Take a cue from car lovers around the region who’ve decked out their homes with stunning spaces dedicated to automobiles

From a Kuala Lumpur mansion where prized automobiles get their own wing to a Roman-inspired multi-storey house with extensive, specially constructed garages, take a look at the homes across Asia where the owners spared no expense in storing—and displaying—their luxury cars.

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1. A Mansion with a Dedicated Wing for Luxury Cars

Known as The White Mansion, this sprawling, neoclassical-inspired home in Malaysia also showcases the owner’s love of cars. 

The client had expressed his desire for a colonial-style bungalow. To cater to this, the facade of this sprawling 7,000 sq ft home is inspired by neoclassical design, according to Lucas Fong, managing director of Box Design Studio. This is particularly evident in the ornamental pediment, decorative copings and lattice windows in symmetrical form. 

One of the client’s requests was to have a dedicated area for his collection of luxury cars—but there was a challenge in building a bungalow attached with a garage due to separate land titles. To solve this problem, the designer linked the bungalow with a glass bridge to a standalone building that houses a garage and then some.

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2. A Home Where a Jaguar is the Centre Piece

This couple's stunning home features a nature-inspired palette and a Jaguar E-Type car as the focal point of their blue living room. 

“Your home really is an extension of yourself; you spend so much time there, it’s where you feel happy,” says Chloe Elkerton, founder and managing director of E&A Interiors, which spearheaded the design of the home.

Aside from keeping the exterior architecture and most of the original flooring intact, the owners wanted a bright and airy haven for two. The husband also wanted to showcase his classic Jaguar E-Type within the property instead of on the front porch, turning the convertible into the centrepiece of their living room.

A ramp was added so that the prized vehicle could be driven into the house. Walls were knocked down in the living and kitchen areas to make room for the automobile while opening up these common areas on the ground floor.

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3. A Glamorous House Inspired By Roman Architecture

This two-storey house in Singapore, home to a multigenerational family, was given a sleek new look inspired by Roman architecture. 

“I combined my preference for clean-cut aesthetics with my clients’ preference for grand palatial design, to create a look of modern luxury for this family home,” says William Chan, founder and chief designer of Spacedge Designs. 

The basement entertainment area is a new addition to the house. It boasts a state-of-the-art entertainment room, living quarters for the family’s helpers, a common bathroom, pantry and air-conditioned parking space for six cars, in addition to the home’s existing three-car garage.

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