Showcase House: The Osher House, a Unique Mid-Century Modern Build, Now for Sale | Home & Garden

This week’s showcase home is the Osher House, an undeniably unique piece of mid-century modern architecture found in the Bolewood Estates neighborhood of downtown Tulsa.

Referred to by some as “The House of the Flintstones”, this special home was built by architect Blaine Imel, a protege of famed architect Bruce Goff.

Incorporating elements of the organic architecture movement for which Goff was famous, Imel’s construction uses stucco, stone, glass chops and stained windows that make the house feel like a serene oasis. in the middle of the city.

The Osher House has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and measures just under 3,000 square feet on a 0.44 acre property. The back yard has an oval shaped pool, complete with new landscaping.

After earning a degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma, Imel began his career in the 1950s, constructing unique homes and buildings in his hometown of Cushing, Norman, and Tulsa. In 1963 he built the Osher House for a Tulsa family who lived in the house for over 40 years.

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The open floor plan home is built in an accordion shape, which gives the space a unique flow. It’s full of large windows that allow natural light to pour into every room. The use of colored glass windows and aqua glass chops reflects the light in such a way that it almost creates a kaleidoscope effect during the day.

Recently, the house underwent renovations to modernize the space while maintaining its mid-century modern style. New carpets and hardwood floors have been added, and the kitchen and bathroom – which feature beautiful tile – have also been restored.

The next owners of the Osher House will be stewards of a true piece of Tulsa’s architectural history.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact agents Peter M. Walter and Blake Loveless, Walter & Associates, at 918-743-2001.

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