Designed for a luxurious yet an earthy feel, this newly
built one of its kind house has pulled out all that is available in the name of
eco living with energy conscious architecture. With large fenestration in the
house, you may maximize natural sunlight wherever possible.
Situated in DLF City, Phase 1, a prime residential location in the heart of Gurugram, this house is a 5-7 mins walk from Sikanderpur metro station, the golf club, DT Mega mall and the renowned MG Road. Well-connected to all the commercial destinations, high end offices and up-scale malls with the upcoming Rapid Metro line, this area defines utmost comfort for the residents.
With a total plot size of 1000 sq yds, facing a beautiful park, the property is designed and constructed by Sanjay Prakash, a renowned environment specialist architect. The house has a floor space of 20,000 sq ft spread over basement, ground, first and second floors. It is primarily ideal for joint families who want to enjoy a large space as well as maintain privacy simultaneously as the house comes with two 500 sq yd plots joint at the hip which can be used independently. The house provides for partition walls (dry walls) that bring modularity and flexibility to the design. These pre designed walls can be removed and put elsewhere in order to change the layout as required by the occupant.
With suitable services for a modern lifestyle, the house features six capacious bedrooms with ensuite bath and large living and dining spaces with uninterrupted pleasant views of the internal courtyard.
The ‘baoli’ experience in the central courtyard is the main design element which attracts maximum natural sunlight and positive energies. It extends to the back gardens which nurture tenured fruit trees like Mango, Jamun (Indian blackberry), Lime, Mulberry, Pomegranate (in place already) and an organic mini garden with vegetables, herbs and condiments. There is diverse variety of flora in more than 300 Rft of planters along with drip irrigation system for planters which uses treated waste water from the house.
Toughened glasses that reduces noise and enables peaceful living throughout the large spaces of the house face outwards to the beautiful views and breezes of this traditional baoli courtyard. The exquisite Terrazzo flooring of the house is a unique combination of Indian traditional and luxurious modern architecture. Uniquely, the house provides for hydro-pneumatic (pressure pump) system for water supply. It has a water reserve of ~2L litres or ~1L litres per house, which converts to 1500 man days of water or 15 people can use the backup for 100 days.
The wide spacious basement lends itself to tremendous flexibility. Extremely versatile in use, it can be used as home office or for hosting events, workshops, congregations, or as your private recreation space. Alternatively, can be used as a gallery to showcase art.
The house has excellent energies for healthy living and has deployed technologies to maximize forces that enhance wellbeing and minimize environmental stress including radiation from electronic devices. The house is designed to visually integrate the public green space outside with the experience inside the house, enhancing the visual appeal and extending the view to the greens. Few remarkable features include In- house rain water collecting system as well as rain water harvesting system, solar water heating, VRV central air-conditioning system, best of class voltage stabilizers, security cameras with internet connectivity.
The house is made on raft foundation making it safe and earthquake proof. Provision for passenger lifts as well as car lifts is given.