Award-winning, uniquely-designed, two-level, 710 sq. m bungalow built on a 1,297 sq. m plot in serene Moira village, with stunning views of the Moira Church and paddy fields, developed by designer Vikram Goyal.
The colour palette inside the house, whether in the objects or the upholstery, pivots between shades of beaten gold, khaki, brown and black, culminating in a brilliant flourish of camouflage that gives visitors a peek into the owner’s psyche—part trendy, full revolutionary. The courtyard has pillar-shaped fountains that are also laterite; lit up at night, they look like lingams. The extensive use of laterite as ornamentation and as an architectural element is revelatory. There is more stone—Kadappa and Machala—and naked concrete on the ceilings. The surface of the house is rugged. The walls are made of exposed laterite—a local Goan stone that is rust-coloured, like terracotta, and used to its best advantage as it is here, juxtaposed with the dark luxury of the rest of the home.
Architectural Digest India, March 2017