20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market
20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

One day, you might have the car collection of your dreams. But where will you put them all?

Last weekend an Adelaide home was sold for $3.26 million at auction. The house has five bedrooms, but more importantly, a 17 car garage. The expansive parking space comes with a home theatre, leading reported former owner George Nowak to say that the garage had “a Bat Cave style”.

After a Bat Cave of your own? Here are some of the most impressive garages in Australia (and the homes attached aren’t too bad either).

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

The 20 car garage pictured above sits below a six bedroom, five bathroom home in the beachside suburb of Sovereign Islands, at the northern end of the Gold Coast. The owner is clearly quite the motoring enthusiast, with another professional auto shop on the ground level with a hoist (pictured below).

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

This garage and its contemporary style home will set you back $4.95 million.

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

A three storey estate in Castle Cove on Sydney’s North Shore could put Wayne Manor to shame. The house sits on a 10,000 square metre waterfront plot, pictured above. Inside there’s plenty of room for Alfred, with three professional gourmet kitchens, ten bedrooms and thirteen bathrooms. The all important garage fits six cars, with another 10 car port spaces.

For those who need a dose of opulence as soon as they come in from work, look no further than Bellagio La Villa in the Gold Coast hinterland (pictured below).

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

Soon to be home to billionaire Riyu Li, the garage (pictured below) features what look to be polished marble floors, arched windows and chandeliers for its possible periodic usage as a ballroom. Considering the merits of this particular garage, Property Observer’s Jonathan Chancellor thought the chandeliers were “wasteful and unnecessary".

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

“Even the late Liberace, who was the king of gaudy over-the-top interior décor, didn’t hang crystal confections in the garage of his cheap Palm Springs home,” he wrote. Contrarian Margie disagreed, writing that they were “frivolous and fun”.

Angoraphora Lodge in the Northern Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills was apparently inspired by the alpine lodges of Aspen. Set on 16,500 square metres of land, the home has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a separate two bedroom home on the estate which also houses two garages, fitting 10 cars (pictured below). Agent Shane Hutton of Ray White Terrey Hills writes that one of the garages “could easily accommodate a helicopter.”

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

And what about the car enthusiasts who have somewhat less expansive collections?

Look no further than 73 Sunnyside Road in Glen Osmond, South Australia, pictured below.

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

The current owner says that when designing her home, “it was all about the car”.

 20 cars and counting: The best Bat Caves on the market

The motoring enthusiast, who has owned 160 cars, was given a special place for her vintage Porsche – right in the middle of her home. She’s expecting $890,000 to $950,000 for this floating apartment, designed by Damian Campagnaro.

 

For more automative intrigue, see Deceptive Toorak auction aftermath - and the silver Mercedes that almost got away

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