• Apr 1, 2010

KRE House by Takuya Tsuchida – Click above for image gallery

Remember Holger Schubert? He's the Brentwood, California resident who won awards from Maserati and Architecture Digest magazine for his innovative garage set-up that placed his classic Ferrari 512BB in a living room-style garage. Unfortunately, his myopic neighbors put the architectural feat at risk with their disapproval of his driveway ramp. But another homeowner across the Pacific has commissioned a similar arrangement that is drawing attention.

Renowned Japanese architect Takuya Tsuchida was approached by a client to build a house on a 2,000-square-foot plot in suburban Tokyo with some very specific instructions. One, there had to be an atrium running up the middle of the house with a potted tree occupying the center. Two, there had to be a nine-car garage on premises to house the owner's car collection. And three, he had to be able to see his prized ponies from the living room.

Sounds complicated enough, but Tsuchida didn't disappoint. His solution was to fit the garage with an elevator platform that can raise one of the cars right into the living space: in this case, a Lamborghini Countach Anniversary Edition, although we can spy what looks like a Diablo GT peering through the opening as well. Sure beats the knickknacks we've got piling up in our fantasy living room. Oh, and the rest of the house looks pretty nice, too. Thanks for the tip, Pat!



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      • 4 Years Ago
      this was only on jalopnik a week ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Timeless design.
      I am talking about the Lamborghini Countach.
      That car has 30 years, still doesn't show it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I also like it. Last proper crazy ass Lambo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        *of exotics...not "or"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really, I think it is totally dated and obviously 80's. Not to say that it is not iconic, just very cheesy 80's
        • 4 Years Ago
        A lot of cars look totally dated and obviously from the decade in which they were made. Depending on your taste they may even be cheesy looking, but they're still cool cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Obviously 80s"? Well, seeing that the Countach was first presented at the Geneva show in 1971, with the first production models rolling off the lines in 1974 I think saying that it's obviously from a decade later really says it all. The Countach is simply in a league of its own, it's like the Citroën DS, beyond compare and absolutely timeless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. That Lambo does look very dated, and I will also say, cheesy. Ferrari has a more classic look to them, but Lamborghini always seems like the bling bling Escalade or exotics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That house is so boring. No thanks. I'll take the cars, though...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Garage Life - Best Japanese Mag! its like Architectural Digest for car lovers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, this house is really neat. So are the cars too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Diablo GT? That's a Bugatti EB 110!
        • 4 Years Ago
        d'oh, never mind... Those hood badges do look awfully similar :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wait, what? It's not a Z?!




        =P
        • 4 Years Ago
        look closer. it is a diablo. i see what got you confused though, its the color.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed that there is only ONE bedroom? I'd expect this place to have at least 3.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What you expect and what he has are two totally different things. Perhaps when you amass a fortune you can build your dream house with 3 bedrooms, just so someone can say, 'I expected 4 bedrooms!".
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Jesse
      What do you mean? The design of the furniture? Most of that furniture doesn't look too comfortable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      as a long retired builder,I have to say that,s the biggest 2K sq ft I ever saw.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just to be sure, the lot was 2000 sf.
      Kev
      • 4 Years Ago
      The best parking spot in the world? Who would want to park in their living room, and, who could make out in a Countach! LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just plan awesome
      Ruby
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ummmmm, very strange. Why?
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