Show house to benefit music
The 40th Symphony Show House will be open to the public May 4-19, featuring the work of 34 interior and landscape designers, organizers said Friday. “The Trio in The Abbey” will present three new homes in “The Abbey,” a subdivision of the Fairview Farm neighborhood at NW 150 and Western Avenue.
The three homes will present different styles of architecture and design: a 2,646-square-foot Italianate style with Mediterranean features and luxury trimmings; a 4,208-square-foot traditional home with four bedrooms, a theater room and a master suite with a sitting area and spa bathroom; and a 4,590-square-foot contemporary style with a full basement with walk-in wine room and outdoor living area with gas fireplace.
The Symphony Show House is a fundraising project of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League that benefits music education and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Tickets are available online for $15 each. Go to www.SymphonyShowHouse.com for details.
Le Norman Properties adds space
David D. Le Norman, owner of Le Norman Properties LLC and its affiliates, recently bought two Class A office buildings in Gaillardia Office Park through a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. Le Norman acquired 74,961-square-foot 4801 Gaillardia Parkway for $13.5 million and 43,375-square-foot 4700 Gaillardia Parkway for $8 million. Le Norman already owned 4747 Gaillardia Parkway and 4727 Gaillardia Parkway, home of his corporate offices.
The acquisitions, along with his purchase of One Benham Place, 9400 Broadway Extension, in 2011, make Le Norman Properties one of the largest investors in Class A office space in northwest Oklahoma City. Le Norman negotiated the purchases with Tre Dupuy and Mark Beffort of Grubb & Ellis-Levy Beffort. Le Norman said he plans to expand his holdings.
State joins Google settlement
Attorney General Scott Pruitt this week joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement with Internet giant Google over its collection of data from unsecured wireless networks nationwide while taking photographs for its Street View service from 2008 to March 2010.
Google's Street View cars were equipped with antennae and open-source software that the company acknowledged collected network identification information for use in future geolocation services. Google also collected and stored data frames and other “payload data” being transmitted over those unsecured business and personal wireless networks.
Pruitt said Google has since disabled or removed equipment and software used to collect the payload data from its Street View vehicles, and agreed not to collect any additional information without notice and consent.