Originally the Norton-Johnson Buick Building

The past and the present live harmoniously together in this magnificent building from the 1930s. The Garage was home to the Norton-Johnson Buick Company and the art-deco structure is a prominent reminder of the city’s original “Dealership Row.”

Renovated in 1995, this historical building is now home to The Garage Loft Apartments, consisting of 24 units, each with its own unique character. Units range in size from 800 to 2600 square feet, each with individual character consisting of height, light, texture, expansive windows, high open ceilings and exposed building elements.

Unique Apartment Living

113 NW 13th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Enter your apartment through a limited access overhead door and park in front of your individual unit. Each unit is equipped with a security system, a washer and dryer, individual heat and air, ceiling fans, a full-size kitchen including microwave, and many other amenities that contribute to the overall grandness of The Garage Loft Apartments.

The Garage Loft Apartments are perfect for singles or couples who desire the exciting urban lifestyle. Located in OKC’s epicenter, the Garage Loft is situated near all major highways and only blocks from Downtown and Bricktown. Compliment your every day with a home that suits your personality and lifestyle!

Unique Downtown View

Indoor, same level parking

Washer and dryer in each unit

Expansive windows

High, open ceilings

Limited access building

Security alarms available in each unit

Located on Streetcar Loop

Full size kitchen, including microwave

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First Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan

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Third Floor Plan

As seen on HGTV

In 1927 one of Oklahoma City ‘s most exciting stores was the Norton-Johnson Automobile Company, a 60,000-square-foot Buick showroom. By the late 20th century, the three-story building was closed and forgotten.

Developers Nick Preftakes and Mark Ruffin decided to convert the edifice into loft-type apartments. Transforming the building presented many challenges, including the creation of separate mechanical systems for each unit. To stress the history of the dealership, they restored the neon sign and added a name to the complex. They also lined the interior walls with galvanized metal, and retained the car ramp so tenants could drive right up to their units.

Another reminder of the building’s past was its steel-framed windows, which were reglazed with new, industrial-strength glass. Inside, layers of paint were removed to expose the original brick walls, providing a tasteful background for residents to decorate their apartments. Today, the Garage Loft Apartments are said to be Oklahoma City ‘s most popular rental units, as well as a reminder of its commercial past.

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Looking northeast from 13th street in this photograph, the Garage Lofts sits on the north side of Automobile Alley directly on the Oklahoma City Streetcar line, in close proximity to downtown.

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Known for its unique indoor parking, the Garage Lofts offer an indoor ramp, allowing its tenants to pull up directly to their door. This historic feature was kept from the original layout of the Johnson-Norton Buick Building.

Looking for more information?

If you have general inquiries about The Garage Lofts in Oklahoma City, have questions about availability, or would like to know more about the historic development of this building, please fill out one of the forms below. You can also email Info@PrecorRuffin.com, or call (405) 605-0825.