THE ‘AIR'Y HOUSE
Livingetc India|March 2021
This essay in tropical modernism is a luxurious retreat for nature enthusiasts
Varuni Mohan
EXTERIOR

The graphic lines of the exterior are juxtaposed with the organic texture of laterite stone. The villa overlooks a lush coconut plantation and the view is punctuated by a long infinity pool that reflects the surroundings.

HOME PROFILE

THE OWNERS

This is the holiday home of architect Anshul Chodha, who heads the Bangalore based, award-winning firm, Sanctuary Architects.

THE PROPERTY

A large villa in Assagao, Goa built on a plot adjacent to a coconut grove plantation. This home extends over 8000sqft, has four bedrooms and is built over two levels.

after years of searching for the perfect spot to build his holiday home in Goa, architect Anshul Chodha ( Sanctuary Architects) finally found his dream location in the heart of the beautiful residential neighbourhood of Assagao village. A lush tropical landscape opening out into several thousand acres of agricultural land, with a hill of coconut orchards on the horizon, the area is both peaceful as well as full of nature’s bounty. The home is designed along two linear wings, separated by an open-to-sky courtyard which forms the heart of the house. The courtyard features a wooden log table for alfresco dining, and opens out from the living space as well as the kitchen. This further leads to a lush lawn and infinity pool designed in shades of blue green, reflecting the surrounding flora. The whole creates a seamless vista, conducive to meditation and oneness with nature.

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