Show House: The private house in Rockbridge Park retains its original charm | Home & Garden

On a 1.03-acre lot backing onto the Philbrook Museum in downtown Tulsa, you’ll find this week’s showcase home — a nearly 100-year-old English country-style estate.

Built in 1932 by LE Smith after Waite Phillips sold the property, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home has been featured in various publications, including John Brooks Walton’s “One Hundred More Historic Tulsa Homes.”

The historic house underwent extensive renovations and updates from 2003 to 2011, but retains many of its original features, including a Gothic-style entrance, solid wood front door and staircase Tudor-style.

The gorgeous estate, built of ivy-clad brick and Hardie planks, has refinished hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, a formal living room with a marble fireplace, and a lanai with picturesque views, as well as many other desirable characteristics. The master suite features a fully updated bath, and the home also offers a private in-law or guest suite.

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The home’s charming pool was added to the backyard in the 1950s. Surrounded by several trees, the pool serves as the home’s private oasis. Adorning the pool area is ornamental ironwork, made by local firm Wiemann Ironworks.

Several rooms in the house are flooded with natural light, including the kitchen, formal dining room, living room, and family rooms.

Although the house is nearly a century old, it has been well maintained and cared for over the years by former owner John Randolph Dunkin, son of the founders of the Brown-Dunkin department stores, later purchased by Dillard’s.

Future owners of the home will have the chance to live in a piece of Tulsa history in the private Rockbridge Park neighborhood, which will also make it easy for them to enjoy all that the Philbrook Museum has to offer.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Vickie and Brent Clark, 918-804-4101.

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