9 LUXURY HOME FEATURES HOMEBUYERS LOOK FOR IN 2023

by | Aug 3, 2023 | Interior Design, Real Estate

Designing a home that you love is all in the details. If you’re looking for refined ways to decorate your dream luxury abode, the experts at Sotheby’s International Realty have you covered. Create a haven of comfort and wellness with these ten sought-after features of high-end luxury homes worldwide, as stated in Sotheby’s 2023 Luxury Outlook report.

Water-purification system

Choosing a high-end home water filtration system is one of the best investments you can make for your home and health. An advanced purification system removes toxic chemicals from tap water, leading to benefits like healthier drinking water and cleaner sinks and showers.

Luxury home: Floor-to-ceiling windows

Luxury homebuyers love the option to let light in. The report states that floor-to-ceiling windows are especially sought after in US and Northern Europe homes. After all, who wouldn’t want to maximize natural light and appreciate the gorgeous views from your abode?

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Cork spray

Cork spray is one of the best-kept secrets in renewable design. The report states, “Cork Spray looks and feels like stucco, but it doesn’t crack and retains its colour for at least 10 to 12 years.” Since it’s mould and fire-resistant, cork spray is an excellent choice for exterior walls, decks and patios.

Energy-efficient fireplaces

Nothing adds character and elegance to a room quite like a cozy fireplace. Instead of wood-burning models, luxury homeowners appreciate more modern and energy-efficient alternatives. Additionally, they’re safer and require less maintenance than traditional options.

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Luxury home: Massage room

Massage rooms will become a treasured sanctuary in your luxury home, giving you a much-needed space to relax and unwind. “A dedicated massage space allows homeowners to create a relaxing atmosphere with massage tables, aromatherapy, and soft lighting,” Sotheby’s states in their report.

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No. 7 Dale, Toronto

Cold-plunge pool

Cold-plunging has become one of the most popular wellness trends and for good reason. Immersing yourself in cold water strengthens the immune system, releases endorphins, and improves mood. If you take the plunge and add this specialty pool to your home, consider including a sauna for an extra exceptional spa-like experience.

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Saltwater swimming pool

Pools have long been a hallmark of luxury homes, but lap pools have become the ultimate favourite, Sotheby’s International Realty reports. Using saltwater over chlorine has also become the preferred option since it’s easier to maintain, gentler on the skin, and is overall easier to maintain.

Well-kept garden

After the pandemic, luxury home buyers are giving top priority to well-maintained private outdoor oases. Sotheby’s reports increasing interest in spaces suitable for gardening enthusiasts who want to grow plants, fruits, and vegetables at home. Consider including water-collection systems, a sustainable feature that enhances your property’s value.

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No. 7 Dale, Toronto

Electric-car charging stations

As the popularity of electric cars continues to rise, Sotheby’s reports that luxury buyers are looking for the convenience of charging stations in their homes.

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