A Tale of Two Tudors
square feet: 1,435
This post is about two tudors...both in Nichols Hills...an affluent old edition in Oklahoma City.
This first house was one of the first houses I toured when I was out house shopping eight years ago.
It looked more like this, then. And cost was $124,000
Today, it is more than $110,000 more!
This house sits on the very edge of Nichols Hills.
It sits on a busy road and across the street it is not Nichols Hills.
I thought that was why the price was reasonable in 2004.
But now, they seem to want full Nichols Hills value.
Back to how it looks today...I love that they have a flower box on the front porch full of various plantings including sweet potato vines that soften the front porch lines.
It's a very plain front porch but the flower box creates interest. It makes the house special.
Someone really made a mistake planting those two large trees close to the house.
Someone should have removed them long ago because they are only going to get bigger.
I wish these photos showed more of the inside.
I can't remember what the fireplace was like. I think it was pretty simple.
I am not a fan of this decor. When I saw it, it was staged with simple cottage furniture and the insides were painted white.
It had a super cute and very small kitchen which I'm sure is why they are not showing it here.
They'd probably rather people come to see the house first and then see how small the kitchen is.
Bedrooms are small...but nice. I remember it had a vintage tile bathroom.
But here is where the money is. This patio did not exist when I viewed the home.
Love this....so much...a nice big stone patio off the back.
I can't remember if the house had french doors to the backyard.
I don't think it did.
Surely, it does now...but you'd think they would have shown them.
see full listing here
square feet: 5,725 price: $1,200,000
This tudor is also in Nichols Hills and it's deep into the neighborhood.
It's a big one. I wish there was a close up of the front door area.
I'm not crazy about the decor in this house either...but the home has lots of nice features.
All this furniture is just too big.
There looks to be light faux painting on all the walls.
pleasant breakfast area
Kitchen is nice but a little paint and moldings would make it so much better.
nice upstairs living including small kitchen
I like the way this room is decorated far more than the bottom floor.
More upstairs room
Very nice bath. But I'd paint over all the faux.
downstairs rec room
Here is the best space in the house - love this back porch!
I'd want to be out here all the time and there is everything you need.
Comfortable seating...television and a kitchen.
see full listing here
Which house do you prefer?
If someone said..."We are giving you a house - pick one of these two.
Which would you pick?
I'd pick the first.