Fashions and trends come and go over the years and even things like architecture are also affected by style changes. When looking at the outdoor space of a luxury property, there are many chic additions that have come in the past two decades. With that in mind, here are some classic examples of outdoor features that you are likely to find in a luxury property.
- Water Features – When have you viewed a luxury property that did not have a water feature? It might have been a fountain in the centre of the driveway, or a garden water-wall or stunning stream that runs into a large rockery. Today’s tech means you can create a water jet display, complete with LED background lighting. Google ‘stunning water features’ and be prepared to be amazed!
- The Swimming Pool – While pools have always been synonymous with luxury homes, popularity is at an all-time high. Pool construction has got a lot easier (and cheaper) with fibreglass solutions and there are luxury apartments in Marbella for sale with top-rated pool designs that you can look at for the best examples. Saltwater pools are better than chlorine type units and while you will find many luxury properties with swimming pools, they do require a lot of maintenance. You will often see indoor pools and Jacuzzis, which is perfect for winter.
- Outdoor Kitchen – Just a few decades ago, you would never find a home with an outdoor kitchen. Today, however, most luxury properties do have a BBQ unit and a few hot plates on the terrace. Stainless steel is the ideal material for outdoor kitchen cabinets where you can store crockery and cutlery. There are companies that specialise in creating outdoor kitchens and they take a look at your floor space and propose a design. Whether covered or open, adding an outdoor kitchen to the terrace is great for entertaining and for what it costs, having a second kitchen is a smart move.
- Luxury Terrace – The traditional patio has been extended and a 5-star luxury apartment for sale Sotogrande offers would have a fair-sized terrace, likely made from imported marble or travertine. Luxury stone is much preferred to timber decking and for many property owners, the finest stone is the only material worthy of consideration.
- Extended Carport – Of course, the double garage has always been compulsory, yet the modern luxury property has shelter for around 6 vehicles. A double carport is not going to cost a fortune and this also provides a shaded area for outdoor activities. Some properties will have additional covered areas for sun protection; even the swimming pool is often covered by a retractable roofing system.
Many couples cannot afford luxury real estate at home and they look further afield in sunny locations like southern Spain, where luxury apartments are actually affordable. If you would like to view the best luxury homes in southern Europe, start with a Google search and browse the websites of luxury real estate agents until you find something worth a physical viewing.