This Gorgeous Fixer-Upper Is Oklahoma's Most Expensive Home

An almost 100-year-old home in Tulsa, Oklahoma has hit the market for the first time since 1968, and is a great fixer-upper in the making — as long as the buyer has $15 million to spare. The Tulsa home, listed with Realtor, has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, all on 7 acres of property and over 9,200 square feet of living space.

The home was built in 1925 by an oil baron, says Realtor, and was sold to basketball player Robert Patterson in 1986, who died in 2018. While the price point may seem steep for a fixer upper, there are so many invaluable aspects of the home. For one, Patterson was not allowed to develop on the property, meaning all of the land is untouched. It is also on a corner, which is especially desirable. The home is luxurious inside and out, reflecting pure Gilded Age glamor. Despite the age, the home is still remarkably structurally sound, with lots of original features. The major renovations involve updating appliances and mechanics, as well as a few visual tweaks.

The dreamy Tudor Revival exterior

The exterior of the Tulsa residence is show-stoppingly beautiful, with cream walls and stone brick accents inspired by Tudor Revival architecture, lots of greenery, a stone path leading around the property, vine covered walls, and an almost ethereal beauty. It resembles the cozy quaintness of Nick Carraway's cottage in Baz Luhrnmann's 2013 "The Great Gatsby," though much larger and infinitely more glamorous.

The Realtor listing shows various other amenities, such as the tennis court, the thick and lush trees all over the property that have been there since at least 1968, the guest home, three-door garage, and long driveway with a gated entrance. There is also an enclosed observatory with a domed ceiling, the entirety of the room lined with windows. Additionally, there is a bricked off raised dirt plot, perfect for indoor gardening and observing the gorgeous scenery from the comfort of the indoors. With the entirety of the land being untouched, there is so much potential in the outdoors alone.

A true Gilded Age beauty

If you thought the Tulsa mansion's exterior was beautiful, the inside will truly stun you. The Realtor listing says the home has original walnut paneling, doorknobs, fixtures, tilework, arched doorways, and window seats.

One of the main entrance rooms is large, with a giant walnut panel in the center of one of the walls and an original engraved marble fireplace at the base. There are also two chandeliers, exposed beaming, a large window, and a large glass door leading outside. The dining room is just as big and ornate, with original wood baseboards, a chandelier, and bay window seat. The fixer-upper aspect does come in here, though, as many of the rooms are carpeted in off-putting colors.

This is more than made up by other original features, such as one room with original wood floors, a white stone engraved fireplace, and a dramatically ornate mirror sitting atop the mantel engraved in gold. Two gold sconces sit on either side.

Hidden glamor in Tulsa

The multiple floors in this elegant Tulsa house are accessed by a winding spiral staircase, currently carpeted in a gorgeous, though slightly dated, wine purple color. A chandelier hangs down the center of the staircase onto the first floor, descending from a leaded glass skylight, per Realtor.

There are so many other unique aspects to this house that make it a genuinely unique property and investment to interested buyers. One interesting room in the home is the basement, which is accessed by a separate wooden staircase. The staircase leads out to an original wooden bar, and into a room that has seemingly been used as a game room. The walls are lowered with exposed beams, supported by dramatic wood braces.

The top floor room, on the other hand, is a book lover's paradise. The library is entirely paneled in wood, with gorgeous wood flooring, wall paneling, and a wooden ceiling. On one end of the room, there is a window with a window seat and a chandelier. The rest of the room has built-in bookshelves lining the walls, perfect for a reading nook and hideout.