Unique Wacky Garages

Unique, Wacky and Wow -- Garage Designs to Die For

For most people, refined features such as a garage door by Garaga or recessed lighting and heated floors might characterize the height of luxury garages. For some over-the-top designers and their clients however, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into creating the ultimate dream garage is the only way to go.

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Pop-Up Garages and Car Elevators

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For those wanting to maximize garage space or who simply enjoy the design aesthetic of superspy James Bond, the pop-up garage offers futuristic utility in a compact design. Imagine concealing the entrance to a garage underneath a garden feature or even underneath a parked car. With a pop-up garage, an efficient hydraulic lift silently raises a parked car from its concealed underground location.

While most owners opt to keep their cars separate from their living spaces, one dedicated collector installed a car elevator right inside his home.

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When activated, the elevator raises the vehicle directly into the living room, the better for owner and guests to admire the car:

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Blurring the Line Between Home and Garage

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As sleek and stylish as any swanky midtown apartment, these garage designs seamlessly extend a home's living area into the space traditionally used for storing lawnmowers and rakes. Creating a warm and inviting space through the use of bold colors, lighting and stain-resistant flooring, these garages not only showcase prize automobiles but become works of art in their own right. 

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• Taking it on the Road

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In the event a mobile garage is required, this luxury motor home comes complete with a bay capable of stowing a compact car perfect for a night on the town.

Joel is a contributor on Design-Milk's weekly architectural posts and Apartment Therapy's Unplggd daily technology posts.