Sunday, November 3, 2013

Open House Sunday

Loft Living
Built 1918
The listing on this says it was built 1918 but I question that. It looks more like 1928 to me.
But we'll go with what the listing says.

When I clicked on these photos I immediately knew this was the work of John Bullard, a local designer.

How do I know?
He buys old houses and flips them around OKC and I recognize his style and his staging.

This used to be an apartment building but John guts them and turns them into lofts for one family.
He creates a very industrial vibe inside.
I find myself wondering what the original fireplace looked like here though.
I do like the way the exposed brick looks with the rough concrete.
Lots of big open space. 
In this home...there is room for a pool table and it seems ok cause there is still plenty of living room.
Lots of space for sitting areas. I can imagine using part of the space as an artist's studio.
All the walls have come down that would have separated the individual apartments.
All the support structure and beams are then exposed.
The wood is beautiful.
Very industrial kitchen.
What do you think of it? Do you like this kitchen?
It certainly fits the vibe but I do wonder what the kitchens were like that were ripped out.
The old kitchens would have been very small galley kitchens. 
Nothing special and probably in terrible shape since they were rentals.
I could see this as a bachelor pad.
All this furniture I've seen before in his other houses. 
So I know he designed it even though the listing doesn't mention him.
Very cool bath. 
I'm not crazy about those lights. Something more industrial or farmhouse would have been better.
But that is an easy fix.
This bed of plumbing pipes goes well with all the silver exposed duct work in the home.
I think it's kind of fun. Great for a kid.
Out back...landscaping is still needed. It still looks like an apartment building here.
And they can say this is a large patio...but I know its the old parking lot.
But I can imagine this filled with lots of big pots of plants and groupings of furniture.
It could be the biggest best patio, ever!

What do you think of this home?
Would you consider living in a loft space like this?

See the full listing here.

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Dewena Callis said...

I love the front exterior, that entrance and the chimney! It's weird but part of me is so drawn to loft/industrial style, maybe because it represents such a change in lifestyles, one that I wish I could have experienced? I could see this house as a home for a young hip busy family--one with taste to take it beyond bachelor pad-ness!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the exterior, but the interior is WAY out of my comfort zone! I could easily imagine an artsy young couple living here and it would be great for entertaining.

Stacey said...

Hmmm, I don't know. It does serve a purpose for some people. It's good for the house to be taken care of but that style wouldn't be my choice.

Thanks for your sweet comment about our new dog. She's the sweetest!

sharon smith said...

Interesting....I can't see the type of person purchasing this home being able to upkeep the cost of running this home. However I've been wrong before! Elements appeal to me ,but not the overall vibe of the home. Keep us posted on when it sells. I'm interested in days on market.

20 North Ora said...

I love the outside and especially love those gorgeous beams but overall, it's just too modern and cold for me.

Beautiful place tho for someone special.


Cynthia Myers said...

well...I kinda like it.
I'd replace the pool table with a trampoline.
and I don't care for the choice of furniture but I think mine would fit nicely. LOL!
I like the inside but don't like the outside very much except for the parking lot patio. Fence it in and it would make a great dog area!

vintage girl at heart said...

agree it is cold but with the right family/couple it could be fabulous! just needs some love poured into it. love the exposed beams and i too wonder what the original elements looked like. i am surprised at the price too. that is cheap for the space and style!
wish we could see the after shots like the house hunter shows!
thanks nita.

Cindy said...

I love the exterior of this house, but I don't personally care for the interior. I know this kind of thing is really popular amongst younger folk and that there is a call for it. But, seeing as how I'm older, I would not live int this. The huge patio does sound sound good, though!
Hugs, Cindy

Jeannine520 said...

From the outside it looked very promising but after seeing the inside. Ughh. I'd just a soon live in a prison or abandoned WWII hospital. I think it's a shame to do this to an old house.

Debbie said...

Industrial meets institutional. The outside looked promising, but I couldn't live in it. Wonder what this guy has against warm and cozy.That bedroom made of plumbing pipes looks like a prison cell. Eeeekkk! Guess it will appeal to someone.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I love this! I think I have said before that I have a fantasy about living in a loft. The first change I would make? Big, sparkly chandys, and lots of 'em :) I would love seeing those against all of that wood and brick!

Katy Desroches said...

I love this house, Nita. John Bullard must be commended for a job well done! Honestly, I never thought an industrial-themed house can look this good. I'll bookmark your post and use your photos as inspiration for the next house that I'll be purchasing. :)

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