PRIVATE AUTO GARAGE

 12,000 G SF • Vermont

This private garage houses an active collection of classic cars. The building is organized into two zones - storage/display and repair - connected by a breezeway. The breezeway is the hub of the building and includes a small clubhouse room for relaxing after a day of driving.

The main storage wing of the building is a cathedral for cars designed to display vehicles in an even, ambient light. This is achieved from a combination of clerestory windows and LED uplights that bounce light off the white ceiling. The cars are generously spaced so that each could be driven at any time.

The same metal panel profile is used at the roof and walls, with joints aligned to maintain a fluid look. The accent panels inset at windows and doors recall the Gulf Livery racing colors of the 1970's.