Recent reports noting a lull in the demand for luxury homes are causing real estate brokers and developers to offer high-end and exclusive perks to lure wealthy buyers into purchasing. For a recent BusinessInsider.com article, Madeline Stone curated a list of the craziest perks she has come across in real estate listings.
Luxury cars and yachts
If you purchase the most expensive apartment in New York City — a 10-bedroom, 13-bathroom condo currently listed at $85 million — you also get two Rolls-Royce Phantoms and a $1 million yacht in the sale, all of which are owned by the listing agent. Further South, a $43 million spec house in Miami’s Bal Harbour area comes with a 1948 Jaguar XK120. A 55-foot VanDutch yacht may also be available with the purchase of the mansion.
A new restaurant will be located on an entire floor of 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The eatery will be headed by renowned chef Shaun Hergatt and will only be available to building residents. A similar perk is being added to two developments in Miami, which will also offer resident-only beach clubs.
The Bal Harbor, Fla. mansion also offers a collection of artwork that includes an Andy Warhol painting. In Beverly Hills, buyers of a recently listed home have the option of purchasing the more than 25 pieces of art on display there, one of which is a sketch by Pablo Picasso.
“Those artworks are not included in the $48 million asking price, but are negotiable,” according to Stone.
More perks of luxury residences included a two-story concrete pool slide, chauffeur services, and electric car charging stations courtesy of car maker Tesla Motors and a wall filled with 25 different kinds of candy that reportedly costs $200,000 to stock.
Source: “8 of the craziest perks we’ve seen in luxury real estate listings,” BusinessInsider.com (Aug. 15, 2016)