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Top Amenities for Luxury Homebuyers

Must-Have Amenities New Homebuyers Are Requesting

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In a market where upscale home amenities like granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances come standard, luxury real estate clients are now searching for spectacular extras that will set their new home apart in both comfort and design. Below are seven of the latest must-have amenities buyers are looking for in their new homes.

Open Design

New buyers are looking for more than just hefty square footage. They also want open floorplans that incorporate great rooms and ceilings with a minimum height of nine feet.

Kitchen and Bathroom Extras

Kitchens have long been a selling point in high-end Irvine real estate for sale, but now buyers are looking for gourmet extras like wine coolers and warming drawers. The most sought-after bathrooms on the market today are also those with luxurious features like soaking tubs, towel warmers, and multiple showerheads.

Outdoor Spaces

Most luxury real estate includes landscaping, but new buyers want something extra from their outdoor areas. Open-air kitchens, fireplaces, and opulent swimming pools top the list of must-have outdoor amenities.

Energy Efficient Construction

Money-saving extras like energy-efficient appliances, green construction, and low-emissivity windows are a must in any home purchase. New buyers are also looking for properties that incorporate more environmentally-friendly building materials like reclaimed lumber and sustainable hardwoods.

Garment Rooms

An upscale version of the walk-in closet, garment rooms provide space for dressing and display with extra storage options like cedar-lining, built-in shoe racks, and plenty of drawers for accessories.

Laundry Rooms

Upscale laundry rooms feature built-in ironing boards, room for folding tables, and soaking sinks along with other amenities like skylights and drying racks.


In this digital age, anything less than a fully wired house is unthinkable. New buyers are looking for homes that include technology-friendly features like smart home automation systems, surround sound, and separate theater rooms for gaming and other entertainment.

Looking for a luxury home for sale in Irvine, CA? Make sure to work with an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with the area and the high-end property you’re looking for. For more information on luxurious Irvine homes for sale, call (714) 454-6304 and schedule an appointment with Irvine Residential Living.

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