Palm-fringed outdoor pool set on a terrace next to the river

Your home is where you build your life. It’s a canvas for your tastes, your interests and your lifestyle. With more than 53 residences located in the world’s most sought-after destinations, Four Seasons Private Residences offers private homes set in iconic cities, secluded beach communities, mountain retreats, modern metropolises and plenty of desirable spots in […]

A Look Ahead: Luxury Real Estate Trends

Breathtaking locales, unique architecture, thoughtful designs, world-class amenities or all of the above – what does the ideal home look like for you?

Your home is where you build your life. It’s a canvas for your tastes, your interests and your lifestyle. With more than 53 residences located in the world’s most sought-after destinations, Four Seasons Private Residences offers private homes set in iconic cities, secluded beach communities, mountain retreats, modern metropolises and plenty of desirable spots in between. As the demand for branded residences grows, Four Seasons remains at the forefront, with many residential features coinciding with what modern homebuyers are looking for.

So, what are people looking for? In the luxury real estate market, location is still the biggest factor in the decision-making process, but many homebuyers are also looking for distinctive and sustainable architecture, thoughtful interior design, and world-class amenities to create a home that fits their style. According to a report by the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program, “Amenity-filled, move-in-ready homes and locations that offered their preferred lifestyle [are] now at the top of their list.”

We’re taking a look at some of the biggest trends in the luxury real estate market, as well as a number of impressive residences that go above and beyond to create a remarkable lifestyle for every owner.

Valet comes up to a silver sports car at the entrance of Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles

Trend: Exclusive and tailored service

One of the major trends in luxury real estate is the idea of a curated lifestyle. Whether it’s booking a table at your favourite restaurant at a moment’s notice or preparing a custom menu as you relax with friends and family, living with Four Seasons means you can rely on a dedicated team to anticipate your every need, building lasting and trusted relationships along the way.

In addition to taking care of all the little things that make a house a home, it’s also about pleasant surprises, or new and unexpected experiences. Maybe it’s on-site sports car test drives, or expert-led scuba-diving at some of the world’s best dive sites. Or it can be something simple, like a private cooking class with a chef to learn how to prepare an authentic salade niçoise for your summer lunches.

At Four Seasons, this level of service isn’t limited to when you’re home. Whenever you find yourself away, you can rest easy knowing that your residence is always in expert hands. When you’re gone, the on-site team manages your property to the highest standards. And when it’s time to come back, you can expect everything to be perfectly ready for you – including your favourite groceries stocked in the kitchen.

To make sure that every detail is expertly accounted for, each residential property is overseen by a Director of Residences who not only leads the dedicated service team but also acts as an advocate for the resident in all aspect of homeownership, from property and asset management to financial matters to facilitating opportunities for extraordinary residential experiences.

Trend: Locations where city living meets the great outdoors

Moving out of larger cities to find more space and access to nature is a trend that was catapulted to prominence by the pandemic. While the desire for larger homes and wide-open spaces is still strong, luxury buyers are narrowing their focus on the best of both worlds: locations with all the amenities of urban life and addresses just outside the city.

At Four Seasons Private Residences Las Vegas, you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the majestic Red Rock Mountains on a private, 11-acre elevated enclave just 20 minutes outside Las Vegas. Each residence will feature outdoor terraces, private elevator entrances, epicurean kitchens and a sleek modern design inspired by the surrounding desert landscape – the perfect mix of glamour and serenity.

Nestled on the banks of the namesake river, Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River invites owners to experience the essence of luxury waterfront living in an exclusive residential tower 73 floors above the vibrant streets of Bangkok. As part of Chao Phraya Estate – a mixed-use development sprawling across 14.2 acres of riverside land – residents have access to a private riverside lounge as well as the wellness sanctums and Michelin-starred dining at nearby Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River. And while each residence feels like a waterfront sanctuary, you’re just a short drive away from the Thailand capital’s central business district.

Lounge chairs on a pool deck overlooking the city skyline

Combining the best of a beach holiday and an urban getaway, Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay is a cosmopolitan oasis perched on an exclusive island in the heart of Manama. A private bridge provides privileged access to Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, all of its resort-style amenities and a pristine beach.

Over in Istanbul, the soon-to-be-built Four Seasons Private Residences Istanbul will put you in the heart of a thriving, dynamic city with a rich heritage. Situated where the iconic neighbourhoods of Ulus, Etiler and Levent merge, you can easily immerse yourself in the area’s enriching lifestyle and culture. Then retreat to your residence, where the open-concept living spaces are perfect for entertaining or quiet relaxation in equal measure.

Trend: Homes with world-class amenities that enrich your life

More than ever, homebuyers are looking at the amenities that exist beyond their doorsteps – but not too far – as an extension of their lives at home. Luckily for Four Seasons residents, top-tier amenities have always been part of the design.

