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Deep Deuce Home Tour highlights historic area of downtown OKC

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Block 42, 301 NE 4, is among properties in Deep Deuce that will have open house at certain homes in the Deep Deuce Home Tour. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]
Block 42, 301 NE 4, is among properties in Deep Deuce that will have open house at certain homes in the Deep Deuce Home Tour. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]

A dozen real estate agents from as many firms will throw open the doors of 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but completely renovated) home in the Deep Deuce Home Tour from 2 to 4 p.m. May 19.

Agents representing The Hill at Bricktown, 444 Central Villas, Block 42 and The Maywood will have open houses at the properties, said Michael Biddinger, managing broker and president of First Source Real Estate, which organized the event.

Both new and previously owned homes are offered for sale and lease on the self-guided tour.

"At The Hill this year we have closed four homes, have three homes under contract, and I am preparing another as we speak," said agent Matt Marcacci, with First Source Real Estate. "I just sealed up a two-bedroom lease at $3,200 per month without putting a sign in the yard. We have a building under construction, and these homes will be coming available in mid-summer. Two of the five homes are under contract at record prices.

"The reason we wanted to hold a tour is that Downtown OKC Inc. only does a downtown living tour every other year. This being the off year, we thought it would be a great idea to hold a tour of our own highlighting this historic area."

The properties range in price from a 970-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath 2008 condo at 325 NW 4, Unit 3, at Block 42, listed for $265,000 with Christy Hawkins, of Keller Williams Midwest-City, to Durant's former townhouse at 420 NE 2 at The Hill at Bricktown, built in 2011, remodeled in 2016, listed for $999,900 with Marcacci.

The 3,700-square-foot, three-story former Durant home — one of two he bought and combined that were separated again after he sold — is the gem of the tour.

It has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, three living rooms, two dining areas, a safe room and attached two-car garage. The kitchen has premium stainless appliances, a two-zone wine cooler, breakfast bar, Calcutta quartz island and fireplace.

On the second floor is a complete home gym with two saunas — wet and dry. The master suite has a spa-style bath with soaking tub. Other features include Robert Delaney chandeliers, a Viz art glass champagne light fixture, wet bar and large sliding doors leading to the balcony.

But sparkle is not the only story when it comes to living in Deep Deuce, Marcacci said.

Savings is, he said, "how affordable this lifestyle really is," even considering homeowners association dues.

"While at first glance the HOA dues may seem high ($532 per month in one example at The Hill), our owners report saving $500-$1,500 per month coming from their single-family suburban homes," Marcacci said. "This is because of the green design elements included in these homes, which drives the price, and most do not realize how much the HOA covers.

"First, most are unaware that the bulk of the homeowners insurance is included, leaving the owners with only a contents policy to carry themselves. The landscaping and irrigation are included, as well as the exterior maintenance, including the roof. Natural gas, basic cable, high-speed internet, then even items like snow and ice removal and holiday decorations.

"In short, our homeowners come here to be a part of the continued renaissance of Oklahoma City and the overall maintenance-free, lock-and-go lifestyle. They love not commuting 30-60 minutes per day and getting that time back for themselves and their families. The bonus is the insurance and landscaping typically covers the entire cost of the HOA dues. The rest is money in the bank."

Open for the event will be properties like these:

27 NE 3, $649,500, listed with Mike McPherson, of Metro First Realty: "Light, bright and white and has cosmetically been brought up to 2019 standards. Unit features 2,387 square feet of conditioned living space plus five walk-out balconies. The 364-square-foot third-floor balcony features a fireplace and provides incredible views of downtown OKC."

245 NE 4, $699,900, listed with Linda Shingleton, of Keller Williams Realty Elite: "Tri-level condo in Block 42. It has 19-foot ceilings, a double-sided fireplace and a beautiful view of downtown OKC. It also features a rooftop patio, private entry and secure, attached two-car garage."

18 NE 3, $718,000, listed with Joy Baresel, of Verbode Group: "Three-story brownstone. With three master bedrooms and 3½ baths, this townhouse would make fantastic multigenerational living, or second home to entertain friends. ... High ceilings and hardwood floors offer a modern look."

420 NE 1, $899,950, listed with Robert Angelo, of KirkAngel Inc.: "Incredible three-story masterpiece with amazing views from all windows. Let the elevator carry you to your destination and enjoy the large balcony accessed from living and kitchen areas."

Others properties on the tour are:

• 444 N Central Avenue Villas, No. 101.

• 444 N Central Avenue Villas, No. 304.

• 333 NE 4, Block42.

• 301 NE 4.

• 400 NE 2.

• 405 NE 1.

• 213 N Geary Ave.

• 507 NE 1.

• 421 NE 1 Terrace.

• 418 NE 1 Terrace.

• 249 NE 4, No. 12.

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<strong>The Maywood at 425 N Oklahoma Ave. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]</strong>

The Maywood at 425 N Oklahoma Ave. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked... Read more ›

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