The luxury home buying market has transformed drastically. Within a few short years, buyers swung from wanting expansive residences to showcase their materials in to wanting a simpler, more elegant lifestyle. While most buyers and sellers are scrambling to keep up, keep an eye out for these game changing trends in new construction that luxury buyers are looking for.

Open floor plans appeal to buyers for their versatility in both design and in lifestyles. Dawn Maddux explained to Mansion Global (https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/trends-for-2018-what-s-on-tap-for-new-developments-83864)  that, “People are looking for good, easy functionality. They want an open concept where entertaining and having a family can all happen in the same space…” Indeed, the lack of doors and sharp corners to navigate through means that the living room in an open floor plan can be turned into a space to host a party within minutes and without effort. Buyers also appreciate how the layout accommodates their tastes in interior design through its lack of features. Without defining features such as columns and cutouts to work around it’s easier for interior decorators to input their preferred aesthetics onto an area, or to draw attention to a certain spot.

Buyers are really into ease of access when it comes to moving in. The minute that they step in the door, they should be able to situate themselves into their home, with little time and exertion spent. This is where the turnkey movement comes in. This principle establishes that those who travel require a residence should be easy to move into, easy to maintain, and easy to leave behind. Sellers are meeting buyers with the inclusion of style schools such as Contemporary or Mid-century, whose sharp shapes and simple colors are rendered easy to maintain and stay effortlessly gorgeous even as trends change. The utilization of high quality materials are also a must – substances such as marble and quartz are easy to take care of, and make a room look dramatic.

One of the most rapidly developing fields in the home market is technology. What’s new now is old next week, and buyers are more than aware of this. Aside from aesthetic purposes, older tech can be unwieldy and hard to work with, while also being unresponsive to most of the devices that buyers have and love. They’re willing to put in extra effort to find a residence that features the most modern technology on the market, and builders putting their best effort to provide it. Look for features such as air conditioners that can set different rooms to different temperatures, and water faucets that can help control water waste, among others.

While the markets for homes may have changed drastically, they have remained the same in some ways. Buyers still want luxury details embedded within their residence, an effortless experience, and to be in a great location. The recent upswing of holistic trends have made buyers seek out natural areas that are pristine and gorgeous, while culture nuts want to be close to a bustling city. While few residences can offer it all, there’s one that has all that and more.

Ocean Delray is a coastal-modern, oceanfront condominium located in the vibrant, intimate town with big city sophistication, Delray Beach. A boutique, 3-story, luxury condominium development, consists of just 19 residences including 1 penthouse. Ocean Delray offers the rare opportunity to live the “oceanfront lifestyle” in the ultimate luxury.

The contemporary design of this project, by award-winning architect Randall Stofft, boasts large open balconies for convenient outdoor living, over-sized open floor plans, and private elevators opening directly to each residence. Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance of the famed Atlantic Ave with upscale shops, fine restaurants, nighttime entertainment and, of course, the incomparable beauty of nearly two miles of award-winning beaches.

The vision of this project comes from the Real Estate development firm, U.S. Construction, who has set the standard for innovative, modern living with several stunning luxury residences throughout the east coast.

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