A home is a place for demonstrating our passions, a carefully curated exhibition of our interest. Automakers have already partnered with high rise developers to extend customers’ automotive affection outside of their vehicle, and into car-branded residence towers.
Here are 5 of the recent examples of homes that make architecture into carchitecture.
Photo: Courtesy of Savills
In the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Savills real estate is representing the sellers on a six bedroom $9.9 million home in luxury resort community. It’s a stunning home, with a view of the sea. But for car lovers, the real view is through the pool deck, where a giant skylight provides a panorama of the large luxury garage just beneath.
Photo: Courtesy of Hamilton Scotts
This luxury high rise in the heart of Singapore features 56 dwellings, all with a Poggenpohl kitchen system, Miele appliances and polished marble flooring. They also all feature a “sky porch,” a glass-enclosed balcony off the living space that is the repository of the owners’ cars, each of which can be shuffled up from the parking area in the basement via a giant and complex robotic elevator and placed on adoring display.
Photo: Courtesy of Elji Tomita
3. Kyoto, Japan
Architect Yoshiaki Yamashita designed this two story timber framed residence for a couple who both love their cars. In it, the garage is integrated into the living space (living room and kitchen) via large glass windows, making it as much a part of the décor as a part of the family. When the car isn’t around, this area can also double as an enclosed terrace.
Photo: Courtesy of Savills
4. London, England
This end-of-row house in London’s tony Bellgravia neighborhood was up for sale recently for $18.6 million and features six bedrooms, an elevator and a basement media room, among other luxury features. Its standout amenity, however, is a large glass window in the kitchen, on the lower ground floor, that looks directly into the attached garage, framing the owner’s luxury vehicle, whatever it might be.
Photo: Courtesy of Porsche Design
5. Miami, Florida
The Porsche Design Tower is a 60-story, cylindrical high rise on Sunny Isles Beach in Florida. It features only 60 residential units, but each one has the privilege of incorporating in-apartment parking for two to 11 vehicles, accessible just behind a glass wall. A patented “Dezervator” takes residents up to their homes in their cars. In fact, the car itself can double as the apartment’s keys.
Photo: Courtesy of the Thermal Club
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