It’s been two years since we first caught wind of Danny Granger turning his house in to the Batcave. Since then, we’ve suffered through a dearth of updates on Granger’s fantastic plan. With a feat of engineering this outstanding, it’s hard to wait for progress to be made.
Lucky for us, Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated asked him about it. Sounds like everything is going great.
SI.com: I forget the exact nature of the Batcave. Is it based on the Batcave from any particular Batman movie? Or the old TV show? Or a mix of all of them?
Granger: It’s based on the Batcave from the first set of Batman movies — starting with Michael Keaton. It will have a few aspects from the Christian Bale movies, like a drive-in pathway or tunnel that lights up as you drive through it. It’ll also have this kind of circular island, where you park your car on this big circle, and the circle spins, so that you never have to back the car out.
Granger: I’ll also have something where the car gets lifted up on that circle, like an elevator, so that it goes up a floor and actually sort of into my house. My “Batmobile” will actually go into the house. It’ll be enclosed in clear glass near my gaming area.
Very happy to see that he’s found a way around the zoning laws that prevent him from tunneling under his house. In fact, I’d argue that a light-up entrance with a hydraulic pedestal that lifts his cars in to a glass bubble is cooler than an underground tunnel. Way more Batman, too.
I’m sure the editors of Architectural Digest will agree, which is why I’m hoping they devote an entire issue to this modern marvel. I’m talking to you, Margaret Russell.