People have always spoken of luxury as a description of fine amenities and good living, but the concept of luxury has continued to evolve over the years and does so even now. This is especially true of residential luxury, for along with other prized items such as fashion, cars, jewellery and art, a home is the ultimate expression of one’s taste, status and lifestyle.
What is designed, built and decorated as a typical luxury home continues to change with time, so that the opulent Marbella home of even a few decades ago can be quite radically different from that of today. This is partly because of cyclical movements in architectural styling, which saw the early modernism of the post-war period replaced by post-modern traditionalism and more recently, in Marbella at least a new return to ‘modern’ designs.
Such trend-conscious features, however, do not stand by themselves, as they are accompanied by and are in part the result of technical advancements. The latter are more prominent than ever, as this is where the greatest divide is created between the luxury villas, apartments and penthouses of today and those of little more than ten year ago.
You could say that there has been a quantum leap in technology that has affected designs and also our everyday working, private and social lives to such an extent that we have crossed a so-called bridge in the past few years. Modern homes cater to this new ‘technology-based’ way of life in a manner that older homes cannot. It is of course possible to renovate and modernise an earlier property, and adapt it to our new way of life, but newly commissioned homes have changed for good.
Contemporary luxury is therefore about more than modern architecture and décor alone; it makes the most of advanced technology to offer must-have features such as superfast WIFI connectivity, all in one toilet-bidets, mist-free mirrors, heated towel racks, climate controlled rooms, home automated shutters, lighting, irrigation, security and also remotely controlled home functions with automatically lit modern gas fires, smart kitchens, advanced entertainment systems and even spas that respond to your presence.
The result is a Smart Home, the ultimate expression of the modern luxury house and the basis for refined living in the 21st century. Contact Marbella Hills Homes for the finest selection of luxury homes and modern smart homes in Marbella.