Wine cellars and tennis courts are becoming passé for today's mansion buyers. What they really want are open floor plans, smart technologies and really nice pools.
A survey from Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Luxury Institute asked homebuyers who make more than $250,000 a year about their priorities or amenities for their homes. To put this group in perspective, their most recent home purchase averaged $1.6 million. More than a third own at least two homes.
When asked about their preferred amenities, the number one choice was "open floor plan," cited by 39 percent of respondents.
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