From Tania Simpkins on October 03, 2009 in Home Additions
Italian sports car giant Maserati recently held a contest for auto-enthusiast architects across the globe. The Design Driven Competition objective is rather simple: To create a space that is as much a shrine to the cars as a place to protect them from the elements. Thus, the garage fit for a Maserati was born. The winner, Holger Schubert from Los Angeles, CA, planned his garage with true passion for Maseratis. His goal? To honor this car as a piece of art. Through a 1,200-square-foot minimalist design, he surrounded the car with a living area complete with skylight, contemporary furniture, small kitchen, bathroom and a slide-away TV. Its all about the experience of pulling a Maserati into the garage. And then walking five feet to plop down in front of the flat screen. Men do love their lives. Holger went one step further and built a ramp inside the garage. It lifts the front end of the car 6 inches so that he can roll out in reverse without pumping fumes into the space. Click here to check out the lift in action. Here are a few other designs that, wondrous as they may be, did not make the final cut. Forget Maserati this ones fit for the BatMobile. And this design incorporates solar power into the design. These panels could produce more than the familys share of home energy. Plus, theres grass on the roof.