My husband recently started a new job in Tulsa, Oklahoma which is about 50 miles away from our current home. Although we will not be able to complete the move until our daughter finishes high school in May, we are ready to look for our (more likely “my”) dream mid-century modern ranch style home in the Tulsa area.
We must have:
A large backyard for our dogs
Two living areas (a formal living room and a dog room, aka family room)
A garage or carport
Of course, I’d love a house with original features intact, but that’s hard to come by. I’d rather buy a fixer upper than a “move in ready” house with brand new things/updates (that are not period appropriate or not my taste) installed by a previous owner.
There are quite few neighborhoods feature nice mid-century modern ranch style homes in Tulsa. Among all, Lortondale is definitely my favorite. Lortondale is a mid-century modern neighborhood built between 1954 and 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of this writing, there are six houses up for sale in Lortondale – all in our price range. Unfortunately, none of these houses are “the one” for us (Don’t get me wrong. These are all great houses – just not a perfect fit for us). Lortondale has its great website filled with its history and pictures – you should check it out!
Another neighborhood I like is Wedgwood neighboorhood my friend Jennie lives (By the way, Jennie has the coolest house in Wedgwood. Her house will be featured in upcoming Atomic Ranch hardcover book).
I have been driving around to see the houses I like. This one is for sale at $109,900 in the Redbud neighborhood. I LOVE the way it looks from the outside, but not so much inside… This is one of those “move in ready” houses with not so great updates.
We are not in a hurry to buy a house, so we will keep looking – someday we will find the one!