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The idea of country living in the middle of the city is an often sought and rarely achieved dream. This Midtown Tulsa residence, situated in a heavily treed neighborhood of older homes and spacious lots gets pretty close.

The design of the home references rural structures but with refined, modern details. Rurality and modernity are combined to create a sophisticated, yet hand-crafted living environment rooted in the Midwest. The exterior is made of Oklahoma-sourced stone, metal panel siding, and standing seam metal roofs. Inside, the 15-foot-tall main public area is infused with natural light from clerestory windows and expansive glass directing views to the rear of the property. Carefully tailored natural woods, stone, and steel detailing give the interiors an impression both casual and refined. Multiple display walls will accommodate the client’s growing art collection. The two wings in the back of the home are splayed apart to broaden the view to a heavily treed grove marking one of many small tributaries to Crow Creek, a much-loved natural creek that meanders through this established older part of town.

A large swimming pool is offset from the home’s central axis, allowing a plane of grass to weave around the pool and into the central outdoor area. Multiple covered outdoor patios with exposed steel frames are designed for casual gatherings of family and friends and give a sheltering human scale to the exterior.