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1954 Ranch – Tulsa, OK

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Added to OHD on 8/12/14   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   29 Comments
2846 E 38th St, Tulsa, OK 74105

Price

Beds

3

Baths

2.5

SqFt

2328

Acres

0.51

One of a kind 1950s custom home on large sweeping corner lot of over half an acre. 1950s design at its best in this mid century modern home. Angles, curves and sloping ceilings through the home are indicative of the 1950s design era. Unlimited potential in desirable midtown Ranch Acres. Open floor plan perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Living area has sliding glass doors so gatherings can spill over into the patio. Formal living and family/dining/kitchen combo. Living areas have floor to ceilings windows allowing natural light and showcasing the lush back yard. Center stone four sided fireplace is the focal point of the house. Kitchen has stainless steel double oven, beamed celling, breakfast bar with seating, generous custom cabinetry and ample counter space. Side entry door from parking off kitchen leads into interior laundry and half bath that can also serve as a mud room. Bedrooms feature angled and vaulted ceilings with gable windows. Huge closets and built ins are present in the spacious bedrooms. Full hall bath with soaking tub and generous counter space. Hall also offers linen closet plus additional storage closet and coat closet. Vaulted and beamed master suite easily accommodates king sized furnishings and sitting area. Master has three large closets with additional overhead storage. Master has door with private access to back yard. Dressing area in master has vanity with built ins. Master bath has oversized shower and good counter space. Professional landscaping with sprinkler system. Mature tree and large but easy to maintain yard which is a signature of the Ranch Acres neighborhood.

29 Comments on 1954 Ranch – Tulsa, OK

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  1. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 9794 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Rachel for sending this in!

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    • AvatarRachel Shoemaker says: 47 comments

      You are quite welcome! Thanks for showcasing a Tulsa home 🙂

      We have quite a few cool ranch homes.

      • Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 9794 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Any time you come across these mid-century homes, that is still super original and really cool, email them to me! 🙂

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        • AvatarRachel Shoemaker says: 47 comments

          Will do! I was invited to the open house and had no idea it was on the market…..I just thought it was for Modern Tulsa . If you check them out on facebook they are supposed to be adding more photos. Also another MCM house that was included with that event. I don’t think it’s on the market though :/

  2. Wow — the 1960s are alive and well and living in Tulsa. The colors would have to change, but what a house!

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  3. AvatarAdorra D. says: 5 comments

    Was this the house from the movie “Blast From the Past”?

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  4. Avatarsusan says: 16 comments

    Personally, I love seeing houses like this. It’s nice seeing something that is one level and a little more modern than the usual. Those huge 2-3 story houses are lovely, don’t get me wrong, but this is also really nice and I’d love to see more like this.

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  5. AvatarLaurie says: 1533 comments

    This era never thrilled me, mostly because so many BAD designs were built then — but I like this house. It’s interesting everywhere you look & is inviting. The only thing I dislike is the little wall thingy by the entrance, a little too cute. So much glass gives the house great light & warmth. It was decorated in the 60s/70s for sure!

  6. Avatarbfish says: 119 comments

    I love it and kudos to Rachel and Kelly! This is one of the few houses I’ve seen where I wouldn’t want to change anything; it is all so of-the-period that different colors*, for example, would detract from its style. A good eye for MCM furnishings is needed. The bedroom windows are genius — no wall space is given up while a ton of natural light is admitted. It’s an excellent design, so more of these please!

    *The preponderance of pink and aqua is by no means my favorite but would have to work with it in this case . . . .

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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 4333 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    So cool. Just love it! I just scored a Case stool like the pink one shown, (beige), off C.L. for $20.0! Can’t use it in my current 1875 house, but someday. I love the mid-mods just as much as the antiques. Anyone interested in an UBER MOD check out this MASTERPIECE; designed by one of those non-“Architects”: https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/sets/72157644918982471/

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  8. AvatarMW says: 695 comments

    Man, what a full on 50’s time capsule. I do like good modern architecture as much as I like historic houses. The stuff in between like the classic ranchers are about my least favorite of anything. But, it is nice to see this one still so original and well kept and with a lot of interesting features. Sometimes houses that start out pretty nice like this one just get poorly remodeled and updated over the years and just get ruined basically. Just like a lot of older more “historic” houses have. But this one is 60 years old now and hard to believe it is still so classic looking, even the kitchen. I think it was probably clearly custom built and lived in for a long time by someone who wanted to keep it that way and in nice condition. It probably was a relatively expensive house for the area at the time it was built.

