Entering the new year, buyers crave a sense of home that will relax them and usher in a sense of peace. A pool just doesn’t cut it anymore—the discerning buyer now seeks a yoga studio, a private vineyard, a vegetable garden, or a dedicated resort-like spa in the home. Wellness has held a small but ever-growing position in the real estate industry over the last decade with homes, offices and wellness communities increasingly being designed to revolve around natural materials, eco-friendly solutions, and new technologies that aim to support longer, healthier and more balanced lives.
Studies report that 90% of luxury homeowners report their personal wellness as their No. 1 priority and find that homes with wellness amenities are extremely attractive. “Ever since the pandemic accelerated this shift toward health and wellness, we’ve seen a demand for wellness-oriented properties become a necessity, shared Shane Farkas, COO of The Agency. “I can personally attest to this. Wellness in the new home I recently purchased has been the most important aspect for me to elevate. I completely renovated the grounds of my home with wellness in mind by converting the pool cabana to accommodate a home gym, and by implementing a cold plunge and sauna, which have become a key part of my routine every morning.”
Whether it’s a citrus garden in Mexico or a dry sauna in Montreal, let’s take a closer look at a handful of The Agency’s properties around the world that offer next-level wellness.
Represented by Jared Blank and Kacey Bingham, this modern pastoral retreat known as Clearview Farm encompasses nearly 15 beautifully maintained acres boasting a 1.5-acre pond, wildlife-rich wetlands, and mature blue spruce and elm groves. A true bird-watcher’s paradise, Clearview Farm attracts native wildlife including red tail hawks, ducks, hummingbirds, mourning doves and robins. Step out onto the expansive cedar sun deck, take a dip in the 75-by-12-foot lap pool with its large spa and outdoor shower set up as the perfect place to meditate, and practice your morning yoga routine immersed in nature. A special two-level poolside structure connected to the main home’s lower level and main level deck offers a fitness studio with a steam room that overlooks the serene outdoor spa. Care for an afternoon of forest bathing in fruit orchards? Stroll along the charming grove of peach, apple and pear trees. For horseback riders, mountain bikers and ardent hikers, the estate lies just a few hundred yards from High Line Canal Trail.
For those seeking a sun-filled beach getaway, head to the Riviera Maya Villa Kin Ich, which appropriately translates to the house of the Mayan sun god. This contemporary home listed by Sally Sudol is a beachfront architectural masterpiece. Dive into the cerulean infinity pool, kick back in the expansive entertainment room with its flat-screen TV and pool table, or whip up a savory meal in the chef’s kitchen. And if the Mayan sun god lures you to stay, you can buy the home for $8.9 million USD.
Eco-conscious in its design, Villa Amaite lies just 20 minutes from Tulum. Gather your family and friends who can sprawl out across the Main House, which sleeps 12 guests, and the Casita, which accommodates up to 10 guests. Sourcing local materials, this seaside bungalow in Soliman Bay serves as the perfect oasis for exercising in the soft beach breezes. Take a ride on the in-home Peloton, complete a few laps in the ocean-view swimming pool, or head to the beach for a kayaking or paddle boarding outing. Represented by Sally Sudol, Villa Amaite is the perfect Caribbean-Mexico vacation home destination.
Represented by The Agency Development Group, the Rosewood Residences Mayakoba is a distinctive collection of ultra-private villas situated among tranquil lagoons and designed with meticulous care. Each priced at $4.7 million, the two remaining homes comprise four-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom villas with interior square footage spanning over 4,500 square feet and terraces spanning nearly 3,000 square feet. After a day in the sun, relax in the expansive media room. Residents enjoy private access to docks on the lagoon, where they can arrange for travel through the canals to one of over 30 restaurants at Mayakoba. Adventure and outdoor fitness opportunities are plentiful, as residents have access to all of Mayakoba resort amenities, including spas, a water sports center, sports club and several beach clubs, among others. Plus, they’re in high demand. RLH Properties announced that only two villas are left for sale at Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, following a monumental year where the property sold nearly a third of its total inventory.
A six bedroom residence listed by Jorge Macias and Janet Jensen, this Casa de la Jolla sprawls across 10,760 square feet of living space in the Mexican mecca of Los Cabos. Complete with a swimming pool and shade palapa, it offers daily opportunities for reading under the sun or shade while soaking in the panoramic ocean views. Indoor and outdoor amenities include gym, sauna, steam room, wine cellar, pool, spa, fire-pit, and herb garden.
