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The Hangar Home in Florida has a Flipping Front Facade

 - Jun 4, 2011
References: youtube & autoblog
The Hangar Home in Florida boasts a larger-than-life secret: its facade flips up to reveal a garage big enough to fit a plane. The unusual home is located on Lake Harney; its grassy front yard is actually a taxiway to a grass runway.

The owners of the Hangar Home wanted to create a home suitable for airplane owners that wasn't an eyesore in the neighborhood. This home looks like any other when the garage door is closed, which preserves the aesthetic cohesion of the community at large.

The video above shows the Hangar Home in motion. I could imagine well-heeled homeowners with space to spare clamoring to modify their home's facade in this manner, even if they don't have an airplane to store.