In today’s market, the landscape of luxury real estate is ever changing. Between technology transforming the quality of life we pursue and our increasingly busy schedules, developers and designers are continuously finding new and innovative ways to make our living space interactive, not just somewhere we lay our heads. 2017 has already witnessed a wave of new developments in amenities, design, and must-have devices for your home that will have you feeling like you’re living in the future. Here are the seven hottest trends in luxury real estate according to Hilton & Hyland:
After several hours on a plane, there is nothing more desirable than a nice warm bath. High-end offerings from companies such as Crestron and Savant Systems allow you to adjust your home from your smartphone, as can be seen in 410 Dabney Ln. Imagine dimming the bathroom lights, having the smooth sounds of Mozart flow through the house, and heating your Terrazzo floors while you are still taxiing. Affluent homeowners can not only regulate their level of comfort from afar, but can keep an eye on security systems – locking and unlocking doors, windows, gates, as well as monitoring encrypted security cameras from anywhere they have WiFi. Function meets fashion as home technology has become the perfect compliment to high-end design.
With recent advances in computer software, architects and designers can now custom build details of the home in ways never before possible. A designer can construct an exact model from a two-dimensional drawing just by using 3D modeling software and printers. With robotics, a manufacturer then reproduces it. For example, architects can design a modernist, spiral staircase with laser-like precision or recreate terribly damaged or a long-lost Art Deco library in its exactitude. With the help of technology, luxury homebuyers can actually make their dream home a reality.
More and more luxury homeowners are building stand-alone houses for entertaining. Equipped with indoor pools, full-sized kitchens, theaters, and even basketball courts, owners go all out for their guests. 917 N Crescent Dr actually includes a cinema for 20 guests, a Miele equipped concession bar and spacious gym, a staff suite and a 4-car garage.
Kitchens are arguably the most important feature of any home, but especially a luxury home. Extravagant holidays are celebrated, delectable meals are shared, grand parties are hosted, and unforgettable memories are made here. Prospective buyers are looking for professional grade appliances fit to rival many upscale Beverly Hills restaurants to take their upcoming soirée to the next level. Another must-have: a built-in water filter that dispenses carbonated water straight from a faucet. Smart appliances are a must-have in 1231 Lago Vista Dr, they even send alerts if a stove is left on. Modern kitchens must have not one, but two gourmet islands.
New building technology continues to benefit an owner’s primary household oasis, the bathroom. Smart technology heats radiant floors and towel warmers on command. Smartglass turns a clear glass shower stall opaque when someone steps in.
As the abundance of residential buildings rivaling the height of skyscrapers around the world persists, the sky is the limit when it comes to both development and amenities. When people think of Los Angeles, they think of panoramic views of everything they would want from a city: beaches, mountains, valleys, city lights, and sunsets – I suppose some of the best things in life are still free. Having a home in the era of the “vertical village” doesn’t just give you a breathtaking vista, but a fresh outlook on contemporary city living, especially at 10727 Wilshire Blvd PH4.
If hotel living isn’t your thing, opt for a hilltop home with equally mesmerizing panoramic views such as 8516 Hedges Pl, where you can still live above it all. With this in mind, luxury homebuyers are ultimately looking to wake up to the California Dream.
Turkish baths, salt water pool, steam and massage rooms, and overall wellness has quickly become a staple in luxury real estate. Perhaps you need an immediate vacation and do not wish to leave the house. Take a dip in your Grecian indoor pool and spa with cascading showers at 901 N Alpine Dr.
Maybe you prefer a wellness center, like that which 7218 Mulholland Dr offers, boasting a state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam shower, salt water pool and spa with dramatic waterfall feature, completing your home and helping achieve the perfect work/live/play balance.