Prairie County, Arkansas
Originally constructed in the late 1930’s, the Greek Revival home was designed by St. Louis architect Frederick Wallace Dunn, best known for his post-war modern designs, for Edgar & Ethel Queeny, both of whom were avid duck hunters and conservationists and were seeking a home for their repeated trips to the Arkansas Delta to watch ducks during their late fall and winter time migrations.
Edgar Monsanto Queeny was the son of John Francis Queeny and Olga Mendez Monsanto. John Queeny founded the Monsanto company in St. Louis and it was Edgar, who after taking over in 1928, grew it to the major agricultural and chemical company it would come to be known. Wingmead has earned a reputation for becoming one of the finest properties in Arkansas for hosting duck enthusiasts.
The home is owned by only its second family and our responsibility was to restore it's exterior and address its long-standing challenges with its very flat site. Besides exterior siding and trim, new roofing, custom gutters and landscaping are coordinated to address the excessive storm water. Wingmead's original double hung windows on the front porch were restored to full function, including the pair of doors beneath the lower sash, which open completely, a wonderful southern detail!