Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Tour Kitchens Designed to Inspire

The OCMS Kitchen Tour Returns



 

Comfortable living areas, cozy bedrooms and multiple bathrooms are all very nice, but it’s just not a home without a well-equipped kitchen.


The most popular room in the house takes center stage Oct. 18 in a tour of Nichols Hills residences organized by the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance – so if you’re planning a remodel or are just hungry for inspiration in design and décor, visit the five homes on the tour to get an inside look at marvelous combinations of form and utility in the vibrant hearts of these beautiful residences.

Tour chair Berna Goetzinger explains, “The kitchen tour has become a tradition of the Alliance, and its biggest fundraising project,” and that organizers “are grateful to have such an amazing fundraiser that people can enjoy and at the same time raise money for hardworking nonprofit organizations.” In previous years, the tour proceeds have been awarded to two beneficiaries, but Goetzinger describes Alliance members as “proud and thrilled” that this year will add a third: the Mental Health Association Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank and Health Alliance for the Uninsured.

The 24th annual tour is self-guided, and includes a Starbucks coffee bar and raffles at each home, as well as cooking demonstrations from the pros at The Culinary Kitchen, 7222 N Western. Bon appetit.
 

The Albers kitchen


► 6609 NW Grand

The design of this spectacular space was a collaborative effort of designer Jim Frazier, builder John Gilbert and homeowners Leigh Ann and Paul Albers. Barbara Quillian Fine Interiors supplied all the furniture, lighting fixtures and accessories. The lines of the cabinets, drawers and built-in shelves are sleek and minimal, but the materials – walnut trim, creamy tiles, glossy granite – are warm and rich, making an overall effect that’s simultaneously welcoming and grandly impressive, allowing artwork and decorative elements to pop. And the glass walls give the owners a spectacular view of Grand Boulevard Park while imparting an almost gallery feel; like a display in an exhibition of fine design. The oversized kitchen islands house an Ilve stove, sink, dishwasher and refrigerator drawers under the granite (the result of quite a bit of work from Young Brothers, who doubled its thickness). There’s even a second kitchen space in an adjacent pantry that serves as a prep area for entertaining. One tour house each year is designated as a representative for a major sponsor; even among the beauty filling this year’s tour, it’s not difficult to see why the Albers residence is the 2015 Integris home.


► 1606 Norwood Place

Originally built in 1954, this home belonged to Ryan’s grandparents for more than 50 years. Ryan and Jessica decided to renovate here instead of building a new house – so it’s a true family home and a special place to raise their children. They did, however, get Terry Carlson’s help to entirely redesign and reconstruct it from top to bottom, including eliminating the formal dining and living areas. The large island is functional for prep and cooking, but also integral to the group atmosphere while entertaining with family and friends, and Jessica loves being able to cook while still being a part of everything.


► 1204 Marlboro Lane

Modern and transitional designs are on display throughout this newly constructed home, built by AC Dwellings with much input from the owners. Seda cooks all of the family meals and really enjoys the two sinks, secret prep areas behind sliding doors and drawers that open with the slightest touch or kick … but most of all, she loves having her two daughters sit at the huge island for front-row seats to the culinary action.


The Stone kitchen


► 6619 Avondale Drive

 Built in 1958, the Stones’ ranch-style abode had small rooms and low ceilings until a remodel from AC Dwellings raised the kitchen ceiling, removed some interior walls and helped make the house feel much larger and more open. The transformation adds new life and emphasis to the kitchen, most of whose appliances and features are concealed so as not to interfere with the flow of the home and beauty of the open living and dining space. (The massive reclaimed armoire on the west wall that houses the refrigerator is a classic Anders and Terry Carlson touch.) Display fronts on the cabinets show off the contents, but the windows themselves are the stars; they’re real leaded glass and are the sole remaining element original to the house. The remodel was so successful that Michael now says his favorite part is “everything.”


► 1505 Bedford Drive

This house is a total remodel taken down to the studs by contractor Rex Massey, with a finished look courtesy of designer and decorator Jennifer Welch. Sunlight bathes the kitchen from two directions and gleams off the oak, Caesarstone quartz and bronze pendants. The modern equipment – including slam-proof cabinets and drawers and a Sonic ice machine – combine with the overall radiance for a sophisticated and welcoming ambience.


See the Sights
The OCMS Kitchen Tour runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets are available at the door of each home for $20 on the day of the show, but you can find a discount by visiting ocmsalliance.org for ticket locations, and more information by calling 496.6217.



 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »You Might Like

Getting Social in Uptown 23rd

New concept Social: Deck + Dining coming soon

Madison Cunningham’s Come-Up

The young singer prepares to open an OKC show for The Punch Brothers

Touring Fort Smith

From the historic courtroom of Judge Isaac Parker to the new Park at West End, Elaine Warner finds plenty of highlights in Arkansas’ second-largest city.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

September 2018

No Events
No Events
No Events
No Events

More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
Website »

More information

This year will mark the eighth time the John F. Kennedy Awards have been celebrated, honoring individuals making a significant contribution to Oklahoma, its communities and its people, while paying...

Cost: $300

Where:
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Sponsor: Santa Fe Family Life Center
Telephone: 405-840-1817
Contact Name: James Timberlake
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

More than 20 speakers in a one-track session designed for the digital marketing professional, marketer, business owner or anyone interested in branding, PR, advertising, social media, SEO, search,...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: BigWing
Telephone: 405.475.4185
Contact Name: Janelle Archer
Website »

More information

Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

More information

Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

A fabulous art auction to raise money to help support Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO.

Cost: $100

Where:
CHK|Central Boathouse
732 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73129
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma A+ Schools at UCO
Telephone: 405.974.3791
Contact Name: Heather Bryant
Website »

More information

The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Join supporters in communities across the nation for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This family-friendly event raises funds to support the...

Cost: $10 for adults or children six and older

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive
Oklahoma City , OK  73116
View map »


Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
Website »

More information

Let’s end childhood cancer. Together! This September, supporters across the country will unite to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, an exciting, family-friendly...

Cost: $10 for Registration

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
View map »


Sponsor: ALSAC St. Jude Oklahoma City
Telephone: 405.403.7762
Contact Name: Emily Drover
Website »

More information

Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

More information

Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags