High class: Distinctive Sunset Terrace residence combines elegance, creativity
BY STEFANIE FORNEY World of Homes Editor
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Sometimes luxury can be ostentatious, but the right balance of comfort and beauty can give a home a refined splendor.
Located at 201 E. Woodward Blvd., this week’s featured home has a Mediterranean feel that combines unexpected features with sophisticated aesthetics.
The home was built in 1993 and remodeled after the current owners purchased the property in 2002.
“We’ve updated the entire house,” said the husband. In addition to putting in new travertine flooring throughout the main level and refinishing existing hardwood flooring, the couple remodeled bathrooms, replaced the roof and addressed some of the mechanics, such as adding new tankless water heaters as well as new furnace and air conditioning units.
“They also put in a Lutron lighting system to synchronize and control the lighting downstairs,” said Deb Wilmoth, the Chinowth & Cohen Realtor representing the property.
“The kitchen was probably the first stage of the renovation,” she added. ”It has granite countertops and backsplashes and includes high-end commercial appliances. The rich wood cabinetry is the perfect backdrop.”
The gourmet kitchen opens to an expansive great room, which displays a stunning coffered ceiling. An adjacent sitting area snuggles up to a wood-burning fireplace.
One of the most breathtaking features in this home is the addition of several hand-forged arched iron doors. There are three along the back of the great room in addition to the front door and one in the formal living room.
The entry is magnificent with a rebuilt staircase combining wood and hand-sculpted iron railing. “The balcony was designed and hand-forged to match the staircase, and two custom chandeliers were installed in the entry,” Wilmoth said.
Located off the entry for ease of entertaining, the formal living and dining rooms are open and inviting. Across the entry is an office with a wood ceiling, hardwood floors and custom shutters.
A surprising feature in this home is the utility room, which was designed for greater things. Not only does it have an extra pantry and a planning desk, it includes a beverage center.
“It’s the perfect extension of the kitchen, equipped with a built-in fridge, wine fridge and built-in Miele espresso maker,” Wilmoth said. “It has plenty of room for crafting and doing laundry.”
The redesigned outdoor living areas rival the unique interior features of the home. Sculpted Italian marble seating borders the covered patio just outside the great room. Nearby is an outdoor kitchen with exotic granite, a cooktop, built-in grill, sink and refrigerator.
The refurbished sport pool has been converted to saltwater and includes fountains. It is surrounded by hardscaping and a pergola-covered dining area.
Beautifully landscaped, this private oasis is fenced. Custom lighting and surround sound enhance the ambiance. The outdoor living area provides the perfect extension for entertaining.
The master suite is located on the main floor with four more bedrooms on the second level. An expansive game room with attached media area is centrally located upstairs. An adjacent study nook has built-in bookshelves, desks and a locker area.
Accessible from the second level is a third floor storage area with heat and air conditioning.
“Gary Posselt is the interior designer and inspiration for the home’s renovation,” Wilmoth added.
The property is listed for $1.59 million. To make an appointment to see the home, contact Wilmoth at 918-688-0570 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
201 E. Woodward Blvd., Tulsa
PRICE: $1.59 million
BATHS: 4 full, 2 half
YEAR BUILT: 1993
LOT SIZE: .39 acre
SQ. FOOTAGE: 6,017
EXTRAS: Hand-forged iron doors, travertine and wood flooring, coffered and wood ceilings, granite countertops and backsplashes, high-end appliances, numerous built-ins, Lutron lighting system, surround sound, marble and walnut master bath, game and media rooms, study nook, utility room with beverage center and extra pantry, heated and air conditioned third floor storage room, heated saltwater sport pool with fountains, outdoor kitchen, two covered outdoor areas, fenced backyard, whole house gas generator
OFFERED BY: Deb Wilmoth • Chinowth & Cohen • 918-688-0570
The remodeled kitchen is both elegant and comfortable with high-end appliances any serious cook can appreciate.
The beautifully landscaped stucco residence has tremendous curb appeal with its low-pitched roof, wide overhanging eaves and prominent porch.
A trio of hand-forged iron doors open the great room to multiple outdoor living areas.
The utility room includes a beverage center with a wine refrigerator, ice maker and Miele coffee machine.
There is plenty of space around the saltwater pool, including a pergola-covered dining space.