Outdoor tour features five homes

Five homes were featured on the Home and Outdoor Living Area Tour sponsored by the Women’s Forum and held as a benefit for the Pioneer Museum on Sunday afternoon.The only home entirely up for view was the C.D. Boyd home at 1600 Morris. The uniquely decorated home featured black accents throughout, artwork Boyd has collected from his travels, and varying ceiling heights of 14, 12, 11 and 9 feet.Boyd put much work into the home himself. He built and decorated the home, but did hire a painter from Louisiana to do the Venetian plaster. He also pointed out that all the travertine is imported, including the guest bath shower wall from Mexico and a kitchen centerpiece from Italy.The home also boasts a patio right off the master bedroom, which is also accessible from the rest of the back yard.Boyd, a decorator, real estate broker and home builder said his home on Morris Street was for sale. He finished the home in December.The other four homes included in the tour were all on Vista Court, and their outdoor living areas were featured as part of the tour. The home owners were Scott and Carla Morgan, B.J. and Wendy Smartt, Jerry and Linda Reeves and Marty and Lori Foust. All but the Smartt home had swimming pools with landscaping in the back yards.The Morgan outdoor area also had a pool house and cooking area. A winding outdoor staircase allowed access to a second-story room of the home from the back yard. The Foust pool was surrounded by unique metal artwork and sculptures mostly purchased from Lati’s Pottery Pig west of Sweetwater, which included two large palm trees. There was also a patio and sitting area. The Reeves pool included a slide for their grandchildren and a patio cooled with ceiling fans. They also had unique plants and trees including Oklahoma red buds and knockout roses.The Smartt home featured an outdoor kitchen and large playing area for their young children. There was also an outdoor sitting area with flat screen televisions. The Smartts also opened up a room that opens up to the patio, which B.J. Smartt called his “man cave.”