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April 15, 2024

This pretty, sea-facing Goa house opens out to the outdoors and ensures privacy

Pooja Patel

Gurugram-based Studio IAAD, an architecture and interior design firm has designed a beautiful vacation home in North Goa. Called Cove, this G+1 structure is a holiday home for three Delhi-based friends.
The design brief by the clients for this 5,000 sq ft home was to create a private, peaceful sanctuary, something that’s opposite of these friends’ bustling city lives.
The sea-facing home, which has three bedrooms, two living areas, and a family kitchen, is dotted by coconut and almond trees that create a kind of a green ‘border’ around the home.
The site has been lifted by a height of six feet to level it with the arterial road.
The house is crowned with a sloping roof that tilts on its axis. The facade is a mix of concrete and textured tiles that mimics natural stone with hints of wood. This material palette is used to discourage the build-up of moss on the walls, which ensures minimal maintenance.
Photo credit: Bharath Ramamrutham
Optimum glazing is used on the ground floor to ensure privacy. The first floor has larger glazed sections and apertures, which lets ample natural light seep in.
The interioriors are done up with buff monochromatic travertine, splashes of white in various shades, patterned blue-pottery tiles in umber wooden tones. The three industrial restoration hardware, pendants in the dining area cascade across the double-height volume of the dining nook.
The outdoor space is created as an extension of the interior living spaces. Here, the families can spend time amidst greenery, under the open sky and also enjoy the sea view. It is a perfect place for an evening gathering. This space has a jali boundary wall that gives glimpses of the sea. The jali wall can be flexibly adjusted along its vertical axis to ensure privacy.
A rectilinear pool hugs the property’s edge with its rustic gargoyle fountain spouts. The dining area and the bedroom on the ground floor face the beautiful pool.
All the photographs have been shot by Bharath Ramamrutham.
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