When you think of luxurious real estate in Florida, it might conjure up images of Spanish or villa style architecture, sprawling grounds peppered with tropical flora and fauna, marble staircases and a gourmet kitchen. To qualify for true luxury, your ideal high-end Florida home will need to check at least a few more of the must-haves listed below.
A Gated Entrance
Most luxurious homes in Florida are in gated communities and rightly so. If the home you have your eye on isn’t in a community like this, consider adding a gate of your own to add to the safety and to the reputation of yours being a truly luxurious piece of real estate.
Florida has many architectural influences, from the French to the Spanish to modern artists of present-day. Luxurious real estate in this region commands attention, as you can see in the beautiful brick façade and grand three-story main archway of this 234 Southwest Windsor Drive property in Lake City, North Florida.
Whether it’s on the beach, near a river or has its very own pond, no high-end Florida property is complete without one of Mother Nature’s great water features.
Fly over Florida and you’ll quickly see that very few homes are without a pool. It can get downright stifling in the summertime and residents of any piece of luxurious real estate will need to take a respite from the elements poolside. An Olympic sized lap swimming pool or Infinity style pool are two especially luxurious options.
Room to Entertain
Because Florida is the Sunshine State, you’ll be wanting to spend plenty of time entertaining family and guests outside. Look for a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, gazebo, covered porches and patios, decks and porticos to create the ultimate oasis for dining and drinking al fresco.
A Guest House
In fact, why just have one guesthouse, when you can have two? No matter how many you do have, each guesthouse needs to have kitchens, bathroom and living areas all their own.
A Gourmet Kitchen
To prepare mouth-watering meals, or to have your in-home chef whip them up, you’ll need a kitchen that has everything and that inspires. Custom cabinets; stainless top of the line appliances by the likes of Viking, Bosch and Sub-Zero; a breakfast nook and an adjacent formal dining room are all essential.
For those hot and muggy Florida days (or nights) when the idea of being outdoors isn’t one you want to entertain – why not entertain yourself and your guests in a home theater like the state-of-the-art 15-seat movie theater you can see in the photo layout of this beautiful Grand Windsor Estate in Lake City?
Spacious Floor Plan
A luxury home is rarely if ever small. In fact, the more bedrooms or suites the better. The master suite should be accessible and sprawling. Additional rooms shouldn’t be stacked on top of one another, but rather spread out thoughtfully.
To learn more about luxurious real estate in Florida – in particular, North Florida and the Grand Windsor Estate mentioned above – visit the property auction page here or call 866-929-2243. This beautiful and fully restored residence boasts all of the above features and so many more, including easy access to most of Florida thanks to its North Central location. Up for No Reserve Absolute Auction on November 14th, this property is a rare opportunity to buy sophistication at your price.