Introducing the latest trends in property and interiors as we step into 2024, featured on The Standard and Yahoo Finance. From unconventional auction finds like historic boathouses to eco-conscious renovations featuring hempcrete and sustainable materials. The allure of discreet homes for clandestine affairs persists, while postcode preferences and rental woes shape the housing landscape. Mega mansions see price adjustments, and manicured lawns make room for wilder, more natural gardens. Renovations face challenges amidst rising costs, paving the way for turnkey solutions and a focus on wellness in home design. "Consumer confidence has been incredibly delicate," notes Cliff Gardiner at BHHS London, "making it hard for owners of prime central London properties to reconcile the difference between their price expectations and the market perception among buyers.