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.
Originally the Norton-Johnson Buick Building
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
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!
First Floor Plan
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Third Floor Plan
As seen on HGTV
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.
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.