Site: Alibaug village Saral
Area: 10 Acres
Year: 2011

This 2800 SQ.M weekend villa for one of India’s leading business families is built on a 10 acre estate.

The bungalow is built around an existing banyan tree, and is made-up of two wings : one dedicated to the living / dining spaces and the other for bedrooms. They are linked by a covered corridor on one end and flanked by the pool on the other, thus forming a courtyard with the banyan tree as the central communal space.

All the rooms open onto this space through deep verandahs which ensure shade at all times. Water is used as a central element and often determines the design, movement, sound and tranquility. A mini theatre, sunken pool bar, sports room and a playfield allow for extension of leisure activities