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8 things buyers crave in a luxury home

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Every home buyer has a wish list. But when you’re shopping for a luxury second home, you can dare to dream big. Here’s our dreamy list of crave-worthy luxury home features — plus peeks inside some ultra-luxurious Pacaso homes. 

The ideal location 

Ask a luxury home buyer about their dream second home destination and you’ll get a wide variety of answers. Many prefer to be near the water, whether that means an oceanfront stunner or a cozy lake cabin. Others desire a mountain escape, perhaps with ski-in, ski-out access to their favorite winter resort. Still others want a second home in an area where they can pursue their favorite hobbies — think a golf resort home, a retreat in wine country, or an urban loft near restaurants and entertainment. 
Sea Scape outdoor space overlooking ocean
Listing photo: Sea Scape

An open floor plan

There are many advantages to a second home with an open floor plan. Modern, open floor plans allow plenty of natural light to enter the home and give the main living area an oversized, airy feel. Open floor plans are also great for entertaining. Picture yourself cooking a gourmet dinner for your guests while they relax in the living room or on the adjacent patio.
Skyward modern living room
Listing photo: Skyward

Outdoor living

Ample outdoor space is a must-have for true luxury living. After all, when you buy a home in a gorgeous destination, you want to be able to soak up the stunning views from every possible vantage point. Expertly designed luxury homes seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces. On the wish list may be folding patio doors that give you a full wall of windows when the weather’s not so great, and an inviting indoor-outdoor space when the sun is shining. Swimming pools, hot tubs and outdoor kitchens top the list of luxury home features for many people shopping for second homes in warm-weather destinations. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, a tennis or basketball court, putting green, or bocce ball court is an add-on worth considering. 
Sea vista outdoor kitchen
Listing photo: Sea Vista

A gourmet kitchen 

Nothing says luxury quite like a gourmet kitchen. Homeowners who love to cook and bake will likely have a few key kitchen features on their wish list: professional-grade appliances, graciously sized islands and custom cabinetry topped with quartz, granite, or marble. Of course, luxury add-ons like wine and beverage fridges, espresso stations and smart home connectivity are nice, too. 
Gray modern kitchen on balboa island
Listing photo: Balboa Island

A spa-like bathroom 

A bathroom is so much more than a place to get ready in the morning. In a luxury home, it’s more like a five-star spa. Today’s luxury home buyers crave the types of amenities that help them relax, unwind and pamper themselves. Steam showers, freestanding soaking tubs, designer lighting and heated floors are just a few of the most popular luxury home features buyers crave.  
Oasis spa bathroom with huge windows
Listing photo: The Oasis

Space for entertaining

Time spent in a luxury home is even better with friends and family. Home buyers in the luxury market are looking for ample space to entertain, both indoors and outdoors. What kind of space that is depends on the buyer’s idea of a good time. Is it a gourmet dinner party in a sophisticated dining room? A wood-fired pizza night outdoors by the pool? An afternoon spent in the game room for some friendly competition?
Pool table in loft game room
Listing photo: Golden Glow

Home automation

Whole-home systems make luxury living easier, safer and more convenient. A smart system can be programmed to adjust the temperature, lighting, and security for when you wake up, when you arrive home and when you go to bed. Staying up late? Make changes effortlessly through an app or smart speaker. Other smart luxury home features include whole-house speaker systems and central vacuums. Home automation provides the convenience and ease many luxury home buyers crave. 
Person with iPad on couch

Ample storage 

A place for everything and everything in its place. From Pinterest-worthy walk-in closets to pantries designed for serious chefs, storage is key, even in a second home. (Every Pacaso has a dedicated, secure storage space so you can leave some of your belongings in the home even when you’re not using it.)
walk in closet in napa
Listing photo: Shadybrook

Discover your ideal luxury lifestyle with Pacaso 

No matter what’s on your list of must-have luxury home features, it’s likely you’ll find it in a Pacaso second home. Every Pacaso is designed with luxury in mind and features private, secure owner storage so you’ll always have the items you need at hand. Best of all, as a co-owner of a Pacaso home, luxury is within reach — at a fraction of the cost of whole second home ownership.  

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