Throughout history, people have feverishly pursued perpetual youth, health, and beauty—and today, it looks as though we’ve just about caught it. New tools, technologies, formulas, and facilities are offering science-based ways to not only optimize physical and mental performance, but to maintain it for longer.
Home design and architecture are playing a substantial role in this wellness revolution. The indoor spaces we inhabit, the outdoor settings that immerse us, and the amenities and utilities we invest in can invigorate our minds and bodies in some truly incredible ways. Just look at these four properties to see how luxe homes can have a transformative impact on health.
But the greatest way to give your body a boost is by having facilities in your own home—a trend that has caught on in affluent circles. Hot and cold treatments are particularly in demand, with saunas and plunge pools topping the luxury biohacker’s wishlist. This magnificent mansion, just minutes away from Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street, ticks both those boxes, and also features a private spa and sauna.Work From the Multiverse in Marbella
Futuristic Renovations are On-Trend
The biohacking industry could be worth a trillion dollars within the coming decade, according to McKinsey. And while biohacking consultants, coaches, services, and facilities proliferate the industry, biohacking architecture—spaces that are purposely designed to maximize health and well-being—provides more holistic benefits to those who can afford them.
Today, athletes and celebrities are renovating their homes to create biohacking havens. But Pronay Castle in Nograd is ahead of this trend, having been renovated more than 250 years after it was first constructed in 1750. This historic estate is now the epitome of an environment rebuilt and retrofitted for wellness. Its extensive grounds have three different types of gardens, allowing for natural tranquility and regular exercise, while a state-of-the-art spa— complete with a steam room, a salt room, and a sauna—has been built into the hillside.
Holiday at Home in Your Own Resort
Another benefit of biohacking at home is that it accommodates living blissfully far away from the hustle and bustle of a major city. After all, a peaceful and inspiring setting can be as good for your health as having a longevity guru at your disposal, or a vitamin lounge where you can go for a full-body cleanse. Living in a vacation hotspot can also bring the best of both worlds, with surroundings that nourish your mind and body, and five-star amenities within walking distance.
That’s what you’ll find in a place like Andorra. The tiny European principality lies nestled amid the sublimity of the eastern Pyrenees, and is beloved by visitors for its exceptional summer and winter resorts. And while this spectacular mountainside villa is in fact steps away from world-class facilities, such as the nearby thermal leisure center, it boasts its very own hammam and salt room on the lower level, and a top-of-the-line hydromassage tub in its ensuite.
Tomorrow’s Amenities are Here Today
With enthusiasm for biohacking at an all-time high, it’s certain to be a competitive differentiator for luxury developments in the future. Imagine how convenient it would be to have an opulent condo in a building that already offers all the health-boosting technologies you could hope for. You could biohack at home without having to purchase a single piece of equipment.
As it turns out, that future is nearly here. When Shark Tower opens in Cancun, its exquisite onsite spa will host dedicated tubs for hot temperature and cryotherapy, which are exactly the types of treatments seasoned biohackers swear by. The owner of this gorgeous, panoramic apartment on the 15th floor will have unlimited access, alongside complimentary memberships to the exclusive beach and golf clubs, and use of the private marina.
Health truly is the key to happiness, and it’s becoming increasingly possible to hack it. When the right technologies are combined with the right residence, it creates the ideal conditions for a long life and an invigorating lifestyle.