Luxurious homes are not quite a new thing. Every generation sets its own standards and quite often, some of the features valued by one generation may mean something very different for the next one. Again, the exclusivity and lifestyle of luxurious homes is determined by a number of factors such as location, materials used, technology among others.
Modern luxury home construction introduces fixtures to make life even more comfortable. Among notable characteristics is the automation of most of the basic elements in a standard home .As expected, these features come at a premium price but they as well uplift the status of these homes significantly. Below are some of the technologies setting these homes apart and in their own league?
Customized Home Theatre Systems
Home theatres are common, features in several homes today but the level of sophistication being witnessed in some luxurious homes leaves you breathless. In Massachusetts, a mansion sitting on 7.6 acres of land boasts of 14 flat-panel TVs attached to a system that controls virtually every aspect of the home including a magnificent wine cellar.
Wine cellars seem to have a deep meaning for luxurious living. One home in California boasts of a wine cellar able to contain 1200 bottles .Not a bad thing at all.
The other notable aspects of entertainment luxury in homes include inclining chairs arranged in rows to resemble the theater set-up. Such is the case in a California home rumored to have cost the owner a whooping $675 000 to install the high-tech stereo system.
Car elevator and a living room parking
We would love to have our cars in close sight at any time but it is not always possible. However, thanks to technology, people can now park right in their living room regardless of which floor they live in. A house in Singapore takes pride in having a car elevator that has a treadmill and rotating floors. How about that? Although there is only one elevator for all 56 apartments, this idea still revolutionalises what is achievable through technology.
Underground Music for the Swimming Pool.
Bill Gates has stretched technology to unimaginable heights. It is well articulated in Washington home. The Gate’s home is surrounded by a lake. The catch here is that the driveways, walkways, and floors are heated all year round to the comfort of the Gates and their guests. The walls are fitted with touchscreen panels that direct users around the humungous house that boasts of 66 000square foot. The screens are accessed by pins carried by occupants of the house and programmed as per their taste of music, temperature, lighting among other choices.
But it is the swimming pool that scores the highest tech performance. To begin with, it is customizable and is attached to an underwater music system. That is pure luxury.
Power Generating House in Germany
As debate about green energy ranges on, power consumption in high-tech homes takes centre stage. It is perhaps in this light that engineers in Germany developed the house described as the first one to produce more power than it actually needs. The Heliotrope hosts a huge multidirectional solar panel o its roof enabling it to tap solar power from any direction, anytime of the day. The massive panel is also able to maintain a unified climate and floor warmth around the house while filtering rain water. The house waste disposal system is also engineered to produce dry, odorless solids.
Tech is the future
Luxurious technology in high-end homes is multi–faceted. It doesn’t focus on only one aspect of living but seemingly captures several elements. Notably, there are three key areas that have been given prominence: entertainment, energy efficiency and security.
Using the Internet of Things (IoT) it has been possible to install features that enable people to control a wide range of operations in these houses. A wireless tablet for instance is a common feature in luxurious homes and enables homeowners to control room temperatures, house chores among other elements.
It has been clearly demonstrated that technology will determine not just the pricing but also the extent to which human beings will go to achieve a certain level of comfort. There is stretched imagination and a desire to achieve just about anything that the mind can conceive.
One of the features that are likely to be heavily integrated is Virtual Reality (VR). VR has the ability to give people experiences of places and things they only have imagined or whose memories evoke wonderful feeling. Since VR has been used widely in provision of healthcare, it is likely that it will be integrated into homes, specifically to assist people living with terminal illnesses.
Gaming is also being experienced differently through VR and there is an emerging trend where VR equipment is becoming a common feature in homes.