5 Signature Aspects of a Luxury Home

Written by Posted On Monday, 25 November 2013 07:13

Luxury homes are typically known for their over-the-top features and amenities. These are the things that define luxury homes and set them apart. If you are considering buying a luxury property, then you are prepared to make a substantial purchase. A purchase of this magnitude requires diligence and scrutiny, and you should consider these five signature luxury home features before making a decision.

Elevator or Multiple Elevators

The first item on this list is an elevator. This may seem a bit extravagant to some, but an elevator or multiple elevators can be a very necessary amenity in a large mansions or estate. Most luxury homes have multiple stories and getting around your own home can become difficult without an elevator. An elevator can combine the traits of status and functionality wonderfully.

Outdoor Kitchen

Another signature feature of a prominent luxury home is an outdoor kitchen. This is a feature that continues to become more and more popular. An outdoor kitchen will add versatility to your home. The ability to entertain guests outside under the stars is something that can prove invaluable. These outdoor kitchens go far beyond a high quality grill; including refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, and freezers.

Wine Cellar

A staple of any luxury home is its own personal wine cellar. These are essential if you want to do any sort of entertaining and can provide adequate storage for those who bottle their own wine. The addition of wine cooler in the kitchen can complement this feature beautifully and ensure that you are prepared for even the most avid wine drinkers.

Food Warming Drawer

Another valuable aspect of a luxury home to look for is a food warming drawer. This may seem like a simple feature, but it is actually a rather luxurious amenity to have. This is another feature that can come in very handy during dinner parties and add extra convenience to your life. This can also be very beneficial if you have a personal chef, as you will be able to enjoy their delicious creations any time you desire.

In-home Gym

Finally, an in-home gym or exercise room is a signature aspect of a luxury home that you should look for (especially if you have a food warming drawer that allows you to eat at all hours of the day). Having your own personal gym within your home is a luxury that shouldn't be overlooked. A personal gym in your home provides a symbol of esteem and the added convenience just might inspire you to use it. Hire your own personal trainer and you can stay fit without having to ever leave the comfort of your own home.

When purchasing a luxury home, it is important to pay attention to the amenities and features that are included. Square footage is always significant, but it’s truly the luxury features that make the home. These are five signature aspects of a luxury home that you should keep an eye out for when making your next luxury home purchase.


Toby Lancaster is former luxury real estate professional and has a bit of an obsession with luxury homes. Toby has recently begun writing as a means to share his knowledge and experience with others, as well as satiate his affinity for luxury homes. 

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