Mahogany makes up the beams in the ceiling as well as down the walls. There are large columns, windows and a grand staircase as you enter the house. According to historical data, the staircase was built and torn down seven times before Mrs. Burnett was completely satisfied that it was perfect.
The mansion is surrounded by huge columns supporting a two-story front porch. In addition, columns also support a covered circle drive. The porch circles the home, creating a glamorous space for outdoor entertaining or afternoon tea.
Bates Burnett made his money in oil and wanted a grand home to be a featured attraction in Sapulpa. The 6,500 square foot plantation-style home has tiffany stained glass windows and fixtures, cut glass windows and doors. It was built to be a great place to entertain.
Among many unique features of this house is the "Card Room", which has a private entry door arrayed with a 14-Karat gold "B". The room was used by Mr. Burnett to entertain his friends, where they would drink, smoke and play cards.