Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Tulsa Hacienda


Here is a house I have always admired.  I like the white stucco, I like the flat upper section with the poles jutting out like an old adobe structure, and I like the little arched windows that step up the side.

But most of all I like the steps faced with Mexican tile that lead up to the front walk. The top has worked in the house number. Each row is different, colorful but tasteful.

8 comments:

Susan Main said... [Reply to comment]

That's such a cool staircase and house too. What's the temperature in the air? I imagine it's warm - much warmer than my home in Vancouver BC Canada. It's a nice day here, with spring flowers coming up - but probably a lot colder than Tulsa! Thanks for the photo.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, I am with Susan here. This looks to have warmed up considerably. The grass is even getting some colour back into it. Over here, this sort of house would be, well not pretentious, but would not fit in. Whereas you have that sort of Mexican/Native influence. I agree about the poles and the stepped windows and yes especially about the steps. Very attractive. I find your house numbers very strange indeed. How come do they go up into the thousands? We must have much shorter streets than you do. Even if we have one long street eg New South Head Road, every time it changes to a new suburb the house numbering starts again.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That's a very nice looking house. Sensibly they put a pitched roof. A flat roof like in New Mexico wouldn't work here. Too much rain.

maryt/theteach said... [Reply to comment]

That's a real beauty, Tulsa Gent! Thank you for the pleasure of viewing it! :)

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Oklahoma is quite a bit farther south than Vancouver so I imagine we are warmer, But you are near the ocean which moderates the extremes somewhat. Oklahoma is famous for the unpredictable weather here. 2 weeks ago we had freezing rain and snow. Today it was almost spring like and my daffodils are reaching up and preparing for spring.

As for our street numbers Tulsa is built on a large grid with street numbers that start in the center and extend out in all 4 directions. In general the east - west streets are numbered and the north - south streets are named. Major streets are one mile apart and the numbering scheme extends out into what once were smaller towns around the periphery. Numbers can run up to 5 digits. Once you understand the pattern it makes everything easy to find.

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful "Mosaique" and Hacienda.
Saludos,
Serge

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Can understand why you like the house but I'd need a handrail to get up those steps AND, just imagine returning from the supermarket after a week's shopping!

Sandra Gaspar said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful!