With a glass garage for exotics and wine cellar, this man cave has it all

I’ve never been to Tony Stark’s house, but I imagine it might look something like this award-winning man cave from Intuitive Homes, Ultamation, and Design Practice by Uber. Installed somewhere in the United Kingdom (most likely in an some sort of underground lair), this glorified garage took home several awards this year, including the Crestron Integration Award and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Award for “Most Innovative Solution.”

The centerpiece of this man cave is the 360-degree rotating platform, which, as Mr. Stark would certainly attest to, is the only suitable parking space for a supercar.

In addition to looking pretty sweet, this glass-and-leather dome also comes with some convenient features. Thanks to a row of magnetic flux vehicle detection sensors that line the platform, the underside of the vehicles, and the driveway, the owner of this man cave never has to flick a light switch or select music. The system recognizes when a car is arriving and automatically starts playing a pre-selected playlist.

The staircase down to the Man Cave from the main house is also lined with sensors. This allows the automation system to shut off lights, music, TVs and other electronics when the basement is empty. All the doors in the tricked-out space are also fitted with sensors that provide a variety of functions. For instance, the glass enclosure won’t open if the main door is ajar.

Of course, this is more than a trophy case/parking garage. The rest of the space is filled with a pool table, multiple TVs, and a wine cellar. The most Iron Man-like aspect of this enterprise, however, is the customer user interface.

“From initial concepts… through to completion, the space has transformed into more than I could have ever hoped for and the level of automation and intelligent control we have in there adds genuine convenience, on top of the obvious wow factor,” the owner said in an interview for the award. Tony Stark, is that you?

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