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The Emergence of Luxury Homes and What Defines Them

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The term luxury can have multiple meanings, but in real estate, the term often refers to a home that possesses certain features, amenities, or architectural characteristics. Luxury homes have become quite popular in recent years, as people look for entrancing curb appeal and spellbinding homes that stand out from the rest. Palo Verde Homes and custom builders can help you redefine luxury the way you envision it.

What Makes Luxury?

We all know it when we hear it. Yet, it’s often hard to define. To some, it might suggest affluence, to others a mere surface extravagance, a preoccupation with polished aesthetics, but it can simply mean a home that stands out, a home that is eye-catching, creates an impression and says something special —perhaps mysterious— about the people that live there. It’s a home that is in some ways a work of art and a representation of architectural integrity and beauty.

Real estate, like any other market, is always changing and expanding. Home features and fashions change as lifestyles and culture change, but luxurious doesn’t just mean fancy finishes and intricate fountains by the pool. In this way, it is broadly defined, but certain characteristics help determine what constitutes luxury.

When it comes to real estate, luxury can mean:

Location & Surrounding Areas

One thing that defines a home is the location and its surrounding area. A home’s value is often defined by the neighborhood, neighboring houses, and the area of the city. In recent years, however, people are re-defining what good location means and it can change depending on a variety of factors. Someone might not find a gated community as their ideal location and might look for a more detached and rural sensibility. They might find a home near a park or a mountain trail to represent their idea of luxurious.

Lifestyle

Luxurious living also means a home that can provide the lifestyle you want. A lot of times this means a home that grants people the ability for unique perks that are particularly important to them. For example, privacy. The modern world is not often concerned with privacy and personal spaces, but in their home people see this as a major advantage. A lot of times this is directly connected to security and other personal concerns. Luxury homes might include long driveways, gated and/or separated yards that provide slight seclusion or shielding from the world.

Personal

In other words, customization. The very idea of a customized home translates to comfort. Homeowners that have an opportunity to define certain characteristics of their home usually opt for features that would normally categorize real estate as luxury. This might include large walk-in closets, custom floors, cabinets, or individualized rooms. Luxury is not one size fits all. It is personal and defined by the homeowner’s preferences and vision.

Technologically Advanced

Luxury is smart. By today’s definition, smart refers to possessing unique technological capacity. This usually refers to a home that is equipped with the capabilities of home automation and other smart technological features popular today. There is a wide range of smart features in newer homes and these can be anything from motion detectors, security systems, automatic AC systems, and more.

Find Your Luxury With Palo Verde

With Palo Verde Homes you have access to amazing home builders that know how to create your ideal luxurious home. Whether that means wooden floors, landscaping, or marble countertops, we can help your vision come to life. Call us today.