Fine feast: Renovated single-story midtown home offers distinctive open floor plan
BY STEFANIE FORNEY World of Homes Editor
Monday, September 17, 2012
Step inside the one-story home in Adams Estates, and its captivating charm is instantly evident. Built in 1948 and remodeled in 2007, the 2,690-square-foot residence exudes a welcoming feel that is both elegant and comfortable.
Catherine Fee purchased the home soon after its renovation. Originally a two-bedroom home with one and one-half baths, the property now includes a spacious new master suite, updated kitchen, large raised deck and several other improvements.
“I love this house,” said Fee. “It has a nice feel to it, and it’s very comfortable. All the windows make every season enjoyable.” Beautiful landscaping changes colors with the seasons and draws hummingbirds as well.
The original hardwood floors have been refinished. Tile flooring accentuates the gourmet kitchen, which has a large two-level prep/eating bar that seats four. Granite tops the sea-green bar. Complementary ivory cabinetry is accentuated with bead board and a few glass doors. Abundant cabinet and counterspace come in handy when entertaining.
“I really enjoy the kitchen. It’s easy to cook and entertain here,” Fee said. “You can have the fire going in the living room, and people can mingle. It’s easy to set out food on the counters when entertaining, or everyone can come in to the dining room. It flows really well, and it’s great during the holidays.”
The new master suite is tucked at the back of the house. The bedroom has enough space to create several different areas, such as a sitting area and study. A corner fireplace is embellished with stone from floor to ceiling.
His and her walk-in closets and a distinctive master bath complete the pleasant retreat. A Jacuzzi tub is the centerpiece to the warm modern bathroom, which includes a separate shower as well as a dual vanity flanked by storage cabinets.
Easy access to the utility room, which doubles as a mud room, is one of the popular features in most of today’s new homes.
The utility room connects to the formal dining room, a design element that makes cleanup after entertaining a convenient venture.
The other two bedrooms and a study are on a separate wing from the master suite.
“The front room is designed to be a study,” Fee said. “It has a built-in area for a computer and is wired for speakers. It does have French doors in the garage that could be easily put back on. We are using it as a bedroom now.”
A raised deck spanning the back of the house is perfect for outdoor entertaining with two stairways to the backyard.
“Another good feature of this house is a crawl space that is big enough to stand up in,” Fee said. “Accessible from the outside on the west side of the bedroom, you can store Christmas decorations and all kinds of stuff down there. You can also use it as a storm shelter during bad weather.”
According to Fee, neighbors come together for various events throughout the year. “We have Fourth of July celebrations and holiday parades. Kids go Christmas caroling. It’s a very open, safe and friendly neighborhood. I love it.”
Listed for $438,000, the home will be open 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Jacki Crews, the McGraw Realtor representing the property, at 918-232-7179 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1947 E. 35th St., Tulsa
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
YEAR BUILT: 1948
LOT SIZE: .24 acre
SQ. FOOTAGE: 2,690
EXTERIOR: Partial brick and stone
EXTRAS: Crown molding; refinished original hardwood floors; new windows, roof and heating and air conditioning unit; raised deck and master suite added in 2007; master bath includes large jetted tub, separate shower, his and her vanities and walk-in his and her closets; utility and mud rooms; remodeled kitchen includes bead-board cabinetry with glass-front doors, large two-level prep and eating bar with cookbook storage at each end; wired for sound in living and patio; privacy fence; security system
OFFERED BY: Jacki Crews • McGraw Realtors • 918-232-7179
Clad with a blend of brick, stone and siding, the home is accentuated with red window trim and shutters.
The remodeled kitchen is bright and inviting with ivory cabinetry that has a chocolate glaze.
A wall of windows overlooking the backyard and a cast-stone fireplace in the living room create a pleasant ambiance.
Spacious and inviting, the master suite has an attractive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by bookshelves.
A Jacuzzi tub is positioned between the vanities and shower in the beautiful, new master bathroom.
Outdoor entertaining is a cinch on the raised deck, which was added in 2007. Evergreen trees and a wood fence add to the backyard’s privacy.