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Autofamily House brings out your inner Bruce Wayne

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Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The tunnel also contains the owner's sizable art collection (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The tunnel also contains the owner's sizable art collection (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The tunnel sports a green roof (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The tunnel sports a green roof (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
If Poland has its own version of the Dark Knight, then he probably lives here (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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If Poland has its own version of the Dark Knight, then he probably lives here (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House's driveway is set upon a level plot and gradually turns into a tunnel (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House's driveway is set upon a level plot and gradually turns into a tunnel (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The tunnel sports a green roof (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The tunnel sports a green roof (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House was completed in 2012 (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
If Poland has its own version of the Dark Knight, then he probably lives here (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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If Poland has its own version of the Dark Knight, then he probably lives here (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
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The house measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft) spread over two floors (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Architectural plan of the Autofamily House (Image: KWK Promes)
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Far be it for we at Gizmag to inadvertently reveal the secret identity of a crime-fighting superhero, but let's just say that if Poland had its own version of the Dark Knight, then he'd probably live in this house. Featuring a subterranean car tunnel that runs under the garden and directly into the home, the Autofamily House bears more than a little resemblance to a suburban version of Batman's Batcave.

Autofamily House's driveway is set upon a level plot and gradually turns into a tunnel. The attractive house and garden are both raised 3 m (10 ft) above with a retaining wall, and in order to avoid breaking up the garden, the tunnel sports a green roof.

The tunnel also contains the owner's sizable art collection (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)
The tunnel also contains the owner's sizable art collection (Photo: Juliusz Sokołowski)

To complete the wow-factor that visitors experience, the tunnel entrance also contains the owner's sizable art collection. As for the house itself, we know very little beyond the basics: it was completed in 2012 by Polish architects KWK Promes, measures 990 sq m (10,656 sq ft), and features two floors. As we said, very little.

But then it wouldn't be a secret lair otherwise, would it?

Source: KWK Promes via Arch Daily

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6 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really cool.
Marcus Carr
I suppose my first of what could be many questions is "why do you want your car in the house?"
Riaanh
@Marcus, I would say, when the car(s) is more worth than the average house. Why stick your $$$$$$ Ferrari down in the garage, it is not a car, it is a child to some people.
Vito
the same people who brought us the zombie house they definitely think in different boxes
Stephen N Russell
Radical idea, awesome, need these worldwide.
Jason Catterall
Surely this is far closer to Tony Stark's idea of urban architecture than Bruce Wayne's?