The luxury residential market is healthy with 38 homes selling at $2 million and up. Since January, 11 homes in Pinecrest, 10 homes in Coral Gables and 17 homes in Coconut Grove have closed, 21 of which are waterfront.
Most of these high-end homes have what you would expect: gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, game rooms, quality craftmenship, guard gates, spectacular landscaping and boat dockage with waterfront estates. But many have additional features that make them alluring homes to attract specific lifestyles.
Some have multi-bay garages for extensive car collections, full wet bars like you’d find in a five-star hotel, exercise rooms like you’d find in a commercial gym, media/home theater rooms the likes of Steven Spielberg, and smart rooms that control all home technology. Some of the newer homes and older retrofitted homes have control systems that allow the homeowner to monitor their home form anywhere in the world. Watch the family pets, adjust the AC temperature, unlock the back door, open the shades, turn on the lights or the music – all at the touch of an iPad or i Phone. These are whole house automation systems that are beyond cool.
Luxury marketing is a specialty. I am a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller meeting, please give me a call directly at 305-898-1852 or email me at Wellins.D@ewm.com.
Photos courtesy of MLS, Jorge Uribe, One Sotheby’s Realty International.