ft after breezeway closure; (2) museum event space–approximately 5,000 sq/ft; (3) pool house–approximately 1200 sq/ft; (4) Cabin 1–approximately 1500 sq/ft with 4 units; (5) Cabin 2–approximately 2400 sq/ft with 6 units; and (6) Laundry House–approximately 1200 sq/ft. All told there are roughly 24,300 sq/ft of living space in the structures on the 18.64 acre estate. The place was designed as a gathering place prestigious enough to entertain presidents and bold enough to hold great gatsby scale parties. More than 6 decades ago Sen. Kerr was enchanted by the beauty of this land. It was that beauty that drove him to dream up this truly remarkable place. Although the care and craftsmanship of the original construction is still evident, the mansion is in need of a major renovation. The Kerr Mansion is in search of new owners with the same vision and audacity held by Sen. Kerr to bring this place back to its glory. As Sen. Kerr always said: “Dream No Little Dream.”
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Offered By:Shockley-cooper Realty & Auctions

Date Added: 3/18/24 at 5:00 am
Last Update: 4/29/24 at 4:08 pm


  • Road/AccessCounty Road
  • Originating MLSFSM
  • CountyLeflore
  • School DistrictPoteau


  • TopographyLevel
  • ZoningSec 21 Twp 6 N Rng 25 E Ne Ne Ne B2075 P168 B2089 P386. & Sec 22 Twp 6 N Rng 25 E Nw Nw Nw B2075 P168 B2089 P386., 0000
  • ViewView
  • FencingFront Yard


  • SewerPublic Sewer
  • UtilitiesElectricity Available, Natural Gas Available
  • WaterPublic


  • SourceFSM
  • Buyers Agent Compensation1


  • GeneralSplit Bedrooms
  • AppliancesNo Hot Water
  • A/Cfalse, None
  • Heatingfalse, None
  • FireplaceLiving Room, Fireplace, Fireplaces: 3
  • Half Baths4


  • GeneralConcrete Driveway, Guest House
  • Other StructuresGuest House
  • PoolIn Ground, Pool, Private
  • ParkingCircular Driveway


  • RoofingArchitectural, Shingle
  • GeneralCedar, Rock, 2, Slab

Listing History

  • 04/29/2024$750,000 @ $37 per ft² 74,999,900.00%
  • 03/18/2024$1 @ $0 per ft²
  • 03/18/2024Active


  • DistrictPoteau Public Schools
  • ElementaryPoteau
  • MiddlePoteau
  • HighPoteau