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Goan ambience for Mumbai holiday home

Photography: Yash Jain

Mumbai-based Quirk Studio has designed Villa H, which is a holiday home spanning 2,350 sq. ft. with a Goan flavor. The home is designed for a Mumbai-based family in the textile business and uses natural materials such as wood, stone, cane, rattan, and locally sourced art pieces. The spatial layout accommodates living and dining areas, a kitchen, a dry powder room, and a bedroom on the ground floor. On the first floor, one finds a master bedroom, a guest bedroom, and a terrace with houseplants. The double-height design opens up to the greenery through the verandah along the pool and terrace, with large windows and panelled bringing in natural sunlight and air.

The living room displays the views on three sides and features white walls and river-finished Kota stone flooring. A pair of sofas, a lounge chair, and an ottoman create a comfortable sitting area below the chandelier. Distressed timber furniture adds warmth to the room, and the pedestal-supported dining table and cane-backed chairs bring a vintage charm. Kota flooring bordered with a black tile on the edge follows the staircase and has a printed tile for the riser along with wooden balustrades. Locally sourced jute rugs are used as art pieces on the landing to celebrate the Goan flavor.

The master bedroom has neutral walls and playful mint and green striped tiles, and the space has a dreamy ambiance with minimal furniture. A cast in-situ IPS desk extends to become the bed with bedside shelves, along with wall frames, miniature décor pieces in a recessed arch beside the study, and a green ladder. A walk-in wardrobe is lined with storage units featuring cane sandwiched between glass in the shutters leading to the master bathroom with mint-green tiles and a wooden vanity.

Both the guest bedrooms have neutral walls with cane and clay art pieces, printed flooring a centrally-placed bed. The furniture pieces feature black polished wood complementing the rattan in the bed-back and locally sourced cane baskets. A white door opens to the bathroom with terrazzo flooring and yellow Jaisalmer stone walls. The terrace on the first floor is a weather-proof and minimalist IPS intervention partially shaded with Mangalorean roof tiles. IPS is used to create an L-shaped seating with printed cushions along an IPS bar with cane chairs. The semi-covered verandah has chequered black and white anti-skid tiles for the swimming pool.