Today, people are finding themselves spending more time at home. Home has become much more than a place to sleep, it has evolved into a workspace, a classroom, a fitness center, a staycation, with more than ever meal preparation and at-home entertaining. As a result, prospective home buyers’ needs have shifted when searching for their dream home according to Mary Burke, CEO and President of Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty. “Luxury amenities are a top priority as we have seen a big shift in lifestyles,” said Burke.
South Beach at Long Branch, a one-of-a-kind, new boutique oceanfront development, has premier amenities to amplify today’s home buyer’s lifestyle.
A pool is the hottest amenity a home can feature this summer according to NJ.com. Sales of homes with pools spiked 30% in May. At South Beach, the salt-water infinity-edge pool makes you feel like you are away on vacation at a 5-star hotel. Its triangular shape allows for relaxing in lounge chairs placed in the shallow section as well as lap swimming in its 85’ length. “Swimming is great multi-generational entertainment,” said Sales Director, Deborah James. “Buyers are now more than ever focused on spending time outdoors with family.”
Working from home is the new norm for many individuals. Though peoples’ workplace has changed, the number of hours they put in has not. Having space where they can be comfortable and productive is crucial. The business center at South Beach features a conference room with high speed internet, well-appointed furniture, with an adjoining room with lounge chairs and work stations for computers. Business guests can also stay overnight in one of four designers’ guest suites.
With limited access to restaurants, more home buyers are searching for homes that feature outdoor dining. At South Beach, homeowners not only have outdoor dining access but also have a private dining club. On the Plaza West Patio, residents and their guests can enjoy access to commercial grilling stations, multiple sitting arrangements, and built-in gas fireplaces. Finding a reservation is never a problem with South Beach’s dining club where a celebrity chef will prepare meals right on-site. Residents also have access to secure wine lockers where they can store their favorite bottles to enjoy throughout the year.
With recent restrictions, individuals are left to work out from home. This has made home gyms a hot commodity for today’s buyers. South Beach’s, well equipped state-of-the-art fitness center is available 24/7. Residents can balance their work schedules and prioritize fitness with access to high-tech equipment daily.