A Car Collector’s Modern Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture

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A Car Collector’s Modern Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture

When tasked with designing a modern home for a car collector in Austin, Texas, Matt Fajkus Architecture designed the jaw-dropping Autohaus residence that floats over a massive garage. The living quarters make up a cantilevered volume that rests atop one side of the garage’s volume.

By extending the second floor out 20 feet into the front yard, a covered carport was created underneath.

Large floor-to-ceiling windows are framed on the second floor creating a dramatic visual interest from the street.

A viewing gallery on the second floor lets people watch a car being worked on below or shows a car on display.

Large sliding glass and steel doors were custom made to allow uninterrupted access to the roof terrace.

Photos by Charles Davis Smith, Perfecto Creative, Casey Woods, and MF Architecture.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.