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  • Why Brutalist Architecture is Hated and Loved

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    While it may sound off-putting or even a little scary, Brutalism is actually a distinctive type of architecture and a very interesting phenomenon. Brutalism was a controversial architectural movement in the middle of the 20th century. It led to the construction of some dramatic-appearing yet functional buildings, many of which are still in use as of the present day. What is Brutalism? Brutalism is a style of architecture that descended from the Modernist movement. It was fashionable from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s and is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity in some circles.

  • Oklahoma City Realtors to star in HGTV hit show 'House Hunters'

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Troy and Denise Schroder of Keller Williams Realty Elite will be featured in an episode of “House Hunters” in the show’s first visit to Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Sept. 13.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: From traditional to modern and everything in between

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Back in my college days of idealism, when I worked for no pay, I wrote a paper called “From Fiction to Non-Fiction: Writing Along the Continuum.” I looked at writing at its extremes, from fantastified fiction to stripe-straight reporting, with stopovers at essay, memoir, humor and opinion writing. I did this for selfish reasons. If I were going to be a writer, I wanted to write it all: facts, lies and everything in between. (Hence this column, a blend of fact and fiction if there ever was one.) I wanted to know the rules, so I could break them. I feel the exact same way about decorating. Maybe that’s ideal, but I don’t like to feel pigeonholed.

  • Listing of the Week: 223 N Second St., Okarche

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    The two-story, brick Old English-Tudor-style home has a garage apartment, saltwater pool and new cabana.

  • Rod Moesel: Fall brings gardening opportunities

    By Rod Moesel | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Now is a great time to plant all the seasonal color for fall including hardy mums, pansies, asters, flowering kale and cabbage.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 13

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Oklahoma City Bockus Payne Associates Architects, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., school, remodel, $3,250,000. Maccini Construction Co., 14809 Gaillardia Lane, residence, erect, $1,375,000. Patricia Hill-Adams Hill Development Consulting, 208 S Council Road, restaurant, erect, $750,000. The Roberts Group, 16421 Scotland Way, residence, erect, $650,000. Onpoint Construction, 8815 Legacy Crossing Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Chad Hemphill Construction LLC, 15604 Via Sierra, residence, erect, $550,000. Meycon Construction, 2936 SW 59, recreation center, remodel, $450,000. Meycon Construction, 2936 SW 59, recreation center, remodel, $450,000. Certis Construction LLC, 12401 N MacArthur Blvd.,

  • Mesta Festa to celebrate end of summer at Perle Mesta Park in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Residents of the Mesta Park neighborhood in Oklahoma City are encouraging families to celebrate the official end to summer during Mesta Festa.

  • Concept Homes tour fights childhood hunger

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    The News 9 Concept Homes tour will provide new ideas and concepts for building and home decor, and raise awareness and money to fight childhood hunger through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Underwater homeowners hold their breath

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    For many underwater borrowers who plan to receive principal reductions this year or already have, it’s still nail-biting time. But the odds for eventual renewal by Congress — yes, even this Congress — appear to be a little better than even.

  • Edmond Exchange for Sept. 12, 2014

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly column, is about what is happening in Edmond.

  • 203K Home Buyer Loan: What Is It and Who's Eligible

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The 203K is a home-ownership loan program originated by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is a division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This type of FHA-guaranteed mortgage loan can allow you to either buy a home that's in poor shape and fix it up, or refinance and repair your current home. The loan comes in two types: 1. A regular 203K is suitable for homes that require structural repair. You will receive an amount equal to the property's as-is value plus the cost of repair OR 110 percent of the estimated value of the home after repairs. 2. A streamlined 203K is faster to process and is more easily obtainable these days. It applies to fixer-uppers that need only non-structural repairs.

  • Cleveland Neighborhood holds party in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Cleveland Neighborhood Association in northwest Oklahoma City held its Gazebo Party on Tuesday.

  • Create Easy Eco-Friendly Décor Accents with Fall Fruit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    With the change of season, you're probably looking for a few home decor touches that say "Autumn." You'd like them to be seasonal, eco-friendly, easy to make, and, most of all, charming and welcoming … just like your house. Decorating with fall fruits is not only eye-catching and fun, the green part is that when you're done with them, you can repurpose the fruit as part of a healthy meal. Fruit Bowl Fill a pretty bowl with a pleasing array of fall fruit in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Put it on display in your living room or foyer. Choose fruit that will stay good for a week or so (how about rich red pomegranates?) or change it out frequently.

  • 10 Popular Roofing Styles: Which is the Best for You?

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they cover. Factors to consider when choosing a roof are local climate, cost to build and maintain, and the style of your home as a whole. If you are actively planning to build a house -- or just daydreaming about your future residence -- it's fascinating to learn about different roofing styles and decide which one you like best. 1. Flat A flat roof is the simplest kind to build. It takes the least amount of roofing material but needs to be carefully waterproofed, because it doesn't drain well.

  • UCO celebrates Asian Moon Festival in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The University of Central Oklahoma will hold the 13th annual Asian Moon Festival at Plunkett Park on the Edmond campus.

  • Iris society to hold sale this weekend

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Oklahoma Iris Society sale begins Friday at the Will Rogers Exhibition Center

  • Special dog adoption event is coming to Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Finding homes for dogs is the aim of the event set at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn in Oklahoma City.

  • Recycled Content Tile: Choose the Eco-Friendly Option

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Whether it's used for flooring, backsplashes, or countertops, tile is beautiful, durable, and fire resistant. Easy to maintain using biodegradable cleansers, it's also hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly. It doesn't off-gas dangerous VOCs, absorb pollutants, or harbor allergens. If a part is damaged, you won’t need an expensive replacement for your entire tiled area. Recycled content tile, a relative newcomer to the home improvement scene, goes conventional tile one better by offering all its traditional advantages together with an even more impressive green scorecard.

  • Cleveland County Free Fair marks 107th anniversary

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Cleveland County Free Fair visitors didn’t let the rain dampen their fun on Saturday in Norman.