Based on reports, when it comes to what some people call “trophy-life living,” $5 million is the new $1 million in reference to luxury homes. If you’re planning to purchase your first luxury home — the same as those high-net individuals in the U.S., here are some of the top features to look for. Keep a lookout for these features when you’re viewing luxury homes for sale in Sarasota.
A Swimming Pool
According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), there are about 10.4 million residential swimming pools across the U.S. and chances are, the luxury homes have them. Not all luxury homes have the space for magnificent and well-designed in-ground pools. So if you’re in the market for one, look for the latest in pool design and safety features to make your investment worth it.
A Home Gym
If you want to keep up with the Joneses, you need to improve your stamina. But who has the time to go to the gym? The truly rich don’t have this problem. That’s because they look for home gyms when they buy properties, so they don’t have to rough it in commercial gyms and sports centers. It’s not just gym equipment they look for. They also look for features such as Jacuzzis, in-home spas, and even a private basketball and tennis court.
A Chef’s Kitchen
It doesn’t matter if the truly rich can cook or not since that’s what hired chefs are for. However, the rich also look for a chef’s kitchen when they shop for their luxury homes. After all, they need a place to stash their expensive and latest home cooking equipment. If you can cook, then that’s definitely something you need to look for when you buy a luxury residential property.
When it comes to luxury properties, don’t worry about taking your time looking for the right one. Keep these features in mind when you go on a rich man (or woman)’s house-hunt.