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Coming to the Warehouse District in 2019, this luxury mixed-use development has an elevator just for cars

The sleek, modern penthouse condos range in price from $686K to $1.72M.

Photos courtesy Patrick Knudsen
The car dealership as it appeared in the 1950s.

This “brainchild” of architect and developer Marcel Wisznia has been in the works for more than 10 years, according to co-listing agent Patrick Knudsen. Wisznia bought a blighted 1950s-era Buick dealership with an eye toward converting it into a mixed-used development with retail space on the ground floor. Appropriately, he named it The Garage.

“It will have a very contemporary, modernist interior, with large private terraces and sweeping views of downtown,” Knudsen said. “A really open, light-filled feel.”

The Warehouse District building is under construction. It will include 51 apartments and 11 penthouse condos, which are for sale now. In addition to high-end design, these penthouses feature an amenity found nowhere else in New Orleans: drive-in car elevators.

“It’s a completely new take on vehicle parking,” Knudsen said. “Drive your vehicle home, get on your elevator, and go up and park in front of your fifth-floor penthouse door. It offers a lifestyle that’s not really available anywhere else.”

Construction on the Garage will be complete in spring 2019.