Cowboy culture, oil wells, the grit and glimmer of a modern metropolis – this is Oklahoma City. And for those looking to buy a home in “The Sooner State,” we are taking a closer look at just how far $1 million will go. What we find may surprise you.

Oklahoma City is no stranger to luxury buyers, and this week our home search led us to 108 Lake Aluma Drive. The four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom ranch rests in an idyllic setting. According to the listing it’s nestled in Lake Aluma, a luxury lakeside micro-community hidden in the heart of Oklahoma City, offering the serenity of nature amidst the bustling city.

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GUTHRIEEleven years before this week’s historical shelter was built, the town was a small railroad stop. In fact, Guthrie, Oklahoma, went from train stop to town of more 10,000 in six scant hours in 1889.

That’s right — the April 1889 land run made Guthrie a boom town in less than a day. Because of that, it was designated a territory capital almost immediately, and the state capital of Oklahoma in 1907 (although a short three years later, voters chose Oklahoma City as the new capitol).

The home that is now known as the White Peacock Inn was built in 1900. The stately Colonial Revival mansion features a two-story wrap around front porch with large square columns, a large Palladian dormer, and a one-story entrance portico with columns. (more…)