Imagine driving your Porsche directly into your penthouse, and leaving it parked on display like the expensive piece of art that it is. For the jet set, this is a reality. The ultimate, luxury residential towers now provide private parking spaces, known as sky garages, that are located either adjacent to an individual apartment and separated from the interior living space by a glass wall partition, or one story below and accessible via an internal staircase. Car lift elevators effortlessly transport residents and their supercars in and out of their ultra-luxury apartments and the residential building itself.
In these luxury skyscrapers, "beam me up, Scotty" has taken on a whole new, not-so-futuristic meaning. You and your beamer can now be transported to the ultimate urban sky experience. All of which is made available to you from the comforts of your own home enterprise.
Here are three examples of sky garages that define that ultimate urban sky experience and allow you to go where you've never gone before, making the final frontier accessible to you only steps from your front door.
Hayden Scotts In Singapore
Singapore has become an urban mecca for millionaires, and is on schedule to becoming the world's wealthiest country by 2050. But as with any densely populated city, there's a lack of open space and that creates a problem when it comes to parking your luxury car, even for the super wealthy.
The solution to this parking dilemma is Hayden Scotts, the posh apartment high rise that remains to be Singapore's residential hit, especially amongst sports car enthusiasts. Apartments in this luxury tower are priced between $9.5 and $24 million. The residential skyscraper has fifty-four apartments and two penthouses and features elevated parking that transports cars via car elevators directly to individual, glassed-in sky garages. Each apartment is outfitted with two en-suite sky garages, except for the two penthouses that are each equipped with four sky garages.
Yes, this means if you lived here, you would now be parking your Lamborghini in your living room. And loving it.
What better way to relax after a long day of work than to admire your $500,000 high performance, red sports car?
200 Eleventh Avenue In New York City, New York
200 Eleventh Avenue in New York City has the most extraordinary feature, Manhattan’s first en-suite sky garage. And how does this parking lot in the sky exactly work? Seamlessly, and only in a way that would make George Jetson smile.
An elevator, with an 8,000-pound capacity, easily and effortlessly transports your supercar directly into your apartment. As you enter the residential building in your car, the sky garage is equipped to automatically identify your car, as well as your apartment to which you and your car belong. After you drive into the elevator, the lift transports you and your car to the floor you reside on, and then allows you to roll forward into your own private sky garage.
Your Porsche, knowing its uber-rich status, would then rest quietly until its next high-speed adventure.
Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
The Porsche Design Tower is a cylindrical high rise that sets forth new and innovative standards in the luxury apartment market with its futuristic design and the integration of a highly developed and patented car lift.
At 641 feet with 60 stories, it is one of Miami's tallest buildings in Sunny Isles Beach. It is unique for its inclusion of a robotic parking garage, having 284 parking spaces for 132 units allowing unit owners to park two or four cars right outside their unit. Using one of three car lifts, residents ride up the elevator in their cars and are placed into their own sky garage separated from the living area of their unit by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. In order to ensure the highest level of security and privacy, cars act as keys to each apartment. Each unit ranges in cost from $4 million to $32.5 million.
Moreover, this residential skyscraper, with its all glass exterior, provides residents with spectacular views of Miami through stupendous floor-to-ceiling windows. Apart from the two to four sky garages, every apartment also has a pool and outdoor kitchen on the balcony.
Living amidst the clouds and soaring through the skies has never looked or felt so luxuriously good. For the world is hollow for you to touch the sky.