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What characteristics should a luxury home have?

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Before investing in a house of these characteristics we must verify that this is, really, a luxury space.

We live in a time when, for many, luxury is synonymous with having access to a high standing home on property. What characteristics must a property have to achieve this qualification? Today, in the BARNES blog, we explain the 5 characteristics that any high standing home must meet. 


A good luxury home should be in a privileged location. The location will be essential for your investment to be successful and get a first-class property. These areas are usually the most exclusive in the centre of the cities. They can also be those that are on the periphery, much quieter and safe 24 hours a day to prevent theft.

If you want to see properties in the exclusive neighbourhood of Pedralbes, we suggest these properties.

Pedralbes neighbourhood in Barcelona


Any luxury home that is provided must have facilities and services that cannot be found in other types of urbanizations or residences. In the case of the flats, the presence of a security person 24 hours a day is a must, and in this way, there will always be a person who can make sure who enters and leaves the building. In addition, luxury residential areas usually have other spaces such as private gyms, swimming pools or common areas to disconnect.

We offer you this high and bright duplex penthouse with stunning panoramic views of the sea and the city of Barcelona. The residential complex has communal areas such as swimming pool, garden, gym and paddle tennis courts.

Duplex penthouse in Diagonal Mar.


The finishes of the property are of extreme importance. The use of noble woods, imported marbles, design spaces, high-end appliances... In short, use the best resources to make your home a comfortable space with all the necessary services. A luxury home must be a unique, comfortable, and equipped residence, to achieve an original, cozy atmosphere for the family, while elegant and impressive for the guests.

Ecological materials have been used in the construction of this property. In addition, it has a sophisticated installation of a home automation system that allows the home to be controlled remotely and independently.

Intelligent design house in Can Baró, Horta-Guinardó


Although a luxury home can be associated with palaces or houses of thousands of square meters, the importance governs in the interior decoration of these spaces. The house must be well distributed, with spacious and well-proportioned rooms. Value is given to those homes that have a separate bathroom for each bedroom.

This fantastic property on the seafront in Gavá has five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, dressing room and private terrace.

House in first sea line in Gava


The psychological barrier that marks the price of a luxury home is one million euros. When we talk about super-luxury homes, the price is set at five million euros. Despite this, it is important to clarify that, sometimes, more than the final price, what we must value is the price of the square meter. In this sense, cities such as Madrid or Barcelona have a higher price per metro than the rest of Spanish cities or coastal destinations. Even so, these values are not absolute, the most important thing is the area and the building where your home is located.

At Barnes Barcelona we have properties in Barcelona and the surrounding areas, on the Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada, Ibiza and the Canary Islands. Our consultants will be happy to help you find your ideal property.

Refurbished flat in Sant Pere, Santa Catarina i la Ribera, Barcelona

Once you have decided on your house, it's time to decorate it. For this we recommend the article about "Decoration trends for luxury homes in 2022".