We’ve covered automotive-centric real estate before, from mega-mansions with ginormous auto galleries, to smaller estates with sizable garages, and the occasional man cave, built as an attached building to the main house. This is different, because it’s both a garage and a home, and a man cave in one.
It’s a relatively new property in Natick, Massachusetts, listed at $1.45 million. Built in 2014, it looks like a house on the outside, but the interior reveals a 5-car garage with a home attached. This isn’t a typo: you get 3,000 square feet (279 square meters) of interior living space in total, of which 2,000 square feet (186 square meters) are for the cars, and the remaining for living arrangements. You still get a full bedroom and a living room, a kitchen, and one and a half baths, but also a proper bar room, and plenty of space for your tools and yourself to move around.
The two rooms next to the garage slash workshop area are the bar and the half-bath. They’re both small, but the bar is furnished elegantly (and very manly) in hardwood and leather, with two highchairs around an island, a couple of armchairs, a TV, and a large picture window to allow for plenty of natural light.
The living area is behind barndoor number three, and includes the open-plan kitchen and living room, and the bedroom with ensuite bathroom. While the listing says that this is a family home, it’s probably not envisioned for permanent or long-term living, as evidenced by the fact that the bedroom opens directly into the living room, with no wall or door to separate the two.
That said, the kitchen is spacious and fully-equipped, with a breakfast bar that can seat four people and all the appliances you’d need to put together whatever you will serve on it. The countertops are Carrara marble, and the cabinetry is oak but the retro vibes are consistent, through the inclusion of a vintage-looking cooker and fridge. The living room includes leather furniture (matching the pieces in the bar room) and a gorgeous bookcase, while the bedroom adds a more domestic touch with storage-integrating king-size bed, double wardrobes, a window seat, and lighter colors.
Described as a “truly spectacular property,” this garage slash home is “ideal for artists and craftspersons.” But a gearhead (and his friends) would probably feel like a fish in water here.