Title: The Rise of Luxury Contemporary Homes in Weston 

Title: The Rise of Luxury Contemporary Homes in Weston 

  • Leslye Fligor
  • 05/16/24

Title: The Rise of Luxury Contemporary Homes in Weston 

By Leslye Fligor 

Have you noticed the recent surge in ultra-contemporary, luxury homes across Weston? Over the past year alone, eight homes sold for more than $7.3 million, with a remarkable four of them embracing contemporary architectural design.  

But, what exactly is a contemporary home? It is a home that captures current design trends and embodies today’s architectural style, including clean lines, abundant natural lighting, and a minimalist feel. Unlike traditional homes, contemporary dwellings prioritize functionality and space efficiency, catering to the needs and preferences of today’s buyer.   

One trend that has come back in full force is biophilic design, where houses have seamless indoor-outdoor connection through room layout, lighting, and natural elements incorporated throughout the home. This allows today’s contemporary homes to provide a blend of tranquility, simplicity, and practicality.  

Architectural Elements 

  • Open and light-filled rooms, such as dramatic foyers with high ceilings, floating staircases, and multiple seating areas with views of the surrounding grounds 
  • Walls of glass, neutral tones, and speciality lighting 
  • Natural materials chosen for their appeal and easy maintenance 

Indoor Design Features 

  • Primary suites with dressing rooms and private balconies 
  • Deluxe bathrooms with soaking tubs, heated marble flooring, and walk-in showers with walls of glass and sleek fixtures 
  • Luxury, contemporary kitchens with top-of-the-line European appliances, quartz countertops, an oversized island for casual dining, and unadorned cabinetry 
  • Large mudrooms for organization and convenience, such as a pet washing station 
  • Integration of smart-home technology for enhanced energy efficiency. 

Exterior Design Elements 

  • Understated landscaping, allowing ample natural light to flood the interiors  
  • Designated parking areas to maximize guest parking, such as a parking court, rather than tight, congested driveways 
  • Striking front doors as artistic statements 
  • Patios with exterior fireplaces and seamless indoor-outdoor transitions 
  • Sleek, smaller plunge or lap swimming pools  

Is the luxury, contemporary trend merely a passing fad? While it is difficult to predict the future, the appeal of biophilic design, which celebrates the beauty of simplicity and harmony with nature, suggests that contemporary homes may continue to captivate homeowners for years to come.  

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