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SSA Architects has designed this multi-storey building for a single-family.

SSA Architects has designed this multi-storey building for a single-family. This magnificent residence is unique not just for its interiors but another highlight is that it is partly covered by rain trees. The house had to be entirely renovated and designed in a manner that reflected the family’s cultural background, way of life, and aesthetic preferences.

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Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

With a colour scheme of grey, white, black, and brass, the formal living area on the ground level smoothly integrates natural light and the outdoors into the living area. The intricate, delicate “Mother of pearl” inlay work in the marble flooring is an example of the skilled handiwork of Indian artisans.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

The son’s first level consists of a “no fuss” suite of contemporary, minimalistic rooms. The exposed brick wall, which doubles as the room’s backdrop and the headboard, is how it is represented in the design.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

A classic royal poster bed dominates the daughter’s suite on the second level’s neutral light grey terrazzo floor, which is dotted with a hand-spun carpet that was made especially for the room.

The room is kept warm and cosy by the understated white and ivory accents.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

The master bedroom is located on the third floor, and you can see a reflection of the royal haveli there in the royal blue hues that decorate the carved door and the blue lapis inlay on the marble floor.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

The family room, dining area, and kitchen are located on the fourth level.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

The area for leisure and recreation is on the fifth floor. An adjustable wall divides the play zone from the gigantic screen in the entertainment area. This area has a spa with walls that have been meticulously decorated with handmade, handcrafted marble relief work by Indian artisans, creating the perfect ambiance for peace and tranquilly. On the terrace level, there is an open-to-sky deck area with a vertical garden and gathering areas that welcomes the outside in.

Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.
Interior Photography by Kunal Bhatia, of Atharva House designed by Sandeep Shikre and Associates. Image is meant only for sample preview; and is not suitable for distribution, sharing or printing. No usage rights granted. Copyrights belong to photographer.

This contemporary home is a living, breathing, opulent setting that highlights various Indian culture against a modern backdrop and declares, “We are from here, we belong here, and we celebrate here.”

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