1515 Vista Drive,
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Mid Century Modern built on 3+ Lots with a total of 1.108 Acres +/-
(1.11 Acres Rounded)
Large enough for a Garden, Garden Party or Company Picnic
Invite the entire town, there's room
Extra Features that virtually no other listings in Bartlesville offer:
(And NONE of the Internet Value Estimators take into account.)
Impressive, mature tree flanked, Grand Circular Brick Driveway with abundant parking - 6,423 sf +/- room for 30+ cars. $144,000
Replacement Cost per Local Brick and Stone Mason at between $20 to $25 per sq. ft. = $128,000 to $160,000
Land, 48,264 sq. ft. - roughly 4 - 5 times the size of a city lot
Most city lots are zoned RS-5 to RS-10 or RS-12 which indicates that they have 5,000, 10,000 or 12,000 square feet respectively and are so close to their neighbors you can hear teenager's blaring TV or music (and hope they don't have a garage band). Not so with this home, insulated and quiet interior.
1.11 Acres +/-
Replacement cost to acquire an acre of land*
Prices per Acre:
Quarry Ridge Estates $111,500 x 1.11 = $123,800
Deerfield $127,000 x 1.11 = $140,900
Stonebridge $149,500 to $190,000 x 1.11 = $165,900 to $210,900
Starview Estates $140,000 x 1.11 = $155,500
Custom Brick Courtyard with New Orleans Vieux Carré inspired Custom Designed and Custom Built Wrought Iron Gates, Security Doors and extensive trim work. The brick walls and even the front brick planters by the circular drive have recessed lighting built in for a warm evening glow. The wrought iron courtyard gates were custom designed and built by the owners. They are truly one of a kind.
Estimated Reproduction Cost $62,500
Circular Drive $144,000
Huge Lot $159,500
Courtyard $ 62,500
Total Extras: $366,000 Buy the extras, we'll throw the house in for free.
House Size: 2,441 sf Per County Assessor
(Realtor's personal measurement shows slightly less - Buyers should verify the size to their satisfaction. * )
3 or 4 bedrooms one of which is a 15 X 17 bonus room with closets and half bath that could be utilized as a 4th bedroom, office, gym, workout room, Ma'am Cave or Man Cave, sewing room, hairdressing studio or any number of uses.
It is possible to access this room without going through the house, lending itself to a home-based business or office (with home occupation permit).
Baths: 1, 3/4, 1/2 Wheelchair accessible 3/4 bath shower, full bath and half bath.
House is wheelchair friendly with a single step from ground level (ramp is included) and over-sized hallway.
The roof is tied down with Hurricane Straps and was replaced within the past 5 years
High-Efficiency Central Heat and Air System new in 2014.
One Owner Home. Built by Engineers as their own personal residence, they first built this house in Texas, then refined, perfected and rebuilt a second version when Phillips Petroleum Company transferred them (both husband and wife were engineers) to Bartlesville. Virtually every feature that can be imagined has been designed into this magnificent home!
This house is Over-engineered and Ultra-Engineered. It features 3 times the normal amount of iron rebar in the foundation and the concrete was poured in a single continuous pour. This makes it stronger with no seams to permit moisture or pest infiltration. It was designed as a "Floating Slab" to resist damage from earthquake movement. It is the strength that would normally be built for a multi-floor apartment complex.
Hurricane Straps (not required in Bartlesville) secure the roof.
The house features 2 X 6 walls and was designed to support a Second Story if one were ever desired. Additionally, all the windows feature double framing on the top and both sides so that window treatments may be secured in solid wood rather than sheetrock, and so that you have extra room on both sides to securely anchor tie-backs. As an extra bonus, the framing across the top of the window is extra wide so that drapery and rods can be moved outside the window area permitting a wonderful amount of light to enter.
The Electrical System features wiring that is one gauge heavier than required. Three conductor plugs in areas likely to need grounding (motors, appliances, etc.) are grounded. Two connector plugs, in areas that typically have only lights and clocks that do not require grounding (bedrooms, etc.) are ungrounded. However, in 1966, personal computers were not planned. If you desire a grounded and possibly isolated electrical circuit or circuits, they can be easily installed as the electrical circuit panel (located in the bedroom next to the master, closet) has circuit slots available. Be sure to look underneath kitchen and living room shelving and inside cabinets, because in addition to the visible electrical outlets, numerous hidden outlets exist, some pressure switches turn on when doors are opened (audio/visual cabinet under LR shelving) and all rooms feature more outlets than normal.
Security System is owned and features sensors, and over the front entry, siren and flashing lights. The wrought iron doors on the front entry are both beautiful and fully functional.
Installed as a precautionary measure, French drains and swales were added when the house was constructed and the yard features underground drainage. The gentle slope and over an acre of surface area is Ideal for a Water Catchment System for no cost irrigation. Neighbor owns a lawn care company, has been maintaining the yard for a number of years and has indicated that he would continue for the new owner, if desired, for $90.00 per month. (Of course, this is always subject to change and should be verified independently.)
This house has an over-sized two car garage with a wall of built-in storage, dual overhead doors with mail catch box and two pedestrian doors which could be used to access the bonus room without going through the living area, which could be a bonus for Home Businesses. Extra Tall Ceilings.
Fire hydrant immediately south of the driveway. Many insurance companies price their policies based on a number of factors including distance to the nearest fire hydrant. This and a brick exterior can have a beneficial effect on the price you pay for insurance.
Numerous extra features that might not be readily visible include a built-in sewing machine and desk with panels that open permitting the user to be seated with an area for their legs and speed control (easily converted to a second desk) with fold-out side panel. Bottom drawers are mounted on wheels to permit the entire drawer (used to hold fabric, etc.) to be pulled anywhere in the room. Top cabinets are fully functional for off-season items. Spice rack above the stove where it is used (yes, they realize that heat is said to adversely affects flavors, but they found this did not happen and the convenience was wonderful).
The kitchen and bathroom feature recessed electrical plugs so that wall clocks may be fully powered without the need to change batteries. There are built-in holders for the toaster and vacuum, corner lazy Susans, pull out drawers (built far before such features were common). Be sure to open all the doors to check for features, (note the door and drawer on the left end of the counter to the kitchen) but remember, the door under the sink is a "Push to Open" door.
There is even a brick screen panel outside the side garage pedestrian door to hide the garbage cans from view, yet permit easy access - no unsightly trash cans to haul either around the garage or back inside, out of sight.
* Note: Design and construction information has been provided by the owner. All figures and information is believed accurate but should be verified independently, some items may be subject to change.
creates an Impressive Entry
Company or Garden Party for 30+ cars
Wrought Iron reminiscent of the Vieux Carré Historical District of New Orleans
Custom Designed Iron Gates
Extensive Wrought Iron, Custom Designed, Security Doors.
For more information or your own personal showing call:
(*Based upon selected properties offered for sale on Jan. 7, 2018).
All images (C)2018 Gary Scott