We all dream of owning that perfect luxury home. But selecting and buying a house, and planning the décor is not that easy. Luckily, there are plenty of books promising to make things easier and provide some insight. We shortlisted ten books that luxury property buyers should invest in. Here they are:
1. The Simple Home: The Luxury of Enough (American Institute Architects)
This 249-page book from Taunton Press is devoted to helping readers discover the joys of a simple home. The book features 21 homes and lists out six paths to simplicity. This book is all about celebrating simple, uncluttered, low-maintenance, homes that are open and naturally illuminated.
2. Jeffrey Bilhuber: Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home
Jeffrey Bilhuber’s debut book (Design Basics) was a runaway success. In the designer’s second appearance, he presents his latest projects from around the world. The 256-page book is chockfull of anecdotes and personal observations. Read this to gain insight into Bilhuber’s take on luxurious homes.
3. Luxury Houses Holiday Escapes
Published by teNeuer, this 220-page wonder would make a wonderful addition to your coffee table book collection. Buy it for its beautiful illustrations and a tour through some of the world’s best luxury homes.
4. Luxury Bathrooms
If you are planning to give your bathroom a makeover, Luxury Bathrooms by James Grayson Trulove focuses on the latest developments and innovations in bathroom design. There are plenty of photographs, so get ready to swoon over oversized stone bathtubs, saunas with smart toilets and more.
5. Luxury Houses Seaside
This is another teNeues publication. Put together by Cristina Paredes, Luxury Houses Seaside showcases luxury homes on the oceanfront. Take inspiration from the properties featured in this illustrated book to buy your own home by the sea.
6. Luxury Houses Country
Luxury Houses Country is another offering from the uber-luxe teNeues publishing house. The book showcases 22 luxurious properties located in the countryside. Flip through the beautiful photos in this coffee table book.
7. Luxury Houses Top of the World
Authored by John Smith, this photography book takes readers inside some of the most luxurious homes in the world. If you loved the other books in teNeues’ Luxury Houses series, you will love this one too.
8. The New Ultimate Book of Home Plans
This book has been compiled by the editors of lifestyle publisher, Creative Homeowner. This voluminous 608-page book introduces readers to 728 best-selling designs in real estate. Flip through the 550 full-color photographs for a taste of luxury living. Plus, you can get valuable tips on how carry out home improvements.
9. Selling Luxury Homes
Okay, this one is for the specialists. And for those who love a challenging sales job. Selling Luxury Homes by Jack Cotton offers tips to people trying to make a career as a real estate agent, even if that means working in a struggling economy.
10. Living in Luxury: Inside the World’s Most Glamorous Homes
Authored by Alexander V.G. Kraft, Living in Luxury showcases twenty amazing luxury properties from around the world. This is also an informative book with tips on luxury real estate investment, a tracing of the rise of the luxury real estate market and more. Plus, it has a foreword by Donald Trump.