Thursday Three Hundred: Turner Avenue Tudor Takes Traditional Trappings To The Tippy Top

I think Tudors are growing on me. It wasn’t too long ago that I got hives just looking at the walled-in rooms and steep-pitched roofs. It all seemed so confined. Now, however, it all feels so cozy. The brick exteriors, the stained glass accent windows, and the lovely archways are all alluring to me, as is 1049 Turner Ave.

While traditional decor isn’t my thing, I love just about everything about this Kessler Highlands home, which is on the market for $349,900. It clocks in at a not-too-small 1,777 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. This home was built in 1925, so don’t be shocked if there’s a deficit of closet space. The parts of this home that have been renovated were done with resale in mind, too.

A perfect example of this is the kitchen, with the custom vent hood coated in mosaic tile, the backsplash with a pot filler mounted above a Wolf range. It’s a thoughtfully designed kitchen, too, with cabinetry that harmonizes with the wood floor. The glass cabinet doors are perfect to show off china, and hang over a modest-but-functional spice rack. And boy is there plenty of storage!

The master bedroom, while not exactly small, feels a little cramped. I think that’s more a symptom of the owner’s furniture and paint choice rather than the actual size of the room.

The master bath, well, it has A LOT of tile. This can either be an asset or a little overwhelming in the space. I guess that’s up to the prospective buyer. I feel, though, that this bathroom is a bit of a missed opportunity. Wouldn’t it be the perfect candidate for a claw-foot tub? I think so!

The backyard is supremely private, as it’s one of the only ones in the neighborhood with a brick fence. You also have an outdoor fireplace, too, which only ups the cozy factor. This is a particularly friendly neighborhood, too, so expect to have friends to sit around the fire with!

So, what’s your opinion? Are Tudors claustrophobic or cozy?

 

 

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  • I love the exterior of tudor homes by can't stand the abundance of walls in the interior. I would be doing a major interior renovation to open any tudor we would purchase. The kitchen is fabulous and having the pot filler would be the one luxury I would like to add to my current kitchen. I have a feeling that the reason the tub wasn't touched during the remodeling is those are so heavy, they aren't going anywhere, even in a tornado (maybe that's why they used to say getting into a tub was a good idea during a tornado). When Mom and Bob bought their 1929 tudor here in OK, the full bath downstairs has a similar tub and when she asked the plumber about replacing it with a claw footed tub, he said they are very difficult to remove and much better than anything made recently. So she settled for one being put into the 1/2 bath upstairs, and now they have 2 full baths. Price seems a little high considering the amt of sq footage and the lack of a garage or even a carport. But that's just my opinion.

  • I love the exterior of tudor homes by can't stand the abundance of walls in the interior. I would be doing a major interior renovation to open any tudor we would purchase. The kitchen is fabulous and having the pot filler would be the one luxury I would like to add to my current kitchen. I have a feeling that the reason the tub wasn't touched during the remodeling is those are so heavy, they aren't going anywhere, even in a tornado (maybe that's why they used to say getting into a tub was a good idea during a tornado). When Mom and Bob bought their 1929 tudor here in OK, the full bath downstairs has a similar tub and when she asked the plumber about replacing it with a claw footed tub, he said they are very difficult to remove and much better than anything made recently. So she settled for one being put into the 1/2 bath upstairs, and now they have 2 full baths. Price seems a little high considering the amt of sq footage and the lack of a garage or even a carport. But that's just my opinion.