Welcome to The Brokerbabble Glossary, wherein Curbed contributor Jeremiah Budin expands the popular column he created for Curbed NY to a national arena. The concept: take a word or phrase that shows up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. Ideas? Send them to the tipline.
The concept of luxury is at least a little bit subjective. Something that is luxurious is characterized by elegance, splendor, refinement, and so on, all of which—one could argue—are in the eye of the beholder. Of course, when the beholder is a broker with a property to sell, luxury can be found in every bedroom and bathtub in the country. Therefore, although one might expect, for instance, that a "luxurious bath" would be large enough to contain (at least) one adult human body, that expectation would be misguided. Very misguided.
Let's hope that the word 'master' refers to the master bedroom and not to a well-dressed (and updated) overlord that comes with the house. Actually, considering the size of that bedroom, let's hope it doesn't.
What qualifies a bath as luxurious, exactly? To be fair, compared to what things were like a hundred years ago every bath is luxurious, so maybe these listings are aimed mainly at time-traveling frontiersmen.