Over the past few years, estates have been breaking records with massive, ultra-expensive garage spaces. In 2014, KTLA reported on Palazzo di Amore. Featuring 53,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms, and 23 bathrooms, it also has an entertainment complex and whopping 27-car garage—not to mention a 3,500-bottle wine cellar/tasting room—all for a record-breaking listing price (at the time) of $195 million!
Coldwell Banker reported it was also the most expensive home listing in the U.S.
Palazzo di Amore Is Not Alone
In fact, CNBC reported in 2017 on a Bel Air, California, home with $30 million worth of cars. The “auto gallery” had 12 rare expensive cars, including some of the rarest in the world, including a $2 million Pagini Huayra and $15 million 1936 Mercedes 540K Special Roadster. The 38,000 square foot mansion with its 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, fitness center, six bars, 85-foot infinity pool, and entertainment center with a 30-foot television, was put on the market for $250 million.
Some other examples of the most expensive garages in the U.S. include:
- John Travolta’s Former Ocala, FL, Home: The actor’s huge mansion’s giant garage not only holds 15 cars. It also has a built-in docking area for a Boeing 747 airplane. Travolta is also known to park his Gulfstream jet there as well. Leading up to the expansive home is a mile-and-a-half long runway.
- Jerry Seinfeld’s New York City Garage: At $1.4 million, the comedian’s 3-story garage can hold about 150 vehicles. It has white terrazzo floors, an elevator, and touchscreen-controlled temperature, lighting, and doors. The garage even incorporates its own kitchenette, pool table, and theater.
- Tom Gonzales’ Former Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Home: The former owner and founder of e-commerce company, Commerce One, has a garage with a vehicle collection estimated to be worth $5 million. His collection of one-hundred motorbikes, which have never been ridden, is included. Vehicles are lowered to the 6,000 square foot underground garage via a large elevator, disguised as a fake tree and boulder from the outside.
- Craig Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, Garage: The CEO of Barret-Jackson, which auctions off vintage cars, has his own $2 million car collection. It includes a 1966 Pontiac LeMans and a 1932 Ford Custom Roadster. The garage, incorporating a rotunda designed after the wheel of a 1967 Shelby, has a state-of-the-art lighting system, shop, and private showroom. While all the cars and the garage are hidden in the hills behind Jackson’s home, he periodically drives them to shows, rallies, and when shopping.
Does Your Typical 2-Car Garage Now Seem Mundane?
The average U.S. home has a one- or two-car garage. Even though your garage probably will never live up to those who can afford the largest ones in the country, every garage has this in common—they all need maintenance and protection. Maintaining garage doors is one of the most important things you can do for your home. From proper lubrication to spotting issues with garage door springs, cables, and rollers, there is much to do to ensure your garage door system runs flawlessly for as long as possible.
Your garage door may open and close several times a day. Normal wear and tear can impact the garage door opener, photoelectric eyes, and the door material itself. Whether you notice an issue or it’s time to upgrade and replace your garage door, contact Precision Door Service of Las Vegas. Our experienced technicians can inspect the system and recommend the best options, so call 702-553-4621 today to schedule service.