The House beneath the Karanda tree
The Story behind it.. Since it was easier to get to and from work, a young couple brought a tiny 9 perch plot of land in Kandana . Few months later they brought an old window from an antique shop and decided to build a house a round it , which now they call “home”. This house fitted there life style like a glove: There were plenty of walls on which to hang nattys growing collection of paintings. There was also a plenty of space to store Alston’s books and Antiques. The house is cool and filled with light , and during monsoon showers is transformed into a spectacular view point and on a clam night an ideal place for an intimate moonlit dinner party. It also consists of a more intimate bed- sitter with a walk- in closet to accommodate nattys collection of shoes and dresses . This two storey house is Wrapped around a Dog- leg Staircase and managed to provide a double- height living space which makes it a clam and cosy place to relax after a long day’s work. The over hanging branches from the Karanda tree shelter the house from sun and monsoon rain, while the section encourages cooling drafts , removing the need of Air conditioning . The ceiling hight windows and pillers leading to it are a soothing light blue to evoke the sky, the sun kissed walls are yellow to suggest flashes of sunlight & the indoor door frames are blue – green to draw a lush green feeling into the house. Although relatively small , this jewel of a house functions admirably as a home , as a gallery to house there large collection of paintings and artefacts , as an office and as an entertainment pavilion .⠀Click below to watch the full video walkthrough!