Apr 18, 2009

Garages Are Rooms Too

I've seen many a garage in my lifetime. As a kid, I remember my cousin and I hid for hours from my brother in my aunt and uncle's detached garage that was actually not used as a garage but used as a sort of indoor/outdoor rec room where many kid birthday parties were celebrated. That was the 70's. Do people still do that now? Seems these days, I see homes with 3-4-5-6 car garages (I live in LA!), others with the garaged packed like a storage unit, and still others who's garages are meticulous: the complete organized built in storage, the second fridge, space for five cars, etc. My guess is the kids aren't playing hide and seek in the garage and the parent's aren't throwing kid birthday parties in the garage! That aside, the garage is still another room extension of one's home. I think it has a lot more potential then most people make of it.

Maserati along with Architectural Digest is currently on the search for the best in architectural garages. I would think you don't quite have to have the car collection as these garages do. But here are three of the top votes in so far:

To enter Maserati's search for the finest of architectural garages, submit your entry here.

So what have you done with your garage?


Katrina said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Fancy being that organised! Although I guess I could get my act together if I had a car like that to go in my garage :)

Hill Country House Girl said...

This is so interesting. You should read the current post on the blog www.fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com for a fascinating, but totally different garage story! So funny that I'd read two garage blog posts this morning. Great post!

Down Comforter said...

Wow, some amazing spaces! I think I like the second one best :)