6 traits you should be looking for in a luxury property for sale

6 traits you should be looking for in a luxury property for sale

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When it comes to finding a luxury property for sale, buyers need to dig a little deeper than just the façade. It is not enough to find a home that impresses outwardly – you need one that meets all your practical needs too. It needs to cater to your desires, speak to you, move you – and most of all, it must feel like home. If you are in the market looking for a luxury property for sale right now, then compiling a list of must-haves for your prospective home is helpful. We at Fine & Country South Africa have also narrowed down the search for you with six traits to keep in mind.


  1. A favourable location


Location is an overstated mention, but first-time buyers often underestimate how essential it is. As the saying goes, it is far better to have the worst house on the best street, than the best house on the worst street. A desirable location is one in which the area boasts other affluent properties, an upscale atmosphere, and benefits such as exclusivity and privacy. When looking for a property for sale, start first within the locations you find most attractive.


  1. An exterior wow factor


Some homes just have instant appeal, and everyone who visits or drives by for the first time will notice it too. Striking architectural features and an extravagant curb appeal will tell the world that it is a setting of distinction and leisure. First impressions matter, and if some aspects of the property for sale do not immediately catch your eye, then it may be time to move on to something else. There must be something that sparks in you the creative desire to mould the space into your ideal home.


  1. A spacious feel throughout the home


A cosy nook here or there is a lovely addition to any home, but the general setting should offer a spacious layout. Freedom of movement, enough room for tasteful décor, and the ability to host guests are aspects that add to the opulence of a home. While you may not be seeking a palatial living area or master bedroom, you can still find a property for sale that caters to your idea of grandeur.


  1. A postcard-perfect view


South Africa is home to unparalleled beauty in its nature and local ecosystems. Whether you find yourself living along the coast, near the foot of our many rolling hills and mountains, or out in the countryside – there are breathtaking views to be seen. Many homes of luxury boast a stunning vista. If you like waking up to lush greenery and blue skies, then finding a home in the right location with magnificent scenery is something to prioritise.


  1. More than just a garden


The exteriors of high-style homes do not just feature sprawling yards, rare plants, and garden features. This is a space that is about practical function as much as it is about aesthetic appeal. Here, families and friends come together, and outdoor amenities like swimming pools, hot tubs, and braai areas are the ideal place to do so. It also becomes an environment of relaxation and respite, where one can go to enjoy the outdoors and tranquillity. If your household enjoys being outside, then a spacious, family-friendly garden is a vital feature to keep in mind.


  1. Top technological solutions


Modern living means utilising technologies that make running a household easier. When finding a new property for sale, look for options that include high-tech, smart home solutions. These solutions streamline everything from your security needs to your HVAC system, and are sure to make your life easier.


Here at Fine & Country South Africa, our exclusive listings and world-class professionals will ensure that you are paired with a property for sale best suited to you. If you would like more information on our services, contact us here.




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