Probably the height of luxury home features a helipad. Although the initial price of a helipad starts around $15 000 and often sits closer to the $20 or $30 000 mark, the cost to have the necessity for a helipad is far higher.
Primarily, you would have to be travelling in a helicopter, hence you likely need to own or rent out a helicopter regularly. A standard helicopter will cost you between $250 000 and $1 700 000. So lets average that out at $ 985 000. Hence, your helipad is going to cost you close to that $1 000 000 mark for it to be practical.
#2 INFINITY POOL
The new thing at the moment are infinity pools. With an absolutely stunning look, a pool that sends water right over the edge is truly spectacular. Take a look at any recent reno’s or any current famous properties, they will have these. Of all the features of luxury homes this is probably the most clean-cut gorgeous.
But they aren’t cheap. An infinity pool can start around $25 000, but are more often $40 000 to $70 000. However, if you truly want the mansion look with the marble sides and true size of an infinity pool you are look between $100 000 and $200 000.
#3 DOUBLE MARBLE STAIRCASE
Can’t you just imagine it, entering through the grand oak double doors. As they swing inwards you are met by the majesty of a grand foyer and double staircase ascending to the second floor with a ring viewing platform.
It has an almost castle-like appeal, with the grandiose nature of a double staircase being a truly breathtaking luxury piece.
A beautiful property in South Australia named ‘Chandler’ has this brilliant luxury feature among many others.
You could get one of these staircases built between $10 000 and $100 000. But if you wanted the full marble appeal and grand look we have seen it cost up to $2 000 000. Let’s balance that out at around the $200 000 – $1 000 000 mark for a decent luxury staircase
#4 OUTDOOR PAVILION
A grand outdoor pavilion is one of my most personally tempting features. A grand outdoor space covered in an island style gazebo roof with plenty of space to host people, cook food, relax in the afternoon and enjoy some genuine peace and quiet.
A small pavilion starts around the $5000 mark and will fit a couple chairs and a bbq. For a full balinese style pavilion you are looking upwards of $10 000. Including furnishings you could be looking at about that $100 000 mark. But it is so worthwhile, for the serenity and amazing capabilities of one of these.
A beautiful Surfer’s Paradise home on the Gold Coast of Queensland boasts a significant Balinese pavilion. It is absolutely gorgeous.
#5 SMART HOME FEATURES
Smart homes are becoming the new luxury. This includes many, many automated and simplified smart home features. This could be; smart lighting, solar panelling, energy storage, automatic locks, biometric recognition, voice command systems and more. A fully featured automated home (locks, lights, voice commands, cameras etc.) will cost you around the $15 000 mark.
If you wanted to add in some of the even grander features such as solar panelling and energy storage. For a full solar panel array and energy storage you are looking around the $20 000 mark. Hence a full smart, automated, futuristic home could be decked out for around $35 000.