The cover story in the paper’s Real Estate section today begins this way:
Metropolitan Home magazine took a rare trip into the heartland for its April issue “Renovation Goes Green & Gorgeous!” and landed at the home of Cara and Robert Barnes in Oklahoma City.
The Barnes’ mid-century home at 2532 Pembroke Terrace garnered eight glossy pages in the prestigious chronicle of modern design.
George Seminoff, just out of OSU’s School of Architecture, designed this house in 1957, and it’s just undergone a golden-anniversary facelift. A classic ranch, roughly 2700 square feet, this house shows that Seminoff was a major Frank Lloyd Wright fan but open to a wide range of influences. The rooms aren’t the least bit square: 30- and 60-degree angles are everywhere. There’s what was described as the True In-Law plan: a wing with a bedroom, a bath, and an actual kitchenette (since removed). One place we dared not venture was into the library, which has cork wallpaper (!) and a leather floor (!!). Look up in the living room, and there are redwood beams; the cabinetry is ash. The walls are Venetian plaster and utterly gorgeous. And for fans of sunshine, as I am, there are new floor-to-ceiling Arcadia glass windows along the back of the house (a great view of the pool).
Bill Quick would probably love this place.