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Top 10 Traits Sought in a Luxury Home

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Whether it’s a waterfront vista or a sleek gourmet kitchen, we all know what we love in a home. And when it comes to luxury homes for sale, our experience listing and selling more properties priced $1 million and above than any other brokerage places us in a unique position to really understand the desires of today’s luxury consumer. In fact, Luxury Portfolio International, our global affiliate and the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, conducted a survey in their 2016 Global Luxury Real Estate Report to determine the top qualities the U.S. wealthy look for in a home. Read on for the results:

 

10. Close proximity to shopping and services | 44%

This charming home located at 1053 Citrus is located West of the Trail - nearby to downtown Sarasota, Southside Village and all the shops, restaurants, and attractions they have to offer.

1053 Citrus Ave, Sarasota

This charming home located at 1053 Citrus is located West of the Trail – nearby to downtown Sarasota, Southside Village and all the shops, restaurants, and attractions they have to offer.

 

9. A lot of open space around the home | 45%

Nearly 20 acres sets the scene for peace and tranquility from this nine-bedroom Port Charlotte home.

13000 Windcrest Dr, Port Charlotte

Nearly 20 acres sets the scene for peace and tranquility from this nine-bedroom Port Charlotte home.

8. Kitchen area conducive to entertaining | 45%

656 Regatta Way, Bradenton

656 Regatta Way, Bradenton

The kitchen/family room combination from within this Bradenton home is ideal for enjoying long evenings with family and friends.

 

7. An open floor plan throughout the house | 50%

1833 N Lakeshore Drive, Sarasota

1833 N Lakeshore Drive, Sarasota

Located in Oyster Bay Estates, this mid-century modern home was designed with an open floorplan creating spaces that seamless blend from one room to the next.

6. Outdoor patio/deck designed for entertaining | 50%

175 Morningside Dr, Lido Key

175 Morningside Dr, Lido Key

The outdoor patio at this renovated Sarasota School of Architecture home on Lido Key provides an environment where guests can linger happily for hours.

 

5. Master bedroom with dual walk-in closets | 54%

15410 Anchorage Pl, Lakewood Ranch

15410 Anchorage Pl, Lakewood Ranch

Dual walk in-closets at this Lakewood Ranch home in The Lake Club offer an elegant experience for daily rituals as basic as getting dressed.

4. Kitchen with high-end appliances already installed | 55%

7 8307 Midnight Pass Rd

8307 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

This Siesta Key home boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen including three self cleaning ovens and a 198-bottle wine cooler.

 

3. Energy efficiency and environmental design | 56%

The Twilight Model in Granada Park.

The Twilight Model in Granada Park.

The new home development, Granada Park, has been recognized by the Florida Green Building Coalition as a certified Florida Green Development.

2. Master bedroom with an en suite bathroom | 60%

6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Set on 2.57 acres on north Longboat Key, the master suite includes a stunning bedroom and bath that overlook the Gulf of Mexico.

1. Lots of privacy | 61%

161 Gilchrist Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921

161 Gilchrist Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921

Experience unparalleled island living from this spectacular Gulf-front home on Boca Grande. Secluded and private, the setting is enriched by enormous Banyan trees and lush landscaping.

 

If you are curious to see more Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota real estate  that offer luxury ammentities, contact Michael Saunders & Company at 888-552-5228 or select a Michael Saunders & Company real estate agent. And if you would like a copy of the full Global Luxury Real Estate Report from Luxury Portfolio International then please send an email request to Feedback@MichaelSaunders.com.

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Top 10 Traits Sought in a Luxury Home was last modified: January 24th, 2017 by Kathryn Parks

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