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6 Top Features That Make High-End Homes Stand Out

Luxury walk in closet interior with wood and gold elements

What defines a luxury home used to be relatively straightforward. In the not-so-distant past, it would have been safe to say that any home worth a million dollars or more was a luxury home.

However, the idea of what is a luxury home has evolved and there has been a greater focus on making these homes feature-rich. Some luxury homes in communities in Orange County are modern masterpieces, offering unparalleled comfort and convenience.

Let’s take a look at luxury home features that are now almost integral to any high-end home.

  1. Smart technology

    Smart Technology has now reached a level of sophistication where the benefits it provides can be enjoyed without any difficulty or visible eyesores. Home functions such as automatic lighting, temperature and humidity control, security, and especially entertainment can all be handled automatically or through the mere command of a resident.

  2. A chef’s kitchen

    A hallmark of modern luxury residences is a spacious kitchen with professional-grade appliances and stylish furnishings. These kitchens are efficient, elegant, and stylish. They use high-end materials like marble, granite, and or top-of-the-range wood.

    While they look fantastic, these kitchens cater to a growing desire to make homes a place where a family can cook together or gather and dine. A great kitchen is a space that you and your family will want to spend considerable time in.

  3. A spa-like bathroom

    Having a spa is more than just having a bathroom, it’s a place where pleasure is more the aim than just getting clean. At its best, it’s a sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate. Various features make up a luxurious bathroom, but most include heated floor tiles, large or oversized tubs, and high-end materials such as stone, tile, or marble. A spa bathroom should have plenty of natural light, mood lighting, and seating areas.

  4. Home gym

    Home gyms have been popular for decades, but Covid reignited the desire for a place where you could exercise fully at home. A home gym may not be as large as a public gym, nor will it likely have as many pieces of equipment. However, it should have top-end equipment to provide a complete workout. Home gyms will often feature stationary bikes, treadmills, free weights, and yoga mats. What elevates the gym to the level of being luxurious is not only the equipment it has but also the environment. It may have mirror walls so you can see your movements or routines, and it should have controlled sound and temperature systems that link to your phone for easy use.

  5. Outdoor entertainment space

    Whether it’s a yard, patio, or balcony, an outdoor living area is ideal for hosting guests and enjoying natural surroundings, right from the comfort of your home. Outdoor living spaces typically feature themed décor, cozy seating arrangements, a kitchenette, a pool, a fire pit, lush greenery, and mood lighting.

  6. Walk-in closets and dressing areas

    This one is a classic. Walk-in closets vary in size, from small rooms next to the master bedroom to spacious areas complete with ceiling-to-floor mirrors, seating areas, and a central storage island. Generally, the larger the walk-in closet, the more appealing it is. Shoe storage, a safe, a vanity space with an illuminated mirror, a beverage station, and exquisite lighting are all necessary elements.

These are only some of the features that set luxury homes apart. In Orange County, you’ll find residences with an abundance of additional amenities and lavish touches that elevate the standard of luxury living even further.

Find your dream property with me, Robyn Robinson. With over 3 decades of industry experience in Orange County, I have the expertise and connections to make your buying journey smooth and successful. Call me at 949.295.5676 or send me an email here.

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