Cuisine Scenes on a Kitchen Tour

The Baetz kitchen: One stop on the tour

Every home has one – it’s one of the prerequisites – yet it remains one of the most memory-rich and inspirational rooms in the house. So it’s with good reason that the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance has hosted a Kitchen Tour in Nichols Hills for over 20 years. Despite its ubiquity, the kitchen remains a special spot, where the soul of the home is found, where the warmth comes from camaraderie as much as the oven … or, to put it more simply in the words of homeowner Treca Baetz, “This is where we live.”

One of the stars of the 2014 tour, the Baetz kitchen feels so large and welcoming in part because of its recent renovation when the family moved in. A collaboration between builder Tim Hughes, architect Sam Gresham and Treca herself, this part of the remodel focused on giving the kitchen more space. It had been almost entirely closed off by a wall between it and the formal dining room; with that separator removed, the kitchen is bathed in natural light from three directions. Its eye-catching backsplash is Walker Zanger ceramic tile and pairs beautifully with the creamy cool quartzite countertops.

Co-chairs Marni Sigmon and Brenda Goetzinger, plus the five hosts of these elegant homes, invite you to share in an ample helping of inspiration by taking the Fall Kitchen Tour of Nichols Hills, set for Sunday, October 19, from 11 am until 5 pm. The 2014 addresses are:

Cary and Treca Baetz 
1601 Drury Lane

Dr. Scott and Alison Calhoon 
1500 Glenwood Avenue

Christian and Amy Guzzy 
1505 Drury Lane

Hank and Michelle Kraft 
1504 Dorchester Drive

Brian and Julie Tibbs   
 1114 Bedford Drive
 

 Guests can visit the homes in any order – tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance, and the tour beneficiaries for 2014 are the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Schools for Healthy Lifestyles. Call 990.6068 or visit ocmsalliance.org for more information.  

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