Skip to comments.Ferrari-owner's dream garage grinds neighbors' gears **Must See**
Posted on 02/04/2010 11:19:27 PM PST by BurbankKarl
His pristine Ferrari 512 BBi "Boxer" sits in the middle of Holger Schubert's living room in Brentwood, right next to stylish furniture, a built-in bookcase and a flat-screen TV that slides on tracks past walls of glass that frame an ocean view.
But Los Angeles officials are about to slam shut forever the garage door that leads to the city's most extravagant parking space
City planners have withdrawn permission for Schubert to use a bridge to connect his Ferrari's third-floor resting spot with North Tigertail Road.
The ruling by the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission tosses a mechanic's wrench into Schubert's hopes of using the showpiece garage that last year won Architectural Digest magazine's Design Driven contest.
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Some people have too much money. It’s all beautiful but silly.
He could still install an elevator on the front. Not as classy as his proposed driveway, but better than nothing.
Oh, thats way awesome! I don’t care what Councilperson he greased to get that done! And his no-brakes-recall-eggcar-driving neighbors all upset! Even better!
looks alot like DeLorean.
Ridiculous, but I’ll defend his right to be ridiculous.
Oh-oh, a homeowners association is involved. This guy would be better off taking Archimedes’ bet. (Give me a fulcrum and I will move the world.)
Too bad, I hope he keeps the spot and puts in an elevator. It would look especially awesome packed with Harleys.
I have to agree with you!
Soooo..he just sits there and looks at his car. okeydoekey
“Oh-oh, a homeowners association is involved.”
Explains it all.
If you value freedom, dealing with government regs are bad enough.
Having people tell you what kind of driveway you can have, what kind of pets you can keep, whether or not you can keep guns, or fly an American Flag, or set up a Christmas display, is enough to keep me away from any home-owners association type arrangements.
I don’t care if Joe Bubba has cars up on blocks in his front lawn next to me, as long as he doesn’t complain about about my giant American flag flying from my front lawn flagpole, my guns, my dogs, or my Christmas display.
He doesn’t just sit there. I think I see lotion on the coffee table.
I don’t see a stop block or tennis balls hanging from the ceiling....lol. No happy hour for this guy when you have to drive home and park. ;)
Ya know, you’d think they would be proud of that sort of ostentation down there. I guess when it’s a neighbor’s house rather than a public edifice, envy and jealousy sets in. They could make his original driveway plan work if they wanted to.
Could always have a valet do it. Ted Kennedy showed us the folly of trying to navigate a narrow bridge, soused.
It looks kind of neat to me.
Agreed - pretty cool. I bet he’s glad it’s not a Toyota!
And, it at least used to be a rule of home buying that it is smarter to buy a modest home in a pricey neighborhood than vice versa, as it has more upside potential. So everyone around ought to be applauding this guy given our perilously weak market.
Sounds like its all about politics.
He better start paying more attention to his son Cameron or that car is going right thru the glass...
I would too if I had a Ferrari BB512 in my living room.
Yes, I remember when the 512 Berlinetta Boxer came out. Sweet-looking ride.
Time to put that award winning design team back to work. Shirley they can come up with something so bizarre that the bridge will seem like a work of art in comparison, and result in bridge approval. Something green, hmmm, a 400 foot telescoping windmill, that doubles as a tv antenna? It shouldn’t be too much trouble to come up with something. Maybe the Maginot Line look, with tank traps and real operational gun emplacements to take out the neighbors Prius’s as they coast down hill past his place.
“Recycle some railroad ties and viola.”
And maybe a quick trip to Home Depot for some plywood and I’m all set.
What's Shirley got to do with it?
What’s Shirley got to do with it?
Plenty, or I wouldn’t have mentioned it, just don’t call me Shirley.
You sound just like a democrat.
“looks alot like DeLorean.”
I have a 1981 Delorean and can accurately attest that you are 110% correct with the exception of the horse power and the autopilot. The DeLorean always wanted to follow the “white Line”.
My car, now in the posession of my son, was autographed by John on the underside of the ash tray along with names and addresses of the final assemblers in Ireland. Kinda Unique in my opinion. I met him at a car show in philly in 98. He was driving a dog ugly yellow NSX. I also drove to the show with my 1991 “Silver Bullet” NSX that is now stored in a heated garage. I don;t do Coke or run around with starlets.
Ha ha! Take a look at the t.v. screen in the original photo.
The city should just grandfather the guy in and move on.
Soooo..he just sits there and looks at his car. okeydoekey
SOooo... you just sit there and look at your TV, Computer okeydoekey.
Looks great, but the room is antiseptic, for a home.
Yeah, but this Ferrari still runs.
Quite. I don’t get most of the snarky comments. Guy earned his money and did something creative with it. Not like any of us are demonstrating that much more of a life yammering on FR.
First of all, to those who say it is too much, I’m sure anyone can find something you cherrish as too much. To some, a Ferrari is a piece of automotive and engineering art and I stand to say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I could care less if I would like it or not but I’ll defend his right as long as it is on his property.
Second. The current Toyota mess is nothing more than an elaborate Jessie Jackson style shakedown move to hopefully force Toyota to give in to unions organizing in their US plants. I will guarantee you that Honda “safety concerns” are on the back burner pending what happens to Toyota. In the mean time, both must play the public relations game in a much bigger chess match than is being reported.
Yes. Not like it’s a Daytona convertible or anything.
I’m reminded of a Shania Twain song:
You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his machine
You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in
I cant believe you kiss your car good night
Cmon baby tell me—you must be jokin, right!
Okay, so you’ve got a car
That don’t impress me much
this is “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” inside our nation’s capitol.....
take a gander at the penalties!!!
Those white floors.
"If you have a Jag that doesn't leak oil, they fly a guy out from Coventry with a cordless drill."
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