One cannot help but marvel at the irony that a bustling neighborhood in the southern reaches of Bengaluru, could accommodate a calm and quiet abode. Amidst a series of villas, this residence stands tall, resplendent in an earthy palette of indigenous materials, taking cues from Geoffrey Bawa’s concept of tropical modernism. This sanctuary is curated for a young family hailing from Kerala, with elements resembling God’s own country.
IN THE ZONE
An L-shaped plot cradles this villa, ingeniously capitalizing on the shape the architects tucked away a whimsical patio. The entrance opens into a narrow foyer that houses a set of twin mirrors that conjure an illusion of airiness to the space. Wooden furniture, sets the tone that pervades the entire house, offering tantalizing sneak peeks into the living spaces inside. The conscious segregation of the open layout orchestrates a symphony of interconnected spaces that seamlessly flow into each other. While the ground floor accommodates the public domain, the first floor is introverted, entertaining only the private spaces for the family.
The living area imbued with a penchant for drama, spills out to the west side where an alfresco haven awaits. The space boasts a wooden deck that gracefully extends over a lawn, overlooking the petite garden. Recliner seating on the patio conjures the sensation of a tropical island amidst a lush tapestry of greens. Only when you look up, do the rustic chandeliers that adorn the double-height space bring you back to the heart of the villa.
The architects artfully leveraged corner spaces to craft an office nook on the first floor. The child’s bedroom is a little vibrant oasis that paints yellow and blush dreams. This floor also hosts a lounge space decked with amenities, that helps the family unwind at the end of the day.
The home, in an effort to look minimalistic, is swathed in harmonious tones of white and black. The warmth of the home is maintained by the judicious use of meticulously tailored wood, to perpetuate the monochromatic theme. White-washed walls juxtaposed with contrasting upholstered furniture throughout the home effortlessly prove the efficacy of this design choice. The coolness of the monochromatic shades is balanced by warm earthy tones. The bedroom is a pioneer for this balance, where two contrasting elements stand together.
Modern Plantation Home masterfully strikes a visual balance between monochromatic rigor and the allure of warmth. With its dreamy sequel beyond the living area, this quaint villa engulfs its residents in a tranquil experience.
The small doses of drama infused with the incorporation of rattan and wooden slices disrupt the monochromatic monotony of the home. The home takes a subtle reference from the tropical elements.
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