Meet the men who think car sheds can do better without grease guns, jacks and wrenches
What would you park in your garage?
If you were T.T. Raghunathan, it would be a passel of paintings, a pro music system accompanied by a blast of speakers, a sleek bar counter, a tall wine cooler, a loaded refrigerator and a generous tonnage of air-conditioning. Not to mention, a constellation of spectacular vehicles – modern, classic and vintage.
“Don’t call it a garage,” Raghunathan, executive vice-chairman of the TTK Group, corrects me. “It is a shed that celebrates the arts and the good life.”
It is indeed a typical English shed set amidst a garden and serves as a hangout: the green fibre-cement boards on the walls which merge with the greenery of a surrounding garden, giving it a shingle look, characteristic of English sheds. Raghunathan belongs to a clutch of motoring enthusiasts who have made a lifestyle statement around the modest garage.