By Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted February 02, 2019 at 07:50 AM | Updated February 02, 2019 at 08:51 AM
Ride sharing has reduced the need for ownership of multiple private cars. And yet, there are collectors who selectively fill garages with rare, desirable wheeled treasures.
Search real estate databases for residential properties with large garages or shops, and you’ll find deck-out, dedicated spaces for prized vehicles around and even under houses.
The demand for Oregon properties with a garage capacity of six or more cars inspired Peggy Hoag of Hoag Real Estate to hire Delmain website design to create an auto enthusiast properties page.
Here are some examples from her page and elsewhere where car lovers roll.
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Hoag Real Estate
“I have never heard anyone wish that their garage was smaller,” says David TenHulzen, whose West Linn estate can accommodate 24 cars.
Yes, two dozen trophies on wheels.
David and Nancy TenHulzen’s handsome, high-end house often gets less attention than the spaces devoted to sheltering race cars and vintage vehicles.
After putting their 5.77-acre property, at 3001 SW Schaeffer Road, up for sale at $1,679,000, they realized how many more people are hunting for giant garages.
Ruum Media/Hoag Real Estate
A former Ford dealer has put his 1.9-acre estate with a nine-stall garage-shop at 12477 S.W. Kame Terrace Court on the market at $1,499,000.
Above the garage is a storage space with a hatch where he can hoist an engine or transmission into his shop. He has stored about a dozen engines and more than 1,000 cars parts up there. Built-in benches, forming a horseshoe around the hoist hatch, are strong enough to hold most anything.
Across the driveway and underneath his 4,639-square-foot house is another heated garage. The L-shaped, subterranean garage has a 100-foot-long side that’s the width of a car. Read more: Need garage space? This lakeside Sherwood estate for sale at $1.5 million has vroom for 16 cars (photos)
RE/MAX Equity Group
Give a car collector bare land and what happens? Structures go up, most dedicated to pampering and displaying prized, drivable possessions.
Windermere Realty Trust
Garages can hold cars, boats and toys.
Windermere Realty Trust
Buckle up: In this week’s real estate gallery, we look at homes on the market or recently sold with a tricked-out garage, some with car lifts so two vehicles can be stacked to save floor space.