7 Popular Alaskan Luxury Home FeaturesLuxury doesn't always mean a big price tag. Sometimes, the simplest features add true luxury to a home. Here are some interesting Alaskan luxury homes features I have noticed.
Arctic Entry and Mud RoomLet's face it, it's cold up here and you'll need a lot of layers, even in "Summer". A luxury feature for an Alaskan home is an arctic entryway that shields the rest of the house from the cold blast of air from the front door. Once you get inside, you'll want a place to shed all those extra layers without clogging up your fancy entryway. If you have guests visiting, this stockpile of jackets, hats, scarves, boots, mitts, and warmers can get huge.
Separate Pantry and Stand Alone Freezer
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It's Banya, Not JacuzziUnless your hot tub doubles as a time machine, the best luxury feature for an Alaskan home spa is a banya, or sauna in English. Locals here have taken up this Russian tradition with glee. What better way to get rid of the chills than baking yourself in a nice cozy cedar lined oven? Once you've been in long enough, you'll welcome a plunge in the snow!
Garage-Mahal or Flat Driveway
|Banya: Wikipedia Commons: Smarticvs|
Southern ExposureWho says Alaskan winters have to cause cabin fever? A true Alaskan luxury home feature is the amount of southern facing windows it has. The more the merrier! Who says you can't get a sun burn in February? With enough south facing windows, you can chase away any vitamin D deficiency!
Window Screens and Other Light Accessories
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Smokehouse, Not Outhouse!
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These are the top luxury home features if you are buying a home in Alaska.
What features make homes in your region feel like luxury homes?
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Photo Credits: Freezer: Flickr CC License: jrubinic, Banya: Wikipedia Commons: Smarticvs, Mosquito: Flickr CC License: Arthur Chapman, and Outhouse: Flickr CC License: AndyArthur .
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