Elements of the Dutch landscape - 14 - updated after finding more examples
During our walks we often pass through the village - nature boundary. Often the most expensive-looking houses are placed on this borderline.
I have not had the time to read about this phenomenon in my "Urban economics" book, but I expect it will be explained there.
|Hitland - Capelle aan den IJssel|
A FENCE (Carl Sandburg - Chicago Poems)
Now the stone house on the lake front is finished
and the workmen are beginning the fence.
The palings are made of iron bars with steel points
that can stab the life out of any man who falls on them.
As a fence, it is a masterpiece,
and will shut off the rabble and all vagabonds and hungry men
and all wandering children looking for a place to play.
Passing through the bars and over the steel points will go nothing
except Death and the Rain and To-morrow.
Let us note however that Brussels for instance has a diﬀerent sociospatial structure (see Goﬀette-Nagot et al. (2000)). Brueckner et al. (1999) cite three types of amenities: natural (parks or rivers for instance), historical (e.g. monuments) and modern ones (theaters, swimming pools, etc.).
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It might be an artefact of a protected nature boundary. It you're looking out into a protected nature reserve there is a guarantee that your view will remain intact. This should enhance your property value.