Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain: June 2014

Updated Florence Park with pool – blend of vintage and contemporary

MLS 1417934
Offered at $325,000

If you are looking for the perfect combination of vintage charm in a historic home with all of the stylish comforts and amenities we enjoy today, you’ll find all that in this two-story bungalow in the exclusive midtown neighborhood of Florence Park.

The brick exterior, covered porch and high-pitched roof is indicative of the English architecture found in Florence Park. Enjoy a glass of tea on the porch as you visit with neighbors walking by on the sidewalk.

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Enjoy a virtual tour of our home below!

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2 covered porch

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Handsome hardwoods original to the home are found throughout and are in pristine condition. The formal living room is large, has multiple windows bringing in sunlight from the west overlooking the covered porch and two windows on either side of the fireplace bringing sun in from the north. Focal point of the formal living room is the handsome fireplace which burns gas logs. Canned lights and a wrought iron chandelier also brighten up the room.

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4 formal living



The formal dining room is large and includes three windows to the north. A contemporary ceiling fan with light is above the table. Off to the right of the formal dining are the two downstairs bedrooms, hall bath and stairs leading to the second floor.

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7 formal dining


The kitchen was remodeled in 2013 with new cabinets, subway tile backsplash, granite countertops, built-in stainless steel microwave and new stainless steel double oven/convection oven. Several cabinets have a diffused glass front for displaying your more colorful dishes and several lower cabinets include pull-out drawers. Kitchen flooring is 18-inch ceramic tile.

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9 kitchen

There is a cozy breakfast nook in the kitchen for simple dinners or for friends to gather for a glass of wine while you’re preparing a meal.

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The inside, separate laundry is just off the kitchen. A door to the backyard is included in that area, which also serves as a mudroom. Additional pantry space can be found here.

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Off the kitchen is a 2nd living area or office. From there, French doors lead to the back yard and pool area. It’s a versatile space with clean lines and a contemporary flair.

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Two bedrooms are on the first level (one used as a t.v. room) with an updated bath in between. Both bedrooms have spacious closets and newer ceiling fans.

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19 bedroom 3 down

The hall bath has a bathtub/shower combination; new tile, granite vanity top and new fixtures.

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Center to the home are the stairs leading to the master bedroom suite retreat and 4th bedroom.

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The master bedroom has newer carpet, ceiling fan and multiple windows to the north and east. King-size furniture will easily fit here with plenty of room to spare.

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13 master bedroom

The master bath was completely gutted in 2012 and transformed in to a contemporary and functional haven. The travertine flooring is heated and the travertine is carried through to the separate shower with glass door. Or for more relaxed bathing, an old-fashioned soaking tub is included. Contemporary cabinetry holds two separate sinks. Of course, all lighting and fixtures are new as well.

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The master bedroom walk-in closet is huge – complete with racks for hanging clothes and shelving for shoes. It’s just not easy to find this in midtown!

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Across from the upstairs master suite is the 4th bedroom which includes another large walk-in closet. This room is currently used as a sewing room, but could make a nice nursery, bedroom or office. It includes a ceiling fan and several windows to the south.

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Now to the back yard to enjoy the in-ground pool, huge deck and hot tub! The natural mineral pool sanitizer uses far less chlorine and is easier on your skin, and the pool filter was new in 2012. The pool comes with an automatic cleaner, safety fence and an Elephant safety pool cover. The hot tub cover is equally durable and also new. The deck is made of Trex composite material which means maintenance-free years of enjoyment.

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The detached 2-car garage is also a prize in midtown Tulsa, and this one has a separate workshop accessed through a separate door. Behind the garage is a new storage shed.

A few plusses not to miss include the electronic wrought-iron gate from the driveway AND a separate self-closing walk-through gate to the side of that – providing comfort, safety and easy access.

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drive and electric wrought-iron gates

And there is still enough grass on the south side of the home to accommodate your pups and a walk-through gate on this side of the home also. The back yard is a full-fenced privacy fence.

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Sketch of home

Now that you’ve seen this great home, let me tell you a bit about the area and neighborhood!

Florence Park is one of the nicer historic midtown subdivisions in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Within Florence Park are some of the most beautiful bungalows – architectural wonders, sidewalks, parks and manicured lawns.

Florence Park has always been a special and revered neighborhood within our midtown Tulsa community. The architecture of homes built in the 1920s through mid 1930s is varied and unique – ranging from English style bungalows to adobes to traditional brick. No two homes look the same and you’ll find welcoming sidewalks and beautiful old trees.

Within Florence Park are two actual parks. Pratt Park is on the 1600 block of Florence Avenue, and that’s where the Florence Park Neighborhood Association typically has its seasonal get-togethers. There are grills, picnic tables, drinking fountains and play equipment for the kiddos.

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The second park, actually named “Florence Park” borders 21st Street between Gary Avenue and Florence Place. It has a water fountain for the kids to enjoy during the hot summer, jungle gym equipment, picnic tables and a tennis court.

Florence Park has an active Neighborhood Association with voluntary dues among residents. Officers and committees meet regularly and general meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Topics discussed include neighborhood safety, park maintenance, tree restoration and historical preservation. A web site for residents is provided to disseminate information.

Florence Park boundaries are from the Broken Arrow expressway (west) to Harvard (east); Cherry Street (or 15th Street, north) to 21st Street (south). Just five blocks south of the University of Tulsa, Florence Park is minutes away from Utica Square Shopping Centre and the hub of popular restaurants on Cherry Street.

Florence Park is truly a tight-knit community within our midtown Tulsa community. We visit as we garden and manicure our lawns and as we walk our dogs. We watch each others' homes and know when something or someone is out of place in the neighborhood.

It’s a great place to live!

Content written and published by Lori Cain.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLori Cain • June 13 2014 11:32PM
Updated Florence Park with pool – blend of vintage and contemporary
MLS 1417934 Offered at $325, 000 If you are looking for the perfect combination of vintage charm in a historic home with all of the stylish comforts and amenities we enjoy today, you’ll find all that in this two-story bungalow in the exclusive… more