In the Lap of Luxury
This luxurious retreat home in the outskirts of New Delhi has been designed and made for a family of three generations. Spread over 3,600 yards of land, it comprises a 3 bedroom guest outhouse, a 4 bedroom self use separate home, and a standalone mini personal spa building with lawns, pools and water bodies. Outdoor cookouts, outdoor movie projection, and well fitted out servant and guard quarters make this a self-sufficient property. Use of weather-resistant materials ensures ease of maintaining the property.
“We never focus on how good the property will look on our day of handover. Our focus is always to manage how beautiful the property will look as it ages.”
Monica Chawla Creative Director, Essentia Environments
“A distinctive feature of this property is the detail in which each element from architecture to final handover has been a consistent, well thought out concept.” Hardesh Chawla Director, Essentia Environments
A super luxury bathroom will mimic the luxury and comfort experienced in a spa; a place to relax and pamper oneself. And this is what we have tried to achieve. There is a thoughtful amalgamation of clean, clutter-free natural lines, offset by use of contrasting materials and their textures. Chic lighting, selective furniture pieces, paintings, sculpture, and stylish accessories add to the luxurious ambience of the place.
The challenge is to develop the character of the bathroom; to make it practical and functional, yet dramatic. In this residence at Kondli, we have brought a feeling of serenity into the space, which is reflected by the ample use of natural stone, wood, wallpaper, glass and a lot of natural daylight. Glass windows, with screens as an option, offer a view of the greenery outside and add to the enjoyment of a bath without hindering the sense of privacy.
We have added drama to the space with vertical gardens, metal jaalis, wall paintings and sculptures. The bathrooms are bright and spacious, with glass walls, glass partitions, and mirrors, while the lighting is a mix of bright and subdued lighting.
A luxury bathroom will of course have the latest products of high-end brands. We have installed the most modern amenities that impart a strong sense of functionality, ease of use and internationals standards of hygiene. The sanitaryware products are from Gessi, Laufam, Kasch, Cartell and Valdama. The natural stones used extensively are Burberry Beige, Statuario, Lady Grey, Botochino Crema, Grey flurry, and Grigio Venzia.
Color combinations of white, grey, natural walnut wood, and a hint of rose gold metal, contrast beautifully with the tones and textures of a variety of materials. For instance, all the walls have been clad either in stones like Bianco Moonface, or pasted with fabric look-a-like washable wallpaper.
The furniture has been curated by Essentia and customised to the last detail with hints of leather, stone, metal, polyester finished wood, distressed glass, swede with detailed workmanship. There are over 72 works of art, sourced and curated by Monica.