The sprawling farmhouse designed by spaces Architects, Delhi, has a built-up area of 20,000 sq ft on a 2.5 acre site. With a contemporary vocabulary enhanced by attention to detailing, the layout of the structure ensures views of the pool or the lawn from all parts of the house.
Farmhouse is certainly a euphemism for this home. ‘Mansion’ or ‘luxury hotel’ might be more appropriate word to define the design. Enormous rooms and bathrooms, Jacuzzis, sunken bathtubs, steam rooms, a card room and a spa are all par for the course. The geometry of the structure is composed of a cluster of perpendicular blocks, with a zinc- clad protruding cantilevered box over the entrance various architectural compositions present themselves, when viewed from different sides. A ‘fire room’ to house a fireplace for those cold days in Delhi, has a water body on its periphery. This unusual twist combines the dual imagery of fire and water.