Thanks to the elevator that the rooms directly under the roof of servants' apartments became a luxury floor. In the past, the first and second floors were considered to be elegant “Beletage”, but at the beginning of the 20th century “the penthouse” developed as a separate urban design, in which one could travel comfortably with the elevator from then on.
Since the beginning of the Renaissance in the 16th century, the French nobility settled in the Loire Valley for the beauty of the landscape. Because the nobility was to be equated with politics of the time, most of French politics did not take place in Paris, but in the Loire Valley and magnificent palaces were built. There are over 400 along the Loire alone.
Home sweet home!
You simply cannot avoid mentioning the current invisible danger, although you are already tired of it. Unfortunately! Covid has shown us limits that will probably take a while to overcome. In the meantime, we are powerless against Corona that maneuvers us inside - into our home. So-called homing - a trend that started a few years ago is now reinforced by Corona. Whether you really want it or not, home is once again the hotspot of social life. It is your own four walls that will certainly become even more important in 2021.
Digital progress is making living easier and easier, and yet a return to the original is noticeable. Trends such as shared economy and hygge show that the community aspect is becoming more important again. As a result of demographic change, cities are changing, which means that new forms of living are opening up. The size of a property now plays a subordinate role in the luxury lifestyle.