Ideal Liv­ing

The beau­ti­ful villa of the Sarkari fam­ily is tucked away in the hills, and lo­cated in one of the most peace­ful ar­eas of Lon­avala. It has a lush emer­ald gar­den lined with bloom­ing flora and a mag­nif­i­cent pri­vate pool

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

Lo­cated at Kune­gaon very close to Khan­dala, Er­min and Yas­min Sarkari’s beau­ti­ful two-storey villa is not just a get­away home, but a home

where en­ter­tain­ing friends and the ex­tended fam­ily is a rit­u­al­is­tic norm. The lay­out of the house is a sim­ple ‘L’ shape (that is how the house gets its name) with the sin­gle storey longer arm of the ‘L’ hous­ing the liv­ing, din­ing and the kitchen spa­ces. The liv­ing room is spa­cious and adds a rus­tic and artis­tic charm to the house. The din­ing area houses a clas­sic dinette. The big liv­ing room, which also acts as a large en­ter­tain­ment area fully opens up to the deck, lawn, and swim­ming pool, which can com­fort­ably ac­com­mo­date a gath­er­ing of twenty-five peo­ple.

The two storey shorter arm houses the four be­d­rooms with spa­cious bath­rooms. Ar­chi­tec­turally sim­ple mono­lithic ‘L’ shape with lots of glaz­ing win­dows over­look­ing the lawn and the pool. The rear el­e­va­tion has punc­tures to cre­ate deep set win­dows rather than cha­jjyas. The pri­vate rooms flaunt a charm­ing and com­fort­ing vibe. Er­min says,

“The main con­cept in mind was a very sim­ple plan, but we wanted the liv­ing and the din­ing area to flush/merge with the deck and the gar­den area to form the large party area where you don’t feel you are mov­ing from in­door to out­door.”

The en­tire in­te­rior walls are rough plas­ter. The liv­ing and the din­ing has wooden joist ef­fect. The bed­room ceil­ing has ex­posed con­crete. The floor­ing has vanilla stone through­out the house. All bath­rooms are in stone and has in­ter­spersed mir­rors on walls. The in­te­rior ma­te­ri­als are kept rough and rus­tic to give the ‘out of Mum­bai’ feel. Most of the fur­ni­ture in the villa is cus­tom­made, and the re­main­ing picked up from lo­cal ex­hi­bi­tions. The in­te­rior light­ings are mostly Fabindia fab­ric lamps. All in all the vo­lu­mi­nous and airy liv­ing area along with the four large and spa­cious be­d­rooms makes the EL House a per­fect home for a quick re­treat time and again.

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