Donna Coakley McGowan's Blog
As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless, you're not going to believe what's lurking behind the gates, doors and windows of many of today's luxury homes.
Luxury Home Feature #1 -- Private Airstrip
When that morning commute is just too far to drive comfortably, you can always hop in your private plane and take off right from the airstrip that came with your luxury home. These homes in Oregon feature just that opportunity. Some even come complete with the airplane.
Luxury Home Feature #2 -- Recording Studio
These luxury homes take all the thrill out of your teen's wicked attempts to start a rock band in the family garage. Instead, you can invite the neighborhood kids over to jam in your own private recording studio, complete with pub-style bar for parents who want to stick around and listen.
Luxury Home Feature #3 -- Mango Tree
If there's no mango tree growing through your living space, how can you truly live in luxury? This home in Rio de Janiero, designed by Allessandro Sartore, features one mature mango tree growing up through the living space and another in the garage.
Luxury Home Feature #4 -- Conference Room
Hold family meetings in style when you purchase a luxury home that features its own conference room. Bonus points if it comes with an accompanying elevator and reception area, like this condo in Chicago.
Luxury Home Feature #5 -- Underwater View
These luxury homes, built by US Submarine Strurecortures, LLC, exist underwater. Built at surface pressure, there's no need to dive or decompress to return home in the evening. If you own the land, they'll build the submersed home. Prices start around $4 million for these homes that give new meaning to the term ocean view.
When it comes to luxury home real estate, today's options offer few limitations. All you need are large and stable finances to invest in the home of your dreams to make even the most idealistic vision a reality. Aside from this, odds are good that there's someone out there somewhere capable of building it.