Unique houses in India – These amazingly beautiful and unique houses of India will leave you awestruck and no, we are not just talking about Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s Antilia. We all know that Antilia is probably the most expensive residential house in the world and has a very unique design which we covered in a separate article, but there are some other houses too which are unique in their own sweet way. Read on to find out about some of the other unique Indian houses.
Unique houses in India
Khopoli house of Liquid, Maharashtra
- Khopoli house of Liquid, as is clear from the name, is built in Khopoli, Maharashtra. Khopoli area encounters extreme heat during summers as also high precipitation during monsoons.
- The house sits on the edge of a cliff with views of the distant hills.
- This house observes and senses the spectacle of nature and acts as a shade against the sharp tropical sun.
- Various stones have been used in different forms, based on use, wear, grip, texture. The dark saturated black stone gives a cool sense of calm refuge.
- The living and dining area of this house is located in a void between the building’s two wings, enabling this space to be closed off when required. There is a swimming pool on two sides of the house.
- Khopoli house of Liquid is owned by Gaurav and Neha Sethi. It was designed by Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant of Spasm India.
The Mango House, Alibaug
- Located in Alibaug near Mumbai is the ‘Mango House’ spread over an area of 6000 sq.ft.
- The house is surrounded by trees whose branches spill over to the deck. The already present trees became the guiding factors for finalizing the concept and design of the Mango house. These trees demark the boundary of the house from three sides.
- Natural materials including brick, stone, and wood have been used to complement its setting.
- The roof which gets around 35 ft at its highest point covered in red-clay Mangalore tiles slopes towards the front which when viewed creates the illusion of a more contemporary flat surface.
- The house has a provision of semi-private and private spaces for the family.
- The house is designed by Studio PKA.
Unique houses in India
House of three streams, Lonavala
- Father-and-son duo Kamal and Arjun Malik, the owners of the house, designed and built the House of Three Streams in Lonavala as a weekend home.
- The house is spread over an area of around 12,000-square-foot and is built on a ridge overlooking two ravines.
- Due to the hilly topography, the house had to be made in six levels. The network of roofs of different levels is a very striking feature of the house.
- The living rooms of the house extend into a large veranda. Glass windows from floor to ceiling gives a panoramic view of the lake.
- The house is minimally decorated with only selected pieces of antiques and artifacts and all the furniture is also custom-made.
- The swimming pool has been made above the ground to keep guests from the wild like frogs and snakes away which can easily slide in due to the surroundings.
Riparian House, Mumbai
- The Riparian House by BRIO Architecture is located just below the top of a hillock at the foothills of Karjat ghats, near Mumbai.
- The house is spread over an area of 330 sq. meter.
- One can enjoy the views of the Irshalgad hill fortress and sunset while the river winds its way across the fields.
- The kitchen is centrally located with bedrooms at the far end.
- The master bedroom, bathroom, dining, and living area sit along the front. Both the living room and the master bedroom have panoramic views of the river.
- Deck of the living room extends further turning into a large outdoor deck from where one can enjoy views of the surrounding landscape.
- It was designed by Architecture BRIO.
Unique houses in India
Retreat Sahyadris, Maharashtra
- The 195-square-meter building by Khosla Associates situated in Maharashtra is divided into two halves.
- The building holds the bedrooms, open living space, and huge glass doors.
- A combination of different materials and stones has been used. One of the best things is the volcanic basalt stone that clads both exterior and interior walls which was available on the site.
- The house is built as a single level pavilion divided into two different zones with one working as a retreat at night and the other with a panoramic view for spending some great time during the day.
- All the furniture is custom-made while accessories or decorative pieces have been sourced from places like Nasik and Aurangabad.