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'Firehouse' in Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce is set to become new home

Oklahoma City homebuilder takes inspiration for unique firehouse design from Disney World.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: June 18, 2013
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It was during a trip to Disney World, however, that Walters came up with a four-story “firehouse” concept that got the attention of the Urban Renewal Authority.

“I was standing at Disney World, and at the entrance I saw this old-fashioned firehouse,” Walters said.

“I then started digging up plans for old firehouses around the world.”

‘One-of-a-kind' view

The building will feature an elevator, three-car garage, three bedrooms, a study and game room. Walters recently filed for an $800,000 building permit but has yet to set a sales price.

“It's a one-of-a-kind site with a one-of-a-kind view,” Walters said. “It even has excess land in the back for an addition. The front view is of Devon Energy Center, and the back view is of the Deep Deuce pool. It will be one of the very few limited single-family homes available in the area. That's the biggest draw going for it.”

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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I was standing at Disney World and at the entrance I saw this old-fashioned firehouse. I then started digging up plans for old firehouses around the world.”

Ron Walters,

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