The Jain family had a grandiose architectural vision for their farmhouse, a getaway/second home, in Raipur. Ajay Patil of Prime Facie visualized their dreams and gave shape to this contemporary mansion inspired by Balinese-design. The property, part of a gated Gold course in Bhilai along the banks of river Shivnath, is a symphony in wood and natural stone. The offbeat location of the property to procure materials did not deter the client or the architect to make the drawings into a reality.
Jute on the ceilings, sandstone clad walls with fabulous wooden furniture helped create that effect. The architect brilliantly used the external spaces and elements of light and wind to flow inward, giving the space a sense of the nature. There are several showstopper elements in this house: a 35′ central foyer with a floating bridge, an intricately carved main door, and wooden staircase to name a few.
About the project:
Who lives here: Jain Family
Location: Raipur, Chattisgarh
Year built: 2017
Size: 21100 Sq.Ft.
Designed by: Ar. Ajay Patil, Prime Facie (Instagram- @primefaciedesigns)
Photograph courtesy for the images: Mr. Prashant Bhatt (Instagram -@prashant_bhat_photography)
Budget: Rs. 8000/Sq.Ft.
The main part has a view of golf course. The site location is a little out of the regular supply chain. The house is approached through a long drive. Visual impact of the house is felt much before entering the property site. Once you enter the site via a grand welcoming driveway with patterned landscape and natural stone laying, there is complete east Asian landscape vibe.
The rooms open to vast lawns with adjacent view of the Shivnath River. The Kadappa and yellow sandstone were set in pattern to make the an impacting approach to the house.
This project led us on a discovery of design and we learnt how the passion of a client can motivate, inspire and influence design: we believe homes should be a reflection of the personality of the people who occupy it.
Life they say should be all about living, Thank you Kanikaji for teaching us that.
The Porch is designed with intricately detailed wooden ceiling and exquisite landscaping with water bodies on both sides of the entrance steps. The customized railing design and detailed door panel design gives a sense of focus on the transition space between the outdoors and indoors of the bungalow along with keeping both the elements in the same Design Character.
Garden / Gazebo
One sees a backdrop in the foyer of a swooping floating wooden staircase with brass handrail. The backdrop to the same is a stone clad wall which is washed with a fainting light to enhance it’s beauty.
It was fun taking such simple elements and creating gorgeous highlight space keeping a sense of comfort factor though it is a impressing size and space.
You enter the Living Room at the right of the Entrance Foyer. This is a cozy space following an open layout with 3 zones – Living Area, Dining Area and Bar area, all connected in harmony with each other in terms of design flow as well as user comfort.
Natural wood, fabrics and custom designed furniture. Jute clad ceiling and flowing kight airy curtains.
This space is heart of the Home, with antique art pieces procured from various parts of the world, the Balinese sculptures, Traditional paintings and detailed curated furniture, fabrics and accessories.
The master bedroom design is a very zen like space keeping two tones of blue and brown. The ceiling is again treated with jute keeping in mind the clients’ brief for a soothing Balinese feel.
Lights: Natural handcrafted lights
Paints: Asian Paints
Furnishings: Maison 15
Sofas: Sarita Handa-Delhi, Tahira Das-Mumbai, Krea
Dining table: Sarita Handa
Marble: Elegant Marbles, Mumbai
Rugs: Jaipur Rugs
Furniture in living/family room: Sarita Handa