Cars live in the lap of lux­ury

Would you pay Rs. 30,00,00,000 to house your car?

Alive - - Content - ■ by Mala Ashok

Isup­pose it would de­pend on what your car is worth and how much it means to you. A Cana­dian de­vel­oper is bank­ing on the very rich spend­ing that kind of money for a lux­ury car build­ing near Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, Canada. Van­cou­ver is fast be­com­ing the Lux­ury Car Cap­i­tal of the world.

It ap­pears there are enough in­ter­ested peo­ple to war­rant the project since about 80 % of the units have al­ready been sold. Con­struc­tion of this pricey Garage is slated for com­ple­tion by 2019, ac­cord­ing to a spokesper­son for the de­vel­oper.

The Base Units are about 1,000 Square Feet and start at Cana­dian $ 600,000 with no added fur­nish­ings. But there are also 25,000 square feet units that in­clude a mez­za­nine and dé­cor themes. Own­ers can pay more to de­sign their lux­ury Garages, to re­flect their own unique style.

They can also choose from pre-de­signed in­te­rior pack­ages.

The Marinello pack­age will al­low driv­ers to store their lux­ury cars in dou­blewidth units next to fur­ni­ture de­signed by an in­ter­na­tional chain.

The two-storey project is slated to be built in a neigh­bour­hood of Van­cou­ver’s sub­urb of Rich­mond which is home to Chi­nese Cana­di­ans. There are 45 units in to­tal for sale and there will also be space for car-re­lated store­fronts on the ground floor.

There have been some protests over this lux­ury con­struc­tion but with Van­cou­ver homes sell­ing for more than a mil­lion dol­lars this is not too out­ra­geous.

A lo­cal TV sta­tion in­ter­viewed the pub­lic on this of­fer­ing and got var­ied reactions. One per­son said, “I don’t have a $3 mil­lion car, but I would put it in there if I had one.

Not every­body is so char­i­ta­ble though. An­other re­ac­tion was, “We re­ally are turn­ing into a play­ground for the in­ter­na­tional elite, for a lot of very wealthy peo­ple.”

Well, we in In­dia have a lot of peo­ple with a lot of money and ex­pen­sive cars – re­ally ex­pen­sive cars. So maybe there is room for this lux­ury!

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