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Shopping For Houses for Sale

Essential features that a sophisticated buyer must keep in mind while viewing houses for sale

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Some homeowners are simply gifted with a discerning eye that effortlessly spots luxury. For buyers new to the home-shopping adventure, however, it may be challenging to figure out whether a prospective home truly offers the opulence one is seeking, and that this property embraces one’s unique lifestyle too.


At Fine & Country South Africa, we like to think of ourselves as expert matchmakers in the property industry, because we are able to pair our esteemed clients with homes perfectly suited to their preferences. Our specialist knowledge of this exceptionally niche national market means that you can trust us to help you find houses for sale that boast the features most appealing to our upmarket clients.


These desired features, of course, will not be the same for every buyer across the board, but there are a few attributes of a property that speak of unmistakable prestige, and it is these that you do not want to miss out on. Here, we look at features to watch out for while viewing houses for sale.


Timeless architecture


A timeless home is both able to stand the test of time without faltering, as well as remain tasteful in appearance for decades to come. When viewing houses for sale, be sure to notice classic materials used, such as concrete, wood, and stone masonry. These materials are durable and remain trendy, and they can be decorated to suit just about any style of interior design. Pay attention to qualities of haptic design, with plenty of tactile materials and elements that immerse you in interesting textures and finishes. Before your prospective home is ever decorated and furnished, it needs to make a statement of its own.


A feeling of vastness


Palatial grandeur is a main attraction for many affluent buyers seeking houses for sale. Not only does a spacious property leave plenty of room for inspired and creative indoor décor, but it gives off an atmosphere of opulence and style. In large homes such as these, you are free to create small moments of intimacy while embracing roomy minimalism. Enormous homes are also any entertainer’s dream, as they offer the freedom of exploration and a feeling of privacy – no matter how many guests are invited to that soirée.


A gourmet kitchen


Whether you are an amateur in the kitchen or a culinary aficionado, nothing says elegance and class better than a high-end kitchen. Countertops with luxury finishes, excessive space for all those useful appliances, and even a wine cellar are all features that make for an unforgettable cooking and entertaining experience. As the heart of the home, kitchens are often the first space that prospective buyers view. While shopping for houses for sale, be sure to take note of what the various kitchens you view have to offer.


Spa bathrooms ideal for relaxation


Gone are the days of only relaxing at day spas and resorts – more and more buyers are choosing to invest in homes geared towards their tranquillity. Large and luxurious bathrooms, freestanding tubs, walk-in showers, natural elements, and radiant heat are just some examples of amenities your new bathroom could include. Be sure not to neglect this space when visiting a few houses for sale, as it might mean the difference between your home as a source of ultimate relaxation or a place where you are never able to unwind.


Outdoor recreation spots


Cosy creature comforts outdoors? Yes please. Upscale houses for sale often feature outdoor lounges, seating plazas, firepits, infinity pools, and even massive braai areas. Not only are these perfect for when guests come around, but they offer homeowners that luxurious vacation feeling within their own homes.


If you are keen on moving to a home that matches your sense of extravagance and style, then let us at Fine & Country South Africa assist you during your search.






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