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The Good Taste of Luxury

The upscale Residences at the InterContinental are located on floors 14 to 21 of the stunning, all-glass InterContinental Boston Hotel. The upscale Residences at the InterContinental are located on floors 14 to 21 of the stunning, all-glass InterContinental Boston Hotel.
February 24, 2010

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No home in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's (www.NewEnglandMoves.com) luxury home category is ordinary. These are one-of-kind residences that include every amenity you can imagine, plus some that would surprise even the most creative buyer. Consider a private climbing wall, a pistol range, a squash court, or an indoor gymnasium with a regulation size basketball court. These are just some of the features you'll find in luxury homes offered by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

You'll also find kitchens that have evolved into family rooms that can accommodate multiple cooks, family dining, and entertaining. And as more activities gravitate toward the hearth, our clients can choose homes that have bulit-in food prep-stations, baking centers, and coffee bars.

In addition to the primary gourmet kitchen or catering kitchen, some homes now offer a mini-kitchen in the master suite and another in the guest suite. The kitchen is the heart of the house, and as we move into the new decade, home trends will focus on making it even more of an entertainment area.

For example, on the South Shore, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is offering an $8.4 million estate filled with the luxuries you would expect to find in an oceanfront home but with an unexpected twist: a 30-foot, two-person indoor climbing wall. Or consider a Connecticut home-complete with a replica of a movie theater box office, a popcorn machine, and a state-of-the-art theater-that lists for more than $17 million. The house also has a climate-controlled wine room encased in glass walls that wrap around the dining room, making the homeowner's collection of fine vintages a focal point for guests.

New countertop materials such as crackle glass, concrete, and wood with decorative edges help create visual interest. One innovative counter actually combines glass with LED lighting, resulting in a glowing glass countertop that can be programmed with most any color to match your mood. And for something really different, surfaces of appliances and cabinets can be transformed into kitchen art. Coolors, an Italian company, will silkscreen a refrigerator or another surface with your favorite photograph, a bold print, or most any other image.

To learn more about the offerings from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, call 781-684-6300.