When a rich man says, “I want a 9 car garage and be able to enjoy viewing one of them in the living room,” he gets it. And when he adds “Oh, and the living room needs a tall tree,” he gets that too. Wicked.
If I owned a Lamborghini and eight other kickass cars, I’d want to be constantly watching at least one of them all the time too. Yes, even while I’m glued to the nightly news. Plus, the very idea of having the car parked inside your living room is just joyously priceless. But how did he do that?
Designed by architect Takuya Tsuchida, the setup involves an elevator inside the living room that descends down into the garage. Basically, you just park whichever car you want to show off inside the house on the elevator platform in the garage, push whatever button brings the whole thing up and leave anyone visiting your home scratching their heads, “How the hell did you get that Lambo here?”
While there are probably other ways of getting a car into a living room that doesn’t involve an elevator, the house was built in space-starved Tokyo and the owner only had 2,000 square feet of land to fit it all in. The result is admittedly pretty clever, aside from being very tastefully executed.