Bartlesville, OK 74006
$349,500 Offered Exclusively by Scott & Associates, Realtors
Mid Century Modern built on 3+ Lots with a total of 1.108 Acres +/-
Two massive Oaks frame the House for an Elegant Street View
Hand Laid Antique Street Brick Circular Driveway
Private Circular Courtyard with Wrought Iron Features Reminiscent of the Vieux Carré in New Orleans
Custom Wrought Iron Gates (2 sets) designed by the artist wife and built by the husband
Front Courtyard and back Lattice Covered Lanai
Heavily Wooded Views in all Directions. Wildlife Abounds and Deer, Quail and an occasional Wild Turkey have been seen wandering the grounds.
Pathfinder Parkway Bicycle and Jogging Trail is Nearby and Runs from Down Town, through the woods, across the river on it's own Suspension Bridge, across the Prairie and connects multiple parks and housing additions with the Central Business District with this delightful exercise and primarily off road access trail.
Designed with Comfort and Livability in Mind
Abundant Closets and Storage
4th Bedroom or Office with separate Entry lends itself to a Home Occupation
One Owner - Designed and Built by Engineers (husband and wife were both engineers and she was also an artist which shows in the design) as their personal residence and is Over-Engineered in virtually every way. They built this home in Texas, then recreated and perfected it when they were transferred to Bartlesville.
Built on an earth covered stone knoll, this Custom Designed and Custom Built Designer Home was Engineered to be Earthquake Resistant with three times the normal amount of iron rebar in the single continuous pour (including garage) floating concrete slab. The single pour leaves no cracks or seams and prevents moisture and insect infiltration. The slab was designed to float and move as a single unit and has virtually no cracks that we have been able to locate.
Extra Features that virtually no other listings in Bartlesville offer:
(And NONE of the Internet Value Estimators take into account (failing to recognize unusual, outstanding and valuable features is a major flaw in their design).)
Impressive, mature Oak tree flanked, Grand Circular Brick Driveway with abundant parking - 6,423 sf +/- room for 30+ cars.
Replacement Cost per Local Brick and Stone Mason at between $20 to $25 per sq. ft. = $128,000 to $160,000 (Avg $144,000)
Estimated Reproduction Cost Circular Driveway: $144,000
Land, 48,264 sq. ft. - roughly 4 - 5 times the size of a standard city lot
Most city lots in Bartlesville are zoned RS-5 to RS-10 or RS-12 which indicates that they have 5,000, 10,000 or 12,000 square feet respectively and are so close to their neighbors you can hear teenager's blaring TV or music (and hope they don't have a garage band). Not so with this home, insulated and quiet interior.
1.108 Acres +/-
Replacement cost to acquire an acre of residentially zoned lots*
Prices per Acre:
Quarry Ridge Estates $111,500 x 1.11 = $123,800
Deerfield $127,000 x 1.11 = $140,900
Stonebridge $149,500 to $190,000 x 1.11 = $165,900 to $210,900
Starview Estates $140,000 x 1.11 = $155,500
Average Cost Land: $159,500
Both husband and wife were engineers and the wife was also an artist in her own right. This house was designed and constructed with the principles Feng Shui and flows beautifully.
Custom Brick Courtyard with New Orleans Vieux Carré inspired Custom Designed and Custom Built Wrought Iron Gates, Security Doors and extensive trim work. The circular lattice brick walls around the private front courtyard provide privacy but allow a view of the outside.
You can easily see out, but it is difficult for anyone to see in from the street. The brick columns between segments of the exterior wall have surface and recessed lighting. Even the front brick planters by the circular drive have lighting built in for a warm evening glow. The two sets of wrought iron courtyard gates were custom designed and built by the owners. The wife designed the gates and the husband welded them together. They are truly one of a kind hand made.
Estimated Reproduction Cost Courtyard: $72,500
Estimated Reproduction Cost of Extras:
Circular Drive $144,000
Huge Lot $159,500
Courtyard $ 72,500
Total Extras: $376,000
Plus the Value of the House
Brand new interior paint, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops are currently being fabricated. Move in ready. At least as soon as the granite countertops arrive. New LG black and stainless gas 5 burner cook-top, stainless microwave and vent hood. New since 2014 central heat and air-conditioning system, new roof.
