LOCATION: This historic home is located in the town of Wister, OK. Wister is a small town with about 1,000 people and is located about 10 miles southwest of the county seat of Poteau, OK. Lake Wister State Park, which is a 7,300 acre lake with 5 camping areas, is only a couple of miles away. The larger city of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, population about 80,000, is roughly 32 miles away.
LAND: This property sits on a very level 144 x 195 corner lot. There are several mature paper shell and regular pecan trees as well as a garden spot that the current owner had used for years. Other trees include Bradford Pear, Magnolia, Crepe Myrtle as well as other flowering shrubs.
SERVICES: Electric, city water, city sewer, natural gas, cable t.v., phone and mail delivery.
HISTORY: Construction on this fine home was first started in 1910 by a gentleman named Mr. Karr and was completed sometime in 1912. It was one of three houses that he built in the city of Wister for prominent families of that size and style. This particular home was built for a physician by the name of Shippy. Although Dr. Shippy passed away in 1928, his wife continued to reside in the home until 1964, at which time she went into a rest home and the current owners took possession of the home and have happily lived until the present.
HOME: This unique two story home has roughly 3,420 s.f. of heated and cooled living area. The lower level features a large entry, parlor, formal dining room, kitchen, living room, sleeping porch, utility and enclosed porch with entry to the small basement. The upper level has the 4 bedrooms all politely sitting on their corners with a full bathroom. The home has been very well maintained through the years and new windows and central heat and air has been added to the lower level. Vinyl siding and guttering have also been installed on both floors. The home has many of the original fixtures and beautiful pine hardwood floors. The entry newel post and balustrade are made of the same beautiful pine as are the door frame details. It is unknown when the sleeping porch was actually added, but the current owner has done lots of updating on the bathroom off of this space. Room dimensions and descriptions include the following:
ENTRY: 10.10 x 19.6, White carpet flooring, 12’ ceilings, plaster walls, ornate light fixture and pine trim detail around all doors and baseboards. The entry door has a large glass transome window above with glass side panels. The pine stairwell is square and simple in keeping with the lines of the house.
PARLOR: 13.6 x 15, Off-white carpet, mauve plaster walls with white plaster ceiling, original light fixture and gas fireplace with ceramic hearth and mirror above encased in pine. There is an arched doorway between the parlor and the formal dining room.
FORMAL DINING ROOM: 12 x 12.9, White carpet, mauve plaster walls with white accent above, 12’ ceilings, pine moldings, original light fixture, fancy pine window seat and built-in storage along wall.
KITCHEN: 12.2 x 13, Inlay flooring, 12’ ceilings, paneled wainscot walls with off-white above, lots of stained kitchen cabinets with rolled butcher block formica tops and backsplashes, stainless sink, dishwasher and electric kitchen stove. There is a door leading off of the kitchen which goes out to the utility room and the enclosed porch and basement entry.
LIVING ROOM: 16.5 x 17.3, Taupe carpet, 12’ ceilings, paneled and off-white textured walls, ceiling fan with light, gas fireplace with ceramic front, mirror and ornate pine mantle and surround.
UTILITY ROOM: 8 x 10, Inlay flooring, plaster walls, washer and dryer connections and hot water tank.
ENCLOSED PORCH: 7.6 x 20, Inlay flooring, plaster walls, door leading out to rear yard and garage. There is access to the basement from this area. The basement is roughly 8 x10.
SLEEPING PORCH/MASTER BEDROOM : 12.6 x 24.6, Pine baseboards, off-white plaster walls, windows on three sides of the room and closet.
BATHROOM: Inlay 12” tile look floors, ceramic tile floor to ceiling walls, single vanity with cabinetry below, ceramic backsplash, mirror and lighting above, commode and tub/shower.
BEDROOM #2: 14.4 x 14.6, Gray paneled walls, plaster ceilings and single closet.
BEDROOM #3: 12.9 x 12.9, Floral print carpet, white plaster walls and ceilings, two windows, gas heater and single closet.
BEDROOM #4: 15 x 16, Pine floors, paneled and plaster walls and ceilings, gas heater and closet.
BEDROOM #5: 14 x 17.6, Pine floors, blue plaster ceiling, window a.c. unit, closet, gas heater and four window.
UPSTAIRS BATHROOM: Inlay flooring, ceramic and plaster walls, commode, single vanity with mirror above and cabinetry below, ceramic tub/shower, linen cabinet and gas wall heater.
There is an attic fan in the upstairs of the house.
“L” SHAPED FRONT PORCH: 7 x 29 on one side and 7 x 35 on the other. There is a porch swing and wrought iron railings with steps down to both the front and side yards.
DETACHED GARAGE: 18 x 25, This building is masonite construction with a composition roof and cement floor. There is an electric garage door.
CONCRETE PATIO AREA: 12 x 30
STORAGE BUILDING: 14 x 14, White masonite building with a composition roof.
CHICKEN HOUSE: 15 x 18, Brick with electric.
PRICE: $145,000.00 REDUCED!!!!!!!!!
COMMENTS: Become the third owner of this charming home that has been lovingly updated with the comforts of today!!!!!
CALL DARALI MIXON AT 918.647.6664
PROPERTY NUMBER: 35018-69720