Homebuyers and renters alike are drawn to city living for the many perks that come with residing in a metropolitan area: convenience, proximity to opportunities for work, shopping and entertainment, and the excitement that comes with city-dwelling – where there’s always something to do and see. But while the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks, there are some trade-offs when it comes to life in a metropolis.
Topping the list?
A lack of outdoor living space.
As the appeal of urban living grows, real estate space has become more competitive than ever. Developers are being forced to find creative ways to offer residents outdoor recreational space. Since land on the ground is often not a viable option, real estate developers are finding solutions by looking up – quite literally. Rooftop terraces have become the new backyard for those desiring a metropolitan locale, and consumers are flocking to buildings that offer these sky-high sanctuaries with panoramic views.
Many rooftop terraces are highly sought-after additions to home-buyers’ search criteria, especially since they’re ideal spots for hosting guests for outdoor gatherings, no matter the time of year. When combined with uniquely-crafted custom home construction – whether Craftsman-style or modern real estate – and enviable locales, rooftop terraces become the cherry on top (yes, truly on top) for idyllic city living.
We’re throwing out a few tips for making the most of your rooftop terrace – the one you use now, or perhaps the one you’re still searching for:
As city real estate becomes increasingly sparse, rooftop terraces are a major draw for consumers looking to enjoy the best of both worlds – city living with outdoor space at their fingertips. If you’re fortunate enough to find that elusive real estate trifecta – metropolitan location, customizable living space, and a rooftop terrace – consider yourself among the lucky few!