ModernTulsa is excited to announce the next TWO homes in our Mod of the Moment series.
The first home is located at 2846 E. 38th Street. Built in 1954 by Geraldine Wilberta Loucks (“Juddy”) and her husband, Garvice Milburn Loucks (“Porky”), the house is full of mid-century goodness. Sunken living rooms, free standing fireplaces, flying saucer light fixtures, pecky ponderosa pine siding and one of the rarest clocks you will ever see – a hanging General Electric Telechron piece entitled “The Innovation.”
But wait…there’s more!
Across town off of 11th street sits a sleeper of a ranch in the middle of a much older neighborhood. Also built in 1954, the home located at 1252 South Indianapolis Street was designed by architect Bill Andrews for his parents. Bill’s parents moved to Tulsa from Greece in the early 1900s, cashed in their Coca-Cola stock and purchased the local Falstaff franchise. Initially Bill had purchased property near Monte Cassino to build his parents’ home, but his father would have none of it and wanted to be close to the 11th street bus line to get downtown to his office. This home has a marvelously odd collection of hand screen-printed tropical wall paper, low rock walls with teak wooden posts dividing the rooms, a fully teak ceiling in the sitting room and a large fireplace as the focus of the living room. It screams out as a Tiki paradise.
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The Mod of the Moment series was created as an educational outreach program to expose the general public to the wealth of Modern architecture in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the resurgence of interest in modern design, fashion and all things “Mad Men”, Modern Tulsa has attempted to save a plethora of amazing Mid-Century Modern homes across the Tulsa area by holding open houses to allow interested individuals a peak inside current modern homes on the market.
Modern Tulsa is an organization of The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.