Part 1: The essential items for every luxury custom home.

Part 1: The essential items for every luxury custom home.

For those with a love for the finer things in life (like the team at Merit Homes), building a custom home will be one of the only opportunities you’ll have to create a sophisticated living space with everything on your wishlist to provide the perfect balance between comfort and style.

There are many ways to achieve this, and as one of Greater Sydney’s premier luxury home builders, we’ve been a part of most of them. From gallery-height ceilings and floating staircases to beautiful wooden floors and marble kitchens, the possibilities are endless when it comes to home design.

Here are the must-have features every luxury custom home should have:

  1. Swimming Pool

A staple in every outstanding home, a swimming pool is the number one way to cool off in the warm, humid Sydney summers, when temperatures often exceed 40-degrees celsius. 

If you’re concerned about the additional work and expense required to own one, fear not. Swimming pools are increasingly ranking higher on the wish list for homebuyers in all parts of the country, due to modern pool technology/systems and solar heating making pools far easier to manage, clean, and cheaper to run than they once were. 

Depending on your block, landscape, climate and location, there are all manner of ways to make a splash in this arena. An infinity pool with a view, underwater lighting, waterfalls, a suspended gazebo and daybed, and lush tropical gardens each promise to leave a lasting impression on you and those you invite into your private oasis.

  1. Alfresco Entertaining

Flowing indoor to outdoor living spaces are another hallmark of luxury Sydney homes, and there’s no better way to enjoy the upcoming summer months than by sipping on a cocktail poolside in the great outdoors. 

A built-in BBQ (connected to mains gas, of course!), a clay pizza oven, an outdoor kitchen and a well-stocked bar fridge are all key, but it goes far beyond just alfresco dining these days. 

You could almost think of your outdoor arena as an outdoor extension or version of the home you have indoors. Outdoor living in 2021 comes with dining, lounging and even games zones, a built-in sound system and a TV for match days, a day bed by the pool, a spa, an outdoor shower, a fire pit – and even a yoga pad or meditation deck! 

Outdoor spaces are becoming a work of art, and a good one will not only get you out of the house, it’ll have everyone marvelling at how amazing you are. Work with a good landscape designer and there is no bounds to the social flex you’ll have!

Part 2 coming up..

Part 2 will step inside the home to uncover another two of the most essential items every luxury custom home must-have.