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turnbull house 2008

Designed by John Turnbull
3512 E. Maxwell, OKC

John Turnbull designed many homes in Forest Park, but the most dramatic was the house he built on a large, hilly lot for himself and his family.

The carport of the split-level house was built into the bottom of a hill with the house raised at the hill’s apex.  The carport’s roof was at the house level and acted as a giant sun deck overlooking the creek below.

The home is still as dramatic today as it was when it was constructed over 60 years ago.

(Vintage images courtesy of the Oklahoma History Center)

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