The Mansion like appeal also attributes to the sloping roof which fulfilled client’s request and the classical columns that demarcates the inner entrance. Further, when one enters the built environment, it is beautifully embellished with a number of repetitive niches to add a bamboo feature to the wall on the left-end and jasmine aroma at the right. The porch and the outer hardscape are erected with moulded bricks formulating herring and bone pattern. The use of bricks here not only gives a natural aesthetic and softer outlook with time but also tends to maintain warmth during the cold weather and moderates temperature in the summers. It also enables the water penetration to the earth due to its porous capacity, thus maintaining a healthy softscape around as well.
The inside area
As one moves inside, the foremost encounter is of a shoe console room for removing the footwear. This hints to shed away dirt as well as negative vibrations before entering the abode. The main door of the mansion is unique in its own way; it is engraved with names of family members, funny quotes, and some religious mantras. Further, as we take a closer look at the layout of the ground level, we shall come across family lounge, formal sitting zone, kitchen with dining, prayer glass box, and a powder room. Also, there is a Guest Bedroom allocated at NW direction on cliental demand at this level; though not a common feature in contemporary residences of our nation. Architecturally speaking, the formal sitting area is provided with glass partitions on two sides to give a panoramic view of the exterior landscape. It is also connected with an outdoor sitting deck to promote engagement with fresh air and nature for a better life style. There is a Buddha water recycling fountain erected in the NE direction of this outdoor deck to all the more enhance the natural ambience.
This level is majorly marked by wooden flooring whereas first level and the main stairway are covered with carpet floors. The main core of the mansion is recessed by a step to provide a water source inside the prayer room that uses the rain water harvested. The aspiration behind the same is to enhance the meditative nature of the prayer zone, which is why it is enclosed in a glass box that seems to be floating amidst the water channel. The presence of magnificent chandeliers further adds to the play of light and shadows at the prayer glass box as it is covered with a skylight.
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