c. 1905 – Okmulgee, OK (George F. Barber)

Added to OHD on 8/11/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments
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602 S Seminole Ave, Okmulgee, OK 74447

  • $62,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2516 Sq Ft
Classic home w/ beautiful woodwork throughout. Old charm galore..4 bedroom, 2 bath All bedrooms upstairs. Open living w/ fireplace. Sun room, formal dining room w/ fireplace. Kitchen has some updates. Detached garage w/ storage. New C/H/A units.
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Holly Walters, Walters Real Estate,
(918) 758-6687

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    On the site in 2014, sold since and back on the market. I decided not to show the old photos because the old photos were a bit confusing as it was. Some of the old comments were about the condition in 2014, I did not want to confuse anyone now so did not keep the old ones. Chris had confirmed this was a George F. Barber design and someone had commented that their parents had purchased it (to flip?) and would be on the market again soon. So here it is, again.

  2. JimHJimH says: 5145 comments
    OHD Supporter

    That’s quite a house for $76k in what looks like a quiet and pleasant neighborhood. If everything works and only minor repairs are required, it’s a bargain.
    It looks to have a tile roof and the listing says that, though the photo clearly shows a vintage tin roof that may be difficult to have repaired these days.

    • Ross says: 2458 comments

      I agree that the roof certainly looks like tin.

      Replacement parts would be available from WF Norman:


      Norman just restored the 6-foot-high tin finial on my turret, and made a replacement finial for the long-lost original on my octagon tower. They are now making a finial for the lost original on the carriage house.

      They have be a real pleasure to work with.

  3. Anne M. says: 884 comments

    I like the lines on this house.

  4. Ronda Naifeh says: 21 comments

    This home is 38 minutes from Tulsa and I LOVE IT! I quickly called my Loan Officer and the Realtor to make an offer on it! I was SO disappointed to hear that it’s not even close to move-in ready so I can’t qualify to purchase it. This beautiful home “wasn’t cared for very well,” which is hard for me to believe! I’m motivated to care for it but can’t. Apparently the sellers made a lot of improvements though … I’m seriously bummed! Oh well, can’t blame a girl for trying.

    • Ross says: 2458 comments

      I don’t quite understand your story.

      Many banks will write a mortgage for a house which needs work, and will bundle in X amount to do the work. They normally have some timetable, too.

      This is how I purchased my big ol’ wreak of a house.

      • Ronda Naifeh says: 5 comments

        Thanks for your comment, Ross!
        I guess my “story” is that I’ve never bought a house before (by myself) and I have SO much to learn! I wanted to use the bank I work for, but you’ve opened my eyes to new possibilities…there ARE other lenders out there! Duhhh! And giving up after the first “no?” What was I thinking? So here’s to new hope; I love this house so I better get back out there & not give up until I’m approved.
        Thanks again, for your words of wisdom, and for all the people here on this site, because I definitely respect and admire what you’ve taught me!
        P.S. Ross, I had the opportunity to live in your “big ole wreak” of a house in college. You’ve done outstanding work and have beautiful results to show for it. Very happy for you.

    • Angela Hungate says: 5 comments

      get a construction loan to purchase and renovate

  5. Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

    Such a bummer that it needs more love than cosmetics. That price is incredible.

  6. Janet Vodder says: 134 comments

    First glance I would never have guessed this to be a Barber. You have opened my eyes to his different designs! Thanks! A large stately home. I am excited for you Ronda. If there’s a will, there’s a way!

  7. Dee says: 2 comments

    I live across the street from this home and it is livable. A great family just moved from it about 2 months ago due to job relocation. It does need a little loving but I would question my realtor again.

  8. Dee says: 2 comments

    I live across the street from this home and it is livable. A great family just moved from it about 2 months ago due to job relocation. It does need a little loving but I would question my realtor again.Those are older pictures of the inside of the home.

  9. Timothy says: 1 comments

    That beautiful little carriage house made my heart sink.

  10. Michael Mackin says: 2642 comments

    I love the exterior. I’m curious about the roof myself. Is it going to be pricey repairing a vintage tin roof like this? Still worth it in my opinion for the price.

  11. Lottie says: 369 comments

    This is a super house! Love those big windows with 16 panes over a big one. And what a neat staircase! The house looks to have newer heating and air units. Kitchen is cool. Looks to be a very comfortable home! Would have to get an estimate on that roof. First thing I would do is build a landing and steps going out the back door and maybe a roof over those steps. Beautiful front porch and balcony!

  12. Clark says: 3 comments

    Hello everyone. We just came across this house on Old House Dreams–we’ve been ardent fans of your site but somehow missed this one. Dee, we could use a little help please: It looks like a really nice neighborhood–is it? And you say the house is actually is in much better condition than the pictures indicate? And what’s with the lot size of 1700 square feet!!?


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