Hilltop Retreat in Northeast Oklahoma
Escape to your own hilltop retreat within an hour of Tulsa, whether you drive to work via Route 66 or the Will Rogers Turnpike. It’s also an easy drive to Bartlesville via Highway 60. Of course you can easily get to Adair, Chelsea, Claremore, Pryor Creek, and Vinita. Although you are in Craig County, you are right across the line from Rogers County and Mayes County. The Grand Lake of the Cherokees is within a half an hour too. You have your choice of many routes and yet once you are home the world of business seems so remote. There are no neighbors to disturb you.
Here you can watch the sunset from your front porch with no traffic noise, only whispering breezes. Each morning you can enjoy your first cup of coffee on your screened-in porch accessible from both the master bedroom and the family room. As the rising sun peeks over the distant foothills of the Ozarks, the plain below you spreads out like carpet, dotted with barns and sheds amidst the pastoral scene of rolling meadows, glistening ponds, and patches of woods. The cows and horses feed quietly in the fields below you, oblivious to your presence. A flock of wild ducks swims on your pond. You plan a summer garden while the birds dive in and out of the bushes. Perhaps you will plant an orchard on the south slope to the right of the driveway. You make a mental note to buy a sled or toboggan for the next snow. Not a sound can be heard from the tiny trucks inching across the plain. Morning fog almost obscures the grain elevators in Afton to the northeast and the towers of the power plant in Chouteau to the south.
Back in the house you make breakfast in the large country kitchen with beautiful knotty pine cabinetry. This morning you eat at the breakfast bar rather than at the big table adjoining the family room. You're pleased with the wonderful kitchen with it's pantry and appliance garage. You just love your home with its 3-bedroom split floor plan featuring two master bedrooms. There is a view from every window. You even found north light here for painting and drawing. It is so pleasant in every direction.
As you clean up the kitchen you gaze through the little greenhouse window over the sink and look across the screen porch; you are mesmerized by the view and wish you didn’t have to go to work; but then you remember that you have internet access and you really don’t have to leave the house.
So you play a bit first; you retreat to your workshop in it’s own room off the garage and you tinker. After that you open the third garage door at the back of the garage and you hop on your ATV for a little spin, postponing real work for just a little longer. You inspect your domain, your private kingdom. You wonder if you will get three cuttings of hay this year or just two, remembering that you average about 36 round bales with each cutting . You stop off at the front of the house and go through the little picket fence to visit your flower garden.
Before you put your ATV away, you wash it along with your car right in the garage because you have a floor drain and a spigot inside the garage. You go back into the house through your enormous mud room where you have your washer and dryer along with a big country sink.
Now you take a leisurely bath in the whirlpool tub and gaze out the window at your private view of the gardens and fields below you.
Then you finally decide to work at your big kitchen table at one end of the country kitchen. You like to face eastward so you can look through the family room and out the windows to the world beyond. It is so relaxing to live here. You feel very blessed.
Approximately 24.75 acres. Fee simple: all minerals are included.
Debbie Solano, CRS, ABR, CDPE, CHMS, e-PRO, GRI, REOS, SRES
Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors -- Land & Ranch Division
4408 S. Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74135