5 features that make a luxury home
Also for this year Tuscany has turned out to be the preferred destination for purchases and investments in real estate.
The huge heritage of historic houses, luxury villas, castles, ancient palaces, towers and farmhouses, makes our territory with its cities of art and its pristine nature one of the favorite places for tourists and famous people from all over the world, who fall in love with our territory, of its history and its traditions that make our lifestyle unique, for this reason they buy and move here.
which have been enriched with luxury private residences, recovered from old buildings and divided into luxury apartments or private residences, so as to become a niche market in the type luxury real estate.
Luxury is closely linked to a concept of exclusivity, an elitist and distinctive value attributed by a person to what he owns.
A luxury property can be either a 50mq apartment with an extraordinary view over the rooftops of Siena or the cathedral of Florence or a 9th century castle in the heart of Chianti.
It is appropriate to make a deep distinction between the adjectives “expensive” and “luxury“. Not always what has a high price cold be term “luxury”, and vice versa.
It is possible to buy an extremely expensive property that has any typical characteristics of luxury (uniqueness of the place where it is located, exclusivity of its history for example) and it is also possible to buy properties with competitive prices that offer emotional experiences more unique than rare.
The historic houses, luxury houses, prestigious farmhouses have all the following characteristics:
They are located in historic centers or in a dominant position with a unique and wonderful view of our towns and villages, the surrounding countryside.
Often they are surrounded by beautiful gardens with tall trees, enriched by infinity pools to enjoy breathtaking sunsets. The view from each window or terrace looks like a postcard or a artphoto of vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields.
The houses are enriched with crenellated walls or architectural details that blend harmoniously in the sinuosity of our countryside
2. Interior finishes
They are homes embellished with valuable interior finishes that give prestige to every detail.
Often the renovation enhances the doors and fixtures of the period, gives shine to coffered ceilings, decorations and frescoes to the ceiling.
The materials used are the original ones, stone for the floors, travertine for the stairs and fireplaces.
In a contemporary key the use of traditional materials embellishes the architectural tradition, making current buildings dating back centuries.
The residences, both villas and apartments in the village, both in number and composition, are bound by the structure of the building because the attention to protect the territory and the architectural tradition is high and inspired by a concept of conservation of each building in harmony with the landscape.
In luxury residences, some features, such as the large representative hall, with coffered ceilings and the antique fireplace, represent a unique scenario typical of this type of property only.
The ancient historical houses give emotions not comparable to other buildings, whether only for the fact of owning or living in a building that was the residence, or to which is linked the name, of this or that character who wrote the history of Tuscany, of Florence and the Renaissance.
Or a place scenario of events that keeps the traces of the passage of history that can reach up to a thousand years before.
The first great need of those who buy luxury properties is the possibility of being able to benefit from the spaces of the house to be lived outdoors. Have flexible and multifunctional spaces like swimming pool, gym, sauna, turkish bath.
Thus a dining room can become an area used for meetings and the living room a business room. Technology is essential, from wireless audio systems to having docking stations for electric cars.
Even the style changes. Especially millennials prefer floor plans with open spaces on the floors and less formal layouts.
The proximity of towns with services is sought. And the post-covid will reward the resorts that offer beautiful homes but a particular lifestyle that combines well-being and elegance.
Tuscany is a unique place and this uniqueness has given life to a type of residences with an authentic flavor.
A tradition, an historical experience safeguarded by an architectural and urban approach that would enhance the essence.
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