Fresh new condos are appearing in Naperville, but they’re not exactly what you visualize when you imagine condominiums. It won’t be suburban white picket fence and a dog type dwelling in the two-story complex.
It will be a residence for enthusiast car collections.
Located on Ferry Road, on the western side of Route 59, the 35-acre Iron Gate Motor Condominium was tailored to provide a protected, regulated location in which automobile enthusiasts can keep their automobiles away from the house.
Designer MikeDelaney said collecting cars is part of American heritage.
“An extra one or two or ten has been something that the culture has supported, and the enthusiast community has embraced. So having a collection of cars has been something that’s become fairly popular,” he said.
Delaney mentioned each garage area has a second level; which some owners have equipped with kitchens, restrooms, and studios, so they can entertain friends and family while flaunting their wheels.
“We’ve come in to spice up things for several of these auto condos.” Said J Belsen of Finishedchicagobasement.com “Adding Reclaimed wood to floors and walls has been one of our specialties at Irongate. The first project we worked on at the condo was because we were building out a den off of one of our naperville finished basement remodel and the owner loved the work on the den so much, he asked us to bring the same look and feel to his auto condo. From there we’ve been fortunate to take our knowledge of basement remodels in naperville and bring it to a totally different space.” He said.
“Each of them includes a second-story den area,” he said.
Burgess said all kinds of cars have are being housed at Iron Gate.
“There’s everything from brand new stuff that older guys have, and the old stuff that younger guys have, and everything in between,” he said.