Top 10 Luxury Home Design Trends 2014
For the average home hunter, they look for large bathrooms, big back yards, and gourmet kitchens. The deal breakers are multiple bathrooms and garages. When it comes to luxury real estate, the stakes are a bit higher. The common items are expected. So, what’s on the list of must-haves for the luxury home buyer?
A wine refrigerator or a built-in wine rack in the kitchen might be a perk to most people, but that’s just not going to cut it in the luxury home market. People don’t want a rack! They want an entire room dedicated to their love for wine. Whether they want an ample supply on hand for entertaining or they simply like to collect an assortment of cabernet and pinot noir, a wine room is a must have.
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Marble is an expensive material that can be difficult to care for, making it an impractical choice for most people. The luxury home buyer isn’t concerned about practical. They have an entire room dedicated to wine. Marble is elegant and classic, and they want it on everything from the floors to the countertops.
Rooftop gardens are an especially hot commodity when space is limited and the views a premium. In Boston, outdoor space is rare, even in the luxury market, so a rooftop terrace can be the feature that sways a home buyer. Besides, who wouldn’t want to sip wine on the roof with the view of the city surrounding you?
Nothing says luxury like your very own elevator. Imagine stepping off the elevator right into your own foyer. Now, let’s take it a step further. Imagine taking your private elevator to your wine cellar for a bottle of Opus One then up to your roof deck terrace for an amazing view and privacy. That’s exactly what you’ll get at some of the Boston Luxury Condo apartments.
We’ve mentioned the importance of a good view already, but sometimes it isn’t the big windows or the terrace that makes the difference. It’s what you wake up to every day. An amazing view typically translates into a great location. Luxury home buyers are willing to spend big to get both.
Whether it’s the perfect location, an amazing view, a home theater or a game room that rivals a Boston theatre, luxury home owners know what they want. While oversize windows and wine rooms may be more common features, the one common thread is that luxury home buyers want their home to reflect their lifestyle and what they love.
Just when you think we’re done! Boston luxury home design trends 2014 list also include infinity pools, tennis courts, floor to ceiling windows, private movie theatres and home gyms.
Luxury home buyers want a relaxing escape from their busy lives, and that’s where infinity pools come in. Backyards become more like parks. Luxury homes near the oceanfront integrate infinity pools with the natural landscape of the ocean as the background. Feeling like one with nature.
Who needs a country club when you can have your very own tennis court? For tennis fans, having a tennis court in their backyard is a necessity. A private tennis court is a rare privilege and a favored amenity for luxury home buyers.
Floor to Ceiling Windows
Luxury home buyers buy property with incredible views or a beautiful landscape, and they want to capitalize on every bit of that having floor to ceiling windows installed. Large windows let in a lot of natural light and make spaces feel grander. Think of large windows like a canvas that sets the stage for the entire room. Nothing is grander than walking into a home and having a view of Boston or a panoramic view of the garden.
Private Movie Theatres
A theater may seem extravagant, but it’s just as common to a luxury home owner as the dining room. Home owners are likely to keep it stocked with their favorite candy, a popcorn machine and their favorite movies. It’s a great space for entertaining, especially for families. Cocktails are allowed and encouraged in your own theater.
Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy convenience. Convenience, that’s one thing luxury home buyers are willing to splurge on. Having a gym down the hall cuts down on a lot of excuses. A home gym also means you won’t have to stand in line for the next Glutes machine. Most luxury home buyers are often “recreation enthusiasts,” and that requires them to be physically fit.
Luxury Home Design Trends 2014
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