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Luxury Redefined In Pune


While the trend for branded residences are catching up with many cities across the country, Pune has evolved steadily in the luxury housing segment and has redefined the meaning of luxury.

Like most other cities in India that have seen exponential growth over the last few decades, Pune too had times when luxury living was defined by large standalone homes. Space was not a constraint, land prices were low and houses were generally built by the owners of the plots. Despite their size and impressive interiors and overall grandeur, these homes were obviously limited in their luxurious aspects in terms of the technical finesse in these homes. That they were impressive status statements by their owners is obvious but they were also low on efficiency.

Today, Pune has become part of the global technology movement and this fact is also reflected in the way luxury homes in the city have evolved. The concept of luxury housing in Pune has evolved steadily. This is a historic city with a rich background in luxury homes, which is evidenced by the palaces which existed even before the British arrived. The stately pre-independence mansions with their Gothic grandeur; the impressive bungalows built by Pune’s ultra-rich and the ultra-modern apartments more or less define the luxury housing segment in the city today. The advent of the IT revolution has brought new luxury addresses to the forefront and also redefined the very meaning of the word luxury.

Pune continues to have its fair share of luxury bungalows but the supply in this segment is dwindling as these homes tend to belong to the city’s richest families and almost never hit the market. The bungalows that are being constructed now are of smaller sizes and are usually offered as elite options for the very rich and discerning in larger residential complexes. The apartment and row house culture is now a firm fixture on the Pune real estate landscape, and this holds true for luxury homes as well. These are very space-efficient configurations. The latest architectural concepts now being employed by the city’s leading developers have added a brand-new and extremely contemporary meaning to the word grandeur.

Though the concept of luxury housing has undergone many changes over the years, one aspect that has remained a constant is that of spaciousness. As property prices are largely determined by size, larger homes are considered luxurious but only if the location, amenities and surrounding infrastructure are also conducive to luxury living. Taking this into consideration, a city like Mumbai obviously falls short because even though size and amenities are offered in luxury apartments, the surrounding ethos and infrastructure does not match up with the concept. Pune city is also beginning to experience this unfortunate phenomenon, though to a lesser degree. In terms of supportive infrastructure, luxury homes in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation are way ahead because the infrastructure is developed even before the residential component is brought in.

While explaining the idea of luxury. Thanks to the well-travelled discerning customers today, a luxury home today is the one that complements a premium lifestyle. It is a combination of chic interiors and world-class amenities. Amenities, apart from the regular club house that make a home luxurious, are state-of-the-art home automation systems, steam or hydrotherapy areas, private pools and gardens, sky lounges and so on. Highend homes are also synonymous with exclusivity.

Luxury residences are no more about just large homes. It is also about exclusivity where your address makes a statement about you, the plush facilities that add to a wholesome experience and stunning aesthetics. Exclusive amenities like ‘sky boxes’ with fine dining restaurants and gym along with concierge services, private outdoor deck, sky terraces, uninterrupted privacy and panoramic views, luxurious river-facing penthouses and apartments, plunge pools, advanced home automation, beautiful landscapes, numerous amenities, lush water bodies nestled in the verdant setting of nature, create an unmatched experience. With the influx of global trends, lavish amenities and rising aspirations, we need to cater to the ever-changing dynamic lifestyles of the affluent and the elite.

What was luxury yesterday, is a necessity today. For instance, in the past, a project with a swimming pool was considered to be luxurious. Today, a swimming pool has become a routine affair. Home buyers these days, expect much more from their surroundings. Amenities play an important role in a buyer’s decision, in purchasing a luxury house.


Category : Flatons Advisors Blog



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