Red hot: Sizzling features blend charm, elegance in Tulsa home
BY STEFANIE FORNEY World of Homes Editor
Monday, March 26, 2012
Midtown draws homebuyers for many reasons. Its rich history combined with great schools, excellent shopping, superb entertainment and dining venues, wooded areas and beautifully landscaped parks create an appealing place to put down roots.
This week’s featured home is in Villa Grove Park, a relaxed and inviting neighborhood northwest of 51st Street and Harvard Avenue.
Located at 3110 E. 44th Place, the updated cottage-style home boasts a flowing floor plan with comfortable spaces.
“This house was owned by one family, and I think that is appealing to buyers. They know the entire history of the house,” said Angie St. Gemme, the Keller Williams Realtor representing the property.
It was built by Waterford Homes in 1992.
“The house was built for my ex-wife and her first husband in ‘92. I married and moved into the house in 2000,” said David Nowland.
The 3,885-square-foot home is built on a large lot with plenty of history.
“It’s interesting that this home and the two homes to the east originally were one lot owned by a doctor who had horses and strawberry patches and a barn,” Nowland said. “He sold it to the builder, who built all three of these homes.”
Most houses have been updated in the neighborhood, and the lot across the street was subdivided into two lots after the existing house was razed.
Nowland adores the location. “I love the setting with the woods, owls and red foxes. The area is convenient to everything, too. Our home has continued to appreciate even during these difficult years because of the great location.”
The home’s interior is spacious yet cozy with interesting angles. “It has a very good flow with very usable space,” Nowland said. “This house has character. I love the shape of the rooms. When we have company, everything is within eyesight when you are downstairs.”
A cozy den is tucked at the back of the house. Built-in cabinets and a corner fireplace enhance its livability. A pass-through window to the kitchen makes casual entertaining a breeze.
The spacious kitchen includes a large island with a cooktop as well as casual seating. Counterspace is abundant, and lighting is excellent for food preparation. Another pass-through in the kitchen goes to the nearby great room for additional service.
A vaulted ceiling gives the great room a greater sense of space, and a balcony from the upstairs exercise/game room is a nice touch.
On the main level is the master suite, which connects to the study. That is an especially nice feature. In addition to built-in bookshelves, the study has a fireplace.
An embellished tray ceiling adorns the master bedroom The master bath includes a Jetta tub, large shower and his and her walk-in closets with built-ins.
Upstairs are three more bedrooms. Two share a Pullman bath, and the other has a private bathroom. Also on the second floor is an exercise room, which connects to a game room. Because the exercise room includes a walk-in closet, it easily could be used as a fifth bedroom.
Nowland has made numerous updates to the home, including granite countertops in the kitchen. All the windows are now low-e, double-pane. Hardwood flooring was added to the den, in addition to the existing hardwood. The interior was repainted, and the exterior is now ceramic coating. The roof was replaced seven years ago.
Perhaps the most dramatic enhancement is the expanded patio and deck. “We added two arbors, a hot tub and landscaped the backyard,” Nowland said.
Listed for $649,900, the home will be open 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact St. Gemme at 918-520-0907 or email to email@example.com.
3110 E. 44th Place, Tulsa
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
YEAR BUILT: 1992
LOT SIZE: .47 acre
SQ. FOOTAGE: 3,885
EXTERIOR: Partial brick
EXTRAS: Hardwood floors; vaulted and beamed ceilings; crown molding; granite countertops; numerous built-ins; updated lighting; new double-pane, low-e windows; two fireplaces; pass-through windows from kitchen to den and great room; study; utility room with sink and door to outdoors; Jetta tub; walk-in shower; his and her walk-in closets; upstairs exercise and game rooms; newer roof; security and sprinkler systems; park-like backyard with three patios, two arbors and a hottub; professional landscaping
OFFERED BY: Angie St. Gemme • Keller Williams Realty • 918-520-0907
The spacious kitchen includes a pass-through window to the den for easy entertaining.
Beautifully landscaped, the cottage-style home has superb curb appeal.
The great room is easily accessible from the foyer, kitchen and master suite.
Perfect for family time, the den includes a brick fireplace and bookcases.
Two patio arbors provide just the right amount of shade.