Step Inside this 2, 603 sq. ft. Tropical Villa in Bengaluru

This quaint villa with its airy nature and use of an indigenous material palette takes a cue from Geoffrey Bawa’s tropical modernism. Its orientation allows it to open into a swanky garden.

Step Inside this 2, 603 sq. ft. Tropical Villa in Bengaluru

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.

The design of Modern Plantation takes subtle cues from Geoffrey Bawa. Watch the complete video on Buildofy.



Bengaluru, Karnataka

Carpet Area

1,860 sq. ft

Built-Up Area

2,603 sq. ft

Number of Rooms


Completion Year


Vaastu Compliance

Not Applicable


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 shape of the plot makes space for an ethereal patio space. Watch the complete video on Buildofy.


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 patio becomes a dreamy space overlooking the lush lawn and garden. To watch the complete home documentary, click here.


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 first floor is a private zone for the family to unwind. To watch the complete home documentary, click here.


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.

This home is bathed in monochromatic hues that add to the drama. Visit Buildofy for the video of the complete project walkthrough.

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.

To watch the complete home tour, peruse the drawings in detail and browse additional photographs, visit Buildofy. While there, don’t miss out on the other impressive contemporary homes in Karnataka and across India.