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    Garages. Store cars and help us hoard other shit. I was browsing realtor.ca to see how one would go about getting more than two cars in. Obvious choice is triple car or lift but then I stumbled upon a place with double attached and double detached! I've heard of that but hadn't seen it yet. Looks like its sold but was a decent price.

    It's a decent idea but limited or non existent in new communities. So really you have to go for a bit of an older place, update and get 4 car storage!

    How would one get a list of all such places in Calgary?
    What's the best you guys have seen around re extra storage without breaking the bank let's say <$700k
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    Let's face reality here, without these ethnic buffers (malls, stores, ethnic contractors, etc...) society just can't handle cultral integration. You don't believe me? How would you feel like if your teenaged caucasian daughter came home dating an Asian boy? (come on be honest) Or would you rather the Azn boy hang out at an Asian mall picking up his "own kind"?

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    The other option is triple garage, but one bay is tandem. That's what I have. Also has a rear door on that tandem bay(and the doors are 12'), with a 30'x10' park pad in the back. This is in one of the newer dollhouse developments too. House is probably worth around 600k right now(not in Calgary though, no idea on prices there). With the 12' door and 15' ceiling height, I can fit a lift in no problem as well.

    If you want two doubles though, best bet is to contact a realtor and tell them to send you all the listings with 4 car garages.

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    What area are you looking in and you have no requirements for the house itself?

    I went to this open house.
    HUGE yard with alley access to build your own garage
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/2...panorama-hills

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/16...4d-114.0828671

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    Ya my father in law specifically searched for this and couldnt find a house to match the garage space he wanted.

    Found one in strathmore with plenty of bavk yard that he didnt need and built an oversized triple to go along with he oversize double up front.

    I think that's the best option is to find space for a rear garage you can build yourself.

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    Makes me reminisce about that time I tried to buy the house with an oversize front attached double and a 6-car shop in the back. Was "inner city" too, not far from killramos. Lucky that purchase didn't work out. Lost my job not long after and I wouldn't have been able to afford that mortgage on my wife's salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Makes me reminisce about that time I tried to buy the house with an oversize front attached double and a 6-car shop in the back. Was "inner city" too, not far from killramos. Lucky that purchase didn't work out. Lost my job not long after and I wouldn't have been able to afford that mortgage on my wife's salary.

    Still a guy can dream....
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    I think you're on the right track - the easiest thing would be to find a house you like in an older area with a larger lot that would leave room to expand the existing garage or build a second garage within the lot coverage guidelines.

    Even if it's a high priority, I think buying a home strictly based on the garage is a strange way to find what is ultimately, a place to live.

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    No no, you're buying the garage with a house attached to keep the happy wife happy life quotient tolerable

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    I used to work for the City and it was always weird going there. You'd be driving in your normal residential neighborhood and then this one random house is a firehall.

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    I've seen this in Cranston with the front and rear garage. Not sure how they pulled it off as it looks like there is absolutely zero backyard.

    I've seen these in Mckenzie Towne and there is one in Auburn bay off 52nd and Seton Blvd, but they have a double garage in the back with a self-contained unit on top of it. Basically there is another floor on top of the garage.

    This is the one in McKenzie Towne that comes to mind (triple oversized with a second story):

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.91271...7i13312!8i6656
    https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.91249...7i13312!8i6656

    And its for sale! https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/2...mckenzie-towne

    Also found this quad in McKenzie Towne with a second floor over top (looks like it is attached to the main house and there is a swimming pool in the backyard too!):

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.91250.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    When we were house hunting 2 years ago that was a really decent house in inner city North Heaven on a 1/2 Acre lot with a 4 car tandem attached garage! The garage is below ground level so the top was flat and it even has a little putting green! I think it was only ~$750K.

    I liked it, but wife said no. Apparently too much house for just the 2 of us. It also needed a new kitchen and some other stuff. would've been nice...

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    https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.95859...7i13312!8i6656

    I don't know how he did it but the owner fought hard to get his rear garage driveway extended. I believe his driveway was like google streetview photo for a while.
    Literally, he has zero backyard lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by muse017 View Post
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    https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.95859...7i13312!8i6656

    I don't know how he did it but the owner fought hard to get his rear garage driveway extended. I believe his driveway was like google streetview photo for a while.
    Literally, he has zero backyard lol
    I swear there was a Beyond thread about that driveway years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you&me View Post
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    I think you're on the right track - the easiest thing would be to find a house you like in an older area with a larger lot that would leave room to expand the existing garage or build a second garage within the lot coverage guidelines.

    Even if it's a high priority, I think buying a home strictly based on the garage is a strange way to find what is ultimately, a place to live.
    I was going to post something saying this.

    I am looking for a triple or double with tandem at least and I haven't found any decent ones that also had a decent house to my criteria with it. I would need to make some compromises on some of the options I saw.

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    I still suggest to spend $10K to add two lifts ..

    Great idea .. I regret I did it too late!
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    Quote Originally Posted by you&me View Post
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    I think you're on the right track - the easiest thing would be to find a house you like in an older area with a larger lot that would leave room to expand the existing garage or build a second garage within the lot coverage guidelines.

    Even if it's a high priority, I think buying a home strictly based on the garage is a strange way to find what is ultimately, a place to live.
    You're definitely right. We're content for short term where we live. Wife and I got chatting re space/renos and nothing would convince me to spend new $200k + moving costs for extra 400 - 500 sqft. It makes a bit more sense when I add in wow factor through extra hoarding space/walkout.

    As someone else pointed out, options are limited obviously. Fire hall idea is new altogether lol
    Originally posted by TomcoPDR
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    The fire hall option is so cool.
    Imagine washing your car in there during the winter...
    Could turn it into a decent man cave/garage too.

    Too bad the house itself is meh.

    Also.. That EMS house is right beside the fire hall and in between is a bunch of concrete space. Man... you could have your own little mini car wash/detailing gig lol!
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    Agreed.

    The wife gave me a hard no
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    I never knew this was a thing. I'm so confused haha

    Were they used as fire halls while real departments were being built?

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