Luxury car condos come to Friendswood with Garage Ultimate opening

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Deutsch owns a 1960 Corvette, which is stored in one of the garages at his business. (Morgan Slutzky)

Deutsch owns a 1960 Corvette, which is stored in one of the garages at his business. (Morgan Slutzky)

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The garages each offer a 14-foot overhead door, as well as climate control and customization options. (Morgan Slutzky)
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Nick Deutsch has loved luxury cars since he was a teenager, and is excited to share his passion with the community. (Morgan Slutzky)
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Garages can have a second floor to function as a place to relax or non-work area. (Morgan Slutzky)
From its inception to its opening, Garage Ultimate has taken owner and developer Nick Deutsch four years to create. Deutsch is a lawyer by trade, but his lifelong love of cars and need for a place to work on them inspired the creation of this business, which opened its doors in October.

Deutsch came up with the concept for Garage Ultimate, a luxury garage community, when he ran out of space for cars and tools at his own home.

“My friend told me about the concept while I was looking for solutions, and I said, ‘That’s brilliant, and I’m going to build one,’” Deutsch said.

At Garage Ultimate, garages are owned rather than leased. There are multiple unit sizes to choose from, and each has the potential to be completely customized.

Around 20% of the units were pre-sold before opening. Deutsch hopes that Garage Ultimate will become a community for car enthusiasts to meet and share their interests.

“With typical storage, even if you find a place where what you want to store will actually fit, it’s truly just storage without the space for projects,” Deutsch said.

“Here, it’s meant to be a place for fun, to hang out. Saturday mornings, I’m really looking forward to us all being out here and detailing our cars and showing off our garages.”

Part of this community atmosphere will come from the 2,800-square-foot clubhouse at the front of the property. It will have bathrooms, a refrigerator, flat-screen TVs and a poker table on the mezzanine.

Garage Ultimate condo unit amenities include 14-foot overhead doors, climate control, and water and sewer availability for a sink or bathroom if a buyer wants.

Garage condos are an option for storing RVs, boats, commercial trucks and other vehicles that cannot fit in a garage or that homeowners associations would prefer are not kept at people’s homes.

Also involved in the business are partners Kendall Smashey and Kevin Gressett as well as Nick’s father, Jerry Deutsch.

Nick said having buyers and potential buyers come by the site and imagine their future units has been the best part of the process so far.

“We’re already talking shop and going, ‘I’m gonna build this; I’m gonna put this in my garage; I’m gonna have this car here,’” Deutsch said. “It’s really been a lot of fun already.”
Garage Ultimate

4650 FM 2351, Friendswood

Sales inquiries: 281-968-8444

All other inquiries: 832-409-3920
By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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