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Apartments that Allow You To Park Your Car in Balcony

A German company called CarLoft presents an innovative way to solve nightmare parking problems, that can also would be good for people who are tired of having their wheels trashed or stolen. Basically the idea is that you drive your car in to a big lift, which then takes it up to your flat and you drive it out on to the balcony to park, you can see how this work from the pictures below. Now if you’ve ever felt that your car should sleep inside, not in the garage, then CarLoft has just the loft apartment for you. A glass wall separates your elevated garage from your living quarters yet still allows for friends and family to appreciate your wheels. Plans are underway to have CarLoft living spaces built in such European cities as Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg, among others. The lofts, which range in size from 2,411 sq ft to 5,802 sq ft, start at EUR 450,600 ($536,844 US).

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9 responses to “Apartments that Allow You To Park Your Car in Balcony” - Add yours!

  1. Jose said:
    March 22, 2008


    I guess I’ve seen a commercial with that kind of appartment.
    Funny that they show an italian car :-)
    The price in dollars is quite outdated though. It would be something like 675000 at this time.

    Happy Easter,


  2. asla said:
    March 22, 2008

    Qué loco.

  3. George B M said:
    July 14, 2008

    Interested in your concept. Please send more information.

  4. MEEP said:
    October 13, 2008

    why not just park them in a garage…

  5. Paul Albrighton said:
    September 7, 2009

    What a great idea for car lovers like myself. I would love to look at my M3 while cooking a meal or entertaining guests! Of course, this idea is from Germany – it is practical and very technical. Just think how often do you actually use your patio? Probably only when guests are over, so at that time you can move your car to the street…. Plus parking is valued at $40k+ depending on your location…

  6. HowardG said:
    September 10, 2009

    … err do you think Freshome are selling this idea?

    Actually reading, all, the article is a good start!

    Curiouser and curiouser…

  7. Bachelor Pad said:
    November 11, 2009

    What happens if the ‘elevator’ that has to withstand tons of weights down every morning, decided to take the day off one morning? Imagine the craziness…? But other than that, the design is quite futurist.

  8. Flo said:
    April 9, 2010

    Hey there,

    think this really sucks (an Iam from germany).

    Just think of the noise the elevator makes. What happens when you have to drive out by night, maybe because of an emergency?
    This elevator must be loud so the neighbours will wake up.

    And yeah, next problem will be if it gets stuck (it’s nothing new I think, this problem exists since the elevator itself ;) )

    Third thing: How long will it take to move from the highest flat to ground level? I think this elevator is very slow because of the weight it has to lift.

    I’d never live in such a house with car lift, sucks big time.

  9. Billy said:
    December 6, 2010

    so what about natural disasters? if your cars parked in a garage, itll be fine, probably. if your cars parked 5 stories up, a hurricane would most likely blow it across the neighborhood and end it up in someones roof.

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