Tour Some of the World's Most Amazing Garages
We may think we have a love affair with our cars going on here in Los Angeles, but, judging from the photos of the amazing garages Christie’s International Real Estate recently showed me, we’ve got nothing on some other parts of the USA and beyond. Christie’s is even repping a home with a killer car compound in Vienna! And if you think these garages are spectacular, just wait until you see the homes attached! Now you’d expect that they’d have amazing prices to go with them, and some do, but there’s one in the Sunshine State that is actually downright reasonable, from a 2% perspective. Even if you’re not really a car person, you will enjoy ogling some of these awesome automobile accommodations.
My favorite is located in Plano, Texas, of all places. It’s almost a live-in garage, and comes with a full sports bar/kitchen,
a gigantic projection screen theater,
and numerous car lifts. It’s so grand it’s been featured in both the Robb Report and Dallas Design Magazine. Of course the house itself ain’t bad either — it’s a six bedroom, nine bath, 13,406 square foot chateau style estate, for sale right now at the reduced price of $6,450,000.
My second favorite of Christie’s amazing garages is this spectacular Harley Room in Bradenton, Florida.
It’s less of a garage and more of a deluxe game/media lounge. It features a wet bar, bespoke cabinetry, two custom-built Harley fans overhead and a suspended train track with three train sets that cruise around the perimeter of the room. There’s also a connected family room, so you can never be too far from your beloved Hogs.
The adjacent home is set on eight acres, and has a lake and elaborate equestrian facilities for those who prefer transportation of the four legged variety. The principal residence measures nearly 7,000 square feet and includes five bedrooms and five baths. And here’s the real kicker: you can have all this for a mere $2.4 million!
Way out in remote Ketchum, Idaho, near Sun Valley, you’ll find Serenity Lodge, that has an independent garage accommodating up to nine cars, and a massive skylight shedding light on them all. Of course in this snowy region, the extensive paver driveway leading up to the garage is heated.
The 17,500 square foot main residence that comes along with this garage has two waterfalls, five bedrooms and eight baths, all sitting prettily on 4.5 wooded acres. This rustic paradise is available for $20,000,000.
Not to be outdone by U.S. garages, the Villa Ensemble estate in Vienna has a garage that features a crystal chandelier, a grand piano, big screen projection facilities and a library. This room is so spacious and well-built it can double as a studio. Oh those cultured Europeans!
The residence itself contains nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and measures 24,756 square feet.
This property is so dear that the “Price is available upon request,” and, as we all know, “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
And while we’re on the subject of amazing garages, here are a few more photos of fabulous private car parks throughout the U.S. Enjoy your cruise through them.