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Wildlife is part of landscape at wooded Foxmore Estates

Turkey and deer are frequent visitors, and an occasional wildcat or mountain lion also wander through the addition in southeast Oklahoma City.

BY DYRINDA TYSON Published: November 17, 2012
/articleid/3729155/1/pictures/1883818">Photo - Cassidi, Ambre and Ron Gooch, and Pistol Pete, are shown at their home, 13217 SE 94 in the Foxmor Estates neighborhood.
Cassidi, Ambre and Ron Gooch, and Pistol Pete, are shown at their home, 13217 SE 94 in the Foxmor Estates neighborhood.

The great outdoors is ever present in the parade home as well, where large windows face out the backyard where the deer — and sometimes the pushy squirrel — forage. Pale, curved walls and a soaring ceiling in the main room maximize natural light. Dark wood accents and smooth lines offer a hint of Art Deco without budging the design out of the 21st century.

Jordan, who has been in business since 1970, said he designed the home to suit his own tastes, with space that could be used different ways to accommodate different-size families or even empty-nesters.

“See that room there?” he said, pointing toward a room overlooking a fountain out front. It could serve a multitude of functions, he said — another eating area, a sitting room, maybe an office. “You know what you do to turn it into an office?” he said, gesturing toward a light fixture overhead. “Take out that light and put in a fan.”

Foxmor offers single-gate access, Jordan said, and residents can even monitor the gate and other cameras throughout the neighborhood on their smartphones.

Gates can be opened via smartphone as well. That, along with home alarm systems, appeals to a lot of buyers, especially those in the military.

“These guys, when they left town for a while — you know, these pilots — they felt good for their family,” Jordan said.

Mid-Del’s well-regarded schools add to Foxmor’s appeal, often bringing back the hometown crowd, Jordan said.

“People who grew up and went to high school in this school system, and they want their kids to have the same great experience in the same great school system,” he said.

The neighborhood is benefiting from an influx of residents including new Boeing employees, oil lease workers, and Tinker employees, all in varying stages of life. Gary Gooch, builder and sales associate with Jordan — and Ron’s brother — called it a good mix.

“We’ve been very blessed,” he said.

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