Palatial Private Home in India by Creative Design and Management
Creative Design and Management principal Shailesh Parikh made sure that this palatial Gujarat home felt like a high-end resort right from the get-go by designing a majestic approach to the house: A bridge, passing through a dramatic series of bronzed polycarbonate arches, leads across a reflecting pool to the front door. Pergolas, palm trees, Balinese sculptures, and meandering pebble pathways punctuate the lawns and gardens on either side.
Hotel-style amenities such as a home theater, a bar, a sauna, and a hot tub were of paramount importance to the client. There are even two kitchens, one replete with professional mod-cons for the in-house chef, the other more casual for the family’s use. The luxury five-star hotel ethos continues in the bedrooms—expansive suites with walk-in closets, lounge vignettes, private gardens, and chic marble en suite bathrooms.
“In terms of design, we had carte blanche,” Parikh says. Custom details abound. A teak-and- glass staircase, fabricated by a local artisan, is one way to reach the home’s upper level; an all-glass capsule elevator is another. In the double-height living room, an automated roof opens to the sky, weather permitting, creating a sense of being in the great outdoors. When nature is uncooperative, art compensates in the form of a collection of beautiful marble carvings displayed in a large vitrine like rare objects in a private museum.
Project Team: Rakesh Suthar; Ravi Vyas.
This story originally appeared in Interior Design’s Best of Residential book.