Midtown Tulsa Luxury Homes
Midtown Tulsa Luxury Homes Are a Lasting Legacy
Luxury homes are symbols of a great era in the city’s history, spanning the
first 40 years after the turn of the century. The oil wealth created during
early days led to the building of luxury homes
throughout the city; with the largest
concentration in the area we now call Midtown.
tremendous growth in the 20’s and 30’s and nowhere was that growth more evident
than the building of
these luxury Tulsa
homes and the development of many outstanding
Midtown Tulsa subdivisions. In those days... the oil business was booming and Tulsa's real estate
and banking expansion was not far behind.
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Many Midtown Neighborhoods Feature Tulsa Luxury Homes
that unlike some communities of similar size, Tulsa’s Oil mansions are not
concentrated in one area. These magnificent Midtown Tulsa luxury
homes are scattered throughout a dozen or more neighborhoods.
Unfortunately, not all of our
historic homes have survived, like the Cosdon, Markham and Sinclair homes in the
Riverview neighborhood, which all fell to the wrecking ball to make way for new
Cosdon and Markham mansions, unquestionably two of Tulsa’s most significant
architectural treasures, were destroyed to make way for the 32 story University
Club Tower and nearby Mansion House apartments, two buildings some consider to
be among least attractive in Tulsa.
Early Oil Barons demanded the finest of everything
Many of the
earliest luxury homes and mansions were built in the Maple Ridge neighborhood, after the
Glenn Pool oil strike in 1905 and the Cushing strike in 1912. Quite a few of
these early oil barons were already wealthy, having relocated to Tulsa from New
York City and other
east coast communities, seeking even greater riches in the oil patch.
Many of these newcomers
were highly educated, cultured and had
backgrounds in banking and finance.
Some might even have been considered aristocratic and when they built their new
Luxury Homes in Tulsa they insisted upon nothing but the finest in design and
building materials. Nowhere is that more apparent than the list of notable
architects who all contributed designs to luxury midtown Tulsa homes.
Midtown Tulsa's Luxury Home Architects
diverse architectural heritage and traditions reflect a blend of talented local
architects with well known national and international architects; who came here
to share their genius and talents with the wildly successful oil barons of the
day. The list of architects who contributed to Tulsa’s reputation as “City
Beautiful” is much to long to list every name. You can however visit the
website of the
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture where you will find
amount of historical information about the city’s pioneering architects.
Some of the most
notable architects who designed Tulsa’s luxury homes in midtown
include Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, John Blair, Charles Dilbeck, Donald
McCormick, John Duncan Forsyth, Francis Berry Byrne, Joseph Koberling, and
Clarence Dillworth Walters to name but a few. The array of architectural styles
used by these icons contributed to the diverse
tradition of our
luxury homes with examples ranging from the Tudor Gothic Revival style of the
Gillette Mansion to Joseph Koberling’s nearby Art Deco
masterpiece built for the McGay family at 1551 S. Yorktown Ave.
Midtown Tulsa offers diverse architectural styles
A few of the other architectural styles
you will find in midtown Tulsa include Georgian Revival, Italian Renaissance, Classic
Revival, collegiate Gothic, Dutch Colonial, Greek Revival, English Tudor,
Mediterranean, English Yorkshire Manor House, Neo Classical and many more.
numerous books and magazines that have featured these luxury midtown Tulsa
homes over the years but none more educational than the
100 Historic Tulsa Homes
series published by Tulsa architect John Brooks Walton. An autographed set of
3, available at
and Books, 2612 S. Harvard is around $69 and makes for
excellent reading in a
beautiful coffee table book format.
Most Midtown Tulsa
neighborhoods have at least some luxury homes, but there are two areas well
known for having many of the city’s most opulent, lavish and magnificent homes.
The first is Forest Hills, bordered by Utica and Lewis Avenues between 26th
St and 31st Street. The other includes several different
subdivisions but is commonly referred to as the Woody Crest area, bordered by 26th
Pl and 31st Street between Lewis Avenue and Delaware Avenue. Click
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For more information on
Midtown Tulsa Homes and Neighborhoods
please visit these pages:
Midtown Tulsa | An Overview
Midtown Tulsa Homes &
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