At Four Seasons Private Residences Twenty Grosvenor Square – one of the most sought-after addresses in London – residents get pampered with access to a heated swimming pool and serene spa, as well as sessions with world-class trainers and wellness experts in the on-site fitness centre. The private cinema, game room and garden library offer even more unique ways to relax.

Planning a dinner party or a special family meal? Residents can take advantage of extensive food and beverage programs, like the one at Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles that offers a flexible all-day dining menu. You can also enlist the services of a private chef to come create a feast for you and your guests that’s tailored to your tastes.

Many Four Seasons Private Residences feature expertly designed fitness centres, private movie theatres and private event spaces, all for residents to use as their own.

If you want all the ease and comfort of hotel living but at your own place, look no further than Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission, San Francisco. Gain exclusive access to The Club, an inviting, amenity-rich floor perfect for gathering with friends. A Club attendant can help you organize private parties, wine tastings and community events.

Waitress pouring coffee into a mug at a table set for afternoon tea

And because, for many, health and well-being are front and centre, Four Seasons residents will find plenty of wellness spaces and outdoor areas designed for peace of mind. At the Shakusui-en pond garden at Four Seasons Private Residences Kyoto, seasonal blooms add year-round colour, which incorporates old-world charm with contemporary design and modern conveniences. In Texas, The Orangerie – a lush indoor garden and wellness space at Four Seasons Private Residences Lake Austin – features ample areas for yoga and meditation.

Take a refreshing dip in the indoor swimming pool, watch a film in your own private movie theatre, practise yoga or Pilates during a private session: There’s always something to do at Four Seasons Private Residences Istanbul. The kids’ playroom and young adults’ room will make younger residents feel more than welcome, while the golf simulator suite gives you a chance to get some practice in before you hit the links with your friends.

For golfer’s looking to live the dream of having a world-class course in your backyard, Four Seasons Private Residences Caye Chapel, Belize puts you steps away from the Greg Norman–designed White Shark Golf Course. Located on the first private island in the Americas managed by Four Seasons, this private island resort and residential community offers six miles of pristine coastline and an abundance of exclusive amenities including an organic farm and restaurant, a dedicated adventure centre for kids, a full gym and sports complex, an open-air theatre and access to iconic dive sites such as the Great Blue Hole and the UNESCO World Heritage–designated Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System.

Trend: Inspiring architecture that reflects its surroundings

Four Seasons Private Residences are transforming skylines from Kuala Lumpur to Nashville to Boston. Whether it’s at an address next to established global landmarks or in a game-changing new development by a celebrated architect, each Private Residence offers bespoke design elements and innovative features. And since remote work is here to stay, buyers have been paying even more attention to the architecture and layout of a home.

At Four Seasons Private Residences Las Vegas, all 171 tower residences will feature large outdoor living spaces with amenities such as built-in grills and areas for lounging and dining. With every floorplan, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views from the expansive windows placed throughout the residence. The architecture will offer a sense of the outdoors with features such as natural materials, varying textures and specially selected furnishings. Natural stone and wood set the palette, and touches of brushed metal will add to the sleek, streamlined feel.

Combining a sustainable design ethos with modern technology, Four Seasons Private Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia incorporates pristine natural elements of the Caribbean island country – including wood and stone – into its architecture. The spaces for living, working and playing are thoughtfully designed to complement the landscape and create a profound sense of place, while the buildings themselves blend seamlessly into the landscape.

Trend: Residences with harmonious indoor spaces

The shift towards more intentional and sustainable architecture is echoed in interior design trends. Your home’s layout should reflect your lifestyle, and preferably with some reference to the location you’ve chosen. Energy-efficient buildings, sustainable materials and green living are all high on the priority list for homebuyers.

With interior designs as impressive as the skyline views that come with them, Four Seasons Private Residences invite you to live in some of the most beautiful downtown homes and coveted addresses in the world. Cascading staircases, exotic stone finishes, sleek outdoor terraces and custom oversize showers work together to create a soothing sanctuary that’s still connected to the vibrant city below.

On an exclusive island in the heart of Manama, Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay pays homage to the exquisite craftsmanship that you find in traditional Bahraini architecture. The ceiling, for example, was crafted from fibre plaster using a century-old technique to create intricate details and motifs. Mother-of-pearl, inlaid throughout the design, is a nod to local pearl resources famous across Bahrain, while the desert and milky sky of the region influenced the neutral and warm base palette in the interiors.

Long dining table set on an outdoor patio on the left and a bright and airy living room on the right

The convergence of sustainable design and technology is on full display at Four Seasons Private Residences Lake Austin. All residences feature a floor-through design with deep balconies on either side, a simple and effective way to incorporate natural light and promote cross-ventilation. Energy stewardship is also promoted by high-efficiency indoor air filtering, a campus-wide water filtration system and in-home automation.


Making decisions according to what feels authentic to you is the best way to find a home you love. Trends may come and go, but creating that feeling of belonging never goes out of style. With decades of experience and expertise in real estate development, Four Seasons knows that the ideal home looks and feels different for every resident – and bringing those dream homes to life is what they do best.

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