The Stepped House’, is a Private Residence in #Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, designed by Design Firm, @studio_lotus. Located at an altitude of 1,850 metres above sea level, this residence lies amidst the amazingly scenic #Niligiri Mountains, that are home to lush green tea & coffee estates & fruit orchards. Spread across 10,000 square feet, this Private Residence, serves as a retreat for now, and an eventual permanent home, later on.
This exquisite Home has large living spaces, a master bedroom, two additional bedrooms, library, kitchen, utility room and other ancillaries, along with an organic garden to provide for ample spill-outs. This amazing residence has also won the IIID Design Excellence Awards 2017, for the best Residential Single Dwelling Category Winner (Zonal Level).
Design Firm, @studio_lotus shares –
A hill retreat that maximises the stunning panoramas of Coonoor, the form of the Stepped House is arrived at from the attempt to make it sit quietly in the context as a response to the contours of the land and through simplicity in architectural expression.
The brief was to build a simple retreat house in the hills with a program of large living areas, a master bedroom, two guest bedrooms, library, kitchen and other utilities besides an organic garden and landscaped outdoors that overlook Coonoor’s blue mountains and lush estates.
The house has a straight-forward, no fuss approach with attention to functional aspects, details and choice of materials. The neutral character of the architectural materials allows for varied pieces of furniture and art to sit effectively over it. There is a strong element of individuality and warmth woven into the spaces with the architectural interaction of the volume and materials. The house offers itself as a canvas for the clients to animate it with their choice of Art, Furniture and Objects.
📷 Credits, @raviasrani