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What Makes a Luxury Home?

By Pillinger

Home is a place for relaxation, comfort and being yourself. Luxury homes take this and elevate it where each feature of the home has been deliberately upscaled for decadence. Here are five ways to create the ultimate luxury experience.

The Design 

The design, layout and size of the home are of utmost importance. The architecture and meticulous attention to detail is often what sets it apart with interior designers and professional stylists coming on board to leave a luxury stamp. Size and space is key with large entrance halls and sweeping staircases taking centre stage. Media rooms, formal and informal entertainment rooms, as well as additional self-contained guest/nanny accommodation are mainstream features in a luxury home.


In most prestige properties you will find an array of amenities that are customised for the home owner. Swimming pools, saunas, gyms, home theatres, tennis courts and multiple garaging are just a taste. An entertainer’s paradise, they often feature wine cellars, butler’s pantries, large chef’s kitchens with multiple ovens and premium European appliances.


Smart homes with the latest technology give a premium edge and make a luxury home function effortlessly. From security systems, surround sound, cooling & heating, lighting and pool care, nearly all aspects of home life can be operated and managed through smartphone apps to make day to day tasks enjoyable and effortless.

Fixtures and finishes

Luxury finishes such as marble, hardwood floors and pure wool carpets are staple in prestige homes. Designer lighting, ducted vacuums, and laundry chutes are other additions that take the home to the next level of sophistication.  Top of the range technology and premium appliances tie in nicely to create a seamless sense of grandeur.

Landscaping and Water Features

Carefully curated and groomed landscaping is almost always a feature of a luxury home. Large terraces or patios for entertaining, carefully placed lighting and outdoor fireplaces create a tasteful cohesion of design and natural elements. Water features complement a garden space and make a bold statement. Privacy is usually of utmost importance as well as views of the water. In Sydney blocks of over 1,000sqm are considered to be prestige blocks.