The Villa 32, Prestige Lakeside Habitat in Bengaluru stretches languorously over 8,000 square feet and is the epitome of luxury and comfort. With the perfect melange of contemporary and traditional styles, this three-storied residence is reminiscent of the vernacular building styles that existed in the 1930s, pre-independence era India. Right from its stunning exteriors, all the three floors are blended seamlessly with each other while having their own independent styles.
As one enters the house, one cannot miss the flamboyant ceiling which catches the attention of every person who sets their eyes on it. The labyrinth of panels on the ceiling give the illusion of ambient luminescence, guiding the guest to the home’s living room. The hallway leads directly to the living room which has an instant feeling of expansiveness, comfort, and coziness. The two-storied curtains and geometric chandelier make a memorable statement in the onlooker’s mind.
The neutrals of the walls and automated two-storied curtains are broken by bright hues that have been used in the throw pillows and in the upholstery of the couches and the armchairs in this room. A patterned wallpaper with a hint of gold adds texture to the room, making it look more three-dimensional. As the living room can be visible from the first floor as well, it is the breathing heart and soul of the bungalow.
The ground floor consists of the kitchen, the dining room, and the parent’s bedroom. Keeping comfort and usability in mind, these frequently used rooms have been made accessible by keeping them on the ground floor. The dining room is adjacent to the living room, which is made with utmost elegance and a minimal aesthetic. The focal point of the dining room is the expansive table with a chandelier that instantly grabs and holds on to one’s attention. A mixture of cove and accent lighting provides the room with sufficient illumination.
The false ceiling and chandelier are part of the geometric theme which runs across these areas . Like all the rooms of this magnificent bungalow, the kitchen is highly functional while being luxurious. It has modern appliances & the overall color scheme adapted relies heavily on grays with hints of yellow. An island is the centerpiece of the kitchen.
There are overhead industrial lighting fixtures with exposed bulbs. Keeping spirituality and traditionality intact, a worship area has been carved in the form of a cabinet adept with many shelves and is camouflaged in the dining area, to be revealed when needed.
The room for the parents is quaint and understated, with their private sitting area, giving them an unrestricted view of the garden. Understated textured patterns, along with ample lounging spaces characterize this room.
Owing to the large expanse of the house, and keeping in mind the ease of movement for the inhabitants, there is an elevator to ensure that all its residents have a touch of comfort aiding them in every step of the way in their home. Automation is the name of the game that has been taken to the next level in this household.
The first floor, which opens into the family room is extremely cozy and is a sight to behold. The rustic bookcases designed in the shape of tic-tac switches have an old-time feel.. The rug has been customized in the shape of a world map. The arc-shaped lighting fixture makes the room look more open.
The graphic wallpaper takes the residents back to the time they spent in New York City, allowing them to reminisce about their travels. All the elements seen in the room have been collected from their travels and is a compendium of their memories. The ceiling of the first floor boasts a marvelous custom light fixture made of ropes from which Edison bulbs are suspended.
The master bedroom and the children’s rooms are located on the first floor. Harmonious lines, sinuous elegance, balance and sophistication: the master bedroom is an artwork by itself.
The headboard brings mirrors, wallpapers and fabrics together to create a timeless and tasteful environment. . A forest green armchair adds a pop of color into the room, breathing life into it, allowing the residents to study, sit and relax. The lighting in this room is designed to suit every mood – calm and collected, or, sultry and dark. .
The kids bedroom makes one want to jump through the screen and go play ! It is elegant and charming, while also giving them ample space to move about, study, or even entertain their friends. The storage in this room is designed to keep the ever-growing collection of toys, lego, books within reach, while also tucked in, to keep it clutter-free.
The bunk bed is a versatile piece of furniture – whether to listen to ghost stories, making dens, or even to make extra space for friends during sleepovers, it does it all, and in style. Chirpy and happy, calm and peaceful, studious or playful, a mixture of panel, cove, and accent lighting styles have been used for every mood of the children.
Traversing the third and final floor, there is a separate audio-visual room that has mood lighting for those special netflix/movie sessions . A futuristic transparent hanging bubble chair is the most sought after seat in this recreation room.
The yellow recliners are made of plush materials which are comfortable enough to offer a movie-theatre like experience right in the comfort of one’s home. This is the perfect fun and relaxing space for everyone. A guest room has been designed on the third floor, which also overlooks the garden, tucked into the quiet spaces of the house.
The outdoor garden design in this bungalow will put to shame even the most luxurious hotel gardens. This space celebrates nature, and is hence decorated with flowers and greenery.
The pagoda accommodates late-night events and serene morning coffee talks equally. A welcoming seating arrangement of brown and ochre wicker furniture perfectly set the scene for the next soiree. Any gorgeous estate deserves an outstanding water feature in their landscape design.
The garden fountains boast elegance and add a visual charm that will impress anyone who spends time in this backyard paradise. Plus, the koi fish pond introduces the dynamic energy of water into this space – flowing water is the Feng Shui symbol for wealth and prosperity.
Exuding grace, a timeless charm, along with the perfect amount of contemporary and traditional touches added to it, The KariGhars go above and neatly wrapped the package with a bow.
Project Name: Villa 32
Firm Name: The Kari Ghars
Principal Designer: Abhishek Chadha
Location: Devasthanagalu, Gunjur Village, Bengaluru
Area (Sq.ft): 8000
Photo courtesy: Dark Studio