The shifting sands of consumer tastes are revealed in the latest “lab report” from the real estate classified ads website Trulia, which examined the last two years of luxury-home listings to see what amenities are trending up and down.
Some of the changes are dramatic.
Marble baths, for example, appear in luxury listings 78 percent more often than they did a year earlier. Mentions of marble floors are up 30 percent.
Rooftop decks and terraces are 63 and 42 percent more common, respectively, than they were last year. Oversized windows have seen a 56 percent surge. Similarly, floor-to-ceiling windows are up 39 percent and ceiling windows are up 37 percent.
Rounding out the list of top-10 gainers this year are storage space (42 percent), wine rooms (30 percent), and gyms (28 percent).
Amenities on the downside this year don’t show such dramatic changes, but many of them are kitchen- or food-related.