For all of you Harley lovers out there! Your baby needs a space too, right? See the "Red Button"? This mystery button is a favorite of every visitor. When you push the button, a flashing yellow industrial warning light and "awnk - awnk" warning sound draws your attention to mid ceiling above. You observe a large 2 ft. by 10 ft. panel with the far end rotating down from the darkness of the flat black ceiling. The panel rotates to about 65 degrees and stops. Then the bottom of an extension ladder lowers until it touches the floor and everything stops. Your access to the attic above the 13 ft ceiling is now conveniently available. Simply push the red button again and the whole process repeats in reverse until the large panel is again flush with the ceiling. Everyone seems to find this automation very entertaining and so convenient.
Love ART DECO? Red, silver, and white are the dominant colors of this garage. The lighting facades over the pumps simulate service station awnings of the same time period, while the lighting, workbench, wainscoting, and door panels are purely high tech in appearance.
The designer paid very close attention to detail and to his customer's background and taste. For example, whenever possible, automotive finishes are used, and the white paint on the hanging facades in not just any white, but GM Alpine White, first used on Cadillacs of the late 1950's.
You can't miss the use of aircraft safety switches for lighting controls at the workbench. This was a surprise for the client based on his background as an US Air Force pilot.
The large red panels seen in this image are actually rolling doors. How cool is that!
A beautiful garage environment with a big "Wow Factor" without a big "Oh my God" price. Use combinations of metallic paints, automotive finishes, and unique metallic epoxy flooring, to create this gorgeous space! You could do this in a weekend!
Of course, this is my favorite - How sweet would your LX 570 look in this baby? The "Zen" garage, is in Paradise Valley, AZ and is a custom design using an Asian theme with some elements of Frank Lloyd Wright styling. After careful study of the existing home, the designer knew he could use some elements to produce a stunning and tranquil garage space of organic colors, natural metallics, sounds of falling water and blend them with high tech lighting, surfaces, and audio visual enhancements.
For example, sparkling rain glass complements the water walls and is also used in the home interior. The metallic Bronze epoxy flooring produces a fascinating liquid metal appearance, and the deep crystal clear finish makes the color coats look as though they are under glass. The green-gold metallic tone of the Valspar Brilliant Metallics paint is a perfect blend with the gold and bronze wainscoting. This material is a shimmering metallic rubber product over a geometric pattern of truncated pyramids. This durable surface prevents damage to the wall and the car door. Colors, textures, and patterns, again,are limitless.
The old garage doors were hand painted in a copper/bronze patina that incorporated some of the wall color. Vertical door tracks, lift motors, power outlets, etc., are concealed behind decorative columns. When the door is in the up position, it is hidden behind a decorative cover that suspends from the ceiling. An added benefit is that when the door is in the up position it does not block the lighting. In this system, the lighting is placed on the bottom side of the cover. LOVE.IT. And it can be yours for a mere $125,000.
LOVE Las Vegas? Check this out! This is an old machine tool factory building that had been converted to a residence. It has a beautiful modern 8,000 loft on the second floor above this 5,000 sq. ft. garage. It was decided to give him a trip to Vegas every time he comes home, by creating a Las Vegas Strip themed garage.
There are several themed areas of interest. There is a circular full gar, a private casino, and a Venetian alcove, all in an environment of Vegas bling!
ATTENTION SPORTS FANS! This space makes you want to tailgate in your GARAGE! Some of the interesting attributes of the environment are the acrylic covered walls, the over-sized tread plate wainscoting, life size graphic images, custom LED lighting, custom covers for what were windows, and much more. SCORE!