Giressh Sett’s family has been doing gold business for generations in the Uduppi district in Karnataka. He was very particular that his brand new house should project the dignity and the unique traditions of his family. It was his wish for a majestic abode which led him to the Darvish Architects who are known for designing quite a few luxury houses that are notable for their chic designs.
This majestic mansion flaunts the classy features of the colonial architectural style. The pillars in double height, open terrace, slanted roof paved with shingles and the dormer windows are all features which highlight the colonial elegance. Though this leading business family sells the yellow metal, they are self confessed admirers of the pristine white. So, they were sure that their dream dwelling should don the charmingly beautiful white hue, both in the exteriors and the interiors. The dreamy interiors are designed in white PU paint finish. The paneling, curios and the ceiling are all done in white.
This palatial mansion is incredibly spacious and sprawls over an area of 8000 sq ft. The interiors are designed in the open theme by avoiding unnecessary walls between spaces. The pillars and roof in double height makes the hall look unbelievably vast and spacious, like a huge play ground. There is a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining hall, pantry and working kitchens, four bedrooms, pooja space, home theater and gym space in this mega house.
The grandeur of the Italian marble paved on the floor in the main areas enhances the classy charm of the interiors. Meanwhile, wooden flooring is done in the bedrooms and vitrified tiles are used in some parts in the upper storey. The interiors, designed on the theme of minimalism, aren’t overcrowded with furniture or other decors.
The custom-made furniture and decor amazingly complement the white colour theme of the house. A single piece of sofa in sunshine yellow adds a perfect contrast here.
The beautiful spiral staircase is as aesthetic as a work of art. The handrails are done in GI tube with PU paint finish. The unique design of the stairway allows the beautiful view of the ground floor from the upper storey.
The amazingly designed bedrooms are spacious and feature attached bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, separate dressing spaces and study areas as well. Each bedroom stands out for its unique features and eye-catching designs. The head board in a bedroom feature luxurious leather cladding while wooden paneling on the ceiling make another bedroom exude charm. The large windows that open to the beautiful nature outside make the bedrooms look extremely pleasant and comfortable.
The kitchen boasts of modern facilities and chic designs. A long corridor leads to the kitchen where an entire wall is lined with cupboards in glossy glass finish. Nano white is paved on the counter top. A quaint breakfast counter completes the modern kitchen.
This house has already become a major landmark in the town of Uduppi. The owner says that many Keralites who are interested to build colonial style mansion often visit this house to have a closer look at its exclusive features.
Location – Uduppi, Karnataka
Area – 8000 SFT
Plot – 15 cents
Owner – Gireesh Sett
Architect – Rekha, Darvish Architects
Mob – 9745848484
Year of completion - 2019