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Buckeye Ballers: Ohio’s Understated Luxury Home Market
July 12, 2021

Buckeye Ballers: Ohio’s Understated Luxury Home Market

by The CE Shop Team

Ohio’s Luxury Market Holds Plenty of Surprises

When imagining a luxury home market, you’d typically picture mansions sitting shoreside or lush “rustic” cabins resting deep in the mountains. However, for those who are looking to get the most bang for their buck, understated luxury markets like Ohio’s offer Midwest mansions that rarely fetch prices over $10 million.

Ohio’s Luxury Home Market

Despite being impacted by the pandemic, 2020 was a record-breaking year for Central Ohio. The market saw the sale of 217 homes that sold for $1M+, up 43% year over year.

The Number of Homes Sold for $1M+ 

Source: Chandler Boese on Flourish

This demand for bigger and better homes was a trend that extended beyond Ohio’s borders. Across the nation, the luxury home market has witnessed an increase in buyers’ demand for more space since 2020 with an emphasis on gathering space while providing rooms for privacy. Second-home purchases also increased during this time, indicating that many Americans wanted to find a new retreat where they could safely gather with family and friends. 

"The luxury market is the strongest I have ever seen in my almost 35 years as a REALTOR®," said Marilyn Vutech, a partner in the German Village firm. 

Ohio’s Most Expensive Homes for Sale Today

The following list highlights Ohio’s premier homes for sale that are still on the market (as of writing) after the real estate feeding frenzy the state experienced in 2020.

Dunsinane Drive - Dublin Ohio

Dunsinane Drive – Dublin – $5 Million

This 21,000-sq.-ft. beauty sits in a gated community on a Championship golf course in the Estates of Muirfield Village. With 4 ensuite bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, there’s plenty of space to host the whole family. But if you’re looking for a little privacy, the master bedroom is the perfect hideaway. It has several closets and nooks, a private balcony, and the room overlooks the Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool. This Buckeye behemoth also boasts a massive garage and parking spaces for up to eight cars.

Home features:

-        2.5 acres
-        4 bedrooms
-        9 bathrooms
-        Olympic-sized indoor pool
-        Billiard room
-        Play room
-        Theater room
-        Concert room
-        Home office

Harbor View Drive Cleveland Ohio

Harbor View Drive – Cleveland – $6.5 Million

This waterfront estate is a one-of-a-kind find in the greater Cleveland area. Sitting on nearly two acres of waterfront, this home dates back to the 1930s. Over the years, the home has been afforded some serious upgrades, including modern amenities, along with every luxury money can buy. The interior sports imported marble floors, mahogany doors, whimsical Chihuly chandeliers, and onyx inlays. Beyond the exquisite interior details, the home offers residents a movie theater, wine cellar, bar area, home gym, and beautifully designed outside gardens.

 Home features:

-        1.9 acres
-        7 bedrooms
-        10 bathrooms
-        Home office
-        Home gym
-        Theater room
-        Indoor pool
-        Private waterfront
-        Wine cellar

Drake Road Cincinnati Ohio

Drake Road – Cincinnati – $6.9 Million

This Italian-inspired retreat looks more like a Napa Valley villa than an estate just outside of Cincinnati. Built in 2004, this home’s open floor plan has easy living top of mind with its floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the main living area, pouring natural light inside. For those historically cold Ohio winters, the home also features heated flooring throughout.  Talk about living in luxury!

  Home features:

-        3.2 acres
-        6 bedrooms
-        11 bathrooms
-        Home office
-        Billiard room
-        Theater room
-        Home gym
-        Outdoor pool
-        Conservatory

Luxury Real Estate Market

Are you daydreaming about touring and selling impeccable properties like these? Becoming a luxury real estate agent isn’t impossible, but it does take a lot of hard work and dedication to serve clients whose time is quite literally money. Understandably, then, mastering this market requires significant patience and a solid work ethic. 

Each property is unique, and it requires vision to highlight the one-of-a-kind features found in the home. It’s also worth noting that, while the commission checks tend to be larger for luxury real estate agents, they’re also less frequent. These glamorous homes often appeal to a smaller audience who typically take years to locate and then successfully navigate the purchasing process.

If you’re interested in becoming a luxury real estate agent, we have a guide to help you break into this lucrative niche here.

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