11 Affordable Luxury Homes
Live the high life with a not-so-high price tag in these elegant homes, set in our favourite destinations.
Regardless of budget, nobody should have to put up with uninspiring design or a lack of space while travelling. Affordable can (and should) be luxurious too, and we here at Plum Guide have the proof. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite homes that won’t leave you out-of-pocket, from industrial chic in Los Angeles to ornate Azulejo tiles in Lisbon. So, let's take a look at some of our favourite affordable luxury homes.
House of Arches, Barcelona
One person's unexciting is another person's timeless, which is exactly the case for House of Arches. It has a simple elegant feel, with a vaulted ceiling, french windows and hardwood floors among the design highlights and it all works so well together.
On the Beat, Berlin
On the Beat may well be on the compact side, but it sure has style – you can't really go wrong with mismatched dining chairs, an exposed concrete wall, gold utensils and a muted colour scheme. This chic apartment is the ideal base for a long weekend in Berlin for groups of up to six.
Vintage Flora, Paris
Marble fireplace, herringbone flooring, high-ceilings with plaster mouldings – we're swooning. This elegant apartment just moments from the Canal Saint Martin is a prime example of an affordable luxury home.
Double Rainbow, Tel Aviv
With floor-to-ceiling windows, Double Rainbow's nature-inspired design also offers a calming view of the green urban oasis outside. The feature wall is quite a statement, but fortune favours the bold.
The Old Fresco, Lisbon
The epitome of shabby chic, The Old Fresco combines Scandi chic with traditional Portuguese features. Expect an ornate fresco-style wall, Azulejo tiles, high-ceilings and French shutters.
Indigo Mood, London
An outdoor space, in London? Yes, you heard us right. And even better, Indigo Mood is affordable too – just another reason to make this your London holiday base of choice. Beyond the outdoor patio (a rarity in the city), this garden flat packs in the charm with contemporary and antique design.
The Winery, Lisbon
A stone archway, Gaiola Pombalina beams, and a sculptural wine rack? Yes please, The Winery. Architecture enthusiasts, this one's for you. The brown colour scheme won't be to everyone's taste, but it certainly has an air of sophistication.
The Walnut, Los Angeles
This LA home may be a studio space a bit on the petite size, but the high ceilings more than make up for this – airy and light are the watchwords here. What's more, thanks to The Walnut's location just north of the Venice Boardwalk, this home allows you to live your LA surfer dreams while enjoying the splendour of an affordable luxury home.
From the Vine, Lisbon
Minimalists avert your eyes – tangerine walls, a cowhide rug, tribal mask, and lemurs await. Somehow it just works in this historic Baixa home.
The Social Attic, Los Angeles
We know this isn't the most characterful home on our list, but it's a prime example of affordable luxury. High ceilings? Check. Leather furniture? Check. Stylish concrete wall? Check. The Social Attic has plenty to offer.
Show and Tell, Berlin
With vintage mid-century furniture and Moroccan style tiles, Show and Tell sure knows how to accessorise. This welcoming Berlin retreat, just steps from Volkspark Friedrichshain, is particularly suitable when it comes to where to stay with family when visiting Berlin.
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