Myriad material use for Gurugram house
Photography: Swasti Jain
Gurugram-based ASRO Arcade have designed the Mystique Residence, a residence spread over 7000 sq. ft. blending modern luxury with classic earthiness. A customised perforated matrix with different options is used for the façade, along with an Italian porcelain slab as the architectural skin.
Stone and pop moulding with rose glass is an aesthetically pleasing and popular design, which has been used by the firm. The aforementioned porcelain slab is used for the first-floor box finish, along with natural stone for the cladding along the righthand side. Mild steel c-section for the main gate was combined with concrete-finished high-pressure laminate. Upon entering, the visitor is introduced to stone sculptures on the staircase. A statue of Lord Ganesha against a mirrored background, placed on a high-table in the shape of a W, sits in the foyer.
A brown, black and cream colour palette is followed for the living room. A leather sofa with pillows and throws allow for relaxation, illuminated by a pop-art style chandelier suspended from the wooden planked-ceiling. Concrete and marble wall panelling, a tropical-inspired rug and contemporary artefacts comprise the design palette. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to the balcony outside is the finishing touch.
The second living room on the first floor spells royalty with emerald green and navy blue, along with artefacts on an ornate gold-plated coffee table. Candles in glass holders, a deer printed on a ceramic background, armchairs with French floral upholstery, zebra-patterned rug, a fireplace with a black marble wall and velvet-clad armchairs add luxury.
Marble cabinets, glass display cases and white drawers render storage of space for the kitchen. A long dining table against the double-height wall opens up the space to a skylight and a chandelier. A grey palette with wooden accents is used for the bedroom, with cove lighting and marble flooring. The study is functional and minimalistic, with glass partitions and marble flooring.
The first bedroom on the second floor features marble walls, wooden flooring and the bed with a tufted headboard. The second bedroom has a pre-French Revolution vintage ambience with a cream and sand palette ending with a sleigh-shaped bed frame.