Ra­jen­dra Chan­dorkar’s chic and clas­sic Mum­bai du­plex

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents - IM­PRES­SIONS: BENOY SE­BAS­TIAN

This beau­ti­ful and mes­meris­ing du­plex of Shilpa and Ra­jen­dra Chan­dorkar is con­tem­po­rary, el­e­gant and sim­ple. Says Ra­jen­dra, “Our home is a re­flec­tion of our per­sonal and pro­fes­sional sen­si­bil­i­ties. Be­ing cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als, we wanted our home to be a space where ideas get gen­er­ated and flow seam­lessly out of the beauty and sim­plic­ity of the de­sign.” The en­tire house has a warm and neu­tral colour palate, with func­tional, yet stylish decor that is child-friendly. A spa­cious liv­ing room with dou­ble-height ceil­ings, lux­u­ri­ous so­fas, chic light fix­tures, and a large deck is the fam­ily’s favourite space. While the liv­ing room it­self is warm and invit­ing, the deck is the ul­ti­mate por­trait of love and har­mony. With its pot­ted plants and the sea of green be­yond, this is the go-to space for im­promptu din­ners and ro­man­tic break­fasts.

The Chan­dorkar’s love hav­ing peo­ple over. The din­ing area is the most im­por­tant part of their home. Says Ra­jen­dra, “The din­ing area has been planned as a place where the fam­ily can gather to­gether to share a meal or have a tete-a- tete, as well as a space to en­ter­tain large groups of fam­ily and friends. The low-ly­ing lights above the ta­ble pro­vide

com­fort and so­lace dur­ing heart­felt chats and the wind­ing sculp­ture-like stair­case be­comes a con­ver­sa­tion-starter for the larger au­di­ence.” On the other side of the liv­ing room is an open kitchen - ev­ery home-cook’s dream come true. Since the fam­ily loves to en­ter­tain and have friends over, the open kitchen pro­vides the per­fect am­bi­ence for in­for­mal din­ners as well as long chats. The stylish sofa, the artis­tic vases and the quirky cen­tre piece lends the room an ir­re­sistible charm.

A den to re­lax in a city like Mum­bai might sound im­plau­si­ble, but this is a home where the im­pos­si­ble comes true! There is a com­fort­able den where the fam­ily mem­bers can ei­ther just re­lax, play, re­flect or med­i­tate. Tall win­dows give a glimpse of the acres of green­ery out­side, low-seat­ing so­fas with an abun­dance of cush­ions of­fers com­fort, and the pas­tel hues cre­ate the per­fect am­bi­ence for a fam­ily night.

The Chan­dorkar’s home is well placed within a unique ar­chi­tec­tural style of tri­an­gu­lar tower, which en­sures op­ti­mum us­age of space and gor­geous views from all the sides. The dou­bleglazed glass win­dows pro­vide a con­stant source of nat­u­ral light while min­imis­ing am­bi­ent noise. With huge open spa­ces and a bou­quet of lux­u­ri­ous ameni­ties such as land­scaped gar­dens, a swim­ming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, squash court, fut­sal court, kids play area, the home is a per­fect ad­dress - of­fer­ing con­ve­nience, el­e­gance and an un­par­al­leled liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

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