Tudor Cottage in Edgemere Park, Oklahoma City
This home just came up for sale this past week in my neighborhood.
I showed this house a couple of years ago when it was last up for sale.
I thought it would be fun to show the changes it's gone through.
Pretty flowers fill the pots on the front brick pedestals and the front patio is all decked out for summer enjoyment.
This is how the front looked in July of 2010.
The front room starts with an arched door.
I love the arches on the windows! I'd kill to have those at my house.
The fireplace is very odd for this style home. I'm guessing that it's a facade covering
the original fireplace. If this house was mine...I'd dive into it to see what is under that
odd fireplace and either uncover the real one or be prepared to create one that looks more authentic to the home.
I'm not going to talk about decor in this post....I'm not into the way its decorated at all.
Seems people in Oklahoma have a love affair with big brown leather sofas.
Everyone has got them.
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone came into the store and asked me to help them pick
out pillows to go with their sofa.
I always ask what the sofa looks like and they invariably say...
"Well, it's big and brown and leather."
I always mouth the words with them because I KNOW what they are going to say.
I did have a customer come in today that bought a white nubby linen sofa.
Perhaps there is hope.
I don't have a photo of this room before but it was pretty much the same.
Dining room. The previous owner left the chandelier.
See ... there it is. I was in this house when it was previously owned and it was very sparingly decorated.
I don't think it had dining room furniture if you can believe that.
This is a front sitting room. I'd paint that fireplace white so fast.....like the first day I moved in.
I love the big windows in this house...so wish I had em.
I do adore the rug in this room. Isn't it nice?
I like these drapes of the previous owner better and I also liked the art just propped on the fireplace.
Here's a big change. The kitchen was much more minimalist before.
The kitchen was a work in progress but upper cabinets were not in the plans.
I loved the way the room was going here.
I hate the color of these cabinets. White would have been much better.
I liked the modernity of the room before.
The placement of appliances seems a little odd.
I guess better than the way it was.
I prefer this big stove but I'm guessing the new owners wanted room for cabinets.
This is a large square kitchen...I think I would have put the frig on the other side of the room.
I don't care for a stove being next to a frig...it just doesn't seem quite right...hot and cold together.
I guess this does make more sense. But that corner seems odd...doesn't it?
I guess that is a broom closet or pantry in the corner.
Oh...I believe this is the other side of the room...They created a breakfast nook
that was not there before...I am betting they built out a laundry room in part of the kitchen.
See the door there to the left? This would be why the frig is next to the stove.
One of the bedrooms on the side of the house.
The kid in this room can play twister on his rug when old enough.
The dark curtains ruin the vibe of the room.
Rather blah bedroom.
This couple has been living across country for awhile working new jobs...
so this may not be their first pick for bedding and accessories.
Cute little original tile bathroom.
You know I love that!
This is how it was before...I like that the walls are now blue and there are white curtains.
It's fresher, now.
cute picket fence
Pretty shady driveway.
Here's the whole backyard....a nice green space.
And this is it before in 2010.
It's a very nice house.
Every one of the homes in my neighborhood has something special about it.
With this one...I think it's those big windows.
Here's the full listing.