Building for Billionaires: Luxury Tower with Car Elevators
Article by Steph, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category.

Porsche Design Tower 1

If you’re rich enough to live in the Porsche Design Tower, you’re rich enough to have a mega-expensive car or two worth hauling up to your upper-floor penthouse each day in your very own car elevator. The 60-story oceanfront tower in Miami was designed for the mega-rich, with 132 suites offering 2-4 car garages on every level, with three car elevators available to residents as they arrive and depart.

Porsche Design Tower 2

Residents drive their cars out of the elevators and straight into their own glass-walled garages, giving them the ability to admire their expensive toys as they relax on their couches or enjoy a meal prepared by a team of personal chefs. The vehicles will be washed and maintained by an in-house concierge service.

Porsche Design Tower 3

Twenty-two billionaires (representing about 2% of the world’s richest people) have already secured units, though they won’t be able to move in until the tower is complete in 2016. Each residence includes a large balcony with a plunge pool and outdoor kitchen, and shared amenities include a spa, game room, movie theater and a ballroom with expansive ocean views.

Porsche Design Tower 4

The units cost between $4.8 million and $32.5 million each, with the whole building estimated to cost $214 million, the largest loan taken out for a commercial project since the recession.

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