“We'd like to find a good home for them,” Fitzsimmons said.
Other stops on the tour are:
• 6614 N Pennsylvania (James and Jennifer Weinland)
Fitzsimmons Architects took on this challenge as well, opening up the interior of the Colonial-inspired home by installing a porch and larger windows on the ground floor as well as replacing the tiny second-story dormers with expanded “sky windows” to allow light in from above.
• Saxum, 1300 N Broadway
HSEarchitects helped the growing public relations firm expand its layout, turning the former 1950s-era Kirkpatrick Oil Co. building in Automobile Alley into a fresh, functional work space. The lobby offers a nod to the building's beginnings with a large-scale graphic of an oil rig on one wall and a portrait of founder John Kirkpatrick on the opposite wall.
• 1000 NW 37
This historic fourplex, built in the 1930s, was on the cusp of demolition last year when Norman builder-developer Brent Swift bought it. Butzer Gardner Architects worked with Swift to rebuild both the interior and the exterior. Seven condos are now on the property, each with its own private patio, maple cabinetry and hardwood floors.
• Fire Station No. 6, 21 N Lincoln Blvd
Completed last fall, the new incarnation of Station No. 6 has been situated to better serve downtown, but LWPB Architecture's design is energy-efficient and environmentally friendly with technology that automatically powers down kitchen and entertainment systems when the alarm goes off.
• Nichols Law Firm, 104 E Main St. in Norman
Attorney Drew Nichols sought out Butzer Gardner Architects and Brent Swift Construction after seeing their work on another vintage property in downtown Norman. His new office combines his modern work spaces with the deep, red brick walls of the original structure and its vintage bank vault.
• Fitzsimmons Residence, 1228 NW 36
The tour revisits a project that has been ongoing for several years. Those on the 2010 tour saw renovations to the main house, which was built as a duplex in 1916, that opened up its interior and made it more modern. This year's tour highlights the progress on the main house as well as a studio, garage and the outdoor areas on the property. Owners Kenneth and
• The Creek House, 2116 Covell Lane in
This semirural home features an open floor plan and exposed interior woodwork, and it will be in the final stages of construction when tour time rolls around. Owners Brad and Lynn Fielding have been working closely with D5 Architecture to create a home with flexible space suitable for entertaining. The home is designed to be low-maintenance and
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