Does the Comox Valley have luxury homes? Absolutely it does. But what is a luxury home? To many people it starts with the quality of the build and the quality of the finishing. It is often differentiated from other homes by the attention to detail. In today’s contemporary living, luxury homes have open spaces that are inviting and they are adorned with special features such as upscale trim and appliances. Wainscoting is often part of the interior finishing that is used throughout the main areas of the home. Having said this, it is also more than the sum of the parts that are used to create this special type of home.
When you walk into a luxury home it has a feeling of luxury. Everything in the home contributes to this feeling. The floor plan is well designed to give the home a nice flow. The rooms are properly sized so that things do not feel cramped. The paint is selected to offer warmth. Inviting is often a word used to describe a luxury home. The finishing of the interior is selected to emphasize that this is not a regular home. Additional small touches throughout add class and everything should work together in harmony to emphasize how well everything works together in proper balance and elegance.
Luxury homes often start with the kitchen. They should be spacious, be well thought out workspaces, and they should offer gourmet features that are uncommon. High-end appliances are often added to this essential workspace along with classy fixtures and other finishing details. Pot fillers over the stove, sliding pullouts for spices, soft close drawers, appliance garages, large visually impressive islands and stunning colours all contribute to the overall visual appeal and the impressive utility of this impressive central space.
Lavish bathrooms are also a central feature of these homes as are uncommon features such as a high-end home theatre room and special outdoor living space that includes a fire pit and protection for year-round use.
Increasingly, high tech is being incorporated into these impeccable homes. Centrally controlled climate control systems, audio-visual systems throughout the home, and central monitoring systems are part of the overall convenience and functionality.
Other features such as a great man cave and garage with upgraded flooring, lighting and tool chests offer the man of the home a place to enjoy, tinker, and relax.
The location is often also mentioned as one aspect of this type of home. Luxury homes may be found in neighbourhoods that are built to this level of opulence or they may be located in areas of seclusion and scenic beauty and serenity. Personal choice is often the deciding factor on what goes into each home and where they are located.
All of this comes with a price tag that is generally out of the range of most people. In the Comox Valley, the million-dollar level still differentiates these types of homes from all others. As of the 19th of January 2021, there were 30 active listing of homes above $1,000.000. The most expensive listing was $8.5 million. Consider, for example, this impeccable 2.6 acre luxury home estate on the Comox Peninsula