Christened "Deepwood" by the original designers, builders and owners Herb and Judy Fowler, the home is “mid-century Ozarkian” and makes use of wood and stone in much the same way as the work of Fay Jones, John G. Williams and others teaching at Arkansas during the last decades of the Twentieth Century.

 Photo Courtesy of the Fay Jones School of Architecture 

Photo Courtesy of the Fay Jones School of Architecture 

The late Herb Fowler was a professor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas for 37 years. The Butt Family Trust owns and has restored the property at 4697 West Finger Road in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Throughout his teaching career, Fowler continued to design buildings in a style shaped by the clean functionality of the International Style and the sensitivity to site and materials espoused by Frank Lloyd Wright. Fowler’s greatest design achievement was his own residence. Situated on a bluff west of Fayetteville, offering breathtaking views of the Boston Mountains, Deepwood was home to Fowler and his family for 35 years. architecture.uark.edu


Recent News & Awards

On May 8, 2014, the Fayetteville Historic District Commission presented the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards honor projects, organizations, and individuals that displayed outstanding commitment, practice, and leadership in preservation in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Best Practices Award went to The Butt family for The Deepwood House.


We have tremendously enjoyed our stay in the lovely setting in the forest and surroundings of Deepwood. Such a lovely break away from our home in Bakersfield, CA.
— Lynda Flint, Susan Avery, Waynesville, MO & Addison Fay