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Tuesday 02 Apr 2013
The theme of the house is a medley of traditional Indian motifs adding a regional flavour intermingled with crisp modern design. An independent lobby in travertine marble, forms the exclusive entry to this 3000 sq ft apartment in a highrise residential tower. Brass(considered auspicious as per Vaastu shastra) inlay is interspersed with wood and an antique brass chandelier greets you at the entrance.
A combination of dark fumed wood along with creams sets the basic tone of the place. As you enter the house a wooden motif partition screens the main sitting area with a mystic black, omnipresent Shrinathji (Krishna avatar) that faces the door as you enter.
The private spaces include 5 bedrooms which are done up in variant themes – a grey and silver guest bedroom; a green room for the grandparents; vibrant Manchester United–themed room for the older son; bunk bed for the younger son and a cosy wooden flooring room for the parents. The semi-private spaces are the formal living, family room, dining room, TV room and Pooja Room. The living room is largely white with traditional wood and fabric furniture complete with an ornate Jhoola(swing). A back-lit panel in Wild Agate stone forms the focal point of the living space in off-white marble and solid wood furniture.
The family room has a baithak (Indian seating) in red; and spills over to the terrace. The terrace is verdant with a green wall and a Buddha waterfall. The TV and study room is a contrast in St Laurent Italian marble and leather panelling. The dining is formal with an 8 seater table, MOP inlay a breakfast counter and a concealed doorway into the Mandir (temple). The washrooms are done up in back-lit onyxes, white portoro and motifs.