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    Thread: Ultimate garage plans in jeopardy

    1. 02-05-2010 09:03 AM #1
      Ferrari-owner's dream garage grinds neighbors' gears

      Holger Schubert built a 10-foot bridge to connect his sports car's living-room parking spot to Tigertail Road. But, now, residents are complaining that the structure was improperly approved by the city.



      His pristine Ferrari 512 BBi "Boxer" sits in the middle of Holger Schubert's living room in Brentwood, right next to stylish furniture, a built-in bookcase and a flat-screen TV that slides on tracks past walls of glass that frame an ocean view.

      But Los Angeles officials are about to slam shut forever the garage door that leads to the city's most extravagant parking space

      City planners have withdrawn permission for Schubert to use a bridge to connect his Ferrari's third-floor resting spot with North Tigertail Road.

      The ruling by the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission tosses a mechanic's wrench into Schubert's hopes of using the showpiece garage that last year won Architectural Digest magazine's Design Driven contest.

      Neighbors complained about the bridge, alleging that the city erroneously approved its construction to create both a safety hazard and a development precedent that could degrade hillside neighborhoods throughout the city.

      Schubert, a 43-year-old product designer, contends that neighbors turned against the bridge in retaliation for his home-remodeling project taking so long -- about five years, so far.


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      02-05-2010 09:05 AM #2
      He has ****ty neighbors. Kill them all.

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      02-05-2010 09:09 AM #3
      People will bitch about anything.
      Is it too much to ask for you dumb little monkeys to actually read the prior posts in the thread, and attempt to use some semblance of punctuation, capitalization, and general friggin grammar?
      Yes, this is mostly directed at the MKIV forum.
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      02-05-2010 09:11 AM #4
      this is one of many reasons to not live in california. they tax the sh*t out you, they have retarded enviro laws. Houes prices are insane, and you are surrounded by brain dead liberals. to me cali would be hell
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      02-05-2010 09:13 AM #5
      Ridiculous





      Modified by T.O_Golf at 9:15 AM 2-5-2010


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      02-05-2010 09:13 AM #6
      ****in a. why piss him off? if that was my neighbor I'd do whatever it took to become his best friend
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      02-05-2010 09:14 AM #7
      Is the guy watching "Ferris Bullers's day off" Massive points for that!!!!

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      02-05-2010 09:16 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by tngdesi »
      Is the guy watching "Ferris Bullers's day off" Massive points for that!!!!
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      02-05-2010 09:19 AM #9
      People like to bitch, especially when they are jealous.

      Anyone have pictures of the rest of the garage/bridge? I'd like to see what that looks like.


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      02-05-2010 09:20 AM #10
      If you have the means...

    11. 02-05-2010 09:26 AM #11
      A bridge from the third floor of a house to a public road is pretty badass. It could be an eyesore, but I doubt it considering the style of the owner.

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      02-05-2010 09:28 AM #12
      Stay classy California.

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      02-05-2010 09:31 AM #14
      I love how people feel so entitled...

      If you have the money to live there, and don't like something. Move somewhere else where you can't bother anyone. **** me.


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      02-05-2010 09:31 AM #15
      That garage makes me fap. Pity silly zoning laws are getting in the way.
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      02-05-2010 09:34 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by SgtArky »
      this is one of many reasons to not live in california. they tax the sh*t out you, they have retarded enviro laws. Houes prices are insane, and you are surrounded by brain dead liberals. to me cali would be hell

      i hate to have this sum up my feelings, but a cluster bombing of his neighbors houses would allow enough room to expand his garage even further.

      oh and it looks like total crap too...or not...

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      02-05-2010 09:35 AM #17
      looks like a **** hole


    18. 02-05-2010 09:39 AM #18
      The car's reflection in the glass is

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      02-05-2010 09:42 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by rpmk4 »
      looks like a **** hole

      Really? How can you tell? Because he owns a better car than you?


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      02-05-2010 09:42 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by djsheijkdfj »
      He has ****ty neighbors. Kill them all.

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      02-05-2010 09:43 AM #21
      How many others have a sudden interest in all things 512BB, where no interest existed before?

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      02-05-2010 09:44 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by rpmk4 »
      looks like a **** hole

      THAT's what they're complaining about??

      F'in hell...


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      02-05-2010 09:47 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by TurboWraith »

      Really? How can you tell? Because he owns a better car than you?

      Sarcasm meter


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      02-05-2010 09:48 AM #24
      Without seeing the rest of the house, i think it looks halfway decent. And its not totally noticeable from the road due to the shrubbery

      He does need a gate though. To keep the riffraff out




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      02-05-2010 09:49 AM #25

      look how concerned these people are lol

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      02-05-2010 09:50 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by TurboWraith »

      Really? How can you tell? Because he owns a better car than you?

      I think your sarcasm meter needs to be calibrated.

      So, the third floor of his house is at street level? Where did he park his car before? I'm guessing this is on a cliff somewhere. I don't know why the neighbors are worried. The next earthquake, forest fire or massive rain storm will destroy the house and send it crashing into the ocean.

      Using your living room as a garage is cool and all, but I think my wife would be mad when I dropped used oil filters on the rug.


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      02-05-2010 09:50 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by T-Boner »
      create both a safety hazard and a development precedent that could degrade hillside neighborhoods throughout the city.

      This is degrading the neighborhood? I'd like to see the surrounding houses if this degrades them. And yea, I'm sure the guy built a safety hazard to get his prized collectors car into is acclaimed garage


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      02-05-2010 09:55 AM #29
      His neighbors probably can't "one up" him, so they complain instead. So much for keeping up with the Jones'.
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      02-05-2010 09:59 AM #30
      jealous pricks, **** the neighbors.

      They guy don the street from me has a green Lamo Murciélago, and a red LS6 Chevelle Convertible. He parks them in his driveway all the time for us (the public) to see. One neighbor ended up consistently complaining to him & the community, that he didn't want to see his Lambo & Chevelle every time he looked out his front windows. So the guy with the lambo bought a $50,000 12ft -15 ft tall statue of an eagle an put it facing the neighbors house that complained. Lol. Gotta love eccentrically rich people.

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    31. 02-05-2010 10:00 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by SgtArky »
      this is one of many reasons to not live in california. they tax the sh*t out you, they have retarded enviro laws. Houes prices are insane, and you are surrounded by brain dead liberals. to me cali would be hell

      I'm a liberal but I actually agree with you... the liberals in California must be really brain dead in order to vote in the Governator and pass Prop 8.
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      02-05-2010 10:06 AM #32
      wow, with all those windows he can't even satisfactorily watch porn in hos own living room.

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      02-05-2010 10:08 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Chris Stack »
      How many others have a sudden interest in all things 512BB, where no interest existed before?

      My thought as well.


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      02-05-2010 10:09 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      wow, with all those windows he can't even satisfactorily watch porn in hos own living room.

      He most likely has an entire house for that.


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      02-05-2010 10:14 AM #35

      gated driveway @ top of pic, here

      gated driveway at bottom of pic... so what if said driveway is a bridge, it's private #$^$% property.


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