Take a look out there, Quail Creek Home Tour to show off decades of design in northwest Oklahoma City
Homes in this year's Quail Creek Home Tour span the decades from the neighborhood's midcentury beginnings to the latest remodeling touches and touch-ups, perhaps the full expanse of John W. "Jack" Johnston's dream.
People thought the developer was "out there" in 1960, when he revealed plans for a multimillion-dollar country club and hundreds of homes out there nearly to Portland Avenue and Memorial Road. But it took off, even with the bar set high with larger-than-usual lots and bigger-than-average houses.
The nearly 2-square-mile series of additions, anchored by Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, developed with more than 40 sections from the 1960s, and is a destination for homebuyers seeking a well-established, neighborly neighborhood. With more than 1,700 homes and 24 entrances, it lies from May Avenue west to Portland and from Hefner Road north to Kilpatrick Turnpike.
The fourth annual tour, a fundraiser for neighborhood improvements, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4. A bonus twilight tour and closing party will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Day tour tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on tour day. Twilight tickets, which include admission to the day tour, are $30 in advance and $35 on tour day.
Tickets can be purchased at quailcreekhometour.com/tickets, at Norwalk Furniture, or on tour day at the country club, tour headquarters, 3501 Quail Creek Road.
The tour has raised more than $120,000 since its start in 2016, providing for new stone walls, lighting, landscaping, irrigation and improved security.
Each home in the tour also will showcase floral arrangements from local florists: New Leaf Florist, Poppy Lane Design, Embellished Weddings, LandEscapes by Eileen, Calvert’s, The Fleuriste, Meg Owen Events, Adorn and Trochta’s. The home also will highlight tablescapes from B.C. Clark Jewelers, Norwalk, West Elm, Culinary Kitchen, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma, and decor by ME Home and Designer Rugs. Other supporters are Quail Creek Bank, Quik Print, Sonic, The Well, Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, Sara Kay Art and Hopscotch.
Tour homes, with descriptions by the organizers, are:
• 3009 Browne Stone Road, owned by Shawn Abernathy, built in 1975, remodeled in 2017, with three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and 3,065 square feet. Remodeled by the owner.
“Fantastic remodel with open floor plan, full of sleek modern style and warm accents that create a harmonious living environment. Beautiful natural light pours into the living spaces from all sides and the colorful, eclectic decor won’t disappoint!”
• 3117 Rolling Stone Road, owned by the Hester Family, built in 1965. Architect: Costin Frankfurt Short. Three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 3,600 square feet.
“This midcentury modern home on the golf course offers the original builder’s Hawaiian influences and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style. Visitors will note the homeowner's amazing art collection, which includes multiple African pieces. Most pieces are from the midcentury era and complement the overall feel and original style of the home.”
• 11020 Maple Grove Drive, owned by Brian and Alicia Rush, built in 1966, remodeled in 2018. Builder-architect: Everett Dale.
“This home was recently remodeled with a mix of West Coast modern and farmhouse design. Visitors will be greeted by tons of natural light that flow in through its big windows into wide open living spaces.
• 2924 Brush Creek Road, owned by Michael and Mary Fitch, built in 1975, renovated in 2018, with four bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 4,400 square feet. Remodeled by Encompass Design Build.
“This recently updated contemporary styled home has an open floor plan, is all on one level, and has two large living spaces — perfect for entertaining guests, hosting events and raising a family.”
• 13030 Oakcliff Road, owned by Doug and Susie Fuller, built in 2018, with three bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, and 3,742 square feet. Builder: Bob Duncan. Architect: Robert Jenkins.
“This new-build home is a one story, open-concept with modern design, clean lines and high ceilings. Its large east-facing patio offers fire pits and plenty of seating to enjoy the beautiful view of the golf course.”
• 3109 Birch Bark Lane, owned by Dr. Matthew and Samantha Guffey, built in 1994, remodeled in 2017, with three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and 2,801 square feet. Remodeled by Justin and Linda Quigley (Samantha’s brother and mother).
“This home was remodeled from a traditional ’90s style to an open-concept transitional family home. It is very light filled with many gorgeous large windows, and visitors will enjoy the unique stylings and decor.”