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Ferrari-owner's dream garage grinds neighbors' gears **Must See**
LA Times ^ | 1/5/10 | Bob Pool

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City planners have withdrawn permission for Schubert to use a bridge to connect his Ferrari's third-floor resting spot with North Tigertail Road.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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: architecture; ferrari; hoa
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1 posted on 02/04/2010 11:19:27 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
I think Ferraris are beautiful, but...

in other news of ridiculously misplaced values, a teenage girl auctioned off her virginity recently...

2 posted on 02/04/2010 11:21:20 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: BurbankKarl


3 posted on 02/04/2010 11:23:06 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Some people have too much money. It’s all beautiful but silly.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 11:23:15 PM PST by Busta Rhymes
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To: BurbankKarl

He could still install an elevator on the front. Not as classy as his proposed driveway, but better than nothing.


5 posted on 02/04/2010 11:24:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: BurbankKarl

Cool.


6 posted on 02/04/2010 11:24:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: BurbankKarl

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!


7 posted on 02/04/2010 11:26:04 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

looks alot like DeLorean.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 11:26:27 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: BurbankKarl

Ridiculous, but I’ll defend his right to be ridiculous.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 11:29:19 PM PST by John Leland 1789 (But then, I'm accused of just being a troll, so . . . .)
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To: BurbankKarl

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.


10 posted on 02/04/2010 11:29:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It would look especially awesome packed with Harleys.

I have to agree with you!

11 posted on 02/04/2010 11:31:38 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Soooo..he just sits there and looks at his car. okeydoekey


12 posted on 02/04/2010 11:32:52 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“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.


13 posted on 02/04/2010 11:35:12 PM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Snurple

He doesn’t just sit there. I think I see lotion on the coffee table.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 11:37:47 PM PST by chuckles
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To: BurbankKarl

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. ;)


15 posted on 02/04/2010 11:38:10 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: ZULU

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.


16 posted on 02/04/2010 11:40:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Electric Graffiti

Could always have a valet do it. Ted Kennedy showed us the folly of trying to navigate a narrow bridge, soused.


17 posted on 02/04/2010 11:42:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It looks kind of neat to me.


18 posted on 02/04/2010 11:45:15 PM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: BurbankKarl
I have the same set up for my F-150. All I had to do was cut the back wall out of the trailer and install a ramp.
:O)
19 posted on 02/04/2010 11:45:46 PM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: ZULU

Agreed - pretty cool. I bet he’s glad it’s not a Toyota!


20 posted on 02/04/2010 11:51:30 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: ZULU

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.


21 posted on 02/04/2010 11:52:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: 21twelve
Well if it was, he wouldn't need to actually drive it anywhere.
22 posted on 02/04/2010 11:53:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

RIGHT!!!!


23 posted on 02/04/2010 11:54:06 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: BigCinBigD
cut the back wall out of the trailer and install a ramp.
Recycle some railroad ties and viola.
24 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:30 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: BurbankKarl
His attorney, Jerold B. Neuman, complained to planners that after Schubert received the permit to build the bridge 18 separate city inspections occurred "and no one raised an issue" signaling any problem with its legality.

Sounds like its all about politics.

25 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:48 AM PST by Zack Attack
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To: BurbankKarl

He better start paying more attention to his son Cameron or that car is going right thru the glass...


26 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:24 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Snurple
Soooo..he just sits there and looks at his car. okeydoekey

I would too if I had a Ferrari BB512 in my living room.

27 posted on 02/05/2010 12:39:58 AM PST by Cymbaline (Bipartisan consensus - that's like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Yes, I remember when the 512 Berlinetta Boxer came out. Sweet-looking ride.


28 posted on 02/05/2010 12:45:15 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: BurbankKarl

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.


29 posted on 02/05/2010 12:45:45 AM PST by wita
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To: carumba

“Recycle some railroad ties and viola.”

And maybe a quick trip to Home Depot for some plywood and I’m all set.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 1:00:38 AM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: wita
Shirley they can come up with something..

What's Shirley got to do with it?

31 posted on 02/05/2010 1:31:23 AM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: RoadKingSE

What’s Shirley got to do with it?

Plenty, or I wouldn’t have mentioned it, just don’t call me Shirley.


32 posted on 02/05/2010 1:44:05 AM PST by wita
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To: Busta Rhymes
"Some people have too much money."

You sound just like a democrat.

33 posted on 02/05/2010 1:53:06 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: BurbankKarl


"Honey???"

"Yes, dear?"

"Can you bring me a CokeTM? Oh, and a quart of Castrol 50wt for my BB? Love ya!!!"

34 posted on 02/05/2010 2:03:21 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Electric Graffiti
LOL...I understood exactly what you were saying. Actually surprised myself that I did so once I thought about it.

I think this is absolutely beautiful - both the car and his home. Good for him!

I seem to remember the architectural piece about this guy a year or two ago. Another guy had a huge underground, well under his house, garage loaded with sharp cars also. Stunning!
35 posted on 02/05/2010 2:15:01 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“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.


36 posted on 02/05/2010 2:18:52 AM PST by primatreat ( "O" time has run out.)
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To: over3Owithabrain
He better start paying more attention to his son Cameron or that car is going right thru the glass...

Ha ha! Take a look at the t.v. screen in the original photo.

37 posted on 02/05/2010 2:34:43 AM PST by PrinterEagle
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To: BurbankKarl

The city should just grandfather the guy in and move on.


38 posted on 02/05/2010 2:48:19 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Ooooh yeah!
39 posted on 02/05/2010 2:48:29 AM PST by Ken H (Debt free is the way to be)
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To: Snurple

Soooo..he just sits there and looks at his car. okeydoekey

SOooo... you just sit there and look at your TV, Computer okeydoekey.


40 posted on 02/05/2010 2:59:27 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: BurbankKarl

Looks great, but the room is antiseptic, for a home.


41 posted on 02/05/2010 3:02:52 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yeah, but this Ferrari still runs.


42 posted on 02/05/2010 3:05:43 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: BurbankKarl
What happened to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness? He is pursuing happiness and "The building Dept/Building Inspectors" are busting his B@!!$? I read somewhere that these Dept's were one of the 1st moves the progressives made to get "control". They and planning commissions are National Socialist in some towns. I heard of one town in the North Shore of MA where you couldn't even cut down a tree without getting some apparatchik involved. Our founders are spinning in their graves.
43 posted on 02/05/2010 3:14:17 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Cobra64

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.


44 posted on 02/05/2010 3:15:29 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Pelosi is practically President; the Obama is just her talk show host.)
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To: 21twelve

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.


45 posted on 02/05/2010 3:31:02 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yes. Not like it’s a Daytona convertible or anything.


46 posted on 02/05/2010 3:56:16 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: BurbankKarl

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


47 posted on 02/05/2010 3:57:59 AM PST by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: taildragger

this is “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” inside our nation’s capitol.....

http://app.ddot.dc.gov/ufa/information/tree_bill.shtm

take a gander at the penalties!!!


48 posted on 02/05/2010 4:11:52 AM PST by mo
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To: BurbankKarl
Glad the guy doesn't collect Jaguars.

Those white floors.

"If you have a Jag that doesn't leak oil, they fly a guy out from Coventry with a cordless drill."

49 posted on 02/05/2010 4:12:12 AM PST by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: PrinterEagle

Nice pick-up.

};^)


50 posted on 02/05/2010 4:44:12 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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