5 Luxury Properties That Lure High-Net-Worth Buyers With Must-Have Amenities

Today, high-net-worth homebuyers paying eight- and nine-figure prices for estates and trophy properties covet luxury amenities to elevate their lifestyle and personal brand. Forbes Global Properties presents several fine offerings for that discerning buyer.

Beverly Hills, California: Art as Architecture

swimming pool and indoor-outdoor living space at 2600 Hutton Dr in beverly hills

Located at 2600 Hutton Drive, this sophisticated contemporary with architectural details and inspired amenities is the latest from high-end developer Viewpoint Collection. (Hilton & Hyland)

This new contemporary Beverly Hills estate in Benedict Canyon offered at $10,750,000 is the latest timeless offering from coveted Los Angeles developer Viewpoint Collection. It’s art meets architecture at the 6,500-square-foot home. The striking modern exterior of cast-concrete and stucco flows seamlessly to custom-crafted interiors of wood and stone. Expansive sliding glass walls define the indoor-outdoor Southern California lifestyle. A Parisian plaster fireplace scales an entire wall as the centerpiece for a two-story great room encompassing the main living and dining areas.

open concept living room inside a modern trophy home at 2600 Hutton Dr in beverly hills

A Parisian plaster fireplace draws the eyes across the indoor-outdoor floor plan. (Hilton & Hyland)

The primary suite with a separate private entrance boasts 1,500 square feet of covered balcony space fitted with an entertainment area, fireplace, and wet bar. The oversized infinity-edge pool sun-shelf and spa create the perfect place for lounging. Beneath the pool is a built-out multi-purpose living space with a separate entrance and address. A kitchenette and steam room hide behind travertine-clad caissons. The electric vehicle charging station within the garage is a must-have amenity today.

Montecito, California: The Ultimate Sanctuary

exteior of iconic montecito mansion at 888 Lilac Drive with swimming pool

Off-the-grid living takes on new meaning at this iconic Montecito property priced at $33.5 million. (Village Properties)

For the buyers fortunate enough to call this Montecito estate home, they will be hard-pressed to leave. This Mediterranean-inspired 13,599 square foot property built in 2005 has endless ocean and mountain views. Set on two-plus flat acres, there is a professional-style gym, home theatre, craft cocktail bar, gaming lounge, swimming pool and full guest house. Artisan-crafted interiors are the perfect setting for guests, whether at intimate dinners or expansive celebratory events.

home theater with projection screen inside 888 lilac drive, a trophy estate in montecito

A cozy, yet sophisticated, home theater is among the many amenities. (Village Properties)

In addition, this self-sufficient estate allows one to get away from it all; off-the-grid perks include a solar generator, greywater irrigation system, private well, organic vegetable bed, citrus orchards, chicken coops and secret gardens. This green luxury lifestyle, offered at $33,500,000, brings new meaning to living off the grid.

Austin, Texas: A Designer Jewel Box

nighttime photo of a luxury jewel box residence at 9611 angelwylde drive in austin, texas

This secluded and private designer residence at 9611 Angelwylde Drive in Austin, Texas, pairs designer pedigree with artful interiors. (Moreland Properties)

Perfectly set on 150 acres in an enclave of only 17 homes, this secluded property priced at $12.25 million is a true jewel box. Offered furnished, the two-bedroom three-bath home is 5,419 square feet of thoughtfully designed interiors. The home’s walls of glass are surrounded by gardens, including one filled with European tea roses. An edgeless pool looks to the hillside for sunsets.

pink silk painted wallpaper inside a luxury texas home

Refined living spaces feature jaw-dropping views and painted silk wall treatments. (Moreland Properties)

Noted designer Fern Santini created the French Moderne-inspired interiors, which feature custom-painted silk wall coverings that complement the home’s neoclassical architecture. A home automation Savant system creates ambiance inside and out with personalized lighting and musical themes. A two-level seven-car auto gallery has porcelain tile flooring with three electric-vehicle charging stations.

Ontario, Canada: Six-Acre Pristine Lakefront Estate

30 Turner Street Roches Point, Ontario, Canada

The iconic Beechcroft estate is nestled on six-plus acre abutting Lake Simcoe. (Barry Cohen Homes)

Located on Roches Point, the Victorian-style Beechcroft estate on six acres and 500 feet of lakefront on Lake Simcoe is a premier property. Considered to be a national historic site, 1860-built residence is currently listed for about $14.4 million (CAD 18,000,000). There is a sandy beach and the largest permanent dock on the lake. This is a multi-generational estate for making memories.

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park, created the design for the manicured English-style gardens. Outdoor activities abound with a boathouse, basketball and tennis courts, and putting green.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico: Casa Tres Cervezas

Chiquitos 2, 2a, Correo 47, Centro. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Casa Tres Cervezas in San Miguel de Allende is an authentic compound with world-class views of the historic city’s greatest landmarks. (CDR San Miguel)

On the market for $6.25 million, Casa Tres Cervezas is one of San Miguel de Allende’s unique properties. Its location on a quiet cobblestone street only two blocks off the city’s central plaza adds to the desirability factor. With a perfect year-round climate, premier outdoor living distinguishes this nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom colonial-style property with several courtyards and fountains.

Casa de Cervezas yoga studio opening to courtyard containing a waterfall-fed swimming pool

Workouts are a breeze. Casa de Cervezas features a yoga studio that opens to one of many courtyards containing a waterfall-fed swimming pool. (CDR San Miguel)

One courtyard features a large-heated swimming pool, a spa and a walk-out yoga studio. Hand-carved Cantera stone walls enclose this special space. A must-be-seen rooftop top deck has an outdoor kitchen with wonderful views of San Miguel de Allende’s world-famous Parroquia.

Staying at home never looked so good with top-shelf amenities that high-net-worth homebuyers want.

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I have covered the business of real estate (both residential and commercial) for over 25 years, including more than a dozen years working in the Forbes Los Angeles bureau reporting and writing about as I call it, Adventures in Real Estate. From the first tear-downs turning into mega-mansions in Beverly Hills to luxury condos as investments in Las Vegas, I follow the ups and downs of real estate markets around the country just for the fun of it.