This week's home of the week is -- yes -- Charles Faudree's home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I'm used to seeing his homes in magazines like Veranda or Traditional Home, but to see it in the Tulsa mls was a fun surprise.
My husband and I lived in Tulsa from 1985 till 1989. Though we're both originally from Texas, we loved Tulsa. We had a great church and wonderful friends. We loved our jobs and probably would never have left if not for job transfers that brought us back to Texas.
Our first house was a little post-war, brick and frame house in the center of town, but had we stayed longer, we definitely would've bought something in an even older area like Swan Lake or Brookside.
Tulsa is known for its architecture, predominantly its art deco architecture downtown. The city also has some fabulous craftsman bungalows, tudors and Italianate homes, among others. I loved looking at homes there and still take a look at the Tulsa mls from time to time.
Even though I know Charles Faudree doesn't stay in one place long, I was surprised to see his home up for sale in the recent mls listings. Unfortunately, the only photo in the listing was the front facade. Apparently, you can see more of it in an upcoming issue of Verandah magazine. I'll be looking out for that one, for sure.
The listing says the home was designed by Steve Busch and is a one-owner home. I recall reading that Faudree had built a home, but the self-professed Francophile is also known for taking old, existing homes and putting his own French country flair, as only he can, into them. Though this home was built in 2002, it is in a lovely, older part of town near Utica Square. More common since we left Tulsa, many homeowners in the Utica Square neighborhood raize existing homes to make way for newer construction.
I imagine Faudree having frequent and fun dinner parties, so it makes sense that the 4,150 square foot home would be located at the end of a private cul-de-sac. The real estate listing mentions the paneled library, first floor master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, and stone entry floor. Maybe that Veranda issue is coming out very soon, because the listing gives no other description, except to add that the home is for sale for $950,000.
As I continued perusing the mls listings, I gave thought to the type of house Faudree would be moving to this time. I think he'd be ready to give up new construction for something old and charming. Of course, he'll redo the kitchen and maybe add some beamed, cathedral ceilings, but the house itself will be one of Tulsa's finest examples of early 20th century construction.
Take a trip with me to see what kind of house Faudree will purchase next...
First up is this fabulous loft. Built in 1908 and newly renovated, the contemporary space features top quality finishes, professional grade appliances, incredible rooftop views of downtown, gorgeous master bath with walk-in closet, exposed brick walls, and concrete floors. It is listed at $850,000. While I don't see Faudree incorporating sleek contemporary style in with his country French furniture, it would be fun to see what he could do with this loft.
On another note, blogger friend, Julia, of Hooked on Houses, has just awarded Canyon Wren Cottage with her new Hooked on Your Blog award. If I could award it back to her, I would. I am definitely hooked on her blog, especially her thorough and fun wrap-up posts on "Design Star" and "Top Design."