Every car collector is going to be envious of Autohaus

From the mind of Matt Fajkus Architecture comes this stunning home in Austin, Texas. This is a custom built home for a car collector who obviously has some coin. Christened the Autohaus, the design of this home integrates modern architectural design with a car showroom. The Autohaus also includes a cantilever, not often seen in home design. This is an absolute beauty of a home, and we are currently on the phone with our accountant asking if a trip down to Austin can be written off as a work expense! To tide us over for now, here are some photos all shot by Charles Davis Smith.

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The Autohaus is a very unique design that doesn’t immediately bring Texas to mind. We are loving the simple roof lines, the exposed wood, and the mix of colours. Not to mention the cars parked out front. Steel beams supporting the cantilever make the covered parking spot possible.

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The garage/showroom takes up the entire ground level of the autohaus, and includes an industrial grade mechanical lift, garage doors at each end, and a vintage Gulf sign. We’re loving the old school cars, especially the Ferraris.

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The living area of Autohaus is compacted into the area that floats above the garage. Steel framed floor to ceiling windows allow a glimpse into the garage below, probably our favourite feature of the home. The mix of wood on the floors and wall combine with the white ceiling and black steel for an eye pleasing contrast.

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The natural light warms all of Autohaus, and shines against the exposed wood. Dwellers are able to enjoy from both the living room, and the outdoor patio area. A glimpse through the windows to the home across the street bring this location back to reality. I wonder if the owners are generous enough to give tours to neighbours!

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Nothing like a stellar patio to cap off a kick-ass home. The contemporary design elements are continued with outdoor space. With Austin’s climate, more time time may be able to be spent outside than indoors. The deck of the autohaus is concealed by tree canopies to offer privacy from the surrounding homes.

We love just about everything relating to the Autohaus. Read more about it on Contemporist. We have added the home to our inspiration area of our Pinterest page. If anyone wants to build anything like this in Vancouver give us a shout and we’ll hook you up.


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