Not long ago, a Los Angeles man built an award-winning bridge to his living room so he could keep his 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi within spitting distance of his couch. Now the city wants him to tear it down. Losers.
Holger Schubert, 43, lives in Brentwood, California. His Ferrari also lives in Brentwood; he parks it in front of a glass wall with a view of the ocean. The room is connected to the street by way of a ten-foot-long, fifteen-foot high bridge, and that bridge has a hydraulic ramp at one end that lets him roll the car into the house using nothing but gravity. The garage, which Schubert calls "a space whose only purpose is to enjoy the car," won Architectural Digest's Design Driven contest in 2009 and was recognized by Maserati for being a piece of froofy-rich-guy building excellence.