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  9. AvatarJeanette says: 1 comments

    First couple pictures made me think of the Brady Bunch house!

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  10. AvatarMarc says: 187 comments

    If you’re looking for me I’ll be in that Eames chair with a double old fashioned.

  11. Avatarchristy says: 63 comments

    I LOVE the interior of this house! Although I’m partial to older era homes, I still think these time capsule mid century homes are incredible, pink bathrooms and all. Especially that groovy entryway cat. I may need to procure one of those…
    I may get slapped upside my head with a dozen issues of Old House, but my house is 112, and I would love to have a bathroom with chrome and atomic star hardware, porcelain fixtures and those space ship looking wall sconces you see now and again. I just think it’s cool!

    Thanks Kelli for posting this one. And Rachel for sending it in!

  12. AvatarAutumn says: 1 comments

    I was never fond of 50s style, but this is such a time capsule its almost like the brady bunch walked out and never came back!!

  13. HeidiHeidi says: 17 comments

    Love this MCM time capsule! I appreciate many diverse old homes and the mid-century homes are some of my favorites – especially when they haven’t been touched by updates. Thanks, and please keep more coming!

  14. AvatarLori Harrison says: 1 comments

    I just Google Street Viewed this house and it looks like it has been torn down and a different house is being built in the Street View image. Sad.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9794 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That stinks. This was such a cool time capsule home.

      • AvatarRachel Shoemaker says: 47 comments

        WTF? I didn’t know this! I checked the assessor records and it says May 2015.

        That’s Tulsa for you, always tearing down the cool homes and it seems that the MCM homes really get it!

  15. HeidiHeidi says: 17 comments

    Oh, so sad! I may have just shed a tear. Such a great old home.

  16. RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    THIS was demolished????????

    THIS treasure????????

    THIS extraordinary MCM time capsule????????

    I feel punched in the stomach.

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  17. HeidiHeidi says: 17 comments

    I feel the same way Ross does!

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  18. AvatarGia Poore says: 1 comments

    Ugh, what a shame, really? So sad, such a travesty, what a huge loss…

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  19. AvatarJohn Nevitt says: 76 comments

    I cannot express how much it sickens me to see such a perfect home destroyed, only to be replaced by something that isn’t built to last. So many old neighborhoods in America are being transformed by yuppies moving in and building McMansions. Nothing built today has even a fourth of the character this home had.

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  20. AvatarWendi Sue says: 73 comments

    this was such a wonderful home, makes me sick in the stomach 🙁 its one thing to have to tear it down because it caught fire but to choose to tear it down, i just cannot comprehend it.

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    • AvatarSha-Ron Cassel says: 17 comments

      I just found this home while doing a search. It breaks my heart that it was demolished.

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  21. Nhgal03Nhgal03 says: 113 comments

    Yes I remember driving by this house. Then one day it was gone. I had to drive back around to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. People are buying these super cool homes and destroying them. It makes me want to go into real estate just to save all the older homes.

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  22. AvatarLisaHodl says: 11 comments

    I rarely comment and knew I shouldn’t have clicked on this pic. My secret obsession is mid-century mod (shh don’t tell my houses) although my heart is in pre-1900’s home restoration. This is a mid-century dream house, exactly what I hope to find in FL one day. This architectural gem is a real hey-day home with all the cool bells and whistles of a swanky era gone by. Homes like the above are getting to be quite pricey and hard to find. This one makes me want to put on lucite heels, blast Sinatra, throw a fondue party and be fabulous. I am sure I’m not alone. True mid century design is somehow undervalued and like this beauty, sometimes dismissed. You really need to study the masters and know what to look for. Some mid century can be like a cheap, hodge-podge suit, but this home was a vintage Chanel ascot and robe.Tearing this house down is comparable to throwing out Great Grandma’s Roseville collection :/ Makes my heart hurt

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  23. Avatarcdfbrass@gmail.com says: 11 comments

    When these houses are demolished, not only this one, but all of them (sniff, sniff) please tell me if anyone knows- that someone goes in and gets the beautiful wood work, lights, knobs, locks, windows, etc, to be re used . I know they have shows about that, i just need to know that somebody that cares gets this stuff… !

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