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Couple's 'forever' home included on Norman house tour

The Assistance League of Norman is sponsoring its annual home tour, featuring five houses, one of which belongs to Andy and Elizabeth Greenhaw at 1901 Pin Oak Circle.
BY TAMI ALTHOFF Published: November 14, 2012

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.

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