Perhaps you’re not rich, but like many people, enjoy looking at spectacular mansions. My first understanding that there were rich folks was watching the TV show Silver Spoons.
I couldn’t believe the size during the intro when they showed the Stratton house exterior. Of course, as a kid, I was impressed with the large model train that ran throughout the house too.
Plenty of modest homes have pools, especially in warm climates, but the swimming pool is definitely a hallmark of a luxury home. It’s not often you find houses with a bowling alley, but they exist.
The home bar, especially the one below, is a nice feature for most mansions. While many regular homes have a home bar, mega mansions create bars the size of a regular neighborhood pub.
The rich love their wine and so why not invest in thousands of bottles?
But then you need to invest in a wine cellar to store all those bottles. Well, it’s not uncommon for luxury houses to have massive wine cellars like the one below. One of my favorite luxury home features is a library.
While we live in the digital age, there’s something magical about a room with walls lined with books. They’re not making any more waterfront so being able to live on the ocean, a lake or even a river is a nice luxury few of us can afford. Who doesn’t love playing foosball, ping pong, or billiards now and then?
Wealthy golf-lovers who no doubt have golf club memberships are also known to build putting greens and even full-blown golf courses on their properties.
I love grand, circular driveways that fall at the feet of a sumptuous mansion. You have to buy a bigger house, pay for clothing, food, activities, vacations… all sorts of things you never bought before kids.
It’s not often parents with young kids have millions of dollars at their disposal to build extravagant kids’ bedrooms and play structures.