If you’re thinking about your retirement or near-retirement years I hope an ELEVATOR is in your thoughts! I’ve had an onslaught of clients moving out of the Big house with the Big yard and Big maintenance, and opting for comfortable and easy. These scrutinizing folks want space (#1 request) and high-end appointments (tied for #1), and this often comes in the form of vertical living!
Lesson 1: You never anticipate or prepare for knee and hip surgeries. Lesson 2: Most master bedrooms in 2-story residences are upstairs! No matter if you are looking at South Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, or the Ponce & Davis corridors, these ‘empty nester’ residences are often going to have 2 floors, so you have to imagine going up and down the stairs when it’s not going to be so easy! Is there enough space in the staircase to accommodate a chair lift? Even better, is there an elevator? If the thought of using an elevator turns your nose up now, just use it for storage while those hips and knees are cooperating. They make great closets!
I have a beautiful home for sale in the Ponce Estates area (adjacent to Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and South Miami) that has it all: lots of space (4,000sf), lovely appointments, and an ELEVATOR!!! It’s the baby boomer’s luxury.