House at Alibaug

A six acre farm with scenic views and lush greenery in Alibaug is the site for this vacation house. It is designed in the organic tradition to harmonize with the unique environment. The site was a delightful combination of rocky slopes, terraced paddy fields and grand old trees. Nature in its myriad beauty was abundant and varied. The house was placed strategically to avoid disturbing this balance and two distinct types of landscape generated. The house has its own low boundary containing the formal garden and stepping down from it is the formal lawn for entertaining on a grand scale. This covers barely 2 acres of the site. Beyond this polished landscape treatment, the approach is to preserve the natural rustic feel authentically. With minimum intervention, a play area and raised gazebo has been created within the woods. Large mango trees are spread all over the site and give a unifying character to it. The seasonal stream was cleaned up and beautified to become a perennially attractive feature.