Someone in Newcastle, Oklahoma, has decided to sell what is essentially a machine shop turned into a home. For good reason, the listing, the most viewed on Realtor.com this week, does not include an address.
Newcastle sits close enough to Oklahoma City to be a part of it. More precisely, it is southwest of the state’s largest city, along I-44, south of the Canadian River, which is the longest tributary of the Arkansas River. The town, if it can be called that, has a population of 9,438 as of 2015, up 22.8% from 2010, according to the Census Bureau.
Based on a shot of the area from Google Earth, the area is dusty and has a few subdivisions.
This week’s most-clicked residence on realtor.com isn’t really a house. Don’t get us wrong—you could live there quite comfortably. But there’s no way you could call this Oklahoma dwelling a traditional home.
It’s a shop. An industrial-size workspace/man cave with six roll-up doors that’s been converted into a two-bedroom living space. And while the exterior appears somewhat bland, the interiors truly shine. It’s full-on loft-style living with exposed ductwork, ceiling beams, and massive metal doors. We’ll call it a “shop-dominium.”
From the listing itself:
Amazing river front property, with breath taking views of Downtown OKC! 60×100 Building with living quarters approximatley 2000 sq ft of finished living space with high end finishes, 6 over head doors 14×14 with openers, 6 inch slab steel reinforced floor, 5 ton american standard heat and air, above ground storm shelter, inside spacious storage area his and hers, car lift, large storage container well built manufactured building, house slab built up with gas electric and septic ready to build your dream home.
The seven acres on which the home sits are as desolate as a moonscape.
P.S.: Newcastle is known for vicious tornadoes. A house on a slab without a basement may not be a very good idea.