A moving platform – finished with wood slats to match the surrounding floors – lifts up and down on a hydraulic system at the push of the button, almost like something out of a spy movie.
Takuya Tsuchida (Photos by Koichi Torimura) twisted arms and fought building codes for his client when seeking to install this unique horizontal, in-house garage door and elevator system. Much like the infamous patio Cardok car lift design, the imprint left behind after the lifting process in the otherwise rather ordinary living room space is noticeable but not too obtrusive.
This house is truly a car lover’s dream. The KRE House Tokyo by Takuya Tsuchida is a thing of beauty, a bright, sprawling modern home built with some progressive functionality for the autophile in you. Below its relaxed, contemporary interior rests a nine car garage with an elevator lift that brings your favorite auto of the moment right into your living room. In this case, that classic Lamborghini becomes the true centerpiece to this modern home, but the system provides enough flexibility to change that around on a whim.
While most of us don’t own nine cars, enough to necessitate an entire rack, the rest of the home remains meaningful. The tiered ceiling structure and fresh interior is accented by tall, palm-like foliage that gives a sense of life to this bright modern home. Takuya Tsuchida has outdone himself, this is a truly inspired work of interior design for the loft-loving autophile that can’t keep their passions in the garage…
Considering the work that went into this amazing automobile elevator, however, one has to wonder if the rest of the rectilinear plan and white interior decor could perhaps use a bit more excitement as well – though perhaps that would detract from the sports vehicle sitting right next to your couch and park alongside your kitchen space
BTW The underground garage houses nine Lamborghinis.