An earthy material palette shines inside this modern Gurugram abode designed by Villa Ortiga
Knitting together the individual tastes of each family member, this home by Villa Ortiga, a multi-disciplinary boutique architecture and interior design practice founded by Architectural Designer Sarabjit Singh in 1997, skillfully sets a visual image that gives comfort and repose.
Located in an exclusive villa township by Sobha off the Dwarka Expressway in Sector 109 Gurgaon, the abode is part of similar contemporary villas with a play on projections, pergolas, cutouts, and cladding, and a palette of earthy tones and greys.
This dramatic villa spans over 8000 sq ft across four levels. It features custom finishes, whimsical artworks, and an earthy material palette that incorporates the homeowners’ style, which is uniquely and innovatively interpreted by the studio. Floors stacked one above the other with wall-length windows, balconies, and terraces were the starting point for this interior project.
Bringing in light and nature within without altering the shell is clearly manifested in the treatment of the interiors. The volumes within this home are tied down with its warm palette and recessed ceilings not to overwhelm the residents with its sheer size. Along with a basement and three floors above the ground, this residence has a terrace and a balcony, each on the upper floors. It comprises five bedroom suites, six baths, an intricate Puja room, a home office, an entertainment lounge, Butler’s pantry, terrace garden.
Several lively common spaces, including a formal living space, family lounge and dining areas, are detailed with an artistic flair. The basement comprises the recreational areas, home theatre, bar area and home office while the formal living, double-height dining area, kitchen, family lounge and guest bedroom constitute the ground floor. The other bedrooms, a family recreation area and a prayer room, are tucked into the first and second floors for privacy.
The common areas are divided into a formal living space and a family room/lounge. The formal living area showcases a moment stolen from the past with heritage pieces, vintage framed lithographs and artworks, medallion moulding on the ceiling, and bespoke furniture with curated fabrics and cushions. Designed as a space for relaxation, the family room merges style and comfort with contemporary furnishings and artworks inspired by the architecture of Delhi.
A set of cobalt blue lounge chairs adds a pop of colour. The well-lit, double-height dining area is doused in subtle rust and greens. A large crystal chandelier and oil paintings of a lotus theme bring spiritual dimensions into this space. The kitchen is detailed to enhance functionality and high-gloss and matt finishes in wood, grey and black tones.
The guest bedroom on the ground floor is set in a grey monotone with hints of metallic pink and light-shaded flooring, sticking to a minimalist palette. The colour palette for the soft furnishing and artwork is inspired by the jewels of India. A staircase towards the subsequent floor spills onto the corridor that faces the double-height dining. On one side of the aisle is the master bedroom with a balcony, and the other side accommodates the prayer room and another bedroom. The prayer room is ornate with gold motifs, backlit jalis, hanging bell clusters and deities on white marble steps reminiscent of the ghats of Benares.
The second-floor stairs open into a beautiful terrace garden. This floor has two bedrooms on each side and a chill pad. One of the bedrooms sports arty prints, while the other is finished in veneer with an eclectic mix of stone and contemporary and classical elements. The master bedroom is described by a palette of wood, fluted walls, and pastel hues. The bedroom also features a cosy reading spot by the window.
The kid’s bedroom is doused in shades of blue and inspired by a space and galaxy theme. The use of textures, artworks, sculptures, and finishes enrapture the senses. An earthy palette with a hint of metallic bling via artwork, frames, or inlays within furniture pieces is the defining feature of this home. In addition, tray ceilings with recessed lights enhance the spatiality of the house. This villa is a world unto itself, with a myriad of colours, textures and moods within a sophisticated framework of architectural interior design influenced by art, fashion and the creative world.
Location: Dwarka Expressway, Sector 109 Gurgaon
Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m):8000 sq ft
Photographer: Ankush Maria