LUXURY HOMESYour idea of an indulgence could be a luxury apartment in the centre of Bath or a period rural retreat located on a private estate in the middle of nowhere!
Perhaps it is no neighbours or a handmade Pedini Italian kitchen….whatever it is we can find it. It is fair to say that one person’s idea of luxury might be totally different from someone else’s.
This could be because of their priorities such as an indoor swimming pool as a preference over an outdoor tennis court or private land to walk your dog on!
The characteristics that define luxury real estate differ among people and their tastes.
However, location largely defines the property's value, especially with respect to whether it offers views (particularly, waterfront ones) or amenities such as proximity to golf courses or within certain school districts.
So, for example, a 800 sq.ft waterfront home with less than 1 acre of property might be worth more than a 8,000 sq.ft mansion with 5 acres of property.
Luxury property is often defined as real property that has an appraised value of over £1 million, but this can vary greatly depending on the location.
The classification also takes into account the presence of surrounding homes, amenities, views, waterfronts, the absence of crime, industrialisation or unwanted commercialisation, customisations of the home, and historical or architectural significance.
Luxury properties usually entails greater responsibility for agents who handle transactions.
They are likely to attract more international interest, but it must be remembered that there are also greater legal responsibilities and this is a very good reason to use a private buying agent like City to Country.
Internally you might expect the fixtures and fittings to be of the highest standard for example fully tiled bathrooms and cloakrooms. It is possible to request your home to be 'wired for sound' and opt for all the latest technology, how about a remote control for filling the bath? Though all of this is of course a matter of your taste and requirements; we will endeavour to meet as much of it as we can. Kitchens and bathrooms are, in our opinion, what sells a home and these we would expect to be of the highest standard. As always it is a combination of the decor that will define the luxury home.