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Underground Man Cave Is the Royal Luxury Car Hideout

The big difference between a castle and a palace is that the latter is not fortified. Built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages, they were designed to protect a lord or noble. However, this specially designed underground garage couldn’t get more futuristic. Aside from the fact that it’s owned by an undisclosed royalty member in Switzerland, there’s nothing remotely similar to a castle.
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It’s not the first, nor the last underground garage the world has seen, but what makes it unique is its remarkably different appearance. If one would pass by the structure, never in one hundred years would they guess this actually is the exterior of a massive garage. Designed by Geneva Studio B29 for a home near Lake Geneva, according to Dezeen, it belongs to an undisclosed royal who keeps his classic cars and motorcycles, including an Austin Haley Sprite, here.

As the pictures show, the structure provides security for the expensive vehicles, all the while freeing up space on the ground level to create a “paddock area” for maneuvering. In the light of the recently released Spectre movie, this garage truly looks like a James Bond hideaway. It not only looks like such a place, though, as it actually comes with spy gadgets too.

The two-car-sized lifts are operated by huge electric pistons and are housed beneath a 7.5-meter-long pitched roof. It may look rather vulnerable, but it should be mentioned that the roof is supported at one end by a small semi-glazed enclosure, which can be used for extra parking and maintenance.

Design was of utmost importance, of course, and it appears the Geneva-based studio modeled the roof on a 19th century stable block, although they used concrete and brick as primary materials.

No man cave like this is complete without the proper connectivity, which is why the internal conditions of the garage - including temperature, lighting and humidity - can be controlled from an app on the client’s smartphone.

 
 
 
 
 

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