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For multimillion-dollar homes and high-end commercial projects, designing top-tier luxury home elevators is essential. Sometimes, the elevator design in luxury buildings doesn’t match the project’s other high-end features.
Architects often incorporate many luxurious elements into a home’s design. Yet, the elevator design can sometimes fall short of the rest of the home’s unique and glamorous aspects.
What you need to know before you begin planning the design of a luxury home elevator
We’ve visited numerous high-end buildings where the owner demanded a luxurious, fully glass cab with a glass ceiling in the center. Unfortunately, reviewing the drawings often reveals a design for a small home lift. This design limits our ability to install the expansive elevator the customer envisions.
Thus, we face restricted options, like a small cab with partial glass or one without any glass. Neither option complements the project’s luxurious features. A common issue is the foundation’s initial design. For instance, the pit may not be deep enough for our sleek under-platform door operator. This setup allows for a clean cab design without bulky equipment overhead, showcasing only the elegant glass ceiling.
For such a design, we require a pit depth of 30″ to 48″ to conceal the door operating mechanisms below the platform. Having automatic doors makes more sense than manual ones, especially in a home or building filled with high-end features throughout. Hence, we suggest considering some of the finest luxury home elevators for any upscale project or residence.
Round glass elevator – One of the best luxury home elevators to design is the aesthetically appealing design of a perfectly round glass elevator with curved doors, making it the most desirable design to place between stairways. A unique feature in Roys Rise luxury elevator is our under-platform door operator. This beautiful door design allows a glass ceiling without any obstructions, and the elevator can receive all the natural light from the surroundings. This type of elevator is an excellent solution for designing curved stairways.
Square full glass elevator – A square cab made of fully laminated safety glass, complete with a glass ceiling, floor, and automatic doors, suits modern luxury projects well. You have a wide range of glass options, like low-iron, colored, and textured glass. These can pair with frames of polished stainless steel or bronze. Adding Swarovski crystal lights inside the glass ceiling and floor enhances the luxury. Modern designs that use glass and shiny materials fit perfectly with our square glass luxury elevators.
Special designed elevator –
Our award-winning elevators are one-of-a-kind, tailored to each customer’s specifications. Architects often have a vision but might hesitate to emphasize the elevator as much as other design elements. We encourage our customers to design boldly, ensuring the elevator complements the building’s overall aesthetic.
When an elevator’s size, shape, or functionality is innovative and unprecedented, we’re ready to take on the challenge. Our skilled designers and engineers see such projects as opportunities for their next award-winning creation.
Birdcage elevator (Wrought Iron elevator) – Our elevators are custom-designed, blending modern innovation with the classic charm of vintage-style lifts from bygone eras, marking a new chapter in elevator design. Birdcage elevators, a nod to the vintage legacy of the 20th century, showcase this blend beautifully. They feature antique elements like ornamental steel frames, open latticework, and dome-shaped car tops. These design elements pay homage to a time when elevators were emerging as a crucial mode of transport and a focal point of artistic expression.
Antique elevator – Our elevators keep the charm of last century’s designs. Moreover, they integrate modern safety and technology. By merging old elegance with new advancements, they provide unmatched style and security. These features ensure efficiency in modern spaces. The evolution of elevator technology into the 21st century has created a perfect blend of historical elegance and modern innovation. This combination results in a vintage elevator that echoes the rich history and nostalgia of earlier times, now significantly enhanced with contemporary mechanisms. These improvements ensure a smooth and efficient journey, utilizing the most advanced technology available today.
We craft each vintage elevator with care, using top-quality materials. They feature exquisite designs and precise craftsmanship. We include vintage-inspired elements for timeless elegance. These elements recall the sophistication of grand homes from the past. Our elevators offer more than just vertical travel. They provide a journey through time, blending history with the present. This enhances your property’s character and value, making each ride memorable.
To highlight the elevator as a key feature in buildings:
Many luxury projects are designed beautifully in absolutely every corner of the project. One might wonder, “What if we install one of the best luxury home elevators right in the heart of the house, flanked by two grand, luxurious staircases?” Imagine, upon entering the main foyer, being greeted by a luxury full glass elevator. This elevator, akin to a high-end car, stands proudly at the room’s core. Positioned perfectly between opulent stairways and exquisite interior decor, it becomes a breathtaking centerpiece that enhances the entire luxurious ambiance. In such a scenario, there’s no need to tuck the elevator away in a corner within an enclosed shaft. Instead, it takes its rightful place at the forefront, commanding attention and admiration.
There must be a clear difference between an elevator in a multimillion-dollar luxury home and one in a smaller, simpler home. Specifically, a luxury home’s elevator often features more stops and a larger capacity. In contrast, a smaller home’s elevator might only have two stops and hold two people. This distinction highlights the varying levels of sophistication and functionality required in different settings. In some housing projects, builders or architects might look for a residential elevator installer offering standard products and use those generic plans for their initial designs. These plans are typically meant for smaller homes, using less expensive materials, and don’t suit multimillion-dollar projects that require premium quality.
Luxury homes feature unique and premium elements, like bespoke furniture and contemporary kitchens. Consequently, these properties require elevators that are equally exceptional. Moreover, if the architectural plan allows for a spacious elevator shaft and pit, it enables us to design one of the finest elevators. As a luxury elevator company, we thrive in such conditions. Therefore, this opportunity allows us to showcase our expertise in crafting unparalleled elevator designs.
Choosing the right elevator type, like inground hydraulics or machine-room-less gearless, can align with a designer’s objectives. For some, the aesthetic appeal is paramount, while for others, minimizing energy consumption is key. An inground hydraulic system can clear the shaft of obstacles, enhancing the elevator’s look. An under-platform door operator hides machinery, making the elevator sleeker. A gearless system significantly cuts energy use. We’ll collaborate with you to select the perfect luxury home elevator that fits your vision.
Luxury buildings need luxury features within the elevator. We have applied a wide range of luxury features to our products to create the best elevator designs. Our team ensures that the elevator is equipped with the best bells and whistles, a quality far beyond a standard lift. We provide extensive laminated safety glass in the cab walls combined with patterned or colored stainless steel. We use Swarovski crystal lights inside the glass ceiling, a glass floor with stunning lighting, and amazing picture designs inside the glass walls or digital mirrors. These are examples of elements with which you can turn the elevator into the main feature of the project.
Make Roys Rise custom elevators a part of your next renovation or new architectural build. Our knowledgeable and professional designers and engineers partner with every one of our customers to create a unique and luxurious elevator. Get in touch today to see how our luxury elevators can make a big difference in the look of building architecture.