For some people, when it comes to searching for their next home, it’s what’s on the outside that truly counts. If you’re someone who holds your car near and dear to you, or you and your family have multiple cars that need guaranteed parking, protection from the elements, and perhaps some temperature control, it’s important to evaluate a potential home’s garage set-up. Here are five homes with car-keeping facilities that do not disappoint.
Heated garages are amazing for combating Chicago’s notorious cold, but the flipside is that the Windy City can have really hot weather too. That’s why this home’s garage is so genius: The four-car garage is not only heated, but also cooled, so you don’t have to worry about getting in a sweltering car every time you go somewhere in the summer. Philip Barone, @ properties, 312-952-7962
This historic Gold Coast greystone includes beautiful, quality features—like walnut herringbone floors, Venetian plaster walls, and multiple fireplaces—and those luxurious finishes extend to the garage. The four-car garage featuring two tandem and exposed brick walls is almost as cool as a West Loop loft—you just might want to spend extra time hanging out in there, spot-cleaning your cars. Jennifer Ames, Coldwell Banker, 312-440-7525
Not only will this pre-construction Lincoln Park home be brand new to you and include features like an elevator and a roof deck with panoramic city views, but it will also have a five-car heated garage that’s perfect for keeping your autos safe and comfortable year round. Tom Moran, @ properties, 773-472-0200
This 6,500-square-foot Lakeview home is tucked away in a quiet part of the ‘hood where, despite the many nearby shops, restaurants, and the like, the wide, tree-lined streets and quiet immediate surroundings lend an almost suburban feel. Also contributing to that? The attached two-car garage that’s tucked away in the back of the house. The open space features a smooth, easy-to-clean floor, and plenty of light—both natural and artificial—perfect for when you’re coming and going with lots of bags… or kids! Jennifer Ames, Coldwell Banker, 312-440-7525
This expansive, five-bedroom manse is in the heart of River North—where parking isn’t exactly easy to find. But, with this home, you won’t have to worry about it: It features a four-car attached garage with plenty of space not only for your cars, but also for bikes and anything else you may need to tuck away. Paul Gorney, KoenigRubloff, 312-268-0635