Developer announces plans for more modern architecture in SOSA district

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The SOSA district is an area growing in modern architecture.

"Every single piece of land will be built within the next 10 years. There is absolutely no question about it," Resident Dr. William Lovallo said.

It's a bold statement about the area between NW 6 and NW 10 near Classen Blvd.

William Lovallo built one of the first modern homes in this area in 2010.

It's a style that's been a passion for Lovallo since growing up in the Hollywood Hills.

"Even as a kid I thought they were cool. I didn't know anything about the architecture, but somehow I knew that was cool stuff," he said.

The architecture at this home includes clean lines, concrete walls, and a re-purposed basketball court from the University of North Carolina where Michael Jordan used to play.

"People would come down here and see several examples of modern architecture, and it inspired them," Lovallo said.

Developer Kayla Baker just announced plans for 14 single-family luxury homes in the neighborhood.

"We want it to be low maintenance, very minimalist and clean lines," Baker with Northline Development said.

The developer believes they have tapped into new territory.

"It's just so out of the blue, and it's not beige. It's not textured walls, and you know it's just so different and refreshing," Baker said.

Baker says she is expecting some challenges along the way.

"Building a modern home you have less room for error, and the focus is on those clean lines," Baker said.

But Lavallo says it is all worth it.

“I think 10 years from now this neighborhood is going to be nationally famous as having the greatest collection of modern architecture in one place," Dr. Lovallo said.

Right now, developers are still working to figure out how to price the homes.

They plan to start pre-selling the homes in July.

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