Photos courtesy The Trove Club
Got an exotic car but no place to park it? Looking for a place to ogle your new $500,000 ride with your equally affluent friends and their Lamborghinis, Ferraris and McLarens?
Don’t fret; a Lower Mainland developer has landed on a real estate product in Richmond that will no doubt leave some local residents rolling their eyes in disbelief.
Meet The Trove Club, a 45-unit luxury project where buyers can make their own bespoke garage, complete with a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat with friends and family in swank surroundings. Trove launched last weekend at the Luxury and Supercar weekend at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. Units range from 1,000 square feet to 2,500 square feet and completion is expected by the spring of 2019.
The project is already 80 per cent sold.
Buyers can choose from a host of options for their garage, including the pre-designed interior Maranello package, which is infused with Italian culture.
“Fast luxury cars and motor cycles steeped in history are displayed next to beautifully crafted furniture from B B Italia emphasizing detail and quality finishes…The passion of Italy and its automotive design world warmly embrace each other in this dramatic environment,” The Trove Club says on its website at www.thetroveclub.com.
Not a fan of Italian? No problem, there’s also Detroit, Goodwood and Stuttgart styles.
Offered by Hungerford Properties, which could not be reached for comment, The Trove Club is located at 13571 Sparwood Place, just east of Knight and Westminster Highway, a stone’s throw from the Richmond Auto Mall.
Trove owners will also have access to an annual calendar of VIP curated events, to be held in the Trove Club House.
The cost? Well, as the saying goes, if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it. Pricing wasn’t available on the website and the developer could not be reached. It's a safe bet an unadorned garage will cost north of $500,000, and the extras hundreds of thousands more.