1939 Incinerator – Tulsa, OK

Added to OHD on 2/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   36 Comments
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4731 N Evanston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74110

  • $275,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4540 Sq Ft
  • 0.35 Ac.
Enchanting home by Artist Ron Flemming. .. what was once a City Incinerator & on the historical registry is now a beautifully restored masterpiece. This home will leave you speechless! true one of a kind. A must see. . priced to sell and will not last long.
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36 Comments on 1939 Incinerator – Tulsa, OK

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11882 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Oklahoma Houses By Mail for sharing this one!

  2. L Adams says: 58 comments

    It’s gorgeous! One thing that’s great about unusual industrial spaces is that there aren’t really any preconceived notions of what it should look like on the inside.This feels very industrial without being utilitarian at all. Rare to find something that feels industrial and lush at the same time. 🙂

  3. JP says: 11 comments

    Tulsa is a nice area and this home is fabulous…so why such a low price?

  4. Sue S. says: 276 comments

    Wow, all that brick is beautiful!

  5. JimHJimH says: 5147 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I remember seeing this on HGTV’s ReZoned years ago. Very Cool!

  6. BethanyBethany says: 3510 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This is one of the most beautiful unique homes I’ve ever seen!

  7. RossRoss says: 2458 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Well…ya’ don’t see this every day!

  8. Ernie says: 327 comments

    What a beautiful place! The price doesn’t seem to math the home & even the property taxes aren’t requesting your first born. What a place.

  9. Bethster says: 871 comments

    Incredibly amazing, or amazingly incredible…I am just bowled over. Is the price so low because of the location? Could it be that the upkeep and utilities are high? The taxes certainly seem reasonable.

    Thanks for posting the video link, Kelly. I enjoyed hearing Mr. Flemming talk about his life and finding the property and fixing it up. It’s too bad he’s unable to stay there.

  10. JJ says: 96 comments

    Just a guess here, but I’m assuming the current owners are artists, or have an artist’s eye for incredible imagination and design. They have incorporated the industrial elements into a warm, comfortable space. I love that you can sit in your indoor hot tub and look at your indoor garden.

    The only down side, such that it is…I’m afraid I would spend a lot of time walking around trying to find my family members. Well worth installing an intercom system: “Soup’s on!”

  11. Barrie Creedon Wennberg says: 35 comments

    OMIGOSH, I LOVE this. I’m a huhYOOGE fan of exposed brick. Just wish the house wasn’t 2000 miles from where I am.

  12. Lotusflame says: 17 comments

    I’m speechless! ❤️❤️❤️ and in love.

    It’s a one state hop for me. ?

  13. SuzyQ says: 92 comments

    The interior was unexpected. A nice surprise. I wish this was sitting in Florida, if so I would be writing a check.

  14. Mary Garner-Mitchell says: 5 comments

    What an inspiring property… and an inspiring story. Watching the video is somewhat bittersweet to me as it harkens to days when commercial art and illustration was a means to a very comfortable living to many, many artists. I would buy this property in a heartbeat, were it further east.

  15. SuznmyBoys says: 22 comments

    What a beautiful, comfortable home. I love when a home reflects its owner. Watching the video, you can see the stamp they put on everything. Unfortunately, I’m sure the beautiful art that creates that whole feeling is not a part of the price!!! It would be fun to try to recreate it into my own space…my son’s an artist…hmmm!

  16. Caren Graham says: 7 comments

    Wow, I was so not expecting that. The outside looks so…unwelcoming (really cool, but not warm at all). Then bam, you see the inside and it’s absolutely amazing! Whoever converted this to a home, truly did a wonderful job.

  17. Bob says: 10 comments

    I am utterly gobsmacked by the beauty of this home.

  18. Chip says: 7 comments

    Just beautiful.wish he could have kept it.

  19. Colleen J says: 1157 comments

    Oh my gosh I would buy this and ask the owner to stay with us. Love this

  20. LindyL says: 10 comments

    Being an old incinerator, it is way out on the fringes of town. It’s a beautiful area close to the zoo. It won’t have the same advantages as midtown Tulsa (which I love), but with major roads close by it looks pretty quick to get into town. That route isn’t nearly as busy as other major routes into the city either. Tulsa is a fantastic place!

  21. Shane McCarrick says: 2 comments

    The manner in which the property is restored- is nothing short of breath taking. The exterior is so deceptive- even ugly- the interior though- is staggering. I get that it is ‘priced to sell’ however- the price does seem a little too good to be true? I’m guessing the price is reflective of the location- but I have to admit a complete ignorance in that respect- I’m from Ireland and have never been to Tulsa (or indeed the US). We were comparing this property to a small 2 bed apartment (less than a thousand square feet) in Dublin- which is for sale for the same price- the difference between the two couldn’t be more stark. Its a beautiful property- whoever ends up with it is going to be immensely happy.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11882 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I wouldn’t call the exterior ugly, the photos of the outside are not exactly flattering in addition to the dreary day making it a bit depressed. If there were some aerial shots showing the smoke (I’m guessing that’s what they are) stacks and a brighter day, it might make it look better. 🙂

      • Shane McCarrick says: 2 comments

        I guess it depends on your perspective- personally I think it would look even more industrial in the type of shot you’ve described. The comment about the proximity to the main road- is a good reason for the price- and indeed- wouldn’t bother me (I’m used to living in a similar proximity to a main road). The interior- though- I don’t think its possible to do it justice in words- its like heaven on earth- calling it beautiful is an understatement- is a remarkable property- the likes of which one doesn’t come across very often. I’d be very interested to know the background of whoever eventually buys it- I’d love to retire to a property like this- but I couldn’t see myself bring up my children in it.

        Why is the current owner selling?

  22. DianeEG says: 555 comments

    For those that see retail, commercial or church buildings and can’t imagine how to make them a home – this gentleman is the master to emulate. Love the art pieces. Thanks for posting.

  23. dmobeck says: 44 comments

    Very interesting! First, the hot tub would have to go. A fountain would be nicer for me. And I used to have that exact same dining set! Wow.

  24. KarenZKarenZ says: 1200 comments
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    I love everything about this! And, I would keep the hot tub!

  25. Susan says: 3 comments

    We toured the house with Ron Fleming, the owner, a year ago. It’s very cool inside, his art is throughout and just beautiful. The price is low because it is close to a highway that you can’t see in the pictures (and Tulsa’s real estate is low compared to most cities). It’s really a shame because it was in the woods and close to downtown so location is great other than the highway noise.

  26. Sherri says: 2 comments

    I would move there from Denver just for the house if I could afford it. I’m completely smitten. Also, my pet boa constrictor would feel so at home in there climbing the trees and hanging from the beams.

  27. Sherri says: 2 comments

    I’m obsessed with this house! I would move from Denver to Tulsa for it. Anyone want to go in halfs with me? 🙂

  28. absolutely amazing.

  29. Lorri Williams says: 1 comments

    These pictures do not reflect how beautiful the yard is. I have seen the yard in late spring and trust me, it is as stunning as the home is inside! The owner’s late wife was an artist as well, and carefully designed the flower beds and yard. When one drives down the driveway in spring….it’s as if you are driving into a Monet painting! Love this house!

  30. Ron Myers says: 1 comments

    I grew up just a few miles from this house. This was before the expressway was built. I would ride my bicycle to go fishing in lake Yahola (used to store Tulsa’s drinking water). If I remember correctly in the 50’s it may be the one used as a boat house where one could rent boats to go on the lake. I don’t think they allow boating on the lake anymore. Even in the 50’s and 60’s they only allowed boats for fishing. The building has been restored very well and the inside looks great.

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