The attic apartment, a real alternative to an independent house
Nowadays, densifying urban areas has become one of public authorities' main priorities in terms of housing. More and more major high-rise real estate developments are emerging in our cities, aimed at limiting the growth of outlying city areas and reduce taking land used for agriculture. Now, the golden age of the single-family home, characterized by neighborhoods of block style pavilions that have flourished since the 1960s, seems to be behind us. In this respect, attic apartments seem to be an ideal alternative, combining the advantages of individual and collective housing.
The beautifully sized terraces provided by top-floors are a perfect substitute for gardens in individual homes. In reality, it is easy to set up a small vegetable garden, an inflatable swimming pool for children and a barbecue if the building's bylaws allow it. In addition, the attic apartment offers all the advantages of collective housing, such as property fee sharing, ease of maintenance, and security in case of burglary. If, in addition, a garage service is offered with the building, it is a combination of all the advantages of individual and collective living.