The bungalow is perched on a hilltop ,the whole house has been constructed in local stone construction The bungalow has been designed thoughtfully, sensitive to the steep contours of the site. The interiors of this weekend home has been designed to bring in a very earthy Mediterranean flavour. White washed walls, concrete , wood define the overall palette of the project. The furniture is a mix of old heritage Parsi furniture and new contemporary built in furniture. The built in seatings have been furnished with a very careful mix of different coloured and patterned natural Indian hand woven textiles and natural cotton mattresses. The place is accessorized with an eclectic mix of contemporary and Indian hand crafts from various parts of the globe. The walls have been finished in rough plaster to echo the Mediterranean look. Each bathroom has its element of surprise , while the walls are kept plastered , the flooring of the bathrooms has been clad with leather finished granite with 9 inch bold skirtings.
The top terrace has been designed with oiled timber posts and runners , the
flooring of the terrace is raw concrete. The terrace has deep built in seating along the periphery which allow us to enjoy and bask in the beauty of nature over looking the treetops of the land.
Being honest to nature and local context, the material palette comprises of basalt stone obtained from the existing site, and promotes sustainability and the envisioned vernacular design. The load bearing construction technique employs minimum RCC framework. The bungalow has been located and
architecturally designed to flow with the steep contours to avoid unrequired levelling of land .The lower deck sits on wall which is constructed using dry stone stacking method to minimise use of cement.
Subsequent, the thick walls of the bungalow ensure temperature regulation and the lower level is bounded by earth, maintaining a pleasant indoors. The deck has been invigorated with oiled timber posts, runners and raw concrete flooring; whereas the built-in seating with fabric cushions are designed to be cost-effective and sustainable while being vibrant and fashionable. All the furnishing has been sourced from natural
Indian hand woven textiles from Indian brands which assure a sustainable business ecosystem.We have been very particular even the mattresses are made of 100% natural cotton which assure the seating is comfortable and breathable. A lot of the loose furniture pieces and doors have been designed from recycled
distress wood , these pieces not only are sustainable but lend such strong character & warmth. The
deep covered terraces are in response to the heavy rainfalls. These terraces shield the inner core of the bungalow in the monsoons. Even in our choice of accessories and crockery ware we have sourced
largely from Indian craftmenship.
This corner glass box juts out as an cantilever and and over looks the scenic views the location offers. This space is designed in deep day bed style and makes it just a perfect cozy corner for lounging and family time together.
A intimate sized entrance foyer cuts of the main living areas from the main entry . Hand crafted metal sculptures in brass, artistically painted furniture and a deep built in seating define the space.
The lower two bedrooms are bound by earth on the rear ends and the location of the rooms sees a further drop in the ambient temperatures. Both these rooms are connected to a deck which looks on to the
vast tree top plantations along the steep contours below.The bedroom to the left has the sleeping area and the day bed split on to two different levels . The bedroom to the right is largest in size and has a distinctly separate zone for the bedroom and the lounge
The climbing men installation made from casted brass is strung along double height wall in the living and forms the focal point . The place is accessorized with pieces picked up during our travel and Indian hand crafted accessories as well as a mix of vibrant contemporary glass accessories.
The upper level has a living room and a cantilevered terrace , a corner cantilevered floating glass box which by far is a favourite of every guests and a personal favourite too. The living is connected to modest size kitchen and a bedroom suite with distinct sleeping and lounge areas .
Separate lounge area connect to both the lower bedrooms. Deep built in seating and wooden coffee tables lend character to the spaces.
Each bedroom has been designed like a suite . The room on the upper level offers a splendid view of the mountains . Two rooms have been combined to create a bedroom suite here. The two rooms are connected through asymmetrical portals. An antique timber console is unique to this room.
The room has cross ventilation through the fenestration situated in the lounge and the bedroom.
Bungalow 89 is perched on a hillock and and looks onto very scenic views of mountains and the lake in the valley. The whole property is has been developed with dense tree plantations through out.
To take maximum advantage of the natural land contours and the house is split over two levels .