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Carport Wins Maserati Design Contest, Proves Money Can’t Buy Class

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Tired of your Maserati Gran Turismo getting covered in bird poo outside your double-wide? Apparently, a carport is the ideal solution to exotic car storage and one's just won a prize for its Maserati-sheltering abilities.


Designed by Holger Schubert, this carport is about as dissimilar from the ones you'll find scattered throughout upscale trailer parks as catfish and ahi tuna. For starters, it's attached via a driveway/bridge to a 1953 Ranch-style modernist home overlooking western Los Angeles instead of West Virginia. The 1,200 square foot space includes an 8x12' designated parking spot for the vehicle, leaving the rest free for a couch and a hide-away flatscreen. While that sounds far from our ideal garage space (where isthe kegerator supposed to go?) it does function as a car pr0n gallery with recessed LED lights intended to create reflections of the car on the white walls at night.

Of course, no snobby carport would be complete without greenwashing, so there's solar panels on the roof that power the under floor heating and the home attached to the garage. Conveniently, there's also a ramp that raises up when the car is ready to exit the garage, ensuring exhaust fumes don't mar the white paint. [DesignDriven via CoolHunting]