Travel Tuesday: From a Home Nestled in Lush Greenery to a Luxury Modern Lifestyle in the City | India


Majestic Waterfront Villa | Cochin

This Travel Tuesday, explore extraordinary properties in India, from waterfront land in Cochin, Kerala to a prime residential location in the heart of Gurugram.

Cochin | Majestic Waterfront Villa

This magnificent house is nestled amidst lush greenery on 1 acre of scenic picturesque waterfront land in Cochin, Kerala. Our luxury villa, with a built up area of 11900 sq ft, is designed keeping in mind its functionality while providing a unique natural ambience. It has the longest waterfront within Cochin and is the only full copper roof house in India. Once the new Kannangadu bridge is completed, in the next three months, it will be a 3 minute drive from Welligdon Island and Thevara. With ample sunlight and breath taking views of the surroundings, every possible luxury has been thought of and well executed here.


Majestic Waterfront Villa | Cochin

A setting to please everyone, the main living area boasts of open windows. Flooring is done with imported wood and natural stone. Only imported Burmese Teak has been used for all wood work in the house. Featuring five fully air conditioned and furnished bedrooms including one spacious guest suite, each positioned for peace & quiet, the house is fully solar powered. Separate work area and in-house office, utility room, staff quarters and two- car closed garage are provided for.
To relax and unwind, an incredible swimming pool with a boat yard is beautifully landscaped in the villa. An outdoor gymnasium with the best of equipment is also in place to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle

Salvador by the Bend | Villa Accacia

An exclusive double storey Portuguese-colonial style Villa, situated in the idyllic village Socorro in North Goa, spread on a 1000 sq. mt. plot size (approx) with a building area of 6815 sq. ft. This villa is constructed with the perfect blend of elegance, taste and workmanship. Designed by Tarun Tahiliani under his new interiors and architectural division Ahilia Homes. This villa is conceptualized, curated and executed with a signature ‘Goa Modern’ architectural style. The villa is designed in a palette of terracotta, black, burnt iron and flame torched amber, with abundant foliage, this grooved villa takes Goa modern to another level of indoor-outdoor living.

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Salvador by the Bend | Villa Accacia

The villa offers five bedrooms en suite bath and total privacy, it has open courtyard, skylight exposed sun lights on a slanted roof, and double hieight rooms that merge into each other effortlessly. This open, light filled villa also has a private pool, with tall glazings and skylights offering views throughout the day. The monsoon skies and shadow lit trees gently swaying at night, give you an incredible feeling of space whilst maintaining privacy and seclusion for its residents. This signature villa has been designed for connoisseurs with a palate for understated but tropical, modern but elegant and showcase worthy holiday homes with exquisite designs and an eye for lavish comforts.


Salvador by the Bend | Villa Accacia

Experience Goa’s stately homes, white washed churches, vibrant markets, international-fusion, Goan restaurants and its popular lively night life, all a stones throw away. This location is 12/15 minutes away from the bustling cultural hub of Panjim, and with the new super expressway, will be roughly equidistant from the pristine sands of the South Goa beaches or the new age magic of Morjim. Luxuriate in your own eclectic home, surrounded by nature, loved ones and friends, centring yourself in a sacred space.

Goa | Extraordinary Glass Villas in Nachinola

Nestled away in the quaint and scenic backwaters of Nachinola, Goa, this project is one of the most coveted properties from Tarun Tahiliani home’s body of work. Stemming from a recent collaboration with India’s leading glass manufacturer Asahi India’s (AIS) architectural division – Glass’x’perts, this home is pioneering display of glass as a means to improve and optimize your comfort by keeping out excess heat, light and sound while at the same time ensuring efficiency of energy consumption.


Goa | Extraordinary Glass Villas in Nachinola

The villa is spread across a lusicous plot of 17,000 sq. ft. (approx.) of which 6,600 sq. ft (approx.) is built up. The house is spread over two luxurious levels while also offering parking for two cars. The ground floor boasts of a grandiose porch at the entrance, entrance foyer, designer kitchen, two bedroom en suite bath & powder room and two rooms for any members of the support staff. The first floor showcases a 5 ft. wide passage, a master bedroom en suite master bath, one bedroom en suite bath, a room ideal for a gym/study and a glass enclosed area(8.6 x 7 .2ft). The property possesses a beautiful landscape garden which is spread across approximately 3000 sq. ft. area along with a private pool.


Goa | Extraordinary Glass Villas in Nachinola

The property is located roughly 15 minutes from the beautiful and dreamy beaches of North Goa and is driving distance from several fine culinary and entertainment establishments.

DLF City Phase 1 | Hari ki Sarai Bungalow

Designed for a luxurious yet an earthy feel, this newly built one of its kind house has pulled out all that is available in the name of eco living with energy conscious architecture. With large fenestration in the house, you may maximize natural sunlight wherever possible.


DLF City Phase 1 | Hari ki Sarai Bungalow

Situated in DLF City, Phase 1, a prime residential location in the heart of Gurugram, this house is a 5-7 mins walk from Sikanderpur metro station, the golf club, DT Mega mall and the renowned MG Road. Well-connected to all the commercial destinations, high end offices and up-scale malls with the upcoming Rapid Metro line, this area defines utmost comfort for the residents.
With a total plot size of 1000 sq yds, facing a beautiful park, the property is designed and constructed by Sanjay Prakash, a renowned environment specialist architect. The house has a floor space of 20,000 sq ft spread over basement, ground, first and second floors. It is primarily ideal for joint families who want to enjoy a large space as well as maintain privacy simultaneously as the house comes with two 500 sq yd plots joint at the hip which can be used independently. The house provides for partition walls (dry walls) that bring modularity and flexibility to the design. These pre designed walls can be removed and put elsewhere in order to change the layout as required by the occupant.


DLF City Phase 1 | Hari ki Sarai Bungalow

With suitable services for a modern lifestyle, the house features six capacious bedrooms with ensuite bath and large living and dining spaces with uninterrupted pleasant views of the internal courtyard.
The ‘baoli’ experience in the central courtyard is the main design element which attracts maximum natural sunlight and positive energies. It extends to the back gardens which nurture tenured fruit trees like Mango, Jamun (Indian blackberry), Lime, Mulberry, Pomegranate (in place already) and an organic mini garden with vegetables, herbs and condiments. There is diverse variety of flora in more than 300 Rft of planters along with drip irrigation system for planters which uses treated waste water from the house. Toughened glasses that reduces noise and enables peaceful living throughout the large spaces of the house face outwards to the beautiful views and breezes of this traditional baoli courtyard. The exquisite Terrazzo flooring of the house is a unique combination of Indian traditional and luxurious modern architecture. Uniquely, the house provides for hydro-pneumatic (pressure pump) system for water supply. It has a water reserve of ~2L litres or ~1L litres per house, which converts to 1500 man days of water or 15 people can use the backup for 100 days.

The wide spacious basement lends itself to tremendous flexibility. Extremely versatile in use, it can be used as home office or for hosting events, workshops, congregations, or as your private recreation space. Alternatively, can be used as a gallery to showcase art.The house has excellent energies for healthy living and has deployed technologies to maximize forces that enhance wellbeing and minimize environmental stress including radiation from electronic devices. The house is designed to visually integrate the public green space outside with the experience inside the house, enhancing the visual appeal and extending the view to the greens. Few remarkable features include In- house rain water collecting system as well as rain water harvesting system, solar water heating, VRV central air-conditioning system, best of class voltage stabilizers, security cameras with internet connectivity.
The house is made on raft foundation making it safe and earthquake proof. Provision for passenger lifts as well as car lifts is given.


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