A roomy, 11,000-square-foot solitary-family members residence, nestled between farm fields in Wilkinson, Indiana, went on the market place last 7 days. From the outdoors, it isn’t going to appear much like a residence at all.
But what’s inside the home has the true estate and sporting activities world swooning.
50 % basketball court docket. Fifty percent residence.
“This is an sincere-to-goodness handle,” states the listing on F.C. Tucker. “A scarce chance for your extremely personal high university health and fitness center.”
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Of course, this “property” that sits on 3.6 acres is the previous Wilkinson Significant College fitness center built in 1950. Its business status has been rezoned to household and the household has been converted into a house with four bedrooms, a few baths, a fantastic room, roomy kitchen area, play room and much far more.
It really is a weird, only-in-basketball-crazed-Indiana, actual estate giving. The dwelling is just 8 miles from the health club in Knightstown where “Hoosiers” was filmed.
The residence won’t be on the current market for very long, explained Roy Wilson, the listing agent with F. C. Tucker. His phone has been buzzing continually the past week.
It has been proven 20 instances and has a few presents, he explained, with a sale pending.
Inside, it has 50 % a basketball court docket with the authentic goal and first maple flooring, about 6,000 sq. ft.
“New residing place with substantial rooms has been added to harmony the making,” the listing claims. That living area is more than 5,000 square feet.
Wilson, 71, has a record with the residence. He went to faculty at Wilkinson and graduated in the gym. He also played basketball there, “poorly,” he says. His wife is a retired instructor from the faculty.
The curiosity in the home will not shock Wilson. “The history, the uniqueness, the dimension, the attraction,” he mentioned. “And the affordability.” Immediately after all, 11,000 square feet for $299,000 is a quite good offer.
“The full city, the entire local community,” he claimed. “It’s been pretty the buzz.”
You can browse a lot more about the Wilkinson Health and fitness center and a lot more Indiana gems like it in Kyle Neddenriep’s “Historic Hoosier Fitness centers” ebook.
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