Saturday, November 19, 2011

At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home - Business -

At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home - Business -
Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your car, to the front door of your apartment.

No, this is not the latest Disney ride.

The $560 million Jetsonesque tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a collaboration between Germany-based Porsche Design Group and a local developer, Gil Dezer. It likely will be the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that will take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars.

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Here's the best part: "Residents will be able to see their cars from their living rooms. “So people with fancy cars and antiques, they will actually have a really nice view of them,’’ Dezer said. Units will range from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet and could cost up to $9 million.

I can see my car, too. All I have to do is look out the living room window. But I don't spend much time watching it because it just sits there looking blue. I gather the market for these units would be limited to people like Charles Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons

1 comment:

Until a man is twenty-five, said...

In the classic 1986 movie "Wanted Dead or Alive," bounty hunter and ex-CIA agent Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) had an elevator that would take his car up to his office/gym/apartment/shooting range.

In the a late 1970s TV series "Vega$," private investigator Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) "lived on the Las Vegas Strip next to Circus Circus Hotel/Casino, in the theatrical props warehouse owned by the Desert Inn Hotel and Country Club, which he converted into his living place. The design of Tanna's pad (long before the popularity of loft space) allowed him to park his T-bird in his living room."

It can be seen in this video clip: