The first home we made an offer on--then lost--is back on the market. It's undergone some improvements since we lost it, and the price has gone up significantly. It's being touted as a "luxury home." I don't know about that ... I think of "luxury homes" as McMansions priced over $700K ... but it is a nice house, definitely the nicest one we looked at. And they will accept our original offer if we're still interested.
Of course, our house has to sell before we can make any offers on anything. But I'm wondering ... would you buy a "luxury home" if you could get it for a really good price? Or would you buy something smaller, cheaper, and not nearly so nice (but with infinitely more charm)?
I wish I loved this luxury home the way I loved the rickety old farmhouse I lost, the cute little white house I lost, and the charming little 50's house I have my eye on.
Modern houses with their huge rooms, their granite countertops, and their stainless steel appliances may be nice, but they're not charming. No self-respecting magical creatures would ever dream of living there. Certainly there would be no secret hallways or doorways to nowhere. What is the appeal of all these big, boxlike "luxury homes" anyway?