This house was designed for the matriarch of a leading industrialists family. It is used by the family when they visit the holy city of Haridwar.
The challenge in designing for this one-acre site was that it was long and narrow and the brief was to construct a simple but classy house that gave a sense of space and luxury.Local materials have been used in a creative and colorful manner.
All the rooms are located along a central spine giving a sense of seclusion while allowing for a view of the garden and the courtyard. Every element in the house was designed and personalized right from the lights to the door knobs the robe hooks in the bedrooms.
Featured in 50 Beautiful Houses in India Volume 1
Location: Hrishikesh, India
Area: 18,000 sq. ft.
Year Completed: November 2007
Design Team: Riyaz Himany, Susan Chacko, Sachin Tyagi, Mudassir Ansari