Rowsey Mansion, 14th Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Seven fireplaces, historical, and gorgeous. A real estate listing like that is pretty much guaranteed to find a spot on my blog.

It's especially true when most of the ground floor rooms look like this:

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest British designs for this Italian Renaissance house. The original owner Mr. Rowsey was of UK descent, though, so there's my excuse. That and how well-matched the designs are.

If we say that room was our English inspired lounge, then this one could be our music room:

The kitchen is one of the few rooms that doesn't have a fireplace, but it does have a mural and a scalloped copper vent hood...

...that was reason enough for me to get a little Photoshop going:

I was inspired by the scalloped copper hood and other goodies in Patricia Altschul's kitchen:


I probably should have photoshopped in her patient puppy dogs. They'd go well with any design.

Rowsey Mansion was built in 1925 by William Eugene Rowsey. He was not a man to let grass grow under his feet. He moved to Muskogee in 1902 to "take charge" of the territorial bank while the state was still considered Indian Territory, and also became prominent in education, oil, and business.

Besides all those fireplaces I mentioned, the Rowsey house has 5 bedrooms, a pool, and an elevator. Its earned its very own coloring page in Muskogee's Historical Properties Coloring Book.


The Zillow listing is here, and the listing on Old House Dreams is here.

If It Were Mine is (finally) now on Instagram! I'm still learning to navigate all the hallways. Please follow me on there so I'm not sitting at the lunch table all by myself.  #instagramrookie


Popular Posts