House Size: 2,441 sf Per County Assessor
(Realtor's personal measurement shows slightly less - Buyers should verify the size to their satisfaction. )
3 or 4 bedrooms one of which is a 15 X 17 bonus room with closets a half bath and a whole wall of drawers and cabinets (with fully functional top cabinets for Christmas or off season items) that could be utilized as a 4th bedroom, Office, gym, workout room, Man or Ma'am Cave, sewing room, hairdressing studio or any number of uses.
It is possible to access this room without going through the house, lending itself to a home-based business or office (permit may be required).
Baths: 1, 3/4, 1/2 Wheelchair accessible 3/4 bath shower, full bath and half bath.
House is wheelchair friendly with a single step from ground level (ramp is included) and a short, wide over-sized hallway.
The roof is tied down with Hurricane Straps and was replaced within the past 6 years
High-Efficiency Central Heat and Air System new in 2014.
One Owner Home. Built by Engineers as their own personal residence, they first built this house in Texas, then refined, perfected and rebuilt a second version when Phillips Petroleum Company transferred them (both husband and wife were engineers) to Bartlesville. Virtually every feature that can be imagined has been designed into this magnificent home!
This house is Over-engineered and Ultra-Engineered. It features 3 times the normal amount of iron rebar in the foundation and the concrete was poured in a single continuous pour. This makes it stronger with no seams to permit moisture or pest infiltration. It was designed as a "Floating Slab" to resist damage from earthquake movement. It is the strength that would normally be built for a multi-floor apartment complex.
Hurricane Straps (not required in Bartlesville) secure the roof.
The house features 2 X 6 walls, heavily insulated exterior walls and the whole structure was designed to support a Second Story if one were ever desired. Additionally, all the windows feature double framing on the top and both sides so that window treatments may be secured in solid wood rather than sheetrock, and so that you have extra room on both sides to securely anchor curtain tie-backs. As an extra bonus, the framing across the top of the window is extended extra wide so that drapery and rods can be moved outside the window area permitting a wonderful amount of light to enter.
The Electrical System features wiring that is one gauge heavier than required. Three conductor plugs in areas likely to need grounding (motors, appliances, etc.) are grounded. Two connector plugs, in areas that typically have only lights and clocks that do not require grounding (bedrooms, etc.) are ungrounded. However, in 1966, personal computers were not anticipated, so while may circuits are grounded, some are not. If you desire a grounded and possibly isolated electrical circuit or circuits, they can be easily installed in the over-sized electrical circuit panel (located in the closet in the bedroom next to the master) that has circuit space available. Be sure to look underneath kitchen and living room shelving and inside cabinets, because in addition to the visible electrical outlets, numerous hidden outlets and/or lighting exist, some pressure switches turn on the lights when doors are opened (audio/visual cabinet under LR shelving) and all rooms feature many more outlets than normal.
Security System is owned, not rented, and features sensors, over the front entry siren and flashing lights. For both the security system and intercom, both are believed to work, however are not warranted. The wrought iron doors on the front entry are both beautiful, locking and fully functional.
Installed as a precautionary measure, French drains and swales were added when the house was constructed to facilitate drainage away from the foundation and the yard features underground drainage. The gentle slope and over an acre of surface area is Ideal for a Water Catchment System for no cost irrigation. Neighbor owns a lawn care company, has been maintaining the yard for a number of years and has indicated that he would continue for the new owner, if desired, for $90.00 per month. (Of course, this is always subject to change and should be verified independently.)
This house has an over-sized two car garage with a wall of built-in storage, dual overhead doors with mail catch box and two pedestrian doors which could be used to access the bonus room without going through the living area, which could be a bonus for Home Businesses. Extra Tall Ceilings.
Fire hydrant unobtrusively located immediately south of the south driveway. Many insurance companies price their policies based on a number of factors including distance to the nearest fire hydrant. This and the brick exterior can have a beneficial effect on the price you pay for insurance.
Numerous extra features that might not be readily visible include a built-in sewing machine and desk with panels that open permitting the user to be seated with an area for their legs and speed control (easily converted to a second desk) with fold-out side panel. Bottom drawers are mounted on wheels to permit the entire drawer (used to hold fabric, etc.) to be pulled anywhere in the room. Top cabinets are fully functional for off-season items. Spice rack above the stove where it is used (yes, they realize that heat is said to adversely affects flavors, but they found this did not happen and the convenience was wonderful).
