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Fabricated staircase for Mumbai home

Photography: PHXIndia

Mumbai-based PKD Studio has designed the Sky Villa, which is a penthouse on the 32nd floor that depicts luxury with functionality. It spans 3500 sq. ft. and offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the iconic South Bombay twin towers. On the other hand, a harbor stretches out unobstructed by buildings. Upon entering, one is struck by the blending of outdoor and indoor spaces. Full-height windows on the twelve-and-a-half-ft.-high walls bring in natural sunlight into the design that otherwise uses clean lines, minimalism, and a focus on open spaces.

The free-standing fabricated staircase is a central element strategically positioned towards the far end of the penthouse for uninterrupted views, offering panoramic views. Seamless glass railings became the cornerstone of the design, and the removal of a retaining wall further expanded the views. The double window becomes the backdrop framing the staircase without disturbing the scenery outside. The penthouse is divided into two levels, where the lower level has a spacious living and dining area, children’s bedrooms, and a family room that doubles as a home theatre. A sculpted curved staircase becomes an artistic marvel to maintain the spaciousness outside.

The upper level has a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, an en suite bathroom, and a private terrace. There is a built-in Jacuzzi that invites occupants to unwind while gazing down at the cityscape. The client’s love for African wildlife makes the penthouse feel like a Savannah retreat, such as animal prints and motifs. The wallpaper at the entrance features monkeys, and the family room has a deer-themed wallpaper, along with a horse painting in the living room.

The children’s room designed for twin boys chose warm brown and grey that reflect their changing tastes and personalities, and the daughter’s room uses black to depict her preferences. The puja room is adorned with Pichwai art hailing from Rajasthan, exuding spirituality and grace. Coming to the kitchen, has an English countryside aesthetic that pays tribute to the lady’s passion for collecting and decorating.