When you think about a luxury home, what comes to mind is often more than just a well-appointed home. You picture a home with amenities that allow you to feel lavished upon. You think extravagance, think opulence. The word "luxury" evokes a variety of conveniences and amenities, such as tennis courts, pools, saunas, lavish entertaining areas, and top-of-the-line details throughout the home.
If you're in the market for luxury real estate, here are the top five features you should look for in your next luxury home:
Look For A Home With Character
When you're looking for a luxury home, you're looking for 'WOW' factor. When you step into the entryway of a home, it should leave you breathless as you gaze upon exquisite details.This feeling should carry on as you enter each room of your home. Look for high ceilings and large picture windows that create an airy atmosphere with soft natural lighting.
Architectural details are important in luxury real estate. From impressive archways to iconic columns to intricate floor and ceiling designs, it's these finishes that will make your luxury home stand apart from all others. Luckily, the Ridgewood real estate market is full of historic homes that feature one-of-a-kind architecture and old-world custom detailing. For more information, read this blog on buying historic properties.
Luxury home buyers are looking for a living space that fulfills every real estate dream. They are looking for a home that they can share with their friends and family; one that equally caters to their entertaining needs as well as their desire to relax and unwind in a peaceful, comfortable environment.
Imagine waking up in the morning in a bedroom that is fit for royalty, with picture windows that allow the morning sun to illuminate the room. Enter your dressing room where your carefully curated wardrobe is stored and displayed, meeting at the pinnacle of the room where your well-lit vanity sits. Relax at the end of the day in your spa-inspired bathroom, complete with soaker tub, standing shower, radiant heat, and towel warmers.
Community is important in Ridgewood, and that's where luxury homes shine. Since your luxury home will likely be the venue for many social gatherings, having a fully-stocked professional-grade kitchen is an important feature. Access to ample storage space, stainless steel appliances, and marble or granite countertops will make hosting any event simple and allow you to share the special moments with family and friends.
Other feature rooms to look for include:
- Games room
- In-home theater
- Exercise room
- Fully stocked outdoor kitchen
- Pool house
Find The Space You Deserve
Luxury homes typically sit on large, open-space properties, offering home owners privacy and room to develop their land to best suit their needs. With plenty of storage space, you have the room to store all your belongings, from boats to collectable cars to family heirlooms. Often times, these space will feature amenities that enhance your lifestyle, such as tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, and additional guest houses. At the least they'll boast excellent landscaping that features mature deciduous trees.
There's no denying that technology is one of the fastest growing industries, and the conveniences thechnology can bring to your home is one of the most important details in luxury real estate. Having a smart home that can control the temperature of each room, the floors, and even the lighting, saves you from having to constantly fiddle with the old thermostat. With the touch of a button you can lock the doors of your home, set the alarm, and so much more. Built-in home technology innovations allows you to live worry-free and focus on the matters in life that are most important to you.
It's All About The Location
Location is the most important aspect of home ownership. Most luxury home buyers desire property lined by trees and removed from the road to enhance their sense of privacy. Their home becomes a little slice of paradise, a private oasis where they can be free to relax and wind down without a care in the world. Whether you're looking for lakefront living along Rambaut Lake in Wykoff, a historic home in Ridgewood, or expansive ranch-style living in Mahwah, focus on what the perfect clandestine location is for you.
To learn more about buying or selling Ridgewood luxury homes, contact Tarvin Realtors. They have the local knowledge and skill set you need to enter the Ridgewood luxury real estate market seamlessly.