The kitchen and bathroom feature recessed electrical plugs so that wall clocks may be fully powered without the need to change batteries. There is a built-in holder for the vacuum, corner lazy Susans, pull out drawers (built far before such features were common). Be sure to open all the doors to check for features, (note the door and drawer on the left end of the counter to the kitchen) but remember, the door under the sink is a "Push to Open" door.
There is even a brick screen panel outside the side garage pedestrian door to hide the garbage cans from view, yet permit easy access - no unsightly trash cans to hide in the garage or behind the house, kept neatly out of sight.
There is a raised rear patio, accessed from both the Master Bedroom and the Living Room. The owners enjoyed sitting outside enjoying their juice or coffee while sitting on the pebble aggregate, lattice covered (to provide light, but subdued light,) patio with a vast wooded view out the back and front of the house.
Wildlife abounds. Deer, quail and wild turkeys have been regularly seen. This area is located on a hilltop that is surrounded by low heavily wooded flood plains that may go underwater for a few days once every few years. The house always has access, however the flood plain and local flood plain regulations, assure that this surrounding area is quite likely to remain wooded and undeveloped.
Bartlesville has the Pathfinder Parkway an asphalt Trail System that connects most areas of town and parks with one another that provides an area for runners, joggers, bicyclists, nature walks through wilderness areas, across the Caney River, over a suspension bridge that is off road and separated from vehicular traffic for most of it's length. Bartlesville features active communities for all these activities.
Over the years, I've had the pleasure of selling homes to a number of people, five or six of whom admitted that they had come look at Bartlesville while they considered accepting a transfer to town with our major local employer Phillips Petroleum Company now Conoco-Phillips. They told me candidly that they planned to consider this as a paid vacation and had not planned to accept, but after looking at Bartlesville and specifically the Pathfinder Parkway System, they were sold on the quality of life, the friendliness of the people, and the convenience to shopping, and accepted the positions.
Bartlesville features more than adequate shopping, quality built homes for reasonable prices and eclectic restaurants including, but not limited to multiple selections of Mexican, Chinese, Barbeque, Italian, Sushi, and the one and only world famous Murphy's Hot Hamburgers.
Bartlesville is home to Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, and a world class performing arts center designed by William Wesley Peters, chief architect of Taliesin Associated Architects, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The performing arts center is home to the OK Mozart International Music Festival (now OKM Music), features performances by world class artists, the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society, Civic Ballet, and is home to the world’s largest cloisonné mural.
The Bartlesville Community Center tells us that "since 2001, Broadway in Bartlesville! has brought an amazing selection of Broadway-style shows to Northeastern Oklahoma. Thousands of people have had the opportunity to view shows that are usually reserved for much large cities. Cats, The Producers, Cirque Dreams, Chicago, Hairspray, Moving Out and Monty Python's Spamalot are just a few of the Broadway hits that have been brought to Bartlesville through this program.
For those who want things that Bartlesville doesn't provide, Tulsa and the growing shopping in Owasso are located less than 45 miles (40 minutes) to the south, and Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and Branson, Missouri can be reached in an afternoon or a short flight from the Tulsa International Airport on the north edge of Tulsa, in close proximity to Bartlesville.
You have the convenience of small town living, a typically 15 minute commute during rush hour, with easy and quick access to major shopping and entertainment. US Highways 60 and 75 run through Bartlesville, Interstate 44 runs through Tulsa and I-35 and I-40 are nearby.
Note: Design and construction information has been provided by the owner. All figures and information is believed accurate but should be verified independently, some items may be subject to change. Buyer should satisfy themselves as to size which is believed accurate but not guaranteed.
creates an Impressive Entry
Company or Garden Party for 30+ cars
Extensive Wrought Iron, Custom Designed, Security Doors.
Wrought Iron reminiscent of the Vieux Carré Historical District of New Orleans
Custom Designed Iron Gates
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Bartlesville has been named one of the top best small towns to live in by a number of people and magazines
Livability.com Livability shows a full one third of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher which could explain why it is such a neat place to live.
(*Based upon selected properties offered for sale at time of preparation.)
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