Finding the Perfect Charlottesville Luxury Home
As a Charlottesville luxury realtor for almost 20 years my aim is to find YOU a fabulous Charlottesville luxury home that has your specific interests in mind, is within your budget, and making it a reality. A Charlottesville luxury home should reflect who you are, but we also understand you might need some advice.
Here are my favorite design details to consider when searching for a Charlottesville luxury home…
First on my list is a spectacular view in a fabulous location surrounded by distant, similar Charlottesville luxury homes. The location must be perfect and for this I would begin my search looking in Keswick, Earlysville and Free Union. As you can see those are my favorite areas of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. I will be reviewing the numerous small county towns in much more detail so you can see my thinking. I also want your home to be a super investment. So, we only look at houses in the best locations.
Second on my list is a newer Charlottesville luxury home that stands out architecturally, loaded with attractive accents (just say NO to cookie-cutters), huge double-insulated, picture windows flooding the rooms with loads of natural light, and heated by solar panels. I want to hear squeals of delight from both male and females when they see the home for the first time.
I watch as my clients stare at the oversize garage with room for two cars, a sit mower and all the sporting equipment.
Once inside, we all realize this is a smart home. No keys needed here. We walk in as we hear the doors secure themselves and we look up to admire the 10-12-foot ceilings and an amazing open floor plan. We skip straight for the kitchen…It is going to be grand!
Yes!!! A Five Star gourmet kitchen with stainless steel commercial-grade appliances, granite or quartz countertops, a large heavy-duty, architecturally-pleasing, island with seating for everyone, a pantry with plenty of shelves, wine cooler, beer refrigerator, bar sink, all with soft above-and -below cabinet lighting that leads in and out to a tiled, mudroom with cupboards to store boots, that leads outside to an expansive outdoor living area complete with a built-in grill, fire pit, and a large, colorful, custom pool with tiki bar and spa. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Moving on, we admire the library, dining room, half bath and head up the grand staircase….
How about two master bedrooms? One for her and for him? Yup, that’s where builders are going today…One very feminine spacious bedroom with a lovely dressing room, and another just as spacious for the lord of the manor. Perfect for all his military paintings, Filmore posters and pictures of his golfing buddies! Two large walk-in closets for both bedrooms to store all our dandy outfits and an upstairs laundry to clean them or maybe a laundry chute.
Then throw in two spa bathrooms with heated floors, soaking tubs, walk-in showers, full-body jets, ‘hip’ floor tiles, and water pressure so perfect that you will never leave.
I always wanted my own office (I own a Charlottesville real estate company) and had to wait almost 18 years to get it (and my two kids out). Add not one but two spaces somewhere hidden away for both a husband & wife to take care of business.
We all love a fun man-cave/game room with home theater to relax, watch the big games, and drink beer! So, add that to the basement next to the wine cellar.
Then throw in a central vacuum system, wireless speakers, an easy-to-use security system and we are cooking! Wow, I am thinking this was easy!
But then you tell me your mother-in-law needs a place to live too. Thus, we begin our search anew for another Charlottesville luxury home that is just as wonderful. So off they go to Zillow or Realtor.com to search for their next Charlottesville luxury home.