Church’s Home Tour Features Four Sites
From Staff Reports, The Oklahoman Newspaper : March 2005
Traditional décor, custom interior design and antique furnishings are among the themes of homes on the first ever home tour organized by Epworth United Methodist Church, 1901 N Douglas.
The tour will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 each or $15 per couple or family and may be purchased at tour homes. Funds raised will go to church missions. Visitors are invited to gather at Epworth’s Great Hall for refreshments.
Homes on the tour are:
Home of Duane Moore, 2112 NW 61, a showcase of custom interior design and original art.
“When I acquired it, the house was a standard three-bedroom with a back yard that just sloped down so that this house sat higher than the one behind it,” Moore said. “I hired Kelly Amen, an interior designer from Houston, and John Fluitt, an Oklahoma City architectural designer, to do the yard.
“The house was transformed from a three-bedroom to a one-bedroom with a study that could serve as a guest room.”
Other changes included a vaulted living room ceiling with a neon-design. The master bedroom comprises two original rooms, with one of the ceilings raised in an octagonal shape and covered with paper.
The shower was enlarged and enclosed with glass blocks. A room was added to the kitchen, and the yard was transformed with a courtyard and a swimming pool.