Ever looked at your garage and thought, “My car deserves better than this”? Well, someone in Miami certainly did. Co-developers Louis Birdman and Jay Massirman are the people behind AutoHouse a condominium-style building that houses only cars. The seven-story building will boast 45 units with each unit offering roughly just enough space to house two cars. Prices per unit start at $350,000.
The building’s largest unit however will offer a floor space of around 2,200 square feet and is priced at $1.5 million. Buyers with deep enough pockets can also buy multiple spaces and combine them across a whole floor.
Polished concrete floors, hurricane-resistant windows, and in-unit climate controls are features in every unit. Additionally, owners are invited to add their own personal touches like a T.V., sofa or even a wet bar. A security officer remains on the premises for 24 hours while a concierge can arrange to have your car delivered to you whenever you need it.
“Miami is a very car-centric town — it’s not really a walking city. People drive everywhere” said Louis Birdman who is a car collector himself. “People are into the car culture, there are a lot of luxury cars sold in South Florida.”
The building is far from being constructed at this stage, but units are already on sale and Birdman believes they will drum up enough interest and capital to finish construction by 2018. He believes that the service will be a boon to many. “Because a lot of people travel in and out of Miami seasonally, a lot of people who own cars like this are looking for alternative solutions on where to put vehicles safely when they leave so they aren’t exposed to the elements,” he said.
The building may take on a life of its own as there are plans to create a member’s only club on the penthouse level and a retail shop on the ground floor so that cars can be washed and tuned onsite.
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