A villa that takes you back to the opulent, age-old era of grand architecture, this adaptive reuse project by the multi-disciplinary design studio Urbanscape Architects is one-of-a-kind. The firm is known for its unconventional residential, industrial and mixed-use buildings, lead by a team of architects.
This palatial heritage villa is located in the upscale Civil Lines in New Delhi. Covering an expansive stretch of over 11,500 sq. ft, the site was declared a heritage building by Urban Arts Commission before the renovation
Chief designer Dinesh Panwar, also the Founder of Urbanscape, was entrusted with a task to breathe in a new life into this place, through a combination of timeless and modern-day living ideas.
The entrance walkway on one side is decorated with pergolas, while the other side shows off a serene space to enjoy the waters and an open jacuzzi.
The entire villa has been restored keeping in mind the earthquake resistance standards, all with the help of conservationists, restoration specialists and skilled labour from Surat, Rajasthan and Mumbai.
One of the key highlights of this colonial-style villa is its open-to-sky central courtyard, which features a wooden stairway with glass silhouette and a glass elevator for vertical movement in and around the space.
The main living area resonates grandeur coupled with a sense of comfort and warmth. Every element in the room, from furniture to lights and walls to floor is a spectacle. The sofa sets, armchairs, the leather tufted centre table and other interior accessories are by Ravish Vohra Home that fit the colonial ambience perfectly.
Extending eclectic energy here is a flamboyant arrangement of lighting by Klove studio, which complements the regal look of the room.
A massive, statement mirror with intricate yet imposing framework decorates the wall of one of the entrance doorways, matched with a similar, vintage-patterned set of chairs. The mosaic flooring style idenitified in two stones of statuario and bottochino adds to the vintage charm.