“Living in HiFi” Lortondale Home Tour June 13th

31 May

“Living in HiFi” will be an annual modern home tour hosted by the Modern Tulsa committee of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. Focused on mid-century modern residential architecture, the tour will seek to promote an awareness and the preservation of this oft-overlooked and dismissed style of architecture.

“Living in HiFi” will premiere June 13th in the historic Lortondale Neighborhood. See photos of Lortondale.
Designed and built in 1954 by Tulsa duo Donald Honn (architect) and Howard Grubb (builder), the Lortondale Neighborhood was the recipient of a multitude of national design awards. The neighborhood was featured in an array of magazines including House and Home and Better Homes and Gardens.

In recent years Lortondale has experienced something of a rebirth. A new generation of homeowners, interested in modern design, are snapping up the houses just as fast as they come on the market. After decades of neglect, many of the houses in the neighborhood are being restored to their former modern glory. Most importantly, the Lortondale Community is experiencing the same restoration.

This year’s tour seeks to convey the energy that is the Lortondale Neighborhood today. Featured are 6 houses in various stages of completion. From the beginning stages of a restovation to a virtually complete example of HiFi-modern bliss, this tour of Lortondale will show you what all the buzz is about.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day-of. The tour will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 with an after party lasting from 8:30 -?

Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:

Dwelling Spaces
119 South Detroit

Urban Furnishings
3636 South Peoria

Ida Red Boutique
3346 South Peoria

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture
2210 South Main

hope to see you there!


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6 Responses to ““Living in HiFi” Lortondale Home Tour June 13th”

  1. cole 01. Jun, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    This is going to be a lot of fun guys. Hope everyone can make it!

  2. OKmodern 02. Jun, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    Are the six homes on the tour all within walking distance? Or is a car required?

    And by car I mean a `63 Catalina with an eight track.

  3. cole 04. Jun, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    The homes are all within the same subdivision. I would estimate it being about a 8 block walk in total. Sounds like the ‘63 would fit right in if you want to cruise it over and show it off though.

  4. Sarah 16. Jun, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    When will we see the pics from this? :)

  5. shane hood 19. Jun, 2009 at 4:18 am #

    We are working on a recap story of the tour and it will be out soon.


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