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Dream Homes for Car Collectors

Inspired by the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of exceptional homes designed for automotive aficionados

On Sunday, August 21, the world’s most beautiful and valuable collector cars will roll onto the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach, California, for the world’s most prestigious automotive exhibition: the 71st Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Herewith, Luxury Defined offers its own concours of deluxe homes with sleek, high-tech amenities to slake the four-wheel fever. Among the collection is a hilltop mansion in Santiago, Chile, resembling a Bond villain’s lair with its subterranean, multi-vehicle garage; a beachfront villa on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island, with an underground auto showroom rising to a street-level garage; a Sonoran Desert hideaway with an automotive gallery, double-rack lift storage, and a parking court; and a Modernist high-rise building in Bangkok, where one can drive a supercar into a glass elevator and park it in the living room. For the ultimate collector, there’s a waterfront estate on Florida’s Gulf Coast with a 40-car garage and a motor court for many, many more. Park and lock it!

Desert Home in DC Ranch Club, Scottsdale, Arizona 

This luxurious contemporary home embraces the Sonoran Desert lifestyle on more than two acres of private grounds in Scottsdale’s exclusive DC Ranch country club. Tile roofs and walls of stucco and native stone shelter and cool the occupants in light, airy spaces. The automotive enthusiast will appreciate the private driveway with a dream garage with double-rack lift storage. Additional parking is provided by a private courtyard landscaped with desert flora. The grand foyer leads into a monumental great room, opulent dining room, and chef’s kitchen with a galley-style catering kitchen and two high-top bars and a breakfast nook. The reception rooms open to intimate patios and desert gardens for year-round indoor-outdoor living. There are seven bedrooms and eight full bathrooms. The main-level owner’s suite has a spa-style bathroom, oversized designer closet, and fireplaces in both the bedroom and sitting room. A custom-designed wine cellar, fitness room, den, guest powder room, and staff room round out the main level. The rear courtyard features a sunbathing terrace, dining pavilion, media lounge, and outdoor kitchen and bar cooled by a misting system. The showpiece is a lagoon-style pool and sunken spa enhanced with fire features and cascading waterfalls bordered by bougainvillea, cacti, and palm trees.

Palatial Estate in Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

This sumptuous mansion in the stylish Santiago neighborhood of Vitacura has a private hilltop setting with panoramic views of the city skyline and Cerro Manquehue, the highest peak in Chile’s Santiago valley. The property is accessed via a private drive leading into a subterranean forecourt with parking for up to 25 vehicles, including 10 covered spaces. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom residence extends to more than 21,500 square feet across multiple levels. At the highest point of the home is a terrace with a 180-degree panorama of the valley. An atrium with a heated lap pool, spa, sauna, steam room offers another spectacular vista of the surrounding landscape. The reception rooms are suited to grand-scale entertaining. The central hall flows into a spacious living room, two family rooms, and and a banquet-style dining room served by a large chef’s kitchen. A unique subterranean level houses a cinema, wine cellar, and study under a vaulted ceiling. Heightening the resort ambience are tennis and racquetball courts. Beyond are classically inspired gardens with terraces for entertaining, gazebos, winding paths, water fountains, and a barbecue setting. The property is equipped with a cutting-edge surveillance system and a guard house for 24/7 security.

The pièce de résistance of this beachfront villa on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is a parking gallery with a car elevator to the ground-floor garage.

This beachfront villa brings contemporary luxury living to Dubai’s renowned island address: the Palm Jumeirah. This minimalist, multi-level home was conceived to simplify the flow of daily routine without compromising on aesthetics. Vietnam white marble floors infuse the space with an aura of luxury. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls throughout the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home frame a unique perspective of the sea and the city skyline. The sitting room opens to a formal dining area and a show kitchen, by Italian design firm Snaidero, supported by a spacious, concealed prep kitchen. An automated glass wall opens to the garden to bring the living spaces outdoors. Form meets function in the floating staircase, crafted from hardwood, and in the customized rose-gold elevator, serving all four floors from the lower level to the rooftop terrace. The finished basement features an auto gallery with a car elevator to the ground-floor garage. An integrated home-automation system controls lighting and temperature, while fully integrated Bluetooth speakers liven the atmosphere in every room, including the roof lounge with lap pool, barbecue station, fireplace, and seating area with a panoramic of the Dubai skyline. The gardens are a picturesque spot in which to relax or entertain, steps from the beautiful beaches of the Palm Jumeirah.

Gulf-Front Estate in Spring Hill, Florida

This waterfront estate on Florida’s Gulf Coast is a dream for car collectors. The lower level of the 8,950-square-foot main house is dedicated to the 40-car garage. There’s enough clearance space for oversized vehicles and even an RV or Robinson helicopter.

This 23-acre coastal estate in Spring Hill, Florida, offers unparalleled privacy and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. A private driveway leads to a 30,000-square-foot paved motor court with a helipad. Residents and guests can also arrive by sea: the estate has 1,100 feet of waterfront with a dock, concrete boat ramp, and boathouse. The 40-car garage has 12 doors, with enough clearance for an RV and a Robinson helicopter. Encompassing 8,950 square feet with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the main residence is ideal as a private family home or a luxurious coastal retreat. There are breathtaking ocean views throughout the grandly appointed living spaces, which include a billiards room, library, theater, humidor, and wine cellar. The west-facing terrace extends the entire length of the home and includes an outdoor kitchen. The grounds include two regulation tennis courts with stadium lighting, a separate guest house, and a bridge leading to a private island with floating dock and firepit.

At this residential tower in Bangkok, residents can drive a car into an elevator in the building’s underground garage and park it in a “sky garage” in their living room.

This brand-new freehold condominium is the last unit available in Circle 11, a luxury high-rise in the upscale Bangkok district of Wattana. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, residence offers 2,162 square feet of air-conditioned living space with beautiful wood floors and top-of-the-line fixtures and finishes. All bedrooms have jaw-dropping views of the cityscape and luxuriously appointed bathrooms. The contemporary chef’s kitchen opens to an open-plan formal dining and living area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a city-view terrace. The centerpiece of the home is the “sky garage,” a glass-enclosed car elevator rising from the building’s parking garage to the living room. The building is surrounded by five-star hotels, upscale restaurants, and two of the city’s finest shopping malls, Emquartier and Terminal 21. The BTS Skytrain Stations of Asoke and Nana are a short walk.