Markside Villa is located in a leafy, suburb in Gurugram, very close to the Capital. A large veranda surrounds the ground floor allowing outdoor living with tropical plants and flowers and shades the interior from the summer sun. The upper floor offers as many sea views as possible. The master bedroom and the studio are surrounded by a spacious deck covered with a wooden pergola. Here is where the connection to the sea is made. Privacy to the neighboring houses is provided by planting in the garden and on the deck itself.
From the start, the architecture and the garden design were strongly interconnected. The two elements combine to create the atmosphere of the villa.
The layout of the villa, together with carefully placed windows all around, provides cross ventilation to cool the interior. This creates a comfortable climate, without the need for air conditioning, for most of the year.
Modern furniture, dark wood doors from the original house, and dark wood window frames contrast with the modern, light interior. The design combines economic, off-the-shelf, products with high-end, bespoke items. Colorful artworks and furniture placed in the white interior reflect the colorful bougainvillea placed within the green of the surrounding garden.
This extensive renovation and addition are designed to make the most of its sloping double block and corner site. The existing Victorian rooms are converted into a children’s bedroom and study zone, designed to retain the integrity of the original building. A partially submerged three-story building is added to substantially increase accommodation on the site. The original brickwork on existing external walls was restored to create a rich and authentic backdrop to the new addition.