Living in a luxury apartment is one of the many things that people want as part of their ultimate American Dream. When it comes to buying a luxury apartment, building amenities are highly relevant factors to consider before making a final decision. Listed below are three of the most important amenities and features that buyers should look for when scouting for a luxury apartment.
Modern Fitness Gym– In a busy city such as New York, people have barely any time to devote to exercise, unless you count walking to and from the subway daily. For people who can afford a luxury apartment, a fitness gym is one of the most important amenities to look for in a building. It is not enough that the building has this particular facility, as it has to be of impeccable quality and furnished with modern equipment. Among the most common machines to expect include (but not limited to) Treadmills, recumbent bikes, cross trainers, rowing machines, free weights, and many others. Each piece of equipment has to be top-of-the-line since you are paying a premium to live in that particular building.
Doormen and Concierge– People who are not New York natives will find it hard to understand the real value and importance of having a door man as well as a concierge service in a residential building. While this feature might come across as excessive or simply impractical, there are in fact benefits to living in a building where there is a door man and concierge on duty 24/7. This signifies the level of security afforded to residents of the building since these professionals are trained and instructed to only let in unit owners/renters as well as their approved guests. No one will be able to enter the building, let alone go up the elevators to one of the units without the consent of the resident/s. This minimizes, if not eliminates the threat of burglary, home invasion, and other crimes perpetrated by random strangers from the streets. In fact, even delivery personnel (food, merchandise, etc) need to be buzzed in and approved by the resident/s in order for them to get in the building or come up to the unit.
Parking– Those who lived in Manhattan for the better part of their adult life, parking space is just about as important as a roof over their heads. The city is so congested that people sometimes have to pay up to a million dollars for a single slot just so they can park their vehicle. When purchasing a luxury apartment, you should pay close attention to whether parking comes with the unit or if you have to purchase one separately. This is extremely important if you have a vehicle or if you are planning to buy one in lieu of taking public transport.
These amenities might seem like run-of-the-mill features, but they can spell the difference between living comfortably and truly enjoying the luxuries that big city living affords to those who made it big.