Find me a luxury property and I will find you people waiting to drool over it. The real estate market suffered following the recession, but several luxury homes for sale continued to fetch good prices. Luxury homes come furnished with state-of-the-art home theaters, fully-equipped kitchens, and top-of-the-line furniture. There is no scope for cost-cutting here. But there certainly is space for quirks and outrageousness.
From a professional observatory, an underground entrance to the driveway and a backyard water park to an in-house salon, a dance studio and a grass-covered stone terrace, today’s new luxury homes have it all and more. For real estate agents, these are tough to sell. For instance, while people might seek high-end modular homes for sale, nobody goes looking for a house with an in-built lazy river. But showing these to potential buyers is always a lot of fun. Here is a look at twelve different luxury homes that take quirkiness to a whole new level.
2100 Sunset Plaza Drive, Los Angeles, California
Listed at nearly $7 million with Hilton & Hyland/Coldwell Banker Previews International, this is one of the coolest custom luxury homes ever. The 7-bedroom property boasts of a professional observatory and a top-of-the-line nightclub. You can also call guests over to unwind at the hookah lounge with Moroccan inspirations. As regards Sunset Strip luxury homes, California has few properties that can match this piece of luxury real estate on the partying quotient.
2017 Midwest Club Parkway, Oak Brook, Illinois
This luxurious real estate lists with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at $3.4 million. Spread over 14,000 square feet, this beautiful property has 7 deluxe suites, 7 full bathrooms and 4 garages. But the clincher for this luxury real estate lies in the indoor atrium. Surrounded by trees, this area also boasts of a flowing stream filled with koi fish. It is the perfect buy for anyone seeking the tranquility of flowing water in the comfort of home.
Address Undisclosed, Greenwich, Connecticut
The picture above is not of just another English-style phone booth. In fact, it is not a phone booth at all. It is an outdoor shower located near the pool at an undisclosed address in Greenwich, Connecticut. If you are looking for a luxury new home that has a sense of humor about it, this is the perfect fit. The luxury real estate is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty. The list price is a cool $7.3 million.
5 Wood Creek Ct., Las Vegas, Nevada
Spread over 1.51 acres, the 5 Wood Creek Ct. property is the ultimate in Las Vegas luxury homes. With 5 bedrooms and 9 baths, this 3-storeyed single family home is listed at $10 million with Shapiro and Sher, Prudential Americana Group. On paper, this is the ideal family home. But as far as luxury houses go, this property has Vegas written all over it, thanks to a water park in the backyard, a beach island, a lazy river and a swim-up bar.
32013 Point Place, Laguna Beach, California
This California luxury real estate is listed with Coldwell Banker, Laguna Beach at a price just shy of $10 million. If you have been entertaining dreams of living like an ultra-rich super-spy, this is the property for you. The property comes with a state-of-the-art garage, which has a hydraulic lift and offers underground parking space. Add to this, fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, and this property is the ultimate in luxury for sale.
3970 Brunston Ct., Westlake Village, California
At $21 million, this is one of the more expensive luxury mansions on our list. Listed with RE/MAX Olson & Associates, this 16.28-acre property is the dream home for your resident fashionista. We have heard of luxury homes with fully-equipped gyms, but this property also boasts of a yoga room as well as a hair salon and in-house facial room. If looking good is topmost on your priority list, you can’t possibly go wrong with this Westlake Village property.
1009 North Weston Lane, Austin, Texas
This Texas luxury estate is set in the green countryside of Austin, Texas. Listed with Austin Fine Properties at a price of $6.2 million, the property consists of a stone and concrete building that appears inspired by monastery buildings. But there is nothing austere about this property. Buyers who are scouting for unique luxury homes will love this place. As for its quirk quotient, the estate boasts of a 200-foot wood and steel suspension bridge that crosses a ravine leading from the estate to a private boathouse on the banks of Lake Austin.
170 East 80th Street, New York City, New York
This super-expensive $35 million property is listed with Brown Harris Stevens. If you have NYC luxury real estate on your shopping list, and have a nose for all things quirky, do not give this address a miss. As far as big city luxury homes go, this East 80th Street address comes with a two-storey high waterfall, a yoga studio in the basement and a master bedroom with an adjoining grass-covered stone terrace.
Address Undisclosed, Franklin, Tennessee
The aerial view indicates that this property is situated in the middle of nowhere. You have a beautiful estate whose claim to fame is that it once belonged to Country singer Leann Rimes. The musically inclined will love the beautiful, spacious Nashville home that houses a dance studio with ballet barre. It is listed with Worth Properties at $6.2 million and there is land for sale in tennessee.
6645 Northaven, Dallas, Texas
If your budget for luxury homes shopping stops at $10 million, check out this $9.2 million Texas real estate listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors. If you can get used to living in a building that resembles a planetarium, this is the perfect house. It even has a pool and a garden in the centre. Sadly, this luxurious real estate was sold recently.
12835 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, California
Marine life enthusiasts would adore this California luxury real estate that has an enormous bird-shaped pool with an observation room underwater. In addition, you will also love the koi and turtle pond that stands indoors. Sadly, this property that was listed with Enzo Ricciardelli and Richard Klug of Sotheby’s International Realty was recently sold for $4.2 million.
6301 Innsdale Drive, Los Angeles, California
This Los Angeles luxury real estate takes Hollywood-style luxury to a whole new level. Listed with Sotheby’s International Realty, the property recently sold for $1.6 million. There are plenty of place to party, plus a stripper pole by the kitchen.