We’ve all stayed at a hotel and found ourselves wishing that we could go back home to more decadence - particularly the luxury and opulence of the amenities.
With discerning property buyers now looking for perks beyond the four walls of their apartments, property developers, architects and designers are upping the ante when it comes to residents’ amenities - presenting a range of spaces for an elevated lifestyle.
Where better to enjoy a Sunday barbecue or drinks under the stars than your own rooftop garden backdropped by a stunning vista? Featuring manicured landscaping and ample seating, these spectacular rooftops offer an unmistakable resort-style space mere moments from home. Some even come with open-air cinemas - allowing residents to host movie nights with a luxurious flair.
Entertain in style
Alfresco dining is a must-have amenity to fully appreciate beautiful summer days. While most modern living rooms spill out onto private balconies for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle, more and more apartments and developments are being designed to offer large, communal cooking and dining spaces as part of their residents’ amenities. Many kitchens are commercial grade and designed by celebrity chefs, oh, and did we mention the exclusive wine cellars?
Why swim laps at your local leisure centre when you can swim in the comfort and privacy of your own home? The epitome of summertime luxury presents itself in indoor and outdoor swimming pools located mere moments from home.
Parks & gardens
Love kicking a ball around or having a relaxing picnic at the park? Having secluded, open green space just moments from home will not only encourage a more active lifestyle but increased accessibility to nature has also been noted to improve personal wellbeing.
Gyms and yoga
Travelling to and from the local gym or yoga can certainly eat into your leisure time and can be enough to deter you from achieving your health goals. The convenience of having a fully-equipped gym, yoga studio or sauna in the building saves residents precious time and missed workouts - not to mention it also eliminates costly gym membership fees.
We all get busy, it’s unavoidable. More and more developers are looking to address this through their offerings. Today, many apartments include a full suite of hotel services including concierge, security, laundry, pet walking and even personal shopping. Why spend your time worrying about errands when you could be on the roof with a cocktail?