At the end of a long day, there’s nothing more luxurious than walking out of your private apartment and straight into a nice, heated pool to soak and unwind. For the gym junkies out there, there’s nothing more convenient than tying up your sneakers, grabbing your water bottle and travelling just a few floors down to a fully equipped gym within your own apartment building.
There’s a range of amenities within an apartment building that are stock standard and to be expected, such as a secure car park. But for people who prefer the finer things in life, there’s also an array of amenities that cater to lifestyle needs you didn’t realise you had. Below are some of the standard, and not-so-standard, amenities that apartment buildings tend to offer.
Secure Car Parking
This is pretty much a given for most apartment buildings. Having a nice, secure garage to park your car in should be the first and most basic amenity on your list of must-haves.
Rooftop Entertaining Area
Most apartment buildings have a rooftop area created for entertaining. This can look like a welcoming little garden to enjoy a glass of wine or two, or even a barbeque area for you to host a delicious lunch with your friends or family. Depending on the building itself, it may even have a rooftop pool to cool off in balmy Summer months.
Again, a gym within an apartment building is not uncommon. In this day and age, fitness is a big part of a lot of people’s lives. Whether it be burning some calories on a treadmill or throwing around some iron, there is generally something for everyone in an apartment building gym. And if you are lucky enough, sometimes there is even a commercial gym attached to your apartment building.
Games Room and Lounge
Some apartment buildings include amenities that motivate their residents to move beyond their private apartments and congregate with each other. For this reason, there are some buildings that have a built-in games room and lounge area. You can play a game of pool with your neighbour, or just read a good book in a communal area.
If you have an active lifestyle, you should consider choosing an apartment building that includes a sporting area for residents. It could be as little as a basketball hoop on some concrete or could go one step further and have a whole tennis court. There is even an apartment building in Manhattan that has its own skatepark! Again, this all depends on how luxurious the apartment building is.
Pet Washing Stations
Generally, those that live in an apartment and own a pet treat their pet as their child. So it would make sense for apartment buildings to cater to these residents. For this reason, some apartment complexes have pet washing stations, completely fitted out with clippers and hair dryers, ensuring your beloved pet gets the pamper treatment regularly.
The running theme with the following amenities is that they tend to appeal to the wealthy. So having a private spa within the apartment building definitely seems to fit perfectly. Who wouldn’t like to kick back and relax with a hot stone massage after a long day at the office?
Virtual Golf Simulator
Golfing is definitely a favourite pastime of many people, but those that can afford the finer things in life tend to spend more time on the golf course. That is why some of the high-end apartment complexes install virtual golf simulators, making sure that they are appealing to their wealthy clientele.
Private Restaurant for Residents
This amenity is a bit rarer than others, but there are still some apartment buildings across the globe that offer a private 5-star restaurant to their residents. Overlooking Central Park in New York City, residents of 220 Central Park South have the option of dining at a private restaurant which is run by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Absolutely Ridiculous
Private Jet, IMAX Theatre, Bowling Alley
These amenities are for the one-percenters. Those that can not only afford to splurge but can do so while driving around in one of three Bugatti’s they own. The Tribeca Building in New York offers residents access to a private jet for as little as $125,000 for 25 hours. While in Manhattan Square, residents of the Extell building have access to a full 70-seat IMAX theatre with all the newest releases as well as a fully fitted bowling alley.
Looking to sell your apartment? Your amenities might be the tipping point
Are you looking to sell your apartment, but struggling to get that sold sticker? Highlight your building’s amenities! At Amazing Apartments, we understand the benefits of apartment building amenities. We know that having a gym or a heated pool can be a major selling point to buyers. Contact Us today and we can discuss the best course of action for you.