In the days leading up to August 11, auto enthusiasts from around the world will venture to California for one of the most anticipated events of the year, Monterey Car Week. Their collections—be they antiques, rugged muscle cars, peppy speedsters, or luxurious sedans—stay safe, sound, and ship-shape in generous garages from Palm Beach to Silicon Valley.
This 11,000-square-foot five-bedroom residence on 3.42 acres in Houston is a magnificent private retreat and entertaining showplace with a bar and lounge, a chef’s kitchen, a game room, an art studio, a gym, a theater, and a pool. During its construction, the current owner commissioned a professional-caliber 50-car garage to accommodate his collection. The climate-controlled 9,000-square-foot structure features multiple lifts, a heat-activated venting system, nine overhead doors, a restoration and maintenance shop, an air compressor, storage space, electric-charging capabilities, and an office.
Cool Coastal Contemporary
A block from the ocean and the Lake Trail and minutes from sophisticated shops and restaurants, this chic 6,428-square-foot modern residence features an effortless open floor plan, soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, a gourmet kitchen, a wet bar with storage and a cooler for wine, four bedrooms, and multiple balconies with views of the lush lawn and the pool. An oversized garage area with a new epoxy floor will please any car collector.
Casa di Dettagli
A bastion of superior materials and impeccable attention to detail, this magnificent 9,435-square-foot contemporary home is a modernist sanctuary offering six bedrooms, spa-like baths, a fitness center, a theater, exceptional audio and security systems, a wine cellar, an office, solar panels, a pool and spa, and more than 4,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces. Among its other amenities is a three-car garage with sleek storage and—on the lower level of the freestanding guesthouse—an auto and motorcycle workshop with vibrant additional built-ins.
Mediterranean-Style Manor in Houston
On 1.3 acres on a quiet cul-de-sac in Houston’s exclusive Tanglewood neighborhood, this four-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired manor offers both formal and casual spaces for day-to-day living and festive entertaining. Among the highlights of the 8,201-square-foot floor plan are a gym, an office, a media room, a covered terrace with a summer kitchen, a whole-house generator, and a refreshing pool with a waterfall and spa set amid the towering trees of an expansive backyard. The auto aficionado will appreciate the five-car garage and its lifts.