Lortondale homes for sale in Tulsa – My first real estate experience in the Lortondale subdivision was representing a gentleman who was selling his parents’ home, an original “showcase” home built when the Lortondale subdivision began in the 1950s. Although I have never been a huge fan of paneling, this home had the most amazing preserved mahogany paneling, cabinets and doors throughout the home. The Seller did all that he needed to do to prepare the home for sale, and we had a contract within four days of listings – in fact, we had multiple offers and much interest in the home.
From that listing, I picked up two additional buyers – one of which wound up purchasing a home in another neighborhood, but the other buyer (Tom) was adamant about living in Lortondale.
Boundaries of the proper Lortondale subdivision are 26th Street and 31st Street, Yale and Hudson Avenues in Tulsa.
Lortondale homes for sale in Tulsa – and the architectural styles
When shopping with Tom, I quickly realized that he knew the entire history of Lortondale and could recognize the work of every architect in that area. When we closed on his home, he actually read the 8-inch thick abstract at the closing table (thank you FirsTitle & Abstract for your patience that day) to find proof that the home he was about to take possession of was indeed designed by the architect of his choice. Thankfully, it was.
What sets Lortondale architecture’s tone are the nearly-flat roofs, beautiful floor to glass ceilings at the rear of the home, mahogany paneled walls and modern design of the early 1950s.
Built around a community center and community pool, the Lortondale subdivision remains active today with a strong neighborhood association, community events and web site. And Lortondale is home to Darlington Park.
The best word to describe homes in this area is “contemporary.”
The Lortondale neighborhood association is very active and keeps busy with events. Recently they hosted a Hi-Fi Home Tour and neighborhood cook-out. Upcoming events include a meeting to discuss the benefits of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, they are planning a neighborhood clean-up day and neighborhood block party. They are also preparing for their 3rd Annual Lortondale Holiday Home Tour.
Lortondale homes for sale in Tulsa and Market Update – The average size home in Lortondale is 1500 square feet and average sales price is slightly over $112,000, with several homes selling above $125,000 this year. Having represented both Buyers and Sellers in this area, I’ve noticed a real improvement in property conditions as younger people move into the neighborhood and the neighborhood association remains active.
Please call me if you are shopping for a home in midtown Tulsa — I LIVE here! 918-852-5036!