Classis car owners want to protect their investment from the elements and most folks in living in the Pacific Northwest appreciate pulling into a garage in order to unload the groceries from the automobile. Garage space is coveted in many of Portland's neighborhoods. Homes in Hillside, a neighborhood of Portland, demand a premium price for parking space on the property and can make or break a buyers decision to purchase based on garage space. Lake Oswego homes and the suburb of Beaverton have so many classic and expensive luxury cars. They need to be parked out of the rain & cold.
In other parts of the World where parking cars comes with a premium price, garage space is being designed into the structure of the building.
In Sunny Isles Beach, Florida we hear that in 2015 the Porsche Design Tower will be completed with units ranging from $3 million to $9 million. Each residence has what most of us consider to be sci-fi parking as the car approaches the elevator door a robotic platform lifts the car & driver and places them in a glass-walled elevator that elevates through the building.
In Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood for about $6 million buyers can own property at 200 Eleventh Avenue and have the sky garage. In less than a minute owners drive their car into a stainless-steel elevator, are elevated into 300 square foot garages and parking up in their two-story unit.