Listed by Carlos Clavero, Christina Clavero and David Bakowsky, this pristine two-bedroom penthouse suite rises above the skyline of Ontario. Complete with building amenities including fitness center, yoga studio and a dedicated zen space for mediation, the address fits the needs of the modern wellness-minded city dweller.
Step inside this new development of waterfront luxury houses, listed by Maeva Lemay and Ariane St-Pierre. The homes offer private living in the calm forests outside the urban center of Montreal. Designed to nurture your body with relaxation, the home features amenities set to soothe its residents; after sweating in the gym and fitness room, unwind in the dry and steam saunas, or dive into the pool.
It’s easy to whisk yourself to a world of wellness in this reimagined cabin known as Atwater. Outfitted in airy hues of white and skylights on the inside, the mid-century modern cabin exudes traditional dark shingled cabin look on its exterior. Listed by Eric Rollo, this pond-side waterfront retreat lies just 10 minutes from award-winning dining in New Marlborough and world-acclaimed cultural attractions. Set on 321 acres with a 33-acre pond, the home stands primed for water recreation. Atwater’s extensive shoreline encompasses a historic boathouse, three docks, a sandy beach, and a deep-water swim area. Enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, and fishing. An outdoor soaking tub, overwater swing and hammock, lakeside fire-pit and paddock for horses complete this one-of-a-kind property. Owners can explore the picturesque terrain which consists of old-growth forests, open meadows and scenic marsh areas, all connected by a private 4.5-mile trail system.
In the heart of Manhattan, this charming condo dubbed The Kingsley features a Sky Lounge Fitness Room with stunning wrap-around views from the 31st floor. Ideal for the buyer looking to fit in their adrenaline rush before tackling the day, the home also offers a full fitness facility with two Pelotons. The listing is held by Joan Kagan, Sergio Pasquariello, Melissa Gaccione, and Rachel Zack.
Represented by Austin Lemon, this single-family estate Malibu estate boasts breathtaking ocean, city and mountain views. Just minutes from Point Dume, the Malibu Pier, acclaimed restaurants and Malibu Country Mart, the estate rests at the end of a private cul-de-sac. Enter into the 6,620-square-foot home through its open-air courtyard to explore its sun-filled formal living room with double-height ceilings, picture windows and hardwood floors where glass doors lead to the ocean-view swimming pool and spa. The second dining and living rooms, along with the newly refreshed gourmet kitchen, open to a covered patio with outdoor kitchen and fire pit leading to flat grassy areas that create an ambient setting for entertaining or relaxation with ocean views. Perhaps one of its best features, the primary suite is outfitted with a marble fireplace, dual walk-in closets, sauna, and private terrace overlooking the backyard and Pacific Ocean. Amenities include a professional gym, wet-room with ocean and mountain views featuring a rain shower and soaking tub, office, wine cellar, 3-car garage and Tesla charger, all ready to welcome home its eco-minded owner.
Perched against a hillside in the coveted neighborhood of Lunada Bay in the coastal community of Palos Verdes, this modern and moody home is a wellness respite for its owners. Represented by Kevin Dees and Allie Lutz, the home features unique zen amenities, including a large infrared sauna, outdoor soaking tub amongst landscaping, and a hammam located above the pool.
Listed by Mary Bonham and Erin Carrigg, this custom Northern California home features panoramic views of Mt. Diablo while offering a peaceful life of quiet away from the bustling Downtown Danville. Perfect for the wine connoisseur, the home even features its own working vineyard. Feel free to take up your aqua fitness routine any day of the year, as the home also includes an indoor pool.
Listed by Azy Farahmand, this home represents an incredible opportunity to rent one of the most charming homes in Beverly Hills. The gorgeous traditional brick home features elegant style with A-list wellness amenities: exercise in the outdoor gym, practice your yoga and meditation in the serene space overlooking the pool, or have an afternoon of mini golf with friends before savoring smores on the fire pit.
Listed by Media Moussavy, the jaw-dropping Penthouse 5805 at the THEA Penthouse Collection atop Downtown Los Angeles’ stunning Metropolis high-rise residential tower is available for rent at $25,000 per month. Sitting 58 stories above the Los Angeles skyline and showcasing unobstructed panoramic views from Downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean, this four-bedroom corner unit features 3,487 square feet of living space. Residents of The THEA Penthouse Collection can live out the ultimate celestial wellness-adorned life in the sky with the following amenities: access to the urban sanctuary beautifully landscaped levels including downtown’s largest pool, a private resident’s lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 1.5-acre sky park with walking trails, citrus gardens, dog park, sky lounge and more.