Think of the dirtiest, smelliest, most disgusting place you’ve ever been. Most frat houses are a step below that. They’re rampant with women’s panties as decorative pieces. Sticky, beer-stained floors are all a part of their charm. And the smell — there’s always a faint hint of piss-infused beer in the air. It’s lovely.
I’ve only seen most frat houses when it’s dark out, but the few I’ve been lucky enough to frequent during the day gave me a whole new appreciation for fraternity men. There are holes in the walls, broken televisions sitting behind the working replacement televisions, and ripped couches. Seeing the conditions these men lived in almost made me feel like I’d practiced beastiality, because they were a bunch of animals.
Then, you come across something magnificently paradoxical, and you almost don’t know what to do with yourself. You find a fraternity house so beautiful, that you feel both enamored of and confused by the mutant frat boys that must live inside of it. Named the 15th nicest frat house in the country by BroBible, OU’s Beta Theta Pi is one of these freaky gorgeous frat houses that you only see in movies…about sororities.
As if they weren’t already living in a home that belongs on Mt. Olympus, the house is about to undergo an $8.9 million renovation, doubling the house’s square footage from 18,000 to 36,000 square feet. So basically, it’s really tiny. The renovation is projected to be completed at the start of the school year in 2015. An architectural video is below.