On the Market: A Storybook Dream in Quail Creek
by Lynne Rostochil.
Along a stretch of hillside on Quail Creek Road sits a cluster of four split-level homes on the golf course that I’ve adored for years. So, when I drove by an estate sale at one of them, I couldn’t wait to pull over and check it out.
How completely charming is this storybook stunner? I love it so much and it’s probably no surprise that the king and queen of storybook architecture in OKC, Luke and Dorothy Rodgers, designed and built this two bedroom/three bath beauty in 1963 that boasts one of the best views of the Quail Creek golf course. Before we start talking about this home, I have to warn you that I couldn’t get very good shots because people were milling around. With that said, here we go.
The front door opens to an entry hall that stretches nearly the entire length of the house:
While we’re here, check out the great detail on the front door:
And the band of windows looking out the front:
Almost every room of the house branches off from this hallway, so let’s go to the right and check out the first bedroom and bathroom:
I love that lattice cabinetry and the all-original pulls and the bedroom is large and nice and bright, too.
Back into the entry hall and up a stair is the GIANT living/dining room overlooking the golf course. It is so fab:
If you’re a barware collector, you’ll love this — a mirrored bar in the living room where you can display all of your treasures:
Here’s the view from the dining room:
Wow, wow, wow!
The kitchen is off of the living room and is just as huge … and even better, it’s all original:
Yeah, this kitchen had me at the intercom. So fun! And the view continues with the breakfast room that is part of the kitchen:
Let’s leave the house for a minute and check out that glorious backyard right at the #9 tee box:
Imagine waking up to this every day!
Back inside and down a half flight of stairs off of the entry …
… is the master suite. My shot of the master bedroom is terrible because there were people everywhere — it’s much better than this …
… and it opens onto a private, protected patio:
Back inside is a very cool arrangement for the master bathroom:
Yes, that vanity with the diagonal mirror has sinks on both sides — how cool is that? I’ve seen this sink arrangement in one other Quail Creek house but a flipper pulled it out. I hope the new owner of this home decides to keep it because it’s pretty fab, don’t you think?
From the master bedroom, another half flight of stairs leads down to the enormous bonus room that includes a little kitchen:
This flexible space has a bathroom and could easily be converted into a third bedroom, an office, or a game room. And, this space isn’t included in the courthouse-calculated square footage of the home. The courthouse lists it as 2,391 square feet, but it’s actually 3,613 square feet with this bonus room.
Back up the stairs …
… out the front door, and you’ll see the beauty of the design of this house. It’s so unique and is a real treasure:
At $545,000, this home is priced to sell and I have to say that I’m very concerned that a new buyer will knock down this storybook delight and construct something much larger on the lot. If you’d like to keep this beauty intact, please give the realtor, Norma Harris, a call right away. I’m sure this house won’t be on the market for long at this price:
And if you want to see more images of this home, go to this Zillow listing.