You’re ready to start your property search in Santa Fe! Congratulations! Buying a home is a great accomplishment that you should be proud of. However, it can always be a challenge to narrow down your list of must-haves in order to fit your home inside your budget. Additionally, it’s also very difficult to know what features in a home are most important to you. What can you live without and what is an absolute must-have? Before you make your final list and close your mind off to new features outside of what you absolutely want, consider some of these fun features that may pop up as you look for the perfect property.
When you’re looking for property in New Mexico, it’s not too hard to find a property with an outdoor pool. While it can be found, having a beautiful pool space is a relatively unique feature. Finding an indoor/outdoor pool hybrid can be even tougher to find, but it’s something you will enjoy all year round if you love to swim. If you can’t imagine having a home without a pool in your backyard, then make sure it’s on your must-have list!
While the heart of Santa Fe may not be the best choice if you might be interested in property that allows horses, you’re sure to find the perfect place just outside the main city center. Finding a property that might also include stables could be a bit trickier, but it could also be the perfect feature for your home. Along with stables, even if you don’t have horses, a barn could be the perfect place for kids to play, crafting, and other activities that need the space.
While secret passages may seem like something out of Harry Potter, the fact is some homes do actually have them. Whether it’s a secret passage underground to the detached garage or simply a hidden door into a secret room, a secret passage in your home could be tons of fun. Consider picking a property with history and interesting architecture if you love the idea of secret passages.
Master Bedroom Balcony
Whether you love new constructions or old style homes, you may find a unique and beautiful feature. Perhaps you run across a home that has a walk-out from the master bedroom onto a balcony. What would be even better is if you find a home with a master bedroom balcony with a stunning view. This is not an impossible request in Santa Fe!
In many parts of New Mexico, the winter is short and the weather decent throughout most of the year. Perhaps you look at a property with an outdoor kitchen. This could include a stove top or built-in grill, a functioning sink, countertops, and all topped off with a roof. Having an outdoor kitchen makes it easy to entertain and grill almost all year long. Consider this as an option in a property or perhaps add one on when you move in!
If you love wine, then you would love to come across a home with a built-in wine cellar. Sure, you could add in a wine fridge in your kitchen after you move in, but a if the property already has a wine cellar, you’re going to have to take advantage of it! Wine cellars can range from small, cool closet-sized spaces to full rooms and hallways that you can line with your favorite vintages.
While most properties will not have these unique features, you may come across some that do. Keep in mind that some of these unique features could be awesome additions to your property and can become features you will love. If you need help with your property search, contact the experts at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Santa Fe today!