Typically, a farmhouse is a type of house that serves a residential purpose in an agricultural setting. It is surrounded by farms or as in most cases, a well landscaped space. It is a country house where the family can come and spend the holidays away from city life, closer to nature. We were commissioned to design the landscape for one such farmhouse in the city of Baramati in Maharashtra. The client’s brief was to create a spacious and organic garden around the newly built farmhouse which connected with the architectural character without being too rigid.
The architectural plan bases itself on the traditional ‘wada’ or courtyard houses of Maharashtra, with a central, inward looking court, surrounded by the habitable spaces on all sides. An extended covered colonnaded porch which connects the entrance porch to the main house, runs all along the exterior of the house creating vistas for viewing the landscape.