The Health Movement
Health and wellness has been a trend that has growing for the past few years and has become a new normal that drives how we approach our work, diet, home and more. The pandemic enhanced the importance of having spaces that encourage mindfulness and relaxation.
Therefore, health and wellness has become a key factor in the design plans for high-rise property developments, family homes and retirement communities. Amenities such as swimming pools, gyms and yoga/meditation rooms are now a normal addition to a quality property development. Whether they are choosing to live in an apartment, a townhouse or a stand-alone home, people want to have easy access to facilities that will help them maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Integrating health and wellness elements into a space can include anything from designing floor plans to include plenty of natural light and al fresco space, to more micro details such as the colour scheme and choice of material for the walls and floor.
Natural materials: Timber, stone and marble help bring nature into the space to create a calming atmosphere. Timber can be used for the floors, and as beams along the walls and ceilings. Stone adds a tactile element to the look, while marble adds a touch of luxury.
Soft, soothing colours: In addition to the go-to neutral hues such as cream, beige and grey, soft shades of green are becoming popular, part of the growing trend for biophilia design.
Indoor plants: Another key element of biophilia design, plants bring freshness and vibrancy to an area.
Spaces that connect with the outdoors: Bringing more of the outdoors into the indoor space makes it feel more spacious and tranquil — whether it is a sunlight to let in more natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows to take full advantage of picturesque views, or French windows that open up merge the living area with the outside patio.
This bold luxury residence is located right on the waterfront in the beautiful green suburb of Lilyfield, just 6km west from the centre of Sydney.
This neighbourhood is enjoying a healthy rise in real estate value and locals are investing serious money to upgrade residential properties to suit the demand for luxurious and bespoke designs, with the added convenience of living in one of Sydney’s most sought-after suburbs.
To differentiate this project from the competition, Lorena Gaxiola employed the following elements:
BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE/ to differentiate it from the typical residential developments in the area.
BESPOKE FINISHES/ to evoke a sense of luxury, resulting in a residence that can enter the market with a multi-million-dollar residential valuation.
BLENDED INTERIORS/ to deliver a unique product offering in a traditional area.