What is lavish luxury living to you? One size definitely does not fit all here, but the answer can sometimes be more practical than you think. When money is not a roadblock, finding time to enjoy family and friends may still be a challenge. The easy solution seems to be to make any time together truly quality time! In regards to luxury real estate, that includes creating a lavish indoor/outdoor playground to match the personalities and passions of family members. No matter what the ages of the family members or grandchildren, it is keeping everyone together to entertain and enjoy being together – right at home!
Luxury homes seem to be all about entertaining on a grand scale. Kitchens are getting larger and act as more of a gathering place; outdoor living spaces are extravagant and more of an extension of the indoor spaces; media rooms are starting to trump the cinemas. Currently on the market with William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, we have homes that offer putting greens, basketball courts, racquet ball courts, hockey rinks, indoor pools, night clubs, casino/poker rooms. My personal favorite is the concept of a separate “party barn” which can be both the source for parties with full kitchen and entertaining areas as well as house many of the lavish sports amenities. We also have homes for the car collector; equestrian estates for the horse lovers; and plenty of beach/waterfront, gardens, wine cellars, artist studios, workshops, home gyms… and then we have homes for outdoor adventures with fishing, shooting ranges, helicopter pads etc… Whether you want to bring your boat, helicopter, horses, or collection of cars, our Exceptional Properties Specialists can help find the perfect first or second home that will encourage that quality family time that we all strive for.
Below are a few homes that really exemplify lavish extras!
In Farmington, Connecticut – listed for $9,999,999 http://www.raveis.com/mls/G578791/50_poplar_hill_drive_farmington_ct/ – lavish extras include conference room, exercise room, billiards room, racquet ball court, indoor pool, basketball court, tennis court, infinity pool and helicopter pad.
In Brookline, Massachusetts – Listed for $6,950,000 – http://www.raveis.com/mls/71350456/125_rockwood_street_brookline_ma/ – lavish extras include exercise room, media room, wood-burning stone pizza oven, 2,500 bottle wine cellar, and landscaped grounds including infield grass from Fenway Park.
In Swampscott, MA – listed for $4,490,000 – http://www.raveis.com/mls/71340027/21_rockyledge_road_swampscott_ma/ – lavish extras (besides the beach) include infinity pool, media room, exercise room and music studio.
In Greenwich, Connecticut – listed for $5,750,000 http://www.raveis.com/mls/81993/_greenwich_ct/ – lavish extras include theatre room, bar and billiard room, exercise room, heated pool and incredible outdoor living area.