5 Luxury Home Features That Captivate Buyers

Crown molding. In-home movie theaters. Five-piece baths. Those looking at luxury homes in Colorado have seen it all. We decided to ask our network of more than 18,000 local brokers and REALTORS® throughout Colorado to get their perspective on which luxury home features best captivate the attention of buyers. Here are the top responses we received:

“Smart Home” technology

“Today’s top luxury home features are trending toward modern technology and conveniences. From home security and lighting to custom beverage machines, “Smart home” technology that can be operated by cell phones has become a great lifestyle choice for luxury homebuyers. Gourmet kitchens are nothing new and expected to have sub-zero refrigerators, multiple dishwashers, six burner gas stoves, a restaurant quality hood and almost always with some sort of climate controlled wine storage or cellar. More kitchens are extending outdoors to take in Colorado mountain or city views with top of the line outdoor grills, fireplaces and water features. More obvious luxury home must haves would include spa bathrooms, home gyms and movie rooms. The luxury home feature the average person might not expect is a designer dressing room that showcases clothing and accessories like artwork and lays out like a high-end boutique. Beautiful cabinetry, great lighting and a luxurious custom couch centerpiece goes way beyond the typical walk-in closet.”

Susan Krodel

Realty ONE Group Premier


Outdoor, complete kitchens

“Buyers of homes are seeking finished basements, 3 (or more) car garages, space and separation between properties, views, and en suite secondary bedrooms. Outdoor living spaces with complete ‘kitchens’ (grill, burner, refrigerator, storage) are en vogue and not obvious to typical buyers.”

Rick Yerman

Keller Williams Realty DTC


Colorado views

“Views of the Front Range are the most sought after feature for luxury homebuyers. Newer construction is the next most sought after feature. Obvious features are open floor plan, upgraded kitchens and baths, finished basements with high ceilings, natural light.”

Amy Gilson

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty


Colorado lifestyle

“When luxury buyers are looking for a new home, they focus on how the home will fit their lifestyle. Having top of the line, custom kitchens (sometimes more than one) to allow for avid entertaining. Then comes the outdoor living space. It’s not just a patio anymore; it’s a second outdoor living space. There are kitchens, full bars (all complete with electricity, gas and water), infinity pools, and here in Colorado, views – which better be amazing. Owners turn to their personal needs when it comes to bedroom and bathroom space. A walk-in closet has morphed into the posh, designer-style dressing room, complete with luxury furniture, lighted clothing racks, sound systems, and more. The bathroom has become a place for peace and solace the space has become more like a spa with sunken bathtubs, heated towel racks, radiant heated flooring, and let’s not forget the standing shower with seats and multiple body sprays.”

Angela Alter

RE/MAX Alliance


Kitchens and baths

“I see the luxury buyers captivated by beautiful, functional kitchens, and master baths are still at the top of the list. The ones that I didn’t expect are garages and yards, something that is easily maintained but allows for them to have a garden. Many like to grow their own food.”

Brad Colburn

Perry & Co



How interesting that “smart home” technology is becoming a point of distinction in the real estate market! Thank you to all the brokers that responded with their wisdom and expertise. If you’re in the market for a home, we encourage you to contact a real estate agent to help you through the process.