27 26 E R A D I S T I N C T I V E P R O P E R T I E S L U X E C O R N E R S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 Create timeless appeal A generational home’s architectural theme can be difficult because the whole notion of style is temporary. It’s great to have modern aesthetics within a luxury home. To age gracefully, however, these need to be anchored to enduring architectural themes. Trends come and go, but timeless themes endure. These designs exude a sense of simple, quiet confidence. They are sophisticated but also inviting. Combining a multi-layered approach, the style balances the feeling of being both curated and lived-in. In almost every instance, a timeless home is neither boring nor over the top. A legacy home that's rooted in historical styles will remain appealing over the long term as long as it includes plenty of contemporary elements. Many people prefer to avoid dated concepts, such as formal dining rooms, in favor of more open plans. In general, you can’t go wrong with natural finishes and materials. It’s fine to add a fair share of personal touches as long as you leave room for alterations in the years to come. This could be statement lighting, natural stone countertops or anything else that can be refreshed down the line with minimal remodeling. Whatever the case, a house that incorporates classical styles will always be appealing as long as it focuses on function and leaves room for elements from today’s life. Why build a legacy property? A well-designed legacy home is a timeless creation conceived with care and designed with a broader purpose. It’s a shelter and a haven for your family now and a letter to future generations about who you were and how you lived. It also provides generational wealth and meaningful memories that are often diminished by the selling of a home. Immensely rewarding for current and future generations, building a legacy home is an exhilarating, emotional project. At the same time, it also requires a forward-thinking perspective that considers the potential needs of future loved ones and the ever-evolving trends that come with modern living.