The Car Condo – For The Car Owner Who Has Everything


Imagine a garage with a bathroom, a wet bar, no oil stains on the floor and security guards 24/7. With a concierge who will arrange your next service appointment. With a private rooftop club where you can share a bottle of wine and talk cars with fellow collectors. All for the cost of a modest single-family home. Welcome to Luxury on Main, the ultimate place to house your prized rides.

As the market for human housing falters, developers around the country are pushing ahead with plans to build homes for four-wheeled investments. The projects are being marketed as part-garage, part-home away from home, part-clubhouse for car nuts. Something like this isn’t design for a collector like Jay Leno, who has his own private hangar at the Burbank airport to house his collection. However, for the average rich car owner with five to a dozen cars, this almost make sense.

Luxury on Main is a three-story, 80-unit development planned on a two-acre site near John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California. Condo pricing will vary by floor and unit size, with the smallest units starting at $250,000. An average 650 square-foot unit cost $325,000. Interior design packages start at $60 per square foot and go up from there. Options range from Art Deco classic to gas station modern to just about anything you can imagine. Luxury on Main is scheduled to open in the latter part of next year. If you want a condo for your cars, better get your $10,000 deposit in now.




Source: Autoblog

51 thoughts on “The Car Condo – For The Car Owner Who Has Everything”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    I can totally see this really taking off… not so much as a place to house your car, but a meeting place to chat with car enthusiasts…

    1. McBilly says:

      That’s a pretty expensive hang out place for car enthusiasts. But I guess, if you have money to burn… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. Ed Lau says:

        $325,000 isn’t bad at all for a car club. Split between five to twelve guys, that’s actually not terrible for a little bit of a clubhouse.

        1. Yeah, that’s the BIG dream, get all your friends to work with you. If you can do that, that’s pyro-marketing,buzz-marketing, the easiest thing to do but no one does. Well, I might… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

          1. Ed Lau says:

            Why? Even if you only split it between five people, that’s only $65,000 a man. If you split it between twelve, then it’s a mere $27k and change. That’s not bad. If you can purchase a car worthy of being in it’s own condo, then you surely have $65k.

            You must have the wrong idea…this isn’t for Honda Civics…

    2. CarZi says:

      Hell yeah – This is what I’m talkin’ about! Car condos FTW! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Etienne Teo says:

    That is one hell of a place for your cars to stay, now that is what the rich would do to pamper their cars.

  3. Neil Duckett says:

    Interesting concept. The insurance must be through the roof.

  4. Andrew says:

    You planning on getting a car condo John? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wayne Liew says:

      If he does, he’ll be the first problogger to afford it, right? :mrgreen:

      1. lyricsreg says:

        Hopefully not the last ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I think it’d be cool if Mr. J Chow got a bike, like a Suzuku Gixer… ๐Ÿ™‚

      That’d be dangerous though unless he already knew how to ride a bike… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. James says:

    Just think, I could get it done to match the color of my Civic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. bob cobb says:

    How do you get home after you park your car there?

    1. hejustlaughs says:

      You drive home car you used to get there… you know, your daily driver.

      Ex: You drive your Mercedes there from your house, switch over to your Bugatti, drive it to church… drive it back to your car condo and drive your Mercedes home.

      1. Makes sense but where would my Ferrari fit in?

  7. Looks like cars have a better treatment then human being

  8. Domtan says:

    Pretty impressive condo and setup. Tiny bit superficial. But when you got money to burn, you got money to burn.

    1. Hey, I don’t mind burning money if i had some to burn…

      1. Domtan says:

        It’s illegal to literary burn money deliberately.

  9. JCYL says:

    rich people have lots of “toys”!

  10. Overclock says:

    Wow..Nice..Just dreaming..:)

  11. SpinDigg says:

    Wow, that is a great idea! Doesn’t that place just look so shmick too! How did you get those pictures? ๐Ÿ˜†

  12. Shaun Carter says:

    This is a great idea. While housing for the majority of people is faltering, the entire high-end economy is going as strong as ever. The rich are spending money even in a down economy so there won’t be a shortage of buyers for a car condo development.

  13. David Savage says:

    And to think there are people out there without homes, televisions, or bathrooms, yet some rich snobs BMW is sitting comfy at night watching primetime in its own personal condo. What has the world come to? ๐Ÿ˜•

  14. Maxx says:

    My dream car!!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  15. shy guy says:

    Only in my dream I can get that’s car..
    I don’t think I can afford to buy it.. Maybe CHow can give me one of his car.. He he he

  16. Some people have far, far too much money!

  17. Wayne Liew says:

    I just don’t know what is the point, maybe I am not that rich…

  18. not bad at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. lyricsreg says:

    Some people have to much money !

  20. John, I am having enough problems finding a parking place for myself. I can only day dream about these things!

  21. warzone says:

    This is freaking cool looking. I always wished I could have one of them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ The car is even better looks freaking awesome.

  22. Zybron says:

    Well, I guess if you’re going to waste money on an outrageously priced car you should waste money on an outrageously priced place to garage it? ๐Ÿ™„

    1. warzone says:

      man have some fun. ๐Ÿ˜› if you got money, flaunt it!

      1. Well, I would if i had money to burn… .anyone would except for a buddhist.

  23. What is this actually ๐Ÿ˜› your cars personal hotel? I can just dream to have a similar car, go figure about renting my car a “personal hotel room” lol

  24. Leo says:

    For $325,000 I could build myself a really, really nice garage.

    1. Bujes says:

      But than you have just a garage… In this garage you get friends, connections which brings more money. I like the idea.

  25. It might be useful if you are rich, and you dont have a garage for all your cars, and you cant keep all your cars outside.. they will get ruined as time goes by…

  26. Wow. That’s just … perfect. Wow. :p

  27. Mike says:

    OMG, I want one!! NOW!! ๐Ÿ˜†


  28. Dandruff says:

    WOW this is a brilliant idea, if it gets clicked it is surely going to earn a lot of bucks.

  29. All I can think these days whenever I read a post on this blog is “I wonder how much you got paid for this post?” Must have been a lot for this one! just another fluff post I guess.

  30. Shannon says:

    This has to be one of the coolest place on earth! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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