How do Colorado home buyers define a “luxury” home? It’s not always straightforward.
The biggest deciding factor is location. Some neighborhoods, like Cherry Hills Village, carry the “luxury” label as a community. Homes within a luxury neighborhood are often lumped into the same category.
But when looking at an individual home, what are the details that make a luxury home rise above the rest? We asked our network of approximately 25,000 local real estate agents to share their expertise. Here’s what they said about luxury homes in Colorado:
The Right Finishes
Granite, hardwood flooring, large bedrooms with separate baths, wine cellars, decorative moldings, and the neighborhood.
The WOW Factor
Great lifestyle spaces inside and out, High end appliances, hard surfaces on countertops and flooring, custom cabinets, upscale lighting and plumbing fixtures and the WOW from interior designer style.
Property Specific Details
A true Gourmet Kitchen, Outdoor kitchen/living space/outdoor fireplace, indoor riding arenas, high end custom finishes to include flooring, wall and ceiling finishes, extreme closets, wine rooms, and so much more. It’s all property specific, depending on the location and niche buyer.
Homestead Services, Inc.
High Quality Craftsmanship
In the luxury market, I see an emphasis on high quality materials and craftsmanship in kitchen and baths. Steam showers, custom lighting, cabinets made of exotic wood, professional ranges, separate refrigerator and freezer.
HomeSmart Cherry Creek
When it comes to luxury homes, details matter. The combination of attention to detail and superior craftsmanship can make one luxury home rise above the rest.
Whether you are looking for a home in a luxury neighborhood, like these Popular Places to Live in Colorado, or simply want a home with luxury finishes, start by contacting an experienced real estate agent. Your realtor can provide valuable knowledge about the home buying process, local neighborhoods, and luxury homes to help with your home search.
Originally published June 9, 2016 — Updated September 4, 2018