Luxury Homes in the United States and Europe

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Luxury Home Market

In Florida, luxury homes that are located in prestigious golf communities with clubhouses, or located on the waterfront or intracoastal, are selling for more money than those that are not.  If there is a marina in your community, this can boost the list price of a home as well.  Large equestrian properties with stables are very popular in parts of Florida, like the Wellington area.

Florida's Luxury Homes will have many of the following: panoramic views, spacious living areas, outdoor kitchens, pools with covered deck areas and sundecks, hot tubs and saunas.  They will have stunning interior elegance and distinct interior design.  There are volume ceilings, columns, large picturesque windows, unique finishes, stone & marble floors, custom woodworking like mahogany, stone fireplaces, his and her baths and dressing rooms, lush professional landscaping, and of course, gated communities that offer security and maintenance.

The luxury-home market in Florida is defined as the top 10% of home listings by price, or homes listed above $500,000 – depending on which best applies in a local market.

What sets the sales of Florida luxury homes apart, is that each property requires its own marketing plan and likely will be bought by an out-of-state buyer. Indeed, the more expensive the home, the more likely the buyer will come from more than 500 miles away. Most buyers are self-made millionaires -- entrepreneurs, corporate executives, doctors and lawyers. Further, Florida luxury homes also may have custom features that will require special "staging" to attract a new buyer.  Many luxury-homeowners custom-build; others may spend lavishly to renovate existing structures to suit their tastes.

As Illustrated Properties is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, home owners who list their luxury homes with us can expect to be  listed on a Web site, with Luxury Home Publications, and marketed in Europe.


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