Historic homes are my absolute favorite; they’re laden with character and a story to be told and I love seeing them when they’re well updated. A super rare Saturday post for me, but I wanted to throw this out there especially for all you OKC readers: Simon and I were invited to attend a media preview last night of the Heritage Hills Home Tour, and there was so much good eye candy. It’s officially open to the public Saturday and Sunday, so run run run and see these gems!
For those not in the Oklahoma City area, Heritage Hills is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city with homes dating back to 1903 (statehood). These are grand old dames of architecture and all six of the homes on the tour feature beautiful details, gorgeous backyards, and the kinds of little nooks and crannies you expect in an old home. Most of the houses have stayed true to the original architecture and intent but with fresh perspective thanks to modern furnishings, carefully updated bathrooms, etc.
Photos aren’t allowed on the tour but thanks to the handy dandy media preview they let me snap away and I was in heaven! My favorite space was my friend Carter Fellers’ gorgeous home (remember her mom’s amazing backyard?) This girl has serious style.
I was also mesmerized with this sunny wallpapered dining room in the first home we toured, which funnily enough used to belong to a friend of mine. I love how the new homeowners updated everything as the home was so incredibly beautiful to begin with. It’s such a great example of modernizing a home while still honoring its bones. (Also I’m pretty sure this is my dining room spirit animal. Saarinen tulip table and ghost chairs? Check check.)
Thanks to the Heritage Hills Home Tour committee for allowing me to tour these homes. Get all the info on the tour and purchase tickets at the door.