The Serene and Gorgeous Khadakvasla House in India
Airy light-filled rooms and cool shaded interior – exterior spaces connected by expanses of water inform a subtle design from Indian architecture firm SPASMDesign Architects.
Huge expanses of glass and very dark tropical woods create a shaded exterior space around a tropical tradition borne of necessity, the swimming pool.
The luxurious Khadakvasla House, set in the multi-cultural and prosperous Indian city of Pune, has a cool restrained glamor that is sophisticated and restrained, spacious and contemporary.
Dark woods create open interiors that bring the cool shaded space outside with them, blending the spaces inside and outside into thoughtful in-between spaces that are cool and refreshing, with a dignified serenity.
The deep and looming proportions are hugely imposing, but the significant and somber elegance helps ameliorate the sultry climate of the region.
Powerful elements like a black stone stair and a heavy dark roof make the entry way memorable.
The giant slabs of black stone comprising the stairway rise at a very slow and relaxed tempo, and are offset by the gigantic tropical wood ceiling and the huge stone wall to the side.
The house opens out on the other side to its spacious lawns with a luxurious ease.