Let’s be honest, everything is better with luxury amenities in life.

When it comes to an apartment building, amenities offer the opportunity to fully relax and unwind when at home while also providing convenience and community without having to leave your building.

Additionally, luxurious amenities can help save a significant amount of time and money. For example, having a fitness center and a dog spa in your building eliminates the need to buy a separate gym membership or take your dog to the groomer.

In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best amenities to consider when looking for a new apartment. Let’s dive in!

Benefits of Luxury Amenities

Luxury amenities offer a range of benefits that enhance the overall living experience. These include high-end appliances, premium flooring, and spacious layouts. All of which provide enhanced comfort and a luxurious living environment.

Luxury apartments often include convenient features that save both time and effort. For instance, an in-unit washer/dryer, on-site maintenance, and a 24-hour concierge.

Health and wellness amenities such as fitness centers, yoga studios, and spas promote a healthy lifestyle. Similarly, common areas such as rooftop lounges, clubhouses, and outdoor spaces provide opportunities to socialize with friends and fellow residents in the building.

Some luxury apartments even offer exclusive services such as housekeeping, pet care, and personal trainers. All these elements create the ideal living space for busy professionals and families.

What are the Best Luxury Amenities to Look For in an Apartment Building?

Here are some of the top luxury amenities to look out for when searching for a new apartment:

State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers & Swimming Pools

One of the most challenging aspects of getting into a consistent workout routine is the added stress of having to travel to and from the gym. Walking, driving, or taking public transportation to the gym adds additional time and effort, making it challenging to fit working out into a daily routine. Having a fitness center in your building is one of the best ways to get on a consistent workout schedule. When considering building options, opt for residences with spacious fitness centers, high-end equipment, and 24-hour access.

A swimming pool at an apartment complex at night.
Outdoor spaces provide opportunities to socialize with friends and fellow residents in the building. The lavish resort-style pool in the courtyard at Crest at Las Colinas Station offers an ideal setting for mingling with friends or simply taking a refreshing plunge.
Rooftops & Coworking Lounges

If you work from home, having a coworking lounge and rooftop is a total game-changer. These areas offer the opportunity to work in a different environment than your apartment and socialize with other residents in the building. It also offers a great area to relax and unwind after work or on the weekends. When considering building options, look for residences with free WiFi in the coworking and rooftop areas (and free coffee, as an added bonus!).

Concierge Services

Concierge services are not the same as having a doorman. While doormen offer similar services, a concierge offers an expanded array of services, including:

  • Errand assistance (i.e., prescription pickup, dry cleaning pickup, pickup and delivery of postal and overnight services, etc.)
  • Dog walking
  • Watering plants and pet feeding while traveling
  • Help with party planning
  • Making airline, hotel, theater, and dinner reservations
  • Minor home repairs
  • Managing large deliveries (i.e. furniture, appliances, etc.)
  • Personal grocery shopping
  • Assistance moving in/moving out

    A gym room with a variety of exercise equipment.
    Walking, driving, or public transportation to the gym adds time and effort. The fully-equipped fitness center at Moda at The Hill has everything you need for a complete workout right off the lobby, with an upstairs Peloton studio.
Pet-Friendly Facilities

If you own a pet, living in a building with pet-friendly facilities such as a dog run or pet spa will greatly improve your way of life. A dog run is an enclosed area where your pup can run freely off-leash. These areas are typically found on a building’s rooftop or in the garden area. Dog runs give your pup the opportunity to exercise with other dogs in a safe, enclosed space. A pet spa offers an area outside of your apartment to bathe and groom your pet, eliminating the need to give them a bath in your personal tub.

Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology in a luxury apartment building can include Nest thermostats, a smart lock on your front door, Bluetooth speakers, smart lighting, and more. Nest thermostats offer an easy way to conserve energy, regulate the temperature, and ultimately save money on your electric bill. Smart locks eliminate the need to carry a set of keys around with you everywhere you go, as most smart locks are activated by using a unique code to open the door. And who doesn’t love Bluetooth speakers?

What Sets Some Buildings Apart From Others?

When assessing luxury amenities, there are unique features that set some building amenities apart from others. These include:

  1.  Cutting-edge fitness center equipment
  2.  Stunning views from the apartments and rooftop
  3.  Personalized concierge services
  4.  Integration of advanced technology
  5.  Convenient location near shopping, restaurants, and your office
  6.  Covered garage parking with electric car charging stations
  7.  Heated bike rooms
  8.  Grilling stations (on the rooftop or garden area)
  9.  Private balcony or patio off your apartment
  10.  Coworking areas with private conference rooms
  11.  Washers and dryers in all units
  12.  Stainless steel appliances
  13.  A rooftop terrace and lounge
  14.  Resort-style pools and courtyard
  15.  Accepts online payments
  16.  Children’s playroom
  17.  Water filtration system
  18.  Additional storage areas
  19.  Valet trash service
  20.  Valet parking
  21.  Indoor mailboxes and mobile package service alerts

    A rooftop deck with a fire pit and a view of the city.
    If you work from home, having a coworking lounge and rooftop is a total game-changer. The rooftop decks at 1350-1360 North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago are not to be missed.

Key Takeaways

Draper & Kramer offers rental properties with luxury amenities in Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, Saint Louis, and Chicago. Many of our residences also include guest suites that are similar to hotel rooms that residents can book for visitors, offering an ideal way to host family and friends. Residents can book guest suites by contacting Draper and Kramer’s management office.

Luxury Properties to Consider:

Chicago, Illinois:

For those in Chicago, Wrigleyville Lofts offers:

  • A Rooftop Deck with Spectacular Views, Grills, and Outdoor Dining Spaces
  • Private Club Room with Bar
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center
  • Fully-Equipped Dog Spa
  • Private Parking Garage

Chicago’s 1350 North Lake Shore Drive Residences offer:

  • Rooftop Deck with Unbeatable Views
  • Grilling Stations, Fire Pit & Lounge
  • 24-Hour Fitness Centers
  • On-Site Grocery Store & Dry Cleaners
  • Private Dog Park & Pet Spa

Chicago’s 61 Bank Street offers:

  • Indoor Private Garage with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Private Rooftop Club, Resident Lounge & Library
  • Sky Terrace with Lake Michigan Views
  • Al Fresco Dining Rooms with Grills
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center
Saint Louis, Missouri:

Moda at the Hill offers:

  • Resort-Style Pool, Hot Tub and Outdoor Grilling & Dining Areas
  • Outdoor Terrace with Fire Pit
  • Social Lounges
  • Outdoor Gaming Area & Resident Game Room
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center with Peloton Studio
Phoenix, Arizona:

Senita on Cave Creek offers:

  • Luxury Pool with Cabanas, Poolside Pavilion with Hammock Lounge, and BBQ Grills
  • Clubhouse with Pool Table, Shuffleboard & Cold Brew Coffee
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center w/ MIRROR™ Interactive Fitness Workouts, Yoga Room, and Stationary Bikes
  • Onsite Bark Park & Indoor Dog Wash Station
  • Covered Garage Parking & Car Wash Station
Near Dallas, Texas:

Crest at Las Colinas offers:

  • Resort-Style Pool and Sundeck with Poolside Gourmet Kitchen
  • Resident Social Lounge & Private Zen Garden
  • Coworking Lounge with WiFi
  • Fitness Center
  • Control Access Garage Parking
A dining room with large windows overlooking Lake Michigan.

Amenities offer the opportunity to fully relax and unwind when at home. The private rooftop club at 61 Banks Street, for example, offers unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and plenty of room for hosting gatherings.

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