Top 5 Features that Make a Home Truly Luxurious

Posted on February 24, 2017

Certain features can take a home from seemingly ordinary to over-the-top luxurious. Find a few of these characteristics – and homes boasting them – below.

Resort-style back yards

Cooking and dining al fresco, taking a dip in a pool, gathering around a fire pit or simply enjoying the company of family and friends under the stars are a few of life’s greatest pleasures. When determining what qualifies a home to be luxurious, being able to delight in these outdoor activities at home ranks high on the list.

64 Wyatt Trail in Ammann Ranch Estates
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 half-baths
Listed by Leslie Brown

Beyond this conveniently located, private residence, resort-style amenities are paired with a beautiful rural setting to create a fabulous at-home retreat. In addition to an outdoor kitchen and shower, the property comes complete with a dazzling pool, where water spills over a magical grotto and an attached spa welcomes relaxation.

Spa baths

In today’s search for opulence, lavish master baths are indicative of a lifestyle of ease and tranquility. More than just a place to get ready for the day, these spaces are suited for rejuvenation, recharging and unwinding after a long day.

114 Camp Street, Residence 101 at Camp Street Residences
2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Listed by Ann Van Pelt

At this ultra-modern condominium, crisp lines and sophisticated finishes create a sense of organic order. Perhaps the residence’s most luxurious space, the master bath featuring a freestanding soaking tub, dual vessel sinks and a large multi-head shower, is fit for a true spa experience.

Outstanding views

An iconic view can transform day-to-day living and entertaining into something truly magnificent. Whether it’s a scenic city skyline, Hill Country panorama or waterfront vista, a beautiful view is a sought-after feature when searching for the perfect place to call home.

13518 Sendera Court in Trails of Briggs Ranch
4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
Listed by Caroline Conner

You’ll never want to close the curtains at this exclusive estate that backs to the 12th fairway of Briggs Ranch Golf Course. Views over the pool meld seamlessly with the gently rolling, scenic topography, creating a stunning backdrop for all of life’s moments.

Unique amenities

From dedicated home theaters and wine rooms, to sports courts and putting greens, more and more homes are hitting the market equipped with unique amenities. Being able to delight in hobbies and activities from the privacy of your home makes a residence extraordinary.

14 Elmcourt Street in Terrell Hills
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3 half-baths
Listed by Janet Heydenreich, Broker Associate and Lynn A. Boyd III

Offering a wealth of outdoor recreational pursuits, this modern Mediterranean beauty includes an expansive covered veranda, a dazzling pool, plus an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Among the manicured grounds, also sits a private putting green, allowing avid golfers to practice their swing in complete seclusion.

High-performance kitchens

Kitchens are easily one of the most used room in a home. Providing a space for the culinary enthusiast to test out new recipes and the entertainer to serve up food and refreshments, the chef’s space in a residence needs to be remarkable in order to appeal a buyer.

219 E. Nottingham Drive in Alamo Heights
3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Listed by Lynn A. Boyd III

In an outstanding location, this two-story home is a dream for anyone who likes hosting family and friends. Top-of-the-line appliances, including a DCS 6-burner gas range, and an island with seating make the island kitchen a dream for any chef, while custom cabinetry and subway tile backsplash take the space’s style to the next level.

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