What do you do when you have antique or luxury cars that do not fit in your home garage? You purchase a Garage Condo! Auto Motor Plexes have popped up in many locations around the Twin Cities as the new Man Cave. The “Condo’s” are available in many sizes, they are two stories and you have the ability to make them into anything. Autoplexes are generally utilized by auto enthusiasts to store, maintain, and build their auto collections but they have also become places to entertain or use as a secondary office.They are starting to become a place to hang out with fellow enthusiasts in a time when it is much needed.
We recently had the pleasure to design an Auto Motor Plex for our client’s in Medina, Minnesota. The clients decided to split the two story space into multiple functions with the upstairs as a living space (with office, living, kitchen and bathroom) and the lower level to work/store his cars (an Austin Healey and a vintage Land Rover) and to display a large toy train.
This unit is the mid-size that the facility offers with plenty of space to create distinctive functions. In the lower area, there is space for the client’s cars which also includes a custom storage and workbench area that houses a car jack, tools, and a space for off-season tires when needed. This workbench area also features a stainless steel sink for easily cleaning up and red laminate countertops for a splash of color and durability. The flooring is from Garage Floors and features in-floor heating and ties into the color scheme. This space will also be used for the clients expansive and realistic Swiss train display.