NORMAN — When Andy and Elizabeth Greenhaw first saw the 2,100-square-foot home at 1901 Pin Oak Circle, they fell in love with the lot. Built in 1972 and located in an older part of Norman near campus, it was the couple's dream location.
“We wanted an older home with established trees,” said Elizabeth Greenhaw. “That's why we chose the addition.”
There was just one drawback — they weren't sure the home would be large enough to accommodate their growing family. Fortunately, they had a vision that resulted in a remodel soon after they bought the home in 1982, followed by a second remodel last year that added more than 1,700 square feet and included an expanded kitchen, a new master suite, an outdoor living area and a three-car garage.
An addition off the living room also houses Elizabeth's mother's parlor grand piano that's more than 100 years old.
“I really wanted a place for it,” she said. “It's special to me because it's a family piece, and I grew up playing it.”
The home is one of five featured on the Assistance League of Norman's Holiday Home Tour on Friday and Saturday.
Although modern in decor, the Greenhaws' home is set up with family in mind. One wing is dedicated to the couple's daughters, Ainsley, 7, and Milley, 4. The girls' bedrooms are there, as well as a large playroom and guest room.
The master suite on the opposite side of the house features two walk-in closets, one of which is a FEMA-approved storm shelter.
The highlight of the home, the Greenhaws say, is the outdoor living area. The covered patio features a dining table, a separate seating area, a grill, a sink, a refrigerator and a flat-screen television overlooking the family's saltwater pool.
“We really get three seasons of use out of it,” Elizabeth Greenhaw said. “Probably the only time we don't use it is in the dead of winter.”
The Greenhaws said the home easily could be their forever home.
“It's the perfect house for now, and the perfect house for when we are empty nesters,” Elizabeth Greenhaw said.
The home tour, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, also features the homes of Stan and Cheryl Berry, 712 Juniper Lane; Robert and Libbi Holbrook, 216 Foreman Circle; Michael Pullen and Jim Allred, 402 Scarlet Street; and Steve Skidmore and Jim Helberg, 1901 Quail Creek Drive.
Tickets for the tour are $20 and are available from any Assistance League member, as well as Brockhaus Jewelry, Cayman's, Christmas Expressions, Havenbrook Funeral Home, Kerns, Mister Robert and Tulip's.
Tickets will be available at the homes during the event for $25.
The home tour is a project of the Assistance League of Norman's Provisional Class. Proceeds will fund the league's seven programs, including Operation School Bell, which helps provide children with new clothing, shoes and hygiene kits so they can arrive in the classroom ready to learn.