“Luxury property in the centres of major global cities will not change greatly, other than I see increased demand for lateral as opposed to vertical living, with a certain amount of more high-rise living.
Space layouts will provide greater emphasis on informal dining eg huge kitchen/ dining spaces as opposed to separate rooms; also greater emphasis on bedroom and dressing/ bathroom areas as more people tend to relax in their sleeping quarters and entertain in a more relaxed way.
There will be a move away from the overplayed developer look of now, with the ubiquitous finishings and fittings as well as the ‘cold contemporary’ styles, and far more individuality embracing greater influences from travel and natural finishes and materials.
- We will see larger floor plates given over to smaller number of bedroom units e.g. the 2,000 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment – particularly as wealth increases with less focus on family life.
- We will also see more high spec home offices provided as greater numbers of people work from home especially those with several homes worldwide.
- We will also see far more of everything concealed eg wiring and sockets etc as we develop sophisticated systems which control everything.
- There will slowly be a gradual greater awareness of the planet and sustainable materials etc but this should not yet be over- played.
- Homes will have to be built to protect against the increasing amount of natural disasters facing us eg flooding, earthquakes, extreme weather conditions etc.”