$5M Michigan Mansion’s Two-Story Garage Is a Car Collector’s Dream
Rent out the house and live in the temperature-controlled garage with your prized sheet metal.
Back on the market for at least the second time since 2018, a ginormous mansion near Lake Michigan boasts a feature enthusiasts will appreciate: a drool-worthy 12,000-square-foot garage.
Nestled in a cluster of trees near lake in Holland, Michigan, the 10,000 square-foot house was designed by Steenwyk Architects (with apparent inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright) and built in 2004. The entire property sits on forty wooded acres, including a clearing with a mile-long motocross track. I don't know if the owners have tried this already, but it seems to me that that the motocross route could be used for an ice track during the coldest months.
If you’re Batman (or any other reclusive celebrity), the underground tunnel that leads from the garage to the main house will appeal to you. The two-story garage is temperature controlled for all of the goodies you can fit inside along with two locker rooms, laundry room, full bathroom, and sitting area.
From the photos, you’ll spy multiple garage openings for motorcycles, dirt bikes, boats, snowmobiles, and cars. The collector who lives there now has an apparent penchant for muscle cars, but there’s no indication if any of those are for sale in the listing. Looks like there's a workbench and space to wrench, too.
You might be thinking "why does The Drive feature these incredibly expensive mansions that most readers can't afford?" For example, the $15M Minnesota lake island home with a connecting tunnel to its massive garage or the $12M Montana mansion with a dyno, gas station, and 50-car garage. My answer is that it's fascinating to dream about the possibilities and see what an enthusiast can do with unlimited funds. I like to read about Ferraris and Koenigseggs, and neither are in my budget at the moment either.
And maybe it's an investment opportunity; get some friends together and create a clubhouse for collectors, or move into the garage and rent out the house. It's a golden chance to get creative.
Just make sure you factor in the annual $36,222 tax bill.
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