Today, wellness encompasses a well-rounded approach to wellbeing, from physical, emotional and spiritual, to intellectual and social. Homeowners are adding amenities such as yoga studios, meditation areas, and in-home spas as a way to ensure wellness is part of their everyday routine. In fact, in-home wellness amenities are quickly becoming must-haves for today’s buyer.
In California, living a healthy lifestyle has long been a part of the culture, therefore it makes sense that some of the most health-conscious homes in the country can be found in Los Angeles, such as this stylish and sophisticated six-bedroom estate on the famed Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills.
Soaring ceilings and a spacious floorplan create a welcoming environment for the tons of generous natural light pouring in from the surrounding glass sliders. The covered patio offers the perfect space for relaxing with loved ones or socializing at the beautiful swimming pool and outdoor bar. Guests are also treated mindfully, as the guest house is home to a fully functional yoga studio, encouraging everyone to connect their mind and body. Throughout the home, sleek and simple architecture creates a calming atmosphere where everyone can unwind and decompress after a long day.
Across the country, the wellness trend can also be found north of New York City, in Armonk, New York. This traditional home was designed specifically to reflect the former owners love for health, wellness, passion and tranquility by intentionally incorporating spaces for self-reflection and rooms dedicated to recreation and entertainment.
Through the use of natural materials such as glass, stone and wood they effectively created a visually stunning space that epitomizes luxury living, yet has a calming, Zen-like feel. The inclusion of hotel spa-like features, such as the two gyms and a commercial-caliber gymnasium with an indoor sports court, ensure the ability to have a customized, professional fitness routine, right at home. The elegant Ipe wood pool with its built-in spa features provides the ideal, relaxing environment to recover after a workout. And to ensure social wellness, additional entertaining areas include a billiards room, home theatre and a wine room for oenophiles.
Nearly four thousand miles away in La Eliana, Spain, one of the most exclusive towns in the province of Valencia, sits a particularly special home that has truly been designed to incorporate many wellness amenities. Beginning with the floorplan, which utilizes natural at every turn, from the entrance hall that envelopes a gardened patio with mature greenery, to the garden-facing large dining/living room, to the topfloor outdoor terrace, the natural elements and light throughout this home ensure a calming atmosphere and true refuge.
Also designed for maximizing social well-being, this home includes a unique basement that boasts a large game room or disco, a Jacuzzi with open views to the pool, a special wine cellar and all in a convenient location a world away, yet just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Valencia.
With the rise in popularity of homes with such special wellness features, it is evident that amenities like spas, yoga studios, pools and saunas not only add to the quality of a home, but also quality of life, making them essential elements for a new generation of homebuyers today.
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