The ultimate in luxury homes is a lot more than just a prestigious location and expansive square footage. Today’s luxury home is one that offers all the amenities that make life truly grand. Pools, tennis courts and gourmet kitchens are all standard extravagant items, but there are other features that luxury homebuyers are looking for these days. Here are a few that make listings in this upper-crust market stand out.

Marble Bath

Bathrooms are becoming more and more like in-home spa retreats, and marble baths are a staple. This natural material exudes comfort and opulence, and can create a rich and serene ambiance necessary for a superlative bathroom.

Oversized Windows

Homeowners appreciate stunning views: the ocean, the valley, the greenery, etc. Whatever that view happens to be, having oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows is an absolute must to take these views in from the indoors. It would be a shame to have a home with amazing views that can only be enjoyed from the outside.

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Rooftop Decks

Speaking of views, what better way to take them in than with a sky-reaching rooftop deck? Outdoor entertaining spaces such as these are gaining momentum in the luxury real estate market. In fact, this lavish amenity is 63% more popular in luxury homes this year compared to last.

Home Movie Theater

These days, home theaters need to go above and beyond the average large-screen TV and surround sound system. Today’s luxury home theater now features projection screens, multi-tiered displays, and even soundproofed walls for optimal viewing and listening pleasures.

Private Elevator

Large homes that are in excess of 10,000 square feet can take forever to get around. Private elevators are increasingly being installed in extra-large homes like these, which are extremely helpful for lugging large pieces of furniture to upper levels, as well as for those with mobility issues.

Outdoor Kitchen

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With the immaculate climate in L.A., there’s no reason not to enjoy the outdoors year round. Fully equipped outdoor kitchens provide the perfect opportunity to savor every meal outside and entertain guests. Every feature you would imagine in your average kitchen would be mirrored outside, including all appliances, counters, dining sets, and ambient lighting.

Wine Room

Luxury wine rooms don’t just have enough space to store countless bottles of wine. They are also spacious enough to allow homeowners and patrons to sit comfortably while sipping their favorite wines and be surrounded by bottles and barrels that are incorporated into the room’s decor.

Smart Technology

Today’s savvy homeowner expects a certain level of technology in the home to make its operation much more convenient. With the touch of a button on a mobile device, doors can be locked, lights can be turned on and off, alarm systems can be controlled, and thermostats can be adjusted. No matter where the homeowner happens to be, all these controls can be operated remotely.

These features will attract even the most affluent of home buyers, and will garner plenty of attention on any real estate listing.

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  1. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,956 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,989 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,549 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,588 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,197 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,250 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,008 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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