I imagine the original family moving into this home in 1935 on the edge of Tulsa and how exciting it must have been. They could not have imagined all the things that would happen as they grew their family and as the city grew around them. Thousands of homes have been built since, but none are any more comfortable, any more charming than this native stone home with two fireplaces and true Oak flooring. The many touches of craftsman styling are thru-out and add to the luxury of living in such an historic home.
I’ve updated this home from top to bottom. You’ll find an expanded master Suite with Private hall and bath. Full walk-in shower double vanities. It’s heated and cooled with a zoned AC and Furnace for full comfort. The Master Closet is over-sized for this era home, as we converted a bedroom for your hanging enjoyment.
Another great feature of this home is a Study, small enough for coziness, but large enough to get some things done. It’s conveniently located in the center part of the home and next to the Powder Bath for easy access. Speaking of the Powder Bath, it’s located right off the foyer and has a leaded glass window looking out onto the elevated yard and landscaping.
The downstairs basement area is fully functional for a Game Room or Man Cave or Woman Cave or any other types of cave dwellers that you may have in your household. And being in the center of tornado alley you’ll be thrilled to know it has a full ‘safe room’ that the whole family and pets and several of the neighbors can easily fit into during inclement weather.
The Kitchen is all brand new with separate refrigerator and freezer, gas range, microwave and the latest in quiet dishwasher luxury. The flooring is Oak and the countertops are Carrera Marble harkening to the oil boom days that this house was constructed in.
The detached garage can easily handle two cars and provide storage for those items not needed all the time with its floored attic space.
The area right off the Kitchen is a great spot for entertaining guests or just having a sip of wine at the end of a long day. It has full wine storage and display neatly tucked into this rocked walled room easily accessible from Living Room and Kitchen alike.
The Dining Room has a beautiful vintage fixture and full buffet storage in the Butler’s Pantry, again highlighted with Carrera marble.
The downstairs Guest Suite is so private and has its own bath complete with tub and shower and all new plumbing and fixtures. Imagine living here with all these new features, yet feeling as though it harkens from yesteryear.
The yard is fully fenced and large enough for a pool should one be desired. The brick patio is a great place for that morning coffee or watching the kids play in the shade under that old magnolia tree.
The home was built with two masonry fireplaces that vent through the roof with a classic stone and brick design not found in more modern homes.
The upstairs has two full bedrooms and an extra day room/nursery, not to mention the Game Room with desk and storage and a full closet to keep those games out of sight when not in use.. There is yet another Bath for Guest and or Privacy of the family with full shower and tub and pedestal sink and shutters to add charm and beauty.
This home is located conveniently near Utica Square shopping, several grocery stores and 3 major hospitals. It’s literally just minutes from downtown and within walking distance of the trails and recreation of the Riverside Parkway and historic Route 66 scenic bridges and buildings.
It’s a little known fact that in the early days of this home’s construction, it was a common fear to have children kidnapped and ransomed as this was an oil boom town with great amounts of wealth. Consequently, many homes were built with secret passages and areas for safety. This home has plenty of that type of safety in its downstairs room walled in and covered in concrete for full safety behind the steel door.
The house has a full circulating hot water system for instant hot water in all of the baths and kitchen. All of the cabinets boast of self-closing and quiet drawers. They are not actually self-closing in that you’ll need to give a little hip bump, but then they will retract without further energy or frustration or noise or other things that make drawers and doors so noisy and clumsy.
In regards to schools, this home is within walking distance of Monte Casino and Cascia Hall, and only a short drive to Bishop Kelley, one of the finest private schools this town knows. And the historic Edison High School is only 2 miles away where many local celebrities and musicians got their start.
The amount of restaurants and convenient eating establishments is another great feature of this area.
Felini’s is definitely a local favorite with it’s homemade pastries and fresh made sandwiches each being plated with fresh fruit. You’ll definitely be taking your guest from out of town to this great place. And if you like to walk, you’ll be able to stroll over to Brookside with its many charming shops and great places to eat. Try Mondo’s for that perfect Italian flair or my favorite Doc’s for the perfect pairing of Cajun Food and Drinks with a corner fireplace. Tell them Big Dog sent you in. They won’t know who I am, but will know you do and think more of you for it! Just kidding, but, really, this is a great house and a great place to live and entertain. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through and if by some chance it doesn’t suit you, just give me a call and we will design and build an amazing home tailored to your family and lifestyle!