Photos: Tour this historic Anna-Jonesboro home Nov 18, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save 111219-mag-we-live-here-01.jpg Larry and Melody Keller purchased the historic home of Dr. Benjamin W. Brooks, the first physician in the Jonesboro area, in 2015. Built in 1938, the structure is a classic example of Federal style architecture. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-02.jpg Melody Keller puts her background in wedding design to use each year in decorating her home. Tours are offered in early December each year as part of the Hadley's Haven Home Tour fundraiser. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-03.jpg Larry and Melody Keller, pictured here, have put their expertise to work in renovating their historic Jonesboro home. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-04.jpg Christmas decorations adorn the original mantel and antique furniture of the Keller home. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-05.jpg An ornament decorated with the words 'Hadley's Haven' hangs from the Kellers' Christmas tree. The yearly fundraiser in memory of the Kellers' granddaughter raises money to build an inclusive playground at the Anna City Park. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-06.jpg Glittering trees fill the common areas of the Keller home with a warm glow. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-07.jpg Rich oak floors contrast beautifully with the red brick fireplace in the kitchen, seen here from the spacious dining room that plays host to the Kellers' children and grandchildren at family meals. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-08.jpg White custom cabinetry by local designer Ethan Hostetler, speckled quartz countertops and a white tile backsplash combine to create a cozy atmosphere in the kitchen of the Keller home. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-09.jpg Larry Keller is a savvy collector of antiques who has decorated his home with lamps, tables and furniture that look as though they could be original to the 1938 home. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-10.jpg A towering four-poster bed is pictured here among other pieces of antique furniture. The windows are in the original style, but have been replaced to make the home more livable. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-11.jpg The front bedroom upstairs is decorated with various shades of cheerful blue and boasts a four-poster bed topped with a dreamy crocheted canopy. The bedrooms do not have closets but are outfitted with wardrobes produced in the 1800s. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-12.jpg A mirror hangs above the mantle of one of the many fireplaces in the Keller's Jonesboro home. The craftsmanship of the many bureaus, cabinets and armoires stands as testament to the prowess of Larry Keller as an antique buyer. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-13.jpg Lighted trinkets, statues, and ornaments fill in corners and nooks to make the holiday season extra special at the Keller home. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-14.jpg The Kellers' Jonesboro home boasts three bedrooms with new oak flooring. The couple have worked hard to retain the character of the original house while maintaining the appeal of modern amenities. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-15.jpg Christmas is a special time at the Keller home, when they open their doors as part of the Hadley's Haven Home Tour in memory of their 'miracle baby' granddaughter Hadley. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-16.jpg The stately and impressive home of Larry and Melody Keller sits atop a slight hill beyond a stone retaining wall, just minutes outside of Jonesboro. Byron Hetzler, The Southern 111219-mag-we-live-here-17.jpg A piece of the four acre property on which Dr. Benjamin W Brooks built his home in 1938. The bricks used in construction were manufactured on site. 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