Real Estate Agent with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
October 12, 2016 03:39 PM

At Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, luxury home buyers basically want it all! From state-of-the-art home automation systems to exclusive tasting rooms, to just any over-the-top amenity you can think of, luxury home buyers want it. 

I know at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, luxury homes are all about lifestyle. Home builders and those owning high-end homes have stepped it up in recent years to offer buyers more than ever before. Amenities once considered extravagant are now standard in many luxury homes. Basically, buyers are looking for that unique feature that sets a home apart from other high-end homes. 

Here are the top features and amenities luxury homebuyers are looking for. 

Everything High-Tech  

It’s all about convenience. Technology provides that ultimate luxury. High-end home buyers are wanting to simplify their lives and home automation systems do just that. They offer entertainment, security, lighting controls, temperature adjustment and more.

Newer homes, I’ve noticed at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, have also integrated green technology, solar energy and high-tech water irrigation systems.  

Entertainment Centers

Forget living rooms and family rooms or even another media room, luxury buyers are looking for homes with entertainment centers and private theaters with recliners, mood lighting, and so on. They want to kick back with family and friends and have the luxury of the big screen to enjoy the latest blockbusters. 

Wine and Tasting Rooms

Wine rooms are making a comeback as a sought-after luxury amenity. Instead of being tucked away in the basement or a closet, wine rooms are now front and center in a luxury home. High-end buyers want a place to display, taste, and enjoy vintage bottles. 

Private Work-Out Rooms and Spas

Spa rooms, fully equipped gyms, and even dedicated yoga rooms are big must-have amenities with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s luxury home buyers. Why go to the neighborhood gym or out for a massage when you can have all of these amenities at home? You can even hire a personal trainer to come to your home. 

Garages as Showrooms

Having a place to display car collections is very important for luxury home buyers. They want large garages that can hold numerous vehicles but also motor courts to support parking when entertaining. 

A Room with a View

High-end properties with gorgeous views are also hot commodities with luxury home buyers, as well. At Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, in the luxury areas I sell in, panoramic views of mountains, golf courses, and city lights are big attractions in the luxury home market. 

Resort-Style Pools

Luxury buyers are looking for Olympic-sized lap pools, infinity pools, waterfalls, fountains, swim-up bars and more. The more unique, the better.

Land and Privacy

Luxury shoppers also like privacy and that means no nearby neighbors. Good-sized lots and a private, gated driveway are also big attractions. 

Sports Courts  

You also can’t go wrong in putting in any type of sports court. Basketball courts, tennis courts, putting greens, racquetball courts, miniature baseball diamonds — you name it — are hot ticket items in the luxury home market. 

When it comes to luxury homes, it’s all about lifestyle, convenience, quality and style.  

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